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Wiltshire confirmed to be in Tier 2 ‘high’ category from 2 December
The Wiltshire Council local authority area has been confirmed to be in the Government’s COVID-19 Tier 2 ‘high’ category, which will replace the national restrictions on 2 December.
This is a different Tier that the county was in prior to the current national restrictions and it means from 2 December:
People must not socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
People must also not socialise in a group of more than six people outside, including in a garden or public space.
Businesses and venues can remain open in a COVID secure manner, other than those which are closed by law.
Pubs and bars must close, unless they are operating as restaurants.
Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals.
Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to provide table service only. In premises which sell alcohol, they need to close between 11pm and 5am with some exemptions, and stop taking orders after 10pm
Education settings remain open
Council services such as leisure centres and libraries will be able to open their doors to the public again. Leisure centres are due to open on 3 December and a date for libraries to reopen will be confirmed in due course.
Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.
Household recycling centres will remain open for pre-booked visits
Outdoor street markets will be able to sell full range of items, not just food
Places of worship remain open, but people must not attend or socialise in groups of more than six people while there, unless there’s a legal exemption.
With new national restrictions in place, it’s important we find ways to keep our spirits up and ensure we have fun whilst complying with the new guidance. So we’ve put together a list of ideas you might wish to try either on your own or with members of your household or support bubble. Give them a try, and let us know how you get on. You can tag us in your social media posts using #WiltshireTogether
Updated guidance has been published for those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may have been advised to shield in the past.
Health advice and information
If you have Coronavirus symptoms, you need to get tested as soon as possible:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you are getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your result. Anyone in your support bubble must also self-isolate until you get your result.
We are seeing transmission outside of school and not within the school community.
Number of care homes with COVID-19 cases in last seven days
17 November 2020
9 November 2020
In the past seven days 22 care homes in Wiltshire have had positive cases and the majority of these have been staff members. Very few care homes have seen onward transmissions of COVID which demonstrates the effectiveness of infection prevention and control measures.
COVID-19 Community Pack
We have created an updated Community Pack of information to help support communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current national restrictions:
Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time.
Community Groups Directory
The communities of Wiltshire have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 throughout the year to make sure people are supported through this very difficult time. We have collated all the community groups we have identified so far in our Community Groups Directory [668.51KB], which also contains a link to details on local food banks. This directory is updated regularly so please ensure you are using the most recent one. The date it was last updated can be found on the front cover.
In the time available we have only been able to collate this directory and therefore this is not an endorsement of the groups listed but it is for you to decide what use you will make of the offers of support at this time.
If anyone uses a community group and has concerns about the response/practice please inform us by emailing email@example.com giving the clear reasons for your concern. The council wants to ensure that everybody can access the support they need. If you make contact with a group and they cannot help or you do not get a response within the required time-frame, then please do not hesitate to contact the council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure you get the support you need.
COVID-19 Community groups map
Take a look at the community groups map. It shows the general location of the community groups featured in the directory. You can use the search box towards the top left of the page to find a particular location. To find out what services each group are offering, the area they cover and contact details, just click on a red star. Some groups cover a wide area so it is worth checking neighbouring locations as well.
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
Following the introduction of new national COVID-19 restrictions our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub remains in place for those who may need additional support.
You can call the hub on 0300 003 4576 or email email@example.com . It’s open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Those who require help with tasks such as picking up food and other essentials, should ask friends or family or order online. If they do not have family, friends or a support network that can help, please contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub and request help.
Our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub staff can:
Connect you with local community groups who can assist you with your support needs – please see enclosed information with useful local contact details
Resolve any issues with the delivery of medication from a pharmacy
Give you ideas for staying physically and mentally well
But they cannot:
Give professional health advice – In an emergency please dial 999 – For all other medical advice please go online to NHS 111 online wherever possible, or if you do not have access to the internet dial NHS 111
Do you love writing?
Maybe you’re more of a crafty person and enjoy making things?
Perhaps creating posters is more your thing?
If you’re aged four to 18 we want to hear from you!
Wiltshire Council is launching a competition to encourage young people to share their creative flair during lockdown.
Poetry, short stories, posters or creating your own face covering are all part of the competition
The competition launches today (18 November) and we will be sharing entries as they come in on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Final judging will take place early December when there will be prizes for the winners for the four categories.
The competition is split into age groups of ages 4 – 7, 8 – 11, 12 – 15 and 16 – 18
For younger primary age there is an opportunity to create a poster on our template on how to keep 2m apart. Older primary children can write a poem or short story based on “2021 is going to be …”
Secondary age children are being encouraged to get crafty and create a face covering and share their pictures or write a story or poem along the same theme “2021 is going to be….”
Recommendation to postpone events for the remainder of 2020
Given that we continue to see outbreaks of COVID-19 across the country, Wiltshire Council is strongly recommending that local businesses and event organisers postpone or cancel events (that aren’t exempt in the government regulations) that are planned to take place in the county for the remainder of 2020. Please read this letter [557.41KB] from Wiltshire Council’s Chief Executive for more information.
Self-isolation – you could be entitled to COVID-19 Test and Trace support payment scheme
We all have to work together and follow the guidance as we look to keep COVID-19 under control in Wiltshire. We know that when people are told to self-isolate this can increase financial pressures at an already difficult time.
If you are required to self-isolate, a £500 payment is available if you are working and on a low income and will lose money because you cannot work from home.
If you are self-isolating because you’ve come home from another country this does not mean you are eligible, you must have a unique Test and Trace number provided by the NHS to qualify, as well as the other criteria detailed below.
To receive this payment, you must:
have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace after Monday, 28 September 2020 and have a unique Test and Trace number provided by the NHS
be a Wiltshire resident
be employed or self-employed
have lost income by being unable to work from home while self-isolating
be receiving at least one of the following benefits:
It is now the law to self-isolate when instructed to do so
Self-isolating when instructed to do so is vital to keep COVID-19 under control in Wiltshire. You are now required by law to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
If you don’t comply with these requirements, they may result in a fine of a least £1,000 and up to £10,000 for a repeated or serious offence. This also applies to employers who do not allow employees to self-isolate. These news regulations only apply in England.
NHS COVID-19 App launched
The NHS COVID-19 app is now available and is part of a large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service.
The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify you if you’ve come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.
It will help the NHS understand where and how quickly the virus is spreading, so it can respond quickly and effectively. The app helps the NHS track the virus, not you individually.
The app uses your smartphone’s existing “Exposure Logging” feature to work out if you have spent time near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Once downloaded, you will be able to check yourself in when visiting venues such as restaurants, pubs, museums or places of worship, by scanning the QR code on a poster that will be visible at the entrance of the place you’re visiting.
We will also have the posters at all of our council buildings including our hubs in Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge, libraries and leisure centres.
Here’s a video which explains how the process works.
Wiltshire’s Contact Tracing Service
Wiltshire’s local tracing partnership is our local COVID-19 Contact Tracing Service which seeks contact people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but for whom NHS Test and Trace have been unable to reach. Our contact tracers use local methods to contact cases and give them the advice they and their households require as well collecting contact details for people they have been in contact with.
With robust contact tracing we can work to ensure any potential exposures to the virus are identified, gathering information on where people may have been in the days prior to a positive test. It also means individuals can be provided with the appropriate self-isolation advice.
If you are contacted by the test and trace service, or you receive a call or text from our COVID Contact Tracing team at the Council via 0300 4560100, please adhere to the advice and self-isolate if you are advised to do so.
COVID-19: Public health advice and guidance for your business and employees
We have produced a COVID-19 – Public health advice and guidance for businesses [385.14KB] to provide businesses and employees useful advice and guidance to support them as much as possible. Within it is a range of resources including symptoms step-by-step guides, advice on car sharing, guidance on staying safe outside of work, and a lot more. If you run or own a business please feel free to share far and wide.
Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: C259 (Part), Everleigh WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 10th November 2020 , the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway reactive patching.
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 for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 10th November 2020 and are anticipated to be required for 1 day between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00.
This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Helen Pickett 01225 713376 Wiltshire Council
Wiltshire Council is here to support residents and businesses following the government’s announcement of a new four-week period of national restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
These additional restrictions come into force on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December 2020.
From Thursday 5 November 2020, new restrictions for Wiltshire will mean everyone must stay at home and may leave only for a limited set of reasons, including:
for education (schools, colleges and universities)
for work, if you cannot work from home
for exercise and recreation outdoors with your household, support bubble or on your own with one person from another household
for all medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
to shop for food and essentials
to provide care for vulnerable people
Terence Herbert, Chief Executive, Wiltshire Council, said: “I would like to thank our residents and businesses for their continued commitment in helping to curb the spread of the virus. Without these efforts, we would have seen even more cases in Wiltshire”.
“Whilst infection rates in Wiltshire remain lower than in many parts of the country, we have still experienced a rising number of positive cases in recent weeks. We anticipated Wiltshire would move into a higher alert level in the coming weeks and we have already put plans in place to continue protecting our residents”.
“Whilst this is undoubtedly a worrying time, I want to reassure residents that Wiltshire Council is here for them. We are here to provide support to all of our communities, particularly our most vulnerable residents. We will also ensure that support is available for our businesses. We are also working closely with schools as they return from half-term break. All schools are COVID-19 secure and it is important that young people in Wiltshire remain in school at this time”.
“We are awaiting further details from central government about support available to businesses and the full impact the restrictions will have on council services. As soon as this is available we will provide more information”.
“Our Wellbeing Hub remains open to anyone that needs additional support. Please call us on 0300 003 4576 , Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm”.
“If we all continue to do the right thing and follow these measures, we can curb the spread of the virus and help protect ourselves and our loved ones too.”
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
work from home if you can
limit contact with other people
wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you meet people you do not normally meeting
anyone who has symptoms should book a test and not leave home for at least 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test
The council is hosting a live public COVID-19 update on Tuesday 3 November at 5pm. During the online broadcast Terence Herbert , Chief Executive will be joined by the Wiltshire Council Leader, Philip Whitehead and the Director of Public Health for Wiltshire, Kate Blackburn. You can use this link to access the webinar on Tuesday 3 November.
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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.
The attached Wilts Council Briefing Note 20-30 outlines the Area Board Boundary Review which proposes changes to the organisation and structure of local government and Area Boards across the county, to take effect from May next year.
The Briefing Note contains links to a report with recommendations and to an online survey, for which responses are requested by 31st October 2020. Also attached is a summary of the proposals as they affect Everleigh.
Everleigh parishioners are encouraged to respond to the online survey.
MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD REMOTELY (via Zoom) on TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2020
Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley
Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr P Evans, and Cllr A Earle.
In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling and one Member of the Public.
1. Explanation. The Chairman 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. No applications received. The Chairman then briefed Cllrs on the situation regarding manning and recruiting of councillors.
5. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 22 June 2020.
5.1 Previous Minutes. The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 22 June 2020 were agreed and Cllrs RESOLVED that the minutes were to be signed, after the meeting, by the Chairman as a true record.
5.2 Matters Arising.
Item 5.2.1 GreenInfrastructure and Open Spaces Collaboration and Household Surveys. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had completed the Collaboration survey which the Clerk forwarded to Wilts Council. Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling reported upgrading of the Broadband for Lower Everleigh was going to happen and that the build was to take place in October with the opening to happen in due course. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows agreed to monitor the implementation of this project. Action. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
Item. 5.22. SSEN Customer & Community Advisor. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had advertised SSEN capability in his latest article for the Courier. Item Closed.
Item 9. Correspondence. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had responded to the NALC New Code of Conduct Consultation in line with what Cllrs had agreed i.e. that the revised model is comprehensive with the same 7 core principles and it captures the key standards, qualities and behaviour expected of local councillors. Item Closed.
6. General Public. The Member of the Public asked a question regarding the non-delivery of the Courier to their address. Cllr Earle agreed to get the address added to the delivery list.
Action: Cllr Earle.
7. County Cllr Report. Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling reported the following: As back in July it is all moving rather quickly. I appreciate that you are focussed more on local parish matters, that you receive all the Council Communications and you all watch the news. He then touched on the following:
COVID in that, while Swindon has been a focus of concern and local outbreak management, Wiltshire has continued with low infection rates with only minor events such as Bakery in Devizes. Our Public Health officers are working v closely with Swindon.
Organisation – Now in Recovery Phase in which Local Authorities take the lead, but able to revert to Response mode if necessary. Our Local Outbreak Management Plan was agreed on 23 July 2020. It is available online, dynamic and will be updated as national guidance or legislation changes.
Recent notable Council activity – Through August – Leisure Centres reopening in phases – by Centre, hours and activity – focus on gymnasium & swimming. No cafes or creches. Need to book sessions. Tidworth & Marlborough open 7 Sep. Amesbury and Durrington aiming for end of September. Libraries: 6 x main open for browse and computer use. In next phase of openings Amesbury & Marlborough open 14 Sep with Click and Collect and bookable computer access. Now focussed on mobile libraries and working with local volunteer leaders on how and when to reopen smaller libraries.
Implementing social distancing measures in towns to help pedestrians, cyclists and businesses and assisting schools’ preparations.
Evaluating the good practice and lessons on areas such as video-conferencing, alternative service delivery and how communities reacted so positively and co-operatively.
Finance – There are immediate and undoubtedly long lasting significant financial implications for Wiltshire’s economy, communities and residents as well as the Council itself. The government has promised that in the forthcoming Spending Review it will determine what support councils need to help them meet the pressures of income loss from council tax and business rates.
Legal and Governance – Gradually reintroducing face to face informal meetings, but not yet able to return to our principal formal public meetings in person (e.g. Council, Cabinet and Scrutiny, Planning)
Workforce – We have maintained government guidance on working at home and staff have been asked to remain working at home wherever possible to maintain their safety. Gradually returning where necessary for function or personal well-being.
Precept – Be mindful that any increases in those eligible for Universal Credit brings a reduction in their liability for council taxes and hence reduces Wiltshire Council and Parish tax bases. In effect for the same sum we divide among fewer payees.
8.Police Report. PCSO A Jones reported the following by email:
June. 12.06.2020 – Everleigh – Unknown suspect has cloned a credit card and purchased items.
August. 21.08.2020 – EVERLEIGH – X 2 unknown males on quad bikes have entered IP’s farm looking for hairs. Males have then threatened to return to the location.
9. Correspondence. None that has been otherwise previously circulated. Having considered a letter from the Navigation Group of the British Army Motorsports Association regarding an event to be held in the area of the Village, including The Street and Lower Everleigh, around 11.30pm – 00.30 am on Sat 26 Sep 20 Cllrs RESOLVED that notice was too short and it is a matter for the Group to deliver leaflets to affected persons and that the Chairman was to phone the event organiser to discuss the timing and impact of the event. Action: Cllr Bottomley.
(Post Meeting Note. The event organiser has agreed to exclude The Street by taking a route Netheravon Rd – Sewage Farm concrete track – dirt track to the Everleigh playground – byway to the South of Everleigh and alsoto avoid Lower Everleigh.)
10.1 20/04931/FUL. Single storey lean to extension to the rear of the house at 2 West View, Everleigh, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3EY.
10.2 20/06375/TPO. Work to TPO Trees. Proposal: – T1 – Beech – crown raise, reduce by 6 ft and crown thin all over: T2 – Cherry – reduce by 6 ft: T3 – Thuja – fell at Blake House.
10.3 20/06355/FUL. Single storey side extension to provide boot room and covered porch at 6 West View. SN8 3EY.
Having previously considered the above applications Cllrs RESOLVED to not make any comment or objection.
11.1 Grass Cutting. To yet confirm the total number of cuts so far undertaken, but anticipate one more at least. Most recent one undertaken last week. All according to anticipated and planned for cuts. Ongoing. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
11.2 Play Area. Remains closed, but COVID-19 restrictions and advice to be kept under review. One problem of reported damage to eastern pedestrian gate after unauthorised entry by persons N/K. Remedial action taken, gate now better secured by being screwed shut both top and bottom with timber braces. Western gate secured by combination bicycle lock and chain. Ongoing. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
11.3 Streetscene Minor Works. Liaison continues. Nothing untoward to report. One positive result, in Lower Everleigh, where the turning circle was deteriorating on the eastern edge, and the road surface had collapsed. Now fixed by Parish Steward by in-filling with road-stone (Hoggin/Type 1). Junction A342/The Street road drain cleared blocked and pooled to middle of A342 under torrential rain. Cleared by rodding by me. Will report to Parish Steward. Action Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
11.4 ISO Container. Henry Waight would prefer to leave the ISO where it is, as it
sits over and protects the Waights’ new water storage tank. Moreover, Cllr Wheeler-Mallows has ex Cllr Hudson’s ISO keys. Item closed.
11.5 Salt Bins Audit. Return submitted to Wilts Council. Although the Council has a reserve it is impossible to judge what the requirement might turn out to be; however it is anticipated the current level of reserve should suffice. Cllr Wheeler- Mallows agreed to monitor the stock levels through the winter. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows
12.1 The Clerk presented a bank reconciliation and current liquidity statement as follows:
12.1.1 Balance at Lloyds CA (statement date 1 Aug 20) £6412.24
12.1.2 Reconciled Balance as at 7 Sep 20 £5989.34
Members noted the statements but had no comment at this time.
12.2 Cllrs had previously received and noted Internal Auditor’s Report and review effectiveness of internal audit.
12.3 To authorise cheques for payment and those cheques issued since last meeting.
12.3.1 676 A Earle (Mulch for Roses 15 May 20) £50.00 (VAT £8.33)
12.3.2 677 P Gill (Half Printer Costs 3 Aug 20) £27.48 (VAT£ 4.58)
12.3.3 679 P Gill (Lever Arch Folders) 15 Aug 20) £ 6.00 (VAT £ 1.00)
12.3.4 680 P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expense 15 Aug 20) £311.62
13.2 Litter Pick Sat 24 Oct 20. Cllr Bottomley reported that although this Litter Pick would follow the format of previous Litter Picks it would be adjusted to take into account COVID-19 restrictions. Action: Cllr Bottomley.
13.3 Carol Service Sat 5 Dec 20. Support to the event to be considered at next meeting in light of the then current COVID-19 restrictions. Action: Cllr Bottomley
14. Marlborough Road Speed Limit. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had received an email from a Wilts Council Highways Officer informing him that the implementation of Everleigh PC’s proposal of a reduction of the speed limit from 50 to 40mph on Marlborough Road is high on the list to progress. The Officer was hopeful therefore that the Traffic Order Consultation should take place in October and that there is a good chance that implementation can completed within the current financial year. Action: Cllr Bottomley.
15. ROW. The Parish Boundary Walk leaflets have now been finalised and are ready for distribution within Everleigh and other local Villages. The Chairman thanked Cllr Evans for his input into the production of the leaflets. Action: Cllr Bottomley.
16. Date of Next Meeting: The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 7.00 pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020.