Mere Town Council

clock tower Town Clerk - Mrs. L. C. Wood

Duchy Manor,
Springfield Road,
BA12 6EW
Phone: 01747 860701




Dear Councillors,

Your attendance is requested for a meeting of the Town Council to be held on Monday, 5th March 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in The Andy Young Pavilion, Springfield Road, Mere, BA12 6EW

Yours sincerely,


Lindsey Wood,
Town Clerk.

1. Public Session
The Chairman will convene the Town Council meeting after the public session (please note that members of the public are no longer permitted to speak unless invited to do so by the Chairman).

2. To receive apologies for absence

3.  To receive declarations of interest from members and to consider requests for new DPI dispensations.
Members are invited to declare disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests in items on the agenda as required by the Mere Town Council Code of Conduct for Members and by the Localism Act 2011.

4.  Minutes – to approve Minutes of Town Council meeting held on Monday, 5th February 2018

5.  Matters Arising
a) WW1 Commemorative Tree Planting
*b) New General Data Protection Regulations and requirement for Data Protection Officer – report on briefing meeting attended by Clerk.
c) Road naming for development at Woodlands Road
d) Centenary of the end of the First World War (Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute)
Poppies for lampposts

6.  Reports & Consultations
a) Neighbourhood Policing Report
b) County Councillor’s report

7.  Planning
a) Applications: (All applications can be viewed on Wiltshire Council’s website   – and type in the relevant application number)

Application Ref:          18/00408/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Provision of new vehicular access previously approved for detached
house with no current vehicular access (Resubmission of
At:                                Fairhaven, Pettridge Lane, Mere.  BA12 6DG

Application Ref:          18/00405/FUL (Amended Plans)
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Conversion of existing bank to create 3 no. 2 bed and 1 no. 1 bed flats with
At:                                Lloyds Bank Plc, The Square, Mere.  BA12 6DP

Application Ref:          18/01587/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in Cons. Area
Proposal:                     Fell 2 Fir Trees
At:                                21 Castle Hill Crescent, Mere.  BA12 6HL

b) Ref:  Planning Application 16/12217/OUT - Next steps in appeal process for Appeal by Richborough Estates for Outline Planning to develop land at Castle Street, Mere
c) Update on new bungalows being built at Bramley Hill
d) Report on Neighbourhood Plan meeting held on 27.2.18

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a)  Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward, Wiltshire online reporting & street lighting faults
*b) Highways Newsletter March 2018
c) Notice of temporary closure of Shaftesbury Road from its junction with Wet lane for a distance of approximately 190m in a southerly direction– 22nd March for two days
d) Request for signage to slow traffic in Barrow Street
e) A303 Stonehenge Public Consultation - see:
9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
*a) Mere War Memorial: War Memorials Trust – Grant offer for war memorial restoration
b) Boiler repairs in Andy Young Pavilion
c) Request to erect shed on allotment at Wellhead.
d) Letter from Wilsons Solicitors regarding cemetery extension land.

10 Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) Car Parks and sponsorship pledges by local businesses
11.  General Items & Consultations
a) Visit Hillbrush – request for support for brown tourism signs
b) Annual Parish Meeting – Wednesday, 25th April

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
Cranborne Chase AONB – Annual Planning & Transportation Seminar – Achieving Community Benefits from Dark Night Skies – 20th March 2018, 9.30 a.m. to 4.15 pm, Dinton Village Hall.  SP3 5EB

13.  Future agenda items


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


*Further information on these items enclosed/attached

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