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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

48.

Networking Session

49.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Area Board and to the Memorial Hall.

 

The councillors and officers present were introduced.

 

50.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mollie Groom – Wiltshire Council, Cllr Chris Hurst - Wiltshire Council, Veronica Stubbings - Broad Town Parish Council and Alexa Davies – Wiltshire Council.

 

51.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 10 January 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 10 January 2018 were agreed a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

52.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

53.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

and across the county:

 

·         Work Wiltshire Website

 

·         Real Change Wiltshire

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:

 

·         Work Wiltshire Website

 

·         Real Change Wiltshire

 

54.

Strengthening our Communities

 

Progressing our JSNA Housing Priorities.

 

88.24% of people wanted to see more affordable housing.

We will focus on how affordable housing is being delivered in our Community Area, to include a presentation from Greensquare Housing.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Road Surfacing Programme 2018/19

 

To provide information on the progress made in improving the condition of the county’s roads, and advise on the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19.

 

 

Grant Funding - new grant applications for March 2018

 

Allsorts Pre-School and Nursery - seeking £1,452.00 towards replacement of a perimeter fence.  

 

Please view full application here:

Area Board Grant no 2621

http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2621

 

 

St. Bartholomews Royal Wootton Bassett Church - seeking £4,500 towards a Croft kitchen refurbishment.

 

Please view full application here:

Area Board Grant no 2439

http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2439

 

 

RWB TFC Vets - seeking £819.96 for four aluminium goals.

 

Please view full application here:

Area Board Grant no 2642

  http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2642

 

 

CMAS - proposal for providing youth work for 6 months starting April 2018

 

That the Area Board agrees in principle to continue Youth Provision for Royal Wootton Bassett, Cricklade and Lyneham as outlined in the attached proposal for a period of 6 months starting from April 1st 2018, subjecting to Youth Funding being in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Progressing our JSNA Housing Priorities.

Cllr Allison Bucknell briefly outlined how affordable housing was being delivered in the RWB&C Community Areas, a presentation from Phil Bowley - Head of Strategic Assets, GreenSquare Group then followed on the regeneration of the Culverhay estate.

Points made included:

·         That Greensquare had tried to keep the process as smooth as possible.

·         That good quality housing was being delivered.

·         That work carried out with community groups had been excellent, and a great help in keeping the process on track.

·         That the houses and bungalows built were smaller than the housing stock that they were replacing, but that 44 extra properties were able to be built.

 

The Chairman thanked Phil Bowley for his presentation.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Road Surfacing

Programme 2018/19

 

The Chairman outlined the information on the progress made in improving the condition of the county’s roads, and advised on the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19 in the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community areas. A written report was contained in the agenda pack.

 

Decision

 

·         That the RWB&C Area Board noted the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19 in the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community areas.

 

 

Grant Funding- new grant applications for March 2018

 

Allsorts Pre-School and Nursery - seeking £1,452.00 towards replacement of a perimeter fence - This application was deferred to a future meeting.

 

 

St. Bartholomew’s Royal Wootton Bassett Church awarded £4,500 towards the Church Croft kitchen refurbishment – Agreed. It was however noted that the Area Board members were disappointed that no representatives of St. Bartholomew’s church were in attendance.

 

 

RWB TFC Vets - seeking £819.96 for four aluminium goals - This application was deferred to a future meeting.

 

 

CMAS - proposal for providing youth work for 6 months

starting April 2018 – Agreed in principle.

 

 

Path Improvement Grant

Cricklade Town Council awarded £2,800 – Agreed with the condition that some of the funding may have to be found from the 2018/19 funding stream.

 

Note: It was agreed by the Area Board members that at all future RWB&C Area Board meetings, all grant applicants must have a representative in attendance if the grant was to be discussed.

 

55.

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

·         CEM update (written as newsletter)

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 - the written report was noted.

 

 

Community Mentoring and Support – the written report was noted.

 

 

NHS Wiltshire – the written report was noted.

 

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire – the written report was noted.

 

 

Recycling for Wiltshire Joint Venture – the written report was noted.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That a further visit to the Compton Bassett Recycling Centre was to be arranged.

 

 

Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

 

RWB Arts Festival – the written report was noted.

 

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network – the written report was noted.

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

56.

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)

 

·         The report dated 7 March 2018 was noted.

 

·         Temporary road closure of the C70 – It was agreed to take transport and highways issues as a theme for a future Area Board meeting. Wiltshire Council Highways officers would also be invited to take any questions and to explain the constraints within which they work to design highways improvement schemes.

 

 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

·         Would be hosting an Upcycle Garden event at RWB Library on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

 

57.

Wrap Up

Minutes:

Next meeting: Wednesday 9 May at Bushton & Clyffe Pypard Village Hall.

 

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