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Agenda for the Full Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 19.30hrs

Posted on 15th December, 2021 in Agendas – Town Council

A meeting of the Town Council will be held on Tuesday 21 December 2021 in the Council
Chamber, Council Office, North Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DG starting at 19:30 hrs.

Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. However, due to ongoing
Covid-19 concerns and a duty to protect all attendees, there will be a limited number of
members of the public able to attend. If you wish to attend, please let Ilminster Town Clerk
know either by email town.council@ilminster.gov.uk or phone the office on 01460 52149 by
3pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021. Officers of the council will advise whether capacity

If members of the public have any questions on matters that are on the agenda, then, if
possible, please notify the Council Office before the day of meeting which item you would like
to speak about.

This meeting has been advertised as a public meeting and as such could be filmed or
recorded by broadcasters, the media, or members of the public. Please be aware that whilst
every effort is taken to ensure that members of the public are not filmed, we cannot
guarantee this, especially if you are speaking or taking an active role.

The business to be transacted at the meeting is outlined on the Agenda below. Any reports
listed as “to follow” will be made available as soon as possible, and in any event at least 30
minutes before the start of the meeting.


1. Public Forum

Fifteen minutes will be made available for public comment and response in relation to
items on this agenda. Individuals will be permitted a maximum of three minutes each to
address the committee

2. Apologies for Absence

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

3. District and County Councillor Reports

4. 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

Members are reminded that if they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) (on their
register of interest or otherwise) relating to any item on the agenda they are prevented
from participating in any discussion or voting on that matter at the meeting as to do so
would amount to a criminal offence. Similarly, if you are or become aware of a DPI in a
matter under consideration at this meeting which is not on your register of interests or
is in the process of being added to your register you must disclose such interest at this
meeting, leave and not Vote on the item and register the DPI within 28 days. Similarly,
other Personal Interests should be declared at this meeting.

5. Dispensations

To NOTE the grant of dispensations made by the Town Clerk in relation to the business
of this meeting

6. Minutes – Town Council

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2021 as a correct record

7. Minutes – Planning, Highways & Transport

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2021 and note the
committee’s comments made on planning applications therein

8. Minutes – Open Spaces

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2021 and note the
committee’s comments

9. Minutes – Council Offices Working Group

To note the minutes of the Council Offices Working Group meeting held on 2 December

10. Budget for 2022-23

Members to consider the draft budget for financial year 2022/2023

11. Financial Monitoring

Members to receive and note the contents of the Finance report

12. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Memorial Clock

Members to consider supporting the Rotary Club installing a clock in the town

13. Cemetery – Grass-cutting Contract

Members to consider whether to go to tender or bring it back in-house

14. Future of Local Government in Somerset

Members to receive updates and consider how they see Ilminster post Somerset

15. Exempt Business

To move that under Section 1, Paragraph 2 of The Public Bodies (Admission to
Meetings) Act 1960, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for this item of
business in view of the likely disclosure of confidential matters about information relating
to an individual, and information relating to the financial or business affairs of any
particular person, within the meaning of paragraphs 1 and 8 of schedule 12A to the Local
Government Act 1972 (see Section 1 and Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Local Government
(Access to Information) Act 1985), as amended by the Local Government (Access to
Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

THIS MEETING AS OBSERVERS Under the Openness of Local Government
Bodies Regulations 2014, any members of the public are now allowed to take
photographs, film and audio record the proceedings and report on all public
meetings (including on social media). No prior notification is needed but it would
be helpful to let the office know of any plans to film or record so that any
necessary arrangements can be made to provide reasonable facilities to report
on meetings. This permission does not extend to private meetings or parts of
meetings which are not open to the public. All recording and photography
equipment should be taken away if a public meeting moves into a session which
is not open to the public.

If you are recording the meeting, you are asked to act in a reasonable manner
and not disrupt the conduct of meetings for example by using intrusive lighting,
flash photography or asking people to repeat statements for the benefit of the
recording. You may not make an oral commentary during the meeting. The
Chairman has the power to control public recording and/or reporting so it does
not disrupt the meeting. Members of the public exercising their right to speak
during Public Question Time may be recorded. Copies of this document are
available in large print on request

Please click here to download a copy of the agenda

Ag 3 County councillor report Nov. 2021

Ag 6 Draft Minutes Full Council 30.11.21

Ag 7 Draft minutes PHT 7.12.21

Ag 8 Draft minutes OS meeting 7.12.21

Agenda item 10 Budget setting

App 10A Project listing

APP 10B Budget Inflation

App 10C Precept Comparison

Appendix 10D 10 Budget proposal

Ag 11 Finance Report

APP 11a Income and expenditure

Ag 12 Memorial Clock

APP 12a Proposed Clock

Ag 13 Cemetery grasscutting contract



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