SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman – Daniel Jackson
Minutes of a Meeting of Southwick Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Southwick at 19.30 hrs on Tuesday 20th June 17.
Present. Cllr. D. Jackson (Chairman), Cllr. S. Carey, Cllr J Eaton, Cllr. G. Clayton, Cllr J. Jones, Cllr. F. Moreland, Cllr. K Noble, Cllr. E. Pomeroy, Cllr. B. Samson, Cllr. T. Curry, Cllr L. Lewis, Wiltshire Cllr. H. Prickett, Peter White (Clerk).
There were 5 members of the public present.
1433 Welcome and Introductions
The Chairman welcomed the public forum. All attending cllrs and introduced Peter White as the new Parish Clerk.
1435 Declarations of Interest
No interests declared.
1436 Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting held on 16th May 17
Agreed and signed.
1437 Minutes of an Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on 6th June 17
Agreed and signed.
1458 Community Policing Team
The Chair read through the local crime report from the CPT report of (undated).
19.05.17 - Burglary - Hollis Way - Road bike stolen from inside secure garage.
20.05.17 – Theft – Frome Rd – Car and car keys for 1 vehicle, car keys for a 2nd vehicle, house keys,
garage keys, cash and euros via insecure front door access.
26.05.17 – Bradley Rd – RTC fail to stop
10.06.17 – St Thomas Church – RP car blocking walkway and causing obstruction.
14.06.17 – Frome Rd – IP – altercation after vehicle driver narrowly avoided cyclist. Vehicle driver threatening behaviour.
1436 Wiltshire Council Report
Cllr Prickett advised that the Development Plan Document (DPD) was approved at cabinet 20.06.17
Meeting on 11.07.17
Consultation – Trowbridge 26.07.17
Cllr Prickett encouraged attendance at consultation from Parish Councillors and Parishioners.
Environmental clearance of the brook had only been partially successful.
Next Cat G meeting to consider reduction of 40mph speed limit at Furze Hill.
1437 Highways / Environment
Parish Steward due, Councillors invited to place request for works on My Wiltshire.
Cllr Noble to contact Wilts Highway engineer for better signage for roundabout at Frome Rd / Wynsome Street.
1438 Neighbourhood Planning
Cllr Eaton raised a motion to form a Working Party in order to promulgate a Neighbourhood Plan. Action: Clerk to engage David King for a presentation on Neighbourhood Plans at an extraordinary General Meeting.
1439 Delegation of Responsibilities
Environment / Pollution – vacant
Health / Social Services – vacant
Parish Liaison Group – K Noble
Police Liaison / Bobby Link – K Noble
Highways – D. Jackson
Planning Housing – T Pomeroy, B Samson
Rights of Way – S Carey
Emergency Planning – vacant
Public Transport – F Morland
Neighbourhood Watch – J Gilbert
1440 Communications Policy
Cllr Eaton proposed that; any councillor wishing to submit a document for Inclusion in Southwick Village News should first, have a draft quality reviewed by the Parish Council before submission.
The Motion was defeated by 6 votes to 4.
1441 Planning Applications
17/04705/FUL Beech House, 19 Frome Rd. Extension to and conversion of outbuildings to ‘granny’ annex – SPC No objections.
17/04980/FUL 22 Brookmead, 1st floor rear and side extension and extend forward existing side extension – SPC Supported.
1442 Planning Decisions
17/03938/FUL 93 Chantry Gardens, side extension – Approved.
Payments agreed for:
Greenacres – Grass Cutting - £565.34
Doveton Press – Village News - £314
K Noble – Cost to advertise clerk vacancy - £79.20
J Fox – Honorarium & Expenses-£56.84
L Karas – Clerk Expenses (April 17) - £19.91
WALC Membership - £623.82
Additionally is was agreed for Cllr Samson to purchase a lap top computer and associated software for the purpose of a dedicated IT resource for, principally the clerk, but also for controlled access by Councillors. Budget £400.
1444 Members Reports
Note of thanks to Mrs B Johnson for attending Flood Planning Meeting
Note of thanks to Cllr Noble for standing in as Parish Clerk whilst the vacancy stood.
1445 Clerks report
1446 Closing Remarks
The chair thanked all those in attendance.
DONM – 18th July 2017 at 19.30 hrs.