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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Kevin Fielding  (Democratic Services Officer)

No. Item


Chairman's Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

Chairman’s Announcements:


·       School place planning.


·       Army Rebasing.



Supporting documents:


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Garrison Theatre for the Tidworth Area Board.


The following Chairman’s Announcements were noted:


·       School place planning.


·       Army Rebasing – update.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from:


Alistair Cunningham – Wiltshire Council

Mike Franklin – Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

David Wildman – Chamber of Commerce


Declarations of Interest

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



Agenda item No.11 Tidworth War Memorial Committee, community area grant application - That Cllr Mark Connolly had attended the last meeting of the Tidworth War Memorial Committee as an observer.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 20 July 2015.

Supporting documents:




·       The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 20 July 2015 were confirmed as the correct record.



Matters Arising


·       That the Tidworth community area Emergency Planning Workshop would be held on Wednesday 14 October, hosted by Tidworth Town Council at the Tidworth Community Centre.


·       Footpaths – Nick Cowan – Rights of Way Officer, Wiltshire Council would be at the next Tidworth Area Board meeting.


·       Older Persons Champion – It was hoped that the job description would be available by the next Tidworth Area Board meeting.


Child Poverty Profiles

This presentation has been deferred to a future meeting.


This presentation was deferred to a future meeting.


Shaping the Future of Children's Centres in Wiltshire

Presentation by Lucy-Anne Bryant - Lead Commissioner, Joint Commissioning, Wiltshire Council & Russell Martin - Joint Commissioning, Wiltshire Council.



Lucy-Anne Bryant - Lead Commissioner, Joint Commissioning, Wiltshire Council gave a presentation that highlighted changes to the way Wiltshire Council would run Children’s Centres across the county.


Points made included:


What are Childen’s Centres?


        In line with Government requirements Wiltshire created 30 designated Sure Start children’s centres between 2006 – 2011.

        The initial centres were located within areas with the highest levels of deprivation and additional centres were set up in areas with a higher population of children aged under five.


Their Core Purpose was:


        To support good early child development and school readiness.

        To raise parenting aspirations and improve parenting skills.

        To improve child and family health and life chances.



Why are we consulting on the future delivery of children’s centre services?


        Wiltshire’s children’s centre services are delivered by four of voluntary and community sector organisations and these contracts finish in June 2016.

        Wiltshire Council wants to maximise support for families living in the most deprived areas whilst retaining countywide service coverage.

        The Council has less funding to deliver these services and so we need to find ways to ensure that the money spent has the greatest positive impact on young children’s development.



Proposed future delivery model for Wiltshire


From July 2016, it is proposed that children’s centre services are delivered from 15 key buildings based in four geographical clusters – North, East, South and West.

The proposals on where children’s centre should be located in the future are based on the following factors:


·       the level of deprivation in each area.

·       the number of children aged under five living in the area.

·       the suitability of current buildings to deliver children’s centre services.

·       the potential to expand childcare provision.



Proposed children’s centre buildings


        North children’s centre buildings:

       Cricklade; Royal Wootton Bassett; Chippenham (The Rise); Chippenham (Spring Rise); Calne.


        South children’s centre buildings:

       Salisbury City; Salisbury (Little Folly); Bulford; Tisbury.


        East children’s centre buildings:

       Tidworth (Windmill Hill); Pewsey; Devizes South.


        West children’s centre buildings:

       Trowbridge (Studley Green)

       Westbury (White Horse)

       Melksham (Canberra)


What do these proposals mean for the delivery of help for families with young children?


        Children’s centre staff will continue front line delivery of services and support in a wider range of locations through more use of other community buildings.

        Proposed children’s centre buildings will be used as a base for staff in each of these areas

        Families with young children will continue to access support  through more increased partnership working with Midwives and Health Visitors.

        Areas with the greatest levels of need and more young children will continue to have access to a designated children’s centre building in or very close to their local community.

        There will be greater availability of childcare places in communities where more provision is needed.


The Chairman thanked Lucy-Anne Bryant for her presentation.


Julia's House - building a children's hospice for Wiltshire

A presentation to raise awareness of the charity and how it can be supported.


Liz Froud - Julia’s House.



Liz Froud – Julia’s House gave a short presentation to raise awareness of the charity and how it could be supported in its bid to open a Hospice in Wiltshire.


The Chairman thanked Liz Froud for her presentation and wished the Hospice project well.



PCC Annual Report & Police and Crime Plan 2015 - 17

A presentation to outline the Annual Report on the outcomes of the previous Police and Crime Plan and to present the new Plan for 2015 – 17.


Angus Macpherson – Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner.

Supporting documents:


Angus Macpherson – Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner gave a presentation that outlined the Annual Report on the outcomes of the previous Police and Crime Plan and to present the new Plan for 2015 – 17.


Points made included.


Achievements: 2014/15


·       2.7% reduction in crimes (885 fewer than last year).

·       4.2% reduction in anti-social behaviour incidents.

·       Wiltshire Police rated Good by HMIC in PEEL.

·       95% of people feel safe during the day.



·       Keep Wiltshire and Swindon as one of the safest places in

           the country.


Three commitments to the public


·       Neighbourhood teams are at the centre of policing in Wiltshire.

·       Neighbourhood policing will be protected by shifting resources to

           the front line.

·       Any increase in police element of council tax will be used to reduce the impact of central funding reductions on neighbourhood policing.


Four Priorities


Priority 1: Prevent Crime and anti-social behavior.

Priority 2: Protecting the most vulnerable in society.

Priority 3: Putting victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do.

Priority 4: Secure high quality, efficient and trusted services.


Question from the floor included:


Do you intend to increase the number of officers covering rural areas?

a.Better technology, with increased remote working now meant that officers could spend more time on their beats, rather than tethered to a desk at a Police station.


Are you looking to recruit more special Police officers?

a.Yes, most definitely. The force recently held a recruitment day to promote this aspect of policing.


The Chairman thanked Angus Macpherson for his presentation and commented that the Neighbourhood Policing Teams were doing excellent work across the community area.



Local Youth Network (LYN) update and Grant Funding

To receive an update and determine any applications for Youth funding.


 Wendy Higginson – Community Youth Officer.


Supporting documents:


Youth Grant Funding




The Tidworth Area Board agreed the following Youth Grant applications:


·       LYN Zorb Football awarded £630

·       LYN Youth Shelter awarded £1,020


Wendy Higginson advised that:


·       Around 30+ young people had enjoyed the recent zorb football, and now are looking to do it again!


·       That a 6 week projected was planned to start during November at the Wellington Academy.


·       Graffiti and mountain biking projects currently in the pipeline.


·       Looking to employ a youth worker.


The Chairman thanked Wendy Higginson for her update.


Community Area Transport Group (CAT-G) - update

Cllr Mark Connolly.



CAT-G Funding




That the Tidworth Area Board agrees the following funding:


·       £1,000 awarded for pedestrian crossing for Pennings Road between Connolly Way and the Hill Top estate to Wellington Academy Primary School.


Cllr Mark Connolly advised that:


·       Next CAT-G meeting on Monday 28 September.


·       It was agreed that the Community Engagement Manager would draft a letter on behalf of the Tidworth Area Board to the Cabinet member for Highways, Wiltshire Council requesting an explanation as when highway repairs were due to commence on the A338.


The Chairman thanked Cllr Connolly for his update.


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 Wiltshire Councillors were asked toconsider two applications seeking

2015/16 Community Area Grant funding.



  Tidworth War Memorial Committee awarded £5,000 for construction of Tidworth war Memorial.


The applicationmeets grant criteria 2015/16.




Ludgershall Memorial Hall Committee awarded £1,215 for installation of a fire alarm system.


Theapplication meets grant criteria 2015/16.



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

To receive any updates.

Supporting documents:



Wiltshire Police – Inspector Christian Lange

The written update was noted.



Tidworth Garrison – Col James Denny


·       Army Rebasing – some delays now in the expected time frame.


·       That building had started on the cycle/pedestrian footpath linking the Wellington Academy to Perham Down.



Healthwatch Wiltshire – Paul Lefever

The written report was noted.



Tidworth Community Area Partnership – Tony Pickernell


·       Proms concert with the Artillery Band on Monday 26 October.


·       Primary Schools pantomime on Thursday 3 December at the Garrison Theatre.


·       TCAP had meet with Spice to discuss a way forward with the Time Credits scheme.



Tidworth Town Council – Corby Kemp


·       That the refurbished Military Chapel was now open on Saturdays.



Ludgershall Town Council – Owen White


·       That this year’s Remembrance wreath laying was expected to have some 300 troops parading through Ludgershall.



Everleigh Parish Council

The written report was noted.



Several concerns were raised by attendees at the meeting re Wiltshire Council.


·       Perceived slow/poor service when phoning.


·       Departments not answering or acknowledging emails.



·       Recycling service.


The Chairman advised anyone with an issue relating to Wiltshire Council services to speak with their Area Board member.


The Chairman thanked everybody for their updates.


Date of Next Meeting, Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 16 November 2015 at the Pheonix Hall, Netheravon.



The next meeting of the Tidworth Area Board will be on Monday 16 November 2015 at the Pheonix Hall, Netheravon.




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