Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th June 2014



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

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

                          Cllr. I Williams.


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. P. Whitehead (Wilts. Council).


Two members of the public attended.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 28th May, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.


Community First: Alex North from the Good Neighbours organisation informed the meeting of how he can assist with various topics for the community. Alex has taken over from Caroline Culley and can be contacted on 07557 922027. He will continue to action the pub lunches on the second Tuesday of each month.




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Village Community Store: Tracey Hepplestone to be appointed as the new manager.

PCC: Churchyard: Tree survey carried out.

Collapsed tomb: The parish council agreed to pay for the work essential in making the area safe at a cost of £520.00 plus vat. Following a meeting of the PCC permission was granted for the work to be carried out. A request was made from the PCC to restore the kerbs to their former state. The quotation for the extra work involved was obtained the cost being £378.00 plus vat. As the additional work requested is costly the PCC to be asked to fund the extra work if they would like it to go ahead. Permission given by the Diocese for work to proceed. Retrospective faculty received.

Cemetery: Bench with a vale of £349.00 has been stolenfrom the cemetery. Insurance claim to be investigated.

Village Green:  Play equipment requires repair again. Cllr. Gay was thanked for attending to the repairs.

Village Hall/Pre-School: Quotation received regarding grass cutting at the area behind the hall..

Glebe Field: Simon Collier, chairman of the allotment society to be contacted regarding drainage at the path adjacent to the allotments. Rubbish being dumped on parts of the field.

All Cannings Primary School: School fete will be held on the 28th June 2014. Permission to park on the glebe field granted.

Allotments: Complaint received regarding waste being dumped on the field.




WC: Application for metro-count received and acknowledged with detailed map etc. supplied. Equipment to be installed to monitor the speed of vehicles in The Street.

CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2014: All Cannings have been entered in the Laurence Kitching Award for previous winners of the County Round, a competition to find the  “Winner of Winners”. Villages who won the County Round of the best Kept Village Competitions in 2012 and 2013 are automatically exclude from the main competition for two years. The six eligible villages are Hilperton, Dinton, Great Hinton, Burbage, All Cannings and


WC: ‘C8’ road from Devizes to Alton Barnes to be closed in stages for resurfacing.


Application Ref: 14/05201/FUL

Application for: Full Planning

Proposal: Two storey rear extension. Replacement porch.

At: 47 The Street All Cannings Devizes. No objections.




Four cheques presented for signature


000944              F A Coles                     Grass Cutting                            £794.88

000945              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                            £324.00

000946              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Salary                            £336.80

000940              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                                £12.00


Annual Return: The Annual Return of the Accounts 2013/2014 having been audited and approved by David Owen & Co, Internal Auditors, were approved by the Parish Council. The Annual Return will now be forwarded to Grant Thornton, External Auditors, appointed by the Audit Commission. 




Concert at the Kings Presentation: Cheques to the value of £14.000.00 were presented to Above And Beyond and MacMillan Cancer Support. The Parish Council were presented with a cheque for £7000.00 which will go towards the benefit of the village.

Tickets sold for the concert totalled approximately 4,400.


Circular seat on the Pound requires repair.

Letter of thanks to be sent to Sue Williams regarding flowers at the Tumlins sign.

Grass to be cut at the ‘Z’ bend on the Patney Road.

Letter to be sent by Cllr. Gray regarding train serviced through Pewsey.




Meeting closed at 9.14pm.




Chairman                                  Date




Next Meeting Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 7.30pm.