Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting to Agree Local Priorities, Warminster Area Board - Tuesday 23 August 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Warminster Library, Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster BA12 9BT

Contact: Ben Fielding  Democratic Services

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Warminster Area Board.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


No apologies for absence were received.



To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2022.

Supporting documents:



Declarations of Interest

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


Cllr Andrew Davis declared that in relation to Item 6, Appendix B that he was an owner of a local business. In addition, Cllr Davis left the meeting whilst the discussion around the suggested priority of “Supporting Local Business” was discussed.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive the following announcements through the Chair:


·       Annual Canvass

·       Electric Vehicle Charging Points Webinar

·       Wylye Valley Art Trail

Supporting documents:


The Chairman made the following announcements, which were contained in the agenda pack.


·       Annual Canvass

·       Electric Vehicle Charging Points Webinar

·       Wylye Valley Art Trail


In addition, the Chairman drew attention to the Wiltshire-wide Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) survey, which had a closing date of 16 September 2022. The survey could be found via the following link: Wiltshire LCWIP survey.


Annual Review of Local Priorities

       I.          To report on progress made in addressing the Area Board priorities selected for 2021/22


     II.          To consider any new evidence or information that will help inform the Area Board in selecting its priorities for 2022/23


   III.          To highlight potential priorities for the Area Board to consider for 2022/23


  IV.          To inform the Area Board of the broad mechanism for delivering these priorities including (where appropriate): leads, working groups and allocating funding.

Supporting documents:


The Chairman introduced the Annual Review of Priorities, which then led to a debate between the Area Board Members as to which priorities the Area Board would choose to focus on for the forthcoming year. The Members discussed each individual action listed within Item 6, Appendix B before eventually deciding upon their priorities. Additionally, the Warminster Area Board discussed in great detail and decided for the time being to defer making a proposal regarding an environmental focused priority.


After which, it was,




1.     That Warminster Area Board acknowledged the progress update from the 2021/22 local priorities work.


2.     That Warminster Area Board having considered the report along with its appendices decided upon the following priorities it wished to focus on in the coming year:


a.     Supporting Local Volunteer Groups

b.    Health and Wellbeing

c.     Empowering People

d.    Youth Engagement


3.     That Warminster Area Board appointed the following lead Councillor for each of selected priorities:


a.     Supporting Local Volunteer Groups – Cllr Bill Parks

b.    Health and Wellbeing – Cllr Tony Jackson

c.     Empowering People – Cllr Andrew Davis

d.    Youth Engagement – The Area Board chose not to appoint a lead Councillor


4.     That Warminster Area Board agreed to appoint any required working groups in relation to each priority. It was agreed that under each identified priority and lead Councillor that there would be a specific working group. It was further agreed that the Area Board would meet with Liam Cripps (SEPM) to discuss working groups.


Outside Bodies and Working Groups

The Area Board is requested to:



       I.          Appoint Members as Lead representatives to Outside Bodies as set out at Appendix A;


     II.          Agree to reconstitute and appoint to AB Non-Priority Working Group(s) as set out in Appendix B.

Supporting documents:


The Chairman introduced a report attached to the agenda, which provided information regarding the appointment of Area Board Lead Councillors.


After which, it was;




1.     The Area Board decided not to appoint a Councillor representative to the Warminster and Villages Active Travel Group.


2.     The Area Board made the following changes to Item 7, Appendix A following the previous meeting:


a.     To appoint Cllr Christopher Newbury to the Warminster Community Police Task Group (CPTG).

b.    To appoint Cllr Andrew Davis to the Warminster Local Youth Network (LYN)


3.     That the Area Board Non-Priority Working Groups as set out in Appendix B were reconstituted to include the respective Lead Members from Appendix A, as follows:


a.     Cllr Bill Parks and Cllr Andrew Davis to the Local Highways and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG)

b.    Cllr Andrew Davis to the Local Youth Network (LYN)


Urgent items

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


The following urgent items were raised:


·       The Chairman and Area Board thanked departing Community Engagement Manager, Graeme Morrison for his help and support provided towards the Area Board. In particular his work with the Warminster Action Group and liaison with the Avenue Surgery.

·       Cllr Pip Ridout provided her apologies for the next Area Board meeting.

·       The Chairman thanked the representatives from  the Warminster Health Wellbeing and Social Care Forum for their attendance.


Future Meeting Dates

The next meetings of the Warminster Area Board will be on 15 September 2022.