Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 30th April 2014



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

                        Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. S. Butcher, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay, Cllr. R. Daw,

                          Cllr. P. Whitehead (WC).


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. I. Williams.



Three members of the public attended.




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





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Village Community Store: Big breakfast event to be held in May.

PCC: Churchyard: The immediate concern regarding some of the trees to 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. 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. James Long ( Masons) to be contacted for advice on the procedures to repair the large collapsed tomb.

Cemetery: Cemetery and churchyard regulations inserted on the website. Bushes to be cut back at field end of cemetery.

Village Green:  Notices put up and article published in the church newsletter regarding dog fouling. Litter bin cannot be re-allocated at Pub Lane as the land is Wadworth’s property.

Play equipment requires repair.

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

Pre-school to will be pro-active in its fund raising.

Glebe Field: Simon Collier, chairman to be contacted regarding drainage at the path adjacent to the allotments.

All Cannings Primary School: School fete will be held on the 28th June 2014. School has agreed to cooperate by encouraging children to pick up waste after their dogs and to run a poster competition.

Allotments: Complaint received regarding waste being dumped on the field.






Request from St John Ambulance for a donation towards funding. Request granted and a cheque for £50.00 will be forwarded to Kevin Dickens, Regional Fund Raising Co-ordinator.







Application Ref: 14/03448/FUL

Application for Full Planning

Proposal: Erection of single storey side extension, demolish existing garage and erection of replacement garage

At: South Farm All Cannings Devizes SN10 3JX No objections





Seven cheques presented for signature


000931              Wiltshire Council            Cemetery Rates             £54.17

000932              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                            £324.00

000933              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                                £12.00

000934               WALC                                      Annual Subscription                  £208.96

000935              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Expenses                      £16.00

000936              Albert James Daly         Reimbursement                         £200.00                                                             (Purchased Grave)                    

000937              St John Ambulance       Donation                                   £50.00





Parish council notice boards are being replaced.

Installation of improvement to Broadband being delayed.

Comments regarding speeding in the village.

Application for metro count strips to be made to monitor speed of traffic in the village.

Complaint received regarding lack of vision at some road junctions.

Contractor to be contacted regarding grass cutting behind the village hall.




 Meeting closed at 9.14pm.




Chairman                                  Date




Next Meeting Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 7.00pm.