COUNCILLORS in Wem will be asked to consider applications for new members to join the town council at its monthly meeting on Thursday.

There are two spaces available for co-option and with applications already submitted, the council will formally review them and vote at the meeting, which will take place on Zoom.

There are no details given about the applicants.

The meeting, which starts at 7pm, will begin with Allan Wilson, chairman of Shropshire Carbon Action Partnership, giving a presentation on the work of the partnership, which was established to give a county-wide response to the Climate Change crisis.

Wem's Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has also submitted a report into recent activity, and that will be read out to councillors.

The report, compiled by PC Liam Heathcote, highlights a number of issues solved within the Wem area, such as an increase in arrests of drink-drivers and those driving without insurance.

PC Heathcote also said that two people were arrested where drugs were found and seized in the Cordwell Park area.

Planning matters up for discussion are two tree preservation orders – one in High Street and one in Mill Street – plus an application to install two solar tubes to a south-facing roof at The Garden House, 3 Grove End Court, High Street, Wem.

Councillors will also consider a report from Wem resident Mark Hoffman asking for poppies to be attached to lampposts for Remembrance Day in 2021.

The reports has set out the areas where they could potentially be distributed as well as costs.

There will be four pieces of correspondence to consider: Environmental Maintenance Grant – to consider applying; Lord Lieutenants Garden Party on June 8, 2021 and to consider nominating an attendee; The High Sheriff of Shropshire’s Outstanding Young Citizen Awards 2021 and Wem Town Council & Pension Divestment.

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The Meeting ID is 861 5376 0660 or for one tap mobile dial by your location 0131 460 1196 United Kingdom.