Clerks Report: February 2017

Update From Sutton Benger Parish Council Meeting on 8 February 2017

Planning – Consideration was given to 3 tree applications:

17/00501/TCA – 16 High Street, SN15 4RD – Fell 1 Sycamore & 25% Reduction to Pagoda Tree – No Objections
17/00512/TCA – Wellesley Arms, High Street, SN15 4RD – Fell 1 Sycamore and 1 Elder – No Objections
17/00716/TCA – 4 Manor Farm Drive SN15 4RW – 2 Metre Crown Reduction to 1 Silver Birch and 1 Cherry Tree – No Objections

Great British Spring Clean – a village clean-up event will be held on Sat 4 and Sun 5 March from 10am – 12noon – all VOLUNTEERS WELCOME – equipment will be provided.  Further details available from the Parish Clerk, the Parish Noticeboard at The Bell and on the Website –

Safety Concern of School Children – the Clerk was asked to look into the over-parking of cars and lack of road markings at the Chestnut Road/Queens Close junction.  There is concern for the safety of school children during school drop-off and pick-up due to the lack of visibility caused by too many parked cars.


The Parish Council have been advised by the Highways Department that arrangements are being made to carry out the resurfacing works this year (2017-18) – subject to traffic management implications.  We will keep you posted….

We have also been advised that the 18t Weight Limit will now come into force in March 2017 but have no exact date yet….

In the meantime, please continue to report issues to Wiltshire Council by any/all of the following methods:

  • The MyWiltshire app on your smartphone (available to download at both the App Store (for iPhones and iPads) and from Google Play™ (for Android phones)).
  • Tel: 0300 456 0105
  • Email: (change to email previously listed)
  • Website:

Church Piece Charity – Nominated Trustee – the Council supported the nomination for Kay Taylor to continue as the Council’s nominated trustee on the Church Piece Charity and expressed their thanks for her continuing work on behalf of the Community.

Next Parish Council Meeting – The date of the next Parish Council Meeting is Wednesday 8th March 2017 in the Village Hall, starting at 7.45 pm.

Councillor Vacancies – there is currently 1 vacancy for Parish Councillor.  Please contact Linda Bragg, Parish Clerk on 07757 351584 / email: for further details and an Application Form if you would like to join our team.