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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Crudwell Village Hall and Recreation Ground

Contact: Will Oulton (Senior Democratic Services Officer)  01225 713935

Items
Note No. Item

7.00 pm

59.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

 

60.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Dave Wingrove of Ashton Keynes Parish Council and Terry Mockler of Hankerton Parish Council.

61.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2016.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2016 be agreed a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

62.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

7.05 pm

63.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:

·         Wiltshire Online Programme – Extension of the Basic Broadband

·         Mental Health Awareness

·         Budget Events

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew the meeting’s attention to the following announcements

:

  • Wiltshire Online Programme – Extension of the Basic Broadband
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Budget Events

7:10pm

64.

Local Youth Network Update

To receive an update on the Local Youth Network (LYN).

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Richard William, the Local Youth officer, presented an update on the Local Youth Network (LYN).

 

Issues highlighted included: that there were no funding applications to consider in this round; the activities off the LYN Management Group; efforts to instigate a youth bus project, and the desire to have early evening provision in the villages; the need to build the membership to get some younger people on board; the efforts to take outreach to various youth organisations to get young people on board; and the need to assess needs of young people in the area.

 

The Chairman thanked the officer for the update.

 

7:20pm

65.

Community Policing Update

To receive an update on Community Policing issues.

Minutes:

The Area Board received an update regarding the new Community Policing Model.

 

Issues highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: that the changes should improve visibility in and communication with the community, and how technology could help with this aim; that the model had been developed through pilots in Warminster and Trowbridge; how processes had been made more efficient in reporting a crime and getting resources on board; how civilian workers are utilised better; that in the Malmesbury Community Area, Inspector Hobman would be the sector head; that there would be 70/80 staff across the northern area; that teams would be based in Royal Wootton Bassett and the Chippenham Hubs; that there would be 5 sergeants with 5 officers each providing 24/7 cover; that officers would be better able to  take job from beginning to end; how some issues would be referred to other agencies to more appropriately deal with, thereby freeing up police time and resources; and how technology will allow officers to work in communities.

 

The Chairman thanked the officer for their update.

7:40pm

66.

Community Transport Update

The Area Board will receive update on the work undertaken by the following groups:

 

Ray Sanderson – Malmesbury & District Community Transport

Chris Blount – Malmesbury LINK Scheme

Sheila Wade – Dauntsey Vale LINK Scheme

Lisa Hepworth - SMILES

 

Minutes:

The Area Board received update on the work undertaken by the following groups:

 

Chris Blount – Malmesbury LINK Scheme; Sheila Wade – Dauntsey Vale LINK Scheme; Ray Sanderson – Malmesbury & District Community Transport; and Lisa Hepworth – SMILES.

 

Also in attendance, to hear the presentations and to ask questions, was Councillor Philip Whitehead, Cabinet Member for Transport.

 

Issues highlighted in the course of the presentations and discussions included: how each group operated; their reliance on volunteers and how they are recruited and maintained; their respective approaches to funding and charging; the benefits to the recipients and the volunteers; the opportunities for sharing resources, and making links with local business; and the differences between charities and community interest companies.

 

The Chairman thanked all for their attendance and welcomed a continuation of the discussion to see how best to sector could meet the needs of their community.

7:50pm

67.

Partner Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

a.    Wiltshire Police

b.    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

c.    Healthwatch Wiltshire

d.    Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

e.    Malmesbury and the Villages Community Area Partnership (MVCAP)

f.     Riverside Centre

g.    Town and Parish Councils

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew the meeting’s attention to any written update in the pack.

Further updates, made at the meeting, included:

 

·         Riverside Centre

 

That the new community centre was to be built on the site of the old youth centre; that the facility will be run by voluntary group; that it was hoped that the centre would be ready to open in the new year; that some additional funding may be required for extra light and sound equipment; and that people were encouraged to subscribe to the newsletter to get further updates.

 

8:00pm

68.

Annual Update From Community Engagement Manager

An update will be provided by Ollie Phipps, Community Engagement Manager (CEM) for the Malmesbury community area.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

An update was be provided by Ollie Phipps, Community Engagement Manager (CEM) for the Malmesbury community area.

 

In the course of the presentation and discussion, the following issues were highlighted: sports development for younger and teen children; that over £25,000 had been allocated for youth projects; which had leveraged in over £66,000 of external funding into those projects; that a range of projects had been provided for; including a regular youth club in Malmesbury; the links to other community projects including Magna Carta; the Safe Places project and the promotional events linked to it; the cultural events in the area; the funding made for village hall facilities; the ongoing work to deliver the community campus; the community blog and newsletter, currently being update by aolunteer; the continuing employment of Helen Blacker doing great work in the area in support of the Health & Wellbeing objectives; the Big Get Together event which promoted community groups, many of whom had seen increased interest in those groups; the Age UK advice bus coming in; drop in surgery at Malmesury; how issues had been resolved in the CATG; the clean for the queen projects; and the £34,000 allocated for community grants for 20 projects worth over £202,00 in total.

 

The Chair thanked the officers and volunteers for their hardwork.

 

Resolved

 

That the update be noted.

8:10pm

69.

Big Pledge - Road to Rio

To receive an update regarding the Road to Rio challenge.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Community Engagement Manager gave a short update about the Road to Rio project which had had a large number of participants.

8:20pm

70.

Area Board Funding

Councillors will be asked to consider the Community Area Grants report and make recommendations on the applications received:

 

Malmesbury Bowls & Social Club - £3900

Sherston Parish Footpath Group - £500

Malmesbury Concert Band - £225

Malmesbury Community Choir - £245

 

The Area Board will also receive an update on the recent Sherston Viking Event.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Community Engagement Manager presented the applications for Community Area Grant Funding.

 

Representatives of the organisations applying were in attendance to present more information to support their applications. The organisations applying for funding were Malmesbury Bowls & Social, Sherston Parish Footpath Group, Malmesbury Concert Band, and Malmesbury Community Choir.

 

Following a short debate, the meeting unanimously;

 

Resolved:

 

1.    To award Malmesbury Bowls & Social Club £3900 towards the new kitchen for the Bowls Club;

 

2.    To award Sherston Parish Footpath Group £500 towards the replacement of broken stiles;

 

3.    To award Malmesbury Concert Band £300 towards music stand lights; and

 

4.    To award Malmesbury Community Choir £400 towards a conductors podium.


8:30pm

71.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

72.

Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be:

Minutes:

The meeting noted that the next meeting would on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Malmesbury.

 

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