Everleigh Parish Council Meeting Minutes 3rd September 2018


 Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held

at Collingbourne Ducis School on 3 September 2018

Chairman:      Cllr D Bottomley

Present:           Cllr M Burton, Cllr E Hudson, Cllr J Jones, Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows and Cllr A Earle

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk) and Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling

  1. Cllr T Symonds and PC L Wileman.


  1. Disclosure of Interest. None declared.


  1. Minutes of the Previous Meeting. The minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on 9 July 2018 were signed by the Chairman as a true record.


  1. Matters Arising.
    • Item 4.1 Cllr noted the stile is not yet in place.


  1. General Public. No questions asked.


  1. Wilts Constabulary. PC L Wileman sent a report by email a summary of which follows: 


Ludgershall & Ludgershall Rural Report  – August 01/08/2018-31/08/2018


Theft –

  • 07/08/2018 Gilberts Piece Collingbourne Ducis – Unknown persons have entered the injured person’s van at location; and taken power tools to the value of £1,000. Enquiries carried out, no further police action.
  • 11/08/2018 Jones Court, Netheravon – Unknown suspects have taken a Sony PlayStation 4 that were placed on the roof of the Victims car. Enquiries ongoing.
  • 29/08/2018 Mcevoy Gardens, Ludgershall – Four unknown males have stolen a scaffolding tower from outside the address. They have taken it away in a transit van. Ongoing enquiries.
  • 30/08/2018 Crown Inn Ludgershall – Unknown male has taken money from pub establishment. Ongoing enquiries.
  • 31/08/2018 Bourne works, Collingbourne Ducis – Suspect is withholding items from victim of a high value, has told the IP that they have “disposed” of the items. Ongoing enquiries.

Burglary –

  • 01/08/2018 the stables, Lower Road Netheravon – Unknown suspect has broken the padlock off a communal shed housing items belonging to several neighbours. Several power tools taken, awaiting serial numbers. Enquiries ongoing.

Drugs –

  • 02/08/2018 Tidworth Road Ludgershall – one male arrested for driving whilst unfit, under influence of drugs – Investigation still ongoing.

Anti-social behaviour –

  • 02/08/2018 Andover Road, Ludgershall – Male arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour, fixed penalty notice served.
  • 12/08//2018 Hales Road, Netheravon – Unknown suspects have placed screws under victims car, believed to be on purpose. No damage as noticed beforehand. Enquiries carried out, no further police action.

Vehicle Offences –

  • 04/08/2018 West Chisenbury – Male arrested for driving without insurance, interviewed and awaiting court date.


Target Patrols Ludgershall Town and Rural


Patrols are ongoing at the following locations with 101 actions/patrols done:

  • Dewey’s Lane, Ludgershall
  • The Mughal Tandoori, Ludgershall
  • Jubilee Gardens, Ludgershall

The Chairman thanked PC Wileman for her report.

  1. County Councillor. Wilts Cllr Blair-Piling reported on the following:

The Electoral Boundary Review initial consultation runs 29 Aug – 5 Nov 18.  The number of Wilts Cllrs is to remain at 98 but there are likely to be changes to current Ward and hence Area Board boundaries.  Parish Council and individuals are encouraged to submit comments/views by letter, email or via the website at www.consultation.lgbce.uk .  The key criteria are that each Ward must be within 10% + or – of 4291 (the projected average number of voters in each ward by 2024).  Wards should reflect the identity and interests of the community and promote effective and convenient local government.  Wiltshire Council will be submitting its own proposal to the Commission within the same consultation period.  Councillor Blair-Pilling is a member of the Council’s Electoral Review Committee and will be pleased to hear and discuss any views.

The Chairman thanked Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling for his report.


  1. None that has not been previously circulated.


  1. To consider application as received from Wilts Council.

9.1  None received.



  • Grass Cutting. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported J Bowden is keeping up with the cuts and in general the grassed areas through the village look very good .  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows agreed to monitor the situation. Action:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.


  • Play Area. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that he had removed another link from the swing

and that the play area is ready for the annual RoSPA inspection.  Action:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.


  • Streetscene Minor Works. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the village was in good order and that gullies had been cleaned.  Following a discussion regarding winter Rock Salt supplies Cllr Wheeler-Mallows agreed organise replenishment of village bins from Parish Council reserves stored at the ISO, before next Winter.                                                 Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.


  • Village Gates. Cllr Symonds reported by email that based on the advice that he had received   from Gareth Rodgers at Wilts Council the most appropriate course of action would be to raise an issue with the Tidworth Area Board.  The Parish Council would be required to meet 25% of any costs.  Having considered Cllr Symond’s report and recommendation Cllrs RESOLVED not to take this issue any further.  Item closed.


  • Cllr Hudson informed Cllrs that the defibrillator was not working and suggested that it be taken down and inspected.  After discussion Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllr Hudson was to seek the support of Mr M Goldsmith to take down the defibrillator and inspect it to see what is wrong with it.                                                   Action:  Cllr Hudson


    • The Clerk presented a bank reconciliation and current liquidity statement as follows:
      • Balance at Lloyds TSB CA (statement 1 Aug 18) £6747.59
      • Reconciled Balance as at 2 Sep 18 £6695.59

Members noted the statements but had no comment at this time.


  • Authorise cheques for payment and those issued since last meeting
    • 622 D Bottomley (Lawnmower fuel 22 Aug 18.) £22.80 (VAT 3.80)
    • 623 P Gill (Clerk’s Sal & Exps Jul-Sep 18 – 3 Sep 18) £303.68
    • 624 HMRC  (Clerk’s PAYE Jul-Sep 18)  £74.50
    • 625 A Earle (Timber for repairs 16 May 18) £12.19 (VAT £2.03)

Cllrs RESOLVED to authorise the cheques.

  • Note payments received.
    • £Nil.


  1. Village Events.
    • Summer Party Sat 14 Jul. Cllr Bottomley reported that about 60 villagers turned out for this event and thoroughly enjoyed themselves on a lovely Summer evening.  Activities included egg and spoon races, golf pitch and put and a multitude of small games and challenges. This was a really great way for families and friends to get together. Moreover, the party came in under budget.
    • Harvest Festival Sat 13 Oct 18. Although this is not a Council sponsored event Cllr Bottomley is in the lead. He reported that all is hand for the event which starts at 3.00pm on Sat 13 Oct and that festival gifts are to be donated to the West Farm Residential Care Home in Ducis.
    • Bonfire Night Sat 3 Nov 18. Cllr Bottomley tabled a draft planning Check list and management plan which was considered and amended and then accepted by Cllrs.  Cllrs Jones and Hudson reported that the flyer, refreshments, food were all in hand and Cllr Earle volunteered to assist with the BBQ stand.  Cllrs confirmed that the fire was to be lit at 6.15pm with fireworks at approx 7.00pm.  Moreover, Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllr Symonds was to purchase fireworks to the value of £500+VAT.                                                                                                   Action:  All Cllrs
    • Remembrance Sunday 11 Nov 18. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had received an unofficial and vague invitation for the Council village to take part in a Remembrance Sunday event in the Collingbournes.  More details are awaited.


  1. Everleigh Household Recycling Centre (EHRC). The Chairman reported that he had written to Wilts Council in support of keeping the EHRC open.  Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling informed Cllrs that the consultation closed on 3 Sep 18 and that replies to the consultation will now be considered prior to any decision being made on the future of the EHRC.


  1. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Cllr Hudson reported that she has revised the  GDPR  Privacy Notice and the Clerk reported he had asked Mr Simon Curr to post it on the Village website as required by legislation.  Cllr Bottomley reported that he is planning to re-register the Council with the ICO by 30 Oct 18 at a cost of £40.00.                                                                    Action:  Cllr Bottomley


  1. Marlborough Road Speed Limit. Cllr Bottomley reported that although he had recommended to the residents of Marlborough Road that they make an application to Wilts Council for a reduction in the speed limit to 40MPH he has not seen any evidence of an application being made.  He tabled the results of a Metro Count of the A342 & Marlborough Road held in April 2011 which indicated no speeding issue and informed Cllrs that he has applied to Wilts Council for a further Metro Count and that he has drafted a “Proposal for change Paper”  to have speed limits on the A342 and Marlborough Road reduced from 50MPH to 40MPH.  After much discussion including input from Wilts Cllr Blair -Pilling.  Cllrs RESOLVED by 4-2 not to put the paper forward until the results of the forthcoming Metro Count are known.    

                                                                                                                   Action: Cllr Bottomley


  1. Date of Next Meeting: The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 7.00pm in Collingbourne Ducis School and the dates of future meetings were to be confirmed when the 2019 forecast of events was discussed at the next meeting.


The meeting closed at 8.35pm


Signed:                                                                                     date:


Name:                                                                                      Chairman