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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

87.

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.

 

Sam Perry - physical activity officer, Wiltshire Council, Alex Neale - Community First - Youth Action Wiltshire, Wiltshire Young Carers,

SPLASH and Sally Maynard- Haynes - health trainer, Wiltshire Council were thanked for their advice given during the networking session.

 

Amelia Jack was thanked for her cakes sale, which was fundraising for a volunteering trip to Ghana 2019 with RWB Academy.

88.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Alexa Davies – Community Engagement Manager, Geoff Jackson-Haines - Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council, Mark Clarke - Cricklade Town Council and Steve Walls - Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.

89.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 26 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

90.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

91.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

 

·         HomeRun

 

·         Banning of Sky Lanterns and Balloon releases on Wilshire Council land

 

·         Wiltshire Council: Focusing on the Future

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·         HomeRun

 

·         Banning of Sky Lanterns and Balloon releases on Wilshire Council land

 

·         Wiltshire Council: Focusing on the Future

92.

Strengthening our Communities

Police update: Local Policing - Resource v Demand - Insp Mark Luffman

 

 

Cllr Laura Mayes - her role and responsibilities as Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills

 

Phil Smith, teacher at St Sampson’s Primary School in Cricklade will speak about the Power of 10

 

Youth Provision - the way forward, updates will be received from:

 

·         RWB - Cllr Sue Hughes

·         Lyneham - Amy Dalimore

·         Cricklade – Dr Angela Jensen & Richard Roberts

 

Interactive session: what can you or your community do to help improve the outcomes for the young people living in your community?

 

 

CEM update: To include information on National Armed Forces Day

 

·         The Area Board will receive a petition re the reopening of the Purton village shop

 

 

Grant Funding

 

Broad Town C of E Primary School, seeking £4,790.00 towards a reflective garden.

 

Area Board Grant no 2935

 

http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=2935

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Police update

Angus Macpherson – Police & Crime Commissioner.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That Royal Wootton Bassett police station would be having a refurbishment during July 2019, staff would be based at Malmesbury police station during this period.

 

PC Steve Carroll introduced the written police report contained in the agenda pack.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That local police teams were carrying out speed checks whenever possible throughout the community area.

 

·         That Clyffe Pypard were keen to start a community speed watch group – it was agreed that PC Steve Carroll would follow this up.

 

The Chairman thanked Angus Macpherson and PC Carroll for their updates,

 

 

Cllr Laura Mayes gave a short overview of her role and responsibilities as Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills.

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the top priority was keeping Wiltshire’s children safe.

 

·         Was responsible for the education of all children in Wiltshire.

 

·         The need for a state of the art school for children with special needs at Rowdeford, with some 20 million pounds expected to be spent on the project.

 

·         That a new “Local Offer” for care leavers had been ratified at Full Council in October.

 

·         The importance of getting care leavers a better deal.

 

·         The role played by the Grand Mentoring scheme.

 

·         The desperate need for more foster carers in Wiltshire.

 

The Chairman thanked Cllr Mayes for her presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Smith - teacher at St Sampson’s Primary School in Cricklade gave a short presentation about the calendar of sporting events for young people in the local community area, and in particular highlighting the positive impact of the Power of 10 project

 

Points made included:

 

·         That over 700 young people had attended events during the academic year.

 

·         That team leaders had played a full roll in the success of the events that had been held including, local fun runs, Wiltshire legacy games and the Wiltshire schools games.

 

·         That there had been a positive buy in from the local schools.

 

A short film was played which highlighted some of the successes of the project.

 

The Chairman thanked Phil Smith for his presentation.

 

 

Youth Provision - the way forward, updates were received from:

 

RWB - Cllr Sue Hughes

 

Points made included:

 

·         That the RWB youth group had been pro-active in trying to highlight what was available for young people in RWB.

 

·         Trying to understand the needs of the young people.

 

·         Working with other partners to provide a range of positive activities.

 

·         Giving young people leadership and a voice.

 

·         Getting more volunteers involved, both young people and adults.

 

A short film was played which highlighted some of the successes of the group so far.

 

 

Lyneham - Amy Dallimore

 

Points made included:

 

·         Work started to develop a youth forum in Lyneham.

 

·         Looking at age and employment issues.

 

·         Giving young people a real voice.

 

·         Looking at youth health and wellbeing issues.

 

 

Cricklade – Dr Angela Jensen & Richard Roberts

 

Points made included:

 

·         That a very positive meeting with Cricklade councillors had launched the Cricklade youth network.

 

·         Now contacting local youth groups to find  ...  view the full minutes text for item 92.

93.

Partner Updates

To receive updates from our key partners, including:

 

·         Wiltshire Police - written

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service - written

·         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

 

·         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

 

·         The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – the written report was noted

 

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

 

·         Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted

 

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

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

94.

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

Minutes:

The Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

 

·         Next meeting Wednesday 5December 2018.

 

 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

Jessica Thimbleby gave a short presentation highlighting the successes of the Recycle for Wiltshire project.

 

·         The written update was noted.

 

95.

Wrap Up

Thank you for attending this evening.

 

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