Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 26th March 2014


PRESENT:        Cllr. L. Sharpe, (in the chair),                                     

                        Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay, Cllr. P. Whitehead (WC).


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. S. Butcher,Cllr. R. Daw.


Two members of the public attended.



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




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Allotments: Simon Collier, chairman of the allotment society advised that the tenancy now has full occupancy. He asked if the parish council would consider assisting with funding of repairs to the fencing. Simon will get estimates for the cost involved and confirmed that volunteers could do the necessary labour. He also raised the subject of drainage regarding flooding and discussion followed how to tackle the problem. Cllr. Whitehead advised that there may be funding available from Devizes Area Board. Permission will be required from the Diocese of Salisbury before any work can commence.


Village Community Store: Wine tasting event to be held.

PCC: Churchyard: The immediate concern regarding some of the trees will be addressed by commissioning a tree survey to be carried out by a suitably qualified tree surgeon.  Subsidence reported on two of the tombs/graves owing to the recent heavy rain. Both areas have been cordoned off to prevent any accidents. The church has no records of interments.  Sheila and Peter Griffin kindly assisted with the investigation into obtaining advice regarding the procedure for repairs from the Diocese of Salisbury. At present we require a response from the Records Office to identify the family. We need to publicise the matter as widely as possible in the PCC Newsletter etc. If we receive no response the parish council will require a faculty prior to starting any work. Grass cutting complimented.

Cemetery: Cemetery and churchyard regulations to be inserted on the website.

Village Green:  Notices put up and article published in the church newsletter regarding dog fouling. Request from Bishops Canning’s youth team to lease the football pitch next season.

One of the litter bins to be re-allocated at Pub Lane.

Village Hall/Pre-School: Village hall committee are sourcing funding to improve the hall.

Pre-school to up its fund raising. Now able to take two year old children.

Glebe Field: Complaint received regarding allotment waste which has been left on the field.

All Cannings Primary School: School are the County netball champions. School has agreed

To cooperate by encouraging children to pick up waste after their dogs and to run a poster competition.  




James Long (Masons) Ltd: Survey only covers tombstones in the churchyard which they have repaired.

Best Kept Village Competition: Having been successful in the medium sized category of the competition the village will now be entered automatically into the competition for the Lawrence Kitching Award.







Application Ref: 14/03070/TCA

Application for Work to Trees in a Cons Area

Proposal: Apple tree – reduce by 30%

At: 44 The Street All Cannings Devizes


Application Ref: 14/02013/FUL

Application for Full Planning

Proposal: Proposed removal of existing glazed porch and replace with a new single storey porch and workshop

At: 6 Chandlers Close All Cannings Devizes








Seven cheques presented for signature


000924              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                            £324.00

000925              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Expenses                      £10.00

000926              F A Coles                     Grass Cutting                            £775.00

000927               J R Scott                     Clerk’s Salary                            £336.80

000928              HMRC                          Income Tax                               £84.20

000929              David Owen & Co          PAYE Fee                                 £31.80

000930              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                                £12.00




Parish council notice boards are being replaced.

Improvements to Broadband being dealt with by BT.





 Meeting closed at 9.14pm.



Chairman                                  Date



Next Meeting Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 7.00pm.


Annual Parish Meeting followed by regular PC Meeting