EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council
at Collingbourne Ducis School on 8
Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley
Present: Cllr M Burton, Cllr J Jones, Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, and Cllr A
Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk)
- Apologies. Cllr T Symonds Cllr E Hudson and Wilts Cllr I
- Disclosure of Interest. None declared.
- Minutes of the Previous Meeting. The minutes of
the Meeting of the Parish Council held on
23rd October 2018 after one minor amendment were signed by the Chairman as a true
- Matters Arising.
- Item 4.1
Footpath Strimming. This was added to the list of tasks for the Play Ground Works Party on
Sat 13 Apr 19.
Public. No questions
- Wilts Constabulary. PCSO George sent a report by email
a summary of which follows:
Ludgershall Rural Report – December 2018
9th November additional patrols commenced in the
Tidworth/Ludgershall area following incidents of violence and concerns around
drug use. To date 102 patrols/actions have taken place. The patrol continues at
Ludgershall. 11/12/2018 16:12- Unknown suspect(s) have
entered the location via a kitchen window. An untidy search has been carried
out and an Ipad has been stolen. A
jewellery box was also found on the floor.
Tesco. 18/12/2018. – Unknown suspects have
gone into the store and taken dolls amounting to the price of £270. The
suspects have put them into the trolley, covered them with cardboard and walked
out of the store without making any attempt to pay. The suspects put the items into their vehicle
and drove away
12/12/2018 – Unknown suspect(S) have
smashed the reporting persons husbands works van window with an unknown object
and stolen his site radio TVO £140
12/12/2018 08:44 – Unknown person has smashed driver’s side
small window and taken a number of
items. , Sat Nav Garmin, E Pod and headphones TVO £150.00 plus the I Pod
10/12/2018 10:28 -Unknown suspect(s)
have caused damage to a large window at the front of the restaurant; this has
caused a huge crack to appear.
Ludgershall. 12/12/2018 08:44- Unknown suspect has smashed driver side window
of vehicle by unknown means then unlocked the door. No signs of search. No items stolen.
16/12/2018 10:53 – Fencing on farm land has been cut and vehicle driven across land.
Suspects reported to have been hare coursing.
The Chairman thanked PCSO George for his report.
- County Councillor.
Due to the absence of Wilts Cllr Blair-Piling no report was offered.
- Correspondence. None that has not been previously circulated.
- Planning. To
consider application as received from Wilts Council.
- Grass Cutting. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that Mr J
Bowen has agreed to cut the grass 6 times in 2019 at a cost of £75.00 per cut. After discussion Cllrs RESOLVED to authorise
Cllr Wheeler -Mallows to approve a further two cuts if required. Action:
- Play Area. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that other
than remedial action that is to be carried out by a Works Party on Sat 13 Apr
19 the rest of the play area is in good order. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
- Streetscene Minor Works. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the
village was in good order generally. He
had however raised the issue of mud running off the MOD land onto the road at
lower Everleigh with Wilts Council and that he will monitor the response. He further reported that two of the Winter
Road Salt Bins had been replenished and that the third would be replenished in
the very near future. Action:
- Village Gates. Cllr Earle reported that the roses had been purchased under budget,
planted and were showing signs of growth.
- Defibrillator. Cllr Wheeler- Mallows reported that Mr M Goldsmithhad taken down
and tested the defibrillators the results of which showed that two new Paddles
were required and that some damage had occurred due the intense sunlight and
high temperatures experienced during last summer. After discussion Cllrs resolved that Cllr Wheeler-
Mallows was to purchase two new Paddles at a cost not to exceed £80.00 + VAT
and to find a new location for the Defibrillator or to construct a cover that would
protect the defibrillator in its current location.
Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows
- The Clerk presented a bank reconciliation and current
liquidity statement as follows:
- Balance at Lloyds TSB
CA (statement 1 Nov 18) £4449.10
- Reconciled Balance
as at 4 Jan 19 £4218.72
Members noted the statements but had no comment at
- Authorise cheques for payment and those issued since
- 632 D Bottomley
(Water Boiler 24 Oct 18) £119.98 (VAT 19.99)
- 633 J Jones
(Bonfire “TEN” 14 Sep 18) £21.00
- 634 J Jones
Bonfire Catering Eqpt 25 Oct 18) £159.56 (VAT (26.60)
- DD (ICO
Registration 30 Oct 18) £35.00
- 635 A Earle (roses
for Village Entrances 23 Nov 18) £245.69 (VAT £14.05)
- 636 J Jones
(Bonfire Food 2 Nov 18) £77.80 (VAT £3.49)
- 637 E Hudson
(Carol Service Items 14 Dec 18) £35.31 (VAT £2.16)
- 638 P Gill
(Clerk’s Salary & Expenses Oct-Dec 18) £303.48
- 639 HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Oct – Dec 18) £ 76.00
RESOLVED to authorise the cheques.
- Note payments
- Bank Signatories. Having considered the Santander Bank
signatories Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllrs
Bottomley, Jones, Hudson, Symonds and Wheeler- Mallows be the bank signatories. Action:
- Village Events.
Night Sat 3 Nov. Cllr Jones reported that the bonfire and
fireworks night had been a roaring success with an attendance of over 150
including some friends from neighbouring villages. The Chairman thanked Cllr Jones, other Cllrs
and village volunteers for their efforts and unstinting goodwill in making the
event such a success. He also drew
attention to the wonderful team spirit that was shown during the no notice
re-positioning of the marquee. There
then followed a discussion regarding the growth of the event during which it
became clear that in order for the event to continue there may be a need
for some more village volunteers to assist the Cllrs with the setting up and
dismantling of the Bonfire/Fireworks. Cllr
Wheeler-Mallows agreed to find ways to consult with the villagers in order to
gauge the possible level of other volunteers prepared to assist with the event. As a result Cllrs deferred a decision on the
continuation of the event until its May meeting and that the event should
continue to have a line in the FY 19/20 budget for the time being. .
Cllr Wheeler-Mallows & Clerk
- Remembrance Sunday
11 Nov 18. Cllr Bottomley
reported that the Village had linked up with neighbours from the Collingbournes
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Turnout was high, to give thanks and to
remember those who served their country during the Great War.
- Carol Service and
Mince Pies Sat 8 Dec. Cllr Bottomley
reported that the carol service and mince pies event had been an excellent
event and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended. However, the attendance was lower than in previous
years. The Chairman remarked on the
superb decoration of the Church by the Ladies
of Everleigh, the singing of the
carols and the children’s readings. He then thanked Cllr Hudson and all
involved for their efforts.
- Forecast of Events. Having
circulated draft 2019 Forecast of Events Cllrs
RESOLVED to amend the date of the July Council Meeting from Tue 9 Jul to Mon 8
- A342 & Marlborough Road Speed Limits. Cllr Bottomley briefed Cllrs on the
situation to date and tabled a set of papers for consideration by the
Cllrs. After consideration of the papers
and an in depth discussion of the way forward Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllr Bottomley was to present a case at the next
CATG meeting on Mon 14 Jan 19 to have the speed limits on A342 and Marlborough
Road reviewed with the intention of having them reduced from 50 MPH down to 40
MPH and that the Council would be prepared to contribute to the cost of this
review if required. Action: Cllr Bottomley.
- FY 19-20.
Having considered in some depth the draft budget presented by Cllr Bottomley
and the Clerk the Cllrs RESOLVED to
accept the budget as presented and as a result further RESOLVED to set the
precept for FY 19-20 at £3673.86. This
is an increase of 2.17%(£0.83) for Band D properties which is below the Retail
Price Index measure for September 2018 (2.3%) which is the figure normally used
in accordance with normal Government practice.
- Date of Next
Meeting: The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 12 March 2019
at 7.00pm in Collingbourne Ducis School.
meeting closed at 8.30pm