WHITCHURCH Town Council will tomorrow receive nominations to co-opt a councillor at its full meeting.

After a former Mayor, Councillor Rob Hewson, was co-opted on to the council at its October meeting, the resignation through ill health of Graham Stockton has left open another vacancy, and there was no call for an election.

Councillors will also hear about future medical provision in the town, after Claypit Street Medical Centre opened its doors this month.

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group recently debated the future of healthcare in the town, which faces a strain because of a number of housing developments set to be built.

Shropshire Council will provide an update on the upcoming 2017 elections, while members will discuss the consultation process for plans to remove phone boxes in the county.

In the private session, which excludes press and public, councillors will confirm confidential minutes from October 20. 

They will also discuss certain, undisclosed staff salaries and bringing them in line with national pay guidelines.

Repairs to a play area in Gambrill Avenue will be discussed, as well as a request from Whitchurch’s youth club – Centre North East – to pay for its television licence.

Members will receive correspondence about the notification of a Designation Application for the war memorial, the Whitchurch Cemetery Board precept and Whitchurch Relief in Need charity.

There are five outstanding full council resolutions, including the Civic Centre freehold, the Skateboard Park, training for the Finance and Resources Committee, increased town centre signage, plus the letting of the Heritage Centre craft units.

There will be updates on the 2017/18 budget.

Shropshire councillors will provide an update on county issues, and Whitchurch councillors will report on their involvement with outside organisations.

Other agenda items include updates on bank charges, filling remaining council committees and receiving month seven accounts.

The meeting starts at 7.15pm in the Civic Centre.