Venue: St Laurence School, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ
Contact: Kevin Fielding
Arrival and refreshments
PART ONE: TRAFFIC WORKSHOP
Presentation of the Key Evidence Review Board (KERB) report on Bradford on Avon’s traffic issues
Councillor Simon McNeil-Ritchie, Trevor Bedeman, Nigel Gerdes
Groups on tables make lists of issues. These are recorded by them on individual rectangles of card, one per issue. They are then pinned up on a series of boards around the room.
The organisers group the issues, but allowing for dissent if needed.
The groups on tables vote for the issues individually using ‘money’ counters in denominations of 1 – 5. We believe that the range of distributions expressed from large to very small are all of value.
Then the groups on tables record outcomes “what does good look like”, again on individual rectangles of card. These are pinned up as the session ends.
A presentation was given by Simon McNeil-Ritchie and Trevor Bedeman on the findings of the Key Evidence Review Board (KERB) report on Bradford on Avon’s traffic issues.
A Workshop was then held to unpack the report and to discuss its findings. Facilitated groups at tables discussed and ranked the issues affecting the town (solutions were not permitted!). These were pinned up on the wall. The issues were then grouped. All voted up to 5 times each for issues according to perceived importance. A tally was made of the voting and outcomes were shared.
All groups were then asked to record “what a good outcome for the town would look like”.
A report on this and two subsequent workshops will be issued by the Town Council.
PART TWO: OTHER AREA BOARD BUSINESS
Apologies for Absence
Cllr Sarah Gibson – Wiltshire Council.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.
There were none.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on the 28 November 2018
· The Minutes of the Area Board meetings held on the 28 November 2018 were signed as the correct record.
The following Chairman’s announcements contained in the agenda pack were noted:
· Polling District and Polling Place Review
· Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner- Precept
· Special Schools Consultation
· CCG RUH Maternity Transformation Consultation
· Wiltshire Police
· Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
· HealthWatch Wiltshire
RUH Maternity Transformation Consultation
Sarah McClellan – CCG gave a presentation that outlined the CCG’s proposed changes to the way that maternity services were to be delivered in the local community area.
The following partner updates contained in the agenda pack were noted:
· Inspector James Williams introduced the Wiltshire Police update.
· HealthWatch Wiltshire.
Community Grant Scheme – applications for funding
Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon requesting £1,500 towards water fountain project
BoA Community Emergency volunteers requesting £1,884 towards a first aid training programme
Relate requesting £5,000 towards a “Relateen” counselling programme at St Laurence School
Councillor Led Bid from Councillor Jim Lynch requesting £1,000 towards the running costs of the Bradford on Avon Multi-Agency Forum
Councillor led bid from Trevor Carbin requesting £1,000 towards participation of the Bradford on Avon community area in the National Armed Forces Weekend in Salisbury, 28-30 June 2019
The Area Board considered five applications for grant funding:
Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon awarded £1,500 towards the water fountain project.
BoA Community Emergency volunteers awarded £1,884 towards a first aid training programme.
It was agreed that the funding would be taken from the Health & Wellbeing budget.
Relate awarded £5,000 towards a “Relateen” counselling programme at St Laurence School.
It was agreed that the funding would be taken from the Local Youth Network budget
Councillor Led Bid from Councillor Jim Lynch awarded £1,000 towards the running costs of the Bradford on Avon Multi-Agency Forum.
It was agreed that the funding would be taken from the Health & Wellbeing budget
Councillor led bid from Trevor Carbin awarded £1,000 towards participation of the Bradford on Avon community area in the National Armed Forces Weekend in Salisbury, 28-30 June 2019.
It was agreed that the funding would be taken 50/50 from the Health & Wellbeing and Community Grants budgets
Working Group Updates
· Community Area Transport Group – Cllr Sarah Gibson
· Health and Wellbeing Group – Cllr Johnny Kidney
· Local Youth Network - Cllr Jim Lynch
Community Area Transport Group – Sarah Gibson
· Cllr Gibson was not in attendance. There had been no CATG in the last cycle, next meeting 18 February.
Health and Wellbeing Group – Johnny Kidney
· The notes of the meeting held on 10 December 2018 were discussed and agreed. Date of next meeting - Monday 25 February 2019.
Local Youth Network – Jim Lynch
· Discussions were ongoing with the Town Council and Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Trust regarding joining up youth support services and grant funding across the town and villages of the community area.
· It was agreed to invite a Youth Services Work Plan for 2019/20 to be presented to the March board meeting with a view to agreeing a contribution of up to £ 10,000 LYN funding per annum towards a joint programme of work.
Date of Next Meeting
· Wednesday 13 March 2019 at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon
Wednesday 13 March 2019 at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon.