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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Melksham United Church,4 High St, Melksham, SN12 6JU

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

46.

Chairman's Welcome, Introduction and Announcements

Chairman’s Announcements:

 

·         Balloon and lantern releases

 

·         Wiltshire Council – focusing on the future

 

·         Melksham Campus update

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everybody to the Melksham United Church for the  meeting of the Melksham Area Board.

 

The following Chairman’s Announcement contained in the agenda pack was noted:

 

·         Balloon and lantern releases

 

·         Wiltshire Council – focusing on the future

 

·         Melksham Campus update

 

47.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Inspector Andy Fee – Wiltshire Police

 

48.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 5 September 2018 (copy attached)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 5 September 2018 was confirmed as the correct record

 

49.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

Agenda Item No.10 Melksham Young Persons Project Update. Cllr Jon Hubbard – (Chairman of Young Melksham who were a possible procurement provider for the Melksham Young Persons Project).

 

50.

Introduction of the new Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner

Minutes:

Jerry Herbert introduced himself as the new Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner.

 

 

51.

Melksham leisure offer

Louise Cary, Head of Community Development, Wiltshire Council and Keith Love-Evans, Places Leisure will provide an overview of the work done to date on accommodating local leisure services and user groups following the closure of Christie Miller Sports Centre

 

Minutes:

A comprehensive power point presentation was given by Louise Cary - Head of Community Development, Wiltshire Council and Keith Love-Evans - Places Leisure which gave an overview of the work done to date on accommodating local leisure services and user groups following the closure of Christie Miller Sports Centre.

 

Points made from the floor included:

 

·         That local residents now had to go out of Melksham to enjoy their leisure and recreation activities.

 

·         That some football teams were still looking for new homes to play matches in Melksham.

 

·         That the booking station at the Blue Pool was inadequate for the number of users that now wanted to use the pool and gym.

 

·         That users needed to be kept informed of what was happening.

 

·         Concerns over how long the Christie Miler site would remain boarded up and the site disposed of.

 

The Chairman thanked Louise Cary and Keith Love-Evans for their presentation.

52.

Melksham WW1 Exhibition and Commemorative Tree Planting

Beth Thomas from Melksham Remembers will offer an insight into the WW1 Exhibition that will be held at the Town Hall on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November.

 

There will also be a brief update on the WW1 commemorative community tree planting. Over 10,000 trees will be planted across Wiltshire before November 11th

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Beth Thomas from Melksham Remembers outlined the WW1 Exhibition that was to be held at the Town Hall on Saturday 10and Sunday 11 November.

 

There was also be a brief update on the WW1 commemorative community tree planting. Over 10,000 trees would be planted across Wiltshire before the 11 November 2018.

 

The Chairman thanked Lisa Ellis and everybody involved for making the project such a success.

53.

Consultation on use of Market Place

Table discussions on events and activities that residents would like to see in the Market Place

Minutes:

Attendees of the meeting were given the opportunity to have table discussions on events and activities that residents would like to see in the Melksham Market Place.

 

It was agreed that the feedback from the table discussions would be feedback to a future Area Board meeting.

54.

Introduction to the Melksham Local Area Coordinator

Matthew Billingham, Melksham Local Area Coordinator will give an insight into the new and exciting role

Minutes:

Vicky Lofts – Public Health Team, Wiltshire Council introduced Matthew Billingham as the new Melksham Local Area Coordinator.

 

Points made included:

 

A new way of working alongside people of all ages living with disabilities, mental health issues, older people and their families/carers to:

 

      Build and pursue personal vision for a good life.

 

      Stay strong, safe and connected as contributing citizens.

 

      Find practical, non service solutions to problems wherever possible.

 

      Build more welcoming, inclusive and supportive communities.

 

There are three levels of support available through Local Area Coordination. These are:

 

         Short term support, information, advice and connections that help build individual and family resilience – helping people to stay strong and not need services wherever possible.

 

         Walking alongside people and families who require longer term support to build their vision for a good life, resilience and reduce need for, or dependency on, formal services wherever possible.

 

         Building relationships and partnerships to nurture more welcoming, inclusive and supportive communities.

 

The Chairman thanked Vicky Lofts and Matthew Billingham for their presentation.

 

55.

Melksham Family Learning Festival 2018

Rhys Schell, Melksham Community Engagement Manager will provide a review of the 2018 Melksham Family Learning Festival

Minutes:

Rhys Schell - Melksham Community Engagement Manager provided a brief review of the 2018 Melksham Family Learning Festival which was held between 15 October and 11 November.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That a total of 38 free, family activities had taken place.

 

·         28 activities responded thus far with feedback.

 

·         That some 857 participants were involved in those activities to date.

 

·         Options to build on this programme for future years.

 

·         Thanks for Melksham Town Council, Tesco Bags of Help Scheme and all the participating partners and venues.

 

The Chairman thanked Rhys Schell for his hard work in organising this successful event.

 

56.

Melksham Young Persons Project Update

Cllr Phil Alford will update on the Area Board young persons intervention project

Minutes:

Cllr Phil Alford gave a brief update on the Area Board young persons intervention project.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That project funding of up to £10k had been agreed at the last Melksham Area Board meeting.

 

·         That there was a procurement opportunity for local organisations who work with young people.

 

·         Applications were open until Friday 16November 2018.

 

Note: That Cllr Jonathon Seed was in the chair for this agenda item as Cllr Jon Hubbard had declared an interest – (Chairman of Young Melksham, who were potential procurement providers).

57.

Bath Clean Air Zone

Cllr Jon Hubbard and Cllr Jonathon Seed

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Cllr Jon Hubbard and Cllr Jonathon Seed outlined plans by Bath and North East Somerset Council who had advertised their intention to introduce a Clean Air Zone in Bath.

 

Points made included:

 

·         Formal consultation launched and closes 26 November 2018.

 

·         That BaNES, along with another 27 local authorities were required by Government to produce a Clean Air Plan that improved air quality in the shortest possible time. 

 

·         That BaNES was proposing to charge £9 for higher emission, non-compliant cars, taxis and LGVs/vans and £100 for higher emission, non-compliant buses, coaches and HGVs

 

·         That there was a potential impact on West Wiltshire and it’s towns and communities.

 

·         That a full briefing note was included in the agenda pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58.

Area Board sub groups

Melksham Wellbeing Group Cllr Aves

 

  • To include any Wellbeing grants

 

 

Community Area Transport Group Cllr While

 

·         To include recommendations to the Area Board

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Melksham Wellbeing Group – Cllr Aves

 

The minutes of the Melksham Wellbeing Group meeting dated 22 October 2018 were noted.

 

The following Wellbeing grants were agreed:

 

·         Age Friendly Business project - £500.00

 

·         Arts Together – Melksham Group £1,500.00

 

 

Community Area Transport Group – Cllr While

 

The minutes of the Community Area Transport Group meeting dated 18 October 2018 were noted with the following recommendations to the Area Board:

 

·         To close issues the following issues: 5131, 5381, 5040, 5718, 5750, 6087, 6167, 6166, 6170, 6173, 6284, 6323, 6326, 6362 and 6424.

 

·         Issue 3340 (Coronation Road, 20mph) – to approve funding of up to £5,000.00 towards this project.

 

·         To add the following issues to the Priority Schemes list: 6055 and 6574

 

59.

Written Partner Updates

To receive any written updates from the following partners:

 

·         Community Area Partnership

·         Wiltshire Police

·         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:

Minutes:

Written updates were received from the following partners:

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         NHS Wiltshire/Clinical Commissioning Group

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Melksham Town Council

·         Melksham Without Parish Council

·         Broughton Gifford Parish Council

·         Trans Wilts Cic

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates

 

60.

Grant Funding

The Area Board members are asked to consider applications to the Community Area Grants scheme. Full details of all grant applications are contained in the agenda pack

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board members are asked to consider eight applications to the Community Area Grants scheme:

 

Decision

Atworth Village Hall and Recreation Ground Committee awarded £1,000 for Improved Heating and Insulation in the village hall.

 

Decision

Atworth Parish Council awarded £499 for new benches for the village of Atworth.

 

Decision

Melksham Without Parish Council awarded £1,250 for Age Friendly Community Outdoor Seating Project.

 

Decision

Read Easy Melksham awarded £500 for Read Easy Melksham. Lap Top and Printer for the Coordinator.

 

Decision

Seend Lye Recreation Field awarded £3,000 for Seend Lye Recreation Field Play Area Equipment Replacement.

 

Decision

Seend Parish Council awarded £400 for WW1 Commemorative Bench.

 

Decision

Bulkington Parish Council awarded £700 for Storage of Emergency Planning Equipment.

 

West Wiltshire Group of the Ramblers Association requesting £3,723 for Bowerhill to Seend stile upgrade to kissing gates.

Note:This application was deferred until the February 2019 meeting where it was hoped the application would have been granted some funding from Melksham Without Parish Council and Seend Parish Council.












61.

Public questions

Members of the public are invited to ask questions relating to Area

Board business

 

Minutes:

The Older Peoples Champion advised that he was still trying to sort out a section of the Melksham cemetery to be made available for Muslim burials.

 

Cllr Jon Hubbard advised that he would follow up this matter.

62.

Close

 

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