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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Calne Library and Hub, The Strand, Calne, SN11 0RD

Contact: Craig Player  Email: craig.player@wiltshire.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

6.30 pm

1.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to Calne Area Board and introduced the Councillors and Officers present.

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mel Wilkins (Hilmarton Parish Council) and Jane Marshall (Compton Bassett Parish Council).

3.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13th November 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13th December 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

6.40 pm

5.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make the following announcements:

 

·       Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner - Precept consultation

·       Polling District and Place Review

·       Special Schools

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the written announcements included in the agenda pack:

 

·       Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner - Precept consultation

·       Polling and District Places

·       Special Schools

·       Calne Campus Update

·       Community Engagement Manager Change

6.50 pm

6.

CCG RUH Maternity Transformation Consultation

To receive a presentation from Sarah MacLennan on the CCG RUH Maternity Transformation Consultation.

Minutes:

Sarah MacLennan gave a presentation on the CCG RUH Maternity Transformation Consultation.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included:  the background to the proposal for future maternity services; the changing needs of the local population; the amount of local births and where they take place; use of post-natal community hospital beds; the need to base staff in the right locations; rate of usage between different birthing centres; the desire to increase opportunity for home births; increasing birth rates across the locality; the breakdown of the proposal for future maternity services; the benefits of the proposal; the effect of the proposal on future finances and that the public can engage with the consultation at  www.transformingmaternity.org.uk.

7.10 pm

7.

Partner Updates

To receive an update from the partners listed below:

 

a.    Wiltshire Police

b.    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

c.     NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

d.    Patford House Partnership

e.    HealthWatch Wiltshire

f.      Town and Parish Councils

g.    Area Schools Update

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received and noted the following updates from key partners:

 

  1. Wiltshire Police – the written report and the following point was noted:

 

·       That the additional officers being proposed by the OPCC precept would be distributed county-wide and will be placed in the areas that are most in need.

 

  1. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service – the video update was received and noted.

 

  1. NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group – the written report was received and noted.

 

  1. Patford House Surgery Partnership – the following points were noted:

 

·       That the NHS Long-term Plan was being looked atand will be implemented over the coming years.

·       That work was being undertaken to make the workforce more resilient, including working together with a range of services and partners.

·       That the three partners will be working autonomously and will continue to work out of their individual practices.

·       That there was a clear effort being made to tackle the reduction on GP numbers but this was difficult locally and country-wide.

 

  1. HealthWatch Wiltshire – the written report was received and noted.

 

  1. Bremhill Parish Council – the following points were noted:

 

·       That there had been a number of drone sightings and the Parish Council was working with locals to make them aware of the necessary rules and regulations

·       That improved broadband was incoming for much of the parish

·       That a Bremhill Parish video had been made to raise money for village hall

 

  1. Cherhill Parish Council – the following points were noted:

 

·       That parish residents were encouraged to vote in the referendum for the new village hall.

 

  1. Calne Town Council – the following points were noted:

 

·       That there had been a meeting about the Cherhill Monument repair works and that progress was being made.

·       That the Calne Town Civic Awards nominations close on 15th February 2019

·       A planning application will shortly be submitted to reconfirm the phase II plans for the Skate Park

·       The Town Council have again funded the free two hours parking in the Church Street Car Park.

·       GreenSquare Group are hosting an information session on Thursday 24th between 15.30 and 18:00 to share their plans for the redevelopment of the flats at Marden Court.

7.30 pm

8.

Community Presentations

To receive feedback from two community groups:

 

1.    Calne Alpha 4 Synchronised Swimming Group

2.    Wordfest – Helen Bradley will provide information about the forthcoming literacy festival in Calne.

Minutes:

Clair Murphy provided feedback on the Calne Alpha 4 Synchronised Swimming Club.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the background of the club; the progression of the club; the training on offer; what competitions the club offer and are involved in; the club iPads and how they are used and future plans for the club and the sport in general in the local area.

 

Helen Bradley provided information about the forthcoming Wordfest literacy festival in Calne.

 

The Chairman noted the Area Board’s congratulations to Clair Murphy for winning the South West Area award to Unsung Heroes of the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year competition.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the desire to build relationships across the locality to produce resources accessible for locals; the festival in March which would involve pub quizzes, comedy workshops, a fun day, battle of the bands, and World Book Day; the launch of a story booth to collect different stories around Calne; how to keep safe if you struggle with reading; the Window Trail; who can use training session and the possibility of working with the NHS to feedback vulnerabilities.

 

Helen was advised to liaise with Diane Gooch and the Health & Wellbeing Group to discuss support for the adult literacy project being planned.

8.00 pm

9.

Our Community Matters

To receive updates and consider recommendations arising from the

following local JSA priorities/working groups

 

·       Local Youth Network

·       Parish Forum

·       WWI Project – Ed Jones/Cllr Rounds

·       Older People/Carer’s Champion – Diane Gooch

·       Calne Health and Wellbeing Group – Alison Ingham

·       Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group – Cllr Crisp

·       Air Quality Working Group – Cllr Hill

·       Calne Our Place – Naomi Beale (Chairman)

·       Calne Community Safety Forum – Glenis Ansell (Chairman)

·       Calne S106 Working Group – Cllr Trotman

·       Calne Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Crisp

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Councillors provided an update on community issues and progress on Calne Area Board working groups as follows:

 

  • Older People/Carer’s Champion (Diane Gooch)

 

It was noted that:

 

  • The Celebrating Age Project would present a performance in Calne Hub and Library on 13th March 2019 to celebrate international women’s day.
  • That Diane was still looking to work with local parishes to discover what their elderly population would like from their older People/Carer’s Champion.

 

  • Calne Health and Wellbeing Group (Alison Ingham)

 

It was noted that the Calne Health and Social Care forum met on 15th January 2019 and that the minutes are available on request and that a new terms of reference had been adopted.

 

  • Air Quality Working Group (Cllr Hill)

 

It was noted that:

 

  • There is a desire for the Air Quality Working Group to fund an assessment of the traffic system in Calne in order to obtain information regarding current traffic levels. Money is available from a S106 planning agreement to cover this work.
  • That there is a group of residents in Calne concerned about poor air quality in the town; Cllr Hill assured the Area Board that air quality in Calne is generally good. Although there had been several points in the town where Nitrogen Dioxide levels were in excess of Government guidelines, these levels have been steadily reducing at all data gathering points and now only one exceedance remains, in New Road.
  • It is anticipated that the reduction in HGVs passing through the town centre when Hills implement their traffic management plan would further reduce pollution levels. Hills have informed the community that they intend to implement their traffic plan sometime in June 2019, although this is not set in stone.  

 

  • Calne Our Place (Naomi Beale)

 

It was noted that Calne our Place’s Treasurer, John Skinner, was wishing to step down and that if anyone was interested in taking over from John they should get in touch.

 

  • Calne Community Safety Forum (Glenis Ansell)

 

It was noted that:

 

  • The Marden Farm footpath improvement looks set to take place.
  • That the forum is looking to implement a lorry watchscheme for the middle of Calne to check on large number of lorries.
  • That meetings are now held on a Wednesday at Calne Library and Hub.

 

  • Calne S106 Working Group (Cllr Trotman)

 

It was noted that:

 

  • That work was progressing regarding the Oxford Road road safety improvement scheme, plans were on display at the meeting and would now be sent to the Town Council and the public for consultation.
  • That concerns about Woodhill Rise were being dealt with and that hopefully Wiltshire Council will try to upgrade the surface soon.

 

  • Calne Community Area Transport Group (Cllr Crisp)

 

Resolved

 

To adopt the recommendations of the CATG as outlined in the report.

8.20 pm

10.

Area Board Funding

To consider three applications to the Community Area Grants Scheme, as follows:

 

  • Applicant: Calne Men’s Shed

Project Title: PAT testing kit and portable tools - £995.37

 

  • Applicant: Calne Community Transport

Project Title: Calne Community Transport Pub Lunch Group - £564.00

 

·       Applicant: Calne Pocket Park Group

Project Title: Old Market Square Pocket Park/Community Garden - £5000.00

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the 3 applications made to the Community Area Grants Scheme. It was also noted that a new bid to the Cllr initiative for encouraging community litter picking, had been received from the Calne Clean-up Crew - £466.09 would be allocated.

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Calne Men’s Shed £995.37 for a PAT testing kit and portable tools

 

(Cllr Trotman declared an interest in this application as they have made him a product in the past and as such did not participate in the vote.)

 

2.    To award Calne Community Transport £564 for its Pub Lunch Group

 

To award Calne Pocket Park Group £5000 for the Old Market Square Pocket Park/Community Garden.

8.30 pm

11.

National Armed Forces Day

To receive a presentation from Jane Vaughan, Community Engagement Manager, on the National Armed Forces Day in June 2019 and how Wiltshre’s local communities can get involved, including a request for funding of £1,000.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Jane Vaughan gave a presentation on the National Armed Forces Day in June 2019 and how Wiltshire’s communities could get involved.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the three-day programme of the National Armed Forces weekend; the scope of the event; community involvement in the event; the importance of the event to Wiltshire and Salisbury in particular; the social media photograph campaign; the community tapestry project and the largest human poppy world record attempt.

 

Resolved

 

  1. To award £1000 for three National Armed Forces Day projects (Community Art Tapestry, Human Poppy World Record Attempt and Social Media Photograph Campaign).
  2. To commit a maximum of £1000 which any local group can bid to for help with costs of arranging their own coach transport to the event on the Sunday.

 

8.40 pm

12.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

8.45 pm

13.

Close

The Chairman will set out arrangements for the next meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman noted that this was Jane Vaughan’s last Calne Area Board and thanked her for all of her hard work in the Calne area. 

 

The next Area Board meeting would be held at 6.30 pm on 12th March at Calne Library and Hub, with refreshments available from 6.00 pm.

 

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