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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Lyneham Primary School, Preston Lane, Lyneham, SN15 4QJ

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome and, Introductions


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Bob Jones – Wiltshire Council, Sheila Dunn – Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival / Memorial Hall and Paul Harrison – Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association.




To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

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·       The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18 May 2016 were agreed a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of interest.


Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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


·       Wiltshire Online Programme – Extension of the basic broadband commitment scheme.

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The following Chairman’s Announcement was noted:



·       Wiltshire Online Programme – Extension of the basic broadband commitment scheme.



Strengthening our Communities

Child poverty data will be presented by Sarah Heathcote - Head of Child Health Improvement, Wiltshire Council.

Information on the Healthy Schools scheme from Nick Bolton – Healthy Schools lead, Wiltshire Council.

Lifeline – empowering youth against cyberbullying, a filming project.

A short workshop to explore ways we can work together to help address youth issues.


Feedback from Ellen Blacker - Health and Wellbeing Champion to the Area Board.



Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities


Youth grant funding applications:


·       D of E open awards centre.


·       Cyber-bullying project.


·       Fun in the Sun venue funding - £200.



Supporting Community Projects and Facilities


Grant funding and financial statement 

Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council


Area Board funding as at start of meeting:


·       Discretionary Capital - £50,940.


·       Youth Revenue - £71,210.



Winter Gritting (to be confirmed)






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Marie Wykes – Launch 2 Learning gave a presentation and introduced a short DVD film which highlighted cyberbullying and its effects.

Points made included:

·       That an increasing numbers of young girls in particular  feel the need to end their own lives as a result of the pressures on them to look or be a certain way on social media. The rise of social media comments and likes means more and more people are targeted with negative comments and the pressure becomes too much to handle.

The Chairman thanked Marie Wykes for a very powerful presentation and film.


Sarah Heathcote - Head of Child Health Improvement, Wiltshire Council gave a presentation that looked to highlight child poverty in the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community areas.

The presentation sought to provide some local data and to identify any priorities for action.

Points made included:

What is child poverty?

·       The proportion of children living in families within the UK that are either in receipt of out-of-work benefits or in receipt of tax credits with a reported income which is less than 60 per cent of national median income. National median income is £26,500 (60% is £15,900).


·       In the UK 17% of children, 2.3 million, live in poverty, which is one of the highest rates in the industrialised world.


·       In 2013 10.6% of children in Wiltshire living in poverty.


·       Hits rural communities harder.


The local picture


·       Number of children in poverty – 575.


·       % of children in poverty – 9.9% (1.9% increase since 2006).


·       Obesity/overweight in Reception Year* 21.5% (20.3%).


·       Obesity/overweight in Year 6*  30.1% (29.3).


The Chairman thanked Sarah Heathcote for her presentation.


Nick Bolton – Healthy Schools lead, Wiltshire Council gave a short presentation that highlighted the Healthy Schools scheme.

Points made included:

Why Healthy Schools?

·       Current guidance from the DfE highlights the benefits of  a Healthy Schools approach, for example in promoting pupil mental health (2016).


·       Public Health England clarify how a Healthy Schools approach can help schools enhance pupil health and raise attainment (2014).



·       NatCen on behalf of DoH showed Healthy Schools work in Wiltshire had a measurable impact on healthy eating & other health behaviours (2013).


·       Healthy Schools improves PSHE, health behaviours and has a positive impact on achievement, attendance and exclusion the Lancet  (2011).



·       Ofsted said that Healthy Schools has proved invaluable in involving the whole school community in promoting healthy lifestyles (2010).


·       NICE guidance recommends the approach of Healthy Schools as an effective way to address various health priorities in schools (2007-2013).


·       That the programme presented joined up messages for schools, helping them to implement effective interventions to address local health and education priorities.


·       Good practice was accredited and celebrated, including outcomes for young people.


Targeting support

·       The programme was available to all schools, but targeted schools in areas of greatest deprivation.


·       At silver level schools include interventions to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils, including pupil premium children.


Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Healthy Schools

Longleaze Primary School                     Silver until Oct 2016

Lyneham  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To raise any points requiring feedback from the area board.



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


·       Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted.



·       NHS Wiltshire - the written report was noted.



·       Healthwatch Wiltshire - the written report was noted.



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



·       Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.



·       Purton Parish Council – the written report was noted.



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


The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.



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)

Following on from the decision of Purton, Lyneham & Bradenstoke and Lydiard Tregoz to leave the NEW-V grouping for Neighbourhood Planning, Lydiard Millicent finds itself in a position whereby it has no contiguous boundaries with the remaining parishes of Tockenham, Clyffe Pypard and Broad Town, and therefore will have to apply for a separate Designated Area.

There is a small amount of Frontrunner funding which is available to the NEW-V group, which is not available to those parishes who leave NEW-V.

As Lydiard Millicent has not chosen to leave, but is unable to continue with NEW-V due to its lack of contiguous boundary




Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Bob Jones



·       Next meeting 16 September 2016.



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


·       That little progress had been made, the group was now looking at the way forward for the three remaining parishes.



Wrap Up

Update letter for former SCOB - 16.09

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