November 28, 2001

28th November 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th November 2001


PRESENT: Mrs Currie (in the chair)
Mr Hunt,Dr Hollway, Mr. Butcher
Cllr A Molland (W.C.C.)
APOLOGIES:
Cllr J Combe(KDC), Mrs Riseley- Prichard ,Mr.T. Daw, Mrs Butcher,

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 31st October 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Recycle bins: The Clerk has discovered from Kennet that residents had raised an objection. After discussion it was suggested that British Waterways be contacted to see if recycling bins could be recited at the Cannings Bridge site.

Church wall repair: The Clerk had written to Mr Curnick and would write to the Richardsons too who own the adjoining property about the state of the wall.

Canal Boat’s Waste: The Clerk spoke to British Waterways about this, and was told that there are plans to develop the Cannings Bridge car park area, which would include citing waste bins there.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: None

PCC: .A Christmas fundraising event raised £300 in the Village Hall. There is to be another fundraising tea at Rose Cottage on 5th December at 2.30p.m

FtPs: Millennium Committee are still trying to get the map of all the local footpaths in the parish laminated and protected in a notice board to be place in the village.

Transport: A public meeting of PVTAG on 13th November at Bouverie Hall in Pewsey. Minutes should be received soon.

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area:
Playquest have quoted the most reasonable price, it was proposed by Mr Hunt and seconded by Dr Hollway that they should be asked to carry out the replacement and installation of the net. The bolts on the swing need replacing it was agreed that Mr Hunt would investigate and replace them out of meeting. It was proposed by Dr Hollway and seconded by Mr Butcher that Mr Hunt could purchase the bolts and be

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reimbursed by the Clerk. The Clerk was asked to contact Community Services to organise them to come and repaint the swings and bars in the Spring

Churchyard:
War Memorial- The British Legion informed the Clerk that it was usually the local District Council who is responsible for war memorials. The Clerk would contact Mr Lund at KDC.

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications:
K/042365/T Mr Frost, Rybury, Townsend All Cannings
Trim a willow in rear garden
K/042356 Mr Baron, Rendells Farm, All Cannings
Formation of a Lake

Parish Welcome Pack: Rev. Attwater has written to the council asking for input about a welcome pack to be given to new residents in the parish. Mrs Currie informed the council that All Cannings already runs such a scheme and she would tell Sally of it. The Clerk asked to see a copy so she might see if she had any more useful numbers to add.

Devizes & District Link: A letter reporting on the last year’s results and a request for a donation was received. As the organisation falls under the council’s donation policy it was proposed by Dr Hollway and seconded by Mr Hunt that a donation of £55.00 should be made. This cheque would be made out of meeting.

ACCOUNTS
Six cheques were submitted for signature.
28th Nov A.C.Village Hall – Sept hire 000375 £4.38
“ “ Mr Coles-Churchyd wages 000376 £143
“ “ Mr Gunnell-Cemetry wages 000377 £90.00
“ “ Mr Game- Glebe&Greenwages 000378 £584.00
“ “ Mrs Daw-wages & expenses 000379 £184.23
“ “ David Owen&Co- Audit fees 00&01 000380 £411.26

Received- Memorial fee £30.00 – P Strawbridge
The annual Parish Council Precept form has been received. As not all council members were present the Clerk was asked to summarise the expected expenditure for the next financial year given that the grass cutting maintenance has increased dramatically. The Clerk would send round options for an increase so the councillors might vote the majority choice would be given as the council’s request to the district council.

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DTLR - A letter to the council informing us of the “Accounts and Audit Amendment Regulations 2001 – S1 2001/3244 was received. It states that the amendment was laid before Parliament on 2 October and will come into force on 23 October. The amendment affecting our council is the requirement to publish the external auditor’s annual letter issued at the end of an audit and the change of the threshold level above which parish councils are required to prepare income and expenditure accounts. This has been amended from £5,000 to £50,000. Which means our parish can return to the receipts and payments method.
The certificate of Audit was read out from David Owen & Co, the Clerk was asked to write a letter of thanks to them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS


Green Dog Fouling: The Clerk was asked to contact Mr Champion at KDC to ask that new dog fouling signs be place on the Green particularly on the new cycle track sign.

Chandlers Close: It has been noted that a velux window has been made in one of the property’s roof, the Clerk was asked to check if planning permission was needed.

Meeting closed at 8.50pm


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October 31, 2001

31st October 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 31st October 2001


PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mr Hunt, Mrs Currie
Dr Hollway, Mrs Riseley- Prichard
Cllr J Combe(KDC),Cllr A Molland (W.C.C.)
APOLOGIES:
Mrs Butcher, Mr. Butcher

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 26th September 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Recycle bins: There has been a problem with the budget but Kennet are hopeful that it will all go ahead soon. The Clerk was asked to check with Kennet that no objections had been raised by any residents.

Church wall repair: The Clerk had been unable to find any deeds for the wall. It was decided to contact Mr Curnick who owns the properties some of which back onto the wall as it seems that the wall might be part of their boundary, not the Churchyard’s.

Rubbish on Glebe Field: A sign has been put up and no new rubbish has been dumped.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: None

PCC: The Michealmas Fair on 6th October raised £2500 to be shared between the three churches. A Christmas fundraising event is to be held November 20th in the Village Hall

FtPs: None

Transport: A public meeting of PVTAG on 13th November at Bouverie Hall in Pewsey

Leisure Facilities:

Play Area:
Replacing the net on the Adventure Trail equipment has been quoted for, the Clerk was asked to query one quote before any decision was made. The fencing at the back of the play area has been completed by Mr Game.
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ROSPA have carried out their annual inspection see summary list for action plan.

Churchyard:
War Memorial- The Clerk contacted the school who are very busy at the moment but the Headteacher will talk to the Year 6 Teacher to see if the children could do rubbings. It was also suggested that the British Legion might be contacted for advice and the Diocese office to see if any plans of the original drawings of the monument were in existence.
Planting: The Clerk has visited the flower farm at Shalbourne and after discussion it was decided that the Spring would be a better time to plant new wild plants to give them a chance against the grasses that are already established. The Clerk asked the councillors if they would agree to her writing to the owners asking them to put aside the appropriate plants until Spring 2002 for collection. This was agreed.

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications:
K/042080 Mr & Mrs Postlethwaite, Home Farm, Allington. Erection of boiler room and porch, external alterations to rear extension and conversion of garage
K/042235 & K/042234/L Mr & Mrs Birch, 39 White Rose Cottage, The Street All Cannings. Erection of single storey conservatory
Planning Permissions.
K/041918/T Mr Cater, 34 Corner Cottage All Cannings
Removal of approx.10% growth of Crab Apple tree in garden
K/042080 Mr & Mrs Postlethwaite, Home Farm, Allington. Erection of boiler room and porch, external alterations to rear extension and conversion of garage

Leonard Cheshire: A request for a meeting to explain their services and ways of reaching the community was received via a letter. It was felt that most local organisations knew of their service and that the council could best help by having some posters on the boards to help. The Clerk was asked to contact them to this effect.

CPRE: Sent a pamphlet guide about planning applications and an invitation to join their organisation. This was felt to be unnecessary due to the council already being a member of WALC and NALC who provide much the same service.

ACCOUNTS
Three cheques were submitted for signature.
31st Oct Mr Game- play area fencing 000372 £293.00
“ “ Mrs S Butcher-Slide painting supplies 000373 £60.35
“ “ Playground Man. Services- ROSPA inspection000374 £81.66
Received- Internment fee £25.00 – Mrs V Shipway
Outstanding fee £5.00 – Mrs E Anderton
Memorial fee - 30.00 – Mrs E Anderton
VAT reclaim - £785.75 period 1/4/01-30/9/01
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ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Cemetery grass: Complaints have been received about the length of the grass the Clerk was asked to contact Mr Gunnell to alert him to this.

Canal Boat’s Waste: Due to the large number of boats using the mooring by the village there has been an increase in waste on the site and usage of the village bins particularly by the Post Office for household waste so much so that that the bin collectors are objecting, as these street bins are not for household waste. The Clerk was asked to contact British Waterways about this.

Waste Bags: It has been noted that some bags are not being collected on collection day when put out that morning this could be due to the times that they are collected varying. Mr Hunt was asked to tell the Gazette & Herald correspondent Miss S Hunt to put in a reminder in her column to ensure all bags are put out by 8am on collection day. Thereby ensuring nobody misses the collection.

Meeting closed at 8.40pm


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September 26, 2001

26th September 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 26th September 2001


PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt, Mrs Currie
Mr. Butcher Dr Hollway
Cllr A Molland (W.C.C.)
APOLOGIES:
Mrs Riseley- Prichard

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th July 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Recycle bins: No further news

WDS Ground Maintenance: The Clerk has managed to negotiate a 15% reduction on the final invoice.

Church wall repair: The Clerk has received a quotation from Mr Mansell- local builder, who states that the wall is in need of serious repair. The Clerk was asked to find out via the deeds whose responsibility the wall is and put this matter on the agenda for the next meeting.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: The committee will be writing to the County Council to try to speed up the arrival of the recycling bins and asks that the parish council do the same. Their remodelling of the toilets is pending as the AGM is on 6th November when they are looking for new members.

PCC: They are looking for volunteers to help with the Michealmas Fair on 6th October and the Harvest Festival on 14th October.

FtPs: Footpath Warden has a list of all our footpath issues and will be addressing them as soon as possible.

Transport: No news

Leisure Facilities:

Play Area: The Safety Sign has been put up a second time after some children loosened it from its base. The Birt Whately seat is completed thanks to Mr Hunt.


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New cycle equipment is waiting for maintenance to be carried out. Replacing the net on the Adventure Trail equipment needs to be looked into, and the fencing needs to be done.
The slide has been repainted by a group from Community Services and they have offered to do the swings too.

Churchyard:
War Memorial- James Long Masons in Trowbridge assessed the work would cost £700 it was suggested that the school be contacted to see if they could organise some children to do proper rubbings of the names on the memorial as a way of preserving their identities.
The Clerk has contacted the flower farm at Shalbourne who told her they would need to know the soil type and light conditions to advise which plants could be put into the conservation area in Autumn.It was proposed by Mr Daw and seconded by Mr Hunt that a budget of £50.00 could be spent on plug plants etc.

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications:
K/041918/T Mr Cater, 34 Corner Cottage All Cannings
Removal of approx.10% growth of Crab Apple tree in garden
K/041762 Mr & Mrs Baron, Rendells Farm, All Cannings
Demolition of piggeries and buildings and erection of a single dwelling
K/041860/T Mrs Tannahill, 28 The Street, All Cannings
Felling one Leylandi to ground level
K/041801 Mr Hickinson 27 The Glebe, All Cannings
Two storey side extension.
Planning Permissions.
K/041860/T Mrs Tannahill, 28 The Street, All Cannings
Felling one Leylandi to ground level
K/041801 Mr Hickinson 27 The Glebe, All Cannings
Two storey side extension
Planning Refusal:
K/041762 Mr & Mrs Baron, Rendells Farm, All Cannings
Demolition of piggeries and buildings and erection of a single dwelling

Urchfont Scouts: A request for a donation to the Urchfont Scouts who are taking part in the Scout World Jamboree in Thailand. As this did not meet any criteria for section 137 payments no donation was granted.

Parish Council Liaison Meeting: This will be taking place at West Lavington Village Hall on Wed.10th October at 7.30pm. Mr & Mrs Butcher offered to attend.



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Audit Pilot Scheme: Notification of the end of the pilot was received from the Audit Commisssion who will be taking over control for accounts 2001-2002 and onward. The letter was accompanied by a booklet laying out the new structure for a three-tier system of audit. Under the new scheme the parish would be in the lowest category with a fixed fee.

ACCOUNTS
Eight cheques were submitted for signature.
26th Sept. Mr Coles-churchyd wages 000363 £143.00
“ “ Mr Gunnell-Cem. Wages 000364 £90.00
“ “ Mr Game- Glebe & Green Main. 000365 £584.00
“ “ WDS CANCELLED –incorrect charge000366
“ “ Wessex Water- Cemetery tap 000367 £38.20
“ “ Commercial Signs-cycle track 000368 £152.75
“ “ A.C.Village Hall-Jun,Jul Hire 000369 £9.62
“ “ Mrs Daw-Clerk wages&expenses 000370 £225.93
“ “ WCC-WDS final payment 000371 £354.24


Received- Internment fee £20.00 – Mrs E Anderton

ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Cllr Molland gave a short report on the political set up of County Hall.
Cemetery Bins: Old bins need removing
Rubbish on Glebe Field: Needs to be monitored for violation of use

Meeting closed at 8.45pm


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July 25, 2001

25th July 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th July 2001


Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Mr Daw was elected unanimously as Chairman and Mrs Currie agreed to stand again as Vice – Chairman and was duly elected.

PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt, Mrs Currie
Mrs Riseley- Prichard, Mr. Butcher
WPC. N. Birt
APOLOGIES:
Dr Hollway,

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 27th June 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Recycle bins; Mrs White is looking into the work requested by the village hall committee before the bins are put in.

WDS Ground Maintenance: The Clerk has been in contact with those winding up WDS affairs and they are dealing with our complaint.

Chandlers Close: KDC are aware of the continual problem of rubbish and have sent one of their officers to talk to the owner, if no satisfactory promise is given to keep the area clear then they will be issuing a formal letter threatening legal action.

Hedge: The Hollisters have kindly cut back the hedge.

Church wall repair: The Clerk has contacted the Diocese who said that it was the council’s responsibility for repairs as long and as they were only minor no faculty would need be applied for.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: No news.

PCC: The two flowerbeds at the entrance to the Churchyard need attention the PCC asked if they could arrange someone to tend them, the council agreed. The rubbish heap at the back of the Churchyard is an awful mess and will need to be cleared at some point.

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FtPs: Footpath Warden has a list of all our footpath issues and will be addressing them as soon as possible. The Clerk has written to Mrs Barber about the overgrown hedge along ftp 14, the one along Darkie’s Lane has been cut back.

Parish Lengthsman: The next visit will take place in September the Clerk asked for items to be given. She will also ask the Post Office as they are aware of residents’ complaints.

Transport: No news

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: The Safety Sign is due to be put up. The Clerk and Mrs Butcher will meet to decide on the exact location. The timber for the Birt Whately seat is nearly ready and should be completed over the summer.

Churchyard:
War Memorial- Caroline Webb indicated it would be a lengthy job that she was not really happy to carry out. The Clerk has contacted James Long Masons in Trowbridge who are coming out to have a look at it and give a quotation.
Community Policing: WPC Nicky Birt introduced herself to the council and explained her role. She listened to the councillors concerns about the need for a more noticeable Police presence in the village to help deter vandalism. The Clerk has two numbers that she can contact her on.

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications:
K/041582 Mr & Mrs Peach, Ridgeway, Allington
Conversion and extension to chalet of bungalow
K/041672 Mr Cater, 34 Corner Cottage All Cannings
Use of first floor garage space as habitable accommodation
Planning Permissions.
K/041472/L Clldr & Mrs Ball, Yew Tree Cottage, All Cannings.
Alterations to centre porch between front windows and make weatherproof
K/041528 Mr Curnick, land adjacent to No 12 The Street, All Cannings
Erection of a single dwelling
K/0406927 Mrs Cracknell 64 Townsend, All Cannings
Amended plans- entrance hall with cloakroom, insertion of door in place of window.
K/041520/L Mr Richards 5 Manor Farm Cottages, Allington
Rethatch main house using Longstraw, replace thatch on single storey extension with tiles



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Corner Cottage: An application for change of use of the garage space was received.

Street Light: Allington. A Mr Simon Ayres has written to the council requesting their support in asking KDC to turn of Street Light 4 outside the cottage he is renting. After due consideration which included several councillors visiting Allington the council decided that it was not in the public interest to have the light turned off or moved. A letter to this effect was sent to Mr Ayres.

ACCOUNTS
Two cheques were submitted for signature.
25th July A.C Village Hall-Apl,May,Jun hire 000361 £15.75
“ “ Glasdon UK Ltd – Cemetery Bin 000362 £198.44

Received- Internment fee £40.00 – Mr D Mannings
All Cannings Football Club Green hire 00-01- £50.00
Audit:
With the council’s annual income exceeding the £5,000 mark for three years due to the Glebe Leisure Account, the accounts had to be presented in the new format of income and expenditure.
The new Income and Expenditure Accounts were presented (see attached)
Access to the accounts will be advertised on the Parish Notice-board in September


ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None

Meeting closed at 8.45pm


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June 27, 2001

27th June 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 27th June 2001


Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Mr Daw was elected unanimously as Chairman and Mrs Currie agreed to stand again as Vice – Chairman and was duly elected.

PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt
Mrs Currie, Mrs Riseley- Prichard, J. Combe (KDC)

APOLOGIES:
Dr Hollway, Mr. Butcher,

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 30th May 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Recycle bins; Mrs White telephone to inform the council that they were happy to go ahead and install the bins once the council agreed. The Clerk was asked to write a courtesy note to the Lawrence’s informing them of the decision. Mrs Butcher will ask the village hall committee to ensure the outside light is fixed in time.

Water tap: Mr Hunt has kindly replaced the whole tap with one he had spare, the council are grateful for his hard work.

WDS Ground Maintenance: The Clerk has sent a letter of complaint to WDS about the lack of cutting carried out at the end of their contract, in particular how The Green was left half done.

Chandlers Close: A letter was received from the Chief Planning Director stating that no action was to be taken regarding the flower beds as they were not classed as development only the erection of fencing would breach planning permission. Some councillors expressed concern over the constant rubbish that was left outside the property and asked the Clerk to write to the planners again about this.

Amended Plans: Information about the situation regarding amended plans was passed round to all councillors; the Clerk will keep the information on file.

Cemetery Bin: A bin has been ordered to comply with Kennet’s requirements and they agreed to include the bins emptying on their rounds.

Vandalism: The Clerk has spoken to the Police; a WPC Birt will be taking over All Cannings and Stanton St Bernard on her beat in the next few months. She is now aware of our needs and will be speaking to Inspector Bowerbank to see if a more
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frequent presence can be arranged. She would like to come and meet the council on her appointment and the Clerk extended an open invitation to her to join any meeting.

Matta Surfacing: Have completed the surfacing under the bars.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: A new fire door is on order and the sidelight will be repaired. The committee have taken over the area of grass behind the hall and Mr game will be maintaining it.

PCC: No news.

FtPs: Some Footpaths have been reopened providing they do not cross any land where grazing occurs or go beside livestock nor go through a farmyard, Bridleways and Rights of Way will be opened under the same conditions. The Canal Towpath is open.
A tree falling has damaged the bridge going over into the field on footpath 9; the Clerk will report it to the footpath warden

Parish Lengthsman: The next visit will tale place in September the Clerk will ask for items for a list of jobs at the July meeting and throughout the summer.

Transport: Allington Swing Bridge lock is broken the Clerk will report it to British Waterways

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: AS&A Leisure are coming out to see what can be done, the grouting is also loose. The remaining bars have had safety-surfacing put down by Matta Products.
Community Services will arrange to come out and view the job if suitable will go ahead. The Clerk was asked to remind Mr Game that he was going to do the fencing around the back of the Adventure Trail. Mrs Butcher was thanked for all her hard work on the area.

Churchyard:
War Memorial- the names are not legible it was suggested that local stone mason Caroline Webb be asked to look at it to see if she could make the names more legible.
Conservation area- a review of the management of this area needs to take place due to the lack of coherence and increasing concern of parishioners. The Clerk will be contacting a local wild flower farm in Shalborne about plug plants to increase the range of species in the area.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications
K/041420 Mr Webber, Hedgehog Cottage, Townsend, All Cannings.
Erection of a shed
K/041472/L Clldr & Mrs Ball, Yew Tree Cottage, All Cannings.
Alterations to centre porch between front windows and make weatherproof
K/041528 Mr Curnick, land adjacent to No 12 The Street, All Cannings
Erection of a single dwelling
K/0406927 Mrs Cracknell 64 Townsend, All Cannings
Amended plans- entrance hall with cloakroom, insertion of door in place of window.
K/041520/L Mr Richards 5 Manor Farm Cottages, Allington
Rethatch main house using Longstraw, replace thatch on single storey extension with tiles

Corner Cottage: It was noted that in the advertising information at the Estate Agents the cottage was described as a four- bedroom abode. This would mean that the space above the recently built garage was to be used as a bedroom, which goes against recent planning conditions on the property. The Clerk contacted the planning department about this and received notification that they were investigating the matter. A further communication was received stating that it had been a mistake on the Estate Agents behalf and that owner was aware of the issue and would be rectifying it

Best Kept Village: Results were given All Cannings came 8th in the Medium village category. It was felt that the comments were not indicative of the marks.

ACCOUNTS
Six cheques were submitted for signature.
27th June WALC – Annual Sub 000355 £131.61
“ “ Mr Coles – Churchyd wages 000356 £143.00
“ “ Mr Gunnell – Cem wages & expenses000357 £171.90
“ “ Mr Game – Glebe & Green wages 000358 £250.66
“ “ Mrs Daw –Clerk salary & expenses 000359 £183.87
“ “ Matta Products- safety surfacing bars 000360 £1,771.90

Received headstone fee £30.00 – Clifford
WDS invoice received a letter of complaint was sent concerning the lack of completed cutting done in the final month of the contract. Payment withheld until this is resolved.


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ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Hedge: It has been noted that the hedge at the entrance of Matthews Close on the right hand side as you approach is blocking a view down The Street for those leaving the close. The Clerk was asked to try to find out to whom the hedge belongs and ask that it be cut back.

Praise for Councillors: Mrs Combe (KDC) expressed her admiration for the way all the councillors on All Cannings Parish Council pulled their weight and contributed actively to the work necessary to run the council. She told those present that she greatly enjoyed attending meetings where problems were solved and positive action taken.


Meeting closed at 8.40pm


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May 31, 2001

30th May 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 30th May 2001

Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Mr Daw was elected unanimously as Chairman and Mrs Currie agreed to stand again as Vice – Chairman and was duly elected.

PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mr. Butcher, Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt
Mrs Currie, Mrs Riseley- Prichard, Dr Hollway,

APOLOGIES:
Cllr Willmott (WCC), J. Combe (KDC)

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 25th April 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Allington Corner: A large single chevron sign has been placed up against the hedge in line with the road so it is seen earlier. Kerbing is being put along side the road outside Wansdyke Cottage.

Recycle bins; No news the Clerk will contact Mrs White to enquire what stage has been reached.

Cemetery: The Clerk contacted Mr Fell who agreed to look at the railings unfortunately he has been unwell, but will contact the Clerk when he is able to carry out the work.

Water tap: Tap was leaking Mr Hunt will replace washer.

WDS Ground Maintenance: The Clerk has received quotations to carry out the work previously done by WDS any decision to award the contract will be done under Accounts.

Village Hall Grass: The Clerk obtained a quote for cutting the grass area outside the hall and passed it on to the Chairman Mr Oakley who will follow it up.

Chandlers Close: The Clerk contacted Mr Primrose who after looking into the matter said no action would be taken as the small flower beds were not an infringement onto the land. The councillors were very unhappy at this response and asked the Clerk to write to the Chief of Planning at KDC to complain, drawing his attention to the possible detrimental look of an area leading to an entrance into the village.

Hire of Skip: To hire an extra skip it would cost £42.10 per skip.
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Parish Lengthsmen Scheme: Apparently the men who came out to do the work had difficulty in reading their copy of the faxed Work Detail Sheet. The Clerk will type it out in future.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: No news, the committee would be asked to fix the outside light as soon as possible

PCC: No news.

FtPs: Some Footpaths have been reopened providing they do not cross any land where grazing occurs or go beside livestock nor go through a farmyard, Bridleways and Rights of Way will be opened under the same conditions. The Canal Towpath is open.
Parish Lengthsman: A two- man team came out to the village under the new scheme, they had difficulty reading the copy of the fax of work detail sheet. The Clerk was asked to print out the sheet in future.

Transport: No news

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: Cycle Track has been completed, the see-saw edge is causing some concern the Clerk will contact AS&A Leisure to see what can be done. A safety sign will be installed as soon as possible
Playground Services have repaired the tiles. The two seats are being repaired with new timber. One set of bars has been removed courtesy of Mr Butcher at no cost.
The remaining bars will have safety surfacing put down by Matta Products the Clerk would organise this.
The large slide needs re-painting, the Clerk will contact Community Services to see if they could arrange a gang to do the work.
Damage to rope in Adventure Trail, the Clerk will investigate a replacement for next year.

CORRESPONDENCE
Planning:
Planning Applications
K/041321 Mr & Mrs Butcher Townsend Farm, Townsend,All Cannings.
Erection of a dwelling on land at Townsend Farm.
Planning Permission
K/041129/T Mr Fosbury,4 Matthews Close, All Cannings.
Fell conifer in garden.

Bins: The Clerk compiled a list of possible replacement bins for the Cemetery. The Clerk was asked to check that Kennet would empty the bin if placed outside the Cemetery.
Page 3 of Parish Council Minutes dated 30th May 2001

Devizes Link: An invitation to their AGM was received to be held on 25th June at 7.30pm at the Cavalier in Eastleigh Road, Devizes.

Lifelong Learning Partnership: They have received finance and will be setting up two training units in October/November

ACCOUNTS
Two cheques were submitted for signature.
30th May Cornhill Insurance – Annual Fee 000352 £341.55
“ “ AS &A Leisure - Cycle Track final paym’t 000354 £2,023.50

Sign: Commercial Sign sent their quotation for supplying and fixing the sign for the cycle track at a cost of £130 plus VAT. It was proposed by Mr Daw and seconded by Mrs Currie that it was accepted the Clerk was instructed to order it as soon as possible

Matta Surfacing: have come back with the cost of safety surfacing under the set of bars. The cost comes to £1,508.00 plus VAT for a 26m2 area. It was proposed by Dr Hollway and seconded by Mrs Riseley-Prichard that this was accepted. The Clerk would organise the work.

Grass Cutting: After obtaining various quotes the contract for the grass cutting and maintenance of the Pound and The Green was awarded to Mr Game Garden Services at a cost of £2,000 per annum all inclusive, the Clerk will draw up a contract. Work will commence from 1st June 2001 and payment will be in quarterly instalments as all other wages.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Vandalism: There has been several incidents during half-term, the Clerk was asked to contact the Police to ask that they patrol the village more frequently and alert them to the problems. In particular the telephone box has been vandalised on several occasions, the Clerk would put up notices about it and the need to keep a pay phone in the village in the shop and the Gazette & Herald and the PCC magazine.

Hotspur Cottage: Mr Dodge has been parking his van alongside his hedge next to the notice-board blocking the warning chevrons and making it difficult to exit onto the main road. The Clerk was asked to write to him and ask that the van not be parked at that position for long periods of time


Meeting closed at 9.00pm

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April 25, 2001

25th April 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th April 2001


PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mr. Butcher, Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt
Mrs Currie, Mrs Riseley- Prichard, Dr Hollway,

APOLOGIES:
Cllr Willmott (WCC), J. Combe (KDC)

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 28th March 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Millennium Committee: The Clerk was asked to write to the Committee to thank them for all their hard work in organising the events with which the village celebrated the millennium

Allington Corner: No news

Recycle bins; No news

Cemetery: The Clerk contacted Mr Fell who is looking at the railings with a view to repairing or replacing them.

Hole: The Clerk reported them to the Clarence line, the hole has been looked at.

Water tap: It was decided that the box is in too poor a state to repair it. It will be removed and a single stake put in to hold the tap.

Dog Fouling: The Clerk has got more dog poop bags from Kennet and made these available at the Post Office.

WDS Ground Maintenance: A letter notifying the council that parish councils will be omitted from the original contract timetable and be placed on an individual negotiation timetable was received. The Clerk was asked to look at any other organisations that might be interested in the grass cutting and arrange quotations. The question of the small patch outside the Village Hall arose, the Clerk was asked to check if the Parish Council still paid for this to be cut. It was proposed by Mr Butcher and seconded by Mr Hunt that this was handed back to the Village Hall due to the new contract to be negotiated

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: No news

Page 2 of Parish Council Minutes dated 25th April 2001

PCC: Mr Mullet has retired as Church Warden and Mr Gunnell has taken over. The Church will have a stall at the School Fete.

FtPs: Some Footpaths have been reopened providing they do not cross any land where grazing occurs or go beside livestock nor go through a farmyard, Bridleways and Rights of Way will be opened under the same conditions. The Canal Towpath is open in places the Clerk will put the notice in the Shop window.

Transport: Members of the parish attended the meeting on Rural Transport and seemed pleased with the way their comments were received. A questionnaire on Transport Subsidies was completed in the meeting.

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: Cycle Track is awaiting good weather before being commenced.
Playground Services have carried out the work have been paid, one of the tiles laid down seems to have lifted slightly the Clerk was asked to contact the company to get this sorted out. The two seats on The Green are in bad condition, Mr Hunt will look into replacement timber.
It was proposed by Mr Butcher and seconded by Mrs Currie that the bars should have the safety matting installed by Matta Products the Clerk would organise this.

CORRESPONDENCE
Planning:
Planning Applications
K/041129/T Mr Fosbury, 4 Matthews Close, All Cannings. Fell one Conifer tree
Planning Permission
K/040597 Mr & Mrs Selby,1 Chandlers Lane, All Cannings. Replacement of flat roofed extension with a two storey extension.
K/040851 Mr Goadby, 41 The Street, All Cannings. Erection of a two storey extension.

Wessex Water: An information leaflet about how to deal with leakages was received.

Cllr Willmott : A letter from Mr Willmott notifying the council of his intention not to stand for the election in the Kennet & Avon Division. He therefore will not be representing the council after the election. The Council asked the Clerk to write a letter of thanks to Mr Willmott for his continual support and interest in All Cannings over the past eight years.

Cemetery Damage: A report from the Caretaker Mr Gunnell brought several issues to the council’s attention, the litter bins have rusted and need replacing, due to excess grave soil being put in the compost area he has little space to put grass cuttings. It was proposed by Mrs Currie and seconded by Dr Hollway that a new bin is purchased with a cover but with a large opening for wreaths etc.


Page 3 of Parish Council Minutes dated 25th April 2001

The Clerk was asked to write to all funeral Directors asking them to put excess soil waste opposite the Cemetery on the road-side where it can easily be moved.

British Waterways: A letter notifying the council that the Kennet & Avon Canal is reopened for Navigation and certain parts of the Towpath are also open to walkers.

Parish Lengthsmen Scheme: A new scheme from Ringway Parkman is taking place involving a two-man team who will visit each Parish for two days three times a year. All Cannings first visit will be on 21st Amy. They will carry out general maintenance and small repair work. A Work Detail Sheet was provided for any specific items the council wanted carried out. This would be faxed nearer the time.

ACCOUNTS
One cheque was submitted for signature.
25th April KDC – Cemetery Rates 000353 £43.00
An invoice for the annual subscription for the NALC and WALC was received, it was proposed by Mr Butcher and seconded by Mr Daw that this be paid at the May meeting.

WDS Ground Maintenance: A second letter notifying the council that WDS is to be externalised to a private company on June 1st. Our contract is due for renewal from April 1st and will be carried out as usual until June 3rd at a cost of £ 354.68 plus VAT.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Death: The Clerk informed the council of the death of a past Clerk Mr Tombs, a card would be bought and signed by the councillors offering sympathy to Mrs Tombs.

Chandlers Close: One of the properties with a garden backing on to Lipgate Road has put a flower bed outside their fence area. The Clerk would contact Mr Primrose to check if this was permissible.

Cemetery Hedge: The Beech hedge needed pruning and there is also a tree that looks damaged. Mr Daw will carry out the work.

Meeting closed at 9.10pm

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Chairman’s Report 2000 – 2001

Tim Daw 25 April 2001

It has been my honour and privilege to be your chairman for the last year; I hope I have represented you faithfully

This has been the real millennial year and much has happened in the village.

The parish council has benefited from all the hard work all the councillors put in, both with fulfilling the official duties, the paperwork never gets any less, and with the extra work they do on top as good citizens. It might be wrong for me not to thank everyone equally but I hope you will allow me to thank Sylvia Butcher especially for all the work she has done on the Playground.

The Playground has benefited from our capital fund and we believe our steady approach to improvements is giving the best long-term value to the village.

The Millennium committee has been a credit to the village and its activities will be long remembered after the street party and maybe even The Dome has faded from our minds. I particularly treasure the photograph they organised which will be an object of fascination in years to come. Our thanks go to them for being a great example of what voluntary effort can achieve. In many ways the same can be said of the Fete organisation, it was yet another successful year.

The school is a credit to the village and it is thanks to the staff and governors, and from their leadership also to the parents and children, I am sure the whole council would like us to pass on our appreciation to them all.

We succeed this year in reversing the work of our predecessors in the 1950s who, when they arranged fro the green to be flattened, assured that there was no easy access from Chandlers Lane, well there is now and a great improvement it is. Alison as Clerk has engineered the church’s land agents into taking responsibility for the Glebe Field and this should now be a kept tidy and mown which will be of great benefit to everyone. She has also worked hard to have improvements made to the signs at Allington, it will happen, so bear with us on that one. She will be tenacious with the Highways people as she was with Beazers, which ensured the chicane was eventually completed this year. The Amenity areas of the Glebe seem to have settled into a well-ordered existence now, thanks to everyone for their unity in achieving that aim

We are still working to improve footpaths, though with the Foot and Mouth being upon us little has happened for the last few months.

We are in the first year of having outside auditors rather than the audit commission and I think it has been a successful pilot, and I am sure the Clerk will have something to say about the way it has impacted on her workload. Young baby Ann has spent a lot of time in front of the screen trying to help her mother with the figures.

In the coming year we have several priorities, one of which is to ensure that with the demise of WDS we carry on having our grass cut in a cheap and efficient manner.

The council spends an immense amount of time just keeping the normal business of a council going, my personal goal is keep the meeting as short as possible while still allowing everyone their say. My thanks to all the members for their ceaseless and unrecognised work through out the year. And I would particularly like to thank the Clerk for all her hard work; the job doesn’t get any easier.

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MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th April 2001 at 7.30p.m.

PRESENT: Mr. T.Daw ( in the chair)
Mrs E Currie, Mr C. Butcher, Dr Hollway, Mrs Butcher, Mr Hunt, Mrs Riseley- Prichard
APOLOGIES: Mr D.J.Willmott(WCC) , Mrs J Combe

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
The Chairman gave a report of the year’s work undertaken by the Parish Council. A copy is attached to the Minutes.

MINUTES:

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 26th April 2000 were read, confirmed as the true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING:

Millennium committee; Many successful activities have taken place during the year and various projects such as the memorial Sarsen stones and cemetery gates have been completed. A new Altar copy of Common Worship was presented to All Saints Church and dedicated on Easter Sunday. The Committee will be closing now all work is finished.

Litter Grant: No litter grant is due the previous one was a one off.
The Clerk has researched to see if more free skips could be ordered due to the increase in population of the village, unfortunately no increase is allowed so we shall continue to have 5 free skips per annum.

ACCOUNTS:
A summary of payments and receipts for the financial year ending 31st March 2001 was given in the new format by the Clerk.
Actual receipts for the year was £5,432.85and payments were £6,918.69

TOTAL BALANCE £14,560.26

An approximate forecast for payments and receipts was also given
It was resolved that the accounts be accepted. The Chairman signed
the accounts.

DISCUSSION PERIOD: Nothing was brought forward

There being no other business the meeting closed at 7.47p.m
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March 28, 2001

28th March 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th March 2001


PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mr. Butcher, Mrs Butcher,
Mrs Currie, Mrs Riseley- Prichard

APOLOGIES:
Cllr Willmott (WCC), J. Combe (KDC), Dr Hollway, Mr Hunt

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 28th February 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Millennium Committee: No news.

Allington Corner: No news

Recycle bins; No news


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: Finances are in good order. The playgroup is struggling to pay rent and is being allowed an extension. The electric meter is due to be fixed.

PCC: AGM is to be held on 24th April. They are looking at ways to encourage more attendance and use of the Church.

FtPs: All Footpaths, Bridleways and Rights of Way are still closed county wide due to Foot and Mouth disease.

Transport: Meeting due in the Village Hall on April 4th 5.30pm – 7.30pm, concerning rural transport, the public are invited to voice ideas and concerns.

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: Cycle Track is awaiting good weather before being commenced. The Clerk has looked into the cost of a sign for this area and found it should be approximately £20 -£30.
Mr Game will be fencing the area to the back of the Adventure Trail to stop children injuring themselves on the barbed wire as per ROSPA inspection recommendations. Playground Services have carried out the work and will be paid out of meeting.

Page 2 of Parish Council Minutes dated 28th March 2001

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Applications
K/040927 Mrs Cracknell, 64 Townsend, All Cannings. Entrance hall with cloakroom and balcony at rear. Insertion of door in place of window at rear upstairs bedroom onto balcony.
K/040876/T Mr & Mrs Adamsl, 1 North Cottage, Greenhouse Lane, All Cannings. Fell 1 Lawson Cypress

Dog Fouling: A letter regarding the increased amount of dog fouling was received from Mr & Mrs Gay. The Clerk has arranged to get more dog poop bags from Kennet and make these available at the Village Hall and Post Office.

School Fete: All Cannings School have asked if they could use The Green as part of the fete on Saturday 23rd June. No charge will be made.

Bobby Van Trust : A letter requesting a donation was received. No donation will be given under the council’s Section 137 policy.

Rural White Paper: A meeting to discuss this paper is to be held at the corn Exchange on Saturday 19th May at a cost of £ 7.50

ACCOUNTS

Five cheques were submitted for signature.
28th Mar Mr Coles – Churchyard wages 000345 £143.00
“ “ Mr Gunnell – Cemetery wages 000346 £90.00
“ “ Mr Game – Glebe land maintenance 000347 £84.00
“ “ Mr Game – Clearance work 000348 £150.00
“ “ Mrs Daw – Clerk salary & expenses 000349 £203.20
“ “ A.C.Village Hall – Feb & Mar hire 000350 £7.00


Received:
Green hire Fee: Devizes Junior Football £10.00

WDS Ground Maintenance: A letter notifying the council that WDS is to be externalised to a private company on June 1st. Our contract is due for renewal from April 1st and will be carried out as usual until June 3rd at a cost of £ 251.64 plus VAT. It was proposed by Mr Daw and seconded by Mrs Currie that this is accepted and that an alternative company be sought for the remainder of the financial year.

Page 3 of Parish Council Minutes dated 28th March 2001

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Cemetery: Two railings at the rear of the Cemetery are missing it was suggested that the Clerk contact Mr Fell or Mr Perry who might be able to help replace them.

Hole: A hole on the side of Chandlers Lane on the Green side has appeared and part of the concrete surround on a drain on the same side has come away. The Clerk will report them to the Clarence line.

Water tap: The box surrounding the water tap in the Cemetery need its hinges replacing the Clerk will organise their replacement.

Meeting closed at 8.15pm



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February 28, 2001

28th February 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th February 2001


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

APOLOGIES:
Cllr Willmott (WCC), J. Combe (KDC), Mrs Currie, Dr Hollway, Mrs Riseley- Prichard

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 31st January 2001 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Millennium Committee: No news.

Allington Corner: No news

Recycle bins; The Mr & Mrs Lawrence were contacted regarding the proposed re-citing their main concern is possible problems with wasps. Mrs Daw passed on this concern to Mrs White at KDC who is still liasing with Hills Waste.

Glebe Field Rubbish: Mr Game will be carrying out the work.


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: None

PCC: None.

FtPs: All Footpaths, Bridleways and Rights of Way are being closed county wide due to Foot and Mouth disease.

Transport: None.

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: Cycle Track is awaiting good weather before being commenced. The Clerk has been given the wording to be used on a sign and will investigate costs for the next meeting.
Cradle seats and rubber tiles –Mrs Butcher recommended Playground Services to carry out the work, it was proposed by Mr Daw and seconded by Mr Butcher that the Clerk instruct them to carry out replacing the worn cradle seat and add a second to the same
frame and place a bigger tiled area under the smaller slide.
Page 2 of Parish Council Minutes dated 28th February 2001

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Permissions
K/040625 Mr & Mrs Goodall, Thornycroft, All Cannings. Demolition of existing garage and replacement of outbuilding.
K/040623/L Mr & Mrs Goodall, Thornycroft, All Cannings. Demolition of existing garage and replacement of outbuilding. No permission for listed building needed
K/040607/T Mr & Mrs N. Miedzianinski-Sinclair Grange Cottage, All Cannings. To remove a Sycamore.
Planning Applications
K?040851 Mr Goadby, 41 The Street All Cannings. Erection of a 2 storey extension.

Devizes Courthouse: A letter from Wiltshire Magistrates’ Committee was received thanking the council for their support for Devizes courthouse and this would be brought to the attention of the committee.

Parish Area Liaison: Meeting to be held in Pewsey at Bouverie Hall, Tuesday 13th March at 7pm. Mr Daw or Mr Butcher will attend.

WCC: Kennet Area Office is being moved from Devizes Market Place to Hopton Road Depot on Horton Rd.

Police Mobile Station: The Clerk will write to the police with the School Fete day.

Recycling Cartridges: A letter was received informing the council of a scheme to recycle printer toner cartridges. The public can hand them in at the local libraries where they will be collected and recycled. The Clerk will put the notice up in the shop.

ACCOUNTS

Three cheques were submitted for signature.
28th Feb A.C.Village Hall 000342 £5.25
“ “ Wessex Water-Cem 000343 £36.35
“ “ NALC annual sub 000344 £9.99
Received:
Internment Fee: P Strawbridge £25.00
Internment Fee & Purchased Grave £125.00


Page 3 of Parish Council Minutes dated 28th January 2001

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Abandoned car: The Clerk was asked to report an abandoned car by Allington bridge to KDC.

Street Light: Light No.1 is not working the Clerk will report it.

Meeting closed at 8.05pm



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January 31, 2001

31st January 2001

MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 31st January 2001


PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mrs Currie, Mrs Riseley- Prichard
Mr. Butcher, Mrs Butcher), Dr Hollway

APOLOGIES:
Cllr Willmott (WCC), J. Combe (KDC), Mr Hunt, Mrs Daw

MINUTES
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 29th November 2000 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

MATTERS ARISING

Millennium Committee: No news.

Allington Corner: No news

Recycle bins; The councillors asked that the Mr & Mrs Lawrence be contacted regarding the proposed re-citing as they were unsure they had given their agreement. Kennet are still liasing with Hills Waste regarding resurfacing.

Rubbish: Humberts will be contacting Mr Game.


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

Village Hall: The new Chairman is Paul Oakley. Finances are healthy so there is no heating surcharge. Plans are being drawn up for showers for the Football Club who will finance it.


PCC: Annual Meeting will be held April 24th everyone is welcome. The Christmas services were well attended.

FtPs: Drewitts Lane Ftpath 3/4 banks – the footpath warden suggested grass as being the most effective at stopping erosion. The Clerk was asked to find out who would do it. There is a lot of tree pruning near the allotment path, Mr Game will be clearing it.

Transport: None.

Leisure Facilities:
Play Area: Cycle Track is awaiting good weather before being commenced. A sign needs to be organised. The councillors asked that the insurance company be contacted regarding the exact wording required.
Page 2 of Parish Council Minutes dated 31st January 2001

Cradle seats and rubber tiles – the Clerk has asked for quotes for these from four companies and will pass on this information to Mrs Butcher to review and make a recommendation at the next meeting.
Insurance assets need to be re-valued before the next audit the clerk will have to contact various organisations to have them evaluated.
A grant application to The Countryside Agency for the access point onto the Green was refused.

CORRESPONDENCE

Planning:
Planning Permissions
K/040524 Mr & Mrs cooper Townsend Cottage, All Cannings. To fell a Sycamore
K/040201/L Mr & Mrs Currie, Rose Cottage, All Cannings. To erect a conservatory.
K/040231 Mr & Mrs Currie, Rose Cottage, All Cannings. To erect a conservatory
Planning Applications
K/040625 Mr & Mrs Goodall, Thornycroft, All Cannings. Demolition of existing garage and replacement of outbuilding.
K/040623/L Mr & Mrs Goodall, Thornycroft, All Cannings. Demolition of existing garage and replacement of outbuilding.
K/040607/T Mr & Mrs N. Miedzianinski-Sinclair Grange Cottage, All Cannings. To remove a Sycamore.

All Cannings Village Hall: A notice for the licence renewal granted was received and will be put up on the notice-board.

Devizes Courthouse: A letter from Charlton & Wilsford Parish Council was received informing us that the Courthouse in Devizes is under threat and all business will be carried out in Salisbury. They were seeking the council’s support in writing to the Wiltshire Magistrates’ Committee to object to the closure. The Clerk was asked to do so.

Best Kept Village Competition: Entry forms for 2001 competition have been received, the Clerk was asked to enter All Cannings and post up when the judges would be coming round.

Devizes & District Link: A letter of thanks was received for the donation of £50 given in December last year.

Police Mobile Station: A letter from Devizes Police was received asking if All Cannings has an event at a weekend where local residents would be in attendance. If the council were interested then would we contact them with a possible date. It was suggested that the School Fete would be an appropriate event Mrs Riseley –Prichard would let the Clerk know the date.


Page 3 of Parish Council Minutes dated 31st January 2001

ACCOUNTS

One cheque was submitted for signature.
31st Jan A.C.Village Hall Nov hire £6.12

Subscription for NALC membership due £9.99. The council will continue its subscription


ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Abandoned car: The Clerk was asked to report an abandoned car by Allington bridge to KDC.

Meeting closed at 8.15pm



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