Full Council Committee

MINUTES of the meeting held 28th June 2022

In attendance:

Cllr Martin Edwards

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Jamie Messent

Cllr Benn Minshall

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr John Rhodes

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

Cllr Nan Walton

Cllr Ben Wye


1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllr Emma Angier; Cllr Tess Buckley; Cllr Dawn Clark; Cllr Joe Cosby; Cllr Tom Dunlop; Cllr Marilyn Houston; Cllr Gary Palin.
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests
3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Crewe Town Council Meeting held on 17th May 2022
  RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
5 To receive updates from Committee Chairs in relation to meetings held since the previous                             Crewe Town Council meeting on 29th March 2022:-


a.      Committee: Finance and Governance

Chair: Councillor Jill Rhodes

Meetings held: 26th April & 7th June 2022;


i.                    That the amended and reviewed policies (Financial Risk Assessment; Cookie Policy; ICT Policy; IT, Website & Email Policy; Information & Data Protection Policy) are approved, noting the deletion of the IT, Website & Email Policy due to duplication.

ii.                   That the 2023/24 Budget Setting Schedule is approved


b.      Committee: Operations and Improvement

Chair: Councillor Jamie Messent

Meetings held: 10th May 2022


i.                    That the financial support for the Cleaner Crewe project Enforcement Officer within the approved budget for 2022/23 is released to Cheshire East Council to fund a further 12 months of the project

ii.                   That further consideration is made for continued funding to the end of March 2024 as part of the 2023/24 budget setting process.

iii.                 That Council approves full delegation to select the park at the July meeting of the Operations and Improvements Committee and proceed with procurement and development based on the following committee resolutions:

a)      To allocate £100,000 from the approved budget for 2022/23 to support one park not included in the Cheshire East pockets park project.

b)      That the nominated parks would be Leighton Park (Frank Webb Avenue) or Claughton Avenue on the basis of their current condition (assessed as poor) and being in a ward not previously supported by Town Council investment

c)      Final selection to be subject to further analysis and consideration at the July meeting of the committee

iv.                 That the Heritage Officer post is retained in the council staffing structure as a permanent post


c.       Committee: Marketing and Events

Chair: Councillor Joe Cosby

Meetings held: 20th June 2022


i.                    That the Communications Officer post is retained in the council staffing structure as a permanent post


d.      Committee: Planning

Chair: Councillor John Rhodes

Meetings held: 25th April and 24th May 2022

Items for consideration as recommended by committee:




e.      Committee: Community Plan

Chair: Councillor Benn Minshall

Meetings held: 8th June 2022


i.                    That an updated twinning and friendship agreement is signed by the council on behalf of Crewe with Bischofsheim and Dzierzoniów


f.     Committee: Personnel

Chair: Councillor Jill Rhodes

Meetings Held: None

Items for consideration:


6 To note any updates from members having attended external meetings
  Cllr Jill Rhodes provided an update on the Town Investment Plan, having attended the Crewe Town Board meetings. Two projects have been approved to progress and a further two business cases have been completed for submission to government assessors. The remaining projects’ businesses cases will be completed and reviewed in July.
7 To note, consider and approve payments between 1st April and 31st May 2022 to the value of £64,796.76 and spend to date as shown in the attached reports as recommended by the Finance & Governance Committee

RESOLVED: That the spend of £64,796.76 is approved

8 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Tuesday 27th September at 7pm


Meeting closed at 7.09pm


Chair      Cllr Nan Walton

Clerk      P Turner


Meeting documents

Full Council agenda pack 280622

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