Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 30 March 2011


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

                        Mr. C .Butcher, Mrs. S. Butcher, Mr. A. Simpson,

                        Mr. D. Tilley, Cllr. L. Grundy (WC).



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



Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 23 February 2011, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.







Village Community Store: Fifth year anniversary of the opening of the store to be celebrated in May 2011.

PCC: Churchyard:  Footpath to Church repaired.

Cemetery:  Nothing to report.

Village Green: Nothing to report

Village Hall: Royal Wedding Celebration tea to be held at the village hall on the 29th April.

Glebe Field/Allotments: Remaining fees to be collected.

Kennet and Avon:  Inland Waterways have designated the canal as a cruiser way.



Street Naming:  Forms for the application of the Village Green to be nominated to become a QE11 Field, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, to be completed.


Best Kept Village 2011: Forms received for the village to enter the competition.


All Cannings Primary School: Request to use the Glebe Field for car parking in the morning and afternoon. Insurance policy to be investigated. The school will then

 re-investigate the possibility of having a lollypop lady. Cllr. Grundy will help in achieving an agreement, if necessary.


Work to Tree at the Glebe: Work completed satisfactorily. 


HM Revenue & Customs: Information received from Community First regarding Parish Council and Community Council Clerks PAYE Implementation.

Clerk to investigate with David Owen & Co. Accountants.







Application for Full Planning


Application Ref: E/11/0296//FUL

Proposal: New pitched thatch roof to garage to facilitate conversion to ancillary residential accommodation new thatched porch single storey flat roof rear extension for kitchen, utility and wc.

At:  South Cottage 2 Greenhouse Road All Cannings Devizes.

No objections, but it was pointed out that there may be an issue with overlooking window which may be overcome by installing obscure glass.

Objection lodged by Mr Graham Bird who resides in an adjacent property in The Glebe.




Six cheques presented for signature:

000729            Cannings Cross Farms Ltd     Salary, Ground Maintenance  £598.37           

000730            F. Coles & Son                        Salary, Ground Maintenance  £469.00

000731            J R Scott                                 Clerks Salary and Expenses    £333.52

000732            AC Village Hall                      Hall Rental                              £11.50

000733            Wiltshire Council                    Cemetery Rates                       £49.80

000734            Steve Parker                            Glebe tree work                      £350.00


Chandlers Close: Bushes overlapping on to footpath.


Chandlers Lane: Vehicles blocking footpath.


Cllr. Grundy advised of the necessary proposals from Wiltshire Council to reduce their budget.   


Internal Audit Review: The Parish Council conducted a review of the effectiveness

of the Internal Audit in accordance with the guidelines in the Practitioners Guide, with particular reference to paragraphs 2.79 to 2.96.

The council are satisfied with the operation and standard of the Internal Audit. This was approved by the Parish Council. The council has implemented a system whereby the accounts will be subject to an Internal Audit, by the Parish Council, every four months.  




Meeting Closed at 8.35pm.




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Next Meeting will be the AGM:   Wednesday 27 April 2011 7.30pm