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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Royal Wootton Bassett RFC, Malmesbury Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8DS

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

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No. Item

38.

Networking Session

Alzheimer’s Society Side-by-Side Programme

 

RWB Local Youth Network meeting

 

Wiltshire Council health trainer Jan Bardwell will be on hand to assist you every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your health and fitness goals

 

39.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Area Board and to the Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club

 

The councillors and officers present were introduced.

 

The Chairman thanked Alzheimer’s Society Side-by-Side Programme, Glynwen Chetcuti - Learndirect and Wiltshire Council health trainer Jan Bardwell for the networking displays prior to the meeting.

 

40.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Mary Champion – Wiltshire Council, Mollie Groom – Wiltshire Council, Mike Sharp – Lydiard Millicent Parish Council, Sheila Dunn – RWB Memorial Hall and John Coole – Cricklade Town Council.

41.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8 November 2017 were agreed a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

42.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

43.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

 

·         Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner- Precept Consultation

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:

 

·         Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner- Precept Consultation

44.

Strengthening our Communities

Improving and maintaining wellbeing and mental health

 

Wiltshire Council Public Health Consultant Karen Spence offers an interactive session designed to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, increase understanding and reduce stigma and discrimination.

 

 

Grant feedback will be received from the Launch 2 Learning media project at RWB Academy

 

 

Grant Funding

 

New Grant Applications January 2018

 

Cricklade leisure centre - seeking £1,346.00 towards a defibrillator to be sited outside the leisure centre (deferred from November meeting)

 

Noremarsh Junior School - seeking £5,000.00 towards completion of an all weather running track to enhance provision of all pupils and to extend the facilities available to the community

 

Purton Parish Council – seeking £770.00 towards footpath improvement under the Paths Improvement Grant Scheme FP84

 

White Horse Trail councillor initiative – seeking £250 for improvement to the White Horse interpretation board at Broad Town (please see separate councillor initiative report)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

Karen Spence - Public Health Specialist, Wiltshire Council presented an interactive Mental Health Awareness Workshop.

 

Points made included:

 

·         We all have mental health as well as physical health. They are linked together and we need to look after both.

 

·         Mental health is about how we: think and feel about ourselves and others and how we interpret events.

 

·         Our mental health influences how we cope, our relationships with others and our self-esteem.

 

·         About a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, with mixed anxiety and depression the most common mental disorder in Britain.

 

·         Everyone feels down and stressed sometimes, it’s a normal part of life.

 

·         Stressful thoughts and feelings and events come and go.

 

·         We all need ways of looking after ourselves and getting support.

 

·         For some of us, we may feel down or anxious for longer and it starts to affect our day-to-day life.

 

·         Then we may need extra things to help.

 

The Chairman thanked Karen Spence for a very informative presentation.

 

 

Grant Funding

 

The Area Board members are asked to consider three applications for grant funding and one Councillor-led initiative:

 

Decision

Cricklade leisure centre awarded £945 towards a defibrillator to be sited outside the leisure centre.

 

Decision

Noremarsh Junior School awarded £5,000 towards completion of an all weather running track to enhance provision for all pupils and to extend the facilities available to the community

 

Decision

Purton Parish Council awarded £770 towards footpath improvement under the Paths Improvement Grant Scheme FP84

Decision

White Horse Trail councillor initiative awarded £250 for improvement to the White Horse interpretation board at Broad Town

45.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To receive updates from our key partners, including:

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

·         Greensquare

·         CMAS

·         NHS Wiltshire

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Recycle for Wiltshire

·         Parish and Town Councils

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Community Mentoring and Support – the written report was noted.

 

Points made included:

 

  • That lots of good youth work was being carried out over the RWB&C community areas.

 

  • That CMAS were moving into the Hive at MOD Lyneham.

 

  • That good street based youth work in Cricklade had now developed  and moved into a venue for regular evening meetings.

 

 

Recycling for Wiltshire Joint Venture – Gemma Annan was in attendance and the written report was noted.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That Wiltshire Wildlife Trust were still looking for a couple more schools to sign up for the Recycle for Wiltshire Joint Venture project.

 

·         That places were available for a visit to the Compton Bassett Recycling Centre on Thursday 8 February 2018.

 

 

Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

·         A petition was presented to the Chairman from Cllr Chris Hurst on behalf of Wood Street and Borough Fields residents, Royal Wootton Bassett. The petition highlighted residents requests for Wiltshire Council to consider extending the off-street residents scheme.

 

 

Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

Parking petition response

Supporting documents:

46.

Task Group Reports and Decisions

To consider reports from the following task groups and make any

necessary decisions:

 

·         Community Area Transport Group

 

·         Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

·         The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) report dated Wednesday 6 December 2017 were noted.

 

·         The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) – next Meeting on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

 

47.

Wrap Up

Minutes:

Next meeting: Wednesday 21 March 2018, Royal Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall.

 

 

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