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Postal Address

Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate


Thursday, 17th May, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. View directions

Contact: Jane Palmer  Senior Committee Officer

No. Item


Election of Speaker and Vice Chairman

To elect a Speaker and Vice Chairman for the ensuing year.


Apologies for Absence


Election of Chairman and Deputy Speaker

To elect a Chairman and Deputy Speaker for the ensuing year.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.


Minutes - 22 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 February 2018.


Contact: Jane Palmer          Tel: 01743 257712



To receive such communications as the Chairman, Speaker, Leader and Head of Paid Service may desire to lay before the Council.


The Chairman of Council will be presented with the RAF 100 book by the Council’s Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator.  The RAF 100 book is a commemorative publication to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. Shropshire Council is one of only two Local Authorities to be chosen to contribute to the book, along with RAF Shawbury and RAF Cosford; we are extremely proud to be included in this publication.


Public Questions

To receive any questions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.


Constitution of Committees and the Allocation of Seats to Political Groups pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To agree the constitution of Committees and the allocation of seats between political groups.


Report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services.  Appendix 2 to the report TO FOLLOW


Contact: Claire Porter          Tel: 01743 252763

Additional documents:


Scheme of Delegation

To resolve that the Responsibility for Functions, set out in Part 3 of the Constitution and the Scheme of Delegations, set out in Part 8 of the Constitution be agreed.


Contact: Claire Porter, Head of Legal and Democratic Services  Tel: 01743 252763




Draft Shropshire Council Corporate Plan 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive the report on the draft Shropshire Council Corporate Plan 2018/2019


Report of the Chief Executive


Contact: Clive Wright          Tel: 01743 257736

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Amendment to Pay and Reward Policy pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider the report on the Council’s Pay Policy.


Report of the Head of Human Resources and Development


Contact: Michele Leith        Tel: 01743 254402

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Dates of Council Meetings 2018/2019

To agree that the meetings of Council in 2018/19 will be held on the following Thursdays, commencing at 10.00am:


26 July 2018

20 September 2018

13 December 2018

28 February 2019 

16 May 2019



The following motion has been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 16 from Councillor Dean, and supported by Councillors A Boddington, P Moseley and H Taylor:


This Council notes the increasing likelihood of extreme weather events. We further note that Shropshire’s highways service is very stretched during such events and in particular has not been able to offer much help to clear footways. For many residents walking becomes treacherous during periods of snow and ice. They require and deserve assistance as much as those traveling in vehicles.  

We note on one occasion earlier this year Shropshire Council approached Shrewsbury Town Council for help and this resulted in a much improved service for pedestrians in the Town centre. Finally, we note that many authorities have a Snow Warden scheme which provides basic equipment, resources, information, training and insurance cover to volunteer individuals and community groups.

Council believes we can do better. 

We therefore instruct the Chief Executive to investigate and cost a Snow Warden scheme for Shropshire and to bring forward proposals in the light of such investigation. 

Council further instructs the Chief Executive to draw up and pursue the use of a model protocol for partnership working with Town and Parish Councils to enable a joined-up service to improve the treatment and clearing of footways during snow and ice events across the county. 




Report of the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive the reports of the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority arising from its meetings held on 14 February 2018 and 25 April 2018.

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Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To receive any questions from Members, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2.

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