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Agenda and minutes

Venue: REME Museum, Lyneham

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 to the REME Museum.


The councillors and officers present were introduced.


The Chairman thanked Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and John Stanwix from SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote) Military Advocacy for their displays prior to the meeting.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from:


Cllr Chris Hurst – Wiltshire Council, Mark Clarke – Cricklade TC, John Davies – RWB Arts Festival, Andrew Harris – Lydiard Millicent PC and Steve Palmer



To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 September 2017

Supporting documents:




·         The minutes of the meetings held on Wednesday 27 September 2017 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 Local Plan Review


Supporting documents:


The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:


·         Wiltshire Local Plan Review


·         Waste & Recycling Review


·         Parking Charges


Strengthening our Communities


Rebecca Seymour will provide information about forthcoming free, fun local events and activities for our older people


Wiltshire Wildlife Trust will give an update on their Campaign Plan for RWB&C


REME Museum – Major R J Henderson will provide an update on the Museum


Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering- Commandant Ed Heal will provide an update on the Defence School and wider community integration


Meet the team - Cllr Mary Champion will speak about her role as councillor for RWB North


           Grant feedback – Bonnie Maslin from Lyneham Primary School will speak about how the school is benefitting from their new sensory room, with part-funding from the community grant scheme



Grant Funding


New Grant Applications November 2017


Broad Town WI - seeking £945.00 towards purchase and installation of a defibrillator on the outside of Broad Town Village Hall.


Please view application here:



Purton Parish Council - seeking £4,612.50 towards ANPR and close circuit CCTV system at Purton Village Centre community facility.


Please view application here:



Marston Meysey Village Hall Association - seeking £5,000 towards replacement of the village hall roof.


Please view application here:



Purton and District Age Concern – seeking £5,000 for a new specialised minibus.


Please view application here:



Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal Trust – seeking £2,178.00 for finger posts and a mower for the Studley Grange site.   


Please view application here:



Cricklade leisure centre – seeking £1,346.00 towards a defibrillator to be sited outside the leisure centre.


Please view application here:



Area Board initiative: £390.00 for 13 weeks Royal Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall hire @ £30 a session for new Seated Sports provision.

Supporting documents:


Rebecca Seymour gave a short presentation that outlined forthcoming free, fun local events and activities for our older people.


Points made included:


·         The need to support isolated older people.


·         The importance of working with people who still live in their own homes.


·         That good work was being carried out with local GPs and care co-ordinators in the local area.



Jessica Thimbleby - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust gave an update on their Campaign Plan for RWB&C.


Points made included:


·         Workshops carried out with Purton & Lydiard Scout Group to make sure they all know what to recycle at home and how to reuse rubbish with some upcycled wildlife gardening.

·         Thames Preschool - waste workshops, staff training and going for our Wiltshire Waste Watcher Award

·         Waste workshops with the Little Stars Babes & Tots group in RWB and will be working with Sunny Days Nursery in Lyneham

  • Worked in Lyneham Primary, St Bartholomew’s Primary Academy and RWB Academy and during November we’ll be working in St Mary’s CE Primary School, Purton.


  • Aim to work in at least two more schools (so one per councillor division).


  • Attended the Cricklade Bloomers Grand Opening – promoting ‘upcycling’ unwanted household items in the garden.


  • RWB Library September recycling display during Recycle Week.


  • Carried out half-term Halloween events – story-telling and Halloween crafts in RWB Library and pumpkin carving and soup making at MOD Lyneham Community Centre.


  • Sign-ups for tour of Wiltshire’s Materials Recovery Facility and Landfill site now being organised.



Gary Mantle – Wiltshire Wildlife Trust gave a brief presentation on the Trust’s plans to purchase Morningside Farm, a set of rare hay meadows on the edge of Royal Wootton Bassett.


It was hoped that the Area Board would support Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in it’s bid to purchase the meadows.




·         It was agreed that the Area Board would publicise the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust bid to buy the meadow.


·         That the project would come back to a future Area Board meeting for discussion when Wiltshire Wildlife Trust had developed a business plan for the project.



REME Museum Major Rick Henderson gave a brief update on the Museum.


Points made included:


·         That the museum contained seven galleries of exhibits.


·         That the museum was available for corporate bookings.


·         That next year the museum would be holding various events to celebrate 100 years of the RAF.



Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering - Commandant Ed Heal gave a brief update on the Defence School and wider community integration.


Points made included:


·         That some 1,500 young people were learning to repair Army equipment on site at Lyneham.


·         Over 100 were under 18’s.


·         That the Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering were keen to be an active part of the Lyneham community.


·         That DSEME were would be happy to become involved with community outreach activities.









Meet the team - Cllr Mary Champion gave a brief overview of her role as councillor for RWB North.



Grant feedback Bonnie Maslin - Lyneham Primary School gave a brief presentation on how the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.


Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To receive updates from our key partners, including:


·         Wiltshire Police

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

·         Greensquare

·         NHS Wiltshire

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         CMAS

·         Parish and Town Councils


Supporting documents:



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


·         Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted.


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



·         Greensquare - the written report was noted.


·         Recycling for Wiltshire Joint Venture - the written report was noted.


  • Community Monitoring and Support - the written report was noted.


  • Cricklade Town 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




·         The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) – next Meeting on Wednesday 6 December 2017.




Wrap Up


Next meeting: Wednesday 10 January 2018.




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