Stonehenge Area Board - Thursday 29 February 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Antrobus House, 39 Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7HH

Contact: Tara Hunt  Email:

Note No. Item

Welcome and Introductions - 6.30pm

To welcome those present to the meeting.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for the meeting



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2023.

Supporting documents:


Declarations of Interest

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


Chairman's Updates

The Chairman will give any updates, including:


·       Highways Maintenance Programme 2024/25 – 2029/30

·       National Highways A360 Road Closure

Supporting documents:


Information items

The Board is asked to note the following Information items:


o   Community First

o   Healthwatch Wiltshire

o   Update from BSW Together (Integrated Care System)

o   Age UK

o   Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site webpage: 

o   Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal

o   Wiltshire Council Information Items:

o   Local Nature Recovery Strategy Public Engagement

Supporting documents:



Open Floor - including updates from Partners and Town/Parish Councils

Open floor session with updates from partners, parishes and free flow discussion.


Verbal Updates

To receive any verbal updates from representatives, including:


·       Police & Crime Commissioner – Philip Wilkinson OBE

·       Wiltshire Police – Inspector Ricky Lee


Written Updates

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


·       Police Team Update attached

·       Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service - DWFRS Service Update December 2023 

Supporting documents:



Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Community Safety Plan Consultation

A presentation from Station Manager Chris Wood on the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Community Safety Plan Consultation.






Stonehenge Area Board Priorities

To receive updates from lead councillors for the local Area Board priorities as set out below:


·       Supporting health and wellbeing (Cllr Monica Devendran)


·       Supporting young people (Cllr Mark Verbinnen)


·       Our environment (Cllr Rob Yuill & Cllr Kevin Daley)


·       Parish engagement (Cllr Graham Wright & Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling)


·       Addressing social and economic deprivation (covered over all priorities / All Cllrs)


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

Young People

Older & Vulnerable






Community Area Grants:



Grant Details

Amount Requested

ABG 1455

Wiltshire South Girlguiding County Headquarters.

Provision of camp kitchen linked with replacing worn and dangerous tarmac play area.

Total project cost £20,000



Buzz Action Foundation CIO

Activities Marquee for Youth Camps and School Break Activities and Youth Clubs.

Total project cost £3,789



Older & Vulnerable Grant:


Grant Details

Amount Requested


Durrington Walls Windband

Community Enhancement Project

Total project cost £700



Youth Grant:



Grant Details

Amount Requested


Army Welfare Service Community Support Larkhill

AWS Community Support Larkhill Garrison Youth Project

Total project cost £10,000




Delegated Funding

There has been no delegated funding awarded since the last meeting.


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

Supporting documents:


Local Highways and Footpath Improvement Group (LHFIG)

To note the minutes and consider any recommendations arising from the last LHFIG meeting held on 7 February 2024, as set out in the attached report.




• 1-23-23 Bulford, Old Coach Road signing - £500 (LHFIG £375 BPC £125)

• 1-23-24 Netheravon A345 bus stop flag sign - £500 (LHFIG £375, NPC £125).

• 1-24-01 South Newton SID infrastructure - £500 (LHFIG £375, SNPC £125).

• 1-24-02 South Newton A360/C283 Stoford Bottom crossroads - £1,000 (LHFIG £750, SNPC £250).

• 1-24-03 Amesbury Imber Avenue signing/lining - £500 (LHFIG £375, SNPC £125).

• 1-23-19 Bulford Junction 16 roundabout safety audit - £2,500 (LHFIG £1,875 BPC £625)

• 1-21-17 Netheravon A345 speed limit trial additional SID post - £500 (LHFIG £375, NPC £125).

• 1-23-10 Shrewton Lower Backway bollard - £500 (LHFIG £375, SPC £125).

• Missing street name plates - £4,755.18


Further information on the LHFIG process can be found here.


Supporting documents:

Close and Future Dates

Area Board Events:


·       27 March - Highways Matters Event - Fighledean Village Hall SP4 8JR


Future Meeting Dates (6.30pm to 8.30pm):


·       13 June 2024 – Durrington Village Hall

·       26 September 2024 – Phoenix Hall, Netheravon

·       28 November 2024

·       27 February 2025


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