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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Tidworth Garrison Theatre, St Andrew's Road, Tidworth, SP9 7EP

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

Items
No. Item

88.

Chairman's Welcome, Introductions and Announcements

Chairman’s Announcements:

 

·         Work Wiltshire Website

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Tidworth Area Board and thanked The Garrison Theatre for hosting.

 

The Chairman thanked Cllr Jerry Kunkler for substituting for Mark Connolly.

 

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

 

·         Work Wiltshire Website

 

·         Wellington Academy Tea Party

 

 

 

89.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mark Connolly

90.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were none.

91.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 22 January 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

·         The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 22 January 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

92.

Police Update

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 Inspector Pete Sparrow presented the written update which was noted.

 

Tributes were paid to PCSO Maria Downham who was leaving her role as PCSO FOR Tidworth and Ludgershall.

 

93.

Tidworth Road Surfacing Programme 2018/19

To provide information on the progress made in improving the condition of the county’s roads, and advise on the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman outlined the information on the progress made in improving the condition of the county’s roads, and advised on the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19 in the Tidworth community area. A written report was contained in the agenda pack.

 

Decision

 

·         That the Tidworth Area Board noted the road surfacing schemes to be undertaken in 2018/19 in the Tidworth community area.

 

94.

Highways England - A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme

An update on the public consultation on the A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme

Minutes:

Chris Jones – Highways England gave an update on the public consultation on the A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme.

 

Points made included:

 

·         A commitment of £2 billion to dual the entire A303 and A358 to the South West, including a tunnel at Stonehenge.

 

·         Construction of a twin-bored tunnel at least 1.8 miles long as the road passes Stonehenge and a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke to link the existing dual carriageway section around Amesbury with the dual carriageway at Berwick Down.

 

The Chairman thanked Chris Jones for his update.

 

95.

Supporting those with SEND into Employment

Sam Buchanan

Minutes:

Sam Buchanon - Wiltshire Supported Internships gave a presentation that outlined the role of Wiltshire Supported Internships supporting those with SEND into employment and internships.

 

Points made included:

 

Wiltshire Employment Support Team is part of this wider team working in the SEND 0-25 service.

 

We hold the contract for supported employment with adult care and we support the autism strategy.

 

The team is made up of: 

 

         Wiltshire Employment Support Team

         Community Connecting

         Wiltshire Supported Internships

         Funded Travel Training

         Get Connected (Wiltshire)

 

Wiltshire Supported Internships is a study programme for young people who have SEND and an EHC plan (My Plan), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

 

Why do we do it?

 

         Work plays a pivotal role in defining quality of life.

         Level the playing field – Everyone should have the same opportunities to access employment.

         Without support most of our customers would be unable to compete effectively to gain employment.

         We love it!

 

The Chairman thanked Sam Buchanon for her presentation.

 

96.

Nepalese Community

Surya Gurung

Minutes:

Surya Gurung a representative of the local Nepalese community gave a short presentation that highlighted the proud history and some of the issues that the Nepalese community have whilst living in the local area.

 

The Chairman invited Surya Gurung to attend future Health & Wellbeing group meetings on behalf of the Nepalese community.

 

The Chairman thanked Surya Gurung and the many Nepalese who had come to the meeting.

 

97.

Our Community Matters

Marc Read

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Marc Read – Community Area Manger gave a brief update.

 

Points made included:

 

·         The nine JSA local priority themes were outlined.

 

·         That grant funding by the Tidworth Area Board during 2017/18 had helped 24 local groups.

 

·         That at the recent Wiltshire Life Awards the Wellington Academy mosaic had won first place in the Art and Culture section – well done to all involved.

 

·         Queens Wall, Tidworth – plans were being drawn up to have a mural painted during July 2018 by Wellington Academy pupils.

 

The Chairman thanked Marc Read for his update.

98.

Grant Review - Splash Wiltshire

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Dawn Whiting – Splash Wiltshire introduced a short film that highlighted how Tidworth Area Board funding had enabled Splash Wiltshire to help young people facing challenges in their lives.

 

The Chairman thanked Dawn Whiting for her presentation.

99.

Thematic Groups

·         Health & Wellbeing Group – Reia Jones

·         Dementia Action Alliance – Brian Pratt

·         Older Person & Carers Champion – Tony Pickernell

·         Multi Agency Forum – Marc Read

·         Education Group – Col Jamie Balls

·         Multi Faith Group – Col Jamie Balls

·         Sports and Leisure Group - Col Jamie Balls

 

 

Minutes:

Health & Wellbeing Group – Reia Jones

Points made included:

·         A good meeting was held on Thursday 1 February with many topics discussed.

·         That there continues to be a lack of NHS provision throughout the community area.

·         Next meeting Thursday 7 June 2018.

 

 

Dementia Action Alliance Group – Brian Pratt

Points made included:

·         That more people continue to be Dementia Friends.

·         That the Memory Cafe continues to be well attended.

 

Older Person & Carers Champion update – Tony Pickernell

Points made included:

·         A big thank you to the Tidworth Area Board for its continued support.

·         Was now working with the local Nepalese community.

 

 

TCAP – Tony Pickernell

·         That the Youth club would be up and running in the very near future.

·         Was looking to create a Youth Committee.

 

Education Group – Col Jamie Balls

·         Army Rebasing - That assurances had been given that sufficient school places would be available.

 

Multi Faith Group – Col Jamie Balls

·         Would be meeting the Nepalese community.

·         Currently working with the Arch Deacon of Salisbury.

 

Sport & Leisure – Col Jamie Balls

·         That four new 4G sports pitches were being built with the aspiration that the local community would be able to use them as well the more semi-professional senior groups.

·         That Lovell were building 917 new houses in the community area.

·         That MOD roads in the community area would continue to be kept in good order.

·         Was looking to draw up a list of all MOD land that could be leased and used to improve the local economy.

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.

 

100.

Updates from Town & Parish Councils, the Army, NHS, TCAP & other partners

Minutes:

NHS Wiltshire – The written report was noted.

 

 

Healthwatch Wiltshire – The written report was noted.

 

 

Ludgershall Town Council

 

·         That a recent litter pick had been very well received.

·         That the Mens Shed group continued to grow.

 

 

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.

 

101.

Date of next meeting

Monday 14 May 2018 at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 14 May 2018 at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall.

 

102.

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