MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 26th November 2014
PRESENT: Cllr. L. Sharpe, Cllr. S. Butcher Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay,
Cllr. R. Daw, Cllr. P. Whitehead (Wilts Council).
Apologies: Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. I. Williams.
One member of the public attended
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 29th October, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.
Cllr. Gray gave the meeting an update on the position regarding the broadband facility in the area. He circulated a letter for approval and advised that 170 signatures in support of the petition had been subscribed.
Village Community Store: Nothing to report.
PCC: Churchyard: Await Mike Burns commencing work on trees in the Churchyard.
Collapsed Tomb: Faculty application completed and forwarded to the Diocese of Salisbury.
Cemetery: New bench has been installed. Insurance company has been advised. Topple tests carried out on several gravestones. Thanks to Cllr. Butcher.
Village Green: Cllr. Butcher showed the council a layout for potential new play area equipment. Cllr. Whitehead suggested approaching the Lottery Fund for a major contribution towards the cost, also to apply to Devizes Area Board for a grant. Cost of the removal of the existing equipment to be investigated. Litter by clatterbridge to be cleared.
Pre-School: Bubble and Chat now closed.
Glebe Field: Nothing to report.
All Cannings Primary School: Christmas fare arranged.
Village Hall: Work on repairs has now commenced. See correspondence.
Concert at the Kings: Proceeds of £7000.00 kindly donated by the organisers of the concert to be allocated as follows: Village Hall: £4000.00
Village School: £1000.00
Cricket Club: £500.00
Concert at the Kings and Parish Council: Letters of thanks received from Isabel Lane, Chairman of the village hall committee and Richard Borman, Head Teacher at the Primary School. Also a letter from Graham Bird, All Cannings First Responders for the donations from the Concert and the PC. Fund will go towards a defibrillator to be installed at the village hall.
Work to Trees in a Con Area
Proposal: Request reinstatement of lapsed permission ref E/1211/TCA to fell 3 leylandii, 2 walnut trees, 1 beech tree, 1 Silver Birch and 3 fir/spruce trees. Also reduction of branches on another walnut tree and reduction of 2 further leylandii to 5 Metres.
At: Moorlands The Street All Cannings Devizes. No objections.
Nine cheques presented for signature
000980 Countrywide Grass Cutting £332.10
000981 F A Coles Grass Cutting £794.30
000982 J R Scott Clerk’s Salary £336.80
000983 HMRC Income Tax £84.20
000984 J R Scott Clerk’s Expenses £6.36 000985 David Owen & Co PAYE Fee £31.80
000986 AC Village Hall Hall Rental £12.00
000987 Devizes and District Link Donation £50.00
000988 Community First Donation £50.00
Donations of £50.00 made to both Devizes and District Link and Community First.
Precept: Proposal for an increase of 9.69% approved by the PC.
Cherry trees at the Pound require replacing.
Train timetable from Pewsey will remain the same for the next three and a half years.
Community speed watch recommended following Metro Count details.
Meeting closed at 8.42pm.
Next Meeting Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 7.30pm.