Marlborough Area Board - Tuesday 18 June 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: The Assembly Room, Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

Contact: Matt Hitch  Democratic Services Officer


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Election of Chairman

The Democratic Services Officer will preside over the election of the Chairman for the forthcoming year.  

Supporting documents:


Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the forthcoming year.

Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.




To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2024 as a true and correct record.

Supporting documents:


Declarations of Interest

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


Chairman's Updates

The Chairman will give an update on outcomes and actions arising from previous meetings of the Area Board, including how grant funding has been used to local communities.


The Area Board will invite grant recipients to submit information about their projects at the Area Board’s meeting on 1 October 2024.



Information Items

The Board is asked to note the following Information items:


·       Community First

·       Healthwatch Wiltshire

·       Update from BaNES, Swindon, Wiltshire Together (Integrated Care Board)

·       Age UK

·       Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal

·       Wiltshire Council Information Items:

o   Local Nature Recovery Strategy Engagement

Supporting documents:



Partner and Community Updates

Verbal Updates

To receive any verbal updates from representatives, including:


a.    Wiltshire Police – Inspector Ben Huggins

b.    Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership – Suzy Deering

  1. Town / Parish Councils


Written Updates

The Board is asked to note the following written and online updates attached to the agenda:


·       Neighbourhood Policing Team

·       Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership



Note: Speakers are reminded that they each have a 3-minute slot, unless they have previously discussed alternative arrangements with the Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager.


Supporting documents:


Marlborough Area Board Priorities

To receive updates on the Area Board’s three priorities.



Area Board End of Year Report

The Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager, Andrew Jack, will summarise the progress that the Area Board has made towards its three priority areas over the past year.

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Children and Young People Update

To receive an update from the lead councillor, Caroline Thomas, on the work being done towards the Area Board’s priority of children and young people.



Older and Vulnerable People Update - Health and Wellbeing Group

To receive an update from Jill Turner, Chair of Marlborough Health and Wellbeing Group.

Supporting documents:



Road safety Update and Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG)

To ratify the funding recommendations from the Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group on 2 May 2024, as set out in the attached report.


Further information about the LHFIG process can be found here.

Supporting documents:



Community Area Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - Area Board Priorities - Looking Ahead

The Area Board will receive an update from the Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager, Andrew Jack, about the Community Area Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).


After considering the findings of the JSNA, the Area Board will decide on their priority goals for the forthcoming year before appointing a lead member to each.


The Area Board will appoint a lead member for the Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG).

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Grant Applications

To note the remaining budgets and to consider any applications for funding, as detailed in the attached report and summarised below:


Remaining Budgets


Community Area Grants: £15,835

Youth Grants: £17,786

Older and Vulnerable People’s Grants: £7,700



Community Area Grants


ABG1696 – Marlborough Tennis requesting £3,000 towards a new clubhouse top floor lounge and kitchen fit out.


ABG1761 – Aldbourne Scouts and Guides Supporters Association requesting £3,000 towards a new kitchen for their Scout Hut.


ABG1776 – 2nd Marlborough Scout Group requesting £3,000 for roof repairs to their Scout Hut.



Area Board Initiative


ABG1864 - Marlborough Health and Wellbeing Group requesting £500 towards a summer engagement event in 2024.



Older and Vulnerable People’s Grant


ABG1844 – Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group requesting £1,000 towards summer outings.


ABG1846 – Arts Together requesting £2,500 towards projects for isolated and vulnerable people in Marlborough.



Supporting documents:


Any Other Questions



Urgent items

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



Close and Future Meeting Dates

Future meeting dates (starting at 7.00pm):


·       1 October 2024

·       3 December 2024

·       18 March 2025



For information on applying for a grant or grant application deadlines for these meetings, contact