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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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BPC minutes 8 July 2013

BROMHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING: 8TH JULY 13

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)     D Powney

1.

ACCEPTANCE OF APOLOGIES: -

Action

 

Paul Mortimer signed the Declaration of Office.

7.30pm -Police representative – Community Support Officer Gareth Cole;

P C Gareth Cole our Local Community Officer attended the meeting, he reported on his role in the village covering good links with the school, neighbourhood watch, and keeps in contact with the village shop and Caroline Culley –Wiltshire Good Neighbour co-ordinator.  Reported crimes in the parish since the 1st June were: damage at Bromham Growers and six burglaries ( 2 garages, 2 vehicles, a summerhouse and house) Parishioners are advised to keep doors locked even if in the garden. Other issues again discussed were the A342 Melksham Junction(police input concerning the arrow road markings), speed, the 30mph limit at St Edith’s Marsh and parking at the Pound/Highfield junction.

 

2.

PARISHIONERS 10 MINUTES:

Jean Turner requested water for the allotments – this has been requested in the past, but due to costs involved with overseeing the use of water and payment of water used is a cause for concern, requests have been refused. Also queried was the proposal of a tarmac footpath to the rear of Breach Close. The PC has decided that this would be too expensive with the uncertainty of possible future development of the land by the Crown.

 

3.

PC MINUTES TO BE SIGNED – 10th June 2013 Amendment: LB did not attend.

 

4.

ACTION UPDATE FROM MINUTES:

WC/CLARENCE:, Hawkstreet, , old SE Poles, litter bin Wyatt’s Lake, A342 footpath, fir trees Yard Lane. Tree stumps at Yard lane. LB to follow up Clarence issues

·   Pavilion Clock –KM Cost from £20-£200?

·   Council Track Repairs- on going

·   WC Site Meeting –Speed Limit – Church Hill/Pound parking -Area Forum – to be arranged

·   Church Yard Extension Wall: concerns about the Churchyard extension wall-no reply from previous report.

·   Tree stumps at Yard lane.- reported again

·   Best Kept Village Competition – on going

·   Cemetery Entrance: Contractor P Dyke

·   1st Aid Course 16th & 23rd July 18.30pm-21.00pm

·   Football goal posts to be removed

·   Wall opposite the Oliver Cromwell- reported by LB

·   Speed monitor installed at Church Hill.

·   2 The Leaze- enforcement action has been followed up, extra time given.

 

 

LB

 

 

 

RH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LB

 

 

5.

BMX/SKATEBOARD AREA REPORT/UPDATE:

·   Trees available from Community Trust, it was agreed to apply for the BMX track area on the Millennium Field.

·   £26.00 raised from carnival stall.

·   Grant application for £5000 submitted to the Area Board.

·   The 1st meeting after the summer break of the Youth Club is September, CR to discuss Youth Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

6.

CROWN ESTATE HOUSING PROPOSALS: On going.

 

7.

SOCIAL CENTRE REPORT/THE OWL – Accounts to be signed

Accounts as presented by Goodwin Shaw were discussed and accepted as presented, by the PC as Trustees. PRO BA SEC MP  PP to sign.

The Stewards accommodation above the club was discussed. This has been let to the Director of The Owl.  It was advised the rent charged should reflect the market value and 2 months’ notice should be agreed for any future change of Steward.

 

8.

AREA BOARD/FORUM MEETING REPORTS: Meeting at Bromham 22nd July.

 

9.

ALLOTMENTS – APPLICATIONS /VACANCIES –

 2 vacant allotments at the Pound are to be rotivated due to the overgrown condition.

Advertise in Par.mag.

Letter to be sent to tenants in New Road who have not been cultivating their plot.

 

 

RH

10.

PLAY AREA REPORT/Repairs/Notices: Play Area: the bark at the Social Centre area has been replenished costing £490+VAT. The chain link fence and gate latch has also been repaired (£200 including labour)     New signs have also been ordered.

 

11.

PARISH PROPERTY INSPECTIONS:  signed by councillors. DEFIBRILLATOR INSPECTIONS: 4/5 reports received. New pads ordered. SS to take over the inspections at the Social Centre. Query Waitrose token scheme for Bromham FBC defib.?

SOCIAL CENTRE. -  PAVILION REPAIRS: on going  PP

Kiosks: instructions given for all three PC kiosks to be painted by S Dolman.

 

12.

QDJ POUND FIELD –Stone/ plaques:  DF on going.

 

13.

TWINNING COMMITTEE REPORT –PC INVOLVEMENT/FUTURE?

The PC still wishes to be involved. Sue Skelt has volunteered as the PC representative on the Twinning Committee.

Parishioner D Reed visited Avoca, Ireland.  Bernie Ivors is now Chairman of VADA

. Twinning AGM: 17th July.

 

14.

CHEQUES TO BE SIGNED: PRO KM  SEC BA  AIF

2222: R Humphries 2112.42 2223:B Bullock 393.97 2224: E Brown 210.75 2225: Callaways 160.52 2226D Fillis 200.00 2227: Goodwin Shaw 270.00  (2228: Blackfords 588.00 Cancelled due to fraud)  2229: Social Centre 44.00 2230:  C Jones 144.00 2231:  S Dolman 80.00

To be paid in August - 2232: B Bullock 353.10  2233: R Schofield 400.00 Cancelled due to fraud.  Repayment of Blackfords cancelled due to fraud 2234: Blackfords 588.00 Again cancelled due to fraud.  2235: Community First Trading (Soc. Centre Insurance)  Cancelled due to fraud.

 Reported to Santander, investigated by Royal mail and Santander. 3 Fraudulent Cheques cashed, funds repaid by Santander.

CHEQUE BOOK STOPPED, NEW CHEQUE BOOK ISSUED.

28TH AUGUST: (NEW CHEQUE BOOK)

2260:  Community First Trading 1220.60  2261: Blackfords 588.00

 FINANCIAL STATEMENT & BANK RECONCILIATION:  as agreed by the Finance Committee. PRO PM SEC PT    TOTAL ASSETS: :  £30659.93 Full account see Finance Minutes

 

15.

CORRESPONDENCE/EMAILS:  See Page Three

 

16.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

24 Brick Hill, revised position of new access track to avoid trees (amendment) NO OBJ

6 The Gardens, demolish existing out building and construct double garage on section of original footprint with turning area. NO OBJ

Land East of 52 Netherstreet, retrospective permission for change of use to mixed equestrian and agricultural. Proposed new shelter with concrete hard standing. NO OBJ

30 Horsepool, one and two storey extensions. NO OBJ

 

17.

PARISH BUSINESS:

·   1st Aid Course: 2x3hour sessions for 10 booked for July 16th & 23rd.

·   Beech Tree in New Road obstructing visibility when exiting from the Social Centre -to be trimmed.

·   Stiles- repairs are the responsibility of the farmer.

·   The Chantry Car Park, this had planning permission granted to the Parish Council for use as a public car park.

·   Overgrown hedge and verge at Highfield- is the responsibility of the Asters.

·   Pot holes and road repairs to be requested again at Durlett Farm.

·   Pot holes near the Calne junction on the A342 to be reported.

·   Stoney Lane – reported, to be cut back.

·   3 dwellings at Breach Close have removed their boundary fences to include the grass verge at the rear of their properties which belongs to the Crown. PM to investigate.

·   Litterbin at the Chantry not emptied.

·   Pound footpath across the allotments –verges need to be cut back. Esther Daley.

·   Chantry Church Hill wall – report to WC again.

 

 

PP/NP

 

 

 

 

 

RH

RH

 

 

PM

RH

RH

RH

 

18.

DATE OF  NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING (No meetings held in August).9th Sept,1

 

 

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BPC minutes 10 June 2013

BROMHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING: 10th June 2013

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

 C Read S Skelt P Thomas                            L Bryant (WC)     D Powney

7.00pm -Defibrillator Inspection Update by Richard Scholfield   -unable to attend

7.15pm Police representative PC Woodward: Presented a non-confidential crime and anti-social behaviour report – no crime but 5 traffic incident reports from 01/01/13-23/05/13.  Other topics discussed were the parking at the Pound/Highfield junction/one way system, speed at Church Hill,. Area Board/ monitor, also the 30MPH limit at St. Edith’s Marsh.  Police coverage of Bromham queried, 2 officers deployed to cover all villages, plus all 999 teams. Random visits are carried out by PC Cole (4-5 times/week when on duty). PC Woodward agreed to attend the Carnival and bring the display van.

7.30pm -Councillor Adam Collins, Phil Collins, Jim Butler to sign the declaration of Office.

All signed the Declaration of Office. AC signed the Code of Practice.

1.

ACCEPTANCE OF APOLOGIES: P Mortimer, S Skelt, M Paget, L Bryant

Action

2.

PARISHIONERS 10 MINUTES: - Mrs Jean Turner Footpath 13– not in attendance.

A discussion took part with correspondence read from SS concerning the tarmacking of FP13 with a WC PIGS Grant.  It was agreed not to pursue this due to costs to the Parish and the uncertainty of a housing scheme in the surrounding area.

DP questioned the missing numbers between 87 and 90 as the new footpath at Bayntun Close has been numbered 91.

Request for the notice boards to be less ‘cluttered’. JC reported that any adverts not relevant to the village are removed weekly.

20MPH speed limit query for the village- it was thought that this could resolve speeding through the village, a 20MPH limit has been adopted in several local villages. RH to contact Area Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RH

3.

PC MINUTES TO BE SIGNED – 13th May 2013  signed as a true record. AIF

 

4.

ACTION UPDATE FROM MINUTES:

·         WC/CLARENCE:, Hawkstreet, , old SE Poles, litter bin Wyatt’s Lake on going

·         Pavilion Clock- KM to price.

·         Council Track Repairs – on going – now dried out.

·         WC Site Meeting –Speed Limit/monitor machine – Church Hill/Pound parking -Area Forum- contact again.

·         Footpaths 39/PIGS/quotation: see above.

·         Car –Chantry Car park- car  removed.

·         WC Church Yard Extension Wall- on going, no reply from WC

·         Best Kept Village Competition – 10 bags of compost won for early entry. DF to collect.

·         Cemetery Entrance: P Dyke instructed to carry out the work.

·         Ist Aid Course-RH to confirm dates. It was PRO JB  SEC PC for the PC to subsidise to cost of £35/person by 20.00.  AIF

·         Football goal posts to be removed – on going.

·         Wall opposite the Oliver Cromwell – on going.

 

 

KM

 

RH

 

 

 

PP/DF

 

RH

PP

LB

5.

BMX/SKATEBOARD AREA REPORT/UPDATE: CR gave a report of grants available, the Area Board grant needs to be applied for before the next Area Board Meeting on 26th July.

The PC also agreed to liaise with a Youth Council if CR could get a committee together. CR to discuss with the Youth Club.

It was also suggested that a Recreation Fields/Play area sub-committee should be formed giving some assistance to CR with the planning and grant applications as well as future needs.  PC/Parents?      RH to contact PM.

CR/RH

 

CR

 

 

RH/PM

 

6.

CROWN ESTATE HOUSING PROPOSALS: It was agreed that a meeting with WC Planners should be made to discuss any future for housing in the Parish.  RH

 

RH

7.

AREA BOARD/FORUM MEETING REPORTS: Area Board meeting t Bromham on 26th July. It was suggested that councillors should attend.

PT attended the forum meeting at Potterne and reported on the NHS Scheme and the Devizes traffic restrictions and air pollution as discussed.  Devizes Rugby Club was granted £5000 for a

new tractor.

 

8.

SOCIAL CENTRE REPORT/THE OWL – MINUTES 20TH MAY TO BE SIGNED- minutes signed as a true record. AIF.

A letter has been received from the SC Management Committee with their concerns; two issues have already been addressed.  It was felt the outstanding utilities bill is not the responsibility of the PC/Solicitors.

RH to contact R Gibbs to query his replacement. 

PP to discuss the Lease and Statement of Intention with Richard Drury (Wansbroughs)

Short Term Contract for the renting of the Stewards flat/inclusive costs?

PC representative/Director – no volunteers.

Seend Village Hall – how do they operate?  BA

 

 

 

 

RH

PP

 

BA

9.

ALLOTMENTS – APPLICATIONS /VACANCIES – 2 vacant allotments at The Pound. PC to rotivate.

Inspection to take place in July – also judging for the best kept allotment.

PC

 

RA/BA

10.

PLAY AREA REPORT: E Brown-nothing to report. REPAIRS: DF –on going due to other commitments.  NOTICES: Ordered. RH to contact Citaglen again

 

RH

11.

PARISH PROPERTY INSPECTIONS:  signed by councillors. DEFIBRILLATOR INSPECTIONS: 4/5 reports received. SOCIAL CENTRE. -  PAVILION REPAIRS: on going  PP

Flag flown to honour marriage.  DP has the original Bromham Flag designed by Lilly Paget.

 

PP

12.

QDJ POUND FIELD –PLAQUES:  Due to manufacturers fault, advised to delay. STONE: on going. OPEN DAY:  on going.

 

13.

TWINNING COMMITTEE REPORT –PC INVOLVEMENT/FUTURE?

Following a meeting the future of the Twinning Association was discussed, did the PC still wish to be involved?  No correspondence has been received since Gérard, the Chairman of the Ingrandes Twinning Association has retired, if there is any support for the future? J Giles is to contact the Mayor.

The PC agreed to continue. Newsletter and AGM 17th July to be advertised in the Parish Mag.

 

14.

CHEQUES TO BE SIGNED: PRO KM  SEC BA  AIF

2215:  B Bullock 377.63  2216: E Brown 222.00 2217: Greenthumb 100.00

2219: Callaway 160.52  2220: Citaglen (held over) 2221: Calne TC 108.00

 

15.

CORRESPONDENCE/EMAILS:  See Page Three

2 THE LEAZE: RH has reported the condition of the house and garden of 2 The Lease to WC Environmental Officer in May 2011, May 2012 and again 2013 due to complaints from residents.  WC has now agreed that the site has deteriated and action can now be taken, although this could take some time.

 

16.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

Abbotswood Farm, 45 The Common: change of use to create outdoor riding arena and erection of horse walker.  NO OBJ

194 St Edith’s Marsh: demolish single storey extension; construct single and two storey extension to form kitchen and WC, bedroom and bathroom.  NO OBJ

48 Netherstreet: demolition of existing bungalow and erection of two storey dwelling and detached garage.

85 Cobweb Cottage, Netherstreet: erection of first floor extension.  NO OBJ

 

17.

PARISH BUSINESS:

BA requested copies of the village booklet.

Web site update required –photos next meeting.

Report drains on the A343. WC RH

A342 Pavement requires attention/spraying. RH

Fir tree branches/stumps require removal from the triangle at Yard lane. RH

KM reported that the carnival committee has replaced the scalping’s at the entrance to the Jubilee Field, also requested permission to have tractor rides – weather permitting on carnival day. No OBJ.

PC Quiz Team – no volunteers.            RH to arrange flowers in the Church for the PC.

 

RH/BA

RH

RH

RH

RH

 

 

 

RH

18.

DATE OF  NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 8TH JULY, 2013

 

 

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Devizes after-school teacher retires at club

CHILDREN at St Nicholas Primary School in Bromham will shortly bid au revoir to the teacher who has been introducing pupils to the French language through after-school fun and games for the last 21 years.

 

Linda Bolter, from Greenfield Road, Devizes, was a high-powered secretary with an American firm based in Paris but had given up work to bring up her family.

She was recruited by the local franchisee of the private educational firm that ran Le Club Francais, an after-school club which gives primary school children a grounding in the French language.

Mrs Bolter said: “Bridget Luke, who was the franchisee at the time, asked me to take over from her in 1993. I worked for her for two years and then took over the franchise from her. I cover schools in a six-mile radius of Devizes town centre.

“It has been the most wonderful fun. The children learn French by playing games, some of them quite physical, so they are tired out by the end as well as better French speakers.

“I hope I have taught them well and empowered them. A couple of my former pupils have gone on to study at Oxford because, they say, they started with Le Club Francais.

“I will miss the children but I just felt after all these years there were other things I wanted to do with my life.”

She runs five after-school clubs and, at the peak of her career, taught 1,000 children a week.

Mrs Bolter has two grown-up children, Helen, a vet, and David.

Mrs Bolter is giving her last Le Club Francais class at the end of the month before embarking on a round-the-world odyssey.

This is Wiltshire - Friday 7th March 2014

 

 

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Honour achieved for fallen captain who lived in Bromham

An officer from Bromham who died of his wounds years after the First World War has been commemorated after a two-and-a-half year struggle by local historian Richard Broadhead.

 

Captain Anthony Henry Evelyn Ashley, who lived at Westbrook House, Bromham, was the second son of the Rt Hon Evelyn Ashley MP and Lady Alice Ashley of Broadlands, Hampshire.

He volunteered for service and arrived in France on January 22, 1915, just before his 21st birthday, joining the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

He was later transferred to the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards and, while serving in trenches east of Ypres, Belgium, was wounded by a German shell on May 6, 1916.

He was paralysed from the waist down and doctors discovered his spinal cord had been severed by shell splinters.

Mr Broadhead said: “Captain Ashley never regained the use of the lower part of his body. However, he did find love and on March 6, 1920, he married Albinia Mary Evans-Lombe, daughter of Major Edward Henry Evans-Lombe and Albinia Harriet Leslie-Melville.

“Captain Ashley and his wife lived at Westbrook House, Bromham, where he spent much time in the garden.”

Complications set in and he died at Westbrook House on January 14, 1921. His body was taken to his family seat at Broadlands, near Romsey in Hampshire, and he received a military funeral with full honours.

The story would have ended here if it hadn’t been for Mr Broadhead, a Wiltshire-based Great War author and historian. While researching his book, Devizes District Soldiers, in 2009, he came across the story of Captain Ashley.

He said: “I knew as soon as I came across Captain Ashley’s story that he should have been recognised and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

“I am pleased to confirm that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have agreed he will be placed on the National Roll of Honour.”

This is Wiltshire - Friday 7th March 2014

 

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Post office moves back to its old Bromham home

Bromham Post Office has moved to Bromham Stores - the premises it was at more than 80 years ago.

 

The post office has moved from the home of David Price in New Road, who retired as sub-postmaster after 16 years, to the shop in The Chantry.

The changeover happened last Thursday and staff at the shop have been trained to do Post Office transactions.

Post Office services are now available for longer hours.

Thea Dunn, wife of Bromham Stores owner Adrian Dunn, said: “People seem positive about using it and have been saying it is convenient. They need to realise that the shop is sponsoring the Post Office.”

She said Mr Dunn is set to take on two extra staff as a result of the Post Office moving into the shop. There will be an official opening on February 18.

Sales assistant Juliet Nash, who has worked at Bromham Stores for ten years, said: “We have been busier and different people who don’t usually come in have been using it.

"Customers have been patient and some have said it’s nice to have one place to go to and it’s better than the Post Office closing altogether.”

This is Wiltshire - Monday 17th February 2014

 

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