Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 28th May 2014



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

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

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


APOLOGIES:   Cllr. K. Gay.


Two members of the public attended.




Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 30th April, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.




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Application Ref: 14/04366/FUL

Application for Full Planning

Proposal: Erection of agricultural building to be used for storage of agricultural machinery and implements necessary for the agricultural unit.

At: Cliff Farm All Cannings Devizes

The planning application on behalf of J M Bodman Ltd was discussed with James Hues. There were no objections but the following observations were made.

The Parish Council recommended screening and the trenching of all services.





Village Community Store: AGM to be held on the 10th June 2014. New manager to be appointed.

PCC: Churchyard: Tree survey carried out by a suitably qualified tree surgeon. Quotation of £100.00 plus vat approved for the necessary tree work to be carried out.  

Collapsed tomb: The parish council agreed to pay for the work essential in making the area safe at a cost of £520.00 plus vat. Following a meeting of the PCC permission was granted for the work to be carried out. A request was made from the PCC to restore the kerbs to their former state. The quotation for the extra work involved was obtained the cost being £378.00 plus vat. As the additional work requested is costly the PCC to be asked to fund the extra work if they would like it to go ahead.

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

Village Green:  Play equipment requires repair. New football team, Cannings Rangers to hire the football pitch for next season. They have already played two friendly matches.

Village Hall/Pre-School: Village hall committee are sourcing funding to improve the hall. Grant has been applied for. Quotation required for grass cutting at the area behind the hall..

Glebe Field: Simon Collier, chairman of the allotment society 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. Permission to park on the glebe field agreed.

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









Letter of thanks from St John Ambulance for a donation of £50.00 towards funding.


CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2014: All Cannings have been entered in the Laurence Kitching Award for previous winners of the County Round, a competition to find the  “Winner of Winners”. Villages who won the County round of the best Kept Village Competitions in 2012 and 2013 are automatically exclude from the main competition for two years. The six eligible villages are Hilperton, Dinton, Great Hinton, Burbage, All Cannings and



New PC notice boards now in place at Allington and All Cannings




Six cheques presented for signature


000938              Elliott Perrigo                New Notice Boards                    £789.00

000939              J R Scott                      Clerk’s Expenses                      £27.95

000940              AC Village Hall              Hall Rental                                £12.00

000941              Countrywide                  Grass Cutting                            £ 324.00

000942              Zurich Municipal            Annual Insurance                       £813.20

000943              Doug Tilley                   Fencing Materials                      £30.24                                                                         




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

Concert at the Kings preparations progressing well with ticket sales approaching 3,700.

India shop signs posted around village surroundings are intrusive. To be reported to Wiltshire Highways.



Meeting closed at 9.14pm.




Chairman                                  Date




Next Meeting Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 7.30pm