Calne Area Board - Wednesday 12 June 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Calne Hub and Library, The Strand, Calne SN11 0JU

Contact: Matt Hitch  Email:

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Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the forthcoming year.

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Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year.


Welcome and Introductions

Councillors to introduce themselves.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.




To approve the minutes of the last properly constituted meeting on 5 December 2023.


To approve the notes from the previous meeting on 6 February 2024.  

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.



Chairman's Updates

The Chairman will give an update on outcomes and actions arising from previous meetings of the Area Board.


Information Items

·       Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal

·       Wiltshire Police Crime Figures Calne Town and Calne Rural

·       Wiltshire Council Information Items:


Ø  Wiltshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy (events in July)


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Wiltshire Road Safety Partnership

Perry Payne from Wiltshire Road Safety Partnership to provide an update.

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Partner Updates

Verbal Updates

To receive any verbal updates from representatives, including:


a.    Wiltshire Police – including an update on CCTV

b.    Town and Parish Councils



Written Updates

The Board is asked to note the following written and online updates attached to the agenda:


c.     Wiltshire Police

d.    Community First

e.    Healthwatch Wiltshire

f.      BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire Together – Integrated Care Board

g.    Age UK

h.    Hilmarton Parish Council

i.      Calne Town Council

-       Pig Parade

-       Joseph Priestley 250th anniversary of discovering oxygen


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Area Board End of Year Report

To receive updates from Lead Councillors about the Area Board’s priorities.



• Young People – Cllr Sam Pearce-Kearney

• Older People – Cllr Tom Rounds

• Environment – Cllr Ian Thorn

• Economy – Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager

• Transport – Cllr Ashley O’Neill

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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

To receive an update from the Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager.

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Area Board Priorities - Looking Ahead

To set the Area Board’s priorities for the forthcoming year.



Appointment of Representatives 2024/25

To appoint Lead Members to the Area Board’s Outside Bodies and Working Groups for 2024/25. The existing allocation is shown below:


Outside Bodies


Calne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (Cllr Rounds)

Calne Marden House (Cllr Thorn)


Working Groups


Calne Area Parish Forum (Cllr O’Neill)

Air Quality/Environment Action Group (Cllr Thorn) *

Calne S106 Working Group (Cllr Pearce-Kearney)

Youth Forum (Cllr Pearce-Kearney) *

Health and Wellbeing (Cllr Rounds) *

LHFIG Lead (Cllr O’Neill)


* Linked to priority area


Diane Gooch – Older Person’s Champion

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S106 Working Group - Meeting Update

To receive an update about the S106 Working Group meeting on 27 March 2024.

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Area Board Funding

To note the remaining budgets and to consider any applications for funding, as detailed in the attached report and summarised below:


Remaining Budgets:


Community Area Grants - £20,871

Youth Grants - £17,873

Older and Vulnerable People - £7,700



Community Area Grants



ABG1533 – Calne Pocket Park requesting £750 towards celebrating 250 years since Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in Calne.


ABG1564Castlefields Canal and River Park Association requesting £930 towards an eco bug house.


ABG1746 – Calne Pocket Park requesting £2,000 towards replacing tree planters.


ABG1845 – Calne Bike Meet requesting £1,688.12.



Youth Grants



ABG1744 - Calne Town Football Club requesting £1,000 towards a hardship fund eight youth memberships.


ABG1847 – The RISE Trust Youth requesting £5,000 towards Calne Youth safe spaces.




Further information on the Area Board Grant system can be found here.

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Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG)

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the latest LHFIG meeting held on 26 April 2024, as set out in the attached report.




To allocate funding to Issues already on the Priority Schemes List:


·       3-23-3 Foxham Speed Limit £9,800

·       3-23-8 Sandy Lane Gates & Signs £3,150

·       3-23-12 Studley Village Speed Limit Review £2,030

·       3-22-20 A4 Cherhill £1,966.32 (additional funding)


To add the following Issues to the Priority Schemes List with funding:


·       3-23-14 Hilmarton & Goatacre SID Posts £1,050

·       3-23-16 Tytherton Lucas Warning Signs £350

·       3-23-22 Stockley & Broads Green Speed Limit review £2,030

·       3-23-18 Calne Without Parish SID Infrastructure £1,260

·       3-23-23 Bremhill Parish SID Infrastructure £1,260


To close the following Issues:


·       Active Travel A3102 Calne Silver Street

·       3-23-4 Bremhill Parish Village Gates

·       3-23-17 Calne London Road Crossing

·       3-23-20 East Tytherington Maud Heath Causeway

·       3-20-9 Quemerford Footway Improvements

·       3-21-13 Calne Sandpit Road Footway Improvements

·       3-22-14 Calne Prince Charles Drive / Ramsay Road Drop Kerbs

·       3-22-9 Mile Elm Safety Measures

·       3-22-16 Compton Bassett Edge Lines

·       3-22-17 Calne The Strand Direction Signs

·       3-23-7 Ratford Bremhill Lane Horse Warning Signs

·       3-23-9 A342 Old Derry Hill Road Narrows Sign

·       3-23-10 A4 Old Derry Hill Safety Barrier

·       3-23-21 Calne Wood Street / Phelps Parade Zebra Crossing

·       3-24-01 Calne London Road Pedestrian Barrier


Further information on the LHFIG process can be found here.


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Urgent items

Any other items of business which the Chairman agrees to consider as a matter of urgency.



Close and Future Dates

Future Meeting Dates (6:30-8:30pm):


·       10 September 2024

·       12 November 2024

·       18 February 2025


For information on applying for a grant or grant application deadlines for these meetings, contact the Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager