13 June 2022 minutes

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1  Councillors Present: Cllr Collis, Cllr Drury, Cllr Strange, Cllr Henderson, and Cllr Woolford.  Wiltshire Cllr Bucknell.

Apologies: Cllr Luce

Absent: Cllr Rumming


2  To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on Monday, 9 May 2022.

Annual Meeting of the Council

May monthly meeting

Proposed – Cllr Henderson, Seconded – Cllr Woolford

Resolved: Approved.


3  To record declarations of interest from members regarding items on the agenda.



4  Clerk’s Report and Correspondence.

See separate document.  Clerk report, June 2022


5   Planning Applications to Consider

a.  PL/2022/04098 – Land at Marsh Farm, SN4 8ER – Variation of condition 2 on 19/10436/VAR to allow incorporation of solar panel scheme, associated battery & meter housings.

Resolved: Support – Favourable to environment.


b.  PL/2022/03453 and PL/2022/03824 – Midge Hall, SN4 8ER – Install solar panels in adjoining paddock.

Resolved: Support – Favourable to environment.


c.  PL/2022/03300 – Land at East End Farm, Brinkworth – Change of Use, New Vehicle Access and Stable Block.

Resolved: Object – Development in open countryside, access visibility on a high-speed road. Wiltshire Cllr Bucknell will call in to committee if planning officer is minded to approve.


Applications determined:

a.  PL/2021/11099 – Midge Hall Farm, SN4 8ER – Change of use of stable block to 5 commercial units.

Approved with Conditions.



6    Highway/Roadwork/Parish Maintenance to Consider.

a.  Gullies needing clearing.

Gullies between Spittleborough Farm and Sally Pussey’s on A3102 already reported.


b.  Temporary Closure of Hook Street (Part) – from junction with C414 for a distance of approximately 250m in south-easterly direction. – 28 June 2022.




7   Other Business To Consider.

a.  Whether to pursue registering the village green.

Clerk will email Martin Cook at Wiltshire Highways to inquire who owns and/or controls the land.


b.  Purchase of condolence photo of the Queen – 10×8 print only.

Proposed – Cllr Woolford, Seconded – Cllr Strange; Four in favour, one opposed.

Resolved:   Approved.


8   Finance To Consider.

a.  Expenditures:

i.  Reimbursement to clerk: Jubilee food/decorations (£86.84), Microsoft 365 (£11.28) – Total of £98.12          (paid);

Jubilee decorations/office supplies – £6.53

ii.  Community First Insurance – £238.73

iii.  H&W Print (mugs) – £540

Proposed – Cllr Woolford, Seconded – Cllr Henderson.

Resolved: All payments approved.


b.  Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

i.  Annual Internal Audit Report 2021/22 – Noted.


ii.  Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2021/22

Proposed – Cllr Woolford, Seconded – Cllr Drury


iii.  Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2021/22

Proposed – Cllr Drury, Seconded – Cllr Henderson.


iv.  Certificate of Exemption 2021/22

Proposed – Cllr Henderson, Seconded – Cllr Woolford.

Resolved: AGAR Sections 1 and 2, and Certificate of Exemption Approved.


v.  Clerk to set commencement of Notice of Public Rights

Notice of Public Rights will be 20 June – 29 July 2022.


9   Matters Arising for Next Meeting.

  • Proposal made by Lidl to build a store on land at Marsh Farm.


Parishioners raised an issue with driving speed of farming equipment around the village. The matter has already been reported to police.


Date/time of next meeting:     Monday, 11 July 2022, 19:00.


With all business concluded, the meeting closed at 20:12.


R. Love – Clerk/RFO