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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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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from Councillors Allison Bucknell, Ernie Clark, Jacqui Lay, Ashley O’Neill, Paul Sample JP, Stuart Wheeler.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2021.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2021 were presented for consideration, and it was,




Subject to a correction to Minute 2 to change reference from ‘Chairman’ to ‘Vice-Chairman’, to approve and sign the minutes of the meeting as a true and correct  record.


Declarations of Interest

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


There were no declarations.


Chairman's Announcements

To reecive any announcements through the Chair.


There were no announcements


Public Participation


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




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 14 September 2021 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 16 September 2021. 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.


There were no statements or questions submitted.


Community Governance Review 2021/22

To receive a report on the Community Governance Review

Supporting documents:


A report was received setting out proposed terms of reference for a Community Governance Review, in accordance with the prioritisation of requests as discussed at the meeting on 12 July 2021.


The Committee confirmed that it would progress a review involving Malmesbury/St Paul Malmesbury Without, Beechingstoke and surrounding parishes, and Calne Without and surrounding parishes, in accordance with the draft terms of reference.


The importance of consultation at appropriate stages was discussed, and it was agreed that pre-consultation information gathering would involve online surveys, briefing notes and physical meetings in review areas, and that all Committee members would be involved at all stages of the process.


At the conclusion of discussion, it was,




1)    To approve the Terms of Reference for a Community Governance Review as detailed at Appendix A of the report, to formally commence on 22 September 2021.


2)    To confirm that any requests in respect of changing the names of the parishes, including that from Biddestone Parish Council, be progressed under S75 of the Local Government Act 1972 at an appropriate time.



Urgent Items

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


There were no urgent items.




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