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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Wellington Academy, Tidworth Rd, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP11 9RR

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome, Introductions and Announcements



·         Mental Health Awareness Raising.

·         Helping Wiltshire Council meet the challenges ahead.

·         Licensed Trade Event.


Supporting documents:


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Tidworth Area Board.


The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:


·       Mental Health Awareness Raising.


·       Helping Wiltshire Council meet the challenges ahead.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Carolyn Wall – Chute & Chute Forest Parish Councils.


Declarations of Interest

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



There were none.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 18 July 2017.

Supporting documents:




·       The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 18 July were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



New Policing Model

Inspector Nick Mawson – Wiltshire Police.


Inspector Nick Mawson – Wiltshire Police introduced a short film which outlined Wiltshire Police’s new policing model.


Points made by Inspector Mawson included:


·       That Wiltshire Police couldn’t continue to provide its current level of policing without doing some serious thinking on how it was able to provide good community policing during this period of austerity.


·       The need to put victims of crime and witnesses first.


·       Less handovers of ownership of a crime/incident – less officers/admin staff dealing with an incident.


·       Victims of crime being better informed of developments re their incident.


·       To change the dialogue – listen more to people.


·       The desire to re-design the way Wiltshire police worked – to move away from a rigid, one dimensional way of working.


·       Putting the right people in the right place.


·       That rural areas would see a better service – higher police visibility.


·       Officers working in the community, working from Libraries, high Street cafes using new technology to keep them out on the beat rather than shackled to a police station.



Questions raised from the floor:


Would the Neighbourhood Tasking Group meetings continue to be held?

a.Yes, most definitely.


Inspector Mawson advised that he would to attend the Tidworth Area Board if operational commitments allowed.


The Chairman thanked Inspector Mawson for his presentation and looked forward to seeing him at future Area Board meetings.


Dementia Action Alliance - Tidworth Community Area Launch

Sheila Ashley & Brian Pratt – Tidworth Community Area Dementia Action Alliance.


Sheila Ashley – Alzheimer’s Support and Brian Pratt – Dementia Steering Group Chair gave a short presentation on the Dementia Action Alliance - Tidworth Community Area Launch.


Points made included:


·       That the UK had a growing population and as our population ages, we would all know someone living with dementia and it is important that we support them to remain an active and valued part of the community.


·       That Tidworth had now become part of the DAA by forming its own local alliance and were the second community in Wiltshire to do so.


Overall Aims


        Respect and enjoyment.


        Awareness raising.


        Providing services and activities.


        Create a dementia friendly community.


The Chairman thanked Sheila Ashley and Brian Pratt for their presentation.


Recycle for Wiltshire Tidworth Community Area Project - update

Jessica Thimbleby.


Jessica Thimbleby - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust gave a brief update on the Recycle for Wiltshire Tidworth Community Area Project which aimed to educate and encourage school children and communities throughout Wiltshire

to reduce, reuse and recycle more of their household rubbish.  


Points made included:


·       That the project had been ongoing since April 2016.


·       That several family sessions had been held in the Tidworth community area.


·       That a scrap sculpture had been created which had been named “the Tidworth Drummer”


·       That the project continued to work with youth and community groups in the area.


The Chairman thanked Jessica Thimbleby for her update.


Updates From Tidworth Community Area Partnership Thematic Groups

  • Economic & Built Environment Group


  • Neighbourhood Tasking Group


·       Health & Wellbeing Group including Older Person & Carers Champion



Economic & Built Environment Group – Col Steve Lawton


·       That Col would be attending future Area Board agenda setting meetings.


·       That the group would next meet on Thursday 1 December 2016, and that a Chairman was being sought to lead the group.



Neighbourhood Tasking – Cllr Chris Williams


·       That the group would next meet on Thursday 22 September 2016 at Tidworth Police station.



Health & Wellbeing Group GroupRiea Jones


·       That the group was now up and running.


·       That the group had met with the Director and CEO of the Wiltshire Ambulance Service, to highlight the issues in the Tidworth community area.


·       That the next meeting would be held during January 2017.



Older Person & Carers Champion – Tony Pickernell


·       Currently visiting older people in their homes.


·       Concerns re the state of many of the pavements throughout the Tidworth community area.


·       Looking to organise entertainment sessions in the rural communities – organist and sing along sessions for older people in local care homes etc.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.


Community Engagement Manager - updates including Local Youth Network & Youth Funding

Marc Read – Community Engagement Manager.

Supporting documents:


Marc Read - Tidworth Community Engagement Manager advised that:


·       The 8 week activity challenge took place from 4 June – 29 July 2016.


·       A total of 18,211 people signed up from across the county.


·       This was made up of 2,497 individuals, 180 teams and 47 schools.


·       In total participants ran, walked, swam or cycled 779,742kms, which is

the distance to the moon and back!


·       There were a total of 143 individual participants from Tidworth Community Area, as well as 2 schools, who travelled a combined distance of 57,420kms or one and half times around the world.


·       Tidworth Community Area finished 6th out of the 18 Community Area’s


·       Tidworth’s B-Fit Bootcamp were the first team in Wiltshire to complete the team challenge and covered an incredible 23,823km!


·       Garrison HQ Chaingang also took gold in the team challenge covered 9,600km.


·       Ludgershall Lovelies took a bronze medal travelling 5,343km.


The Chairman thanked Marc Read for his presentation and for encouraging

community groups and residents to participate. Those who had taken part in the challenge were also thanked and congratulated on their achievements and for producing a fantastic result for the Tidworth community area.



Local Youth Network


The Wellington Academy Heroes


·       That the Wellington Heroes run collaborative, interactive and educational workshops as well as delivering unique and inspirational sessions which aim to develop the personal and socials skills of young people. Working closely with the Social Enterprise Company Humanutopia, they deliver sessions to students in the academy and in the local cluster of schools.



Youth Funding


The Area Board members considered one application for youth funding:



WYAP awarded £2748.00 for Tidworth WYAP Dance Group.


It was noted that £18,000 awarded to the Tidworth Youth Group for St Andrew’s Hall had now been returned to the Area Board as the project had been withdrawn.


The Chairman thanked Marc Read for his update.


Community Area Transport Group update

Cllr Mark Connolly.


Cllr Mark Connolly advised that there were no schemes requiring Area Board approval to fund.


The Chairman thanked Cllr Connolly for his update.


Delegation to Community Engagement Manager

Marc Read – Community Engagement Manager.


To consider an updated delegation to the CEM to provide for urgent funding decisions to be taken between meetings of the Area Board.


Supporting documents:


Wiltshire Area Boards had previously delegated authority to officers to grant funding from their delegated community and youth budgets in respect of urgent matters that may arise between meetings of the Area Board. It was proposed that this delegation was updated and extended to cover health and wellbeing projects.




·       That the Tidworth  Area Board agreed that In order to expedite the

work of the Area Board and to deal with urgent matters that may

arise between meetings, the Community Engagement Manager, in

consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence, the Vice- Chairman) of the Area Board, may authorise expenditure to support community projects from the delegated community grants budget of up to £1,000 in total, youth projects of up to £5,000 in total, and health and wellbeing projects of up to £1,000 in total, between meetings of the Area Board.


·       Decisions taken between meetings would be reported to the next

meeting of the Area Board explaining why the matter was

considered urgent or necessary to expedite the work of the Board

and the Cabinet Member for Communities, Campuses, Area Boards and Broadband would also be kept informed of any such decisions


Community Area Grants

To determine any applications for Community Area Grants.


Grant application packs for the Community Area Grants Scheme are available from the Community Area Manager or electronically at:



Supporting documents:


The Area board members considered three applications for grant funding:



Home-Start Kennet awarded £940 for Child Health Issues - Prevention and Action.


Theapplication meets grant criteria 2016/17



St Andrews & Jammie Dodgers awarded £1,422.46 for Development of under twos nursery.


Theapplication meets grant criteria 2016/17



Avon Small Saints PreSchool awarded £1,000 for Avon Small Saints Pre-school furniture.


Theapplication meets grant criteria 2016/17



Updates from Town and Parish Councils, the Police, the Army, NHS, TCAP and other Partners

To receive any updates.

Supporting documents:


NHS Wiltshire


The written report was noted.



Healthwatch Wiltshire – Paul Lefever


The written report was noted.



Army Rebasing


The written report was noted



Ludgershall Town Council – Owen White


·       That Mr Ken Beard was to receive the freedom of the town of Ludgershall.


·       That Planning for this year’s Remembrance service was ongoing.


·       That work continued with Andover Town Council re the railway project.



Tidworth Town Council – Brian Pratt


·       That plans were coming together for this year’s Christmas celebrations in the town.


·       That Tidworth would have its new war memorial in place for this November’s Remembrance event.







CollingbourneDucis Parish Council


·       That a Christmas brunch was being planned, funded by local Collingbourne Ducis businesses.



Collingbourne Kingston


·       That Collingbourne Kingston were seeking a Parish Clerk.





Everleigh Parish Council – Denis Bottomley


The written report was noted.



Netheravon Parish Council – Ian Blair-Pilling


·       That there had been several incidents of vandalism using weed killer, this had been reported to local the NPT. Thanks to Wiltshire Police for their hard work in dealing with this issue.



Tesco Food Share – Laura Kitchener-Pain


·       That Tesco were still looking for groups to sign up to the scheme.



Tidworth Garrison – Col Steve Lawton


·       Work ongoing on the Ashdown housing development.


·       That the Tidworth Leisure Centre had reviewed its programme to give both Service and civilian users better use of the facilities.



Mr Derek Booth raised the issue of vehicles speeding through Collingbourne Ducis. Inspector Nick Mawson advised that he would look at the issue.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 14 November at the Phoenix Hall, Netheravon..



The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 14 November at the Phoenix Hall, Netheravon.







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