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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Manor School, Ruskin Ave, Melksham, SN12 7NG

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome


The Chairman welcomed everybody to the Manor School for a special youth themed meeting of the Melksham Area Board.



Healthy Schools Project Awards

  • Cllr Jon Hubbard, Chairman Melksham Area Board


  • Nick Bolton, Healthy Schools Coordinator



Nick Bolton - Healthy Schools Coordinator, Wiltshire Council gave a brief outline of the Healthy Schools project.


Points made included:


·         The programme has been running since 2012


·         116 schools are part of the programme


·         73 schools hold accreditation 64 Bronze, 5 Silver & 4 Gold


·         More schools are signed up to join during November 20


·         This round 28 schools have received Healthy Schools accreditation including 11 Melksham Schools


·         6 schools are still responding to requests for further information from the Quality Assurance Group


Representatives from the Aloeric Primary School, Bowerhill Primary School,

Churchfields Primary School, Atworth, Forest and Sandridge C of E Primary School, Melksham Oak Community School, River Mead School, Seend C of E Primary School, Shaw C of E Primary School, St George’s C of E Primary School, Semington,St Mary’s Broughton Gifford Primary School and The Manor C of E Primary School were given the opportunity to outline how their respective schools had approached the project.


The school representatives were presented with Healthy Schools plaques by the Chairman and Nick Bolton.


The Chairman thanked all the schools for partaking in the project and thanked Nick Bolton for his hard work in rolling out the project.



Chairman's Introduction and Announcements


The Chairman welcomed everybody to the meeting.



Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.



To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 6 September 2017

Supporting documents:



·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 6 September 2017 was confirmed as the correct record



Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of interest.


Wiltshire Police Update


Inspector Andy Fee - Wiltshire Police gave a brief update, the full report was contained in the agenda pack.


The Chairman thanked Inspector Fee for attending the meeting.


Mental Health Awareness Workshop

Karen Spence - Public Health Specialist, Wiltshire Council



Karen Spence - Public Health Specialist, Wiltshire Council presented an interactive Mental Health Awareness Workshop.


Points made included:


·         We all have mental health as well as physical health. They are linked together and we need to look after both.


·         Mental health is about how we: think and feel about ourselves and others and how we interpret events.


·         Our mental health influences how we cope, our relationships with others and our self-esteem.


·         About a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, with mixed anxiety and depression the most common mental disorder in Britain.


·         Everyone feels down and stressed sometimes, it’s a normal part of life.


·         Stressful thoughts and feelings and events come and go.


·         We all need ways of looking after ourselves and getting support.


·         For some of us, we may feel down or anxious for longer and it starts to affect our day-to-day life.


·         Then we may need extra things to help.


The Chairman thanked Karen Spence for a very informative presentation.



Area Board sub groups

Local Youth Network Management Group Cllr Spencer


Melksham Wellbeing Group Cllrs Aves


Community Area Transport Group Cllr While


Supporting documents:



Local Youth Network Management Group – Cllr Spencer


·         That the group had recently met.


·         That the minutes of the LYN meeting held on the 1 November 2017 were noted.


Note: Cllr Seed now in the chair for youth funding applications


Youth Funding



Young Melksham awarded £2,500 to support the continuation of the SEND group.



Melksham football youth team awarded £5,000 to support the equipment needed for the youth teams.


Note: Cllr Hubbard now in the chair


Melksham Wellbeing Group – Cllr Aves


Health & Wellbeing Funding



BOA & Melksham Health Partnership - Balance Exercise Class for Older People awarded £1,980



Age UK Wiltshire - Melksham Nail cutting clinic awarded £500



Melksham and District Seniors Forum 55+ awarded £1,000 with a view to consider the remainder of the funding requested at the February 2018 Area Board meeting.




Community Area Transport Group – Cllr While


The CATG meeting notes dated 16 October 2017 were agreed:


·         To close issues: 3715, 3843, 5035, 5351, 5375, 5587, 5717.


·         To approve issue 5131, Melksham Church Street dropped kerbs for £1,670.


·         To approve issue 3340 Melksham Coronation Road area, 20 mph speed limit assessment for £1,670.


·         To approve issue 4975 Steeple Ashton, request for drop kerbs for £2,500.


·         To approve issue 5040 Melksham Woodrow Road, request to extend 30 mph limit for £333.


CATG Footpath funding agreed:


·         Road No.C211 – The Street, Broughton Gifford o/s The Manor

·         Road B3353 – Corsham Road, Whitley between First Lane and Middle Lane










Written Partner Updates

To receive any written updates from the following partners:


·         Community Area Partnership

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner

·         Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

·         NHS Wiltshire/Clinical Commissioning Group

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Melksham Town Council

·         Parish Council Nominated Representatives

·         Melksham Chambers of Commerce

·         Melksham Senior People’s Forum

·         Older Persons Champion

·         Young Melksham

·         Trans Wilts Cic


Supporting documents:


The following written partner updates were noted:


  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service


·         Wiltshire CCG


·         Healthwatch Wiltshire


  • Melksham Town Council


  • Melksham Without Parish Council


  • TransWilts Cic



The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.



Grant Funding

The Area Board members are asked to consider applications to the

Community Area Grants scheme and from the Local Youth Network.

Full details of all grant applications are contained in the agenda


Supporting documents:


The Area Board members are asked to consider four applications to the Community Area Grants scheme and one Councillor-led initiative:



St Mary’s School Building Management Committee awarded £3,498.50 for St. Marys Old School Railings Restoration.



UK Shotokaido requesting £650 for new Children’s Karate Club in Melksham – Deferred due to non-attendance.



Carer Support Wiltshire awarded £1,000 for IT Training for Carers.



Wiltshire School of Gymnastics requesting £2,500 for Wiltshire School of Gymnastics - New Tumble Track.



Councillor-led initiative requesting funding from the Area Board



Cllr Jon Hubbard Melksham Requesting £900 for CCTV – three additional high res cameras - Deferred due to non-attendance.









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