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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Cricklade Town Hall, High St, Cricklade SN6 6AE

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome and Introductions


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from:


Geoff Greenaway – Purton Parish Council

Johnathan Bourne – Royal Wootton Basset Town Council

Diana Kirby – Tockenham Parish Council

Ellen Blacker

Sgt Donna West – Wiltshire Police




To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 July 2015.

Supporting documents:




·       The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27 July 2015 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of interest.


Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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


·       New Primary School for Ridgeway Farm.


·       School Place Planning.


·       Children’s Centres.


·       Lyneham and Bradenstoke Community Led Plan Steering Group – vote of thanks.


Supporting documents:


The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:


·       New Primary School for Ridgeway Farm.


·       School Place Planning.


·       Children’s Centres


·       Lyneham and Bradenstoke Community Led Plan Steering Group – vote of thanks to Belinda Fowler of Community First. It was agreed that the Community Engagement Manager would draft a letter of thanks on behalf of the Area Board.



Spotlight on Partners

To receive updates from our key partners, including:


·         Wiltshire Police

·         Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

·         Lyneham Defence College of Technical Training

·         Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

·         Healthwatch Wiltshire

·         Chambers of Commerce/Business Associations

·         Community Groups

·         Housing Associations

·         RWB Arts Festival & Memorial Hall

·         Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association


Supporting documents:



Updates from partners were received as follows:


Lyneham Defence College of Technical Training – Captain Bob



Points made included:


·       That building work was nearly complete.


·       The site was now ready to be handed over to the MOD, with some 300 staff on site and all facilities up and running.


·       Cosford and Sultan would now not be moving to Lyneham, the spare land would now be used for some other MOD use.


·       That Captain Rusbridger would be leaving Lyneham at the end of October.


·       Captain Rusbridger thanked everybody for great support in getting the project to fruition.


The Chairman thanked Captain Rusbridger for his hard work and good humour.



 Wiltshire Police – Sgt Donna West


·       The written report was noted



Healthwatch Wiltshire


·       The written report was noted



Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association


·       That the complex was now up and running, although work was still ongoing.


The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.



Strengthening our Communities


Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation


·         To introduce the reality of CSE in Wiltshire and how we all can

 help to tackle it. Jackie Young – Social Worker, Child Sexual  Exploitation and Missing Children, Wiltshire Council.



Network Rail Update - Gabriela Stanciu – Communication and Stakeholders Engagement Officer, Network Rail



Older Peoples Events


·         Cricklade Older People’s Event - Report and outcomes.


·         Proposed Older People’s Event Royal Wootton Bassett October 14th 2015.




PCC Annual Report and the new Police and Crime Plan 2015/17


·         To deliver the Annual Report on the outcomes of the previous Police and Crime Plan and to present the new Plan for 2015 – 17.



Working with our young people to provide positive leisure activities


·         Update from Pete Smith – Community Youth Officer, Wiltshire Council.



Supporting Community projects and facilities


·         Grant Funding and Financial statement – Alexa Smith - Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council.



Campus updates


·         Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager.

Supporting documents:



Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation


Jackie Young – Social Worker, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Missing Children, Wiltshire Council gave a presentation on the reality of Child Sexual Exploitation and discussion on how it should be tackled in Wiltshire.


Points made included:


What are we doing about CSE in Wiltshire?


·       A multi-agency strategy and action plan is in place led by the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB).

           (Prevent, Protect, Pursue).


·       The WSCB CSE sub-group includes the nominated leads from each



·       Dedicated Multi Agency CSE Team located in Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).


·       The Council and Police employ missing co-ordinators to oversee data

           and return interviews inc ‘Missing People’.


·       CSE handbook and tool-kit for practitioners.


·       A multi-agency Wiltshire Risk Management Group, (WRMG).


·       Single agency and multi-agency training in place.


·       Ongoing operational development (Oxford and Rochdale visits).


What more do we need to do?


·       Increase awareness (general public, parents/carers, hoteliers, taxi

           drivers, park wardens, shopping centre staff, GPs, Area Boards, Town

           and Parish Council, fast food outlets, supermarkets).


·       Continue to engage all schools.


·       Use all available powers, eg abduction notices.


·       Commission a multi-agency peer review related to CSE.


·       Acknowledge that this is everyone’s business


Cllr Jacqui Lay also advised that Wiltshire Council’s Child Select Committee had set up a task group to look at CSE. The task group hoped to publish an interim report in early 2016.


The Chairman thanked Jackie Young for her presentation.



Network Rail Update


David Wilson - Consents Manager, Network Rail gave a short update on the Great Western Route Modernisation Electrification Programme.


Points made included:


·       That Network Rail were in the process of constructing a link road between the A3102 and Marlborough Road.


·       The link road was expected to be completed by Christmas 2015, with the Marlborough Road work starting April 2016.


·       That work continues on the Skew bridges at Royal Wootton Bassett.


·       That Network Rail were still looking at what to do re the re-structure of the listed Chaddington Bridge. A temporary bridge would be installed whilst the bridge work was carried out.


·       That a public drop in session was to be held at the Lime Kiln Leisure Centre, Royal Wootton Bassett during October 2015.


·       That Atkins would be carrying out a review as to how the link road would potentially affect Royal Wootton Bassett pedestrians.


The Chairman thanked David Wilson for his update.



Older People’s Events


Extra Care Working Group

Terri Robertson gave a brief overview and outcomes of the recent older person’s consultation in Cricklade.

Points made included:

·       In January 2011 North Wiltshire District Council originally announced in its North Wiltshire Plan for a 40 bed Extra Care Unit in Cricklade, this proposal was subsequently withdrawn.

As the Extra Care facility was not going to happen, alternative options      were explored. Wiltshire Council recommended that the Working Group hold a consultation to better understand the needs of older people living in Cricklade, and whether there was a demand for a “virtual extra care provision.”

To maximise feedback, an event was held on the 15  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Spotlight on Parishes

Supporting documents:


The following written reports were noted:


·       Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.


·       Cricklade Town Council.


·       Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council.


·       Purton Town Council.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



Task & Working Group Updates

To consider reports from the following task groups and make any

necessary decisions:


·         Caring about Dementia Task Group

·         Older Peoples Accommodation Task Group

·         Cricklade Extra-Care Working Group

·         Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)

·         Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW-V)


Supporting documents:



Caring about Dementia Task Group – Cllr Allison Bucknell


·       Work progressing.



Older Peoples Accommodation Task Group


·       Had yet to meet.



Cricklade Extra-Care Working Group


·       The written report was noted.



Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G)


·       That the Chairman of the CAT-Gs had met on the 9 September to discuss the new working arrangements for the CAT-Gs across the county.



Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW –V)


·       Work progressing slowly, parishes were now working on their consultation strategies.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



Wrap Up


That the poppy unveiling in RWB would now be on Thursday 29 October.




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