Trowbridge Area Board - Thursday 20 June 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Conference Suite - County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Ellen Ghey - Democratic Services Officer  Email:

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6.30 pm


Election of Chairman

To elect the Chairman of the Trowbridge Area Board for the forthcoming year.


Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect the Vice-Chairman of the Trowbridge Area Board for the forthcoming year.



To receive any apologies for absence.



To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 March 2024.

Supporting documents:


Declarations of Interest

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


6.40 pm


Information Items

The Board is asked to note the following information items:


·       Community First

·       Healthwatch Wiltshire

·       Update for BSW Together (Integrated Care System)

·       Wiltshire AGE UK Update

·       Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal

·       Wiltshire Council Information Items:

o   Draft Licensing Policy 2024-29 Consultation

o   Local Nature Recovery Strategy Engagement Update

o   Multiply – National Numeracy Day

Supporting documents:

6.45 pm


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 Grant

Older & Vulnerable

Young People





Community Area Grants:



Grant Details

Amount Requested


Trowbridge Town Football Club – Floodlights for Trowbridge Town Football Club



Studley Green Community Association – Studley Green Community Centre Refurbishment Phase 2



HELP Counselling Services – New Laptop and Office Equipment for New Member of Staff



Hilperton Village Hall – New Roof at Hilperton Village Hall



Avon Valley Runners – Avon Valley Runners Running Track Refurbishment



Equinox Explorer Scout Unit – Access Ramp for Equinox ESU Paddle Sport Project



Older & Vulnerable Grants:



Grant Details

Amount Requested


Trowbridge Debt Advice Service – Financial Budgeting for All



Families Out Loud – Trowbridge Client Support



Young People Grants:



Grant Details

Amount Requested


Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – Blue Influencers Scheme



Youth Adventure Trust – Supporting Disadvantaged Young People in Trowbridge



Sustainable Image Lab CIC – Colour and Light Youth Art Programme



Wiltshire Youth for Christ – Summer Holiday Pop-Up Youth Week in Stallards Park



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

Supporting documents:

7.15 pm


Area Board End of Year Report and Outside Bodies

Part I – Looking Back


To receive the Area Board End of Year Report as well as to report on progress made in addressing the Area Board priorities selected for 2023/24:


·       Supporting low-income individuals and families – Cllr Antonio Piazza

·       Youth engagement, employment and positive activity opportunities – Cllr Jo Trigg

·       Supporting positive mental health and wellbeing – Cllr Stewart Palmen

·       Supporting the local economy – Cllr Daniel Cave

·       Addressing climate change & Protecting Green Spaces – Cllr Mel Jacob



Part II – Looking Forward


·       To highlight potential priorities for the Area Board to consider for 2024/25.

·       To appoint a Lead Representative to the LHFIG (listed on Appendix A) and to note the Terms of Reference as set out in Appendix B.

Supporting documents:

7.25 pm


Partner Updates

To note the following written reports and online updates attached to the agenda:


a)    Wiltshire Police

b)    Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service | News & Incidents (

c)    Child Friendly Trowbridge

d)    Trowbridge Future

e)    Town and Parish Council Nominated Representatives


Town and Parish Council Nominated Representatives are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide an update on issues and successes arising in their respective areas.

Supporting documents:

7.45 pm


Wiltshire Police Chief Constable

To receive an update from Wiltshire Police Chief Constable, Catherine Roper.

8.10 pm


Local Highways and Footpath Improvement Group

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the last LHFIG meeting held on 18 April 2024, as set out in the attached report.


Further information on the LHFIG process can be found here.


Supporting documents:


Urgent items

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

8.20 pm



Future Meeting Dates:


·       3 October 2024

·       5 December 2024

·       20 February 2025


For information on applying for a grant or grant application deadlines for these meetings, contact the Area Board Delivery Officer,