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Clerk’s Report: January 2018

Councillor Norman Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis, on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Councillor Davis served on the Council since 2006 and fulfilled the roles of Lead Councillor for Planning and Rights of Way.  He was instrumental in successfully campaigning for dropped kerbs in the village to improve access for disability scooter and pushchair users. His most recent nomination was as the Council’s representative on the Church Piece Charity.

He made a valuable contribution to life in his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

Councillor Davis will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his wife Carol, family and friends.

New Councillor

The Council welcome Oliver Grimes who was co-opted as a new Parish Councillor at the meeting on 10-Jan-2018.

Planning

17/11955/FUL – Cherry Tree House, Seagry Road, SN15 4RX – Two storey extension to replace current garage. Single storey extension to rear. An outbuilding will accommodate a new double garage and gym with a first-floor office space – Object.

Finance

Expenditure was approved for:

  • Community Grant for the VHMC at £500 for a Community Cinema
  • Support was given for an application by the School for an advisory, part time 20mph speed limit on the B4069 High Street with a potential cost of £1,500.00, being a 25% contribution to Wiltshire Council’s cost of works
  • Support was given for an application by the School for keep clear and parking restrictions road markings on Chestnut Road with a potential cost of £500.00, being a 25% contribution to Wiltshire Council’s cost of works.
  • The Draft Budget (v1.3) for 2018-19 was approved, subject to agreed amendments discussed at the meeting
  • The Council identified an increase in the financial commitment to grounds maintenance within the village and so it was agreed to a 2% increase on the Precept to £21.11 per household, giving the Parish Council a total Precept of £11,453.02 for 2018-19.

Highways

The Parish Steward will next be in the village on 12/13 February 2018 – please report any issues to Cllr Phil Jones or the Parish Clerk.

Road Closure

A350 to J17, M4 15-Jan to 8-Feb 2018 will be closed in 2 Phases between 20.00 and 06.00 on weeknights for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.

Church Piece Charity

Cllr K Pound was appointed as the Councils nominated trustee on the Church Piece Charity.

Great British Spring Clean 2-4 March 18

Cllr Ben Carter will be co-ordinating this event.  If you would like to get involved, please contact him at ben.carter@oldmillgroup.co.uk.  Details will also be available on the website.

Parish Councillor Vacancies

We have 3 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+, on the Electoral Register for the Parish and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 14 February 2018 in the Village Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.

 

Road Closure Notice A350-J17 M4 15th Jan – 8th Feb 2018

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of:

A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17, Kington Langley and Stanton St. Quintin

Phase One: 15 January, 22 January until 25 January & 30 January until 2 February 2018.
Week nights between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Phase Two: 16 January 2018 until 22 January 2018, 25 January until 30 January & 5 February until 8 February 2018.
Week nights between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5100) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Phase One – Northbound:

a) A350 (Part), Kington Langley; from its junction with Plough Crossroads to its junction with M4 Junction 17.

b) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A350 to its junction with A429.

c) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 to its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East.

Phase Two – Southbound:

d) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A429 to its junction with A350.

e) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East to its junction with M4 Junction 17.

To enable: Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement.

Alternative routes:

Phase One:
M4 westbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
M4 eastbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – M4 Junction 16. A429 / non-motorway traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4042 – A429 (unaffected length).

Phase Two:
M4 westbound traffic: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – M4.
M4 eastbound: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18. Southbound / non-motorway traffic: B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A350 (unaffected length).

The closures and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

For further information please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.

Policing Precept 2018-19 Consultation

community-policingLetter from Angus Macpherson MBE, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon:

“I wanted to inform you about the launch of my consultation on the policing precept for 2018/19. I would be grateful if you could share this and make residents aware of opportunities for consultation. The details are set out below or you can access a video of me outlining the proposals at https://youtu.be/lsKkPmUd1Nc

The policing precept consultation which launches today (2/1/2018) is looking for the views of Wiltshire residents on the proposed increase of £12 a year.

Currently the average band D household contributes £14.19 per month to local policing, but if residents back the proposal then this would rise to £15.19 per month.

As a Force, Wiltshire Police has seen the second highest increase in demand across the country in the last year yet the funding we receive from central government doesn’t recognise the increasing pressures our service is under.

In fact we receive the fourth lowest funding per head of population in England and Wales.

Since 2010, Wiltshire Police has received £19 million less but have been responding to more crimes and supporting more members of the public year on year.

Whilst we live in an incredibly safe county, there’s only so far the budget will stretch and we’re streamlining our services to ensure they’re as efficient as possible at the same time as keeping the public safe, but we are feeling the squeeze more than ever. Without this increase Wiltshire Police will have to look at further reductions in officers and staff to close a budget gap of around £3m.

That’s why I am asking whether residents in Wiltshire and Swindon would be prepared to pay an extra £1 a month to help bridge this gap.

This increase will mean that I can protect frontline services from further reductions and maintain the current level of service.

The consultation which runs from 2nd January 2018 to midday 31st January 2018 wants to hear your views on the proposed increase.

For more information on how to share your views please visit www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk, you can also email pcc@wiltshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or use #AskAngusPCC on social media.

With best wishes for 2018,

Angus Macpherson MBE

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon”

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis, on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Councillor Davis served on the Council since 2006 and fulfilled the roles of Lead Councillor for Planning and Rights of Way.  He was instrumental in successfully campaigning for dropped kerbs in the village to improve access for disability scooter and pushchair users. His most recent nomination was as the Council’s representative on the Church Piece Charity.

He made a valuable contribution to the life of his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

Councillor Davis will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his wife Carol and family.

Clerk’s Update: December 2017

UPDATE FROM SUTTON BENGER PARISH COUNCIL – DECEMBER 2017

Parish Councillor Vacancies – we have 3 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+, on the Electoral Register for the Parish and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.

Road Closure – B4122 from J17, M4 Roundabout to Junction with B4069 Draycot Cerne – will be closed from 18 January – 26 January 2018 (weeknights only) between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.  Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

School/High Street Crossing – Cllr Ben Carter is liaising with the School Governors and the Action Group to discuss what alternative safety measures can be introduced, including a School Crossing Patrol and advisory 20mph flashing signs on the High Street and keep clear & waiting restriction road markings on Chestnut Road.  A 25% contribution to the cost of these options would need to be met by the Parish Council.

Gossip Area Maintenance – many thanks to Peter Neale for all his hard work this year in maintaining the Council’s 4 Gossip Areas and cutting the ‘extra’ unowned grass verges and for the improvement work he recently carried out in Cowley Way.

WW1 Commemorative Tree on Rec – many thanks to Norman Hodnett, our resident Tree Warden, for all his help and advice on the tree we have planted at the Rec – it will be dedicated in a ceremony next year to commemorate WW1.  Also, many thanks to Cllr Keith Pound and his lovely wife for helping to plant the tree on a cold Saturday!

Rural Broadband Performance Survey – The Parish Council would like to better understand the broadband performance that we receive in the local area and have launched a survey to gather the data – please visit the website to complete the survey – http://www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk/community-hub/rural-broadband

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in the Village Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.

 

Wishing you all Good Health and Happiness in the coming year, from the Councillors and Clerk.

 

Temporary Closure of B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of:
B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger
18 – 26 January 2017 (weeknights only)
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5108) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 roundabout to its junction with B4069 Draycot Cerne.

To enable:

Wiltshire Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement scheme.

Alternative routes:

Local Traffic: Via B4069 – A420 – A350 and vice versa
Motorway Traffic: (B4069 / A420 – A350) – A4 – A3102 – Jct 16.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order which previously came into operation on 20-Nov-2017 will now recommence on 18 January 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required on weeknights only between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 until 26 January 2018. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.

The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Temporary Road Closure Notice: A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17

Wiltshire Council – Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17, Kington Langley and Stanton St. Quintin

Phase One: 15 January – 17 January 2018
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Phase Two : 18 January – 22 January 2018
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5 100 ) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Phase One – Northbound:

a) A350 (Part), Kington Langley; from its junction with Plough Crossroads to its junction with M4 Junction 17
b) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A350 to its junction with A429
c) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 to its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East.

Phase Two – Southbound:

d) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A429 to its junction with A350
e) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East to its junction with M4 Junction 17

To enable: Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement.

Alternative routes:

Phase One:
M4 westbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
M4 eastbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – M4 Junction 16.
A429 / non – motorway traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4042 – A429 (unaffected length).

Phase Two:
M4 westbound traffic: A429 (unaffected length) – B 4042 – A3102 – M4.
M4 eastbound: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
Southbound / non – motorway traffic: B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A350 (unaffected length).

The closures and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

For further informat ion please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.