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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

78.

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.

 

Caroline Gray – Community Banker, Natwest was thanked for her financial advice re scams which was given during the networking session.

79.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Sheila Dunn – RWB Memorial Hall, John Davies – RWB Arts Festival, Mark Clarke - Cricklade Town Council and Nic Hughes - Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.

80.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4 July 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

81.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

82.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

and across the county:

 

·         Young Drivers

 

·         Electoral Canvass

 

·         Local Labour Market

 

·         Electoral Review

 

·         Animal Licensing

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

There following Chairman’s Announcements contained in the agenda pack was noted:

 

·         Young Drivers

·         Electoral Canvass

·         Local Labour Market

·         Electoral Review

·         Animal Licensing

83.

Strengthening our Communities

An introduction to the role of the Wiltshire Council highways team.

 

Adrian Hampton (Head of Local Highways - South) and Bill Parks (Head of Local Highways - North) will cover:

 

·         Maintenance of roads and the costs of repair

 

·         Prioritisation of highway repairs

 

·         Road safety improvements and the Community Area Transport Group process (CATG)

 

·         Responsibilities relating to local highways.

 

 

Cllr Bridget Wayman - Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste will be in attendance to help answer any of your highways queries. Questions to be submitted in advance (at the earliest opportunity) to alexa.davies@wiltshire.gov.uk, 01249 706610.

 

 

Cllr Jacqui Lay will provide information about the Lorry Watch Scheme.

 

 

CEM update from Alexa Davies (please find report attached with JSA updates).

 

 

Grant Funding

Broad Town Parish Council (deferred): Area Board Grant no 2866 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2866  

Tockenham Village Hall Storage: Area Board Grant no 3003 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=3003

Broad Town Village Hall Refurbishment: Area Board Grant no 2998 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2998

 

 

Lyneham Primary Forest School Area: Area Board Grant no 2991 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2991

 

Lydiard Millicent Parish Council  Pathways improvement grant: Area Board Grant no 2979 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2979

 

Tinkers Lane Surgery/RWB Leg Club: Area Board Grant no 2969 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2969

 

 

Marston Meysey Parish Council: Area Board Grant no 2925 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2925

North Wilts Woodturners Association: Area Board Grant no 2901 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2901

 

Area Board Initiatives:

 

Cllr Mary Champion, seeking £1,500 for support for the Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network (please see separate report).

 

Wiltshire Walking Project, seeking a £1,000 contribution towards developing a mobile device application for local walks, in partnership with Ramblers GB (please see separate report).

 

 

To note:

 

Pay increase made to Health and Wellbeing Champion, Ellen Blacker under delegated authority from £15.00 to £17.50 per hour, in line with the arrangement in Malmesbury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

Adrian Hampton (Head of Local Highways - South) and Bill Parks (Head of Local Highways - North) gave an introduction to the role of the Wiltshire Council highways team which highlighted topics including:

 

·         Maintenance of roads and the costs of repair

 

·         Prioritisation of highway repairs

 

·         Road safety improvements and the Community Area Transport Group process (CATG)

 

·         Responsibilities relating to local highways.

 

·         What is a pot hole

 

·         The use of the My Wiltshire app

 

·         Joined up thinking with utility companies

 

·         The importance of maximising the Wiltshire Council highways budget.

 

·         Technical surveys and the use of artificial intelligence.

 

 

Cllr Bridget Wayman - Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste was also in attendance to help answer any of the highways queries.

 

The Chairman thanked Cllr Wayman, Adrian Hampton and Bill Parks for their presentation.

 

 

Cllr Jacqui Lay gave a short presentation that outlined the Lorry Watch Scheme.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the scheme was very much volunteer led.

 

·         That a pilot scheme was running in Bradford on Avon.

 

·         That some 200 prosecutions had already been carried out.

 

·         That volunteer leaders were needed to lead local teams of volunteers.

 

·         That the volunteer groups would be registered with the local Police.

 

The Chairman thanked Cllr Lay for her presentation.

 

 

The CEM update, contained in the agenda pack from Alexa Davies was noted.

 

 

Grant Funding

 

Decision

Broad Town Parish Council awarded £794.97 towards new football goals needing replacement (deferred application from previous meeting) with a proviso that the Parish council would need to precept for any future replacements.

 

Decision

Tockenham Village Hall Committee awarded £3,130 towards a storage unit for Tockenham

 

Decision

Broad Town Village Hall awarded £3,000 towards the refurbishment of kitchen and toilets

 

Decision

Lyneham Primary School awarded £2,000 towards the creation of a forest school area for pupils, with the condition that the £2,000 would only be awarded if other funding was successfully found.

 

Decision

Lydiard Millicent Parish Council awarded £3,000 towards path improvement of the public footpath behind The Sun pub

 

Decision

Royal Wootton Bassett Leg Club awarded £2,000 towards equipment costs for the Heel2Heal project

 

Decision

Marston Meysey Playpark awarded £5,000 towards refurbishment of the village playpark

 

Decision

North Wilts Woodturners Association awarded £1,588 towards a training equipment update

 

 

Area Board Initiatives:

 

Decision

Cllr Mary Champion awarded £1,500 for support for the Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network

 

Decision

Wiltshire Walking Project awarded £1,000 contribution towards developing a mobile device application for local walks, in partnership with Ramblers GB

 

Cllr Bob Jones expressed his concern that the Area Board is being asked for grant funding from Parish Councils who should be using their precept to fund projects. He agreed to circulate the comparative precepts for the parishes in our Community Area.

 

The pay increase made to Health and Wellbeing Champion, Ellen Blacker under delegated authority from £15.00 to £17.50 per hour, in line with the arrangement in Malmesbury was noted by the Area Board.

 

84.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To receive updates from our key partners, including:

 

·         Wiltshire Police - written

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

·         Greensquare

·         CMAS

·         NHS Wiltshire - written

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire - written

·         Recycle for Wiltshire

·         Parish and Town Councils

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted

 

Jerry Herbert introduced himself as the new Wiltshire Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

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

 

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council – the written report was noted

 

Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted

 

Lydiard Millicent Parish Council – the written report was noted

 

Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council

 

·         That the 100 years of the RAF event had been well received, thanks to all who attended it.

 

·         Thanks to all the volunteers who had taken part in the recent litter picks.

 

·         That the parish magazine was now being delivered to all residents.

 

Wiltshire Family Learning – the written report was noted

 

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

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates

85.

Task Group Reports and Decisions

To consider reports from the following task groups and make any

necessary decisions:

 

  • Community Area Transport Group (report attached)

 

Recommendation: 

 

That the Area Board writes to Bridget Wayman reference the state of the pavements in the Community Area and the lack of budget to repair them.

 

 

  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

 

·         The report dated 12 September 2018 was noted.

 

·         Next meeting Wednesday 5December 2018.

 

Decision

 

·                     That the Area Board writes to Cllr Bridget Wayman reference the state of the pavements in the Community Area and the lack of budget to repair them.

 

 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

·         There was no update for this meeting.

 

86.

Wrap Up

Thank you for attending this evening.

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked everybody for attending the meeting.

Precepts Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board

Supporting documents:

 

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