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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Royal Wootton Bassett Library, Borough Fields, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AX

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointments

Election of the Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the forthcoming year.

 

Election of the Vice Chairman

To elect a Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Allison Bucknell was elected Chairman for the forthcoming year.

 

Cllr Jacqui Lay was elected Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.

 

2.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Area Board and introduced the councillors and officers present.

3.

Appointments to Outside Bodies and Working Groups.

To note that appointments to outside bodies and working groups for the forthcoming year:

 

·       Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

 

·       C&DCA (Cricklade Leisure Centre)

 

·       Community & RAF Fairford Liaison Group

 

·       Neighbourhood Planning Forum

 

·       Local Youth Network (LYN)

 

·       Caring for Dementia

 

·        Health & Wellbeing Board

Minutes:

To note the appointments to outside bodies and working groups for the forthcoming year:

 

Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) – all Area Board members.

 

C&DCA (Cricklade Leisure Centre) – Cllr Bob Jones.

 

Community & RAF Fairford Liaison Group – Cllr Bob Jones.

 

Neighbourhood Planning Forum – Cllr Mollie Groom.

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network (LYN) – Cllr Mary Champion & Cllr Allison Bucknell.

 

Cricklade & Purton Local Youth Network (LYN) – Cllr Jacqui Lay

 

Caring for Dementia – Cllr Mary Champion & Cllr Allison Bucknell.

 

Health & Wellbeing Board – all Area Board members.

4.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Chris Hurst – Wiltshire Council, Veronica Stubbings – Broad Town PC and Paul Harrison – Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association.

5.

Minutes

·       To approve the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 23 March 2016 and 21 April 2016.

 

·       To note the Commissioning Agreement for Health and Wellbeing Champion as agreed at the Area Board 21 April 2016.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·       To approve the minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 23 March 2016 and 21 April 2016.

It was noted that Cllr Jacqui Lay was the Vice Chairman and not Cllr Mollie Groom.

 

·       To note the Commissioning Agreement for Health and Wellbeing Champion as agreed at the Area Board 21 April 2016.

6.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

7.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

News and information on what’s going on in your local community and across the county:

 

·       Carers in Wiltshire Joint Strategy 2016-2020

 

·       Help Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade win the Road to Rio

 

·       Meet the Funder event – 22 June 2016

 

·       Groundwork and Tesco “Bags of Help” funding

 

·       Adult Care Charging Policy Consultation

 

·       Funding for Public Toilets

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:

 

·       Carers in Wiltshire Joint Strategy 2016-2020

 

·       Help Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade win the Road to Rio

 

·       Meet the Funder event – 22 June 2016

 

·       Groundwork and Tesco “Bags of Help” funding

 

·       Adult Care Charging Policy Consultation

 

·       Funding for Public Toilets

 

·       Network Rail – Broad Town bridge update

8.

Strengthening our Communities

Wiltshire Citizens Advice

 

A short presentation from Sarah Cardy.

Wiltshire Citizens Advice, a local independent charity committed to helping people find a way forward and overcome the problems they face. 


Introducing Ellen Blacker our Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Health & Wellbeing Champion.

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities

 

Update and youth grant funding applications from Pete Smith –

Community Youth Officer, Wiltshire Council.

 

·       Cantanti Choir youth grant application requesting £1,300.

 

Supporting Community Projects and Facilities

 

Grant funding and financial statement – Alexa Smith - Community

Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council.

 

Grants

 

·       Purton Community Café requesting £5,000 for Equipping Pips kitchen and wheelchair accessible toilet.

 

·       Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club requesting £940 for Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club Ball Machine.

 

Councillor Led Initiatives

 

·       Wiltshire Police requesting £605.07 to fund equipment for the Police to enable them to be highly visible within our community areas. This would be in the way of one pedal cycle for Police to use, for patrolling the Cricklade area.

 

·       Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds Running Club requesting £760 for Beginners running sessions.

 

Area Board Review of 2015/16

 

A written update from Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

 

Wiltshire Citizens Advice

 

Wiltshire Citizens Advice

Sarah Cardy - Chief Executive Officer, Wiltshire Citizens Advice gave a presentation which highlighted the work of Wiltshire Citizens Advice, a local independent charity committed to helping people find a way forward and overcome the problems they face.

Points made included:

·       In 2013 the Citizens Advice guide website was visited by one third of United Kingdom's online population.

 

·       Citizens Advice's own research shows that four in ten of the British population contact Citizens Advice at some point during their lives.

 

·       In 2014 Citizens Advice celebrated its 75th anniversaryand in 2015 the charity was named Charity of the Year at the 2015 Charity Awards.

 

·       Citizens Advice have over 19 locations in Wiltshire where advice can be sought and help given.

 

·       That Wiltshire Citizen’s Advice is changing the way it provides its service to meet the revised funding structure, and many more transactions will be via the much improved website.

 

The Chairman thanked Sarah Cardy for her presentation.

 

 

Ellen Blacker was introduced as the new Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Health & Wellbeing Champion.

 

Ellen’s role would include supporting people to live independent, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives by offering information on a variety of topics.

Working to improve outcomes for people by representing their needs at decision making level.

 

Ellen has previously provided help to our more rural communities. Her new role will include towns and will not just be for older people.

 

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities

Youth grant funding applications

 

Decision

Cantanti Choir youth grant application awarded £1,300.

 

 

Supporting Community Projects and Facilities

 

Grant funding and financial statement – Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council.

 

Grants

 

Decision

Purton Community Café awarded £5,000 for Equipping PIPS kitchen and wheelchair accessible toilet.

Reason

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital project.

 

Decision

 Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club awarded £940 for Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club Ball Machine.

Reason

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital project.

 

 

Councillor Led Initiatives

 

Wiltshire Police requesting £605.07 to fund equipment for the Police to enable them to be highly visible within our community areas. This would be in the way of one pedal cycle for Police to use, for patrolling the Cricklade area. Note: this application was withdrawn by Wiltshire Police.

 

Decision

Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds Running Club awarded £760 for Beginners running sessions.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Area Board Budget

 

·       Discretionary Capital £51,880

·       Roll forward Capital £0

·       CATG Funding Capital £14,200

·       CATG Roll Forward Capital £33,640

·       Health and wellbeing Revenue £6,700

·       Older Peoples' Champion Revenue£1,000

·       Public Toilets £1,000

·       Youth Review Revenue£24,340

·       LHF roll forward Revenue£57,430

 

Total Area Board budget - £190,190

 

 

Area Board Review of 2015/16

Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager updated the Area Board on the successes and priorities at a community level over the last 12 months.

Points made included:

 

Successes of 2015/16

 

·       £57,648 committed in financial year 2015/16 to 30 projects in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To raise any points requiring feedback from the area board.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Updates were received from the following Partners, Towns and Parishes:

 

Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted.

 

 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service – District Commander Jason Underwood

 

·       That the Royal Wootton Bassett Fire Station was being re-roofed.

 

·       That Cricklade Fire Station required more firefighters.

 

 

NHS Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

 

Cricklade and Royal Wootton Bassett Children’s Centres – the written report was noted.

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

 

Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

 

Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council – the written report was noted.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association- the written report was noted.

 

 

Cricklade Memorial Hall – Sheila Dunn

 

·       A big thanks to the Area Board for the grant funding which helped to repair the leaking roof.

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

10.

Task Group Reports and Decisions

To consider reports from the following task groups and make any necessary decisions:

 

·       Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

 

·       Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW-V)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Bob Jones

 

·       The Area Board was asked to note the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 14 April 2016.

 

·       That three Metro Counts were agreed by the Area at a cost of £4,500. (Issues: 4019, 4473 and 4474)

 

·       Currently had five priority projects to take forward.

 

·       That the CAT-G has a budget of approx £15,000.

 

·       Next meeting 1 September 2016.

 

 

Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW-V) – Cllr Allison Bucknell

 

·       That the group was gradually making progress.

 

11.

Wrap Up

 

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