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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Johnathan Bourne – Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and Andrew Harris – Lydiard Millicent Parish Council.

 

3.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·       The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 20 January 2016 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 - Community Area grant. Dance Common Management Group – Cricklade Bloomers Community Garden.

 

Cllr Bob Jones - Community Area grant. Cricklade Open Door – Cricklade Open Door Lunch Provision.

5.

Wiltshire - The Wider Picture

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

and across the county:

 

·       Local Highways Investment Fund 2014 – 2020.

 

·       Health and Wellbeing Groups.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:

 

·       Local Highways Investment Fund 2014-2020.

 

·       Health and Wellbeing Groups.

 

6.

Spotlight on Parishes and Partners

To raise any points requiring feedback from the area board.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·       Wiltshire Police - the written report was noted.

 

·       NHS Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

·       Healthwatch Wiltshire - the written report was noted.

 

·       Cricklade Town Council – the written report was noted.

 

·       Purton Parish Council – the written report was noted.

 

·       Lyneham & Bradenstoke Parish Council – the written report was noted.

 

·       Royal Wootton Bassett Sports Association- the written report was noted.

 

The Chairman thanked all partners for their updates.

 

7.

Strengthening our Communities

 

 

Men’s Shed Association – Guest Speaker

 

Brian Cooke - Chair of Andover Men’s Shed will provide information about this community project which helps combat social isolation in our older male population.

 

 

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

A presentation and short video from Darran Gunter, Chief Fire Officer of Dorset and Designate Chief for the new Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to outline the progress towards their combination and an update on the future role of the service in working with partners to address those vulnerable in terms of safety, health and wellbeing.

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities

 

Update and youth grant funding applications 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.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Mick Stead - Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service gave a presentation on the progress towards their Combination and an update on the future role of the Service in working with partners to address the vulnerable in terms of safety, health and wellbeing.

 

A film was shown which outlined the combination of the new Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Points made included:

 

·       That both Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services faced significant funding pressures.

 

·       That both services were not currently well funded.

 

·       That by combining services, Dorset and Wiltshire would save around £6.5m.

 

 

Questions raised from the floor included:

 

Would the new combined service re-introduce the co-responders scheme?

a.Yes, discussions were already underway with the Ambulance Service, with a view to looking at co-responding in the more rural areas.

 

Will you continue to recruit retained firefighters?

a.Yes, retained firefighters would continue to be recruited.

 

Would crews be expected to cover larger areas?

a.No, crew models would remain in place, at least in the short term.

 

The Chairman thanked Mick Stead  for his presentation.

 

 

Men’s Shed Association

 

Brian Cooke - Chair of Andover Men’s Shed gave a presentation that  highlighted a community project which looks to help combat social isolation in our older male population etc and would help meet some of the objectives that came out of the older persons workshops.

 

Points made included:

 

·       Originally an Australian idea.

 

·       Over 400 sheds established in four years.

 

·       Around 20% of shed members are disabled.

 

·       Sheds range from 6-180 per group.

 

·       Each shed has its own constitution.

 

·       Around 90% of equipment used in sheds has been donated.

 

·       That local sheds if set up could approach the Area Board for funding.

 

The Chairman thanked Brian Cooke for his presentation.

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities

 

Youth grant funding applications from Pete Smith – Community Youth Officer, Wiltshire Council.

 

Decision

Be a Bassett Star requesting £260 – application deferred.

 

Decision

Rural North – proposed youth activities and projects for procurement awarded £11,244

 

Decision

RWBAF November Concert Project awarded £900

 

Decision

Lyneham Power Lifting and Weightlifting Club awarded £2,295

 

Decision

Summer Sports Programme -2016 awarded £1,340 + VAT

 

Decision

Royal Wootton Bassett Skate Project requesting £2,956.25 – application deferred.

 

Decision

Swindon Storm North Wiltshire League Expansion awarded £2,800

 

Note

 

That the youth grants were agreed subject to sufficient staffing levels.

 

 

Supporting Community Projects and Facilities

 

Grant funding – Alexa Smith - Community

Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council.

 

Decision

Cricklade Bloomers awarded £5,000 for Cricklade Bloomers Community Garden Project.

Reason

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital project.

 

Decision

The parish of Marston Meysey awarded £1,000 for Marston Meysey Save a Life Project.

Reason

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital project.

 

Decision

Cricklade Open Door awarded £1,000 for Cricklade Open Door lunch provision.

Reason

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Task Group Reports and Decisions

To consider reports from the following task groups and make any necessary decisions:

 

·       Community Area Transport Group

 

·       Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW-V)

Minutes:

Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Bob Jones

 

·       Currently looking at the top five priorities to take forward.

 

 

Neighbourhood Planning Working Group (NEW-V)

 

·       That the group was still trying to find a way forward.

9.

Wrap Up

To note any questions arising for future meetings.

 

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