Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 30th July 2014



PRESENT:        Cllr. A. Gray, (acting chairman),                                

                        Cllr. K. Gay, Cllr. R. Daw,

                          Cllr. I Williams, Cllr. P. Whitehead (Wilts Council)


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. S. Butcher, Cllr. D Tilley.


Election of Chairman and Vic-Chairman was deferred until the next Parish Council meeting.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 25th June, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.




See reports


The subject of the planning application reference the Allington Dairy was discussed.

Enquiries to be made by councillor Whitehead.




Village Community Store: Sue has retired as the shop manager. Tracey Hepplestone has appointed as replacement.

PCC: Churchyard: Tree survey carried out. Await Mike Burns commencing work at the churchyard.

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 with the PCC at the collapsed tomb permission was granted for this work to be carried out. Permission given by the Diocese for work to proceed subject to a retrospective Faculty application. Faculty application received.

Cemetery: Bench with a value of £349.00 has been stolenfrom the cemetery. It was decided to purchase a new bench in the autumn with the possibility of utilising smart water security to avoid it being stolen. Tap in cemetery leaking.

Village Green:  Nothing to report.

Village Hall/Pre-School: Request for litter bin to be relocated due to aroma from dog waste.

Wiltshire Highways advised that the bin is the property of the PC, but could be relocated to the side of the hall. Request from Village Hall Committee for funding from the donation the PC received from “Concert at the Kings”.

Glebe Field: All cut back.

All Cannings Primary School: Nothing to report.

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




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

CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2014: Laurence Kitching Award for previous winners of the County Round, a competition to find the “Winner of Winners” was judged on Wednesday 6th August. Results are as follows: 1st Great Hinton, 2nd Dinton, 3rd All Cannings,

4th Burbage, 5th Hilperton. “Our congratulations go to great Hinton on a tremendous result for them but we would like to commend all the villages for the hard work that you put in to prepare for the competition”.










Ten cheques presented for signature



000948              Salisbury DBF                Glebe Field Contract                             £150.00

000949              David Owen & Co          Internal Audit                             £396.00

000950              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Expenses                      £49.07

000951              BWBSL                         Cemetery Water Rates               £55.80

000952              Countrywide                  Additional Invoice                      £34.80

000953              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                            £324.00

000954              HMRC                           Income Tax Clerk’s Salary          £84.20

000955              David Owen & Co          PAYE Fee                                 £31.80

000956              J R Scott                      Poop-Scoop Bags                    £59.72

000957              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                                £24.00



Annual Return: The Annual Return has been forwarded to Grant Thornton, External Auditors, for approval.





Filming of meetings now allowed.

Hedge at the Pound: Sarah Hanks, Wilts Highways to be advised.

Trains: Claire Perry MP, Transport Dept. pursuing train situation regarding Great Bedwin.

Possibility of Corsham Station being reopened. 




Meeting closed at 8.40pm.




Chairman                                  Date





Next Meeting Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 7.30pm.