The next full meeting of Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council will be on Wednesday 28th February, 7pm at the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, B73 6AB.
Agenda includes a motion submitted by Cllr Janet Cairns in response to the proposed closure of Sutton Coldfield Police Station.
Before the meeting there will be a public session to enable the people of Royal Sutton Coldfield to ask questions of, and make comments, regarding the Town Council. Questions not answered at this meeting will be answered in writing to the person asking the question, or may appear as an agenda item for the next meeting. Members of the public are asked to identify themselves and to restrict their comments, and/or questions to three minutes.
133 Apologies For Absence
Members to receive apologies for absence.
134 Mayor’s Announcements
The Mayor will give a short verbal update on his activities and engagements since the last meeting.
135 Declarations of Interest
Members to declare any interests they may have in agenda items that accord with the requirements of the Town Council’s Code of Conduct. (NB this does not preclude any later declarations).
136 Minutes of the Last Meeting
To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 (See below).
137 Matters Arising
138 Minutes of Committees
Council to receive the minutes and approve the recommendations from the committees.
a) Planning and Highways held on 6th February 2018 (See below).
b) Finance and General Purposes held on 15th February 2018 (See below).
139 WALC Annual Briefing Day
Council to consider nominating representatives of the Town Council to attend the WALC Annual Briefing Day on Saturday 3rd March 2018 (programme).
140 Notice of Motion
Submitted by Cllr J Cairns 18th February 2018.
“This Council is extremely concerned that the West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) is proposing to close Sutton Coldfield Police Station. Council requests the Town Clerk to write to the PCC to register its total opposition to the closure.
The Council notes that the PCC has made a number of budgetary decisions, such as investing heavily in buildings elsewhere and cutting front line policemen, that materially disadvantage our Town no longer meeting the needs of our community and demands in the strongest terms that the closure decision is reversed immediately.
The Council further registers it’s disappointment that there has been zero engagement by the PCC with the residents or their elected representatives.
141 Strategic Plan Progress Report
Members to note the updated strategic plan progress report (See below).
142 Accounts for Payment
i) Members to approve payments as per the schedule and to appoint two members to complete online banking authorisation for these and any further payments throughout the month.
ii) Members to note payments made since the last Full Council meeting using delegated powers (See below).
143 Delegated Powers
Town Clerk to update on any use of delegated powers since the last meeting.
144 Date of Next Meeting
27th March 2018 at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
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