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Agenda of Nantwich Town Council Meeting

Thursday 10th March 2022, 6.30pm, Peggy Killick Suite, Nantwich Civic Hall

1.  PUBLIC FORUM

1.1. To receive a report from Police representatives and discuss policing issues in the town.

1.2. To receive representations from members of the public.

1.3. To receive any representations from the public on planning applications.

1.4. To receive any questions submitted in advance in writing.

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

3. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda in accordance with the Council’s adopted Code of Conduct.

4. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

4.1. To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 10th February 2022. (attached)

4.2. To receive and note the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Committee held on 3rd March 2022 and to accept and approve the recommendations contained within the minutes (to follow).

5. MAYOR’S REPORT

To receive a list of the Mayor’s engagements and to receive any announcements by the Mayor.

6. PLANNING CONTROL

Applications for Planning Permission – notification of planning applications by Cheshire East Council upon which comments are to be made (see list attached).  The applications will be displayed at the meeting for inspection.

7. INVESTMENT STRATEGY AND RESERVES POLICY REVIEW

To review the effectiveness of the current Investment Strategy and Reserve Policy as required before the end of the Financial Year.

8. LOCAL COUNCIL AWARD SCHEME

To pass a resolution that all the documentation and information is in place for the Local Council Award Scheme – The Quality Gold Award application.  If approved the       application will be submitted to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) by the deadline of 6 May 2022. (details attached)

9. CLIMATE CHANGE WORKING GROUP TERMS OF REFERENCE

To approve the Terms of Reference for the new Climate Change working group (details attached).

10. REMOTE/HYBRID MEETINGS

The SLCC are seeking support from the Town and Parish Council sector in lobbying to allow councils in England to have the choice to meet remotely.  The SLCC are asking   councils to considerer passing the following motion and writing to the Secretary of State to show support:

‘This Council supports the petition launched by ADSO and LLC on 5 January with regard to remote and hybrid meetings.  We agree to write to the Secretary of State for     Levelling UP, Housing and Communities calling on the Government to change the law to allow councils the flexibility to hold such meetings when they deem appropriate             within agreed rules and procedures.’

11. CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY

Cheshire Constabulary is asking for the public’s feedback on plans to have helpdesks at five police stations across the county.  Currently there are 16 helpdesks which have varying opening hours over five to seven days a week, but many are seldom used.  Further information is available on the Constabulary Website.  The closing date for responses is 27 March 2022.

12. CCTV QUARTER 3 REPORT

To receive and note the Quarter 3 Report from Cheshire East Council on the provision of CCTV around the town.

13. BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND

A review of parliamentary constituencies is taking place to ensure each one has roughly the same number of electors. As part of this process, the number of constituencies in England will increase to 543 under the proposals. The Commission is required by law to make sure that each constituency in England has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, excluding two ‘protected’ constituencies for the Isle of Wight.

A first consultation took place from June to August last year.  From 22 February to 4 April 2022, the Boundary Commission is holding a six-week secondary consultation on their initial proposals, and they want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to provide their views.  Further details are available on the boundary review website.

14. GRANT APPLICATIONS

To consider the attached grant applications.

15. BOROUGH COUNCILLORS REPORTS

To receive reports from Cheshire East Borough Councillors.

16. REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES

Members representing the Council on outside bodies or organisations are asked to report on matters of interest.

Minutes

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