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Urgent Closure of: C259 (Part), Everleigh

Road Works on Chicks Lane, Everleigh

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Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Urgent Closure of: C259 (Part), Everleigh

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 5th May 2021, the following length of road shall be closed to alltraffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway reactive patching andassociated works.

C259 (Part), Everleigh; from the Tank crossing for a distance of approximately 75m in either direction.

Alternative route: via C259 (unaffected length) – A338 – A342 – C259 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained forresidents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

These works will commence on 5th May 2021 and are anticipated to be required for 1 day between the hours of07:00 and 19:00.

This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.

For further information regarding these works please contact Helen Pickett of Wiltshire Council on 01225 713376Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

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Chicks Lane Everleigh Closure

Town and parish elections

Statutory notices published for uncontested town & parish council elections

The electoral statutory notices for the town & parish areas that are uncontested have now been published on the Wiltshire Council website.

Each of the uncontested areas will fall into one of these scenarios:

  • The parishes are uncontested and have enough candidates to be quorum.
  • Where no nominations were received the election will have to be  re-run within 35 days from 6 May 2021 on an date to be decided by the Returning Officer. We will confirm the exact day as soon as possible.
  • Some nominations were received but not enough to make the parish council quorate, so the election will have to be re-run to fill the vacant seats within 35 days from 6 May 2021, on a date to be decided by the Returning Officer. We will confirm the exact day as soon as possible. In this scenario, those individuals that had submitted valid nominations are elected unopposed.   
  • No nominations were received by some parish wards, but there were nominations in the other wards that make up that parish council to be quorate, and therefore the unfilled seats can be filled by co-option by the new Parish Council.

For more information please visit https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-town-parish. If you have any additional queries please email candidates@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 0300 456 0112.

A View from Everleigh

COURIER SUBMISSION – APRIL 2021

THE VIEW FROM EVERLEIGH

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines, with the situation constantly evolving.  Village Area Co-ordinators remain in place and alert to the needs of parishioners as required in the face of an uncertain future.  Key Covid-19 information is posted on the village web site at www.everleigh.org

The village playground has been closed since last March due to the Covid-19 situation. We intend to reopen it in time for the Easter weekend 2– 5 April, with appropriate control measures in place. The onus will be on users to implement social distancing, clean equipment before and after use, and maintain personal hygiene. Instructions will be posted at playground gates.

A village litter pick will take place on Saturday 24th April, meeting up at The Crown bus shelter.  Timings will be staggered in order to facilitate social distancing: Group A 10am – 1130am; Group B 11am-1230pm.  After issue of equipment, we will split into several groups to clean up the verges of all arterial roads approaching and running through the village. We would be grateful if volunteers could let the Event Organiser know which group they would like to join so we can balance numbers.  The Event Organiser is Denis Bottomley (Tel No above). Please come and help keep your village clean! 

On Sunday morning,16th May, we intend to walk the parish boundary to commemorate the ancient ceremony of Beating the Bounds of Everleigh Parish.  The plan is to assemble at 9am at the V Tank Crossing/Weatherhill Firs situated 1km south of The Crown on the Netheravon Rd, and then conduct a leisurely 8 mile+ hike around most of our scenic parish boundary, to finish at about 1pm.  Clearly, this event is subject to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

As notified previously, Wilts Council have agreed speed limit changes on Marlborough Road (MR) in Everleigh as follows:

•           MR South:  From the A342 up to and including Coombe Cottages – Reduce to 40 mph.

•           MR North:  From Coombe Cottages northwards – remains 50mph, and extend this zone

         to the KK tank crossing.

We are pleased to report that implementation of changes was completed on Tuesday 23rd March.

Right of Way (RoW) 6 is a route running south west from the village playground on to the Plain.  It is a restricted byeway and as such it may be used as a footpath and a bridleway and is also open to non motorised vehicles including horse drawn vehicles and push bikes. In the winter the track becomes very muddy and consequently we are hoping to lay a 300m stone track 1m wide on the west flank of the RoW, subject to Wilts Council funding.

Finally, the Annual Parish and Annual Parish Council meetings will take place during the period   10-24 May 2021.  Confirmation of date, timings and location will follow in the May edition of the View from Everleigh article.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining these meetings will be available from the Parish Council clerk, Mr Phil Gill, at philip.gill101@ntworld.com.

EPC – 2nd March Meeting Minutes

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

 MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD REMOTELY (via Zoom) on TUESDAY 2 MARCH 2021

Chairman:     Cllr D Bottomley.

Present:           Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr P Evans, Cllr H Waight and Cllr A Earle.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling, Wilts Cllr C Williams, Mr T Martin (Potential Co-Optee) and one Member of the Public.

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Everleigh Parish Council – 5th January 2021 Meeting Minutes

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

 MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD REMOTELY (via Zoom) on TUESDAY 5 JANUARY 2021

Chairman:     Cllr D Bottomley

Present:           Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr P Evans, Cllr H Waight and Cllr A Earle.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling, Wilts Cllr C Williams and Mr T Martin (Potential Co-Optee) and one Member of the Public.

1.         Explanation and Welcome.  The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained that on 4th April 2020 the Government introduced The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 which allows local councils to meet remotely.  These regulations apply to meetings held before 7th May 2021. A copy of the Regulations is available from the Clerk. The Chairman also highlighted that an Everleigh Parish Council protocol for the conduct of remote meetings was issued on 1st May 2020 and summarized the key points from this protocol.

2.         Apologies:       None

3.         Disclosure of Interest.  None declared.

4.         Co-option.  The Clerk reported that an expression of interest to join the Parish Council had been received from Mr T Martin after the Agenda had been issued and after he had been resident in Everleigh since mid December. As a result, Cllrs RESOLVED to defer consideration of any application until the next PC meeting.  However, the Chairman invited Mr T Martin to introduce himself.                                       Action:  Clerk

5.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 27 October 2020. 

5.1       Previous Minutes.  The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on

27 October 2020 were agreed and Cllrs RESOLVED that the minutes were to be signed by the Chairman as a true record as soon as possible after the meeting. 

Action:  Chairman & Clerk

5.2       Matters Arising.

Item 11.4 The Street Notice Board has been repaired for which the Chairman congratulated Cllr Earle, and Parish Walk Leaflets have been posted on the notice boards.  Item closed.

6.         General Public.  No questions asked.               

7.         Wilts Council Cllr Report.  Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling reported the following: due to the upsurge in COVID -19 cases and the latest restrictions Wilts Council has moved out of recovery mode and back into response mode.  He encouraged all Cllrs to join the Wilts Council live half-hour COVID-19 Public Update which is scheduled for Wednesday 6 January at 7pm. 

Cllrs noted the report and asked a number of questions for clarity. 

8.         Police Report.  PC Dugan reported the following by email: 

8.1       October.

            8.1.1    Vehicle Offences – Everleigh and Netheravon – 3 reports.

            8.1.2    Burglary – Non-Dwelling Everleigh and Netheravon – report.

            8.1.3    Public Order – Everleigh and Netheravon – 1 report.

8.2       November:

8.2.1    Throughout the area crime rates in October 2020 have been compared to that of last year’s rates in 2019 and results are as follows;

Overall crime down 16%

Violent Crime down 19%

Violence with injury down 52%

Burglary down 45%

8.2.2 Violence against the person – Everleigh – 1 Report.

            8.3       December. 

8.3.1    Assault/Violence against the person. There have been 15 reported assaults for the month of December. These incidents can be domestic violence or offences outside of the home. Due to the nature of the incidents- individual details will not be shared.

Cllrs noted the report

9.         Correspondence.  None that has not been previously circulated.

10.       Forecast of Events. Having considered the draft forecast of events previously circulated on 18 December 2020 Cllrs RESOLVED to adopt the forecast of events as drafted.

11.       Planning. 

11.1 No applications received.

12.       Property. 

12.1 Grass Cutting.  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the invoice for the 2020 cutting season has been paid.  He has yet to confirm the grass cutting contract for the 2021 cutting season; however, he anticipates that the costs will be similar to 2020.                                                                                                                 Action.  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

12.2    Play Area.  The play area remains closed, but is secure.   Cllr Bottomley reported that based on information he had gathered from a number of sources he intended to draft a plan to implement the safe reopening of the play area.  To this end he volunteered to conduct a risk assessment and present a draft reopening plan at the March PC meeting with a view to opening the play area in the Spring or on call, with due regard to the COVID-19 situation.                                                                                  Action:  Cllr Bottomley.

12.3   Streetscene Minor WorksLiaison with the Parish Steward continues and

all identified works have been reported via the My Wilts App.

                                                                                    Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

12.4   Bench Seat.  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that gravel had been laid out around the tree and that he was to start construction of the bench in the near future.

                                                                                    Action:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

12.5   Lower Everleigh Bus Shelter.  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the Lower

Everleigh Bus Shelter was in a poor state of repair and needs to be repaired or removed and

that the local residents appear to be ambivalent regarding repair or removal.  After

discussion Cllrs RESOLVED that the bus shelter should not be removed at this time

and Cllr Wheeler- Mallows was to investigate and report back at the next PC meeting.              Action:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

12.6 Defibrillator.  Cllr Earle reported that the village defibrillator by The Street noticeboard is in working order and monthly checks are being conducted and reported.

13.       Finance.

13.1    The Clerk presented a bank reconciliation and current liquidity statement as follows:

            13.1.1   Balance at Lloyds CA (statement date 1 Dec 20) £5,321.35

13.1.2   Reconciled Balance as at 4 Jan 20 £4353.30

Cllrs noted the statements, but had no comment at this time.

13.2     Authorise the following payments and those cheques issued since last meeting.

13.2.1 686 A Earle (Cork Sheet 30 Oct 20) £43.49 (VAT £7.25)

13.2.2 687 P Gill (Lexis Nexis 4 Nov 20) £60.00

13.2.3 DD ICO Registration (30 Oct 20) £35.00

13.2,4 BACS J Bowen (Grass Cutting 26 Nov 20) £545.00

13.2.5 688 P Gill (Print Cartridges 15 Dec 20) £22.99 (VAT £3.83)

13.2.6 689 P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expense Jan- Mar 20 – 21 Dec 20) £320.06

13.2.7 690 HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Jan-Mar 21 – 21 dec 20) £80.00.

Cllrs RESOLVED to authorise the payments and cheques.

13.3     Receipts. Nil.

13.4     Bank Signatories.  Having considered the number of Cllrs required to be bank accounts signatories Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllrs Bottomley, Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr P Evans and H Waight were to be the bank signatories. Action:  Clerk

13.5.    FY 21/22.  Having considered in some depth the draft budget presented by Cllr Bottomley and the Clerk Cllrs RESOLVED to accept the budget as presented and as a result further RESOLVED to set the precept for FY 21-22 at £3688.71.  This is an increase of 1.83% (£0.73) for Band D.   Action: Clerk

13.6     Future Projects. Following on from the discussions at item 13.5 Cllrs RESOLVED that there was a requirement to develop a more formal process to identify future projects and their timelines and that this is to be an agenda item at the March Meeting.                                              Action:  Clerk

14.     Lower Everleigh Broadband Build.  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the build was on going. Wilts Council have indicated that improved broadband for Lower Everleigh should be in place by the end of March this year. Cllrs RESOLVED that this item need not appear on the agenda of the next meeting.                                 

                                                                                   Action:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows & Clerk

  15.     Village Events.

15.1 Litter Pick Sat 6 Mar 21.  Cllr Bottomley reported that at present the litter pick is to take place in its usual format as planned subject to the then current COVID-19 situation.

                                                                                                Action:  Cllr Bottomley

16.     Marlborough Road Speed Limit.  Cllr Bottomley recapped on the background to this item and reported no change to his last report in that he anticipates that implementation can be completed within the current financial year.  However, he is due to attend a CATG meeting on 11th January after which he will circulate an update by email.   Action: Cllr Bottomley.

17.       Right of Way (RoW) 6.  Cllr Earle reported that a number of villagers had commented to him on the deteriorating condition of RoW 6 at the top of the StreetCllr Bottomley reported that he had confirmed that RoW 6 is a Restricted Byway and as such horses are allowed to use it.  Having considered the condition of the RoW 6 Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllr Earle was to contact the Wilts Council RoW officer (Alex Howson) to find out what could be done to protect the RoW and once he had done so Cllrs were to meet on site to discuss the situation.                                                    Action:  Cllr Earle

18.   Date of Next Meeting: The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 7.00 pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Meeting closed at 8.25pm

Signed:                                                                                     date:

Name:

Chairman

Everleigh Parish Council – 5th Jan 2021 Agenda

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Dear Sir/Madam

I hereby give you notice that the next Meeting of the above named Parish Council will be held remotely (VIA ZOOM) on 5 January 2021 at 7.00pm.

All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out hereunder. Councillors should join the meeting at least 5 minutes before the meeting is due to start.

Members of the Public or Press who wish to attend this meeting should use the following Meeting ID and Passcode to join the meeting: – Meeting ID: 868 7338 5360: Passcode: 4quhjA.  Moreover, it would be appreciated if attendees could notify the Clerk at philip.gill101@ntlworld.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Members of the Public who wish to ask questions regarding items on the agenda are to notify the Clerk in writing at philip.gill101@ntlworld.com at least 48 hours before the meeting. 

Dated this 29th Day of December 2021.

Signed:             Philip Gill

                        Clerk

Agenda

  1.  Explanation.  To explain why the meeting is being held remotely and protocols for the meeting.
  • To Record any Apologies for Absence.
  • Declaration of Interest in Items on the Agenda and Granting of Dispensations To receive any Declarations of Interest on any agenda item to be discussed and to consider dispensation requests.
  • Co-option.  To consider co-option applications as received.
  •  Minutes of Previous Meetings. 
    • To confirm and signthe minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 27 October 2020.
    •  Matters Arising.
  • General Public.  To take questions.
  • County Cllr Report.  To consider report from County Cllr
  • Police Report.  To consider report.
  • .   To consider as received.
  1. Forecast of Events.  To consider the Village Forecast of Events for 2021.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.
  1. PlanningTo considerthe Planning Applications as received from Wiltshire County.

11.1

12.  Property.  To receive a report and consider any necessary action

12.1 Grass Cutting.  To receive update and to consider contract for cutting season 2021. Lead: Cllr    Wheeler-Mallows.

12.2 Play Area.  To receive update. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

             12.3 Street Scene Minor Works.  To receive update. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

12.4 Bench Seat.  To consider the construction of a bench seat in Everleigh Centre.  Lead:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows

13. Finance:

13.1 To receive Current Liquidity statement and bank reconciliation. 

13.2 To authorise cheques for payment and those cheques issued since last meeting.

13.2.1 686 A Earle (Cork Sheet 30 Oct 20) £43.49 (VAT £7.25)

13.2.2 687 P Gill (Lexis Nexis 4 Nov 20) £60.00

13.2.3 DD ICO Registration (30 Oct 20) £35.00

13.2,4 BACS J Bowen (Grass Cutting 26 Nov 20) £545.00

13.2.5 688 P Gill (Print Cartridges 15 Dec 20) £22.99 (VAT £3.83)

13.2.6 689 P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expense Jan- Mar 20 – 21 Dec 20) £320.06

13.2.7 690 HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Jan-Mar 21 – 21 dec 20) £80.00  

13.3 To note receipts.

13.4 Bank Signatories.  To confirm bank accounts signatories.

13.5. FY 21/22.  To consider draft budget and set Precept for FY 21/22.  Lead:  Cllr Bottomley

14. Lower Everleigh Broadband Build.  To receive update. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

15. Village Events.

15.1 Litter Pick Sat 6 Mar 21.  To confirm date and to consider outline plan for the Litter Pick

event. Lead: Cllr Bottomley.

16.  A342 & Marlborough Road Speed Limits.  To receive an update on the Speed Limit Review implementation on Marlborough Road.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.

17.  Right of Way (RoW) 6.  To consider the condition of the track.  Lead:  Cllr Earle

18. Date of Future Meetings. To confirm the date of next meeting as Tuesday 2 March 2021.

Note:  Members are reminded that the Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions:  Crime & Disorder, Equal Opportunities (race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and any disability), Freedom of Information, Health & Safety and Human Rights.

Everleigh Parish Council – Agenda 27th October 2020

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Dear Sir/Madam

I hereby give you notice that the next Meeting of the above named Parish Council will be held remotely (VIA ZOOM) on 27th October 2020 at 7.00pm.

All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out hereunder. Councillors should join the meeting at least 5 minutes before the meeting is due to start.

Continue reading Everleigh Parish Council – Agenda 27th October 2020

Urgent Closure of: C53 Pewsey – Everleigh

Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Urgent Closure of: C53 Pewsey – Everleigh
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 28 September 2020 , the following length of road shall be closed to
all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wessex Tree Care to carry out removal of trees in a dangerous
condition along edge of carriageway and associated works.
C53 Pewsey – Everleigh; from its junction with Swan Road to its junction with A342.
Alternative route: via Swan Road – A345 – A342 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for residents and
businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 28 September 2020 at 08:00 and are anticipated to be required for 2 days. This Notice
will have a maximum duration of 21 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Wessex Tree Care on 01380 812665
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
REF:20-21S244