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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Purton Village Hall, Station Street, SN5 4AJ

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Welcome, Introductions and Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Area Board and introduced the councillors and officers present.

 

Cricklade Court Leet Charity staff and Sally Maynard- Haynes - health trainer, Wiltshire Council were thanked for their information and advice given during the networking session.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mary Champion – Wiltshire Council, Cllr Mollie Groom – Wiltshire Council, Cllr Chris Hurst – Wiltshire Council, John Davies – RWB Arts Festival, Sheila Dunn – RWB Memorial Hall and Ray Thomas – Purton Parish Council.

3.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 21 November 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 21 November 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

4.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

Cllr Bob Jones – Cricklade Court Leet grant funding application. (Would not speak or vote on this application).

5.

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.

 

·         Polling District and Polling Place Review.

 

·         Special Schools.

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

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

 

·         Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner- Precept consultation

 

·         Polling District and Polling Place Review

 

·         Special Schools

 

6.

Strengthening our Communities

 

Cricklade Court Leet – Clive Smith, Cricklade’s High Bailiff and John Barratt will speak about the Ancient Court Leet history and the North Meadow in Cricklade. There will then be time for questions.

 

 

National Armed Forces Day 2019 events - presentation and video from Alexa Davies, Community Engagement Manager. Request for £1,465.00 funding towards the community activities and transport costs (please see separate report). 

 

 

Grant Funding

Swindon and Cricklade Railway, seeking £4,875.00 for repairs towards railway carriage with modifications for disabled passenger use.

Area Board Grant no 3096 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=3096

Royal Wootton Bassett Sports and Social Club, seeking £2,467.00 towards a noise reduction system.

 

Area Board Grant no 3094 http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=3094

 

Cricklade Court Leet Charity, seeking £2,880.00 towards ’Forever Noremead’, a sustainable communication about Cricklade’s heritage.

 

Area Board Grant no 3033

http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboardgrants/grant_detail.php?gid=3033

 

There will also be a verbal update on youth issues. 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Ronni Lever – Shared Lives Team Leader, Wiltshire Council gave a short presentation that highlighted the Shared Lives Service.

 

Points made included:

 

·         The Shared Lives Service helped people to live as part of a family, where they received the support or care that they needed. Shared Lives carers had a range of experience and qualifications, and offered short or long term placements.

 

·         The service placed adults who had mental health needs or learning disabilities, physical impairments, or were elderly, or those who, for a variety of reasons, could not manage to live without support. The carers’ homes were individual and spread throughout Wiltshire.

 

·         Some Shared Lives carers provided personal care, others offer accommodation and day to day support for those more independent.

 

·         People were matched with a carer and location that suited, so that living together was an enjoyable, fulfilling and valuable experience for all.

 

The Chairman thanked Ronni Lever for her presentation.

 

 

 

Cricklade Court Leet

 

Clive Smith, Cricklade’s High Bailiff and John Barratt gave a short presentation about the Ancient Court Leet and the adjoining North Meadow and the proposed project to install twelve interpretation points to form an audio trail around the site.

 

The Chairman thanked Clive Smith and John Barratt for their presentation.

 

 

National Armed Forces Day 2019

 

A short film was shown outlining National Armed Forces Day 2019 and the events planned for it in Salisbury. Alexa Davies, Community Engagement Manager advised that £1,465.00 funding towards the community activities and transport costs was sought from each Area Board for this event.

 

After a discussion it was agreed to defer the item until the next meeting in order to get feedback from the community area on the level of support for funding this event.

 

 

Grant Funding

 

Decision

Swindon and Cricklade Railway awarded £2,500 for repairs towards railway carriage with modifications for disabled passenger use.

 

 

Decision

Royal Wootton Bassett Sports and Social Club awarded £2,000 towards a noise reduction system.

 

 

Note: Due to Cllr Bob Jones declaring an interest and not voting on this application, the Area Board was inquorate. The following application was taken under Community Engagement Manager Delegated Decision.

 

Decision

Cricklade Court Leet Charity awarded £2,880.00 towards ’Forever Noremead’, a sustainable communication about Cricklade’s heritage.

 

 

Youth Issues

 

The Royal Wootton Bassett youth report contained in the agenda pack was noted.

 

The Chairman advised that the level of youth funding for the next council year was yet to be revealed, and that she would inform all interested parties as soon as she knew anything.

 

7.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

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

·         Local Youth Networks

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

 

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

 

·         Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted

 

·         Purton Parish 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.

 

8.

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 of the 6 December 2018 meeting was noted.

 

·         It was agreed that the Cross Lanes junction would be discussed at the February CAT-G meeting.

 

·         Next meeting Wednesday 27 February 2019.

 

 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

 

·         That a showing of the film “A plastic ocean, we need a wave of change” would be held on Wednesday 6 February at the Royal Wotton Bassett Methodist Hall at 7pm.

 

9.

Wrap Up

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that Alexa Davies would be moving on to become the new Calne and Marlborough Community Engagement Manager and that Jane Vaughan would be taking her place at RWB&C. The Area Board Thanked Alexa Davies for her hard work throughout the community areas of Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade.

 

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