Southwick Parish Council: Meeting 19th Sept 2017
Chairman Daniel Jackson
Minutes of the Meeting of Southwick Parish Council held in the Village hall, Southwick at 7pm on Tuesday 19th September 2017
Present. Cllr D. Jackson (Chairman), Cllr S Carey, Cllr G. Clayton, Cllr J. Eaton, Cllr J. Jones, Cllr F. Morland, Cllr K. Noble, Cllr E. Pomeroy, Cllr B. Samson, Cllr. T. Curry, Cllr L. Weeks,
Wilts Cllr H. Prickett.
There were 2 members of the public present
1486 Welcome and Introductions
The Chairman welcomed those present.
1488 Declaration of interest.
No declarations made
1489 Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 15th August 2017
Agreed and signed
1490 Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting held 24th August 2017
Agreed and signed with one alteration – date to read 29th August.
1491 Community Policing Team
No report received.
Concerns- Speeding in Blind lAne, parking in Wesley Lane. The clerk to look into the possibility of making Blind Lane ‘Access Only’
1492 Wiltshire Council Report
Cllr Prickett read a statement expressing his disappointment at being asked to sit apart from the council. In future the meeting will be adjourned for Cllr Prickett to give his report and then reconvened in accordance with Regulations
Parking Charges Consultation- Proposed charge 80p per hour- letter of objection sent.
Tom James of Hope Nature Centre believes this will discourage visitors/ users of the park.
1493 Highways / Environment
The Clerk to contact Pat Whyte the Area JHighways Engineer over the state of the mini roundabout on the A361 Junction with Wynsome Street.
The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation. After discussion Cllr Eaton agreed to submit objections on behalf of the Parish Council. Cllr Morland commented our objections should cover to equate the figures for Trowbridge and Chippenham. Also the red line on the southern boundary is far to large. Four plans received- 17/08345/REM- 17/07938/FUL- 17/08617/FUL
It was resolved to hold an extraordinary meeting on 3rd Oct at 7.30pm
1495 Neighbourhod Planning
Wilts Council have approved Geoff. Winslow as our Link Officer
Locality have awarded us £8137, a further £325 is requested.
We have received Term of Reference from the Steering Group.
Public consultation meeting to be commenced in October
Steering Group members Cllr Eaton, Jones and Weeks.
David King has been appointed to assist the group= cheque requested £4875- the first tranch of his charges.
1496 Standing orders
Copies of current SO given to members in May 17
1497 Agendas and minutes
- Agendas- it was resolved in future the agenda tbe timed boxed.
- Minutes- it was resolved both the agendas and minutes tbe electronically sent.to cllr. Cllrs. Pomeroy and Weeks to receive hard copies.
- Voting breakdown- All against
1498 Community Fund
Review of terms- Cllrs requested that the £500 could be waived for ‘special cases’
Resloved each application to be considered on its merit.
- Current financial position- details sent out with agenda.
- Agree payments to be made.
Greenacres- Grass Cutting- £565.34
Doveton Press- Village News- £314
PB Samson- laptop- £424.80
Grant Thornton £240
XYZ Ltd £31.25
David King- £4875
A Electronic transfers- it was resolved payments to be made by cheque at the moment.
B Neighbourhood Planning- Request for segregation of funds- agreed.
C Signatories- withdrawn. Grant funding to be signed off by existing signatories for time being.
Requires updating – August Minutes- Neighbourhood Planning- Clerk Vacancy
Cllr Eaton to be the architect on the website.
1502 Appointment of Clerk
Job description in village news.
One enquiry received. Advertised on WALC website.
1503 Members Reports
Cllr Pomeroy advised that as we haven’t got a vicar the Remembrance service may be changed this year.
DONM_ 3rd Oct 17 @ 7.30pm
Signed Chair- D Jackson