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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Laverton Hall, Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 3EN

Contact: Roger Bishton  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

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

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

3.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2017.

 

Arising therefrom

 

Minute No 12 – Provision of Defibrillators in Westbury  Dr Peter Biggs referred to the provision of defibrillators in Westbury and suggested that there was a need for at least some basic training for those who might use the equipment.  He considered that it would be necessary for two people, if at all possible, to be available to resuscitate, one to administer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) whilst the second person used the defibrillator.  He also referred to the situation where a person needing resuscitation had requested a Do Not Resuscitate but unless that person carried a card or badge stating this, it would not be likely that this wish were complied with in such a situation.   

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To note the following items for information:-

 

·         Wiltshire Local Plan Review

·         Eat Out Eat Well Award

·         Westbury Community Hub – Cllr John Thomson, Cabinet lead for campuses and hubs has stated that the team is currently working on two papers which will go to Cabinet in December 2017 and we shall be revisiting the hubs and leisure provisions in January.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the following Announcements, details of which were included in the agenda papers:-

 

·         Wiltshire Local Plan Review

 

·         Eat Out Well Award

 

·         Westbury Community Hub – Cllr John Thomson, Cabinet lead for campuses and hubs had stated that the team was currently working on two papers which would be considered by Cabinet in December 2017 and they would be revisiting the hubs and leisure provisions in January 2018.

6.

Dementia Services in the Westbury Community Area

A presentation will be given by CCG member, Dr Muhammed Rehman from Westbury Health Centre, together with the Practice Manager and also Sara Young, Joint Commissioner – Dementia, Wiltshire Council on the current dementia services in the Westbury area and future plans.  

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

A presentation on the current dementia services in the Westbury area and future plans was given by Sara Young, Joint Commissioner – Dementia, Wiltshire Council together with Mark Dickson, Practice Manager, Westbury Health Centre, a copy of which is attached to these minutes at Appendix 1.

 

Sara Young drew attention to the latest report on Dementia, a public consultation on which was completed in August 2017 being the culmination of a two year project. There were now dementia advisors who were linked to GP surgeries in Wiltshire and this would be publicised as part of a public awareness campaign in January 2018. It was important to bring this service to the attention of as many people as possible and, although nobody could be  required to make use of this service, it was hoped that a large proportion of those with this disease could be encouraged to seek some help. Although the CCG would be providing some funding for this service there was still much need for further fundraising.

 

The Chairman thanked Sara Young and Mark Dickson for attending this meeting and making their presentation which those present had found most interesting and useful.  

7.

Partner and Community Updates

To receive any updates from partners.  Some reports have been received and are included in the pack.

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

·         Westbury LYN

·         BA13+ Community Area Partnership

·         Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Westbury Town Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received and noted the following updates from key partners:-

 

(a)          Wiltshire Police  Inspector Andy Fee presented his report from which it was noted that the number of reported crime incidents during October had slightly fallen compared with figures for the same month in 2016.  He stated that a detailed breakdown of crime in the area was available at https://www.police.uk/wiltshire/

 

(b)          Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service  The written report was received and noted.

 

(c)          Westbury LYN  Jan Bowra, Locality Youth Facilitator, tabled a short progress report which was noted.  (Appendix 2 to these minutes)

 

(d)          BA13+ Community Area Partnership  Carole King presented a written report which had been circulated with the agenda papers. She drew attention to Dementia Action Alliance questionnaires which she had tabled and encouraged those present to complete and return to dementiaactionalliance@alzheimers.org.uk .

 

(e)          Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group  The written report was received and noted.

 

(f)           Healthwatch Wiltshire The written report was received and noted.

 

(g)               Westbury Town Council  Cllr Ian Cunningham presented a written report which had been circulated with the agenda papers. He informed those present that the Town Council’s Finance Committee would be setting the precept for 2018/19 at its meeting on 11 December 2017.

8.

Tarmac Planning Application for a new precast concrete manufacturing unit at former Cement Works, Westbury

Jonathan Toyn, Daniel Daniels and Peter Heubeck from Tarmac Building Products Ltd will attend to explain their proposals and to answer any questions.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced and welcomed Jonathan Toyn, Peter Heubeck and Danny Daniels from Tarmac Building Products Ltd who were attending to make a presentation on their proposals to develop a new precast concrete manufacturing unit at the former Cement Works, Westbury, a copy of which is attached to these minutes at Appendix 3.

 

During discussion, some concern was expressed at the number of lorry movements that would be required and also the route that would be taken to and from the site.  The developer explained that two different routes were being proposed, one of which would avoid Westbury and ongoing discussions would take place with the appropriate councils and the wider community concerning this.  The meeting was informed that although rail would be used as far as possible, the Company’s main supply of materials would come from its quarry at Halecombe, Mendip, from where there was unfortunately no rail service.  It was estimated that there would be about 21 to 23 lorry movements during a 24 hour period on weekdays.

 

Regarding noise pollution, the developer was confident that even the closest residents in Coach Road would not be affected, the site being large.

 

The Chairman thanked the representatives form Tarmac Building Products Ltd for their presentation which was much appreciated.

 

  

9.

Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd's proposal to submit a Section 73 application to update the layout of the advanced thermal treatment facility following a review of the original proposals at Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury

Ed Dodd, Alex Henderson and Monique Hayes, from Hills Waste Solutions will make a presentation explaining Northacre Renewable Energy Limited’s proposal to submit a Section 73 application to amend the existing full planning permission for an Advanced Thermal Treatment Facility at Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury and to answer any questions.

 

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced and welcomed Ed Dodd from Hills Waste Solutions and Alex Young from the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group who were attending to explain Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd’s proposal to submit a Section 73 application to amend the existing full planning permission for an Advanced Thermal Treatment Facility at Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury. A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes at Appendix 4.

 

During discussion, concern was expressed at the perceived increase in pollution that this change would create.  It was pointed out that the stack would be increased from 60 metres to 75 metres in height as a result of Directives.  With regard to noise, there would be no change from current levels and the number of lorry movements would be between seven and ten lorry movements per day and these would be conditioned if planning permission were granted.

 

The developers stressed that, separate from the planning process, the Environment Agency were required to consider the proposals and issue a very detailed Environmental Permit before work could commence on site.  The Environment Agency would be carrying out a separate consultation exercise in the New Year.  

 

The Chairman thanked Ed Dodd and Alex Young for their presentation which was much appreciated.

 

10.

Community Area Grants

To consider applications for funding from the Community Area Grants Scheme.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

Consideration was given to a report by the Community Engagement Manager in which councillors were asked to consider funding from the 2017/18 Area Grants Budget, all of which met the grants criteria. After receiving brief statements from the applicants giving reasons for the requests,  

 

Resolved:

 

(1)          Application 2620 – Leigh Park Community Centre

To approve a grant of £998.50 towards the provision of affordable community events and open day, on the condition that the grant is charged to the Health & Wellbeing Budget.

 

(2)          Application 2622 – Bratton Jubilee Hall Management Committee

To approve a grant of £3558.13 towards the replacement of the air conditioning unit.

 

(3)          Application 2569 – Edington Parish Council

To approve a grant of £862.00  towards the cost of providing a new video projector for use in the village.

 

(4)          Application 2551 – Ethandun Tapestry Project Group

To approve a grant of £250.00 towards the Ethandun Tapestry Project.

 

(5)          Application 2609 – Dilton Memorial Hall Trustees

To approve a grant of £2000.00 towards the Dilton Marsh Memorial Hall storage and utilities modernisation.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Westbury Community Area Transport Group

To receive the notes of the Westbury Community Area Partnership Group meeting held on Friday 17 November 2017 and to consider the recommendations set out in the notes.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received notes of the Westbury Community Area Transport Group (CATG) meeting held on 17 November 2017.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)          To endorse the Area Board’s previous decision to contribute £5,000.00 towards the provision of a new footway near The Ham Cottages to serve a relocated bus stop.

 

(2)           To allocate £2,250.00 towards the cost of providing improved disabled access on The Mead to allow access to the footpath near the Lakes.

12.

Appointments to Outside Bodies

At its meeting on 15 June 2017, this Area Board appointed Cllr Russell Hawker to membership of the Leigh Park Community Centre (Westbury).  This appointment had been made for several years on a temporary basis until such time as the completion of the Lease with Wiltshire Council.  This has now been completed as a result of which there is no need for Cllr Hawker to represent the Council on this body and accordingly he wishes to resign his position.  

Minutes:

At its meeting on 15 June 2017, this Area Board appointed Cllr Russell Hawker to membership of the Leigh Park Community Centre (Westbury).  This appointment had been made for several years on a temporary basis until such time as the completion of the Lease with Wiltshire Council.  It was reported that this had now been completed as a result of which there was no need for a representative of Wiltshire Council to be a member of this body.  Accordingly Cllr Hawker had resigned his position. 

13.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

14.

Future Meeting Dates

The next meeting of the Westbury Area Board will take place on:

 

Thursday 1 February 2018 at The Laverton, Westbury, BA13 3EN

 

Future Meeting Dates

 

Thursday 12 April 2018 at The Laverton, Westbury BA13 3EN

 

Thursday 7 June 2018 at The Laverton, Westbury BA13 3EN

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Westbury Area Board will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018 at The Laverton, Westbury.

 

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