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Agenda and minutes

Venue: On-Line Meeting

Contact: Kevin Fielding 

Media

Items
No. Item

32.

Chairman's Welcome, Introduction and Announcements

Chairman’s Announcements:

 

·         COVID-19

 

·         Connect 5 – Mental Health Awareness Programme Public

           Health Training

 

·         Boundary Review

 

·         JSNA 2020 data for the Bradford on Avon community area

 

·         Holt Rural Housing Needs Survey

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everybody to the first on-line meeting of the Bradford on Avon Area Board.

 

The Area Board members were introduced.

 

The following Chairman’s announcements contained in the agenda pack were noted:

 

·         COVID-19

 

·         Connect 5 – Mental Health Awareness Programme Public

           Health Training

 

·         Boundary Review

 

·         JSNA 2020 data for the Bradford on Avon community area

 

·         Holt Rural Housing Needs Survey

 

33.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were none.

34.

Minutes

 To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 11 March

 2020 and Tuesday 16 June 2020:

 

·         11 March 2020 Bradford on Avon Area Board

 

·         16 June 2020 – Bradford on Avon Area Board (Election of Chairman &

           Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year)

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

The minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 11 March 2020 and Tuesday 16 June 2020 were signed as the correct record

 

·         11 March 2020 – Bradford on Avon Area Board

 

·         16 June 2020 – Bradford on Avon Area Board (Election of Chairman & Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year)

 

35.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

36.

Partner Updates

·         Pc Louis Bowden – Wiltshire Police

 

·         Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

·         Bradford on Avon Town Council

 

·         Parish Councils

 

·         Air Quality – Streets Ahead

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Wiltshire Police – Inspector Andy Fee

 

·         That this would be Andy’s last meeting before retiring from Wiltshire Police, Inspector Jill Hughes would be taking over covering the Bradford on Avon community area.

 

·         That PC Laura Wallace would be joining the local team from Trowbridge.

 

·         That speed checks were being carried out on New Road, with local units continuing to monitor the area.

 

·         That crime continued to be low in the Bradford on Avon community area.

 

The Chairman thanked Inspector Fee for his involvement with the Area Board and wished him a happy retirement.

 

 

Bradford on Avon Town Council – the written update was noted

 

 

Winsley Parish Council - the written update was noted

 

 

South Wraxall Parish Council

 

·         That the Parish Council now had a new Chairman.

 

·         That the Parish Council were trying to get village defibrillators installed in the village.

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.

37.

Covid-19 Recovery discussion - Focus on Young People

To consider the experiences of young people in the community area as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and to discuss the community- based activities that are on offer currently or needed in future to support young people through the recovery period.

 

 

·         BoA Youth

 

·         Holt Youth Club

 

·         St Laurence School – Fergus Stewart, Head Teacher

 

·         Relate Counselling service

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board were asked to consider the experiences of young people in the community area as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and to discuss the community- based activities that were on offer currently or needed in future to support young people through the recovery period.

 

BoA Youth - Kelly Panes

 

The written update noted

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the BoA Youth group was doing really good work, but needed to up its profile with better publicity to the wider Bradford on Avon community area.

 

·         That the lack of communications with villages re activities was frustrating but could be easily addressed – it was agreed that the group would email all future publicity flyers etc to Ros Griffiths – Community Engagement Manager and the Bradford on Avon Area Board councillors who would then distribute and forward on across their own community areas to further highlight the activities offered by the group to a wider youth audience.

 

 

A video highlighting the work of the Holt Youth Club and their new activity field was shown.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the field was developing into a real activity facility.

 

·         That around 45 people per week were attending and using it.

 

 

St Laurence School – Fergus Stewart, Head Teacher outlined the work of Relate and the Relateen Counselling project which had been running at St Laurence School.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That St Laurence School had built up a good relationship with Relate/Relateen.

 

·          That the Relateen Counselling project had become a very important service for the school.

 

·         That over a 13 month period around 16 people per year group had struggled with issues that the Relateen Counselling project could help with.

 

·         That the pandemic and the closer of the school had increased mental issues for young people.

 

·         That the Relateen Counselling project was a high priority on staff training.

 

 

Bradford on Avon Town Council – Cllr Dom Newton

 

Points made included:

 

·         That Bradford on Avon Town Council had tried to be very pro-active re young people during the pandemic.

 

·         The implementation of the Grow Stations project to encourage people to try gardening.

 

·         The continued support of the Fitzmaurice breakfast club.

 

·         The good work done through the Colonel Llewellen Palmer funded drama and poetry project to help young people find their voice during these difficult times.

 

·         The importance of providing a safe environment for young people to meet in.

 

 

Relate Counselling service – Sylvia Gilmore

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the Relateen project had stopped face to face counselling in March due to the pandemic.

 

·         That a webcam based service had now been launched.

 

·         That there were currently around 67 young people on the waiting list at the moment.

 

The Chairman requested a further update in March 2021 to hear more about the project.

 

Decision

 

·         The Bradford on Avon Area Board appoint Cllr Jim Lynch as the Area Board representative to attend Youth Commissioners meetings with Bradford on Avon Town Council

 

·         That the Bradford on Avon Area Board re-establish a Local Youth Network (LYN)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Update from Streets Ahead transport group

Trevor Bedeman

 

Minutes:

Trevor Bedeman – Chairman, Streets Ahead Transport Group gave a short update.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That more pedestrian crossings were required – site visits with Wiltshire Council highways engineers had been requested.

 

·         That the town bridge was now impossible to social distance on.

 

·         That there appeared to be more traffic using Silver Street/New Road as a rat run.

 

·         That through traffic now appeared less keen to give way to pedestrians who were trying to cross busy roads.

 

·         That it was disappointing that formal air qual monitoring wasn’t happened as yet.

 

The Chairman thanked Trevor Bedeman for his update.

39.

Working Group updates

·         Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

 

·         Health and Wellbeing

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Community Area Transport Group (CATG) – written report was noted

 

·         Next meeting Monday 21 December

 

 

Health and Wellbeing Group

 

·         Next Meeting Wednesday 4 November - 2pm Online meeting

 

40.

Grant and funding applications

To determine any applications for Community Area Grants.

Grant application packs for the Community Area Grants Scheme

are available from the Community Area Manager or electronically at:

 

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboards/areaboardscommunitygrantsscheme.htm

 

·         Living Green Wall

 

·         Borehole Installation at Culver Close

 

·         Cedar Court resident group

 

·         Becky Addy Woods (previously agreed under delegated authority)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

Bradford on Avon Town Council awarded £2,500 (pending planning application) for Living Green Wall at 37 Silver Street



Decision

Bradford on Avon Bowls Club awarded £2,500 (pending match funding from Bradford on Avon Town Council) for the Installation of Borehole in Culver Close, Bradford on Avon

 

 

Decision

Cedar Court Residents awarded £500 for Cedar Court Pond Repair

 

 

Decision

Relate awarded £2,000 for Relateen Counselling Project

 

 

Becky Addy Woods funding application (previously agreed under delegated authority) was noted

 

41.

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