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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Kieran Elliott  01225 718504, Email: kieran.elliott@wiltshire.gov.uk

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9.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies from the meeting were received from Councillors Ian Blair-Pilling, Clare Cape, Gavin Grant, Jonathon Seed, Stuart Wheeler and Graham Wright.

 

Councillors Blair-Pilling, Seed and Wright contributed to the meeting through a Skype call, but did not take part in any vote.

10.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2020.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2020 were presented for consideration and it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To approve and sign the minutes as a true and correct record.

11.

Declarations of Interest

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

12.

Chairman's Announcements

To reecive any announcements through the Chair.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no announcements.

13.

Public Participation

Updated 19/03/20

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If you are a member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting in person, please contact the officer named on this agenda to confirm your intentions, please observe government guidance and do not attend this meeting if you are presenting symptoms and/or have been advised to self-isolate. The current NHS guidance regarding isolation and social distancing can be found here.  At this time please be advised the preferred method of public participation is via written statements and questions submitted in writing to be considered at the meeting.

 

Statements

If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this

agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item.

 

Please contact the officer named on the front of the agenda for any further

clarification.

 

Questions

To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution.

 

Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such

questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on 17 March 2020 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on 19 March 2020. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.

 

Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no questions or statements submitted.

14.

Community Governance Review 2019/20

To consider making provisional draft recommendations for the areas included within the Community Governance Review 2019/20.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on information received during the initial stages of the Community Governance Review, including details of responses to an online and physical survey sent to residents in areas which might potentially be transferred to another parish, and details of electorate projections, parish council views and notes from public meetings.

 

The Chairman explained that given the extensive pre-consultation that had taken place, that the length and methods of consultation required for draft consultation was not set out in law or guidance, and that to delay determination of some areas could result in some areas having arrangements in place for the next parish elections in 2021 which were not providing effective governance or reflective of community identity or interests, it was considered acceptable to continue progression of the review during the Covid-19 situation. It was also agreed during the meeting that the Committee would write to those who had received a letter during the initial phases of the review to further canvass opinion during the ongoing situation.

 

The Committee then discussed the areas under review and the various proposals which had been received along with public and parish views on those proposals. The Committee debated each area and agreed draft recommendations to be consulted upon, along with reasons for each recommendation.

 

Given the developing Covid-19 situation, the Committee delegated approval of the final documentation and arrangements to the Director for Legal, Electoral and Registration Services. At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To delegate preparation and approval of a draft recommendation document to the Director for Legal, Electoral and Registration Services after consultation with the Chairman of the Committee.

 

In relation to the schemes as surveyed, the Committee resolved.

 

Scheme 1 – Netherhampton – recommended to be approved

Scheme 2/42 – Langley Burrell Without 1 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 3/43 – Langley Burrell Without 2 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 4/44 – Lacock – recommended to be approved

Scheme 5/9 – Melksham Without 1 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 6/10 – Melksham Without 2 – recommended to be approved

Scheme7 – North Bradley 1 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 8 – North Bradley 2 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 11 – Seend 1 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 13 – Trowbridge 1 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 14 – Trowbridge 2 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 15 – Trowbridge 3 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 16 – Trowbridge 4 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 17 – Trowbridge 5 – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 24 – Melksham Merger (a, b, c and d) – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 29 – Calne Without – recommended to be approved

Scheme 32 – Pewsey – recommended to be approved

Scheme 34 – Wilcot 1 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 35 – Wilcot 2 – recommended to be approved

Scheme 37 – Southwick – recommended to not be approved

Scheme 40  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Date of the Next Meeting

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 25 June 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The next meeting was scheduled for June 2020, but would depend upon the developing Covid-19 situation.

16.

Urgent Items

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

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