Everleigh Parish Council – Minutes from January 4th 2010




Minutes of the Everleigh Parish Council Meeting held at the Crown Hotel

on Monday 4 January 2010.

Chairman: Cllr D Beaton


Present: Cllr D Bottomley, Cllr J Bradford, Cllr A Bradford, Cllr J Copp, and Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows.


In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), PC M Bayliss & PCSO M Downham


  1. Apologies: Cllr S Matton and County Cllr C Howard.


2. Disclosure of Interest. None declared


  1. General Public. No questions asked


  1. Wilshire Constabulary. PC M Bayliss introduced himself to the Members as the new Community Beat Manager for Ludgershall and Rural Beat and stated that his intention was for himself or one of his team to attend as many PC meetings as practicable. After discussion Cllr Wheeler-Mallows volunteered to be nominated as the point of contact for monthly liaison meetings. He reported that since the last meeting there had been a hare coursing incident and a theft from a parked car at a beauty spot. He asked for assistance in tracing a cyclist who has been seen travelling between Everleigh and Trenchard Lines without displaying any lights. The police agreed to follow up on the inappropriate and unsafe parking of a water browser in West View.


  1. Report from County Councillor. Nothing to report.


  1. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2 November 2009. These were signed by the Chairman as a true record.


  1. Matters Arsing. None that do not appear on the agenda.


  1. Correspondence – As received and if necessary held at the clerk’s office.

    1. Letter of Application to join Council from Mr M Goldsmith.

    2. Wilts County – Grounds Maintenance Service.

    3. WALC – December News Letter.

Having considered the letter from M Goldsmith the Members directed the Clerk to invite him to the next PC meeting. The Members also directed the Clerk to contact Wilts County regarding the possible provision of a grass cutting service and noted the WALC Newsletter.

Action: Clerk.


  1. Planning. No Planning Applications received from Wiltshire Council


  1. Property.

    1. Cllr A Bradford reported that all is not clear as to how the “Play Builder” grant is drawn down or which installers can be used by the PC and that he will be attending a presentation on 25 January at which he anticipates that these matters will be clarified.

    2. Cllr A Bradford reported that 9 returns had been received to the Phase 2 Play Needs Survey 5 of which were in favour of a BMX track. After consideration the Members requested that Cllr A Bradford look at the issues surrounding the conditions of use and insurance cover, and to report back at the next meeting.

Action: Cllr A Bradford.

    1. The Members recorded a vote of thanks to Cllr A Bradford for his sterling work in resourcing and positioning of the new church sign.


  1. Finance.

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

      1. Balance at Lloyds TSB CA (statement date 1 Dec 09) £3149.64

      2. Balance at Lloyds BIAA ( statement date 10/08/09) £51.72

      3. Balance at Alliance and Leicester (statement date 3 Dec 09) £1940.76

      4. Combined Balance £5142.12

Members noted the statement and reconciliation.

    1. Authorise cheques for payment and those cheques issued since last meeting.

      1. 318 – J Bradford (Gloves for litter picking) £5.99

      2. 319 – Clerk’s Salary £221.98

Members RESOLVED to authorise the cheques

    1. Note all receipts since last meeting.

      1. PCC CD & Everleigh Grant £230

      2. A&L Interest £0.26

Members noted the receipts.

    1. Having considered making a donation of £100 to Castledown Radio for their support to the summer event and to assist with the provision of local of entertaiment and promotion of the local area

Members RESOLVED to authorise the donation.

Action Clerk


  1. Village Events

    1. Getting to Know You. After some consideration the Members agreed to keep with the “Coffee Morning” format but deferred any further decisions to the next meeting.

    2. Fireworks Event. Cllr Copp reported that the event was successful, enjoyable, well attended and that £56 was raised from ticket sales. He reported that there was some confusion over the feeding agreements and that consideration should be given to tightening up the wording on future advertising. The Members agreed that another fireworks event should be held on 5th or 6th November. Members thanked Cllr Copp for his efforts.

Action: Cllr Copp


  1. General.

    1. Cllr Bottomley gave an update on Wilts Country Speed Limit Review the outcome of which means no change to the speed limits in Everleigh. After discussion the Members agreed that this outcome should be challenged and accepted that a letter as drafted and presented to the meeting by Cllr Bottomley should be sent to Wilts County challenging the outcome.

Action: Cllr Bottomley.

    1. Cllr Bottomley gave an update on a Community Speedwatch Scheme which required 6 volunteers and only applied to 30PMH speed limited areas. After discussion the Members thanked Cllr Bottomley but agreed that given the scheme only applied to 30 MPH speed limited areas no further action be taken on this scheme.

    2. Cllr Bottomley reported that he had attended a Wilts County Strategy 2026 Workshop which was very generic and strategic in nature.  However, it was worth noting that the 4 keys priority areas were identified for the Tidworth Community Area: the building of housing in the Northeast Quadrant and other areas in Tidworth; the protection and development of retail outlets e.g Station Road as retail hub, development of the Ludgershall Business Park; encouragement and support to joint military and civilian projects; and the promotion of economic development in particular job creation.


  1. AOB for information only.

    1. The Members noted the Clerk’s holiday dates as 5 February – 2 March 2010.


  1. Election of Chairman. The Chairman having previously informed the Clerk that, due to ill health, it was his intention to resign then stood down both as a Cllr and Chairman. The Vice Chairman then asked for nominations for Chairman and after being proposed and seconded Cllr J Bradford was elected as the new Chairman. The Members then thanked the outgoing Chairman for his hard work, dedication and superb leadership during his time as Chairman and wished him well for the future. The Members then directed the Clerk to take the necessary action regarding the notification of a Cllr vacancy.


  1. Date of Next Meeting: was confirmed as 7.00 pm on Monday 8th March 2010, with the Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council as 7.00pm on Monday 10th May 2010. All to be held at the Crown Hotel.


Signed: date:



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