Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25 May 2011


PRESENT:     Mr. T. Daw, (in the chair),

                        Mrs. S.Butcher, Mr. C. Butcher, Mr. D. Tilley.


APOLOGIES:  Mrs. P.O’Neill, Mrs. L. Miedzianowski-Sinclair,

                           Mr. A. Simpson, Cllr. L. Grundy, (WC).



Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 27 April 2011, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.




Village Green: Tim has dealt with the correspondence from Wiltshire Council regarding the application for the village green to become a QE11 Field, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.




Village Community Store: Fifth year anniversary of the opening of the store was celebrated in May.

PCC: Churchyard:  Nothing to report.

Cemetery:  Cemetery tap repaired. Memorial headstone for Francis Charles Cowdry to be erected. Additional inscription on headstone of Gladys Olive Blake for Frederick Blake. Interment of David Christian Curwen to take place early June.

Village Green: As included in matters arising.

Village Hall: Nothing to report.

Glebe Field/Allotments: Remaining fees to be collected.

Kennet and Avon:  Nothing to report.

All Cannings Primary School: Tim to discuss the situation regarding a request to park on the Glebe Field.  Conversion of footpath to school, at Chandlers Lane, does not appear to be a viable proposition. Doug to discuss with contractors regarding design. Initial quotations approximately £5000.00.  

Poster for Best Kept Village to be displayed.




Best Kept Village 2011: Posters received to advertise the judging, which will take place during early summer, to be displayed

 HM Revenue & Customs: Information received from Community First regarding Parish Council and Community Council Clerks PAYE Implementation. Clerk has discussed with David Owen & Co. regarding a PAYE system. They have agreed to

the introduction and administration of a PAYE system. The council agreed to fund the system at a cost of £120.00 per annum. Their normal fees are £240.00 per annum.

This implementation comes into operation with the next payment in June.


Insurance Renewal for 2011/2012: The parish council agreed to renew the insurance with Zurich Municipal at a cost of £776.87, with a three year agreement. AON and Community First quotations were more expensive, with less value for insurance cover.


Skate Board Ramps: Proposal from Edward McQuaid for the installation of skate board ramps to be explored. The council were very impressed by the presentation of this proposal. Clerk to advise Edward.


Community First: New Good Councillors Guide distributed to councillors.

Council agreed to purchase new edition of ‘Standing Orders for Local Councils’.


Wiltshire Council: Parish Stewards Programme for the next year received.




Application for Full Planning


Application Ref: E/11/0594/FUL

Proposal: Installation of 10kw solar panels.

At:  Bridge Farm All Cannings Devizes.

Tim Daw declared an interest and left the meeting.

No objections.




Three cheques presented for signature:


000739            AC Village Hall                      Hall Rental                  £11.50           

000740            AC Village Hall                      Hall Rental                   £11.50

000741            F Coles and Son                      Salary                          £469.00

(Previous cheque not received. Cheque was then cancelled).


Cllr. Lionel Grundy advised of a problem with the access to the main road at Cannings Cross.     


Lloyds Bank: Clerk to contact Lloyds Bank with a request to forward bank statements monthly instead of every quarter.



Meeting Closed at 8.30pm.


                                          Chairman                                     Date


Next Meeting   Wednesday 29 June 2011 7.30pm