Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th January 2015


PRESENT:        Cllr. L. Sharpe, 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


Ian Rose, DCAP, attended the meeting. He advised of a forum which has been arranged and extended an invitation for some of the councillors to attend. The forum will be addressing information regarding a core strategy and to form a committee to investigate a local plan of development of an infrastructure for the village.  




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 26th November, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.



See reports




Village Community Store: Nothing to report.

PCC: Churchyard: Await Mike Burns commencing work on trees in the Churchyard.

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

Await their decision on a retrospective faculty. Jason Wilcox, Stonemason, to be contacted.

Cemetery: Insurance Company reimbursed £362.00 towards the total cost of the stolen bench. Topple tests carried out on several gravestones. Repairs to be carried out.

Laurel bushes to be cut back. Tree surgeon to be contacted.

Village Green: Updating of play equipment being pursued by Cllr. Butcher.

Pre-School: On-line fundraising auction to be arranged. .

Glebe Field: Nothing to report.

All Cannings Primary School: Holding an on-line fundraising auction.

Village Hall: Work on repairs has now commenced. See correspondence.

Allotments: Quotation for the replacement of fencing received from South West Fencing and Supplies, via the Allotment Society.




Planning Application 14/06338/TCA: Complaint from Debbie Pye regarding the felling of a large Horse Chestnut tree at Timeless House, The Street All Cannings.

“I am very disappointed that the Council did not seek the views of the residents in Wycombe Lane about the removal of yet another beautiful tree at Timeless House”

I have advised her of the comments from the Parish Council and passed the complaint to the Planning Office at Wiltshire Council to enable them to deal with the problem direct.


Sarsen Trail Sponsored Walk: To take place Sunday 3rd May 2015.


Village Hall: The Committee and Trustees of the Village hall have announced a significant development programme for the historic Village hall. This will allow the improvement of the working conditions and facilities for all hall users. It is likely that the whole project will cost £25,000.




Work to Trees in a Con Area

Application Ref: 15/00438/TCA

Proposal: Apple tree – prune back to previous good growth points.  

At: White Rose Cottage 39 The Street All Cannings Devizes. No objections.

Application Ref: E/10/1198/TCA

At: 8 Matthews Close All Cannings Devizes

Pollard two trees in the rear garden. No objections





Six cheques presented for signature


000989              Community First                   Donation                            £50.00

000990              Salisbury DBF                     Glebe Field Rental               £225.00

000991              BWBSL                                Cemetery Water Rates        £19.97

000992              J R Scott                              Clerk’s Expenses               £21.45                                000993              Countrywide                        Grass Cutting (two months)  £664.20

000994              AC Village Hall                     Hall Rental                            £12.00




Cllr. Gray brought the council up to date regarding broadband availability in the village.

Train timetable from Pewsey will remain the same for the next three and a half years.

Community speed watch recommended following Metro Count.

Cllr. Tilley asked if the responsibility for the Churchyard could be passed on to Wiltshire Council as it is a drain on Parish Council resources.


Meeting closed at 8.50pm.



Chairman                                  Date



Next Meeting Tuesday 24th February 2015 at 7.30pm.