22/128. Police report. PCSO Justine Trueman attending along with a local crime investigator.
Notes as follows:
- Bi-monthly meetings with CPC and NHW reps
- For the Chiseldon Parish Stats from the Police, Badbury Park is now included.
- 22 crimes recorded in Feb.
- There were instances of opportunist thefts from unlocked vehicles in the parish.
- 14 dropped 999 calls. Calls that have no response to the call handling staff so a police unit is required to be sent out.
- New Inspector Jo Senior is very focused on rural areas and proactive in approach.
- Please report all ASB issues to 101 or 999 if dangerous
- Police will be visiting local roads with speeding issues with speed guns
- Visiting local schools to talk to all ages of children.
Cllr Sunners thanked PCSO Trueman for being proactive with work alongside NHW.
The 2 police officers left the meeting 19.43
22/129 Public recess. 6 members of the public
Badbury resident who has concerns over the Old Dairy planning application. Confusion over how many rooms are currently on the application. It was advised that a revised application had been received today (13th) and the drawings on the planning portal showed 20 rooms.
Concerns over historic parking provision and whether planning permission was granted. He believes there are more on site than approved.
The Clerk will email a SBC planning officer to see if this matter can be clarified and/or investigated if required.
Cllrs Sunners and Jackson will work with the resident on drafting a letter to MP Robert Buckland with any concerns over the application and planning processes. The letter will be brought to the April Full Council meeting for a decision on whether the PC wish to send the letter.
A resident noted the SBC increase in council tax and the Parish Council precept increase of 10% (on the previous years precept, which equates to £12,000)
He queried the reason for the increased costs and whether cost cutting could not have taken place. Also queried items such as solar light on Strouds Hill and removing the Build Out.
The resident was encouraged to read the finance transactions reports that are placed on the council website each month.The resident was also encouraged to attend the Finance and Full Council meetings each year where the budget and precept is formulated and approved.
22/130. Approval of apologies given.
Absence with apologies: Cllr Jefferies is at a SBC Scrutiny meeting. Cllr Randall is not well after a dental procedure. Cllr Ford has a work commitment with a deadline.
No apologies given from Cllr Simpson, Cllr Whitehead.
A proposal was made to approve these apologies given. The proposal was seconded and all Cllrs were in favour.
5 members of the public left the meeting at 8.00.
A proposal was made to approve the request to not attend any March or April council or committee meetings due to personal circumstances, made by Cllr Simpson. The proposal was seconded and all Cllrs were in favour.
22/131. Co-option of Cllrs. There were no candidates.
22/132. Declarations of interest. Cllr Jackson has an interest in item 9 on the agenda – the Old Dairy planning application.
22/133. Approval of minutes from 13th February 2023. No changes
A proposal was made to approve these minutes as an accurate account of the meeting. The proposal was seconded and all Cllrs were in favour.
22/134. Action points from previous meeting.
Clerk. No items
20/16. Investigate end of Badbury footpath being blocked. Waiting for SBC officer update. PENDING.
22/116. Report poor road surface issues with WC Elliott and Sumner. SBC HAVE FILLED THE POTHOLES.
22/135. Ward Cllrs reports. Ward Cllr Elliott for Chiseldon and Lawn Ward.
Update on the issue of the road surface on New Road leading to Hodson Road and existing the village towards Wroughton. After the initial bore holes showed the road foundations needed repair, this large job now needs in-depth investigations to ensure the money is spent on a lasting solution. Ward Cllrs and SBC Highways officers will be walking the entire route to see the specific issues faced.
Highways England are still being approached with regards to selecting an alternative diversion route from J15 to J16 of the M4 that doesn’t travel through Chiseldon village. These talks will also include any improvements that can be made to the A346.
This discussion needs to be concluded before any work can start on the permanent solution to New Road. Ward Cllrs Lawrence and Jefferies will report back when they know more. They understand what an important local issue this is.
Ward Cllr Elliott leaves the meeting 20.15
22/136. Approval of Policies
Vexatious and Habitual complainer: (no proposed changes made for approval)
A proposal was made to approve this policy with no changes. The proposal was seconded and all Cllrs were in favour.
22/137. PLANNING. Planning application S/22/1425 The Old Dairy, Badbury. Erection of three barns to provide 42 rooms for use as residential accommodation for travelling film crews.
This item was moved to the March 30th Planning agenda as the application has now changed to 20 rooms with updated information on the planning portal.
22/138. Committee reports
Finance – Transaction reports review for Feb 2023.
A proposal was made that the Feb 2023 report was an accurate reflection of the councils transactions. The proposal was seconded and all Cllrs were in favour.
The March 2023 to date report was noted.
EGPA – Cllr Rogers. A brief overview of the last meeting was received. The minutes can be viewed on the councils website.
Planning – Cllr Kearsey. A brief overview of the last meeting was received. The minutes can be viewed on the councils website. The NHP group has approved the first full draft of the plan and also the Design Code document. Good progress is being made.
Finance – Cllr Harris. A brief overview of the last meeting was received. The minutes can be viewed on the councils website.
Recreation Hall. No meeting.
Risk Assessments – (Months are deleted from this report once all items are complete)
January assessments were:
Recreation Field. With Handyman to complete DONE. No issues
Recreation hall, grounds and carpark. With Handyman to complete. DONE. No issues
February assessments were:
Cemeteries x2 – with Cllr Whitehead to complete. DONE. No issues
Handyman tasks plus manual handling – with Handyman to complete. DONE. No issues
Cemetery maintenance – with Handyman to complete DONE. No issues
Allotments – with Cllr Whitehead to complete. Issue with rotten fence posts. Being investigated to see if quotes needed for EGPA committee.
Outside gym – with Cllr Whitehead to complete. DONE. No issues.
Pavilion – with Handyman to complete. DONE. No issues.
March assessments are:
Infectious risk – Clerk do with Chairman and Vice Chairman. DONE. No issues.
New Tree planting RA created.
Correspondence feedback for Cllrs – None
22/139. Items for next agenda. Possible defibs for Hodson and other hamlet locations on the April EGPA agenda – Cllr Rogers.
Meeting closed 20.28
All Actions to be completed by the next Full Committee meeting unless otherwise specified.
22/129. Write to SBC planning with concerns over Old Dairy application procedures.
22/137. Add Old Dairy Application to the March planning agenda.
22/139. Add item to April EGPA agenda.
20/16. Investigate end of Badbury footpath being blocked. Waiting for SBC officer update.