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Meeting Date: 
Monday, 25 March, 2019 - 18:00

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Riggs Hall
The Library
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AS

To All Members of the Council

Dear Councillors

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of the Shrewsbury Town Council scheduled to take place on Monday 25 March 2019 at 6pm in room SGH019 at the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, in order to transact the following business

Helen Ball
Town Clerk

Meeting Agenda Items

# Item
 

1

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE OF CONDUCT

 

3

MINUTES OF COUNCIL

To approve the Minutes of the Town Council Meetings held on 21 January & 12 February 2019.

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File Agenda 03 19.02.12 Full Council Minutes.docx28.33 KB
 

4

MATTERS ARISING

 

5

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(i)    To receive details of the Mayor & Deputy Mayor’s recent engagements

    a)  February 2019

    b)  March 2019

 

(ii)   To receive any announcements from the Mayor and Town Clerk

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Microsoft Office document icon Agenda 5i Engagements 01.02.19 to 28.02.19.doc82.5 KB
Microsoft Office document icon Agenda 5i Engagements 01.03.19 to 31.03.19.doc108 KB
 

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PUBLIC QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

To consider the following questions from Members of the Public, notice of which has been given in accordance with the Town Council’s Standing Orders.

 

(i)  Question from Chris Raine:

 

"What is the outcome of the action agreed in the Town Council Minute 47/18 with reference to New Street, Porthill and what are the next steps to secure the implementation of the preferred option in the 2017 Feasibility scheme to improve pedestrian safety in New Street? 
 

The Town Council has already agreed a 20mph policy for the town.  Will they urge Shropshire Council to extend their current plan for the 20mph speed limit implementation in the `Loop` and over the Welsh Bridge to include in the Frankwell roundabout, New Street up to Pengwern Road junction, Copthorne Road up to the Bricklayers Arms and the Mount up to Barrack Lane and the connecting roads?  Is the 20mph speed limit part of the latest stages on the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Strategy?

 

The Frankwell Roundabout and the Theatre Severn are part of the nightime and visitor economy in Shrewsbury.  Frankwell is also the gateway into the town from the West and Wales. Extending the 20mph zone to these areas would make a strong statement to drivers that they are expected to slow down and drive accordingly through the town centre.  It would also bring benefits to residents, local business and visitors accessing the Quarry and town centre over the Porthill pedestrian Bridge with improvements to pedestrian safety."

 

(ii)  Question from Adam Shipp:

 

"The people here today are hoping to witness the Town Council declare a Climate Emergency. They are also here to hold their local councillors to account - as Sir David Attenborough recently stated “Leaders of the World, you must lead” - finally, we are here to offer you help, amongst us are individuals whose skills will be invaluable to you in reaching Carbon neutrality.
 

So my question to you all is - will you declare a Climate Emergency for the sake of our children and our grandchildren, will you ensure that these are not hollow words, but backed up with actions and lastly will you accept our offer of help to achieve the goals of the motion?”.

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PDF icon Agenda 6 - Sites of Community Concerns locations.pdf1.88 MB
 

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QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

To receive any questions from Members, notice of which has been given in accordance with the Town Council’s Standing Orders.

 

8

MOTIONS

 

To consider the following motions:
 

(i)  CLIMATE EMERGENCY (Councillor Mosley)

 

 

This Council notes that the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in October 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities and others.

 

As well as increasing temperatures and more extreme weather, human activities are also having a massive impact on nature. The worldwide population of mammals, birds, fish and aquatic creatures, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent, since 1970. Current rates of species extinction are 100- to 1,000-times higher than the ‘standard rate’ of extinction. There are also huge health impacts associated with fossil fuels, for example, air pollution causes 40,000 excess deaths every year in the UK and reduces average life span globally by 2 years.

 

To reduce the chance of runaway global warming and limit the effects of climate breakdown, it is imperative that, as a species, we reduce our CO2eq (carbon equivalent) emissions from their current 6.5 tonnes per person per year to less than 2 tonnes as soon as possible. Individuals cannot be expected to make this reduction on their own. Society needs to change its laws, taxation, infrastructure etc., to make low carbon living easier and the new norm. The good news is there are many social, environmental and economic benefits in doing so.

 

We welcome action by London, Bristol and other City Councils around the world to declare and commit resources to tackling a ‘Climate Emergency’.  We also welcome actions by other Town and Borough Councils such as Scarborough, Frome and Stroud and more locally Machynlleth and Oswestry to pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

 

We therefore resolve that Shrewsbury Town Council:-  

      1) Supports the Declaration of a Climate Emergency

      2) Pledges to make the Council carbon neutral by 2030

      3) Calls on Westminster to provide powers and resources to make this possible

      4) Signs up to the Covenant of Mayors

      5) Requests that the Finance and General Purposes Committee develops a detailed Action Plan in pursuit of the above objectives and reports back within 6 months.

 

(ii)  BIG TOWN WALK (Councillor Dean)

 

We welcome the developing scheme for ‘Big Town Walks’ with a launch event on Saturday May 18th. We hope that this initiative will encourage residents to enjoy the many green spaces around the town. We hope that participation in this scheme helps to highlight areas where our green infrastructure and connectivity would benefit from improvements, to realise some of the objectives of the Big Town Plan.

We encourage members to allocate a proportion of their unspent personal fund allocations to support the production of high quality materials to promote the routes and guide walkers. 

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CARE LEAVER COVENANT (Councillor Mosley)

To consider signing up to the Care Leaver Covenant

 

https://mycovenant.org.uk/

 

10

FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE – (MINUTES ENCLOSED)

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee Meetings held on:

 

    (i)  04 February 2019

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RECREATION & LEISURE COMMITTEE – (MINUTES ENCLOSED)

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Recreation & Leisure Committee Meeting held on:

 

    (i)  13 February 2019

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PLANNING COMMITTEE – (MINUTES ENCLOSED)

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meetings held on:

 

    (i)    29 January 2019

    (ii)   19 February 2019

    (iii)  12 March 2019

    (iv)  To approve the redaction of personal data on the Minutes of the 9th October under GDPR

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Microsoft Office document icon Agenda 12ii Planning_Minutes 19.02.19.doc159 KB
PDF icon Agenda 12 (iii) - Planning Minutes 12.03.19.pdf280.01 KB
 

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YOUTH COMMITTEE – (MINUTES ENCLOSED)

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Youth Committee Meeting held on:

 

    (i)  23 January 2019

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GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE – (MINUTES ENCLOSED)

To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Grievance Committee Meeting held on:

 

    (i)  14 January 2019

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FUTURE HIGH STREET FUND

To note that the bid to the Future High Street Fund has been submitted.

 

16

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

To consider exclusion of the Press & Public on the grounds that the consideration of the following items may involve the likely disclosure of confidential information (s1(2) Public Bodies (Admission of Meetings) Act 1960).

 

17

BARGE GUTTER

To proceed with the purchase of Barge Gutter in line with the offer agreed by Finance & General Purpose Committee on 30 July 2018.

 

18

WEIR HILL OPEN SPACE

To consider the request from developers to adopt open space at Weir Hill.  Members should note the Town Council’s current Adoption Policy.
 

https://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/finance/policies-standing-orders-financial-regulations

 

19

GREENFIELDS RECREATION GROUND

To receive an update on the recent legal action in relation to land adjacent to Greenfields Recreation Ground.

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