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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Guild Hall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1HJ

Contact: Lisa Moore  (Democratic Services Officer)

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70.

Welcome and Introductions

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman, Councillor Sven Hocking welcomed everyone to the joint themed meeting of the Salisbury Area Board and Salisbury City Council, to look at Climate Change in the City.

 

71.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from:

 

·       Station Manager Maggs – Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue

 

72.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 26th September 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

The minutes of the meeting held on 26th September 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

73.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

Cllr Atiqul Hoque declared an interest in Item 10 – Community Funding, Health & Wellbeing application from the Muslim Association, as he was the Treasurer.

 

He clarified that the applicant was not the Muslim Association itself, but was acting as a facilitator to support the project. He did not take part in the vote for that application.

 

74.

Chairman's Updates

The Chairman will give an update on outcomes and actions arising from previous meetings of the Area Board.

 

Minutes:

Bus Shelters

Since the last meeting the matter had been considered at CATG (report included with Item 9). There was a recommendation for funding to make modifications to the shelters to alleviate the amount of rain that currently came through the gap at the top.

 

Comment: Mr Brown noted his dissatisfaction with the shelters which he felt were of poor design and a waste of money. He requested that the shelters were replaced with an improved design to provide adequate shelter.

 

 

Household Recycling Centre (HRC)

Due to roadworks being undertaken on Stephenson Road between 18th October and 18th November, Salisbury HRC would be closed Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November as there would be no vehicular access permitted. 

 

However, the site would open on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November instead.

 

All HRCs moved to their winter opening times from 1 November to 1 April: 10am to 4pm, and the Salisbury site is now normally closed on Thursdays and Fridays.  The HRC in Amesbury is closed on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Salisbury Reds

Following a request at the last Board meeting, the Chairman had contacted Salisbury Reds to request financial support for bus stop replacements who had responded positively, and further communication was planned with them to take this forward.

75.

Information items

To note for information, the following written papers or on partner web pages online:

 

Salisbury City Council

Salisbury BID

Community Messaging

Healthwatch Wiltshire – Paper to note

Clinical Commissioning Group – paper to note

Wiltshire Council – paper to note

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

There had been a change to the previous format of Partner Updates. Partners were now invited to provide written updates or online links which were included in the agenda pack for information.

 

The Board noted the information available in the agenda pack and circulated at the meeting.

 

·       Salisbury City Council

·       Salisbury BID

·       Community Messaging

·       Healthwatch Wiltshire

·       Clinical Commissioning Group

·       Wiltshire Council

·       Police – attached to minutes

 

7.05pm

76.

Updates - Maltings and Central Car park, Central Area Framework, & High Street Fund

To receive updates:

 

·       Maltings & Central Car park

·       Central Area Framework

·       High Street Fund

 

Officers: Tom Dobrashian, Programme Director for Economic Recovery & Victoria Moloney, Head of Southern Wiltshire Economic Recovery.

Minutes:

Victoria Moloney, Head of South Wilts Economic Recovery gave updates to the Board:

 

Future High Street Fund

An Economist had been appointed to help with the business case to support the bid.

 

Central Government had moved the timescales and the full business case is now expected to be submitted around June 2020.

 

 

 

 

Central Area Framework

The Second consultation would start in January 2020

 

 

Maltings & Central Car park

Phase 1 demolition work had begun on site.

Progress report and update going to Wiltshire Councils full Council meeting on the 26th November.

 

It was noted that phase 1 is privately funded

 

 

Government Community Governance Review – Update

Cllr Richard Clewer – Deputy Leader – Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee gave an update. A copy of the slides from his presentation are attached to these minutes. A decision is due to be made by Central Government in January 2020

 

It was noted that Salisbury City Council, relevant Parish Councils and a number of residents in the West Harnham area would be consulted and that the recommendations will be approved by Central Government in January 2020.

 

Information is also available Online

 

7.15pm

77.

Climate Change

To hear from Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council on the work they are doing to tackle Climate Change.

 

Followed by a workshop where we will consider project ideas on how we approach climate change as a community in Salisbury.

 

 

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked everyone for coming for this themed event, and handed over to Councillor Richard Clewer, Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council, for a presentation on Wiltshire Councils commitments and progress on tackling Climate Change.

 

Key points of the presentation were: -

 

In February 2019 Wiltshire Council resolved to:

 

  • Acknowledge that there is a climate emergency

·       Seek to make the county of Wiltshire carbon neutral by 2030

·       Establish carbon baseline and renewables baseline

 

Wiltshire Council Cabinet committed to make Wiltshire Council carbon neutral by 2030.

 

A Global Warming and Climate Emergency task group has been established to consider: Renewable energy generation, energy use and efficiency in the following areas: -

 

·       Planning

·       Transport and air quality

·       Waste

·       Land use

·       Business and industry

·       Carbon baseline and renewable energy baseline

 

Residents requested to consider a Green Pledge and act on some of the following:

 

        Leave the car at home and walk more

        Take shorter showers and turn off taps when brushing teeth

        Try and use as little single-use plastic as possible

        Use a reusable cup

        Use bags for life

        Recycle as much as you can

        Turn off lights when not using them

        Install a smart meter to help you manage energy use

 

The Chairman then introduced Cllr Jeremy Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council (SCC) gave a presentation on what SCC was doing to tackle Climate Change.

 

Key Points were: -

 

Cllr Nettle thanked all who had been involved with the Eco Fair prior to the Area Board and recognised those local groups supporting to include Salisbury Transition City, Salisbury LETS, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Co-Cars, Extinction Rebellion, Salisbury Area Greenspace Partnership, Salisbury Community Energy, The Pantry Partnership, Salisbury Repair Café, Wiltshire Warm & Safe, Wessex Water, Community Fridge and South Wilts Biodiversity Group.

 

·       SCC declared a Climate Change Emergency at Full Council on 17 June 2019, budgeted £56,000 funding in support and resolved to:-

 

ü  Work to make Salisbury as carbon neutral as possible by 2030

ü  Work with partners to achieve “clean air” in Salisbury by 2022, in particular by taking action to reduce vehicle emissions, supporting public transport, cycling and walking

ü  Replace or convert all council-owned or operated vehicles to electric powered vehicles as soon as is practically possible

ü  Encourage the rapid phasing out of diesel-powered buses in the City by bus operators and their replacement by cleaner or non-polluting alternatives

ü  Increase wherever possible the extent of pedestrianised areas within the City centre

ü  Undertake a comprehensive programme of improvement of the insulation of all council-owned property,

ü  Ensure that such property shall be fitted with solar panels wherever possible

ü  Do everything within its power to ensure that such standards should also apply to any new buildings which are permitted within the City

 

 Actions SCC had already taken:

 

        New recycling bin in the Market Square

        Recycling of domestic waste in kitchens/staffrooms

        Green waste recycling from our parks/open spaces

        Annual Tree planting programme

        Introduction of Wild  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.

8.15pm

78.

Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

To consider the recommendations from the CATG as detailed in the report in full. The funding recommendations are listed below:

 

·       Issue 6204, Fly tipping Gradidge Lane - £300

·       Foliage removal to Footway outside Prebendal House - £800

·       Issue 7070, Milford Mill Bridge CS signs - £260

·       Replacement bus shelter amendments - £2000

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the recommendations from the CATG as detailed in the

Report attached to the Agenda.

 

Decision

The Salisbury Area Board approved the following CATG funding:

 

  • Issue 6204, Fly tipping Gradidge Lane - £300
  • Foliage removal to Footway outside Prebendal House - £800
  • Issue 7070, Milford Mill Bridge Community Lorry Watch signs - £260

·       Replacement bus shelter amendments - £2000

 

8.20pm

79.

Community Funding

Community Area Grants

Young People

Health & Wellbeing

Opening balance

2019/20

£73,150.67

£29,047.33

£7,799.02

Awarded to date

£24,956.49

  £6860.00

£6,213.00

Current Balance

£48,194.18

£25,285.00

£8,194.10

Balance if all grants are agreed based on recommendations

£30,410.18

£18,785.00

£5,164.10

 

 

Community Area Grants Scheme

 

Applicant

Amount requested

Applicant: Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club
Project Title: Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club Defibrillator

View full application

 

£784.00

 

 

 

 

Applicant: Salisbury Area Board Initiative
Project Title: Salisbury Street Name Repair/Replacement


View full application

 

£17,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Funding

The Group met on 18th October and made the recommendations as detailed below:

 

Applicant

Amount requested

Applicant: Salisbury Museum

Project Title: Salisbury Museum Stone Age Log Boat Project

 

View full application

 

£2250.00

 

Recommendation: £1500

Applicant: Salisbury 2020

Project Title: Salisbury 2020 TechSTEM Event

 

View full application

 

£5000.00

 

Recommendation:

Full amount

 

Health & Wellbeing

The Group met on 15th October and made the following recommendations:

 

Applicant

Amount requested

Applicant: Salisbury Pride UK
Project Title: Salisbury Pride UK

View full application

£2000.00

 

Recommendation: £1000

Applicant: Muslim Association of Salisbury
Project Title: Rabbat ul Bait- Queen of the home

Paper application included in agenda pack.
 

 

£1030.00

Recommendation:

Full amount

 

 

Applicant: Art Social Prescribing
Project Title: Art Social Prescribing

View full application

 

£1000.00

Recommendation:

Full amount

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered the following funding requests:

 

Community Area Grant Scheme

 

The Board considered two bids to the Community Area Grant Scheme.

 

Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club – requested £784

 

Decision

Five Rivers Indoor Bowls was awarded £784 towards the purchase of a defibrillator.

Reason – The application met the Community Area Grants Criteria 2019/20

 

Salisbury Street Name Initiative – requested £17,000

 

Cllr Hocking proposed to continue the repaint / repair / renew project started in 2018 noting the request amount was above the usual £5,000 limit and that Salisbury residents were very supportive.

 

Decision

Salisbury Street Name Plates Initiative was awarded £17,000 towards street nameplate repair/renew initiative.

Reason – The application met the Community Area Grants Criteria 2019/20

 

Youth Grants

 

The Board considered two bids for funding from the Youth Activities Budget. Applications were considered by the Youth Panel on 18th October.

 

Salisbury Museum – requested £2250. The recommendation from the Youth Panel was to award £1500

 

Decision

Salisbury Museum was awarded £1500 of Youth Funding towards Stone Age Long Board Project.

 

 

Salisbury 2020 – requested £5000. The recommendation from the Youth Panel was to award the full amount.

 

Decision

Salisbury 2020 was awarded £5000 of Youth funding towards the TechSTEM event.

 

 

Health & Wellbeing Funding

 

The Board considered three bids for funding from the Health & Wellbeing (HW) Fund. The HW Panel considered applications and made recommendations for funding on 15th October.

 

Salisbury Pride UK – requested £2000.

 

The recommendation from the HW Panel was to award £1000.

 

The motion to fund the project at the recommended amount of £1000 was made by Cllr Dalton. This was seconded by Cllr Rogers.

 

After discussion, Cllr Walsh requested an amendment to the motion, and asked that the Board award the original full request of £2000. This was accepted by Cllr Dalton, and seconded by Cllr Rogers.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award £2000. The motion failed.

 

Cllr Dean then moved the motion to award £1000, this was seconded by Cllr Brown.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award £1000.

 

Decision

Salisbury Pride UK was awarded £1000 of Health & Wellbeing funding towards Salisbury Pride UK 2020.

 

 

Salisbury Muslim Association – requested £1030.

 

The recommendation from the HW Panel was to award the full amount.

 

 

Decision

Muslim Association was awarded £1030 towards Rabbat ul Bait – Queen of the home project.

 

Art Social Prescribing – requested £1000.

 

The recommendation from the HW Panel was to award the full amount.

 

Decision

Art Social Prescribing was awarded £1000 towards the Art Social Prescribing project.

 

80.

Close

 

 

The date of the next meeting is xxxx, 7pm at xxxxx.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked Salisbury City Council for hosting the meeting at the Guildhall, and noted that the next meeting of the Salisbury Area Board would be held on Thursday 23rd January 2020, 7.00pm at City Hall, Salisbury.

 

Presentation Slides

Supporting documents:

Police Update

Supporting documents:

Climate Change - notes

Supporting documents:

 

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