Please note that the August 2017 issue of Southwick Village News has been added to the Newsletter web page
When are the council's minutes available to read?
Draft minutes of the parish council meeting will be available about a week after the meeting. During the meeting the previous meeting's draft minutes are approved and republished if necessary. Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting of the 13th July have been approved and also Minutes of the July Ordinary Meeting of the parish council. Draft minutes of the 15th August have been published. Parish Council.
Road Safety Update
The new gateway on Frome Road financed jointedly by Wiltshire Council and Southwick Parish Council. Hopefully this and improved bend and 30 mph signs will improve road safety in this area.
There has been a spate of break-ins and attempted break-ins. Please ensure that your sheds and outbuildings are secure at all times
A letter from Community Policing Team Inspector Andy Fee on the 101 system:
There has been a significant shift in the way we manage our demand within the Police Service. The Community Policing Model recognises that the Police service is being asked to do more with less and helps to address this fact by resolving the problem at the first point of contract, whilst assessing the Threat, Harm and Risk associated with the contact without necessarily tasking an officer to attend in the first instance. The adage they work to in our Communication Centre is to get it right first time. Consequently, by doing more initially, this has seen an increase in waiting times for people to be answered. There are several factors that need to be considered here.
The first point is that under the CPT Model, calls for immediate help have seen an improvement. If calls were answered quicker and pushed through the system, this would not be the case. I hope this point is accepted as being the right stance.
The second point is that we have gone through, and continue to go through, a significant recruitment phase for many roles within the CPT. Police Officers, PCSO, Local Crime Investigators and Prisoner Transport Team members have all been recruited. Where do we find people with the right skills to do these roles? One area is our Communication Centre. These are members of Police Staff who have been trained in aspects of law and have good communication skills. It is not surprising that they then wish to use their training and continue to develop. Consequently recruitment and retention of staff is a significant factor, however to reassure you our Communication Centre Leadership team have a well-established rolling recruitment programme in place.
FOR SOUTHWICK RESIDENTS INFORMATION
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL AND GLADMAN
RELATING TO THE PROPOSED PLANNING APPLICATION ON LAND OFF WYNSOME STREET
From: Ryan Wilkie Sent: 08 March 2017 14:10 To: email@example.com
Subject: Proposed Planning Application on land off Wynsome Street, Southwick
Good afternoon Ms Noble
As chairman of Southwick Parish Council, we would be obliged if you could circulate to your Councillor’s the attached letter the electronic copy of Consultation Leaflet which is due to be distributed shortly.
We would like to draw your attention to the request for a private meeting between ourselves and a number of representatives from the Parish Council and will look forward to hearing from you to arrange the said meeting.
From: Kath Noble Sent: 08 March 2017 19:02 To: Ryan Wilkie Subject: RE: Proposed Planning Application on land off Wynsome Street, Southwick
Southwick Parish Council does not hold private meetings. You may attend
our monthly meeting, the next one is Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm. If you
wish to attend please let me know.
Regards Kath Noble
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From: Robert Black Sent: 15 March 2017 16:41 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
c.c. Kevin Waters; Ryan Wilkie Subject: Proposed Planning Application on land off Wynsome Street, Southwick
Further to you email to my colleague, Mr. Wilkie, last week I would like to take this opportunity to respond as follows:
We appreciate the invitation to the Parish Council Meeting next Tuesday (21st March) and we note that you do not hold private meetings. We have found that a private meeting with members of the Parish Council is a more productive environment for us to put across the details of the proposed scheme and for the Parish Council to provide feedback rather than in an open forum and to that end we will not be taking up your offer.
That being said we would still be very interested in any comments that the Parish Council may have in respect of the proposed scheme.
SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS – VOTING DAY - 4 MAY 2017
Do you have the initiative, commitment, dedication and some free time to become a Parish Councillor in order to support and carry out the wishes of the majority of Southwick parishioners? If you have, now is the time to apply and submit your nomination as a candidate before the nomination closing date of 4 April 2017.
There are 11 Parish Councillor seats to be contested. Full details may be found on the Wiltshire Council web site at:
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Electoral Services Team, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
Nomination papers must be delivered by hand to the ‘Electoral Services Nomination Desk’ at any of the following designated Wiltshire Council Offices:
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Welcome to the official Southwick Parish Council community website.
Southwick is a village two miles south west of Trowbridge in Wiltshire. The primary purpose of our website is to provide Parish Council information. Its secondary function is to provide a community website on which organisations and individuals can share news and advertise events.
Village organisations and individuals may post items of interest to villagers on either the Noticeboard or the News/Articles column.News items that include photos will be posted in the middle column.
Items sent to the Editor are usually posted within a few hours Initially please contact the website Editor using the Contact Button Subsequently you will be able to email your electronic contributions, as an attachment, direct to the Editor.
If your organisation, under the Community Button, would like a link to its own website or to its own page on our website please contact the Chair of the Parish Council using the Contact Button.
The cost to the Parish Council for the design and setting up this website was £346. In addition to this there is small annual contingent management fee.