Clerk’s Report: November 2017

Update from Sutton Benger Parish Council – November 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.

Planning

17/09635/FUL – Oakleigh Acres, Draycot Cerne SN15 5LH – Two Bay Modular Office/Welfare Building & Demolition of Existing Office Building – Support.

17/09786/LBC – Avon Viaduct, Sth of Christian Malford, SN15 4LW – Installation of OLE masts for the electrification of the GWML – No Comment.

17/09908/TCA – 20 High Street, SN15 4RF – Fell 5 Elder (T1, T2, T3, T7 & T18), 1 Leylandii (T8), 1 Plum Tree (T9), 1 Apple Tree (T10), 1 Laburnam (T12), & Remove Secondary Stems from Plum Tree (T13); and 30% Reduction to Apple Tree (T11) – Support.

17/09800/FUL – Land South of Bell House Hotel, SN15 4RH – Proposed re-building of existing outbuilding to create new dwelling with landscaping – No Comment.

17/10158/LBC – Land South of Bell House Hotel, SN15 4RH – Proposed re-building of existing outbuilding to create new dwelling with landscaping – No Comment.

17/03417/OUT – Land South-East of Junction 17 of M4 Motorway, Kington Langley – further revised plans – an update on the current situation was given by Cllr Phil Jones.

Finance

Expenditure was approved for improvements to planting, maintenance and tree works at the Gossip Areas (£500) and releasing CIL funds to the Village Hall Management Committee for scoping plans for proposed improvements to the Village Hall.

The Cllrs suggested the following projects for inclusion in the Draft Budget for 2018-19:

  • Trim-trail around the Rec
  • Cycle rack at the village hall
  • Netball posts and hoops at the Rec

Gossip Area at Neville Terrace

The residents of Neville Terrace are to be consulted on proposals to try and improve the gravelled gossip area to the front of properties 6-10.

Highways

The Parish Steward will next be in the village on 4/5 December 2017 – please report any issues to the Parish Clerk.

Road Closure

B4122 from J17, M4 to Draycot Cerne 20-Nov to 8- Dec 2017 will be closed between 20.00 and 06.00 for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.

Household Recycling Centre Refurbishment Programme

The Centre at Stanton St Quintin will the CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT from 4 December to 18 December 2017.

School/High Street Crossing

Following the publication of the Taking Action on School Journey report for Sutton Benger Primary School, Cllr Ben Carter is to liaise with the School Governors to discuss what alternative safety measures can be introduced.

Rights of Way

Two stiles are in need of repair and Cllr Leigh Varnham is looking into the cost of replacing some of the stiles with kissing gates to improve access to some of the paths.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Two members of the Group presented a comprehensive presentation of their Analysis of housing numbers and the Housing Policy, which is now with the Wiltshire Council Case Officer for amendment and review.  Cllr Sarah Kelly was appointed as the Liaison for the Parish Council.

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

Remembrance Sunday

Cllr Phil Jones represented the Parish Council and laid a Wreath at the Service held on 12 November 2017.  Many thanks to Alison Muir for arranging delivery of the wreath again this year.

Next Parish Council Meeting

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

Patient Transport Survey: 16 October – 10 November 2017

Clinical Commissioning Groups across the South West are seeking views from patients on how they can provide fair access to NHS-funded non-emergency transport.

The survey is open from Monday 16 October – Friday 10 November 2017.

The aim of the survey is to help inform the development of a consistent approach to eligibility for NHS-funded patient transport. Patient transport is a non-emergency service offered to people who cannot get to their hospital appointments because their health condition impacts on their ability to use routine transport (cars/trains/buses/taxis/wheelchair taxis).

National eligibility criteria were set in 2007, however these have been subject to variation in local interpretation, agreed exclusions and the way that eligibility is applied. The aim of the Clinical Commissioning Groups is to ensure that NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport is provided in a fair way for all those who need help getting to hospital appointments.

Complete the survey here.

Clerk’s Report: October 2017

UPDATE FROM SUTTON BENGER PARISH COUNCIL – OCTOBER 2017

Linda Bragg, Parish Clerk contact details – Tel: 07757 351584

Email: parishclerk@suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk

New Parish Councillor – the Council were pleased to co-opt Sarah Kelly onto the Council.

Parish Councillor Vacancies – we still 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.

Planning

17/008454/FUL – 14 Queens Close – Single storey flat roof extension forming family room & study – No Objections.

17/08536/VAR – Stone House 37 Chestnut Road SN15 4RP – Variation of Condition 8 of N/02/02930/FUL (Dwelling house and garage) to allow for alterations to the front wall – No Objections.

17/08914/FUL – 19 Cowley Way SN15 4SD – Two storey side extension, conversion of part of existing garage & pitched roof to existing sunroom – No Objections.

Finance – the Clerk asked Cllrs to consider any village projects for inclusion in the Draft Budget for 2018-19 to be presented at the next meeting.

Highways – The Parish Steward will next be in the village on 6/7 November 2017 – please report any issues to the Parish Clerk.

Road Closure – B4122 from J17, M4 to Draycot Cerne 20-Nov to 8- Dec 2017 will be closed between 20.00 and 06.00 for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.

Pavement/Footpath Improvements List 2017-18 – the 2 pavements nominated for inclusion on Wiltshire Councils List were on Sutton Lane and the High Street at the entrance to French Gardens.

Household Recycling Centre Refurbishment Programme – The Centre at Stanton St Quintin will the CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT from 4 December to 18 December 2017.

Wiltshire Waste Management Strategy Consultation – Wilts Council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how they collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire.   They are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that their strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services.  The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.

We would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the consultation survey on the council’s website – https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=150452367706

Following the consultation, the draft version of the future waste management strategy will be circulated to all respondents, including Area Boards, in January 2018 in order to ensure that it is reflective of consultees’ comments. It will then be reported to Environment Select Committee, Cabinet, and full Council to be adopted.

Next Parish Council Meeting – The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 8 November 2017 in the Village Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.

WCC: “The Challenges & Opportunities We Face”

You may be interested to view the slide deck that WCC presented at a meeting on September 18th 2017 titled, “The challenges and opportunities we face.”

The presentation discusses:

  • Their vision and priorities
  • Challenges
  • The new business plan and how they will work differently
  • Asks how we can meet the challenges together

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Download a copy of the slides here

Road Closure Notice – B4122 (Part) J17 M4-Draycot Cerne

Wiltshire Council
Section 14((11)) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

 

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

20 November – 8 December 2017

Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

 

Notice (TTRO 5015) 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//MM4 highways improvement scheme.

Alternative routes:

Local Traffic: Via B4069 – A420 – A 350 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 will come into operation on 20 November 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required nightly between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 until 8 December 2017. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Jack Francis (WWiltshire Council)) on 0782 6 943272.

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

Wiltshire Council Car Parking Review

Wiltshire County Council are running a Car Parking Review consultation.

The story is on the front page of their website on the news portal http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/parking-charges-consultation-now-live

A link to the consultation is displayed prominently on the main parking landing page: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parking-home

Background

Despite rising operational costs and increasing service demands, the council has not applied any inflationary increases to car parking charges since 2011 and this has resulted in service standards being reduced to levels that are now effecting the management of parking arrangements.

There is also a requirement to invest in new technologies to maximise the benefit of the council’s limited resources by automating parking usage, using technology to meet the demand of parking users for quick and easy payments and to bring benefits to the local communities for example greater enforcement of parking orders outside of schools.

A number of options to increase the funding of the Parking Service have been proposed. Each option has been costed so that choices can be made in light of the effects any changes may have on the public, businesses and visitors as well as how that option contributes to the overall council budget shortfall.

The preferred method to receive comments is through completion of the on-line electronic questionnaire available through the Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal webpage.

Please note that there is no requirement to register or log-in to the portal to respond through the on-line questionnaire.

Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request by contacting the council on the below number.

If you have any queries, please contact the council using these details:

Car Parking Survey
Parking Services
Wiltshire Council
Monkton Park offices
Monkton Hill
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 1ER

Tel: 01249 706131

Wiltshire Waste Management Strategy Consultation

The council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how they collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire.

WCC are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that their strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services.

The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.

WCC would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the consultation survey on the council’s website.

Following the consultation, the draft version of the future waste management strategy will be circulated to all respondents, including Area Boards, in January 2018 in order to ensure that it is reflective of consultees’ comments. It will then be reported to Environment Select Committee, Cabinet, and full Council to be adopted.

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Wiltshire Mobile Library Service Review

WCC are carrying out a routine review of their mobile library routes and have requested comments of the Parish Council and the community on the proposed mobile library schedules for our area.

The consultation documents are available to view online from the Wiltshire Libraries webpage at http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/ from 4th September. Members of the public and customers can make a comment about routes in their community by downloading and completing the Consultation Feedback form. All review documents and feedback forms are also available from the mobile library.

The consultation period is from 4th September to 4th November 2017 and during this period WCC will also be consulting directly with customers of the North and South Mobile libraries. Following the consultation WCC hope to be in a position to introduce revised routes in February 2018.