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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, Announcements and Introductions

Chairman’s Announcements:


·         Polling District and Polling Place Review


·         Special Schools




Supporting documents:


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


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


·         Polling District and Polling Place Review


·         Special Schools


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Reia Jones - Tidworth Community Area Partnership and Humph Jones - Tidworth Town Council.




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 26 November 2018.

Supporting documents:




·         The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 26 November 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Police Update

Supporting documents:


The written update was noted from Acting Inspector John Hutchings.



Fire & Rescue Update

To include the ‘We are DWFire’ video

Supporting documents:


The written update was noted.


A video “We are DWFire” was also shown.



Solutions for Health Weight Loss Programme

A presentation to outline the Shape up 4 Life Programme.



Matt Bearne - Solutions4Health gave a short presentation that outlined the Shape up 4 Life Programme.


Points made included:

·         That SU4L was a free12 week weight management programme for Wiltshire residents.

·         Its aim was to support people to lose weight and keep it off long term through realistic changes.

·         Delivered in groups of approximately 15 people.


·         It aimed to provide participants with the tools they need to make educated changes & live a healthy and active lifestyle long term.


·         Session were interactive and discussion based peer support.


·         Delivered by instructors qualified in nutrition and exercise.


The Chairman thanked Matt Bearne for his presentation.



Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner- Precept consultation

A video updating on OPCC priorities and precept proposals.


Supporting documents:


Jerry Herbert – Deputy Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner presented a video which outlined the OPCC priorities and precept proposals.


The Chairman thanked Jerry Herbert for his presentation.


Community Engagement Manager Update

Marc Read


·         National Armed Forces Day presentation.


Supporting documents:


Marc Read – Community Area Manger gave a brief update.


A short video was shown outlining the planned National Armed Forces Day celebrations to be held in Salisbury during June 2019.


The Chairman thanked Marc Read for his update and for his hard work and dedication as the Tidworth Community Engagement Manager over the past few years.



TCAP Thematic Group Updates

·         Health & Wellbeing Group – Reia Jones

·         Dementia Action Alliance – Brian Pratt

·         Older Person & Carers Champion – Tony Pickernell 

·         Multi Agency Forum – Marc Read

·         Multi Faith Group – Col Jamie Balls 

·         Sports and Leisure Group - Col Jamie Balls




Health & Wellbeing Group

·         A well-attended and useful meeting of the group was held on Thursday 17 January.


·         The group are scheduled to meet again in May on a date yet to be confirmed. 


Dementia Action Alliance Group - Brian Pratt

·         Next meeting Monday 29 April.


Multi Faith Group – Lt Col Nick Turner

·         Now working with the Nepalese community.

The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



Community Area Transport Group Update

Cllr Mark Connolly

Supporting documents:


Cllr Mark Connolly introduced the CATG update.


·         That the report of the CATG meeting dated Monday 14 January 2019 was noted and approved.


·         Date of Next Meeting Monday 29 April 2019.


The Chairman thanked Cllr Connolly for his update.





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

To receive any updates.

Supporting documents:


NHS Wiltshire – The written report was noted.



Healthwatch Wiltshire – The written report was noted.





·         That over 40 houses had now been handed over to the DIO.



Ludgershall Rail Group


·         Good work ongoing, with the group now on the radar.



Fittleton Parish Council


·         That the Christmas lights switch on had been well attended with around £60 raised for charity.



Tidworth Town Council


·         That two litter picks were arranged for the half term period.


·         Plans under way for the town festival in July.



Everleigh Parish Council – The written report was noted.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



Grant Review - Tidworth Saddle Club


Sibille Stevenson gave a brief presentation which outlined how funding from the Tidworth Area Board had benefitted the Tidworth Saddle Club.


The Chairman thanked Sibille Stevenson for her presentation.



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 the following grant funding applications:


Community Area Grant Funding



Phoenix Hall Management Committee awarded £1,000 for Phoenix Hall, Netheravon wipeable chairs.


Tidworth Armed Forces Day 2019 requesting £2,000 for Tidworth Armed Forces Day 2019 – this application was withdrawn.



Nepalese community awarded £1,000 for books and magazines printed in Nepalese.


Youth Grant Funding



T2a awarded £4,000 for positive learning activities for young people and families.

Wiltshire Museum requesting £3,402 for Tidworth Youth Rocks to a Prehistory beat drama project – this application was withdrawn.



Councillor Led Initiative – Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling


Tidworth Community Area Public Rights of Way Improvement Programme awarded £6,000 for new kissing gates, tools and other materials etc as well as revenue costs to seed fund the scheme




National Armed Forces Day awarded £1,000


Date of Next Meeting

Monday 4 March 2019 at the Tidworth Garrison Theatre


Monday 4 March 2019 at the Tidworth Garrison Theatre.




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