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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Charlton Village Hall, The Street, Charlton, Malmesbury, SN16 9DL

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Items
Note No. Item

7.00 pm

56.

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.

 

It was noted that Hankerton Parish Council had been able to install a two in one gate to improve footpath access in the village after the Area Board had awarded it grant funding at a previous meeting.

 

The Area Board congratulated Charlton Parish Council for winning the The Laurence Kitching Award for the best kept village.

 

It was also noted that Luckington Parish Council had been successful in applying for Heritage Lottery Funding. The funding would be used for the restoration of the Church’s box tombs – a project which the Area Board had previously supported with grant funding.

57.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Darren Nixon, Sarah Gibson, John Matthews, Inspector Mark Luffman and PC Rachel Davies.

58.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 09 July 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 09 July 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

59.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

60.

Blue Lights Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

a)    Wiltshire Police

b)    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Wiltshire Police the written update was noted.

 

The Area Board also received a video on AutoSpeedWatch, a roadside camera that automatically photographs speeding traffic.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the video included: how AutoSpeedWatch cameras operate; the role of Community Speed Watch teams in local villages; how the results of AutoSpeedWatch would be handled and the need for collaboration with Wiltshire Police.

 

Resolved

 

To purchase 2 AutoSpeedWatch devices from its capital budget to be trialled by two Community Speed Watch groups. The two groups to participate in the trial would be selected shortly, with ongoing revenue costs associated with the devices to be met locally by the selected groups/parishes.

 

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service the written update was noted.

61.

Wiltshire Safe and Warm Project

To receive a presentation from Paola Aldana from the Safe and Warm Wiltshire team on how to achieve a warmer, healthier home and affordable energy bills.

Minutes:

The Area Board receive a presentation from Paola Aldana on how to achieve warmer, healthier homes and affordable energy bills.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: what Warm and Safe Wiltshire do; what smart meters are; how smart meters work; SMETS 1 and SMETS 2; the benefits of smart meters; common misconceptions about smart meters and engaging in conversations about smart meters.

62.

Community Services for Older People

To hear from the following colleagues on the different roles and services that help and support older and more vulnerable people in our communities: 

 

·         Cllr Laura Mayes (Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection)

·         Kate Blackburn (Wiltshire Council Public Health Consultant)

·         Ellen Blacker (Malmesbury Health and Wellbeing Champion)

Minutes:

The Area Board received a presentation from Cllr Laura Mayes, Kate Blackburn and Ellen Blacker about the different roles and services that help and support older and more vulnerable people in our communities.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: Local Area Coordination across England and Wales; the desired approach of Local Coordination; who Local Area Coordinators support; how Local Area Coordination can complement other roles within communities; the work of Health & Wellbeing Champions and future plans.

63.

Area Board Funding

To consider the following applications for funding from the Area Board’s 2019/20 budget:

 

a)    Community Area Grants

 

1.    Lea Village Hall Committee - £1,399 towards a new disabled access, door and ramp

 

2.    Sherston Preschool - £2,500 towards new fencing around the new Sherston Preschool

 

b)    Local Youth Grants

 

1.    Wessex Week - £360 for archery and axe throwing for young people during Malmesbury’s Wessex Week in October

 

c)    Health and Wellbeing Grants

 

1.    Wiltshire Rural Music - £400 for a Music on the Move project.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

a)    Community Area Grants

 

Consideration was given to two applications made to the Community Area Grant Scheme.

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Lea Village Hall Committee £1399 towards a new disabled access, door and ramp.

2.    To award Sherston Preschool £2500 towards new fencing.

 

b)    Local Youth Grants

 

Consideration was also given to an application for Local Youth Funding.

 

Resolved

 

To award Wessex Week £360 for archery and axe throwing for young people during Malmesbury’s Wessex Week.

 

c)    Health and Wellbeing Funding

 

Consideration was given to an application for Health and Wellbeing Funding.

 

Resolved

 

To award Wiltshire Rural Music £400 for Music on the Move subject to Calne’s match funding.

64.

Partner Updates

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

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:

Minutes:

a)    Parish/Town Councils – the following point was noted:

 

·       Brinkworth Parish Council thanked the Area Board for its grant funding for Brinkworth’s children’s playground.

 

b)    Health and Wellbeing Champion – the following point was noted:

 

·       To let Ellen Blacker know if you know of any vulnerable people in your villages that may benefit from Surviving Winter Grants.

 

c)    Healthwatch -  the written update was noted.

 

d)    Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the written update was noted.

65.

Community Area Transport Group

The Area Board will be asked to consider the recommendations from the 03 September 2019 Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group (CATG) meeting outlined in the report.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew the Area Board’s attention to the recommendations from the 03 September 2019 Community Area Transport Group meeting outlined in thereport.

 

Resolved

 

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

7.10 pm

66.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:

 

a)    Downland School Consultation

b)    How Dementia Friendly is Wiltshire?

c)    Representation on Special School Provision in North Wiltshire

d)    Recycling Week 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·       Downland School Consultation

·       How Dementia Friendly is Wiltshire?

·       Representation on Special School Provision in North Wiltshire

·       Recycling Week 2019

67.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

68.

Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held in November with a youth theme – further details and date to follow.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held in November with a youth theme. Further details to follow.

 

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