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Agenda item

Updates from Partners and Town/Parish Councils

To receive updates from the Town and Parish Council Representatives, and from other partner organisations.

 

·         Wiltshire Police

·         Fire and Rescue Service

·         Town and Parish Councils

·         Lovells – SFA and Army Rebasing

·         MOD

·         NHS Wiltshire CCG

·         HealthWatch Wiltshire

 

Minutes:

The Chairman referred to the updates set out in the agenda and invited further updates from Town/Parish Councils and other Partners.

 

·         Wiltshire Police

Sector Deputy for South Wiltshire, John Hutchings referred the meeting to the written report and gave a brief update to the meeting. They had been working with Amesbury Town Council to address issues around the night time economy in Amesbury. After reports in the Woodford Valley of a particular individual persistently littering, the individual was caught and was also charged with drunk driving. Whilst waiting for the case to come to court the individual was again caught drunk driving following a police chase. They were remanded in custody and heavily sentenced. This was a good example of the community policing team working on information received by the local community. The meeting was advised that Lucy Wileman, the Amesbury PCSO would be off work for 4 weeks and therefore people should contact the community policing team with issues, rather than trying to contact Lucy direct. It had been mentioned at previous area boards that the police would try to attend any community events they were invited to, and they were pleased to report they had attended all the commitments they had been invited to so far. With regard to the PCC precept increase it was stated that the police were very proud of the work they do on the budgets they have and that Mr Hutchings would be happy to pay the increase. Woodford Parish Council thanked the police for their response to the littering report. The audience also thanked the police for Operation Artemis, which was a rural crime operation focusing on issues such as poaching and theft.

·         Fire and Rescue Service

A short video on DWFRS was shown to the meeting. The Chair advised that there was a recruitment drive at Amesbury fire station.

·         Town and Parish Councils

The chair invited all town and parish councils to contact us with any questions, information or agenda items they would like discussed at the Area Board.

·         Lovells – SFA and Army Rebasing

·         A representative of Lovells gave a brief update to the meeting. Progress on accommodation across the three sites was going very well and they had an exemplary Health and Safety record so far. Bulford was the most advanced site with 35 houses handed over to the MOD so far. It was anticipated that the Bulford site would be completed in July. At the Lurgashall site the first handovers to the MOD were imminent. The Larkhill site would take until July 2020 to complete. The meeting was advised that there would be works on the Packway during spring and summer which would involve traffic lights so there may be delays as a result. In April/May they would be working on the junction upgrade in Bulford.

·         MOD

·         Neill Page, DIO Army Basing Programme Delivery Lead sent his apologies and a written report. The report would be published as an agenda supplement so people could view it online.

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