Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 24th June 2015


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

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


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. I. Williams.




Andy McDonald was co-opted to the Office of Parish Councillor and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office. As a new Councillor Andy will now be required to submit his Register of Interests online.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 28th May having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.





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Village Community Store: Cllr. Gray to contact.

PCC: Churchyard: Collapsed Tomb; Retrospective Faculty approval received with various conditions, await response from the Diocese of Salisbury. Cllr. Tilley has laid a layer of shingle on the tomb as this was a condition for approval of the faculty. Liz Sharpe to be contacted.

Cemetery Topple test to be done annually on memorial stones.

Village Green: Meeting to discuss proposals for play equipment to be arranged.

Further quotation to be pursued. Existing equipment will be removed. Football team to be contacted regarding the rental of the pitch.

Pre-School: Will be moving temporarily to the school owing to the village hall closure for two months..

Glebe Field: Check situation regarding parking on the field.

All Cannings Primary School: Nothing to report.

Village Hall: Work on repairs has now commenced. Grant received for £15,000.

Confirmation that the hall will be closed for renovation and repairs during July and August.

Allotments: Nothing to report.



Wiltshire Council: Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor received from the Electoral Services, to be displayed in the Parish noticeboards for a period of fourteen working days.

As part of the 2015/16 budget-making process Wiltshire Council has resolved to recharge the cost of parish council elections back to parish councils.   

NS&I Investment Account: Resolution appointing signatories carried unanimously at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 24th June 2015.

CPRE: Invitations for the Laurence Kitching Award, Winner of Winners competition received. Application completed and forwarded to CPRE.

Two applications for the position of Parish Clerk/Financial Officer received. Interviews to be arrange for early July.

Wiltshire Council Metro Count Speed Survey: A total of 1536 vehicles were checked. The 85th percentile was 28.3mph (the percentile is the speed at which 85% is travelling at or below) They will not accept another count request for this location or close surrounding area for another 12 months.






Application Ref: 15/05437/TCA

Application for: Work to Trees in a Cons Area

Proposal: Fell six leylandii to  ground level and grind out stumps.

At: Sycamores, The Street All Cannings, SN10 3PA

No objections



Eleven cheques presented for signature


001014              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                               £13.00

001015              F A Coles                     Grass Cutting                           £803.50        

001016              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                             £335.80

001017              David Owen & Co           Audit Fee                                 £420.00

001018              David Owen & Co          PAYE Fee                                £34.80

001019              HMRC                           Income Tax-Clerk’s Salary         £84.20

001020              Rowan Tree                   Tree Surgery                            £120.00

001021              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Salary                           £336.80

001022              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Expenses                     £22.00

001023              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental-Two Months            £26.00

001024              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                               £13.00


Annual Return: The annual return of the accounts 2014/15 having been audited and approved by David Owen & Co, Internal Auditors, were approved by the Parish Council and will now be forwarded to Grant Thornton, appointed by the Audit Commission.       



Street lights at Darkeys Lane and Chandlers Lane to be reported as faulty.

Problem with overgrown hedges in Townsend to be published in the local newsletter.

Allington Dairy open day to be held on 1st July.

Cllr. Butcher reported on the progress of the application for a grant for new equipment at the Play Area. Preferred application for £20,000. Revised quotes required by July 6th.

Manufacturer to be asked regarding disabled usage.




Meeting closed at 8.40pm.



Chairman                                  Date



Next Meeting: Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 7.30pm.



Venue: All Saints Church