THE plan on how Ellesmere Town Hall will be safely reopened after the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions will be discussed at its monthly council meeting.

Councillors will be asked to approve a pre-established plan at the virtual meeting held on Tuesday – instead of Easter Monday – from 7.15pm.

They will also be asked to consider whether to offer the premises as a community policing post at the meeting while the return of face-to-face meetings will also come under scrutiny as the the legislation allowing for virtual reaches its end.

The meeting, which will be held over Zoom, has a packed agenda, with councillors asked to add their views regarding the proposed development of 99 dwellings and associated access for Canal Way.

Planning decisions already made by Shropshire Council will also be noted, including the refusal of permission for land to the west of Grange Road to be used for business use.

Councillors will also approve the risk assessment for the proposed Ellesmere Town Council Volunteers group, which will lead on litter picking and tidying around the town.

The project has received plenty of packing in previous meetings, but all support was condition to the right risk assessment being in place.

In other items up for discussion, councillors will be asked to agree on whether they should give the 2021 Ellesmere Freeman/Freewoman titles to those nominated for 2020.

Reports on the Ellesmere Boatyard Project, the Community Vision Plan and The Mere Advisory Board will all be received and noted.

There is one item in private session, which excludes press and public, where councillors will seek to confirm whether an unnamed confidential business report is true and accurate.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting online can email Ellesmere town clerk Jo Butterworth for the access code at