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Agenda for Open Spaces Committee Meeting Held on 28 January 2020

Posted on 23rd January, 2020 in Agendas - Open Spaces

22 January 2020

A meeting of the OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE will take place on Tuesday 28 January 2020 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, North Street, Ilminster at 19:30hrs

The public are welcome to attend this meeting. Members of the public are invited to ask questions or raise issues relevant to the work of the Council. The overall time available for this session is restricted to 15 minutes unless the Chair decides otherwise. Individual speakers are restricted to 3 minutes and are asked not to repeat points that have been made previously. It is helpful if potential contributors can make themselves known to the Town Clerk before the meeting so that the session can be programmed effectively.

Public participation is not part of the formal meeting of the Council however a note will be made of matters raised and recorded at the start of the minutes of the meeting.

The Agenda for the meeting is given below. Please contact the Town Council Office if you would like a copy of any of the reports.

Joy Norris

Town Clerk


  1. Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Councillors unable to attend the meeting.


  1. Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Councillors and Officers of interests in respect of matters to be considered at this meeting, together with an appropriate statement regarding the nature of the interest.


  1. Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2020 as a correct record.

(To follow)


  1. Action Plan

To consider the office Action Plan relating to the Open Spaces Committee.  (To follow)


  1. Police Report

This agenda item provides an opportunity for the Police to report on any matters relevant to policing in Ilminster.

  1. Financial Monitoring

To receive information about the Open Spaces Committee income, expenditure and commitments, compared to the 2019/20 budget (To follow)


  1. Grounds Team Report

To receive a report on recent Grounds Team work.


  1. Flags on Open Spaces Building
    To discuss whether to allow flags to be flown from the Open Spaces building on specific occasions.


  1. Metal Detecting

To review current Metal Detecting policy and consider whether any amendments are required (To follow)


  1. Wharf Lane Rec – Water Bottle Refill Station

To consider the installation of a Water Refill Station on Wharf Lane Recreation ground.

  1. Buggy Replacement

To consider the replacement of the Open Spaces buggy.


 Open Spaces Committee: Councillors M Gunn, V Higgins, S Shepherd,
R Swann, F White & L Wilcock

Click here to download copy of the Agenda for the Open Spaces Meeting on the 28.01.20

Click here to download Agenda Item 3-Minutes of Meeting held on 12.11.19

Click here to download Agenda Item 4-OS Action List 28.01.20 JN V48

Click here to download Agenda Item 7-January Open Spaces Report

Click here to download Agenda Item 9-Metal Detecting Policy Review

Click here to download Agenda Item 10 -Bottle Refill Station

Click here to download Agenda Item 11-Buggy report


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