SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of Southwick Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Southwick at 7.30pm
on Tuesday 20th March, 2018.
Councillors 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. L. Weeks.
Wiltshire Councillor - Mr. H.Prickett.
8 members of the public were present.
1576 Welcome and Introductions.
The Chairman welcomed those present and read out the Open Forum statement.
Mrs. Johnson requested the support of the Council over the route of the proposed new Westbury
Relief Road from Yarnbrook to Standerwick.
Jane Eaton suggestions for a more cohesive and courteous meetings.
Mr. Johnson concerns about progressing the Neighbourhood Plan just in case Gladmans appeal.
Apologies for absence received from Cllr. T. Curry and PCSO Melissa Glover.
1578 Declarations of Interest.
Cllr. J. Eaton declared and interest in Item 13 on the Agenda, letter from Mrs. Eaton.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 20th February, 2018 had not been received by all
Councillors due to a computer error. Minutes to be resent and signing to be deferred to the
April meeting. It was resolved that in future minutes would be marked as “draft” minutes.
Discussion over the Minutes of the 5th December, 2017- Minute 1539 not a true record. Four
Changes made and recorded. Vote taken five in favour of signing, one against.
Motion to adjourn
1580 Wiltshire Council Report.
Councillor Prickett reported on two items raised with him prior to the meeting The state of 100 Frome Road and Arnold Noad Corner – Sean is going to look at this later on my behalf .
- Air quality A361 – The Public Protection Team, Environmental Control & Protection Team
have been asked to look into the problem of poor air quality in the centre of the village.
Motion to reconvene.
1581 Community Policing Team
Report received on line
Lamberts Marsh – Potholes are getting bigger.
Arnold Noad Corner – Verges in a deplorable state.
Cllr. Noble confirmed she had spoken with the Parish Steward over the spraying outside No, 2 Blind Lane. 1583 Planning.
- New Applications - None received
- Decisions – 66 Frome Road, single storey side and rear extension. Approved with conditions.
- Other planning matters – 17/10578 Tarmac Building Projects Ltd. -Assessment addendum on line - The Council are unhappy that “C” roads are being used when the A361 and A363 are
Suitable alternatives. The Council resolved to re submit our original comments.
Motion to adjourn.
Traveller Site, Poplar Tree Lane. Mr. Harcourt – The Cash family still appear to own the site
The Enforcement Team,led by Natalie Rivens, has visited the site. Two mobile homes and four
caravans on site. Excavation of soil onto neighbouring land, threatening behaviour to the owner,
sewerage in the stream.
Motion to reconvene
It was resolved to request an up- date on the current position with the Traveller Site from either
Matthew Perks or Natalie Rivens.
The current financial position as at 28th February,2018.
Business Account balance £35,288.99
Treasurers’ Account balance £ 3,643..55
Unpresented cheque £ 13.00
Total Funds held £38,932.34
To review and authorise the following payments-
Cheque No. 001539 - £365.00 Doveton Press – Village News.
Cheque No. 001540 - £306.00 G. Edwards – Website
Cheque No. 001541- £150.00 A. Jones – Thumbnail Printing
Cllr. Pomeroy asked what have we had printed, Cllr. Eaton explained it was a questionnaire
produced by the Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group to be delivered to all houses
in the village. It was resolved to sign cheques 1539, 1540 and 1541. Cheque 1542 – no
invoice received. Not signed.
Request from Richard Havergal of St.Thomas’Church to release a cheque for the
Grant of £1,000. towards the repair to the path. It was resolved to release a
Cheque. Six in favour, 3 abstentions
1585 Neighbourhood Planning.
Cllr. Eaton – A report has been sent to the Chairman for circulation to Councillors We have
completed lots of tasks – scoping, land gaps survey., questionaire going out this week,
Bats -additional work, we may need a full ecology survey of Southwick, awaiting to hear
from Wiltshire Council. We will have to pay back about £200 of unallocated funds. Grant
funding starts again in April when we hope to get a further £5,000. Philip Harcourt has
joined the Steering Group. We have the support of CPRE members.
Housing Summary – Cllr. Carey proposed deleting the first and fourth paragraphs and to
Add ”The Parish Council welcomes the production of this Housing Needs Survey and to
Wiltshire Council for producing it” A third of documents returned. SPC welcomes the
Findings of this report and agree changes to be done -four in favour, one against
Cllr. Morland requested a copy of the Site Survey Report
1586 Casual Vacancy
It was resolved a formal advert in the Southwick Village News – Applications by 30th April, 2018.
Possible co-option in May.
1587 Village Caretaker
It was resolved to withdraw the advert from the Village News until after we have investigated
Employment details etc.
O,Neill Neighbourhood Planning offering their services.
Mrs. Eaton’s letter to the Chairman. It was resolved to email to all Councillors.
1589 Appointment of Clerk.
Cllr. Noble met with Nicola Duke, who is a very experienced Parish Clerk, she is willing to act as
Locum for three months to sort out the accounts, minutes etc. Her rate is £15.00 per hour. After
three months she will formerly be employed.
1590 Southwick Village News.
No Parish article this issue.
1591 Members Reports
Cllr. Jones reported there will be no charges for parking at the Southwick Country Park.
Cllr. Pomeroy reported that Mr. Little has requested a waste/litter bin be placed at the
bus shelter on the A361 near the roundabout.
Meeting closed 9.27pm.
Date of next meeting – 17th April, 2018 at 7.30pm.