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Monday club news

 

As we reported last month, the Monday Club was first opened in 1984, and so this year we will be 30 years old!  We plan to celebrate this milestone with a tea party on Monday August 18th, in the Bromham Social Centre, between 2:30pm and 4pm,   and we would like to invite our many friends and supporters to come and join us for tea, sandwiches and cakes and a catch up chat.  There have been many people over the years who have given their time, energy or financial support to help with the running of the  club, and if you are still living near enough to come and join us we will be delighted. We will also have a small  bring and buy table to help with club funds.

We were delighted in early July when Ivor Gardner brought some luscious trays of bedding plants up to the Centre for us.  They were quickly snapped up, and raised £17 for the Club. Thank you Ivor very much.

The time for kurling came around again a few weeks ago, and although we only had time for one end (due to an unfortunate incident involving some soup!), with Denis and June as our captains we had a lively close game, with a final score of 7 to Denis and 6 to June, with Denis as top scoring player.

The following week Music and Mirth visited us, and John and Margaret Craig, plus Jennie and David, gave us an entertaining afternoon of well known melodies, and humour.  We were pleased they felt at home enough to try out a few newly learnt songs for their first public airing – and all went well!

We were approached by Paul McDonald of John Stuart funeral directors asking to come and talk to us.  We were a little wary, but agreed to his request, (privately agreeing that if he suggested measuring us up we would politely ask him to leave!)  In the event however the afternoon proved a useful and thought provoking discussion, and Paul was able to offer reassurance to help through difficult times.

This year we have lost quite a few of our older well loved members for differing reasons.  This means that our numbers are down generally, which may affect our Wiltshire Council funding.

So we really would like some new members to come and join us.  Anyone over 60 who would like to have some company one day a week is welcome to come and take a look at what we do, or give me a ring and I will come and see you.  If transport is a problem we can help if you live in Bromham or Rowde.

Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166

THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE 18TH!

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Monday club news

MONDAY CLUB NEWS

 

As many local people will remember, the Monday Club was first opened in 1984, and so this year we will be 30 years old!  We plan to celebrate this milestone with a tea party on Monday August 18th, in the Bromham Social Centre, between 2:30pm and 4pm.  We will also have a bring and buy table, and we would like to invite our many friends and supporters to come and join us for tea, sandwiches and cakes and a catch up chat.  There have been many people over the years who have given their time, energy or financial support to help with the running of the  club, and if you are still living near enough to come and join us we will be delighted.

We were very pleased to receive a cheque recently for £100 from Rowde Parish Council.

We only met twice between the first two Bank Holidays, but at that time the weather had warmed up a bit and we enjoyed the sun shining in at last.  We had a return visit from Scott who entertained us through the afternoon with a varied selection of songs; and on the other week we entertained ourselves with a selection of readings and poems, both serious and humorous.  We also tackled some quizzes about the meanings of words to keep the brains ticking over.  One of the poems we shared was written by our most senior member Vic Reed, who was inspired to put pen to paper following the wet winter we had.  Vic has written many poems over the years and we thought you may like to enjoy his latest one:

 

The Floods

Across the fields the water came

Up to the farmer’s door.

The clouds were low, the rain came down,

The floods were here once more.

 

The army came, the Navy too,

 To give a helping hand

Filling up the sandbags

With all the local sand.

 

And now the worst is over,

Or is it?  We do not know;

And now comes all the hard work

Getting the seeds to grow.

 

Last Monday which was June 9th, we had a speaker on a serious subject but presented under the title “Tax, Care and Toy Boys”!  Needless to say our expectations were high, but in the event it all boiled down to managing our finances in the most efficient way – useful but hardly exciting.

If you are elderly, or house bound or needing some company because you live alone it may well be our club is right for you.  It’s a wonderful place to make new friends [and probably find some old ones] and enjoy some company.  So if you would like to come and join us on a Monday at the Social Centre do give me a ring.  We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.

Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166

THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A red carpet for the war in Bromham and Rowde

The villages of Bromham and Rowde will be a riot of red for the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in August through plans made by the headteacher at St Nicholas Primary School in Bromham.

 

Hilary McMeekin was prompted to plant as many poppies as possible after seeing news of a similar effort in Kent.

She said: “I read that a Royal British Legion branch in Kent was planting poppies to commemorate the outbreak of war in 1914.

“I thought it was a lovely idea to have a wash of Flanders poppies in our area for the commemoration.”

The school took advantage of a link-up between the Royal British Legion and B&Q to donate £1 to the charity for every packet of poppy seeds sold. The school’s friends’ association bought enough to plant the school grounds and give each child a packet to take home.The authorities at St Nicholas Church joined in and poppies have been planted in a cross shape in the church grounds.

Then the idea spread to neighbouring Rowde.

This is Wiltshire - Tuesday 13 May 2014

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Sluggish trade puts Bromham Post Office in doubt

Bromham shopowners Adrian and Thea Dunn are urging people to use the Post Office or it will close.

The Post Office relocated to Bromham Stores, in The Chantry, at the beginning of February, but the couple say usage is disappointing.

Mrs Dunn, 41, said: “Business at the Post Office has been really slow. People don’t seem to know it’s moved. The shop is subsidising the Post Office and we have got the Post Office on a year’s contract and if at the end of the year it’s not been worthwhile we will say it’s got to go.

“The Post Office isn’t making anything, the shop is holding it up at the moment. The Post Office has to be viable. It cost us personally a lot of money to put in the Post Office facility in the shop.”

The Post Office was previously in New Road, Bromham, and was run by David Price for 16 years, before he retired at the end of January. Mr Dunn took on an extra member of staff with the relocation of the Post Office.

It is open for longer than previously and open seven days a week, the same hours as the shop.

Mr Dunn and his wife took over Bromham Stores in June 2011. They moved from Swanage, Dorset, where Mr Dunn was a stonemason. They have ten-year-old twins, a boy and a girl.

Mrs Dunn said: “When I used the Post Office when it was at David’s place there were always people in there and sometimes there were queues. Now, sometimes only a handful of people a day are using it, it’s just such a shame.

“I don’t know if people, including in Rowde and Sandy Lane, know that it has moved to our shop. I think it’s lack of awareness that the Post Office is still in Bromham. We really need people to use it otherwise we are going to lose it.”

Peter Paget, chairman of Bromham Parish Council, said: “I am disappointed that more people are not using the Post Office. It could be because it’s difficult to park there, but if it’s not paying we shall lose it.”

This is Wiltshire - Tuesday 13 May 2014

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Monday Club news

MONDAY CLUB NEWS

Just a short report this month as we have missed two Mondays due to Bank Holidays.  Before Easter we enjoyed a return visit from Forbes Robertson who always gives us a lively afternoon with his guitar and his fiddle.  Apart from a general selection of songs, Forbes specialities are cheerful jigs at breakneck speed, and also comic songs which tell a story. 

We only had one week back before Mayday, and on that occasion we were visited by a representative of Age UK who talked to us about the possibilities of financial assistance to obtain extra help at home, and also explored other areas of interest where Age UK could help.  There should be more news next month after we’ve had a few weeks back at Club.

If you are elderly, or house bound or needing some company because you live alone it may well be our club is right for you.  It’s a wonderful place to make new friends [and probably find some old ones] and enjoy some company.  So if you would like to come and join us on a Monday at the Social Centre do give me a ring.  We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.

Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166

THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.

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MONDAY CLUB NEWS

 

We are making the most of these recent Mondays before we hit the “Bank Holiday Season”.  As Easter Monday is later this year, the May Spring Bank Holiday follows on so closely it seems as if we’re never here!

A few weeks ago we were very happy to have John Drew back with us to take us on our travels again, and this time it was to Canada and Alaska.  With the big screen in the darkened hall and John’s interesting commentary it was a memorable trip, particularly for those who had been there in the past and so could revisit familiar places.

A lovely surprise for us was a visit from the School Choir one Monday morning to sing some new songs they have learnt, and the first vibrant number shook us wide awake.  Happy smiling faces making beautiful music is a good way to start the week  -  our good fortune to be the audience.

Another of our favourite entertainers paid us a return visit.  Martin Smith has perfected a mix of humour and music which we can readily relate to – sometimes calling us all sorts of outlandish names and sometimes cajoling us to sing along with him, he certainly keeps us all awake and chuckling.

And so the weeks slipped by and it was time for kurling again   -  and this time it was Lenny who led his team to a comprehensive win,  even though they got off to a shaky start.

If you are elderly, or house bound or needing some company because you live alone it may well be our club is right for you.  It’s a wonderful place to make new friends [and probably find some old ones] and enjoy some company.  So if you would like to come and join us on a Monday at the Social Centre do give me a ring.  We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.

Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166

THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.

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Plan for 50 new Bromham houses abandoned

The Crown Estate has dropped plans to build 50 houses in Bromham after concerns were raised by the parish council.

The Crown, which owns a considerable amount of land in the village, has been discussing proposals with the parish council over a number of years.

But its latest scheme for 50 houses did not find favour with the parish council.

The homes were proposed to be built at the rear of the Rectory and Breach Close with access from The Pound.

The land is grade two agricultural land and classed as an exception site with some archaeological significance.

The Crown Estate said half of the 50 homes could be classed as affordable.

The parish council suggested a scheme for 15 homes, but it was told this was not suitable.

Peter Paget, chairman of Bromham Parish Council, said: “The parish council was against 50 houses, we thought that was far too much for Bromham.

“We did a housing needs survey two years ago that identified there was a need for 19 houses.

“We were looking for a compromise so we thought 15 homes was an optimal amount for our village.

“The Crown Estate didn’t think 15 houses would be viable for them to do a scheme.”

This is Wiltshire - Thursday 13th March 2014

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MONDAY CLUB NEWS

Lengthening days and brighter weather have helped recently to make us more inclined to venture out on Mondays, although in spite of the rain our attendance has kept up well through the winter, with fewer than usual coughs and colds reported.  Without icy pavements and roads to worry about, getting to club has been less of an ordeal for some. Then when the sun shines in through the windows and warms us up, the spirits lift and we can get on with the important business of enjoying ourselves!

We had a visit from Mike Pope a few weeks ago, who is the farmer on whose land the film set for the TV filming of Larkrise to Candleford was constructed.  The amount of effort and attention to detail that goes into making such sets is amazing, and the reality achieved by all sorts of innovative means is impressive.  Mike showed us lots of pictures throughout the construction process, and recounted tales about incidents during filming.  It would be nice to watch the series again knowing what we know now.

During March we celebrated with Vic as he reached his 95th birthday.  As the programme for the afternoon was a Kurling match, Vic and his wife Doreen again went head to head as the team captains and we’re pleased to say that this time ”girl power“ kicked in and Doreen’s team were victorious with 16 points to Vic’s 10.

Last week we had a visit from Tony and Jenny of Border Fashions who brought along their range of clothing for sale in the afternoon; whilst we had an all day ongoing battle of the Wiisport ten pin bowling with our reigning  champion Arnold fighting off all contenders; and others tackled some anagrams to keep the grey matter going.

And so another Monday ended.  If you are elderly, or house bound or needing some company because you live alone it may well be our club is right for you.  It’s a wonderful place to make new friends [and probably find some old ones] and enjoy some company.  So if you would like to come and join us on a Monday at the Social Centre do give me a ring.  We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.

Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166

THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.

 

 

 

 

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BPC minutes 7 October 2013

BROMHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING: 7TH October 2013

PRESENT: P Paget  R Amor B Amor  J Collens P Collins A Collins K Mahoney

P Mortimer M Paget C Read P Thomas      

M Lewis, P Davis                     

 

1.

ACCEPTANCE OF APOLOGIES: LB & SS

Action

2.

PARISHIONERS 10 MINUTES:

Pound Allotments: Following notice to vacate his allotment in April, ML explained that since becoming a tenant last year he has spent numerous hours and funds to get his plot in order and planted, and asked the PC to reconsider keeping some of the plots. The PC has also received correspondence from another tenant with the same request.  Although tenants will have first choice of new plots in New Road, this would not compensate money and time spent at the Pound, also the convenience of having a plot so close to their properties.

The PC appreciates the work done to keep the plots in good order, but felt that due to the difficulty letting these allotments, it has become very difficult for the few who remain, therefore feel that new more manageable plots offered in New Road will be more beneficial and easier to maintain.  The PC agreed to help financially with the move.

Millennium Field Boundaries: PD feels that the boundary of the field is incorrect according to a map he was given by Wadsworth when the Working Men’s Club car park was sold. RH to contact Wansbroughs to clarify boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RH

 

3.

PC MINUTES TO BE SIGNED – 9th September 2013

 

4.

ACTION UPDATE FROM MINUTES:

·      WC/CLARENCE:, Hawkstreet, , old SE Poles, litter bin Wyatt’s Lake, A342 footpath, fir trees Yard Lane, potholes Church Hill and Durlett Farm, Chantry/Church Hill wall, Stoney Lane, grips at Roughmoor, Westbrook road repairs. Ragwort. – Church Hill wall cannot be re-pointed requires major work, WC will be carrying out the work.  Other work has been put on the works programme, but WC is having problems with the contractor.

·      Pavilion Clock- KM supplied various options and priced, 23” @ £79.95, safety glass to be checked? Battery operated.

·      Council Track Repairs- water problems/plainings on going

·      WC Site Meeting –26th Sept. 20 MPH Speed Limit/metro machine  – Highfield/Pound+ parking (Area Forum)  Community Watch Scheme/volunteers training. RH to contact volunteer for training programme.  Metro monitor requested for the Pound and Highfield. White lines have been suggested to prevent parking at the junctions as a first solution. It was considered that a one way system would only increase the speed of traffic, altering the right of way for the junction was also discussed.

·      Church Yard Extension Wall/coping stones: the quotation for the coping stones was £1060. It was felt that the stone are not causing a danger, so will be reconsidered in the next financial year.  Quote to be requested for the crack in the wall.

·      Football goal posts to be removed. PP

·      Wall opposite the Oliver Cromwell. On-going.

·      2 The Leaze – update. Still being monitored, although the caravan is still on site.

·      Breach Close boundaries. Letters sent to residents concerned.

·      Church Wall weeds- removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RH

PP

 

 

5.

BMX/SKATEBOARD AREA REPORT/UPDATE/GRANTS/ TREE GRANT/PLANTING

Two more grant applications have been completed –LAND FILL AND Sports England.

A grant has also been approved for 105 trees, to be delivered in 5-6 weeks.  The area for planting could not be agreed due to the uncertain location of the Skate park/BMX track.  CR is willing to keep the trees on her property until the spring for planting, a map of the scheme to be produced for the next meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

CR

6.

CROWN ESTATE HOUSING PROPOSALS: AL Hannigan has been in contact with the Clerkto discuss the consultation article for inclusion in the Par/mag. Draft copy to be forwarded.

 

7.

AREA BOARD/FORUM MEETING REPORTS: Next meeting November.

 

8.

SOCIAL CENTRE REPORT/THE OWL –  Blocked drains require attention.

New Chairman – J Brown, M Wallis as secretary.  Many thanks to B Amor for h99is role of Chairman. BA will remain on the committee.

P/Mag request for Committee Members?

 

9.

ALLOTMENTS – APPLICATIONS : M Pritchard’s land that is to be vacated in April – application received from B & J Smart.  This land has been advertised, no other formal applications received. PRO MP SEC KM  Vote: 6 in favour, 2 abstained, PC & AC declared and interest.

Application for NR2 by J Almond. PRO KM SEC PM

VACANCIES –

Pound Notice to tenants/T May (Pound Tenants see above)  The PC agreed to give all tenants who transferred to New Road one year rent free in way of compensation. PRO PC SEC MP AIF

 

 

10.

PLAY AREA REPORT: Gate to be replaced. EB repo9rted graffiti on the Pound footpath seat. KM to inspect/remove.

PM requested a fence at the Pound Playing field to prevent children running across the road. PM to get price for a post/wire fence.

KM

 

PM

11.

PARISH PROPERTY INSPECTIONS:  signed by councillors. DEFIBRILLATOR INSPECTIONS: reports received. Condensation becoming a problem. RH to contact RS . 8 new pads ordered. SOCIAL CENTRE. Drains? -  PAVILION REPAIRS: on going, Quotation for repairs £1600, two more quotes to be obtained. PP/RH

Quote for Horseshow seat £90.00+ materials, work to be carried when the wood is dry. The Pound Bus shelter £150.00 plus materials. Agreed.

Cemetery Hedge to be cut. JB

Bier House repairs agreed at £50 for guttering and £245 for roof repairs By D Garrett.

Hawkstreet Noticeboard:  broken glass removed and board repaired.

 

RH

 

PP/RH

 

 

JB

12.

DOG FOULING: Parish Mag response/New Bins/bags- No response from article. Bags are not provided. 2 Bins to be ordered. , WC? New signs?  Colour coded signs discussed. Publicise Dog Orders on field entrances.

RH

13.

PARISH NOTICE BOARD POLICY: To be discussed at the Policy Meeting on Nov 4th.

 

14.

QDJ POUND FIELD –PLAQUES:   On going. PP

PP

15.

TWINNING COMMITTEE REPORT – Pudding afternoon was a success. RH is visiting Ingrandes 9-14th Oct.

 

16.

CHEQUES TO BE SIGNED: PRO MP  SEC KM  AIF

2274: R Humphries 2339.10 2275: E Brown 200.00 2276:  B Bullock 354.00  

2278: Callaway 321.04  2279 : Grant Thornton 360.00 2280: ADE lee 90.20

2281:  Heartbeat Trust 52.50 2282:   Crown Estate 4250.00 2283:  D Rudman 265.00  2284:Inland REV 56.62 2285:Social Centre 18.00

Cemetery Mower replacement: Two quotes received at £1600/£2400.  The opportunity occurred for the purchase of a ‘known’ second hand mower at £700, this was agreed by PP,JB,RA,BA &RH between meetings.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND BANK RECONCILIATION: Adopted as recommended by the Finance Committee. PRO JC SEC PM TOTAL ASSETS:  £39068.33 see Finance minutes for full accounts.

CLERK’S SALARY REVIEW: Following a 3 year wage freeze a salary increase was recommended by the Finance Committee in line with NALC pay scale

Recommendation as from April Ist 2013.   The Clerks hours of work have also been increased from 10.5 hours to 12.5hours/week as calculated by NALC/ population etc. The recommended annual salary awarded was £8638 plus expenses of £500 to cover office, phone and petrol from October 1st 2013.    PRO MP SEC PC. RH thanked the Council.  It was agreed to review the Clerk’s salary annually in the future.

Came & Co Insurance: RH met with the Regional Account Executive to discuss the PC insurance cover, and risk assessments.  Everything is in place as required, the only item raised was we do not have the 3 kiosks covered on our insurance.  RH to add.

External Audit: Completed  and advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RH

17.

CORRESPONDENCE/EMAILS:  See Page Four

Sandridge Solar Farm:  no comments received.

 

18.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

30 Horsepool: single and two storey extension (resubmission od 13/01019/Ful  NO OBJ

125 Westbrook, Chittoe Mill: summerhouse and occasional annex.  NO OBJ

124 St Edith’s Marsh: retention of summer house and topiary elephant.  NO OBJ

Galica House, Horsepool: two storey detached garage with accommodation over.  NO OBJ

 

19

URGENT PARISH BUSINESS:

·         Church Hill – JC reported accident with speeding car, Concern also about the speed of cyclists travelling down the hill, often not visible.

·         Tree opposite the village shop – responsibility of the Shop proprietor, cost implications? PP/AC to get quote for removal.  PC could contribute to the cost as in the interest of the Parish.

·         Hedge at St Edith’s Marsh require cutting. JB

·         Telephone wire too low at the back of The Oliver Cromwell. Highways

·         Street Cleaning – High Street leaves? Wiltshire Waste road sweeper costs £35/hour.

·         Grass mowing’s left in hedge at Angell House. RH/Asters.

·         Website update? November.

·         Speed a concern in New Road.

·         Footpath sign –New Road.

·         Beach hedge and Tree to the side and rear of the Social Centre causing concern for adjacent property.

 

 

 

PP/AC

 

JB

 

RH

RH

 

 

 

 

PP

20.

DATE OF  NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 11TH NOVEMBER

 

 

 

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BPC minutes 9 September 2013

BROMHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING: 9th September 2013

PRESENT: P Paget  R Amor B Amor J Butler J Collens P Collins A Collins K Mahoney

P Mortimer M Paget C Read S Skelt P Thomas                            L Bryant (WC)    

 

1.

ACCEPTANCE OF APOLOGIES: D Powney

Action

2.

PARISHIONERS 10 MINUTES:

Request for a ‘No Ball Games’ sign to be erected by the Millennium Cross? It was agreed to monitor the situation, the police have been asked to check this area when visiting the area.

 

3.

PC MINUTES TO BE SIGNED – 8th July 201signed as a true record – PRO PM SEC RA AIF

 

4.

ACTION UPDATE FROM MINUTES:

·   WC/CLARENCE:, Hawkstreet, , old SE Poles, litter bin Wyatt’s Lake, A342 footpath, fir trees Yard Lane, potholes Church Hill and Durlett Farm, Chantry/Church Hill wall, Stoney Lane, Chantry litter bin- Pavilion Clock: on going

·   Council Track Repairs: on going

·   WC Site Meeting –20 MPH Speed Limit? Metro machine results at Church Hill – qualifies for a Community Watch Scheme-discuss with WC, 3 volunteers available+Pound parking -Site meeting arranged for 26th September 9.30pm

·   Church Yard Extension Wall; wc on going

·   Best Kept Village Competition  results: ,  joint second, only 1 point behind Burbage who came first. All comments were positive. The 10 bags of compost were delivered to the school or their garden boxes.

·   Cemetery Entrance: completed. REQUEST for the beech hedge is also to be trimmed.

·   Ist Aid Course 16th & 23rd July Feedback: : 12 parishioners had 2x 3hour sessions, due to thevery hot weather this was held outside on the Jubilee Field. A very informative course subsidised by £20/person by the Parish Council.

·   Football goal posts to be removed: on going

·   Wall opposite the Oliver Cromwell: RH to contact WC

·   2 The Leaze: being monitored by the Enforcement Officer with the caravan beingremoved and another inspection on 16th September.

·   Breach Close boundaries: It has been noticed that some residents have removed their boundary fence and hedges to the edge of the car park, it was agreed that residents could maintain this area, but it will remain the property of the Parish Council/Crown Estate. Letters to be sent to residents

·   Beech tree Social Centre entrance: trimmed back for visibility.

·   WC Highways:  site meeting on 26th September to discuss road markings at the

      Melksham junction, parking issues at the Pound/Highfield, speed restrictions.

·   Church Hill: the speed monitor metro count showed that the 85th percentile was 35.3mph.This qualifies for a community speed watch scheme. If anyone is interested in volunteering for training for this scheme, please contact the Clerk.

 

5.

BMX/SKATEBOARD AREA REPORT/UPDATE:

£5000 grant has been awarded to the BMX scheme, total raised is £11710. Further grants are being applied for from Landfill and Sports England.

 

CR/RH

6.

CROWN ESTATE HOUSING PROPOSALS: Al Hannigan has been in contact and hopes to provide an article for the October Par/mag for a parishioner’s consultation.

 

7.

AREA BOARD/FORUM MEETING REPORTS:

The July meeting at The Social Centre was well supported.

The Primary Care Unit is still under discussion.

Thanks also given by the PC to LB for contribution to help ensure the BPC BMX grant application.

 

8.

SOCIAL CENTRE REPORT/THE OWL – MINUTES 20TH MAY TO BE SIGNED- agreed

PRO JC SEC BA for 3year insurance cover option.

 

 

9.

ALLOTMENTS – APPLICATIONS; R Tempest for NR 5 PRO RA SEC KM

VACANCIES – 1 allotment available, plus market garden area approx. 3.5 acres at Crow Hill/Westfield’s from April 2013. RH to advertise

Winner of the Best Kept Allotment is Mr C Sawyer; the cup will be inscribed, awarded and kept for one year, also one year free rent.

The Pound: Following the Annual inspection where the condition of the Pound allotments was highlighted, It was agreed to give tenants of the Pound allotments six months’ notice – these allotments are difficult to let and due to the varying sizes difficult to maintain. 

The Tenant of the land adjacent to the New Road plots to be given notice to relinquish ¼ acre to provide 8 new small garden plots. Tenants of the Pound allotments to be given first choice.

 

10.

PLAY AREA REPORT: The gate at the Social Centre area to be repaired and replaced.

The fence has been repaired and bark replenished.

 

11.

PARISH PROPERTY INSPECTIONS:  signed by councillors.

DEFIBRILLATOR  INSPECTIONS:- new pads have been ordered. 4/5 reports received.

Annual Property inspection: some maintenance required on the pavilion – on going PP

The inside of the bus shelter at the Pound is to be painted, and the seat on the Social Centre verge is to be re-varnished. RH to get quote from S Dolman.

Parish Orchard: some trees may need to be replaced. PP/NP

Notice Boards: due to a disagreement regarding notices posted on the village centre board, it has been suggested that a Notice Board Policy is agreed.  This will be reviewed with parishioner’s suggestions considered at the Policy meeting in November.

Cemetery ride on Mower: the existing mower is beyond repair. Roses have quoted £1600.00 for a replacement. PP and LB to get further quotes.

The 10 bags of compost were delivered to the school or their garden boxes.

Cemetery Wall coping stones: Quote received, £1080 for replacing damaged coping stones, £245 to replace the Bier House ridge tiles and £50 to repair the guttering.

PRO:  MP -repairs to the tiles and guttering SEC RA As the coping stones are not dangerous at the moment it was agreed to leave until the next financial year, but monitor monthly.

 

12.

QDJ POUND FIELD –PLAQUES:  Stone ready for installation. PP/RA

 

 

TWINNING COMMITTEE REPORT –PC INVOLVEMENT/FUTURE? The PC agreed to continue to support the Twinning Association. S Skelt agreed to be the PC representative on the Twinning Committee.

A Cake and Pudding afternoon to raise funds will be held on 22nd Sept.

PP President, J Giles was elected Chairman, L Goodridge Treasurer with RH Secretary.

 

14.

CHEQUES TO BE SIGNED: PRO KM  SEC BA  AIF

2262: R Schofield 400.00  2263: B Bullock 400.97  2264: E Brown 474.00  2265: Callaways 160.52  2266:  WC 463.84  2267:  Wessex Water 164.86  2268:  P J Dyke 2196.00  2269:  S Dolman 567.42  2270: CPRE 29.00   2271: S Dolman 80.00   2272:  N Paget  290.00

2273: E DYKE 20.00 

21st September 13 2274: Cemetery Mower –V Maundrell 700.00 Agreed by PP, RA, JB, BA.

 

15.

CORRESPONDENCE/EMAILS:  See Page Three

 

16.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

18 Greystones: two storey ext. to the rear to form larger kitchen and bedroom. NO OBJ

21 Greystones: rear extension. NO OBJ

124 St Edith’s Marsh: variation of condition to facilitate the use of non-native hedge along boundary and post and rail fence without hedging. NO OBJ

Retrospective retention of summer house/shed. NO OBJ

Proposed garden room. NO OBJ

26 High Street: removal of concrete block panel to timber framed building plus repairs. NO OBJ

Bromham House Farm: proposed portal framed cattle building. JB and AC declared an interest and left the room.  NO OBJ

The Old Church Chittoe: installation of wood burning flu. NO OBJ

Mayfield, St Edith’s Marsh:allow planting of evergreen hedge in lieu of deciduous native for security and privacy. NO OBJ

APPEAL: Bromham Growers LTD, New Road. Comments: BPC comments remain the same –BPC feel that there is a greater need for business and employment in the village, which this site is ideally suited.  Core Policy 48.  PP & MP declared an interest and left the room.

WC Planning Meeting – RH to contact Mike Wilmot again.

 

17.

PARISH BUSINESS: To be reported.

Weeds along the Church wall.

Westbrook road repairs from service installations.

Drains and flooding on the A342 and Roughmoor.

Verge at Highfield- concrete slabs and gravel? Asters

Concern about the amount of ragwort growing along the verges.

Trees around the parish may require a survey. WC?

Asters to be requested to trim the hedge Horsepool.

Seat at Highfield discussed.

Boundary of the Chantry Car park in dispute – maps from PC purchase of land?

Cars for sale on the A342 again reported.

Refuse – bed dumped at Tucker’s Green.

Dog Fouling: this stopped the Youth football match on the Millennium Field, with a complaint being received from the FBC.   New bins to be ordered for owners to dispose of their dog waste.

Par/mag awareness article.

 

18.

DATE OF  NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 7th October, 2013(Note Change of Date)

 

 

 

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