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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2019
Present: Cllrs: J Clark (Chairman), D Morrison (Vice Chairman), G J Jenkins, S Turner, B Alsop, M Ibbotson, S Shayler.
In attendance: Parish Clerk, Lt Col Nick Turner, Wiltshire Councillor J Smale.
Apologies: None.

COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. A resident of the Sidings attended the meeting to discuss a recent gas leak, inside the wire, on Friday, 30th August 2019. As a result, the residents were informed at approximately 4.00 pm on the Friday afternoon, by a representative of Southern Gas Network, that the gas supply would be isolated for safety reasons; which was not a problem. However, due to poor communication between all partners, Southern Gas Network, MOD and Aspire, the properties were left without gas for the whole weekend which caused considerable, unnecessary inconvenience.

Lt Col Nick Turner said that he had looked into the matter and unfortunately had been unable to establish the exact flow of information between the partners. The gas supply had been isolated over the weekend due to the task in hand and it is understood that the information flow to the residents could have been better. Lt Col Turner extended an apology to the residents for the inconvenience caused.

  1. Lt Col Nick Turner reported on the following:
    1. The critical movement period for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) finishes at the end of September 2019.
    2. A Road Safety Audit will take place for the newly installed roundabout, sometime in September 2019.
    3. A request has been made from the Garrison Maintenance Team for a pedestrian crossing near The Beeches Family Centre on Bulford Road. Cllr Jenkins added that this matter is with the Community Area Transport Group (CATG) who have agreed to fund the scheme post an assessment which will take place sometime in the future.
    4. The Chairman reported that she had received information advising that litter, including disposable nappies, has been fly tipped in the Penning’s wooded area, opposite the Canadian Estate.
  2.  Cllr John Smale reported the following:
    1. The highway signage from the A303 to Bulford does not indicate the most suitable route, suggesting that traffic should travel up Telegraph Hill rather than the more direct route, Marlborough Road, to avoid the residential areas. The nature of the A303 being a dual carriageway means it is not possible, when travelling west, to turn directly onto Marlborough Road hence the need to come off at the next available roundabout which may be confusing.  Lt Col Nick Turner undertook to look into the issue. After note: - Having made enquiries via DIO, it is established that it is a matter for Wiltshire Council and has been escalated to the relevant department for action.
    2. The next Area Board takes place on Thursday, 12th September 2019 at Woodford Village Hall.

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COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION


4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 5TH AUGUST 2019
a. It was Resolved to approve the Minutes as a true record.
5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 5TH AUGUST 2019
a. The matter of the village hall kitchen door repair is on-going.
b. The overgrown hedge on the footpath behind the Rose and Crown, between the bungalows on Salisbury Road and the Murco Garage has been actioned.
6. TO RECEIVE MEMBER’S DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - None.
7. CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLORNone.
8. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – The Chairman reported the following:
a. The kissing gate on Right of Way Bulford 1/Amesbury 7 reported broken early this year has not been repaired. The Parish Clerk was actioned to look into the matter.
b. Cllr Clark tabled a letter of resignation as the Chairman of the Parish Council and confirmed that she would remain as a member of the council.
9. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE 
a. The Clerk reported a bank reconciliation figure of £36,832.11 and confirmed that Council is operating within budget.
b. The Clerk reported that she has made routine or otherwise approved payments as published in the Appendix to the agenda for the meeting and as detailed below:
Gavin Jones Maintenance Ltd - £1,146.25
HM Revenue & Customs - £858.94
Mr T Thornley, Parish Council website updates - £120.00
Durrington Town Council, village hall deposit refund - £100.00
Mr Aaron Huggins, village hall deposit refund - £100.00
HeartSafe Defibrillator, Annual Monitoring Service - £58.50
Mr A Stevens, Caretaker Services - £35.00
Mrs N Grove, Parish Expenses - £85.62
Came & Company, Annual Insurance Renewal - £1,814.92
CNG - £21.74
10. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council – None.
b. Village Hall Procedures and Administration: Nothing to report.
11. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. Election of the Chairman - With one nomination for the Chairman, The Vice Chairman, Cllr D Morrison was elected. Cllr Morrison, resigned his post as Vice Chairman. With one nomination for Vice Chairman, Cllr G Jenkins was elected as Vice Chairman. The declaration of acceptance of office will be signed at the Parish Council meeting on Monday, 14th October 2019.
Cllr D Morrison presided over the meeting as the newly elected Chairman
b. Solstice foot/cycle path - Cllr Morrison reported that due to the overgrown vegetation on the footpath, the access width to some parts of the path is just 18 inches. He went on to say that Wiltshire Council have failed to deliver against their responsibilities with regards to the maintenance of the foot/cycle path. It was agreed that the matter would be taken to the next Area Board meeting.
c. Bulford Roundabout - Council discussed the possibility that visibility of oncoming traffic is restricted at some entry points onto the roundabout. In addition, the signage advising of a new road layout, from Telegraph Hill as you approach the roundabout, is obscured by a hedge. After discussion it was agreed to wait for the completion of a Road Safety Audit (RSA) due to take place sometime in September.
12. REPORTS BY COUNCILLORS HAVING SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDING REPRESENTATION ON OTHER BODIES
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments – Cllr Morrison reported that two allotments have recently been reallocated.
b. Highways – Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
1. The SID will next be deployed at the top of Churchill Avenue.
2. The matter of the overgrown vegetation on the Bulford to Amesbury foot/cycle path is on-going.
3. The request for signage advising ‘Caution Horses’ was raised at the CATG. Council has been advised to raise an application for the introduction of these signs. The matter is on-going.
4. Cllr Alsop reported that the bollards at the location of the preferred crossing on High Street are in need of repair. The Parish Clerk was actioned to file a report with Wiltshire Council.
5. The roof of the bus shelter on Salisbury Road has been vandalised. The Parish Clerk was actioned to file a report to Wilshire Council.
c. Town & County Planning – Cllr Jenkins reported on the following:
1. 19/07776/VAR – Variation of condition 1 of reserved matters consent 17/09065/REM (All Reserved Matters) for an immediate Healthcare Facility (WD640) and Early Years Nursery and Pre-School (WD0650) pursuant of outline planning permission 15/05950/FULL) in order to facilitate modified earthworks. No comment as inside the wire at Bulford Camp.
d. Parish Steward Liaison – Nothing to report.
e. Rights of Way – Nothing to report.
f. Village Maintenance Contract – Nothing to report.
g. Area Boards (representation on “Other Body”) – Nothing to report.
h. Young People’s Recreational Facilities (The Caretaker to report through the Clerk) – Nothing to report.
i. Police Liaison – Cllr Morrison said that a question raised recently concerning Community Speed Watch (CSW) volunteers, having been seen wearing vests/jackets with the wording ‘Police’ has been discussed at the Neighbourhood Tasking Group (NTG). This matter is ongoing.
j. Supervision of Parish Accounts – Nothing to report.
13. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                              Monday 14th October 2019

 

N. A. Grove                                                                          Date:  23rd September 2019
Clerk to the Council

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