Agenda of Nantwich Town Council Meeting

Thursday 10th September 2020

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.  A request has been received from a resident asking for progress on the Barony Park improvements and the travelling community.

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 16th July 2020. (attached)

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.       APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND PANELS FOR 2019/20 

To confirm the appointment of the following Committees and appoint Members to Committees and Panels of the Council.

The Town Council is asked to RESOLVE that Members are appointed to the various Committees and Panels of the Council as recommended below.

NB – The Mayor of the Council sits ex-officio on all Panels and Committees.

(a) Policy Committee – 7 members

Councillors Peter Groves (Chair), Penny Butterill (Vice Chair), Carole Thomas, David Marren, Andrew Martin, Phil Staley and John Statham

(b)  Finance Committee – 7 Members.

David Marren (Chair), John Statham (Vice Chair), Arthur Moran, Stuart Bostock, Stephanie Wedgwood, David Greaves and Phil Staley.

(c) Staffing Committee – 6 Members

Councillors Arthur Moran (Chair), Andrew Martin (Vice Chair), Stuart Bostock, Carole Thomas, Peter Groves and David Greaves.

(d) Tenders Sub-Committee – 3 Members

The Mayor and Chairs of Policy and Finance

8.       APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES

To appoint Members as the Council’s representatives on various bodies.  Representatives generally hold a ‘watching brief’ and are expected to report to Council      any issues of significance.

(a) Nantwich Partnership

Councillors Thomas and Staley

NB – Councillors who are also Cheshire East Councillors for Nantwich Wards are invited to Partnership meetings in that capacity i.e. Councillors Butterill, Groves, Martin and Moran.

(b) Nantwich in Bloom Committee

Councillors Bostock and Wedgwood

(c) Nantwich Museum Trust

Councillors Kirkham and vacancy

(d) Allotments Panel

Councillors Bostock and Marren.

(e) Nantwich Civic Society

Councillor Thomas and vacancy

(f) Nantwich Senior Citizens Committee

Councillor Moran and a vacancy.

(g) Trustees of Nantwich Consolidated Charities.

Councillors Kirkham and Councillor Moran.

(h) Litter Volunteer group

Councillor Greaves and vacancy

(i) Nantwich Food Festival Committee

Councillors Bostock and Statham

9.       AUTHORISATION OF CHEQUES AND OTHER FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION

(a) Any two Members on each cheque, on the Royal Bank of Scotland Treasurer’s and Direct Reserve Account: –

Authorised Signatories – Councillors Butterill, Marren and Moran on the Royal Bank of Scotland current (Treasurer’s) account and, where necessary, the Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Reserve account.

(b) Mayor’s (or Chairman’s) Charity Fund Account Royal Bank of Scotland

Authorised Signatories – Any two of the three Councillors named above.

(c) Nantwich Town Council Trading Account Royal Bank of Scotland

Authorised Signatories – Any two of the three Councillors named above plus the Town Clerk.

(d) Authorisation for the direct debits as detailed in the attached document

The Council is asked to RESOLVE that any two of the [named] three signatories plus the Town Clerk be authorised to operate and sign documents and cheques in regard to the Royal Bank of Scotland Nantwich Town Council current (Treasurer’s) account and, where necessary, the Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Reserve account the Royal Bank of Scotland Town Council Charity Fund account. the Royal Bank of Scotland Nantwich Town Council Trading Account the Skipton Building Society account the CCLA Public           Sector Property Fund and Local Authorities’ Property Fund.

10.     THERAPY/COMMUNITY GARDEN

To consider the attached report detailing proposals for the support by the Town Council for the development of a Therapy/Community Garden with key partners.

11.     INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

To receive a report on income and expenditure to date.

12.     ALLOTMENT TENANCY AGREEMENT

To consider the attached report containing amendments to the allotments tenancy agreement in line with previous approval of changes to rules and regulations.

13.     ACCOUNTS AND PAYMENTS

To approve the attached schedule showing accounts processed for payment since the last meeting, noting that payments are made in accordance with the previous resolution of the Town Council to use the General Power of Competence.

14.     BOROUGH COUNCILLORS REPORTS

To receive reports from Cheshire East Borough Councillors.

15.     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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