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Venue: Join the on-line meeting here

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)


No. Item


Chairman's Welcome, Introduction and Announcements



·         Wiltshire Local Plan review and separately, the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan - consultations running until 9 March 2021


·         Remembering Brian Warwick


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Apologies for Absence



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14 December 2020


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Declarations of Interest

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



Census 2021

Jonny Corbett - Census Engagement Manager for Wiltshire, Office for National Statistics

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Priority for People - Melksham 2021

Gerald Milward-Oliver - Townswork


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Community Area Status Report

Peter Dunford - Community Engagement Manager



Health and Wellbeing Group

·         To approve the minutes of the HWG meeting held on Monday 25 January 2021


·         To receive a report on the "Cook an Extra Portion" Christmas meals initiative and Lockdown #3 response


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Written Partner Updates

To note any written partner updates

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Budget Position

Peter Dunford - Community Engagement Manager


Applications for Grant Funding

Community Grants:


·         Avon Needs Trees requesting £5,000 towards purchase of land at Seend for new, permanent, community woodland


·         Melksham Music and Drama requesting £4,000 towards radio microphones to perform “Joseph” at the Assembly Hall


·         Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) requesting £2,511

towards public outdoor seating for Bowerhill


·         Melksham Town Council requesting £2,500 towards developing a technical specification for a CCTV system in the town centre


·         Melksham Town Council requesting £2,080 towards investing in Market Place Markets and gazebo infrastructure


·         Riverside Club requesting £1,820 towards new front doors and internal painting and decoration


·         Bulkington Playground Committee requesting £1,000 towards playground equipment


·         Steeple Ashton Guides requesting £500 towards a laptop computer and projector


  • Cllr Led bid from Cllr Alford requesting £10,000 to re-launch the Public Open Spaces Network Fund in 2021



Youth Grants:


·         Whorwellsdown District Girlguiding requesting £2,048 towards rebuilding confidence and engagement of youngsters by enabling Rangers and Young Leaders to gain skills and experience to lead in the future


·         Young Melksham requesting £4,305 towards the operation of the “No Limits” SEND club



Health and Wellbeing Grants:


·         Cllr Holder requesting £3,000 towards support for young carers


·         Carer Support Wiltshire requesting £2,500 towards counselling for unpaid carers


·         Centre for Independent Living requesting £1,000 to facilitate connections between people in Melksham as part of the “Community Connectors” project


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Public questions

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







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