Council meeting agenda May


The most recent agenda is below. For earlier agendas, for example, last year's, please use the link at the foot of the page.The agenda for an Extraordinary meeting will also be posted to this page.Such a meeting could be held prior to an ordinary meeting or after such a meeting

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Chair: Cllr John Eaton, 30 Blind Lane, Southwick, Wiltshire, BA14 4PG 07818 870098

Clerk:  Nicola Duke, April Rise, 81 Studland Park, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3HN 01373 864127

To: All Members of Southwick Parish Council


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Parish Council to be held on

Tuesday 16th May 2023 commencing at 8.00 pm (or immediately following the ACM) in the Annexe, Southwick Village Hall for the transaction of the business shown on the agenda below.


Nicola J Duke - Parish Clerk

9th May 2023


Public Participation

The Chair of the Parish Council will invite members of the public to present their questions, comments and petitions submitted under the Council’s Public Participation Procedure at the start of the meeting. Please note that the Clerk will record the names of those wishing to address the Council together with the subject matter prior to the start of the meeting and each speaker will be permitted 3 minutes in which to address members. Members are reminded of their obligations under the Code of Conduct.


                AGENDA ITEM

2023/11                Apologies for Absence

To note apologies for absence and consider reasons given.

2023/12                Declarations of Interest and Dispensations to Participate

a)         To receive declarations of interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.

b)      To receive any dispensation requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered.


2023/13            Minutes of Council Meetings

 To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on 18th April 2023 (copy attached).


2023/14           Wiltshire Council Report 

To receive a report from Cllr Prickett.

2023/15                Highways/Environment

To receive any updates or reports on matters relating to:

a)    Parish Environment

b)    Highways

 2023/16                Planning Applications, Decisions and Consultations

 PL/2023/02875 - 4 Lewis Court, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9AD - Conversion of the double garage first floor level (attic) into an ensuite bedroom and sitting room

PL/2023/03059 and PL/2023/02715 - Vaggs Hill Farmhouse, Vaggs Hill, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA2 7RL - Repairs to roof (strip and replace felt and repair decaying timber) and windows of house (replace decayed timber and repair stone mullion windows), re-instatement of attic room, creation of 2 ensuite bathrooms, re-instatement of historic roof elevation on outbuilding and conversion to accommodation. Construction of glazed link between outbuilding and house.

 Commons Act 2006 – Sections 15(1) and (2) - Application to Register Land as

Town or Village Green – Southwick Court Fields, Southwick and North Bradley

to note previously circulated information and determine Parish Council response

to the application.

 Public Consultation

 Public Consultation: Bluebell Wood Solar Farm – to note previously circulated correspondence and determine any action required.

 To receive and consider planning applications received after the issue of the agenda (where the response time falls outside of the meeting schedule and an extension cannot be obtained).

 2023/17                Finance

a)     To receive and note the Bank Reconciliation and Consolidated Financial Position Statement as at April 2023 (to follow on receipt of bank statement).

b)   To approve the below listed payments:





Clerk and HMRC

Salary, backpay and PAYE May 2023


Baptist Church

Hall hire NPSG



Funding contribution Beat the Streets




2022/18                Correspondence

To note any items of correspondence:

Community Resilience Lead Officer, Wiltshire & Swindon Prepared (LRF) re: Community Emergency Contacts (copy attached).


2022/19                Date of next meeting

Tuesday 20th June 2023.



Posted on 10 May 2023 by geoff edwards

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