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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.

1487 Apologies


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.

1494 Planning

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

  1. Agendas- it was resolved in future the agenda tbe timed boxed.
  2. Minutes- it was resolved both the agendas and minutes tbe electronically cllr. Cllrs. Pomeroy and Weeks to receive hard copies.
  3. 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.


  1. Current financial position- details sent out with agenda.
  2. 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 

1500 Banking

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.

1501 Website

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

Date 17/10/17

Posted on 16 Jan 2018 by geoff edwards

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