Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th November 2012


PRESENT:       Cllr. C. Butcher, (in the chair),                      

                            Cllr. S. Butcher, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay, Cllr. L. Sharpe,

                            Cllr. L. Grundy (WC)       


Six members of the public attended.




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




Woodland Project:  Risk assessment revealed that there is a significant health hazard caused by the discharge of untreated sewage into the ditch between the Sheeppool Meadow and the Kings Copse. Request for Parish Council to take up this situation with Wessex Water. Steering Group cannot accept risks involved inherent in the situation and cannot proceed with their part of the licence agreement and the planting has been cancelled.


Robotic Dairy in Allington - Submission the Council: The views of a number of residents in Allington were expressed by Andrew Potts and Air Vice Marshal Richard Riseley-Pritchard. The Chairman explained that the planning application had not yet been received by the PC. They wanted to ensure the PC is officially aware of the proposed development and that a sizeable number of residents are strongly opposed to the siting of the building.


Best Kept Village Competition: Certificates were presented to the chairman by Alan Canon for first place in the Kennet Medium Village Category and second place in the County Round together with a cheque for £41.66. Susanah McKim presented the chairman with a new award in memory of her husband who had been one of the judges from the scheme together with a cheque for £30.00




Woodland Project: The Butcher family has kindly offered to share their own land at Longmoor Field as an alternative venue for the project.

Village Community Store: Christmas fare to be held early December.

PCC:  Situation regarding damaged memorials ongoing. Councillor Tilley has done an excellent job in liaison with the PCC to formulate a new draft maintenance contract for the Churchyard. This matter will be discussed at the next meeting.

Cemetery: PC approval of £300.00 to cover the cost of a cemetery gate to provide access from Chandlers Lane. Fred Coles has submitted a quote of £245.00 to cut back bushes and trees at the cemetery which was approved by the PC.

Village Green: Nothing to report.

Village Hall: Improvements to the hall completed.

Glebe Field: Residents with property backing on to the allotments will be asked to refrain from dumping their garden waste there.

Kennet and Avon:  Nothing to report.

All Cannings Primary School: Drop off point at school working successfully.

Mobile classroom to be installed 5th December.

Contracts: Maintenance contracts for the churchyard, cemetery, glebe land, pound and pond to be approved. Also contracts for the maintenance of the village green and glebe field. Contractors to be advised that the contracts will be renewed from April 1st 2013 and quotations will be required.  



Work to Trees in a Conservation Area

Application Ref: E2012/1410/TCA

At: Grange Cottage Wycombe Lane All Cannings Devizes

Proposal: 1 – Rowan tree – fell

                  2 – Crab Apple tree – fell

       3 – Mixed Hedge – reduce height to previous growth points (approx. 2.5 m) Replacement trees proposed. No objection      

Application for Full Planning

Application Ref: E/2012/1398/FUL

At: Bridge Farm The Street All Cannings Devizes

Proposal:  Erection of agricultural workers dwelling to replace existing mobile home. Wood stain windows and subdued lighting proposed. No objection


Nine cheques presented for signature:

000830      F A Coles                                  Salary                           £510.56

000831      Cannings Cross Farms Ltd    Salary                         £665.38                  000832      J R Scott                           Salary                         £336.80

000833      HMRC                                        Income Tax               £84.20.

000834      J R Scott                                     Clerk’s Expenses      £51.75

000835      AC Village Hall                         Hall Rental                  £12.00

000836      James Long (Masons) Ltd     Churchyard Repairs  £660.00

000837      David Owen & Co                    PAYE Admin Fees    £31.20

000838      Devizes and District Link       Donation                    £50.00


AOB: Letter of thanks to Richard Drury.

Barge operators running generators until midnight. Situation to be  



Meeting closed at 9.44pm.


Chairman                               Date


Next PC Meeting 23rd January at 7.30pm.