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Venue: Online Meeting

Contact: Tara Shannon  Democratic Services Officer


Note No. Item



Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.




To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2020.


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Declarations of Interest

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



Chairman's Announcements

To receive the following announcements through the Chairman:


·       Connect 5

The Connect 5 training programme is about mental health and wellbeing. The programme is free of charge and available to community groups and individuals who have a role in supporting mental wellbeing. Contact kerri.lavendar@wiltshire.gov.uk for details.

·       Covid-19

Brief update on Covid-19 and staying safe.

·       Payphones Consultation

BT are consulting on the removal of some payphone kiosks, one of which is in the Amesbury Community Area. BT offers the opportunity for parish councils and registered charities to adopt a kiosk for just £1, thereby protecting the heritage of the community.

Details about this can be found at http://business.bt.com/phone-services/payphone-services/adopt-a-kiosk/.

The consultation period on the removal of payphones runs until 28 October 2020, please contact Mary.Moore@wiltshire.gov.uk for details.


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Updates from Partners and Town/Parish Councils

To receive updates from the Town and Parish Council Representatives, and from other partner organisations.


·       Police

·       Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

·       Town and Parish Councils

·       A303 update


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Area Board Boundary Review Consultation

To receive a presentation on the Area Board Boundary Review Consultation.


Due to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England boundary review of Wiltshire Council, some division boundaries will be changing and as a result Area Board boundaries are also subject to change. A consultation on the Area Board boundary changes will run from 10 September 2020 to 31 October 2020, please see links in the agenda pack.

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Community Conversation on Covid-19

General discussion around Covid-19, to include;


·       The Amesbury Hub to give an update on their experiences.


·       Community Conversation – the amazing response from community members and volunteers. Area Board Members would welcome discussion/ comments around how we are working with the ‘new normal’, how groups/ communities are managing restarting and rebuilding during Covid.




To determine the following grant applications to the community area grants fund:


·       Amesbury Bowls Club, £2,500, towards continuous improvements to facilities.

·       Wiltshire Music Centre, £1,500 towards their Celebrating Age Wiltshire Phase 2 project.

·       Amesbury Rugby Club, £5,000, towards playing strips, training equipment and the new ‘Walking Rugby’ project for youth, ladies and Men.


To note the following grants, which have already been awarded, either by the delegated authority of the CEM or by the Leader of the Councils decision making process:


·       Durrington Town Council, £1155, towards a new gas boiler for Durrington Pavilion (awarded in August 2020 under the delegated authority of the CEM).

·       Farley’s Malone Community, £450, towards virtual community lunches (awarded in April 2020 via the Leader’s decision making process.

·       Buzz Action Foundation, £1195, towards their Vulnerable Young Persons Isolation Activities Programme (a youth grant awarded in May 2020 via the Leader’s decision making process.





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Urgent items

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




The next meeting of the Amesbury Area Board will be held on 19 November 2020 at 2.00pm.





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