ELLESMERE Town Council will host its monthly meeting on Monday.

There are various items on the agenda up for discussion, from planning applications to climate change.

First councillors will hear about grant dispensations, where the town clerk, Joanne Butterworth, will report on any requests or successful grant applications.

Then members of the public will be able to take part in the public participation session.

Following that, a report of police matters in Ellesmere since the last meeting will be read out to councillors and also a Shropshire Council report from Councillor Ann Hartley.

Councillors will then hear the minutes from October's Town Council meeting, and also minutes from the Planning and Infrastructure, and Finance, Asset and Resources Committee meetings before hearing about the mayor and mayoress' monthly engagements for the previous month.

There will then be a discussion about the newly-formed Youth Engagement Programme and how mayor Cllr Paul Goulbourne and new councillor, Alison Devismes, have got on with the first youth engagement sessions around Ellesmere.

Followed by a report from the clerk about her attendance at Wem Town Council's public climate change meeting and the arranging of a Task and Finish group meeting for this month, and then councillors will be asked to consider planting a tree in the town to mark the National Tree Charter Day on November 30.

They will then be asked to consider the final Birch Road Recreation Area Management Plan produced by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with the clerk, and Cllrs Ryan Hartley, Paul Goulbourne and Geoff Elner.

Volunteers will be requested to help with the Christmas light switch on for the Winter Festival and the committee will receive information on road closures for the event.

Following this, correspondence sent to the council since the last meeting will be read out.

The planning application for 31, Cross Street for the change of use of the external areas, basement and ground floor from residential use to a restaurant is to be granted and any other applications made since the agenda was sent out will also be discussed.

Councillors will then discuss finance and contracts, before members of the public and the press will be asked to leave the room for the committee to continute their meeting.