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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Crudwell Village Hall, Tetbury Lane, Crudwell, SN16 9HB

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Items
Note No. Item

7.00 pm

121.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to Malmesbury Area Board and introduced Councillors and Officers present.

122.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

123.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

124.

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

125.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:

 

a)    Local Government Boundary Commission for England

b)    Looking to the Future

c)    Winter Preparedness

d)    Balloon and Lantern Releases

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that Item 10 had been removed from the meeting’s agenda.

 

The Chairman then drew attention to the written and verbal updates highlighted in the agenda pack:

 

·             Local Government Boundary Commission

·             Looking to the Future

·             Winter Preparedness

·             Balloon and Lantern Releases

7.20pm

126.

Local Youth Network Update and Applications for Youth Funding

To receive an update on the Local Youth Network (LYN) and for the Area Board to consider two Youth Grant(s):

 

1.    Brinkworth Gaming Group - £400

2.    Malmesbury Abbey - £700

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Richard Williams, Local Youth Facilitator, introduced the two Youth Funding applications as detailed in the report.

 

Richard also gave an update on the Area Board grant awarded to the Last Baguette in September 2018.

 

Resolved

 

  1. To award Brinkworth Gaming Group - £200 for their fortnightly gaming group.

 

  1. To award Malmesbury Abbey - £700 for the Abbey Skate Event 2019.

7.30pm

127.

Blue Light Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

a.    Wiltshire Police

b.    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received and noted the following updates from key partners:

 

a)    Wiltshire Police – the written report and the following points were noted:

 

·       That it had been a difficult year in regards to a high demand with comparatively low resourcing – for example Swindon has a population of 200,000 and often less than 10 people covering the night shift.

·       That there had been a spike in thefts from vans belonging to tradespeople and in hare coursing.

·       That it is best practice to take your car keys (and other valuable belongings) upstairs with you at night to prevent the possibility of theft.

·       The Salisbury effort and the help that Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire’s services had received from national government.

·       The collaborative effort between all services in helping with the Salisbury effort.

7.40pm

128.

Wiltshire Online - Broadband Upgrade

To receive an update from Adrian Grant, representing the Wiltshire Online Programme and Tom Whitehead, of Gigaclear PLC, about full fibre broadband delivery in the north of the county.

Minutes:

The Area Board received a presentation from Adrian Grant, representing the Wiltshire Online Programme, and Tom Whitehead, of Gigaclear PLC, about full fibre broadband delivery in the north of the county.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of this presentation and discussion included: the Wiltshire Online Programme; the history and vision of Gigaclear; Gigaclear’s vision for North Wiltshire; the timescale of the project; Gigaclear’s delivery approach and how it aims to deliver its services; how the areas being developed were identified and how Gigaclear was working closely with contractors to develop consistent working practices.

8.00pm

129.

Walking Routes Path Clearance Group

To receive an update from July Hible, of the Walking Routes Path Clearance Group, on its work to repair styles, clear brambles and bushes, fill pot holes, and fix sign posts to improve walking routes around Malmesbury.

Minutes:

The Area Board received a presentation from representatives of the Walking Routes Path Clearance Group on its work to improve walking routes in and around Malmesbury.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the potential in North Wiltshire for getting people out on walks; Malmesbury Area Pathfinders and its work on a number of paths including White Walls Way and the Bridges Trial; the desire to establish another trial from Malmesbury to Sherston; the success of the Wednesday Working Group; the success of the North West Wiltshire Group of Ramblers Charity; accessibility issues for the disabled and the lack of cooperation between farmers, volunteers and walkers.

 

The Chairman then drew attention to the agenda supplement in which Cllr Berry requested additional funding for the Walking Routes Maintenance Group.

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Walking Routes Maintenance Group - £500 for a repairs fund.

8.15pm

130.

Dorothy House Update

To receive an update from Daphne Marchington, a Friends in Grief facilitator and bereavement counsellor at Dorothy House Hospice Care, about the Friends in Grief service.

Minutes:

The Area Board received an update from Daphne Marchington, a Friends in Grief facilitator and bereavement counsellor at Dorothy House Hospice Care, about the Friends in Grief service.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the history of Dorothy House and its work to date; Daphne’s role as a Friends in Grief facilitator and bereavement counsellor; the areas in which Dorothy House works and in particular its work in the north of the county; the Friends in Grief service; the success of the Bath Abbey Concert and how local people can get involved in fundraising activities.

8.25pm

131.

Malmesbury Youth Football Club Grant Update

To receive feedback from Helen Wallace, on behalf of Malmesbury Youth Football Club, on the £2,500 awarded to them by the Area Board in May 2018.

Minutes:

The Area Board received a presentation from Helen Wallace, on behalf of Malmesbury Youth Football Club, on the £2,500 awarded to them by the Area Board in May 2018.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the state of the car park before they had received the grant; how they came to a solution in regards to the car park; the tournament that is now able to go ahead with no issues in September and the community work that has been done as part of the grant and Malmesbury Youth Football Club’s Bags for Help Campaign.

8.35pm

132.

Area Board Funding

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

 

1.    Malmesbury Bowls Club - £5000

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Ollie Phipps, Community Engagement Manager, drew the Area Board’s attention to the National Armed Forces Day in Salisbury next year and the opportunity for local businesses or partners to take part in the day.

 

Consideration was given to 1 application made to the Community Area Grant Scheme as follows: 

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Malmesbury Bowls Club - £2500 for an artificial bowls green.

 

8.40pm

133.

Partner Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

a.         Healthwatch Wiltshire

b.         Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

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

d.         Riverside Centre

e.         Health & Wellbeing Champion

f.          Town and Parish Councils

g.        Winter Fuel

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received and noted the following updates from key partners:

 

a)    Healthwatch Wiltshire – the written report was received and noted.

 

b)    NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group – the written report was received and noted.

 

c)    Malmesbury and the Villages Community Area Partnership (MVCAP) – the following points were noted:

 

·         That work is underway to develop websites for the local minibus charities and to bring all transport options together.

·         That the Plastics Festival had been working with Malmesbury Against Plastics to provide general support and advice.

 

d)    Riverside Centre – the following points were noted:

 

·         That everyone was welcome to the Homemade Christmas Fair and the Dorothy House Raffle.

 

e)    Health & Wellbeing Champion – the following points were noted:

 

·         That there was a Dementia Guide available from Ellen Blacker or Ollie Phipps that provided advice on how to live with dementia.

·         That planning had begun for the Dementia Awareness Week in May 2019.

·         MVCAP is working with local people that may not be able to pay their fuel bills to provide grants and support and that you can donate or apply by contacting Ellen.

·         Congratulations to Ollie and Kim Power for their performance at the Cotswolds Awards

·         Congratulations to Kim for her shortlisting in the Neighbour of the Year Award.

 

8.55pm

134.

Community Area Transport Group

The next Community Area Transport Group meeting will be held on 4th December 2018.

Minutes:

The Chairman drew the Area Board’s attention to the next Community Area Transport Group meeting which would be held on 4th December 2018 6pm at Riverside Community Centre.

135.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

9.00pm

136.

Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Wednesday, 8th January 2018, 7.00 pm.

Minutes:

The next Area Board meeting will be held at 7.00pm on 8th January at Brinkworth Village Hall, with refreshments available from 6.30pm.

 

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