SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
To All Members of the Council
You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of the Shrewsbury Town Council scheduled to take place at Council Chamber, Shirehall on Monday 14 November 2022 at 6pm, in order to transact the following business
Meeting Agenda Items
1WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR
3APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
4DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE OF CONDUCT
5MINUTES OF COUNCIL
To approve the Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on 5 September & 4 October 2022.
(i) To receive any announcements from the Mayor & Deputy Mayor’s recent engagements
(ii) To receive any announcements from the Mayor and Town Clerk
To receive any public questions from Members of the Public, notice of which has been given in accordance with the Town Council’s Standing Orders.
9QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
To receive any public questions from Members, notice of which has been given in accordance with the Town Council’s Standing Orders.
Dana Footpath – Presented by Councillor Mosley
“The Town Council came into existence in 2009 and ever since then we have sought to find a solution to address the problem of accessibility along the path from the Dana around the Castle Wall to Castle Street. Currently users are confronted by 19 steep stone steps which prevent the use the path for many people with mobility difficulties, cyclists, buggy pushers, etc. The steps are also dangerous in icy conditions. Hence many are forced to use the busy, unpleasant and heavily polluted route under the railway bridge.
A number of years ago the Town Council allocated £50k for a project to cover the cost of the works needed to breach part of the castle wall near the top pf the steps onto the outer bailey so as create a pathway through the forecourt gardens onto Castle Street.
In partnership with Shropshire Council plans for an attractive, more or less flat path were drawn up. These plans are entirely in keeping with siting within a designated ancient monument. Not only would the scheme give improved access for all but it would generally promote active travel, support the ambitions of the Big Town Plan and encourage more people to enjoy the wonderful gardens and the hidden jewels of the Castle itself.
Furthermore, we believe that there is very significant support from residents for our proposals which would also add to Shrewsbury’s attraction for visitors.
Over the years Members and Officers of both authorities have worked very hard to seek to put the plans in place. However, the landowners, Shropshire Horticultural Society, are resolutely standing in the way of progress and we continue to be thwarted by their reluctance to address this much needed development.
The Council therefore resolves:
1. To formally express its disappointment and growing dissatisfaction at the intransigence of the Shropshire Horticultural Society in refusing to allow a much needed facility to enhance the movement options of our residents and visitors.
2. To call on the Horticultural Society to approve current proposals as a matter of urgency.”
11FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting held on 26 September 2022.
12RECREATION & LEISURE COMMITTEE
To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Recreation & Leisure Committee Meeting held on:
(i) 7 September 2022
(ii) 9 November 2022.
To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meetings held on:
(i) 27 September 2022
(ii) 11 October 2022
(iii) 1 November 2022
14CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE
To receive and adopt the minutes of the Climate Change Committee Meeting held on 27 October 2022.
To receive and adopt the Minutes of the recent Working Group Meetings held on:
(i) Joint Consultative Committee – 5 October 2022, chaired by Councillor Mosley
(ii) Health & Wellbeing Hub Working Group – 29 September 2022, chaired by Councillor Halliday