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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Memorial Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, Station Road, SN4 8EN

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

11.

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.

12.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mary Champion – Wiltshire Council, Cllr Mollie Groom – Wiltshire Council, Cllr Chris Hurst – Wiltshire Council, John CooleCricklade Town Council and Ray Thomas – Purton Parish council.

13.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 16 May 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

  • The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 16 May 2017 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

14.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

15.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

 

·         Bobby Van Trust – Free online safety support.

 

·         Draft Housing Site Allocations Consultation.

 

·         Royal Wootton Bassett Community Hub - update

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:

 

·         Bobby Van Trust Free online safety support.

 

·         Draft Housing Site Allocations Consultation.

16.

Strengthening our Communities

 

 

Grant Funding

 

 

General Capital grants: 

 

·         2017-18 allocation - £46,556

·         Invested to date - £8,340.43               

·         Available for investment - £38,215.57

·         Amount leveraged - TBC

 

Community Area Transport Group:

 

·         2017-18 allocation - £22,728

·         Invested to date - £8,293         

·         Available for investment - £14,435

·         Amount leveraged - TBC

 

Youth Grants:

 

·         2017-18 allocation - £21,235

·         Invested to date - £15,000   

·         Available for investment - £6,235

·         Amount leveraged - £3,000

 

 

Health & Wellbeing/Older Person Champion:

 

·         2017-18 allocation - £7,700

·         Invested to date - £ 7,700  

·         Available for investment - Budget committed to appointment of Health & Wellbeing/Older Person’s Champion, Ellen Blacker

·         Amount leveraged – To be reported end of financial year

 

 

Community Youth Funding

 

Health and Wellbeing Champion – update

 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – Jessica Thimbleby will talk about Recycle for Wiltshire, a project to educate and encourage school children and communities throughout Wiltshire to reduce, reuse and recycle more of their household rubbish.

Meet your team

 

Julian Kirby From Age UK Wiltshire will provide information about the Age UK service and answer any questions.

 

Update on the RWB Community Hub and Library.

 

 

Update from Alexa Davies - Community Engagement Manager

 

·         The RWB&C Community Asset List.

 

·         The new RWB&C Area Board community newsletter.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Julian Kirby From Age UK Wiltshire gave a short presentation that highlighted

the Age UK service.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That social isolation was a silent killer.

 

·         That Age UK had to look at ways of tackling social isolation differently.

 

·         That Age UK were working with local authorities and local groups.

 

·         The need to be there for people during their most difficult periods of life.

 

The Chairman thanked Julian Kirby for his presentation.

 

 

Police update – Inspector Mark Luffman introduced the written report which was noted.

 

 

Meet your team

Cllr Bob Jones gave a brief overview of his role as a Wiltshire Councillor.

 

 

Jessica Thimbley - Community Engagement Officer (Waste), Recycle for Wiltshire. gave a short update on “Recycle for Wiltshire”, a Joint Venture between Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Wiltshire Council to educate and encourage school children and communities throughout Wiltshire to reduce, reuse and recycle more of their household rubbish.  

 

Points made included:

 

·         Working with local pre-schools, presenting waste workshops.

 

·         Carrying out community litter picks.

 

·         Attending various community events.

 

·         Holding pop up events at various locations throughout the community area.

 

·         Recycle for Wiltshire were keen to work with all local groups.

 

The Chairman thanked Jessica Thimbley for her presentation and looked forward to future updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Wellbeing Champion update – Ellen Blacker introduced the written report which was noted.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Community Hub update - Cllr Allison Bucknell introduced the written report which was noted.

 

 

Community Engagement Manager update - Alexa Davies

 

·         The RWB&C Community Asset List – a request for any local groups to add any useful assets to the Community Asset List, which could then be used by other groups in the community area.

 

·         The new RWB&C Area Board community newsletter – a request for feedback on the new community newsletter.

 

 

Grant Funding

 

The Area Board members considered two community grant applications:

 

Decision

Cricklade Camera Club awarded £987.00 for a new laptop and projector equipment for the club.

 

Decision      

Purton War Memorial and Village Centre Charity awarded £807.00 towards a new pedestrian safety gate.

 

 

YouthGrants/Councillor Initiatives update – 2017-18 was noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To receive updates from our key partners, including:

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

·         Military Civilian Integration Partnership

·         Defence Technical Training

·         NHS Wiltshire

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Parish and Town Councils

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service - the written report was noted.

 

  • NHS Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

  • Healthwatch Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

  • Wiltshire Family Learning - the written report was noted.

 

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

 

  • Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

18.

Task Group Reports and Decisions

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

 

·         Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

 

·         Notification of the modification of the North East Wiltshire Villages (NEW-V) Neighbourhood Area and the designation of the three neighbourhood areas for Tockenham Parish, Clyffe Pypard Parish and Broad Town Parish.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

·         The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) notes dated 1 June 2017 were noted.

           Next meeting 7 September 2017 at Cricklade Town Hall.

 

 

·         Notification of the modification of the North East Wiltshire Villages (NEW-V) Neighbourhood Area and the designation of the three neighbourhood areas for Tockenham Parish, Clyffe Pypard Parish and Broad Town Parish was noted. (reports contained in the agenda pack.)

 

19.

Wrap Up

Minutes:

The Chairman asked for any the thoughts on tweaking the format of future meetings:

 

Points made:

 

·         Reduce the 60 minute networking session to a 30 minute session.

 

·         Start the meeting at 6:30pm.

 

It was agreed that the Area Board members would discuss this at a future agenda setting meeting.

 

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