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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Assembly Hall, Malmesbury Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Items
Note No. Item

6.00 pm

28.

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.

29.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

30.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5th March 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5th March 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

31.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

6.05 pm

32.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:

 

a)    Homelessness Strategy Consultation

b)    Extended Consultation on Vision for Special School Provision

c)    The Maltings and Central Car Park Masterplan Consultation

d)    Gigaclear Broadband Update

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·       Homelessness Strategy Consultation

·       Extended Consultation on Vision for Special School Provision

·       The Maltings and Central Car Park Masterplan Consultation

·       Gigaclear Broadband Update

33.

Blue Lights Update

Minutes:

It was agreed that this item would be added to the agenda to welcome Wiltshire Police to the Area Board.

 

Wiltshire Police – the written update and following points were noted:

 

·       That PC Rachel Davis had been appointed as Royal Wotten Bassett’s new Community Coordinator. 

6.10 pm

34.

The Big Pledge 2019

To receive a video update on Wiltshire’s Big Pledge Challenge 2019 on how to get involved, hints and tips to support your pledge and how to keep on track.

Minutes:

The Area Board received a video update on Wiltshire’s Big Pledge Challenge 2019.

 

Matters highlighted in the update included: how to get involved; the challenges available; hints and tips to support your pledge and how to keep on track.

6.15 pm

35.

Highways Schemes

To receive a presentation from Bill Parks, Head Local Highways and Martin Rose, Principal Engineer (Traffic Engineering), on local highways schemes funded by the Area Board in the previous year, and highways schemes for the forthcoming year in the Malmesbury community area.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Area Board received a presentation from Bill Parks and Martin Rose on local highways schemes funded by the Area Board last year and the highways schemes planned for the Malmesbury area in the forthcoming year.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: that 38.4% of the road network in Malmesbury need to be improved; that an additional £8 million has been committed to the Highways Service to deliver considerable highways improvements across the county; that the 12-month programme will focus on local highway improvements including repair of potholes, improved white lining, weed removal, kerb and pavement improvements, ditching, verges and improved road signage; the major clean-up of town centres and the Clean Up Wiltshire initiative; Local Highway Town and Parish Council meetings; Town and Parish Council Network Training Days; Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group’s (CATG) function; what the CATG had delivered in 2018-19 and the committed and potential CATG schemes for the forthcoming year.

6.45 pm

36.

Area Board Funding

a)    Local Youth Funding

 

To consider a recommendation from the Local Youth Network to award £9,000 from the Area Board’s local youth budget to fund ongoing youth work by Community Mentoring and Support (CMAS).

 

b)    Health and Wellbeing Funding

 

To receive an update from Ellen Blacker, Health and Wellbeing Champion, on her work over the past year, and to consider awarding the sum of £6,700 (plus £1,000 in expenses) from the Area Board’s Health and Wellbeing budget to continue this role in 2019/20.

 

c)    Community Area Grants

 

To consider the following applications:

 

                        i.         Alderton Village Pond and Green (£250.00 awarded under officer delegated authority – for noting)

                       ii.         1st Sherston Scouts – scout hut renovations

 

d)    Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

 

To consider the report and recommendations from the Malmesbury CATG.

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

a)    Local Youth Funding

 

Consideration was given to a recommendation from the Local Youth Network to award Community Mentoring and Support (CMAS) local youth funding for its ongoing youth work.

 

Resolved

 

To award the sum of - £9,000 to CMAS from the Area Board’s 2019/20 youth budget, to be released in 3 tranches, and subject to a satisfactory 6-month review approved by the LYN and the Area Board.

 

b)    Health and Wellbeing Funding

 

Consideration was given to a recommendation to award the Health and Wellbeing Champion funding from the Area Board’s Health and Wellbeing budget to continue the role in the forthcoming year.

 

Resolved

 

To award the Health and Wellbeing Champion - £6700 and £1000 in expenses to continue this role in 2019-20 from the Area Board’s 2019/20 Health and Wellbeing Budget.

 

c)     Community Area Grants

 

The Area Board noted the £250 awarded to Alderton Village Pond and Green for Alderton Duck Appeal under delegated authority.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

To award 1st Sherston Scouts - £2500 for scout hut renovations.

 

d)    Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

 

 

The Chairman drew the Area Board’s attention to the recommendations from the 12th March 2019 Community Area Transport Group meeting outlined in the report.

 

Resolved

 

To adopt the recommendations of the Community Area Transport Group as outlined in the report.

37.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

7.00 pm

38.

Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 9th July, 7.00 pm at Riverside Community Centre, Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, SN16 9JS.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 9th July, 7.00 pm at Riverside Community Centre, Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, SN16 9JS.

 

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