Agenda march 2020 @ 11 Mar 2020


Chair: Cllr Kath Noble, 230 Chantry Gardens, Southwick, Wiltshire, BA14 9QX 01225 352503

Clerk:  Nicola Duke, April Rise, 81 Studland Park, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3HN 01373 864127

To: All Members of Southwick Parish Council


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 17th March 2020 in the Village Hall, Southwick commencing at 7.30 pm for the transaction of the business shown on the agenda below.


Nicola J Duke - Parish Clerk

12th March 2020


Open Forum to hear from members of the public

Please note that matters raised under Open Forum will be subject to a limit of three minutes

and should be notified to the clerk by 7.15 pm on the night of the meeting.

Members are reminded of their obligations under the Code of Conduct.


          AGENDA ITEM

2019/94          Apologies for Absence

Council to receive apologies for absence. LGA 1972 s85(1).

2019/95          Declarations of Interest and Dispensations to Participate

a)       To receive declarations of interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.

b)      To receive any dispensation requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered.


2019/96                 Minutes of Council Meetings

 To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on Tuesday 18th February 2020 (copy attached).

 2019/97                 Wiltshire Council Report

Following a motion to adjourn to receive a report from Wiltshire Councillor Horace Prickett.  Motion to re-convene.

 2019/98                 Highways/Environment

a)        To receive reports from Councillors on matters of concern and to decide what action, if any, to take.

b)       To consider items deferred from the February meeting (report previously circulated for items a and b):

·         Dog signs

·         Service costs for additional bins

·         Speed issues at Blind Lane

c)       To receive a report following the site meeting with Wiltshire Council re: condition of Wynsome Street

d)       To consider wider traffic issues in Frome Road; the effect of the A36 diversion following issues with the weight limit at Cleveland Bridge at Bath; speed limits in Goose Street/Bradley Road; provision for cycling in Trowbridge given general traffic volumes and the number and size of HGV’s – Cllr Clayton to report.

e)      To receive correspondence from Wiltshire Council re: Open Spaces and Rural Facilities Surveys (attached, members to note extension available for return of surveys)

 2019/99                Planning Applications

To consider the below listed applications:  

20/01168/FUL - 52, Southfield Southwick BA14 9PW - Remove existing conservatory and erect new conservatory to rear elevation


 20/00876/FUL - 3 Blind Lane Southwick Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 9PQ - Second Storey side extension, conversion to form annexe and change of use of garage to form new pet grooming parlour


 20/01098/FUL - The Cooperage Green Lane Southwick Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 9NF - Extension to side as residential garage (Re-submission of approved permission



 To receive and consider planning applications received after the issue of the agenda (where the response time falls outside of the meeting schedule and an extension cannot be obtained).


2019/100        Planning Decisions, Appeals, Enforcement and other matters

To note the below listed decisions of the LPA: None at time of issue.

 2019/101        Finance

a)       To note the Financial Position Statement (copy attached)

b)      To approve payments as below listed

c)       To appoint the Internal Auditor for the financial year 2019/20

d)      To approve a transfer of funds to the current account in the amount of £10,000


HMRC                                             PAYE January 2020                                          £150.80

Doveton Press                             Southwick Village News Feb 2020              £375.00

North Bradley PC                        CGR contribution                                              £750.00

Gooding Accountants               Internal Audit 2018/19                                   £113.40


2019/102        Community Governance Review

To any update on the Community Governance Review relating to the parish of Southwick.


2019/103        Correspondence

To receive any additional items of correspondence:

a)       Wiltshire Council re: Notification of Adoption WHSAP (previously circulated)

b)      Wiltshire Council re: Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document – Notification of Adoption (previously circulated)

c)       Wiltshire Council re: Bus Service briefing note (attached)


To note formal correspondence issued on behalf of the PC:

·         Wiltshire Council re: proposed diversion of Footpaths 48 and 49

·         Wiltshire Council re: Land south of Trowbridge

·         Wiltshire Council re: response to application 20/00044/FUL

·         Busy Bees re: grant application

·         Wiltshire Council re: required works to Footpaths

·         Trowbridge Town Council re: SID agreement

·         Cllr Prickett re: CGR professional fees support

·         SALC re: quote for Internal Audit

·         HMRC re: PAYE scheme for Southwick Parish Council

 2019/104        Neighbourhood Plan

To receive a report from Cllr J Eaton

 2019/105        Councillor reports

To raise any matters not appearing elsewhere on the agenda – for information only.


Date of next meeting

To note the date of the next meeting as Tuesday 21st April 2020.

To agree the dates for the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting


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