A TIMELINE of actions are being drawn up by Wem Town Council on how to reduce the town's carbon footprint.

The town council's Climate Change Working Party met earlier this month with Simon Ross from the Marches Energy Trust for specialist advice ahead of Thursday's full council meeting.

At the meeting with Marches Energy Trust, held on July 10, it was agreed the council does not have the expertise or capacity to establish a baseline carbon emission figure and that this work would need to be outsourced.

Once these figures were obtained though, the town council could develop a strategy to reduce emissions in line with its aspirations in the April 2019 climate change motion in time for the October meeting.

Mr Ross said this was something Marches Energy Trust could help with and proposals will be discussed at this week's meeting.

Some notable planning applications are also up for discussion, most significantly the construction of two blocks of residential care homes in Mill Street.

The application, which is being resubmitted after amendments were made, consists of two buildings comprising of 50 units with communal facilities, a car park and associated diversions of public right of way.

Councillors will also consider last month's application of floodlight installation at Wem Tennis Club.

At the previous meeting councillors provisionally gave the go ahead for the construction, once it was understood how the lights might effect surrounding properties.

Other items on the agenda include the monthly financial statement and the minutes from recent liaison group meetings including Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre and Wem Town Hall.

Members of the public will also have a chance to speak at the beginning of the meeting, which will be held in the Roden Suite of Edinburgh House at 7pm.