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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)


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Chairman's Welcome, Introductions and Announcements

Chairman’s Announcements


  • Healthy Us Weight Management Programme


  • Covid-19 Update


  • Local Plan Review and Gypsy & Traveller Local Plan Consultations


  • Wiltshire Police Precept Consultation 2021


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


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


  • Healthy Us Weight Management Programme


  • Covid-19 Update


  • Local Plan Review and Gypsy & Traveller Local Plan Consultations



Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of disclosable interests.




To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 23 November 2020

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·         The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 23 November 2020 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman



Wiltshire Police Precept Consultation 2021



Jerry Herbert – Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner gave a short presentation outlining the Wiltshire Police precept consultation.


Points made included:


·         That all residents supported a £15 per household, a year, rise on a band D property in the policing part of council tax for 2021/22. This equated to an extra £1.25 a month.


·         That even with the £15 increase, Wiltshire Police would still be asking for a lower precept contribution than any other Force in the South West.


A short film outlining the precept and public consultation survey could be found at:


PCC Precept Video - https://youtu.be/eRMtE_YxdWk


Public consultation survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PNHBKSG


Points made by the Area Board included:


·         That there were concerns re asking for a precept increase during the pandemic when a lot of residents were facing difficult times.


The Chairman thanked Jerry Herbert for his presentation.









Police Update

Inspector Dean Knight

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Inspector Dean Knight


Points made included:


  • That a successful warrant executed resulting in seizure of controlled drugs and locating a vulnerable missing person from the London area


  • That local teams had been assisting the food Standards Agency with the execution of a warrant relating to food hygiene and meat preparation


  • That Covid patrols continued across the area with an emphasis on enforcement


  • That local teams were working with MDP in relation to ‘off roaders’


  • On-going operations with the Rural Crime Unit in relation to hare coursing


Points made from the floor:


·         Good work policing the vaccinating centre queues & targeting hot hatches with no front number plates


The Chairman thanked Inspector Knight for his update.



Fire & Rescue Update

Station Manager Dave Adamson

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Station Manager Dave Adamson


Points made included:


·         That the Fire & Rescue Service were running a project where unwanted laptops could be donated to local fire stations – which would then be given to children that needed them during the pandemic


·         On call recruitment – still looking for local people


·         The dangers of speeding during the lock down


·         That Fire fighters were driving ambulances and helping with the logistics of setting up more vaccination centres during the pandemic


Points made by the Area Board:


·         That the Tidworth Area Board were happy to support the relaunch of the Salamander Courses for local young people.


The Chairman thanked Dave Adamson for his update.


The Census 2021 for England and Wales in relation to Wiltshire

Jonny Corbett – Census Engagement Manager



Jonny Corbett – Census Engagement Manager – power point


Points made included:


·         That the census was a survey that happened every 10 years and everyone took part.


·         That the Office of National Statistics was responsible for the census in England and Wales.


·         That the census was important because it gave the most detailed information we had about our society.


·         Scotland and Northern Ireland hold their own around the same time.


·         That the census provided information that government needed to shape policy, allocate resources, plan services and monitor equality


·         Any questions about our partnership activities with local authorities please email at 2021Census.LA.liaison@ons.gov.uk


           Bookmark the Census 2021 website: www.census.gov.uk


           Follow us on social Media #Census2021 


The Chairman thanked Jonny Corbett for his presentation.



Understanding and supporting our local community

Richard Rogers Community Engagement Manager


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Richard Rogers – Community Engagement Manager presented a report that aimed to outline how the Tidworth Area Board and its partners could understand how to support local responses from communities, businesses and organisations and link this to the work of Wiltshire Council, it’s partners and agencies, so that issues could be tackled collaboratively including those arising from Covid-19.


Points made included:


·         That the Tidworth community area had seen an incredible response to the COVID19 pandemic with volunteers leading the response and strategic partners working collaboratively to support our communities.  Every person within the area had access to support from one of the many community groups that were set up, some of which were continuing to offer additional support


·         As we now looked ahead, a document could be provided containing a summary of information that could be utilised to help inform the local community response. Bringing together the differing data and information sources from across the community area that would help us to understand the state of our community and the impact of COVID-19. It would also highlight communities that may have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it would consider how the actions, projects and plans that were emerging would be collated and supported


·         Over time this document would be regularly updated in response to changes, new information and actions undertaken. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 was considerable, it was recognised that many of the issues identified in the report contained in the agenda pack were existing ones




·         That the report was accepted by the Tidworth Area Board at its meeting on the 25th January 2021

·         Those who have not yet had an opportunity to contribute significantly would be invited to do so.


·         That an Area Board work plan would be presented to the Area Board at the first opportunity following local elections in May 2021. This would highlight a maximum of 5 issues where the Area Board would like to focus its efforts and resources and where it feels it could make the greatest difference.


·         The Community Engagement Manager would engage with partners and stakeholders so that they understood the report and could consider how they would play their part in responding to the issues raised 


·         That updates would be a standard item at future area board meetings 


It was also agreed to take the report to the recovery group for their input.


The Chairman thanked Richard Rogers for his report.





Community Engagement Manager Update

Richard Rogers Community Engagement Manager



Richard Rogers Community Engagement Manager gave a brief update


Points made included:


  • Litter picks – none being carried out at the moment due to the Covid restrictions


  • Grant funding – that funds were still available for grant applications


  • Food banks – in discussions with Andover food bank, exploring what was best in the way forward for food banks in the local area. Want to publicise this more, with a meeting to be set up


The Chairman thanked Richard Rogers for his update.















Thematic Group Updates

·         Health & Wellbeing Group

·         Older Person & Carers Champion

·         Multi Agency Forum

·         Multi Faith Group

·         Sports and Leisure Group


Health & Wellbeing Group –Humph Jones


·         That Brian Pratt had stood down as the group’s deputy


·         That two vaccination sessions had been held so far – both had gone very well



Sports and Leisure Group – Ian Blair-Pilling


·         That the leisure centres were again closed due to the latest lockdown


·         That leisure centre staff were being redeployed


·          That the libraries were operating an order and collect service


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates



Community Area Transport Group Update

Cllr Mark Connolly

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Cllr Mark Connolly presented the CATG report attached to the agenda, and asked the Area Board members to consider any recommendation arising from the last meeting Monday 11 January 2021 and to note the budget




·         15-20-1- Enford – fund this now


·         15-20-2 – Collingbourne Kingston request for speed limit -– fund this now


·         15 -20-04 Tidworth, Pennings Road request for pedestrian crossing assessment – fund in next financial year




·         That the Area board noted the report of the meeting dated Monday 11 January 2021 and agreed the recommendations


The Chairman thanked Cllr Connolly for his report
















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

To receive any updates.

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Tidworth Town Council


·         That the council offices would be moving into the hub facilities at a future date


·         That the Tidworth play parks were open – with Town Council staff endeavouring to keep them covid safe



Ludgershall Town Council


·         That the Memorial Hall would be made available for use as vaccination centre



Everleigh PC – the written update was noted


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.



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:



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T2a awarded £384.03 for Young Person and Volunteer Craft Book



Climate change funding - £8,965.98 awarded to Tidworth Town Council for electric charging points outside the civic centre


Date of Next Meeting

Monday 1 March 2021


Monday 1 March 2021.







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