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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

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6.30 pm

14.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome everyone to Calne Area Board and introduce the Councillors and Officers present.

Minutes:

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

15.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Diane Gooch and Glenis Ansell.

16.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd January 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22nd January 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

17.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declerations of interest.

6.40 pm

18.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make the following announcements:

 

·       Children’s Centres

·       Electoral Review

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

  • Children’s Centres
  • Electoral Review
  • Calne’s official Fairtrade status
  • Calne Pocket Park

6.45 pm

19.

Partner Updates

To receive an update from our partners.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

  1. Wiltshire Police   the following points were noted and the written update is attached to the minutes document:

 

·       That there had been a few shoplifting incidents in Calne and progress was being made in stopping offenders.

·       That there had been robberies in Calne but an arrest was swiftly made. The offender was not a local resident.

·       That a tradesman’s van had been broken into on London Road and tradesmen were encouraged to stay vigilant.

·       That there was no proposed closure date for Calne Police Station and so it would remain open as usual for the foreseeable future.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

·       That the Area Board pass on their condolences to the friends and family of the Parish Clerk, Elsbeth Norman who recently passed away.

·       That there had been a successful neighbourhood clean up on 2nd and 3rd March 2019.

·       That vehicles had been travelling too close to people on horses and residents were encouraged to report any similar incidents.

·       Residents were encouraged to report any road condition issues on the MyWiltshire app

 

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

 

·       That there was a referendum on 29th March 2019 about accepting planning permission on village hall and that residents were encouraged to take part.

 

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

 

·       That membership for the Hilmarton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group had been agreed.

·       That the February litter pick had been successful and 57 bags of rubbish were collected.

 

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

 

·       That residents were encouraged to promote the Chippenham to Calne Cycle Route consultation and support the campaign to keep it open.

7.00 pm

20.

Community Presentations

To receive feedback from 3 community groups:

 

1.    Wiltshire Wildlife Trust -  Jessica Thimbeley will provide information about the Plastic Free Calne initiative.

2.    Calne Clean Up Crew – Catherine Crofts will give an update on the Calne Clean Up Crew scheme.

3.    River Warriors – to receive an update on the action being taken in preventing waste and protecting and maintaining the local green patches in Calne

Minutes:

Damien Haasjes gave a presentation on the Plastic Free Calne initiative.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the Recycle for Wiltshire Joint Venture; working with preschools and youth groups; the work of the River Warriors; the Wiltshire Real Nappy Network; working with primary and secondary schools; family and community events; Calne Plastic Free Community and what residents can do on an individual basis.

 

Catherine Crofts gave an update on the Calne Clean Up Crew.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the update and discussion included: the 15 areas of town that the Crew operate in; working with local schools to create litter picking teams; cleaning bus stops on a monthly basis; that the Crew had collected over 1500 bags of rubbish last year; that there was scope for the Crew to work with local parishes and plans for an initiative for school holidays.

21.

Chippenham to Calne Cycle Route

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman added Chippenham to Calne Cycle Route to the agenda as an urgent item.

 

The Chairman gave an update on the possible threat of closure to the Chippenham to Calne Cycle Route. The written statement is attached to the minutes document.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the update and discussion included: the “Keep the Calne - Chippenham Cycle Path open!” which can be found via the following link: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/174/602/091/keep-the-calne-chippenham-cycle-path-open/?taf_id=61773265&cid=fb_na; the leasing agreement between Wiltshire Council and eight different private landowners; the desire for a full and thorough consultation process; the desire for the Area Board and town and parish councils to work together to find solutions to the situation; that the cycle route is enjoyed by walkers, runners, cyclists, families and dog walkers.

 

Resolved

 

To write to Wiltshire Council expressing the Area Board’s desire for a thorough, timely and full consultation on the future of the Chippenham to Calne Cycle Route.

7.45 pm

22.

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:

Stan Wood and Roy Bhatia gave an update on the Blue Bus project.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the update and discussion included that an application for funding was expected, and the Blue Bus might start to deliver youth activities in Calne before the summer. All members expressed support for this project.

 

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

 

·       WWI Project (Ed Jones/Cllr Rounds)

 

It was noted that:

 

·       The project members would be meeting next week to move the project forward.

·       Community groups that might feel they can contribute to the project were encouraged to come forward.

 

·       Older People/Carer’s Champion (Diane Gooch) – the written update was noted.

 

·       Health and Wellbeing Group (Alison Ingham)

 

It was noted that:

 

·       Calne Health and Social Care Forum next meet on Tuesday 16th April 2019, 10.00 am at James House, Calne.

 

·       Dementia Action Alliance Steering Group (Cllr Crisp)

 

It was noted that:

 

·       The Steering Group had had an offer from the Beversbrook Surgery in regard to its administration.

·       The Steering Group was now turning its focus towards Dementia Action week in May.

 

·       Air Quality Working Group (Cllr Hill)

 

It was noted that:

 

·       Nitrogen Dioxide levels in all but one of the exceedance areas have been reduced below Government levels.

·       The one remaining exceedance point is in New Road adjacent to the junction with Silver Street, but The Group are hopeful that the reduction in HGVs due when Hills bring in the Traffic Management Plan will bring that one down too.

  • Hills have informed the Group that they expect to invoke their Traffic Management Plan at the end of July.

 

·       Calne Our Place (Naomi Beale) – the written report was noted.

 

·       Calne Community Safety Forum (Glenis Ansell) the written report was noted.

 

·       Calne S106 Working Group (Cllr Trotman)

 

The written report and following points were noted:

 

·       That the Oxford Road traffic calming system was due to go out to consultation.

·       That the next meeting would be postponed and confirmation of the new date and time would follow.

 

·       Calne Community Area Transport Group (Cllr Crisp)

 

Resolved

 

To note the recommendations of the CATG as below:

 

To close issue numbers: 6092, 6468, 6655, 6857, 6859, 6861.

 

To move the following issues to the priority list:

 

  • 6749 – Dropped Kerbs at the bus stop, Stockley Lane
  • 6856 – Stockley – request for White Gateway Features / Coloured surfacing
  • 6862 – Stockley The Knapp – request for warning signs
  • - Calne High Penn – request for footway extension on Oxford Road

 

Issue 6459: move this issue forward onto the priority list and ask officers to start developing a scheme:

 

·       The location be considered for a 20 mph speed limit, with lighter touch engineering measures such as painted carriageway roundels.

·       To include a review of parking controls from the roundabout at New Road, along Station Road and Bowood View.

·       To include ‘no through road’ signage.

8.05 pm

23.

Highways Schemes 2019-20

To consider the highways recommendations of schemes for the forthcoming year as highlighted in the report.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the highways recommendations of schemes for the forthcoming year as highlighted in the report.

 

Resolved

 

To note the recommendations of the Road Surfacing Programme 2019/20 as outlined in the report.

8.15 pm

24.

Area Board Funding

To consider 4 applications to the Area Board funding, as follows:

 

To note the application for Area Board funding, which has been approved under delegated authority, as follows:

 

·       Applicant: Calne Community Area Fairtrade Group

Project Title: Calne Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 - £457.39

 

·       Applicant: Calne Town FC

Project Title: CTFC ground maintenance equipment - £5000

 

·       Applicant: Calne Wordfest

Project Title: Learn to Read Course for 18 years and over - £5000

 

·       Applicant: Olive Branch Counselling

Project Title: Olive Branch Premises Refurbishment and Improvements Phase 2 - £2000

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to 3 applications made to the Community Area Grants Scheme. It was also noted that an award of £457.39 was made to the Calne Community Fairtrade group re. equipment for the Calne Fairtrade Fortnight 2019. This was approved by the Community Engagement Manager under delegated decision with the support of the Chair, Vice Chair and Cllr John Thomson and was paid on 14th February 2019.

 

 

Resolved

 

1.       To award Calne Town FC £5000 for its CTCFC ground maintenance equipment.

 

2.      To award Calne Wordfest £5000 for the Learn to Read Course for 18 years and over.

 

3.      To award Olive Branch Counselling £2000 for the Olive Branch Premises Refurbishment and Improvements.  

25.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

8.30 pm

26.

Close

The next meeting of the Calne Area Board will be Tuesday 14th May 2019 at Calne Hub & Library.  

Minutes:

The next Area Board meeting would be held at 6.30 pm on 14th May 2019 6.30pm at the Calne Library and Hub, with refreshments available from 6.00 pm.

 

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