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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 8TH APRIL 2019
Present:  Cllrs: J Clark (Chairman), D Morrison (Vice Chairman), G J Jenkins, S Turner,
In attendance: Parish Clerk, Lt Col NH Turner, TD MERCIAN (Garrison Engagement Officer), Wiltshire Councillor J Smale
Apologies: Cllrs: M Ibbotson, B Alsop

COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. Lt Col Nick Turner reported the following:
  2. Concerns were raised at the last meeting about two Beech trees near the school with overhanging branches. The trees will be surveyed and following this a Contractor will be commissioned to do the work.
  3. The matter of hedging undergrowth encroaching the narrow pavement on High Street (A3028) is ongoing. The Parish Steward will be tasked to take photographs of the area for Wiltshire Council. Following this a decision on the work required can be made.
  4. Fly tipped tyres at the layby opposite the pump house have been removed.
  5. Wiltshire Councillor John Smale reported on the following:
  6. The next Community Area Transport Group (CATG) will take place on 9th May 2019.
  7. The next Area Board will take place on 23rd May 2019.
  8. A report was received about litter and broken glass on the footpath behind the Murco Garage. The Parish Clerk was actioned to report this via the My Wiltshire online reporting.
  9. A complaint was received regarding the condition of the No Cycling signs on the footpath linking Old Coach Road with Water Street near the Church. This matter is ongoing with Wiltshire Council.

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Cllr S Turner

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Clerk

COUNCIL IN FORMAL SESSION

3.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2019
It was Resolved to approve the minutes as a true record.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11TH MARCH 2019
None
5. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – The Chairman reported on the following:
a. Cllr Clark announced that, due to a change in circumstances, she would not be taking a six-month sabbatical from Parish Council related work as reported at the last meeting.
b. The Wiltshire Council and Highways Projects Funding. The Parish Council will be submitting requests for the following signage from Wiltshire Council under this project funding scheme: No Cycling signs. 20mph signs for Meadow Road and Churchill Avenue. Information signs for the crossroads and entrance to the wreck. A replacement street sign for John French Way.
c. The new footpath that links the carpark to the tennis court at the Recreation Ground is now complete.
d. The Wiltshire Council Community Group Litter Picks Scheme. The Parish Clerk was actioned to submit a request to the Amesbury Community Engagement Manager for litter picking equipment.
e. Wiltshire Council released a Freight Management Update earlier this month. As a result, the Parish Council’s request for a weight limit on Telegraph Hill, submitted to the Freight Management Priority Schemes (FAPM) for consideration, will not be considered until the end of 2020.
f. The Parish Council will write to Baroness Scott regarding the unacceptable responses from Wiltshire Council and Representatives involved in the consultation, planning and communication on the Bulford Village Road Improvements.
6. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE  
a. The Clerk was unable to report a bank reconciliation figure as the bank statement had not been received. The Clerk confirmed that Council is operating within budget.
b. The Clerk reported that she had made routine or otherwise approved payments as published in the Appendix to the agenda for the meeting and as detailed below.
Gavin Jones Ltd Maintenance - £807.71
Wiltshire Council - £40.00
Mobile Telephone Contracts - £20.00
Mrs N Grove Parish Expenses - £54.30
Teeandee Productions - £20.00
Opus Energy - £59.00
7. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council – None.
b. Village Hall Procedures and Administration – Nothing to report.
8. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. S106 Fund Allocation – Council Resolved to allocate the S106 fund allocation of £1726.00 for the purchase of two new litter bins at the Recreation Ground.
b. Annual Parish Meeting -The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at the Village Hall on Monday 20th May 2019 at 6:00 pm.
9. Reports by Councillors having Special Responsibilities including Representation on other bodies
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments – Cllr Morrison reported that 3 allotments will be reallocated in September 2019.
b. Highways – Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
1. The (Speed Indicator Device) SID has been fitted at Bulford Road.
2.  There are 2 litter bags at the lay by across from the pumping station in the Droveway. This matter has been reported.
c. Parish Steward Liaison – See Item 1, b.
d. Town & County Planning – Cllr Jenkins reported on the following:
1. 19/02882/TCA – Salisbury Road, Bulford. G1 Group of Cypress - fell to ground level. No objection.
2. 19/02753/ADV – Advertisement Consent for new houses South West of Bulford Road extending to Double Hedges. Entrance signage to the Plumber Estate at Bulford. No objection.
e. Rights of Way –The Clerk reported that she has spoken with the land owner regarding the electric fence fitted to a paddock on Bulford Right of Way 3 causing obstruction due to it having been installed too close to the hedge. It was agreed that the fence would be moved to allow full access to the Right of Way.
f. Village Maintenance Contract – Nothing to report.
g. Bulford Events Committee – Nothing to report.
h. Area Boards (representation on “Other Body”) – Nothing to report.
i. Young People’s Recreational Facilities (The Caretaker to report through the Clerk) – The Clerk reported that the fallen tree at Nine Mile River will be removed on 10th April 2019.
j. Police Liaison – Cllr Morrison reported that he attended the recent Neighbourhood Tasking Group (NTG) on 28th March 2019.
k. Supervision of Parish Accounts – Nothing to report.

10. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                              Monday 13th May 2019

N. A. Grove                                                                          Date: 16th April 2019
Clerk to the Council

Approved by Council as a true record

 

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Chairman Bulford Parish Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Clark

 

 

 

Parish Clerk

 

 

 

Cllr G Jenkins
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