SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Southwick Parish Council meeting held in the Village Hall, Southwick on
Tuesday 18th April, 2018 at 7.35pm.
Councillors present – Cllr. D. Jackson (Chairman), Cllr. S. Carey, Cllr. J. Eaton, Cllr. F. Morland,
Cllr. K. Noble, Cllr. E. Pomeroy, Cllr. L. Weeks.
Wiltshire Councillor – Cllr. H. Prickett.
13 members of the public were present.
Two questions from Mrs. Eaton.
1. Would it not be prudent and advantageous for those members familiar with Neighbourhood
Planning to serve on the steering group?
2. What is Cllr. Morland’s interest serving on Southwick Parish Council? Cllr. Carey answered
Breach Lane stile – Dog poo bags – about 30 bags deposited. W.C. Dog Warden.
Request for a public meeting.
1592 Welcome & Introductions.
The Chairman welcomed those present and opened the Meeting.
The Chairman informed the Meeting of the resignation of Cllr. Joan Jones as of Monday
16th April, 2018.
P.C.S.O. Melissa Glover. Nicola Duke.
1594 Declarations of Interest.
Cllr. Noble declared an interest in Item 9 Finance.
The Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 20th February were signed.
The Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 20th March, 2018 – Cllr. Morland
stated that the Steering group had not provided adequate data to the Parish Council
regarding the Neighbourhood Plan and Site Survey reports.
Parish Clerk – Cllr. Noble re-confirmed that Nicola Duke may be formally employed after
acting as locum for three months. Minute 1589.
The Minutes of the 20th March 2018 were signed as a true record.
Motion to adjourn
1596 Wiltshire Council Report.
Cllr. Prickett reported – Air quality – monitoring of the site(s) is to take place.
Entrance to Hoggington Lane/Arnold Noad Corner/l00 Frome Road. Culverts had not
been attended to for many years, who has responsibility for the feltings.
Traffic conditions at Southfields – no road markings. It was resolved to write to
Cllr. Prickett at C.A.T.G. in support with a copy to Kirsty Rose.
100 Frome Road issued with a enforcement notice.
Daniel Tyrell be requested to look into the Poplar Tree Lane traveller site.
Motion to re-convene.
1597 Community Policing Team.
Report received by Councillors on line.
School trees- The Playing Field Committee in hand.
Gateway – Damaged at 6am on Sunday 15th April, 2018.Police Reference 20180415 -0074.
Hollis Way – hedge cuttings to be removed – Parish Steward.
a) New applications
18/03173/FUL – Doric Engineering- Erection of 2No. New Employment Units (classB1/B8)
and associated works- land North West of Dunkirk Business Park, Frome Road. It was
resolved to object as this would require removal of the “bund”.
18/02723/FUL – 40A Frome Road – Proposal to either renovate or demolish and rebuild
existing bungalow, including adding a rear extension and loft conversion to create a four
bedroom home. It was resolved to support this application.
18/02202/FUL – Mr. J. Bower, Whitehaven, Hoggington Lane – Provision of 2 Velux windows
to front elevation and replace 2 Velux windows on rear elevation with dormer window. It was
resolved to support this application.
17/11825/CLE – Fairfield Farm – Certificate of Lawfulness – Refused.
Copy of the Business Account, as prepared by the Internal Auditor, given to Councillors. It was
suggested we employ the services or a firm of accountants to bring the accounts up to date.
To review and authorise the following payments.
Cheque No. 001544 – Doveton Press £365.00 -Southwick Village News
Cheque No.001545 – W.J. Fox - £64.69 – Honorarium and expenses
Cheque No. 001546 – Southwick Village Hall £40.00 - Room Hire
Cheque No. 001547- G.A. Edwards £26.00 – Website
Cheque No. 001548 - Mrs. K. Noble £32.00 – Secretarial expenses.
Cheque No. 001549 - Groundwork U.K.£221.50 – Underspend of Grant for Neighbourhood Planning.
It was resolved to pay all accounts.
1601 Neighbourhood Planning.
Site Survey Report – Document distributed to all Councillors.
Agreement requested from the Parish Council to move forward with the community Consultation Process and questionnaire. All in favour.
1602 Casual Vacancy.
To date no applications received by the Clerk.
Clerk to advise Electorial Services of the resignation of Cllr. Jones.
1603 Members Reports
Litter/Dog Bins – Prices to be obtained.
Wesley Lane – Debris left by Parish Steward – request road sweeper.
Hoggington Lane – In hand.
Cllr. Carey – Village Caretaker – contractual obligations- one employee Mrs J. West. Agenda
item for May meeting.
Meeting closed 9.29pm.