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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall, Brunton, Marlborough SN8 3SE

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Election of Tidworth Area Board Chairman - 2022/23


It was agreed to defer the election of the Chairman as the Area Board was not quorate.


Election of Tidworth Area Board Vice-Chairman - 2022/23


It was agreed to defer the election of the Vice-Chairman as the Area Board was not quorate.



Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

Chairman’s Announcements:


·         Recruitment of hackney carriage and private hire drivers


·         Reminder of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2-5 June 2022


·         Solar Together Wiltshire Collective Buying scheme for solar PV panels


·         Family and Community Learning information sharing


·         Tidworth Healthy Schools (2016-2022)


Supporting documents:


Cllr Chris Williams welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Tidworth Area Board and advised that as Cllr Tony Pickernell had been incapacitated at very short notice, the meeting was now inquorate as only two members of the Tidworth Area Board were present.


 It was agreed with the Democratic Services Officer and Community Engagement Manager that the election of the Area Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2022/23, the confirmation the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 21 March 2022, appointment of Lead Members to Outside Bodies & Working Groups and the grant funding would be deferred to a future meeting, which would be arranged as soon as possible.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Pickernell – Wiltshire Council.


Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of interest.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 21 March 2022.

Supporting documents:


It was agreed to defer to the next meeting to be arranged.


Appointment of Lead Members to Outside Bodies & Working Groups

  • Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG)  


·         Tidworth Community Area Partnership


·         Tidworth Leisure Centre Executive Committee



Supporting documents:


It was agreed to defer to the next meeting to be arranged.



Police Update

Inspector Tina Osborn – Wiltshire Police


Supporting documents:


Sgt Wakefield – Wiltshire Police presented the written update that was contained in the agenda pack.


Fire & Rescue Update

Station Manager Dave Adamson – Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service


Supporting documents:


The written update contained in the agenda pack was noted.



Local Highway and Footway Improvement Group (LHFIG) Update

Supporting documents:


Cllr Mark Connolly advised that there was nothing to update.


Community Engagement Manager Update

·         Area Board Review

·         Deciding on Area Board priorities for 2022/23

·         Changes in the grants criteria

·         Rural Youth Outreach Project


Supporting documents:


Richard Rogers – Community Engagement Manager briefly outlined the     following:


Area Board Review


That the Area Board model was introduced in 2009 and had delivered significant progress to develop stronger, more resilient and connected communities since its inception.


That the overall objectives of the Area Boards remain consistent today however, in an operating model more than 12 years old it was natural that certain elements were subject of review and refresh to ensure they were meeting the current needs of local communities.


That the aspiration of the review was to build on the excellent practice and evident success of the Area Boards and to address areas where there was inconsistency in practice and approach.


That the number of boards, overall format, structure and local autonomy were not part of the review.


That a period of research, analysis and review of data between the Cabinet Member, Portfolio Holder and key Officers had been carried out.


That an Overview and Scrutiny process followed between January – March 2022, had resulted in 24 recommendations.


These were adopted into a single member decision paper on Area Board arrangements which was ratified on the 6 May 2022.



Changes in the Grants Criteria


That funding was available to voluntary and community sector organisations that could show a need for financial support up to a total of £5,000. Town and Parish councils were eligible to apply for revenue funding, in respect of Youth Grants or Older and Vulnerable AdultGrants, where they were able to show a need for financial support.


Matched funding requirement had reduced from £1,000 to £500.


That applications must be received at least four weeks before an Area Board.


That applications must highlight how they were meeting two aims of WC Business Plan andan Area Board local priority – grant system would reflect this.


That an organisation could apply for a maximum of two projects/ bids per annum across all eighteen boards. Each project/ bid canrequest funding from up to three boards.





Rural Youth Outreach Project - Suggested next steps for Tidworth Community Area


Tidworth & Ludgershall


To continue to support the establishment of a permanent youth offer in Ludgershall. This would include:


·         Contact Andrew Watson (Yellow Brick Road) who was working with young people on the Andover / Ludgershall boarder and also with the police. was it worth linking Andover & Ludgershall? There were already 13 children under the radar.


·         Contact Tony Pickernell / Ludgershall Town Clerk as they may have a list of all the ex-volunteers and one or two maybe keen to step up again.


·         9 volunteers came forward at the Youth event, we need to re connect with those 9. We may need to put on another pop-up event with those volunteers on board and start the process of DBS etc and further training.


Establish who else in the area is providing events/anything/special days for Youths? Link into these.


Speak to leisure manager about promoting activities and providing others e.g. Ask Leisure centre manager why Wheelchair basketball has stopped  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.


Partner Updates

To receive any updates


Supporting documents:


The following Partner updates were noted:


CCG & Healthwatch - written



Tidworth Town Council - written



Ludgershall Town Council - written



Everleigh Parish Council - written



Chute & Chute Forest Parish Council


·         Various Jubilee events taking place.



Coliingbourne Kingston/Ducis Parish Councils


·         Various Jubilee events taking place.



Tidworth Garrison


·         Troops now returning from deployment in Finland.


·         Various Jubilee celebrations and events taking place.


·         Planning that Perham Down will aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.  The MOD will be engaging with local communities as the plans develop.





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:


It was agreed to defer to the next meeting to be arranged.



Future Meeting Dates


·         Monday 12 September 2022 – venue to be confirmed


·         Monday 21 November 2022 – venue to be confirmed



The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be held on Monday 12 September 2022 at Chute Village Hall.







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