SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
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 21st September 2021 commencing at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall
for the transaction of the business shown on the agenda below.
Nicola J Duke - Parish Clerk
15th September 2021
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.
2021/53 Apologies for Absence
Council to receive apologies for absence. LGA 1972 s85(1).
2021/54 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. To receive any dispensation requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered.
2021/55 Minutes of Council Meetings
To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council held on 20th July 2021 (copy attached).
2021/56 Wiltshire Council Report
To receive a report from Cllr Prickett.
a) To receive reports from Councillors on matters of concern and to decide what action, if any, to take.
b) Highways and Traffic – including to note the previously circulated correspondence from North Bradley PC to Mr Shapps MP and to consider any action required.
c) CATG report – including discussion on the issue of speeding traffic along Blind Lane and consideration of a proposal for 20mph speed limits to be introduce in Blind Lane and Hollis Way to better protect school children and pedestrians.
d) Footpaths – to note the impeded access to footpaths in the south east of the parish approaching the solar farm and to decide what action to take.
e) Grass cutting – to receive comments from Cllr Snell on grass cutting in the parish.
f) Westbury bypass – to receive any available updates and consider any further action required.
g) Winter preparations – to agree a process for the checking of the grit bins so that any replenishment orders can be placed with Wiltshire Council.
2021/58 Planning Applications, Decisions and Consultations
PL/2021/07129 - The Lodge, Hoggington Lane, Southwick, Trowbridge, Wilts, BA14 9NR - Certificate of lawfulness to establish the unrestricted number of horses permitted to be kept in association with the equestrian centre at The Lodge
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).
2021/59 Consultation on Wiltshire Council’s draft ‘Climate Strategy’ and ‘Our Natural Environment Plan’
To note the consultation and timetable (information attached) and agree a process to draft the PC’s response.
a) To receive and note the Bank Reconciliation and Financial Position Statement as at 31st August 2021 (to follow).
b) To approve the below listed payments:
PAYE July, August, Sept 2021
Playing field insurance
Playing field cuts July and August
2021/61 Strategic Plan for Southwick
To receive an update from the Chair.
2021/62 Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
To receive any available update reports from the Chair including:
a. A report on the financial costs of preparing the plan.
b. Ratification of the outcome agreed at the informal Zoom meeting of the Council held on 15th September 2021, namely that the PC will issue a double sided flyer to the village including the Notice of Referendum and notice from the PC (please note that a revised copy of the flyer including amendments suggested during and post meeting will be circulated prior to printing).
2021/63 Southwick Village News
To receive a report from the Chair on the potential appointment of a new Editor for the newsletter.
2021/64 Councillor and Clerk reports
To receive any reports, including;
a) Cllr Eaton – anti-social behaviour in the parish
b) Parish Clerk – arrangements for the monitoring of the defibrillator
c) Cllr Carey – to clarify the relationship between the PC and the playing field
To note correspondence from HM Pageant Master regarding the Platinum Jubilee Beacons (attached) and consider what action to take.
2021/66 Date of next meeting
Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.