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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Burbage Village Hall, 58-60 Eastcourt Road, Burbage,SN8 3AJ

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, and to Burbage Village Hall.


The Chairman introduced the councillors and officers present.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies for absence had been received from Margaret Holden – Easton Royal Parish Council.



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21st January 2019.

Supporting documents:




·         The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 21 January 2019 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:


·       Electoral Review

·       The Vale Community Campus Official Opening Event

Supporting documents:


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


·         Electoral Review.


·         The Vale Community Campus Official Opening Event – Friday 22 February 2019.



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.


The written Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue update was noted.




Children's Centre Services Consultation

Wiltshire Council has launched a consultation to ask for people’s views on proposals to expand its successful model of providing children’s centre services in local community venues.


Lucy-Anne Bryant – Lead Commissioner

Supporting documents:


Lucy-Anne Bryant – Lead Commissioner, Wiltshire Council gave a short presentation that outlined a consultation to ask for people’s views on proposals to expand Wiltshire Council’s successful model of providing children’s centre services in local community venues.


Points made included:


·         Children’s centre services in Wiltshire were provided by two charities, Spurgeons and The RISE Trust. Children’s centres work with families and children to enable them to have a good start in life, offering support and activities which enable them to become strong families and support them through times of stress and difficulty.


·         In 2016, Wiltshire Council changed the way that children’s centre services were offered in Wiltshire to focus on people who needed the most help. This approach had been very successful.


·         Wiltshire Council would continue to expand on this successful service redesign and, as it needed to make further service savings in 2019-20, it would invest in staff rather than buildings.


·         It was proposed that the council used more community venues such as community halls, libraries, campuses and leisure centres.


·         Wiltshire Council aimed to ensure that those who were the most vulnerable received the most support at the earliest possible time (Early Support).


·         Developing a community based approach would enable children’s centre services to continue to work in greater collaboration with health visiting and midwifery as well as with colleagues who support housing and employment, this would be a real opportunity to invest in multi-agency partnerships.


·         Children’s centre services would also be placed more firmly alongside the work of pre-schools, nurseries and childminders. Services in the early years would work more closely together to support the family without duplicating support.


·         As part of the consultation Wiltshire Council were talking to local childcare business/providers, libraries, churches, leisure centres, parish councils and trustees of community halls to firm up options for days and times when Children’s centre activities could take place close to people’s homes, schools, nurseries and other local facilities. Childcare providers particularly want to use some of the buildings formerly used by children’s centres to increase childcare in the area.


Concerns were raised that there appeared to be move coverage in the North West of the county.


That it was pleasing to hear that Puddleducks Nursery And Pre-School would be taking on the Pewsey Childrens Centre building at Wilcot Road.


The Chairman thanked Lucy-Anne Bryant for her presentation.



Update on Working Groups and Projects

a) Local Youth Network - Cllr Jerry Kunkler


b) Health and Wellbeing -Cllr Stuart Wheeler


c) Community Area Transport Group - Cllr Jerry Kunkler

Supporting documents:


Local Youth Network – including proposals for expenditure -Cllr Jerry Kunkler


·         That the LYN would be sorting out a meeting with Richard Rogers in the near future.



Health and Wellbeing – including proposals for expenditure - Cllr Stuart Wheeler


·         That the minutes of the Pewsey Vale Health & Wellbeing Forum meeting held on 17 January were noted.


·         That the group had last met on Thursday 7 March.


·         Dawn Wilson – PCAP was thanked for her hard work pulling the funding together for the Raizer Chairs.


·         That the Canal trip would now be taking place on Monday 17 June.


·         Asset Mapping – Parish Council feedback was required if the exercise was to be a success.



Community Area Transport Group – including proposals for expenditure - Cllr Jerry Kunkler


·         That the notes of the meeting held on Wednesday 12December 2018 were agreed.


·         That two bids for Substantive Funding had been approved by the Cabinet Member.




Highways Schemes 2019-20

To receive a presentation from Peter Binley on highways schemes in Pewsey for the forthcoming year and consider the recommendations outlined in the report.

Supporting documents:


Peter Binley – Highways Asset Management & Comm, Wiltshire Council gave a short presentation that outlined the Wiltshire Highways planned maintenance for the Pewsey community area during 2019 – 2023.


The highway network formed the Council’s largest asset, and it was important that it was maintained in the most cost-effective way that provided value for money. This included the use of asset management and whole life costing approaches to inform long-term investment decisions.




·         That the Pewsey Area Board welcomed the road surfacing work and repairs carried out in 2018/19 and noted the improvement in the overall condition of Wiltshire’s roads in recent years, but acknowledged that further investment was still required.


·         Approved the highway maintenance scheme list for 2019/20 prepared for the Area Board.


·         Noted the new provisional five year programme, which would be reviewed annually to ensure best value for money and whole life costing for the highways asset.


The Chairman thanked Peter Binley for his presentation.




Community Engagement Manager Update - Richard Rogers


Richard Rogers was introduced as the new Pewsey Community Engagement Manager. Richard advised that he was looking forward to getting out and about and meeting people throughout the Pewsey community area.


The Chairman welcomed Richard Rogers to Pewsey.



Raizer Chair Project

To receive an update from SWAST and Community First Responders on the Raizer Chair Project.


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


The Chairman thanked Pewsey Community Area Partnership and all those who had contributed to the funding of these useful items that would now be used throughout the community area.




Pewsey Area Board End of Year Review

Pewsey Area Board end of year review on activities and spend 18/19 – Cllr Jerry Kunkler


Cllr Jerry Kunkler introduced the Pewsey end of year video review of activities and spend during 2018/19.



Community Area Grants

To determine any applications for Community Area Grants.



There were no grant funding applications.



Partner Updates Part. 2

To receive updates from partner organisations:


·       Spotlight on Parishes

·       Pewsey Community Area Partnership

·       HealthWatch

·       NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group


Supporting documents:


Updates were received from the following partner organisations:


·         NHS Wiltshire – the written report was noted


·         Healthwatch Wiltshire – the written report was noted


·         Pewsey Community Area Partnership – next meeting on Thursday 18 April at Hilcott village hall, with the Wiltshire Bobby Van in attendance.




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 Monday 20th May 2019, 7pm at Coronation Hall, East Grafton, Village Green.



The next meeting of the Pewsey Area Board is scheduled for Monday 20May 2019, 7pm at Coronation Hall, East Grafton, Village Green.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending.





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