Held in All Cannings Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 25th November 2015


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

                         Cllr. I. Williams, Cllr. A. McDonald. Cllr. P. Whitehead, (Wilts. Council)


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. R. Daw,


PUBLIC: Two members of the public attended.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 28th October had one amendment, a correction to a typographical error in November. They were then signed off.




Village Community Store: Held a successful 10th Anniversary celebration. A new pinny was presented to the volunteers, and the raffle raised around £300 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

PCC: Churchyard: Faculty sign off complete.

Cemetery: Wiltshire waste offer an on demand collection service with a 50p a week rental, each collection is around £5.

A lot of people are leaving their rubbish bagged, so it was proposed a sign be erected asking people to take their waste home with them. Action – CLLR. D. TILLEY

A letter was received stating the tap in the cemetery had failed complCllr, I. Williamsce test, and the PC had three months to fix this. Action - CLLR. D. TILLEY

Village Green: Opening successful, article in the press and on the village website. Viridor were unable to attend due to illness.

Pre-School: They have appointed a new chair and treasurer.

Glebe Field: Conditions by the gate were bad. Traffic flow very low though.

All Cannings Primary School: Cllr. I. Williams to introduce himself as ACPC liaison. Action – CLLR. I. WILLIAMS

They are holding a Christmas fair on the 12th December.

Village Hall: Bin had been moved, it was suggested to leave it in it’s new spot unless anybody complained.

Allotments: South West had provided the most favourable quote. It was suggested to make the fencing a little higher so people use the gates, rather than hop over the fence.
The state of the pathways surrounding the allotment was also mentioned, and could they be improved. Suggested that a working group be formed as a project. Action – Cllr A McDonald/Cllr. I. Williams
Simon Collier advised the allotment fund currently has around £360 available, and they would be looking to the Parish Council and Concert for the rest. Cllr. S. Butcher to liaise with Concert to see what they could contribute. Agreed in principle so a decision and payment could be made at the January meeting. Action- CLLR. S. BUTCHER

Footpaths: PIGS Deadline has passed, no news yet.

Kev mentioned he would tidy up the footpath around The Moor. Belinda Mead also mentioned that the footpath between the pub and The Moor was a mess. It was mentioned that the My Wiltshire app was a good way for anybody to register any issues. Clerk to put a poster on the noticeboards. Action – Kate Asbury




Claire Perry had sent out a forum invitation in Marlborough on the 15th January.

Belinda Mead had emailed about the possibility of street lighting being turned off after midnight. Cllr Whitehead said this had been implemented in some towns, and would be looked into for parishes in 2016.

Belinda had also mentioned underground cabling. There is a grant in existence, Cllr Whitehead advised full details online. Clerk to seek out link and send out to other councillors to look at. Action – Kate Asbury

Devizes Link had requested a donation. As per previous years it was agreed to donate £50. Action – Kate Asbury




15/11029 – Cllr. S. Butcher declared an interest






All approved with no objection.



The precept was agreed at a 10% increase from the previous year.


Three cheques were presented for signature at the meeting.


001047              Countrywide Grass Cutting                                             £335.80

001048              Village Hall Rent                                                            £15

001049              K Asbury expenses                                                       £15






Cllr Whitehead mentioned that the council may be willing to pass ownership of some village land over to the Parish Council – something to be thought about and discussed in the future.


Remembrance Day – very moving, with a very well delivered and thought provoking service.

Fracking – Cllr Whitehead said no sites in Wiltshire have been highlighted as potential. Dorset, Sussex and Surrey do have fracking.


Cllr. S. Butcher attended the Devizes Area Board meeting where they had discussed Julia’s House, The Daisy Unit and an Urgent Care Centre Unit.



Meeting closed at 9.43pm.



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Next Meeting: Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 7.30pm.