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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Wellington Academy, Tidworth, SP11 9RR

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

Announcements:

 

·       Rural Crime Partnership

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The following Chairman’s Announcement was noted:

 

·       The launch of the Tidworth Family Orchestra.

 

·       Rural Crime Partnership.

 

·       A303 – Proposed highways project.

 

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from

 Denis Bottomley – Everleigh Parish Council, Alistair Cunningham – Wiltshire Council and David Wildman – Chamber of Commerce.

3.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14 November 2016.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·       The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14 November 2016 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

5.

Police Update and PCC - Precept Consultation

An update from Inspector Nick Mawson and a short video outlining the OPCC priorities and precept proposals for 2017/18

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The written update from Inspector Nick Mawson was noted.

 

Wendy Loades – Trading Standards advised the meeting that there had been reports of a Loan Shark operating in the Tidworth community area.

 

Short film outlining the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priorities and precept proposals for 2017/18.

 

The Chairman thanked Inspector Nick Mawson and Wendy Loades for their updates.

 

6.

Fire & Rescue Update

An update from District Commander Louis Minchella

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The written report from District Commander Louis Minchella was noted.

 

Concerns were raised over poorly parked vehicles blocking the access of fire engines and other emergency vehicles.

 

The Chairman thanked District Commander Louis Minchella for his update.

7.

Wellington Heroes - Giving young people the voice they deserve

Director & Lead Facilitator - Chris Smith

 

Minutes:

Chris Smith - Director & Lead Facilitator, Wellington Heroes outlined the role of the “Wellington Heroes”. Members of the Heroes team introduced themselves and what they did at the Academy.

 

Points made included:

 

·       Wellington Heroes were students from Years 8, 9 & 10.

 

·       The Heroes programme at the Wellington Academy had been voted into the top 4 nationally out of 100+ Heroes journey's – which was a huge achievement!

 

·       The Heroes journey was recognised as work experience and an extra-curricular opportunity - these were both essential when applying for colleges, universities and jobs.

 

·       As a Hero usually to give up about 3-5hrs of your time a term to the Heroes' journey. This was sometimes in lessons, however to minimise disruption the majority of time was during tutor time and after school.

 

·       The five main outcomes of the Heroes work was help them create a strong foundation by improving 5 levels of Hope, Confidence, Happiness, relationships before finally enhancing their employability skills and life chances.

 

·       That the Wellington Heroes would take on the role of the Local Youth Network, and that a representative(s) would attend future Area Board meetings.

 

The Chairman thanked Chris Smith and the Wellington Heroes for their presentation.

8.

Warm and Safe Wiltshire

Philip Morris

 

A presentation on fuel poverty and ways residents can be supported to live better in their homes.

 

More information is available at www.warmandsafewiltshire.org.uk 


Minutes:

Philip Morris - Senior Development Manager, Warm and Safe Wiltshire gave a presentation on fuel poverty and ways residents can be supported to live better in their homes.

 

Points made included:

 

What Warm and Safe Wiltshire do

 

·       Free-phone based energy advice and support.

 

·       Home visits.

 

·       Fitting simple energy saving draught proofing measures for free.

 

·       Supported referral on for other relevant services.

 

 

How can Warm and Safe Wiltshire help

 

·       Practical advice – setting heating controls, managing damp, understanding your energy bill.

 

·       Advice on improvements that will save money and make patients homes warmer.

 

·       Identifying issues and finding solutions to high energy bills.

 

·       Support in accessing discounted or free; boiler/boiler repair, insulation and essential maintenance for vulnerable customers.

 

·       Energy debt support and income maximisation.

 

·       Energy switching support.

 

·       Financial maximisation, support with accessing grants.

 

·       Referrals for other support.

 

The Chairman thanked Philip Morris for his presentation.

9.

Recycle for Wiltshire Tidworth Community Area Project - update

Jessica Thimbleby - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Minutes:

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.

 

·       Had held a litter related quiz.

 

·       Had held a local litter campaign.

 

·       Had been promoting Freecycle.

 

The Chairman thanked Jessica Thimbleby for her update.

10.

Updates From Tidworth Community Area Partnership

·       Economic & Built Environment Group

 

·       Neighbourhood Tasking Group

 

·       Health & Wellbeing Group including Older Person & Carers Champion

 

Minutes:

 

 

Economic & Built Environment Group

 

·       That the group had last met on the 1 December 2016.

 

·       That the old Tidworth NAAFI site was to be re-developed as a Sydehams builders merchants.

 

·       That David Wildman was to step down as Chairman, and that a volunteer was needed to fill this important position.

 

·       Next meeting 9 March 2017.

 

 

Neighbourhood Tasking – Cllr Chris Williams

 

·       Incidents of hare coursing being investigated by NPT.

 

·       Incidents of Anti Social Behaviour around shops in Ludgershall being investigated by NPT.

 

·       NPT patrols around military quarters over the Christmas/New Year period to discourage house break ins.

 

 

Health & Wellbeing Group Group – Reia Jones

 

·       That missed GP appointments were still an ongoing issue. A new text appointment service was being looked at, this enabled a person to cancel an appointment via a text message to their surgery.

 

·       That no dentists in the Tidworth/Andover area were taking on NHS patients.

 

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

 

 

Older Person & Carers Champion – Tony Pickernell

 

·       That the Schools Christmas concert had been a great success, with around 700 children attending.

 

·       That the Wiltshire Council Older Persons Champions were due to meet on the 25 January.

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.

 

11.

Our Community Matters Event Review and Community Events for 2017

Marc Read – Community Engagement Manager

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Marc Read – Community Engagement Manager gave a short presentation on  the Tidworth ‘Our Community Matters’ event which was held on the 9 November 2016 at Wellington Academy, Tidworth. Over 100 members of the public and partner agencies attended and participated in the event.

 

A short film was then shown, highlighting community priorities.

 

 

Decision

 

·       That the Area Board adopts the priorities identified by the ‘Our Community Matters’ event and works to facilitate local action to tackle those priorities.

 

·       That the Area Board requests the Local Youth Network, the Health and Wellbeing Group and the Community Area Transport Group (and any other local task groups established by the Board) to adopt and take forward the priorities identified in the relevant theme areas.

·       That the Area Board requests the Community Engagement Manager to work with key partners, agencies and community groups to coordinate action around the priorities identified.

 

·       That the Board considers whether it wishes to champion a particular theme or priority and to earmark funding to promote, initiate and support community-led action around the selected priorities.

 

·       That the Board considers appointing a lead member to champion any priority (priorities) adopted.

 

·       That reports are submitted to the Board on progress made to address the priorities to ensure that positive outcomes are delivered and that this be made a regular item on future Board meetings.



The Chairman thanked Marc Read for organising such a successful event and expressed the Area Board’s thanks to the people who gave their time to participate in the event.

 

 

12.

Community Area Transport Group update

Cllr Mark Connolly

Minutes:

Cllr Mark Connolly advised that there was nothing to report.

13.

Community Area Grants, Health & Wellbeing Grants & Local Youth Network Grants

To determine any applications for grants.

 

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

 

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/areaboards/areaboa

rdscommunitygrantsscheme.htm.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area board members considered four applications for grant funding and four Councillor Led Initiatives:

 

Community Area Grants

 

Decision

Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall awarded £966 for cavity wall insulation.

Reason

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 

 

Decision

Tidworth and District W.I. awarded £395.97 for a projector, screen and banners.

Reason

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 

 

Avon Valley Community Shed – application withdrawn.

 

 

Decision

The Anybody Can Cook Community Interest Company awarded £1,450 for cooking courses at Clarendon School.

Reason

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 

 

Note:

 

Ludgershall Memory Café awarded £320 under Area Board delegated powers for the purchase of equipment to enable activities to take place.

Reason

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 


Area Board Project

 

Decision

Purchase of £2,130 worth of litter picking equipment, to be made availableto all Parish Councils within the Tidworth Community Area.

Reason

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 

 

Youth Grant Funding

 

Decision

LeoMosaics awarded £5,000 for Wellington Academy Mosaic.

The application meets grant criteria 2016/17

 

 

 

 

14.

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

To receive any updates.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

NHS Wiltshire

 

The written report was noted.

 

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire

 

The written report was noted.

 

 

Tidworth Town Council – Hump Jones

 

·       That the Tidworth Christmas events had been well received.

 

 

Ludgershall Town Council – Owen White

 

·       That Ludgershall Town Council and 26 Engineering Regiment were working together on an old peoples project.

 

·       That Ludgershall Town Council were looking to start running youth activities from the youth club.

 

·       That the Ludgershall Christmas events had been well received.

 

 

Everleigh Parish Council

 

The written report was noted.

 

 

Tidworth Garrison – Col Paul Kelly

 

·       That the Tidworth Garrison would suffer minimal cuts in the recently announced Army 20-20 review.

 

·       That the TCAP Co-ordinator post was now funded for the next 12 months, a big thanks to the Parish Councils for their help in this matter.

 

 

Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council

 

·       That the recent village community event had been well attended, with many new faces coming along.

 

 

 

 

 

Fittleton Parish Council – Alan Wood

 

·       Village Spring clean on Saturday 11 March 2017.

 

·       That over £200 had been raised for the village defibrillator fund.

 

 

Tesco Community – Laura Kitchener-Pain

 

·       That various in-store community work had been carried out over the Christmas period, benefitting both older peoples and youth groups.

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.

 

15.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 13 March 2017 at the Garrison Theatre, Tidworth.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be held on Monday 13 March at the Garrison Theatre, Tidworth.

16.

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