Council meeting agenda October


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 17th October 2023 commencing at 7.30 pm in the Annexe, Southwick Village Hall for the transaction of the business shown on the agenda below.


Nicola J Duke - Parish Clerk

11th October 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


2023/64                Apologies for Absence

To note apologies for absence and consider reasons given.


2023/65                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.


2023/66            Minutes of Council Meetings

 To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on 19th September 2023 (copy attached).


2023/67            Wiltshire Council Report 

To receive a report from Cllr Prickett.

2023/68                Highways/Environment

To receive any updates or reports on matters relating to:

a)   Parish Environment including:

a.       Helibeds site – update from the Clerk (correspondence attached)

b.       Dog bins – previous minutes refer

c.       Fly tipping and access to footpaths

d.       Overgrown hedges Southwick – North Bradley

e.       Playing field play equipment

b) Highways including:

a.       Available updates on parking in Chantry Gardens (previous minutes refer)

b.       Speed Indicator Device- any available updates (Sept minutes refer)

c.       LHFIG requests for parking restrictions – Cllr Carey to report

2023/69                Planning Applications

 PL/2023/07807 - The Lodge Stables, Hoggington Lane, Southwick, Wilts, BA14 9NR - Certificate of lawfulness for use of Groom’s Flat as unrestricted residential accommodation falling within Class C3 (dwelling house)

 To receive any available updates from Gainsborough regarding the status of the application for land at Wesley Lane.

 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).

 2023/70                Finance

a)     To receive and note the Bank Reconciliation September 2023 (copy attached).

b)    To consider the addition of the Parish Clerk as a bank signatory – Chair to report

c)     To approve the below listed payments:





Clerk and HMRC

Salary, NI and PAYE September 2023



Grass cutting September 2023



Annual hosting fee



Website updates


Village Hall

Hall hire July and September


Nicola Duke

Annual Clerks expenses



2023/71                Neighbourhood Plan Review

To receive any update reports from the Chair.


2023/72             Southwick Village News

To agree any items for inclusion in the next edition of the newsletter. Members to note next edition due December 2023.


2023/73            Correspondence

To note any items of correspondence:

Wiltshire Council re: Briefing Note 23-26: Polling District and Polling Place Review in Wiltshire (attached)

Wiltshire Council re: Standards Hearing Sub Committee meeting (attached)


2023/74          Date of next meeting

Tuesday 21st November 2023



Posted on 13 Oct 2023 by geoff edwards

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