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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Crudwell Village Hall, 2 Tetbury Lane, Crudwell, Malmesbury, SN16 9HB

Contact: Craig Player  Democratic Services Officer

Items
Note No. Item

7.00 pm

1.

Chairman's Welcome and Introductions

The Chairman will welcome those present to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Vice Chair, Cllr Toby Sturgis, welcomed everyone to Malmesbury Area Board and introduced Councillors and Officers present.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr John Thomson, Chair of the Area Board, Darren Nixon of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and Kim Power of the Riverside Centre.

3.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

4.

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

5.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will provide information about:

 

a)    Wiltshire Family and Community Learning

b)    Motiv8 Children and Young People’s Service

c)    Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

·       Wiltshire Family and Community Learning

·       Motiv8 Children and Young People’s Service

·       Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – this event would be taking place on 05 May for the Malmesbury community area and more details would follow soon.

6.

Police and Crime Commissioner's Precept Consultation

To receive an update from Jerry Herbert, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposals for the precept for the forthcoming year. 

Minutes:

Jerry Herbert, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, gave an update on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposals for the precept for the forthcoming year. You can have your say via an online survey by following this link: www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the update and discussion included: the role of the PCC; what had been delivered this year; what the PCC is proposing; why the increase is needed; the focus on community policing and police visibility in local areas.

7.

Blue Lights Update

To receive updates from the following partners:

 

a)    Wiltshire Police

b)    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

  • Doug Downing was introduced as the Malmesbury community area’s new Inspector, taking over from Inspector Mark Luffman, who would soon be retiring from his career with Wiltshire Police.
  • It was explained that community policing was a priority and that the recent restructure within the department would deliver a better local service and level of accountability.
  • It was explained by the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner that Auto Speedwatch was not currently supported by Wiltshire Police.
  • Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council do not support fixed speed enforcement cameras at this moment in time and devices may not meet the appropriate guidelines on calibration. Further investigation was required before Wiltshire Police could consider supporting this.

·       It was recognised that auto speedwatch devices do allow for a better understanding of where there may be a speeding problem and they can be helpful in supporting targeted enforcement.

·       Speedwatch programmes in Wiltshire had sent out 40,000 letters during 2019, outlining its effectiveness. Wiltshire Police stated its commitment to backing this work up with enforcement measures.

 

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service – the written update and following point was noted:

 

There had been a high number of false alarms and work had to be done to understand why this was a mitigate against it.

8.

Community Speedwatch

To launch the trial of Auto Speedwatch in the Malmesbury community area.

Minutes:

The Area Board launched the trial of Auto Speedwatch in the Malmesbury area.

 

Parish and town councils in the locality were encouraged to bid for the devices. In doing so, they were encouraged to state what they need, why they need it and how they intent to implement it. Bids should be made to Penny Bell, Community Engagement Manager (penny.bell@wiltshire.gov.uk) by the end of February.

 

It was noted that Auto Speedwatch devices were not enforcement cameras and take up the same role as traditional Speedwatch cameras.

 

It was agreed that Area Board members would take the matter of Speedwatch cameras back to Wiltshire Council for consideration, but in the meantime the trial in the Malmesbury community area would proceed.

9.

Changes to Kerbside Collection

To receive an update from Julie Anderson-Hill, Head of Service for Waste, Environmental Culture, and Operative Change at Wiltshire Council, on the changes to waste and recycling collections planned to take place in February 2020.

Minutes:

Julie Anderson-Hill, Head of Service for Waste, Environmental Culture, and Operative Change at Wiltshire Council gave a presentation on the changes to waste and recycling collections planned to take place in February 2020.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the update and discussion included: what will change; why the changes are being implemented; what else you can recycle; how the council can help spread this message in your local community; the End Destination Charter; how to dispose of food waste and future plans for food waste collection.

 

More information can be found via the following link: wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling-collection-changes

10.

Flood Resilience

To receive a workshop from Renate Malton to help local parishes in developing their flood plans.

Minutes:

Renate Malton presented a workshop on flood resilience and how local parishes can develop their flood plans.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the workshop and discussion included: what a Flood Resilience Officer does; local flood plans; what flooding is and the effect it can have on communities; Wiltshire Council’s role and responsibilities regarding flooding; the rights and responsibilities of homeowners; encouraging local knowledge and local action; flood risks in the locality and climate change.

 

For more information please contact Renate.Malton@wiltshire.gov.uk

11.

Area Board Funding

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

 

a)    Community Area Grants

 

·       Sherston Bowls Club – new bowls mat - £190

·       Jackdaw Café Art Group for Wellbeing – art supplies for new art group - £338

·       The Last Baguette Theatre Company – new speakers - £650

·       Lea and Cleverton Parish Council – cone climber (play equipment - £2500

·       Great Somerford Parish Council – Great Somerford play area - £2500

 

b)    Local Youth Grants

 

·       The Stay Safe Initiative – The Prepared Project - £800

·       The Last Baguette Theatre Company – Play in a Week - £1100

 

To also note the award of £638 for two Auto Speed Watch devices and signage as agreed at the September meeting of Malmesbury Area Board.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to five applications for community area funding and two applications for local youth funding.

 

The Area Board also noted the award of £638 for two Auto Speed Watch devices and signage as agreed at the September meeting of Malmesbury Area Board.

 

Resolved

 

1.    To award Sherston Bowls Club £190 for a new bowls mat.

2.    To award Jackdaw Café Art Group for Wellbeing £338 for art supplies for new art group.

3.    To award the Last Baguette Theatre Company £650 for new speakers, conditional upon the balance of funding being confirmed.

4.    To award Lea and Cleverton Parish Council £2500 for a cone climber (play equipment).

5.    To award Great Somerford Parish Council £2500 for the Great Somerford play area, conditional upon the balance of funding being confirmed.

6.    To award the Stay Safe Initiative £800 for the Prepared Project.

7.    To award the Last Baguette Theatre Company £1100 for Play in a Week, conditional upon the balance of funding being confirmed.

12.

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

 

·       All applications for Surviving Winter grants in the Malmesbury area had been successful.

·       The venue of the Sunday Lunch Club had been moved. It was now  meeting in Red Bull on Sherston Road.

 

b)    Healthwatch - the written update was noted.

 

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

13.

Community Area Transport Group

To receive an update on the Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group (CATG).

Minutes:

The next meeting of Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group will be held on Tuesday 17 March 2020, 6.00pm at Riverside Centre. 

14.

Urgent items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

15.

Evaluation and Close

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 03 March 2020, 7.00 pm at Ashton Keynes Village Hall, Park Place, SN6 6NT.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Malmesbury Area Board will be held on Tuesday, 03 March 2020, 7.00 pm at Ashton Keynes Village Hall, Park Place, SN6 6NT.

 

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