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Strengthening our Communities

Town and Parish Council Feedback.

 

·         South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust – defibrilator demonstration (to be confirmed).

 

·         New Community Policing Model – a short video will be shown.

 

Feedback from Ellen Blacker - Health and Wellbeing Champion to the Area Board.

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities - Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council

 

Youth grant funding applications:

 

·         Connecting Youth requesting funding towards a Cricklade youth project (further information to follow).  

 

Supporting Community Projects and Facilities - Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council

 

Community Area Grants

 

·         REME Museum - Crowns Cafe requesting £5,000 for Crowns Cafe Charity Fitout.

 

·         Lyneham Primary School requesting £2,500 for Lyneham Primary Sensory Room.

 

·         Bushton Village Hall requesting £986 for Bushton Village Hall new cookers.

 

·         Royal Wootton Bassett & District Art Society requesting £480 for Royal Wootton Bassett District Art Society Exhibition 2017.

 

·         Bradenstoke Village Hall and Recreational Centre requesting £4,000 for Bradenstoke village halls Low energy Heating Led lighting and insulated ceiling.

 

To Note:

 

£5,000 was awarded at the ABC meeting on 25 August to Cricklade Cricket Club for wicket improvements. This decision was taken by the Area Board members in order for work on the pitch to start as soon as the cricket season ends and before the weather deteriorated.

 

 

Councillor Led Initiatives

 

·         Mens Shed requesting £2,000 for start up costs, tools and publicity materials.

 

 

Financial statement - Area Board funding as at start of meeting:

 

·         Discretionary Capital - £43,433.20

 

·         Youth Revenue - £64,253.   

 

 

Health & Wellbeing draft terms of reference.

 

Area Board delegation to Community Engagement Manager.

 

Minutes:

Sgt Donna West – Wiltshire Police introduced a short film which outlined Wiltshire Police’s new policing model.

 

Points made by Sgt West included:

 

·       That Wiltshire Police couldn’t continue to provide its current level of policing without doing some serious thinking on how it was able to provide good community policing during this period of austerity.

 

·       The need to put victims of crime and witnesses first.

 

·       Less handovers of ownership of a crime/incident – less officers/admin staff dealing with an incident.

 

·       Victims of crime being better informed of developments re their incident.

 

·       To change the dialogue – listen more to people.

 

·       The desire to re-design the way Wiltshire police worked – to move away from a rigid, one dimensional way of working.

 

·       Putting the right people in the right place.

 

·       That rural areas would see a better service – higher police visibility.

 

·       Officers working in the community, working from Libraries, High Street cafes using new technology to keep them out on the beat rather than shackled to a police station.

 

·       That Inspector Dave Hobman would continue to be the sector inspector for the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade community areas.

 

·       That PCSOs would remain in their current beat areas.

 

The Chairman thanked Sgt West for her presentation.

 

 

Working with our Young People to Provide Positive Leisure Activities - Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council

 

Youth grant funding applications:

Decision

Connecting Youth awarded £38.14 towards a Cricklade youth project.

 

Supporting Community Projects and Facilities - Alexa Smith – Community Engagement Manager, Wiltshire Council

 

Community Area Grants:

 

Decision

REME Museum - Crowns Cafe awarded £5,000 for Crowns Cafe Charity Fitout.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a capital project.

 

 

Decision

Lyneham Primary School awarded £2,500 for Lyneham Primary Sensory Room.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a

capital project.

 

 

Decision

Bushton Village Hall awarded £986 for two new cookers.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a

capital project.

 

 

Decision

Royal Wootton Bassett & District Art Society awarded £480 for equipment to stage the Royal Wootton Bassett District Art Society Exhibition 2017. Agreed with the condition that other groups could use the equipment if required.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a

capital project.

 

 

Decision

Bradenstoke Village Hall and Recreational Centre awarded £4,000 for Bradenstoke village hall’s Low energy Heating Led lighting and insulated ceiling.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a

capital project.

 

It was noted that £5,000 was awarded at the ABC meeting on 25 August to Cricklade Cricket Club for wicket improvements. This decision was taken by the Area Board members in order for work on the pitch to start as soon as the cricket season ended and before the weather deteriorated.

 

 

Councillor Led Initiatives:

 

Decision

Men’s Shed awarded £2,000 for start up costs, tools and publicity materials.

This application meets the grants criteria and has been classified as a

capital project.

 

Financial statement - Area Board funding as at start of meeting as noted

 

·       Discretionary Capital - £43,433.20

·       Youth Revenue - £64,253.  

 

Health & Wellbeing draft terms of reference.

 

Decision

 

·       The draft terms of reference were agreed by the Area Board.

 

 

Area Board delegation to Community Engagement Manager

 

Wiltshire Area Boards had previously delegated authority to officers to grant funding from their delegated community and youth budgets in respect of urgent matters that may arise between meetings of the Area Board. It was proposed that this delegation was updated and extended to cover health and wellbeing projects.

 

Decision

 

·       That the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade  Area Board agreed that in order to expedite the work of the Area Board and to deal with urgent matters that may arise between meetings, the Community Engagement Manager, in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence, the Vice- Chairman) of the Area Board, and following consultation with all members of the Area Board, may authorise expenditure to support community projects from the delegated community grants budget of up to £5,000 in total, youth projects of up to £5,000 in total, and health and wellbeing projects of up to £1,000 in total, between meetings of the Area Board.

 

·       Decisions taken between meetings would be reported to the next

meeting of the Area Board explaining why the matter was

considered urgent or necessary to expedite the work of the Board

and the Cabinet Member for Communities, Campuses, Area Boards and Broadband would also be kept informed of any such decisions.

 

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