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MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2019
Present: Cllrs: D Morrison (Chairman), G J Jenkins (Vice Chairman), S Turner, M Ibbotson
In attendance: Parish Clerk, Wiltshire Councillor J Smale, Lt Col N H Turner
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs: Cllr B Alsop
Absence without Apology: Cllrs: J Clark, S Shayler
Public: 0

COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. Wiltshire Councillor John Smale reported the following:
  • The next Amesbury Area Board will take place at Sharp Hall, 234 Weston Road, Larkhill on 16th January, 2020, starting at 7.00pm.
  • The matter of the traffic survey on Bulford Road is ongoing.
  • Telephone calls have been received about problems with the new roundabout, due to the ‘off centre’, narrow design. It was noted that ‘Road Safety’ Audit 3 is not available yet and Wiltshire Council are looking into the observations put forward by the Parish.
  1. Lt Col Nick Turner reported on the following:
  • HQ Salisbury Plain Training Area continues to be aware of the abuse of the training area including fly-tipping, abuse of the tracks and byways by 4x4s and motor bikes, and theft. Please report these activities to PLAINWATC, a 24-hour Ops room on 01980 674700, but under no circumstances challenge offenders. The more information received the better, e.g. time, place, vehicle registration, description of individuals and vehicles.
  • Aspire Helpdesk: 01980 855 103 (manned 24 hours a day) – initial point of contact to report fly-tipping in Garrison (Camp) Area.
  • For access to Salisbury Plain Training Area:
  • Contact 24hr Range Ops on 01980 674951 or 674706 to obtain permission to enter Salisbury Plain Training area.
  • Be aware of what military training is going on or is about to happen and always give priority to military activities.
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date Salisbury Plain Range Map with you, either 1:50,000 or 1:25,000.
  • Ensure you have a copy of the latest Daily Range Summary (DRS) with you for the areas you are entering.
  • Take a mobile phone with you.
  • ‘Check out’ with 24hr Range Ops when you have finished your activity.
  • 24hr Range Ops in Westdown Camp is manned continuously and the staff are helpful.
  • Health and Safety reminder for all Military Training Areas and Ranges:
  • Do not touch or tamper with Military debris.
  • Report any ordnance to 24hr Range Ops with a grid reference/location.

 

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COUNCIL IN FORMAL SESSION


3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2019
a. 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 NOVEMBER 2019
a. Cllr Jenkins tabled a quote for signage in the recreation. Sign reads: (Children’s play area, No Dogs Allowed.) The price for two signs and clamps = £59.48. This was approved. The was actioned to purchase the signs and clamps.
5. TO RECEIVE MEMBER’S DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - None.
6. CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLOR - None.
7. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT - Cllr Morrison reported on the following:
a. The package of repair, and quote for electrical works to lights in the Village Hall is ongoing.
b. At the Neighbourhood Tasking Group (NTG) on 3rd December 2019, discussion took place on concerns for youngsters on pushbikes with no lights. In addition, an action was agreed to place notices of inconsiderate parking on car windscreens on vehicles parked at the area of the new roundabout on High Street.
c. The matter of repairs to street lights in the village is ongoing. Cllr Morrison reported that the only repair carried out to date is the light outside the Church, which has been fitted with an LED.  Wiltshire Councillor John Smale stated that Wiltshire Council has started a programme of street light replacement, with LED fitments, that starts in the north of the county and will finish in the south.
d. The roof of the bus shelter on Salisbury Road has had a temporary repair for the time being.
8. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE 
a. The Clerk reported a bank reconciliation figure of £56,051.86 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 - £1,750.13
Mrs N Grove, Parish Expenses - £45.06
HM Revenue & Customs - £812.22
MJL General Building Maintenance - £65.00
CNG - £143.00
Opus Energy - £52.28
c. CLERKS CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Notice of temporary closure of: Porton Road (Part), Amesbury. Porton Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with London Road to its junction with A303. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

9. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council - None.
b. Village Hall Procedures and Administration – Nothing to report.
9. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. Plumer Estate
b. Budget Meeting for F/Y 2020/21 – It was agreed to hold the Budget Meeting on Tuesday 21st January 2020, at 6:30pm.
c. 2020/21 Projects – Council agreed projects for consideration in the Budget for F/Y 2021 as follows:

  • Purchase of a second Speed Indicator Device (SID). Proposal and costs to be submitted to the Parish Clerk.
  • Purchase of a second Defibrillator. Proposal and costs to be submitted to the Parish Clerk.
  • The sale of Ragged Robbins Copes. Proposal and costs to be submitted to the Parish Clerk.

10. REPORTS BY COUNCILLORS HAVING SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDING REPRESENTATION ON OTHER BODIES
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments - Cllr Morrison confirmed that the annual Allotment
Meeting will take place on Monday 13th January 2020, at 6:30pm.
b. Highways - Cllr Jenkins reported the following:

  • The SID will next be deployed at the top of Milston Road.
  • A request has been filed for the instruction of a ‘Slow Horses’ sign. This will be discussed at the next Community Area Transport Group (CATG).
  • There are now two signs installed identifying the Defibrillator, one outside the Working Men’s Club and the other in the Church foyer.
  • The matter of the outcome of the internal meeting on the roundabouts is ongoing. The update for the Strategic Planning Meeting on the combined cycle/footpath is ongoing.

c. Town & County Planning - Nothing to report.
d. Parish Steward Liaison - Cllr Turner reported the following:
1. The Parish Steward was unable to attend this month due to bad weather. For this reason, the cleaning of the gullies has been delayed and will take place as soon as possible. A request for pothole repairs will be raised.
e. Rights of Way - Nothing to report.
f. Village Maintenance Contract - Nothing to report.
g. Area Boards (representation on “Other Body”) - Cllr Jenkins attended the Area Board on 21st November 2019. The focus of the meeting was Climate Change.
h. Young People’s Recreational Facilities (The Caretaker to report through the Clerk) - Nothing to report.
i. Police Liaison - Nothing to report.
j. Supervision of Parish Accounts - Nothing to report.
11. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                      Monday 13th January 2020

 

N. A. Grove                                                                   Date: 11th December 2019
Clerk to the Council

Approved by Council as a true record

 

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