Full Council

27th September 2022

To: Members of Crewe Town Council

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend the meeting of Full Council to be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday 4th October 2022. The meeting will be held at the Salvation Army Hall, Prince Albert Street, Crewe, CW1 2DF.

In the interests of maintaining safety, adherence to guidance and to facilitate appropriate public  access, the meeting will be recorded and shared on the Crewe Town Council youtube.com channel.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Turner

Town Clerk

Crewe Town Council




1 To receive apologies for absence
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests
3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Crewe Town Council Meeting held on 28th June 2022
4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
  Any members of the public wishing to participate in public participation during the meeting should email townclerk@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk before 9am on Tuesday 4th October providing their name, email address and an indication of the subject of their question or comment.
  Any members of the public wishing to submit a comment or question in writing, please submit this by email to townclerk@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk before 9am on Tuesday 4th October for inclusion in the meeting.
5 To receive updates from Committee Chairs in relation to meetings held since the previous                             Crewe Town Council meeting on 28th June 2022:-


a.      Committee: Finance and Governance

Chair: Councillor Jill Rhodes

Meeting held: 13th September 2022 (minutes attached);

Items for consideration:

i.                    That a budget is made available of up to £15,000 is recommended to council to deliver compliant procurement advice and resources.

ii.                   That the draft refreshed Corporate Strategy (2020-2024) is recommended to council for approval prior to the creation of a new corporate strategy in 2024

iii.                 That the amended Medium Term Financial Plan is recommended to council for approval.


b.      Committee: Operations and Improvement

Chair: Councillor Jamie Messent

Meetings held: 1st August 2022 (minutes attached)

Items for consideration:

i.                    That it is recommended to Council that a 3-year commitment is approved for the service with ANSA, with appropriate clauses to provide flexibility for direct delivery

ii.                   That the committee recommends to council a term of 10 years for allotment site and/or federation leases

iii.                 That the committee recommends to council the provision of temporary resource for 6 months to administer and collate the necessary information and engagement with sites and plot holders

iv.                 That the council should consider if direct service delivery should be progressed as an option through devolution of the assets and services associated with Crewe, as is seen in other towns.


c.       Committee: Marketing and Events

Chair: Councillor Joe Cosby

Meetings held: 5th September 2022 (minutes attached)

Items for consideration:




d.      Committee: Planning

Chair: Councillor John Rhodes

Meetings held: 27th June 2022 (minutes attached)

Items for consideration:




e.      Committee: Community Plan

Chair: Councillor Benn Minshall

Meetings held: 12th September 2022 (minutes attached)

Items for consideration:




f.     Committee: Personnel Sub-Committee

Chair: Councillor Jill Rhodes

Meetings Held: 6th September 2022

Items for consideration:

i.                    That the updated Employee Handbook is approved as recommended by the Personnel Sub-Committee


6 To note any updates from members having attended external meetings
7 To note, consider and approve payments 1st June to 31st August 2022 to the value of £113,495.96 and spend to date as shown in the attached reports (attached)
8 To note the conclusion of the External Audit
9 Budget Setting process for 2023/24

i.                    That, in recognition of and sensitivity to the current cost of living pressures on residents and against the pressure on the council of inflation, it is recommended by the Finance & Governance Committee that committees are directed to find such savings as to ensure that overall budget impact is no greater than an increase of 3.5% for the draft budget 2023/24

10 Correspondence

i.                    Crewe, Virginia, USA

ii.                   Bischofsheim, Hesse, Germany

iii.                 Macon, Bergundy, France

iv.                 Dzierzoniow, Poland


11 To receive an update report from the Local Policing Unit
12 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Tuesday 6th December 2022 at 7pm


Meeting documents

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