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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Vale Community Campus, Wilcot Road, Pewsey, SN9 5EW

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

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Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present at the meeting.


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting of the Pewsey Area Board, the first to be held at the new Pewsey Community Campus.


The Chairman introduced the councillors and officers present and thanked the various groups who had been part of the networking session before the meeting.



Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence had been received from Marilyn Hunt – Pewsey Parish Council.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd September 2018.

Supporting documents:




·         The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 3 September 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman



Declarations of Interest

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



There were no declarations of interest.



Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make the following announcements:


·       Sky Lanterns and Balloon Releases

·       Focusing on the Future

Supporting documents:


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


·         Banning of Sky Lanterns and Balloon releases on Wilshire Council land


·         Wiltshire Council: Focusing on the Future




The Vale Community Campus

A welcome and introduction to your new Community Campus.  Meet the Campus Team, find out what’s on offer and how to get involved.


·       Cllr John Thomson – Deputy Leader of Wiltshire Council

·       Cllr Paul Oatway – Area Board member for Pewsey

·       David Redfern – Head of Communities

·       Mike Stuart – Health and Wellbeing Manager – Leisure Operations

·       Ros Griffiths – Community Engagement Manager



Cllr Paul Oatway – Area Board member for Pewsey


·         Well done to the Pewsey COB members who worked so hard to keep the project moving and become a reality.



Louise Cary - Head of Service – Community Development, Leisure Strategy, Wiltshire Council


·         Well done to the Area Board for its help in delivering the project.


·         That the campus already had 450 members.


·         That the community now needed to engage and utilise the campus.



Curly Haskell – Pewsey Parish Council


·         Thanks to the Area Board for its continued support of the COB and project.


·         Remembering Bob Woodward who had played a huge part in leading the COB.


·         Thanks to the campus builders and site manager for their hard work and good communication with the COB.


·         Well done to Cllr John Thomson for picking up a difficult project and being able to deliver a community campus to Pewsey.



Mike Stuart – Health and Wellbeing Manager – Leisure Operations, The Vale Community Campus gave a short overview of the campus and its leisure offering to the Pewsey community area.


Paul Pritchard and Becca Higgs – Sports Development, Wiltshire Council gave a short presentation which highlighted how Wiltshire Council delivered its sport and leisure offerings to the community campuses across Wiltshire.



Partner Updates Part. 1

To receive any updates from partner organisations:


·       Wiltshire Police

·       Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Supporting documents:


The written Wiltshire Police update contained in the agenda pack was noted.




Update on Working Groups and Projects

a)    Local Youth Network – Cllr Jerry Kunkler


·       Skate Park project – Ross Griffiths

·       Great Bedwyn Youth Group

·       350 Marine Cadet Troop Redoubt


b)    Health and Wellbeing – Cllr Stuart Wheeler


·       Rushall Community Café

·       Great Bedwyn Mobility and Friendship Group


c)    Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Jerry Kunkler

Supporting documents:


Local Youth Network – Cllr Jerry Kunkler


·         Skate Park project – Ros Griffiths introduced a short film which highlighted the support for an outdoor skate park. A planning application for the skate park would soon be submitted.

It was noted that some residents had raised concerns re noise and anti-social behaviour if the park was built where proposed.


Youth Grant funding applications



GBYG Mental Health Project awarded £2,256



Wiltshire Voices Burbage awarded £2,468



350 Marine Cadet Troop TS Redoubt awarded £1,000



Health and Wellbeing – Cllr Stuart Wheeler


·         That the Great Bedwyn Mobility and Friendship Group had now been running for over two years. That around 20 people attended each week.


A demonstration of a “Raiser Chair” was given by local Community volunteers.

It was hoped that funding could be found to provide a number of the chairs for local use. PCAP fully supported this, and sought contributions to help fund the chairs.



Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Jerry Kunkler


·         That the CATG had last met on the 26 September, and were due to next meet during December 2018.


·         The notes of the 26 September 2018 meeting were noted.



Wiltshire Libraries - Overview of services which contribute to the Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy

·         Carol Moylan

·         Carolyn Kennedy


Carolyn Kennedy – Access & Volunteer Development Manager, Library Heritage and Arts, gave an Overview of services which contribute to the Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy of Wiltshire Libraries.


Points made included:


·         Six national Universal Offers cover the areas of service which our customers and our stakeholders see as essential to a 21st century library service. Reading, Information, Digital, Learning, Health and Culture.


·         Library spaces – non-stigmatized and trusted community spaces.


·         Library events and activities helped to combat loneliness and opportunity to interact and socialise for all ages.


·          Art projects for older population eg. Celebrating Age – ACE/ Lottery funded 3 year creative arts projects for older people in community spaces with Area Board, Wiltshire Music Centre, Pounds Arts and Museum partners.


·         Volunteering Opportunity to develop skills which could be carried through into workand contributes to community engagement, make new friends, build new social networks and help combat isolation.



·         Building stronger partnerships with public health, commissioners and the voluntary sector to promote the library health offer and seek funding opportunities to develop cross-sector projects.


·         Develop our libraries/community hubs so that more people could become engaged in community activity to reduce loneliness and isolation.


·         Expand our wellbeing days in ten libraries using experts and a range of book stock to promote healthy lifestyles and prevention.

The Chairman thanked Carolyn Kennedy for her presentation.



Solutions for Weight Loss Programme

Information on a new programme which offers support to Wiltshire residents wh want to lose weight and keep it off.


Verónica Willoughby - Weight Management Programmes Coordinator           


Supporting documents:




Verónica Willoughby - Weight Management Programmes Co-ordinator, 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 Verónica Willoughby for her presentation.



Wiltshire Healthy Lives: Helping Everyone to Live Well

·       The benefits of being physically active

·       How we can all be ‘well aware’ and help ourselves be well

·       Health improvement services that are available to help those of us who need a bit more support

Supporting documents:


The report in the agenda pack was noted.



Community Area Grants

To determine any applications for Community Area Grants.


Supporting documents:


The Area Board considered four applications for Community Area Grant funding.


The Chairman invited the local Councillor to introduce each application, following which a representative of the applicant was given an opportunity to give a brief overview of their project to the Area Board.


Community Area Grant funding applications



Hilcott Village Hall awarded £4,000 for Hilcott Village Hall New block and beam floor.


Pewsey Vale Rugby Football Club awarded £1,250 for PVRFC Sports Pavilion New Drainage System.



Great Bedwyn Playingfield and Village Hall awarded £2,000 for Bedwyn Village Hall Community projections system.



Jan Thornton requested £850.03 for Security lighting – this application was deferred as no applicant was present.




Partner Updates Part. 2

To receive any updates from partner organisations:


·       HealthWatch

·       Spotlight on Parishes

·       Pewsey Community Area Partnership

·       NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Supporting documents:


Updates were received from the following Partners, Towns and Parishes:


·         NHS Wiltshire – the written report was noted


·         Healthwatch Wiltshire – the written report was noted


·         Pewsey Community Area Partnership – the written reports re Everleigh HRC and The Pewsey Vale Rail User Group were noted.




Brief to PAB 3rd December 2018

Supporting documents:


Urgent items

Any other items of business which the Chairman agrees to consider as a matter of urgency.


There were no urgent items.



Future Meeting Dates and Close

The next meeting of the Pewsey Area Board is scheduled for 21st January 2019, 7pm at Woodborough Social Club, Smithy Lane, Woodborough, SN9 5PL.


It may be that the meeting could be held at the Campus building.


The next meeting of the Pewsey Area Board was scheduled for Monday 21 January 2019, 7pm at the Woodborough Social Club.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending.





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