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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2019
Present: Cllrs: D Morrison (Chairman), G J Jenkins (Vice Chairman), S Turner, M Ibbotson, B Alsop.
In attendance: Parish Clerk, Wiltshire Councillor J Smale, GSM, M Avant.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs: J Clark, S Shayler.
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COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. GSM Michael Avant reported the following:
  2. Discussion took place on the proposed roundabouts to be sited at The Beeches; this matter is ongoing. Cllr Jenkins said that a traffic survey is due for Bulford Road and that the Parish Council has requested, via the Area Board, that the proposed crossings for the Beeches are included in the same survey.

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COUNCIL IN FORMAL SESSION


2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 14th OCTOER 2019
a. It was Resolved to approve the Minutes as a true record.
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2019
a. An assessment of the village hall internal and external light fitments in need of repair has taken place. Mr Mike MacCracken will prepare a package of repair and a quote.
b. The matter of improved signage for the Recreation Ground advising that dogs are not allowed is ongoing.
4. TO RECEIVE MEMBER’S DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - None.
5. CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLOR - None.
6. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT - Cllr Morrison reported on the following:
a. The salt bins have been assessed with some in need of topping up. Cllr Morrison and Cllr Alsop undertook to top them. After note: This work has been actioned.
b. There are several street light fitments in need of repair in the village. Lamp lights are out on Hight Street, by Avondale School, St Leonard’s Church, and Ledger Close. An obtrusive light has been reported in Old Coach Road. The Clerk was actioned to file the reports with Wiltshire Council. After note: This work has been actioned.
7. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE 
a. The Clerk reported a bank reconciliation figure of £58,738.66 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 - £912.88
Mr P Foley, Parish Expenses - £75.20
Mrs N Grove, Parish Expenses - £62.71
Walker Fire - £265.92
MSM Electrical - £306.00
Green Square Developments - £225.00
CNG - £37.87
Opus Energy - £40.52
c. CLERKS CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Email received advising that there has been no provision for litter bins for the new Plumer Estate in Bulford, part of the new Service Family Accommodation. After note: The Parish Council are advised that ‘the contractor has provided waste bins in all the play areas and it has been agreed that DIO Accommodation will fund Dog Faeces bins around the estate, both of which will be manage by Amey. There are no plans for public waste bins beyond this’.
  2. Email received advising that a replacement street light bulb in Old Coach Road is obtrusive. See item 6, b.

8. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council - None
b. Village Hall Procedures and Administration - The Clerk reported that the repair to the kitchen fire exit door is ongoing. In addition, the external door to the storage room needs a small repair. After note: Both repairs have now been actioned.
9. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. 2019 RoSPA Report & Play Equipment - Cllr Morrison updated Council on the RoSPA Report for the Nine Mile River, BMX Track area and Ragged Robbin Copse. A copy of the Risk Assessment and schedule of works was handed to the Clerk for filing.
10. REPORTS BY COUNCILLORS HAVING SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDING REPRESENTATION ON OTHER BODIES
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments - Nothing to report.
b. Highways - Cllr Jenkins reported the following:

  1. The SID will next be deployed on the approach to Bulford.
  2. A request has been filed for the instruction of a ‘Slow Horses’ sign.
  3. Wiltshire Unitary Council has supplied 4 new litter bins free of charge.
  4. It is understood that Wiltshire Unitary Council will meet to discuss comments on the two new roundabouts. In addition, it is understood that the foot/cyclepath planning application has been ‘called in’ to the Area Planning Committee.

c. Town & County Planning - Cllr Jenkins reported on the following:
1. 1910124/TCA - Fell Ash Tree, reduce Cherry Tree, reduce Box Elder - No objection.
2. 19/10171/FUL - Installation of new cricket practice nets (BXS636) at Bulford Garrison to support the Army Basing Programme. No objection.
d. Parish Steward Liaison - Cllr Turner reported the following:
1. The Parish Steward has assessed the gravel levels on the paved area on Salisbury Road, where it meets with Telegraph Hill. The gravel level will be tidied.
2. Gulley cleaning will take place over the next few weeks.
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 will attend the next Neighbourhood Tasking Group (NTG) on 3rd December 2019, at 6.30 pm.
j. Supervision of Parish Accounts - Nothing to report.
11. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                      Monday 9th December 2019

 

N. A. Grove                                                                   Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Clerk to the Council

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