Council meeting agenda September


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 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


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

 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. 

2021/57             Highways/Environment

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.

2021/60             Finance

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


Nicola Duke

Annual expenses


Doveton Press

August newsletter



Website management



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

 2021/65             Correspondence

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. 

Posted on 17 Sep 2021 by geoff edwards

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