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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Ashton Keynes Village Hall, Park Place, SN6 6NT

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Note No. Item

7.00 pm


Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.


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


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies.



To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8th January 2019.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 8th January 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

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


There were no declarations of interest.

7.10 pm


Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:


a)    Affordable Housing

b)    Children’s Centres

c)    Electoral Review

d)    Malmesbury Town Council Clerk

Supporting documents:


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


·       Removal of Disposable Cups at future Malmesbury Area Board meetings

·       Affordable Housing

·       Children’s Centres

·       Electoral Review

·       Malmesbury Town Council Clerk

·       Ellen Blacker – 1/3 finalists for the Proud to Care Awards Wiltshire



Community Engagement Manager Update

To provide an update on the recent restructure to the Community Engagement team and what this means for the Malmesbury area.


The Chairman drew the Area Board’s attention to the recent restructure to Wiltshire Council’s Community Engagement team.


It was noted that Ollie Phipps would be replaced by Penny Bell as Malmesbury’s Community Engagement Manager. The Area Board thanked Ollie for his hard work over the past four years and welcomed Penny to her new role.



Blue Light Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:


a.    Wiltshire Police

b.    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service


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


a)    Wiltshire Police – the written update circulated at the meeting and the following points were noted:


·       That Wiltshire Police continued to tackle county lines and that residents should remain vigilant and report anything they may have seen or heard regarding this.

·       That knife crime remains low in Wiltshire and in general it was a very safe county to live in.  


b)    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service – the video update was noted.



Highways Schemes 2019-20

To receive a presentation from Diane Ware on highways schemes for the forthcoming year and to consider the recommendations outlined in the report.

Supporting documents:


The Area Board received a presentation from Diane Ware on the highways schemes planned for the Malmesbury area in the forthcoming year.


Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the programme will begin to look more at road condition; the Malmesbury area was to receive the joint second amount of funding; the unclassified network of roads was to get more attention; residents were encouraged to submit their own views on what roads needed to be improved; that the highways team would like to have local views by the end of March; previously identified roads for improvement; ongoing works to deal with weather and overruns; issues around access; effective use of signage; the use of patching material as a temporary measure and the problem of farmer’s ditches.




To adopt the recommendations of the Road Surfacing Programme 2019/20 as outlined in the report.



Mental Health Workshop

To receive a workshop with tools to improve your mental health from Denise Little, Mind Reset.



The Area Board received a presentation and workshop from Denise Little, Mind Reset, about mental health and how you can take steps to improve it.


Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and workshop included: what mental health is and what it means individually; possible signs of mental health issues; the most common mental health issues; the difficulty in diagnosing mental health issues and the importance of being open and honest about mental health.



Area Board Funding

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


1.    Malmesbury Town Council - Reinstatement of external public toilet facilities - £2,500.00

2.    Friends of Riverside - Garden Improvement Project - £500.00

Supporting documents:


Consideration was given to 2 applications made to the Community Area Grant Scheme as follows:




1.    To award Malmesbury Town Council - £2500 for the reinstatement of external public toilet facilities.


2.    To award Friends of Riverside - £500 for the Garden Improvement Project.



Partner Updates

a.    Town and Parish Councils

b.    Health & Wellbeing Champion

c.    Riverside Centre

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

e.    Healthwatch Wiltshire

f.     Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Supporting documents:


a)    Health & Wellbeing Champion


·       Malmesbury Abbey will host the Open Doors for Dementia even on 17th May 10am - 3pm and more information coming out in parish magazines soon.

·       Work is underway to develop a website for residents to access the information Ellen would otherwise communicate herself.


b)    Riverside Centre


·       The main hall and other areas of the centre were currently being repainted. 

·       The Centre had been selected to take part in the National Armed Forces Day for the Malmesbury Area and will produce an A3 patchwork representing what the forces means for the Malmesbury Area. This will be toured around the county once completed.


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


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



Urgent items

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


There were no urgent items.



Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 7.00 pm at Crudwell Village Hall.


The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 7.00 pm at Crudwell Village Hall.




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