Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 24th September 2014



PRESENT:        Cllr. L. Sharpe, Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. S. Butcher Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay,

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


Election of Chairman

Cllr L. Sharpe was duly elected and took the chair

Proposed by Cllr. D. Tilley, seconded by Cllr. I. Williams


Election of Vice-Chairman

Cllr. D. Tilley was duly elected.

Proposed by Cllr. K. Gay, seconded by Cllr. A. Gray


One member of the public attended.



Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 30th July, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.


Graham Bird, First Responders, advised of their proposal to install a defibrillator at the village hall. The cost would be £750.00. The Parish Council agreed to fund half the cost of the installation i.e. £375.00. Permission to be obtained from the Village Hall Committee to proceed with the installation.



See reports




Village Community Store: Tracey Hepplestone has been appointed as shop manager.

PCC: Churchyard: Tree survey carried out. Await Mike Burns commencing work at the churchyard. Rosie Lock and David Hobden have offered to prune some of the trees in the churchyard. This work would be carried out at their own risk as the PC’s insurance does not cover any work in 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. The work has now been completed. Permission had been given by the Diocese for work to proceed, subject to a retrospective Faculty Application being completed.

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:  ROSPA report advised that several items on the village play equipment

In need of repair.

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”. Problems with damp being addressed.

Glebe Field: All cut back.

All Cannings Primary School: New site for Forest School donated by Cllr. Daw.

Allotments: Some of the plot holders are giving up their allotments. Replacement holders have been allocated.









Special Planning Meeting held 09/09/2014


14//07622/FUL: Proposed agricultural storage building.

At: Land of Lipgate All Cannings Devizes

No objections. Screening and trenching of services should be a requirement.

14/07671/FUL: Conversion of agricultural barn to agricultural workers’ dwelling.

At: Manor Farm Allington Devizes

No objections. The parish Council agree that paragraph 2.5 of the Background and Site

History should be adhered to.

14/072796/FUL: Extension of garage with first floor extension over.

At: 3 Tumlins All Cannings Devizes

No objections. Concerns over deliveries during school pick up and drop off times as the location is directly opposite the school.


Work to Trees in Cons Area

14/07774/TCA: Various Work to 28 trees.

At: 5 Matthews Close All Cannings Devizes. No objections.



14/08727/FUL: Single storey side extension, replace external wall tiles with timber cladding (West elevation to be rendered) Replace existing roof tiles with slate tiles, solar panels to garage roof, alterations to window and door openings, Juliet balcony to master bedroom and installation of an air source pump.

At: 5 Matthews Close All cannings Devizes. No objections.



Eight cheques presented for signature 09/09/2014

000958              AC Village Hall                     Hall Rental (Two months)    £24.00

000959              J R Scott                            Clerk’s Salary                      £336.80

000960              James Long (Masons) Ltd   Repairs to Vault                   £624.00

000961              Countrywide                        Grass Cutting (two months)  £664.20

000962              E M Osborne                      Painting Play Area               £30.00

000963              J R Scott                            Clerk’s Expenses                £45.00

000964              Grant Thornton                    External Audit                     £120.00

000965              F A Coles                           Grass Cutting                      £794.38

Three cheques presented for signature 24/09/2014

000966              Play Safety Ltd                               ROSPA Report                    £121.20

000967              David Owen & Co                PAYE Fee                           £33.00

000968              HMRC                                 Income tax-Clerk’s Salary     £84.20 


Annual Return: The Annual Return has been approved by Grant Thornton, External Auditors, on behalf of the Audit Commission.



Tipple test to be implemented at the cemetery.

A361 road closures at Bishop’s Cannings.


Meeting closed at 8.45pm.


Chairman                                  Date


Next Meeting Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 7.30pm.