Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 29th October 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).


Three members of the public attended




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 24th September, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.


Ian Johnson attended the meeting to discuss the current situation regarding Broadband and the current situation at the Village Hall. It was decided to raise a petition and send a letter to Open Reach. Information regarding the petition will be placed on the website. Posters and leaflets will be displayed.

Various repairs are urgently required at the Village Hall. Leaking roof, damp proofing, (which includes re-plastering and electrical work) re-pointing of the outside wall and the installation of nine channel gratings The pull-in repairs are in hand with work to commence in November with the cost shared by the shop. 



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Village Community Store: Nothing to report.

PCC: Churchyard: Tree survey carried out. Await Mike Burns commencing work at the Churchyard. A donation of £50.00 from the Parish Council towards the cost of a wreath, which will be laid at the Memorial on 9th November. Receipt and thanks received from the Royal British Legion.

Collapsed Tomb: Faculty application to be completed and forwarded to the Diocese of Salisbury.

Cemetery: New bench has been purchased. Insurance company will be advised. Tap in cemetery leaking.  Matter discussed with Wessex Water who have given a rebate of £37.27 from the previous bill of £55.80. Topple tests carried out on several gravestones. Thanks to Cllr. Butcher.

Village Green:  Several repairs have been carried out on Play Area equipment.

Thanks to Cllr. Gay.

Pre-School: Bonfire for fund raising arranged for 1st November at the Pub Field.

Glebe Field: Nothing to report.

All Cannings Primary School: Christmas shopping evening to be held on 21st November.

Twelve entries have been received for the Dog Waste Competition. Laminated posters will be displayed in the village.

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




Concert at the Kings: Proceeds of £7000.00 kindly donated by the organisers of the concert to be allocated as follows: Village Hall:      £4000.00

                                        Village School: £1000.00

                                         Cricket Club:    £500.00

                                        Defibrillator:     £375.00

                                         Reserve:          £1125.00


Wiltshire Wildlife Trust: Sarsen Trail Sunday 3rd May 2015. Request made regarding the attendance of a Marshall at the Patney rail crossing.









Application for Full Planning

14/08532/FUL: Proposed single storey extension to create garden room, extension to outbuilding to create work-from-home office.

At: Old Well House 67 The Street All Cannings Devizes No objections.

Work to Trees in a Con Area

14/09532/TCA: Reduce Conifer to hedge level (6-7 feet).

At: 42 The Street All Cannings Devizes. No objections.





Ten cheques presented for signature

000969              AC Cricket Club                   Donation from the Concert  £500.00

000970              Royal British Legion            Memorial Wreath                 £50.00

000971              AC Primary School              Donation from the Concert   £1000.00

000972              Defibrillator                         Donation from the Concert   £375.00

000973              AC Village Hall                    Donation from the Concert   £4000.00

000974 Glasdon UK Ltd                   Cemetery Bench                  £462.08

000975              Countrywide                        Grass Cutting                      £332.10

000976              J R Scott                            Clerk’s Expenses                £794.38

000977              Cllr K Gay                           Play Area Repairs                £95.74

000978              Defibrillator                         Donation from PC               £375.00


Wessex Water: Rebate of £37.27 received from previous bill of £58.49 for the leak allowance due to the leaking tap at the cemetery.   




No update on current train situation

Coate Road Development: Permission for planning overturned by Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Minister for Faith, despite permission having been granted by the Planning Inspector.



Meeting closed at 8.27pm.



Chairman                                  Date



Next Meeting Wednesday 26th November2014 at 7.30pm.