Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th September 2013


PRESENT:        Cllr. L.Sharpe, (in the chair),                                      

                        Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. S. Butcher, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay,

Cllr. Robbie Daw.


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. P. Whitehead (WC).


Three members of the public attended.



Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 31st July, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.



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Planning Applications:


Land at Cannings Cross Farm All Cannings

13/02869/FUL Creation of a long Barrow for storage of cremated remains

The above application was discussed regarding the proposed Long Barrow to provide a location and place for  people to place cremated remains in an environmentally safe way in a structure sympathetically formed within the landscape. It is hoped that the stonemason will use natural stone and positive comments have been received from English Heritage. Tim Daw reassured councillors that there would be six parking places at the Allington end and two disabled spaces at the Long Barrow. Parking at Woodway Bridge would be discouraged. No objection with the condition that there would be not be an increase in the size of the car park.



Work to Trees in a Cons Area


Drewitts Cottage Drewitts Lane All Cannings

13/04026/TCA (1) - Ash tree - reduce to approx. 2.5m pollard

                       (2) - No Cherry trees - prune to clear overhead wires        

                       (3) - Hawthorne tree – prune to clear overhead wires No objection.

Little Beeches Wycombe Lane All Cannings

13/03995/TCA Fell one lime tree and one Willow tree. No objection.

Bridge House Lipgate All Cannings

13/03065/TCA Fell Horse Chestnut Tree (1) and remove Conifer (2)

Bridge house Lipgate All Cannings No objection.




Village Community Store: French breakfast planned.

PCC: Churchyard:  Excellent work by James Long who has renovated theWar Memorial.

Wreath to be purchased for Armistice Day. Football Club to be asked to respect the two minutes silence. David Hobden to be advised that the question of ownership of the trees is being investigated. Overview to be obtained from the Diocese of Salisbury.

Cemetery: Bench has been purchased.

Village Green:  ROSPA inspection to be carried out during September.

Village Hall/Pre-School: Possibility of summerhouse replacing the shed. New chairman to be appointed.

Glebe Field: Letter sent to residents with property backing on to glebe field will be asked to refrain from dumping garden waste.

All Cannings Primary School: Car park to be improved. Raising money for outdoor learning







Eleven cheques presented for signature


000887 James Long (Masons) Ltd          Repairs to War Memorial            £580.00

000888 AC Village Hall                           Hall Rental                                £12.00

000889  Countrywide                              Grass Cutting                              £324.00

000890 Mrs E Osborne                          Paint for Telephone Box                        £79.50

000891 Grant Thornton                            External Audit                          £120.00

000892  Countrywide                              Grass Cutting                            £324.00

000893 F A Coles                                  Grass Cutting                            £775.00

000894 J R Scott                                   Clerk’s Salary                            £336.80

000895  J R Scott                                  Clerk’s Expenses                      £16.00

000896 HMRC                                       Income Tax on Clerk’s Salary     £84.20

000897 David Owen & Co                      PAYE Fee                                 £31.80 




Letter of thanks to be sent to Isabel Lane regarding the catering in the Village Hall for the Best Kept Village Presentations.


Thanks to the Community who helped towards the village achieving the Best Kept Village Award in the Medium Sized Village Category for the County of Wiltshire.

The prize money is £150.00 for winning the County round and £30.00 for winning the Kennet round. The question of how the money will be spent will be discussed at the next meeting.  


Letter to be sent to Barry Smith regarding overhanging branches/bushes at The Pound.


Proposal to plant poppies/flowers in the village.



 Meeting closed at 9.15pm.



Chairman                                  Date



Next PC Meeting Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 7.30pm.