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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 9TH JULY 2018

Present:  Cllrs: D Morrison (Vice Chairman), T McMullan, G J Jenkins, S Turner, B Alsop, M Ibbotson
In attendance: Parish Clerk, Cllr J Smale,
Apologies: Cllr J Clark (Chairman)
Absent without Apology: None

The Vice Chairman presided over the meeting in the absence of the Chairman


COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. Two members of the public attended the meeting to report on the recent repair by Wiltshire Council to the footpath which runs behind the Rose & Crown Pub in Bulford.  Concerns were raised about the camber of the footpath sloping towards property boundaries and the raising of the level of the path. In addition, concern about long term property damage due to areas of soil fill. The Clerk was actioned to look into the matter and to request a site visit with Wiltshire Council RoW and report at the next meeting. Cllr Smale also agreed to speak with Wiltshire Council RoW and report at the next meeting.
  2. Cllr John Smale reported the following:

 

  1. The next Area Board will take place on Thursday 19th July 2018 at Bulford Village Hall.
  2. Wiltshire council, along with Wiltshire Police and other agencies, will be holding a meeting for local people to attend to get an update on the situation in Amesbury and Salisbury.
  3. He is still waiting for an update on the fitting of bollards or similar at John French Way to help with the prevention of inconsiderate parking by the school.
  4. After discussion about the overgrown vegetation along the Bulford to Amesbury Footpath causing obstruction, and the fact that the litter bins have not been reinstated, Cllr Smale undertook to escalate the issues with Wiltshire Council and report at the next meeting.

 

COUNCIL IN FORMAL SESSION

3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11TH JUNE 2018
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 JUNE 2018
a. At the Meeting in June the Clerk was actioned to include, as an agenda item in July, membership to an association for support in the implementation of Town and Parish Council procedures and regulations. This item has been deferred to the Parish Council meeting scheduled to take place on Monday 13th August 2018.
b. The Clerk reported that she is waiting for an update on the fencing that has been erected on Right of Way Bulford 2 causing obstruction.
5. TO RECEIVE MEMBER’S DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -
None
6. CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLOR – None
7. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – Nothing to report
8. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE 
a. The Clerk was unable to report a bank reconciliation as the bank statement has 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.
Ms J Sewell – Village Hall Hire deposit refund - £100.00
Mr A Stevens & Caretaker cover - £52.50
Mr P Foley & Parish expenses -  £17.83
Mrs N Grove & Parish expenses - £40.67
Mr G  Jenkins – Parish expenses - £13.94
c. Correspondence – The Clerk tabled information received about the permanent storage of the water pumps and barriers which was approved. The water pumps will be stored at the village hall and the barriers by Wiltshire Council at an approved location and accessible for use across the Wiltshire area.
9. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council – None.
b. Village Hall procedures and administration – The Clerk reported a small overflow problem which is scheduled for repair.
10. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. Use of the BMX Track ­­ - After discussion about the future of the BMX track due to it being underused, Council agreed to review the situation again after the summer holidays. The Clerk was instructed to include this as an agenda item in October 2018.
Bulford Village Hall – Council agreed to approve a request received from the  (OFWG) operational flood working group for a waiver of the Village Hall hire fee for the purpose of OFWG meetings.
11. Reports by Councillors having Special Responsibilities including Representation on other bodies
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments – Cllr Morrison reported on the following:-
1. Spoil and debris has been deposited on the ground adjacent to one of the allotments at Crescent Road. It is understood that the spoil will be removed as soon as possible once a boundary fence has been repaired.
2. There is one allotment of an unacceptable standard and it is understood that this will be dealt with by the end of July.
b. Highways – Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
1. The SID will be fitted on the approach to Bulford Village from Durrington.
2. The PC are still waiting for the litter bins to be re-fitted on the Bulford to Amesbury footpath.
3. The litter bin in front of St Leonard’s Close has a broken hinge and there are 4 bins beyond repair. Wiltshire Council policy is not to replace broken litter bins and consider that is now part of the delegation to local councils. After discussion the Clerk was actioned to include the purchase of a replacement litter bin in the draft budget for F/Y 2019/20.
4. Bulford Working Men’s Club have kindly agreed to the siting of the defibrillator and are looking at the possibility of installing the device adjacent to the Parish Notice Board. The Clerk confirmed that £2,500.00 was approved for the project in the budged for F/Y 2018/19.
5. The planning application for the proposed road layout changes in Bulford have not been submitted by DIO as yet. The road layout changes for Ludgershall are currently being considered. Cllr Morrison expressed concerns about the lack of transparency and information received with regards to the proposed new road layouts and introduction of roundabouts in the village.
c. Parish Steward Liaison – Cllr Turner reported that the Parish Steward has filled potholes on Milston Road and performed weed killing around Orchard End.
d. Town & County Planning – Cllr Jenkins reported on the following applications received:
1. 18/0562/VAR 1-26 Nelson Close, Bulford Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Sp4 9BG. Officers’ quarters and variation to use different materials. No Objection.
e. Rights of Way – Nothing to report
f. Village Maintenance Contract – Cllr McMullan reported that the urgent tree works on Parish land are due to start soon.
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) – Nothing to report.
J. Police Liaison – Nothing to report.
K. Supervision of Parish Accounts – Nothing to report.
12. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING – Monday 13th August 2018

N. A. Grove                                                                          Date 16th July 2018
Clerk to the Council

Approve by Council as a truce record

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Chairman Bulford Parish Council

 


 

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