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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Items
Note No. Item

7.00 pm

43.

Election of the Chairman

To elect the Chairman of Pewsey Area Board for the forthcoming year.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved

 

To appoint Cllr Jerry Kunkler as Chairman of Pewsey Area Board for the 2019/2020 municipal year.

44.

Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect the Vice-Chairman of Pewsey Area Board for the forthcoming year.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

To appoint Cllr Paul Oatway QPM as Vice-Chairman of Pewsey Area Board for the 2019/2020 municipal year.

7.05 pm

45.

Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Area Board Members and Council officers.

46.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Caroline Dalrymple.

47.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 May 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 May 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

48.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

7.10 pm

49.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make the following announcements:

 

·         Healthier Communities

·         Winter Weather Preparations

·         Highways Improvement Traffic Survey Requests

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to the following written announcements available in the agenda pack:

 

·         Healthier Communities

·         Winter Weather Preparations

·         Highways Improvement Survey Requests

7.20 pm

50.

Partner Updates Part 1

To receive any updates from partner organisations:

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

(a)          Wiltshire Police – the written update is attached to the minutes and the following points noted:

 

·         Dedicated patrols of the Co-Op car park had been conducted and words of advice had been given to a motorist.

·         It was anticipated that with more people visiting our beauty spots incidences of theft may also increase. Members of the public were encouraged to refrain from leaving any valuables within their vehicles. 

·         Wiltshire Police will be receiving fortnightly updates from Community Speedwatch Teams with specific areas to target.

·         That there has been an increase in reports of both domestic and commercial burglaries within the Marlborough, Devizes and Pewsey areas and members of the public were encouraged to stay vigilant.

·         The Area Board was assured that vulnerable areas were being regularly patrolled and residents were encouraged to report any disturbances to the 101 service.

 

(b)       Wiltshire Fire and Rescue – the written report and following points were noted:

 

·         The service had recently been called to thatch fires in Haxton and Wroughton.

·         Residents were assured that the number of false alarms was not out of the ordinary, and that none the these were malicious.

·         In general, the station was well staffed with 90% or more availability.

·         The Area Board’s appreciation for the fire service and its recent recruitment drive was noted, as well as its thanks to employers for allowing their on-call employees to be released from work.

·         The Area Board was assured that while the service was financially stretched, there had been no discussions about closing stations to date.

 

7.30 pm

51.

Appointment to Working Groups and Outside Bodies

To make appointments to Working Groups and Outside Bodies for the forthcoming year:

 

Outside Bodies

 

a)    Partnership for Older People in Pewsey (POPP)

b)    Pewsey – The Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre

c)    Pewsey Community Area Partnership (PCAP)

 

Working Groups

 

a)    Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

b)    Local Youth Network Management Group

c)    Health and Wellbeing Group

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The following appointments to Working Groups and Outside Bodies were made for the forthcoming year:

 

Outside Bodies:

 

a)    Partnership for Older People in Pewsey (POPP) – Cllr Stuart Wheeler

 

b)    Pewsey – The Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre – Cllr Paul Oatway QPM

 

c)    Pewsey Community Area Partnership (PCAP) – Cllr Paul Oatway QPM

 

Working Groups:

 

a)    Community Area Transport Group (CATG) – Cllr Jerry Kunkler

 

b)    Local Youth Network Management Group – Cllr Jerry Kunkler

 

c)    Health and Wellbeing Group – Cllr Stuart Wheeler

7.40 pm

52.

Community Engagement Manager Update

To receive an update from our Community Engagement Manager, Richard Rogers.

Minutes:

Richard Rogers, Community Engagement Manager, gave an update on the minor changes to grants from September onwards. These include:

 

  1. Health & Wellbeing and youth projects over £1000 will require match funding as the norm, in line with capital projects. Some commissioning projects may be excluded.
  2. Commercial and statutory organisations can access funding but only when they are demonstrating community benefit e.g. apprenticeship project with Garage in Westbury.
  3. We will remove the maximum of applying to three Area Boards approach to allow role out of successful projects.

 

In all cases the elected members can, when there is good reason, override these criteria but only as an exception. Other changes include the tightening up of safeguarding and insurance policies and the use of the Housing Associations Charitable Trust model.

 

The success of the Armed Forces Weekend in Salisbury was also noted and the Area Board was informed of plans to bring the Armed Forces tapestry to Pewsey. 

7.50 pm

53.

Update on the 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:

Minutes:

a)    Local Youth Network – the following points were noted:

 

·         The Blue Bus Project funding proposal would be brought to the September meeting of the Area Board. It looks set to go out for 10 months, covering one area each month.

 

b)    Health and Wellbeing Group – the following point was noted:

 

·         The last meeting of the Pewsey Vale Health and Wellbeing Forum was on 01 July and its minutes are attached.

 

c)    Community Area Transport Group

 

Resolved

 

To adopt the recommendations of the Community Area Transport Group as outlined in the report.

8.05 pm

54.

Community Area Grants

To consider two applications for Community Area Grants, as follows:

 

·       Woodborough Parish Council

Conversion of the Woodborough ex BT Telephone Kiosk - £440

 

·       Upavon Bellringers

Upavon St.Marys bellropes - £500

 

To consider an application for Health and Wellbeing funding:

 

·       PCAP Memory Café

Armchair Exercise Pilot in Pewsey - £1600

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board considered two applications for Community Area Grant funding and one application for Health and Wellbeing 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.

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Woodborough Parish Council - £440 for the conversion of the Woodborough ex BT telephone kiosk.

2.    To award Upavon Bellringers - £500 for Upavon St. Mary’s bellropes.

3.    To award PCAP Memory Café - £1600 for the Armchair Exercise Pilot in Pewsey.

8.20 pm

55.

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:

Minutes:

a)    Spotlight on Parishes

 

·         Woodborough Parish Council’s White Horse will be chalked with the help of the RAF and local volunteers.

·         Pewsey Tennis Club had recently held a successful tournament raising money for Help the Heroes.

·         Pewsey Parish Council had approved the devolution of a range of services and assets, including all play areas, tree and grounds maintenance and all street cleaning services.

 

b)    HealthWatch - the written update was noted.

 

c)    Pewsey Area Partnership (PCAP) – the following points were noted:

 

·         The Memory Café had a successful trip along the canal and PCAP hoped to bring a film detailing this to the next Area Board.

·         PCAP had attended the Great Western Railway Community Event in Bristol and endorsed the use of smart ticketing as a cheap and simple way of using the service.

·         PCAP had been in contact with Natural England about the White Horse Project and residents were encouraged to follow the link on PCAP’s Facebook page to help inform how this project with be approached.

·         Residents were encouraged to renew their Pewsey Tourism membership or take out a membership if they had not already done so.

5 mins

56.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

8.30 pm

57.

Future Meeting Dates and Close

The next meeting of the Pewsey Area Board is scheduled for 02 September 2019, 7pm at Woodborough Club, Smithy Lane, Woodborough, SN9 5PL.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Pewsey Area Board is scheduled for 02 September 2019, 7pm at Woodborough Club, Smithy Lane, Woodborough, SN9 5PL.

 

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending.

 

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