Held in All Cannings Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 30th September 2015



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

                          Cllr. R. Daw, Cllr, I. Williams, Cllr. A. McDonald.


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


PUBLIC: Three members of the public attended.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 24th June had one amendment, the word chute to be replaced slide under AOB on page two, and were then signed by the chairman.




Remaining street lighting repairs in hand.




Village Community Store: Held a successful wine tasting evening.

PCC: Churchyard: Collapsed Tomb: Faculty sign off nearly complete. It was noted Poulshot Cemetery had similar problems and suggested that contact was made to see what permissions they had got.

The grass cutting in the churchyard has improved.

Cemetery: Cemetary rates do not include a bin, and so the council removed it. Awaiting response from the council with regards to the cost of a bin

Village Green: Playground equipment due on the 19th October.
QEII field has had a new plaque delivered, Cllr’s Tilley & Gay to replace the old one.
There have been complaints about the quality of grass cutting and mess left. Jim Scott to speak to liaise.

Pre-School: Coffee morning to be held at the pre-school on 7th October.

Glebe Field: The sign has worked well and the gate is kept closed. Clarified during the meeting that if people wish to use the field for parking for weddings, they are to contact the Parish Clerk.

All Cannings Primary School: Nothing to report.

Village Hall: Kitchen and toilets now refurbished.
Question was raised if the bin outside could be moved further from the bench – not logistically viable.

Allotments: Simon Collier from the Allotment Association (ACAS) attended the meeting, seeking assistance towards new fencing around the perimeter of the allotment. His proposal is a three way split between Concert at the Kings, Parish Council and the Allotment Association. He is in the process of getting quotations and will submit these to the council for review when they arrive.

Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS): Quote sent, awaiting a response.





Rosie Lock: Request submitted for litter picking tools, agreed in principle that the council would support this request.

Village Hall: Parish Council was copied in on a letter of thanks to Concert at the Kings, thanking them for the donation from the 2015 concert.

Allotments: Simon Collier put forward the above mentioned request in writing.
CPRE Wiltshire: Report received confirming the village came second place in the competition. The Village Hall and local maps were highlighted as areas of improvement.








Six cheques were presented for signature over the summer when there was no meeting.


001028              Viridor Waste Management                                            £1977.58

001229              All Cannings Cricket Club                                               £500.00

001030              All Cannings Village Hall                                                £2000.00

001031              Countrywide Grass Cutting                                             £335.80

001032              All Cannings Primary School                                          £1780.00

001033              Batt Broadbent Solicitors                                               £185.80


Six cheques were presented for signature at the meeting.


001034              Countrywide Grass Cutting                                             £335.80

001035              F.A. Coles Grasscutting                                                 £803.50

001036              J.R. Scott                                                                     £336.80

001037              Clerks Expenses                                                           £38.11

001039              H.M.R.C.                                                                       £84.20

001040              Grant Thornton                                                              £120.00

001041              David Owen & Co                                                          £34.20








·         Changing livery of the trains was discussed, and possible local impact.

·         At the time of the meeting Allington still had no super-fast broadband.

·         Hedge by The Pound still overgrown – Barry Smith to be written to about this.

·         A big vote of thanks was given to Jim Scott for his thirteen years work as Parish Clerk.

·         Address to be updated at Lloyds bank to that of Kate Asbury. Remaining members of council without signatory rights to go into Lloyds of Devizes and hand in paperwork allowing them to become signatories.



Meeting closed at 9.03pm.





Chairman                                  Date





Next Meeting: Wednesday 28th September 2015 at 7.30pm.