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, 4th December 2017 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, 6th November 2017 and for Budget Committee to approve Minutes of Annual Budget Meeting held on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

5.  Matters Arising
a) WW1 Commemorative Tree Planting
b) To form working group to investigate concerns and make recommendations regarding parking and parking restrictions in Mere.
c) Lamp post poppies

6.  Reports & Consultations
a) Neighbourhood Policing Report
b) Wiltshire 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:          17/10833/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Erection of a single storey extension to showroom on the west
At:                                F. J. Chalke Ltd, Talbot Garage, Salisbury Street, Mere.  BA12 6HE

Application Ref:          17/10638/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Erection of a timber pergola on the front elevation of the property
At:                                8 Lordsmead Road, Mere.  BA12 6BZ

Application Ref:          17/11418/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Cons Area
Proposal:                     G1 – 6 Poplar trees – fell
At:                                The Chantry, Church Street, Mere.  BA12 6DS

b) Wiltshire Local Plan Review & Joint Spatial Framework (Consultation deadline 19.12.17) & also report from Chairman & Cllr. Norris on Briefing Meeting
The Consultation documents are all available on the Wiltshire Council website: 
Please see also:   

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a)  Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward & street lighting faults
b) Visibility Issue at Quarry Field Industrial Estate junction

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Blocked drains in Clock Tower

10 Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
*b) To adopt recommendations made by Budget Meeting, as shown in Minutes of Budget Meeting held on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 (Minutes attached)
c) To approve Precept on Wiltshire Council for 2017/18
d) Notififcation of External Auditor Appointments
e) New General Data Protection Regulations and requirement for Data Protection Officer

11.  General Items & Consultations
a) Wiltshire Council Boundary Review – Cllr. Jeans
b) Mere Makes Music – Report on meeting with Wiltshire Rural Music School - Chairman
c) Judging of Xmas lights
d) Falmouth Town Council - Sustainable Communities Act - Business Rates and Public Convenience 
e) Date of January 2018 meeting

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
South West Wiltshire Area Board Meeting (including Mental Health Workshop), Wednesday, 6th December at 6.30 pm– The Nadder Centre, Tisbury

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.

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