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 November 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in The Andy Young Pavilion, Springfield Road, Mere, BA12 6EW

Yours sincerely,


Lindsey Wood,
Town Clerk.

1. Public Session
Members of the public are invited to address the Council on any issue over which it has a power. This session will be limited to 15 minutes (3 minutes per speaker). The Chairman will convene the Town Council meeting after the public session (please note that once the meeting has been convened members of the public are no longer permitted to speak unless invited to do so by the Chairman).
Please Note: By entering the meeting room you are consenting to the use of your name being recorded in the Minutes.  The meeting may also be recorded by the press or members of the public.  Any person or organisation choosing to film, record or broadcast any meeting of the Council or its committees is responsible for any claims or other liability resulting from them so doing and by choosing to film, record or broadcast proceedings they accept that they are required to indemnify the Council, its members and officers in relation to any such claims or liabilities.

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, 7th October 2019.

5.  Matters Arising
a) The Butt of Sherry – Nomination for Asset of Community Value
b) Footpath 78 from The Square to North Street

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:          19/09745/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     Fell 3 Leylandii Trees
At:                                2 Spring Terrace, The Fields, Mere.  BA12 6EF

Application Ref:          19/09873/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     1 X Hawthorn tree, 1 X Dogwood tree & 1 X Lilac tree – fell
At:                                St. Andrews (old Dental Surgery), North Road, Mere.  BA12 6HP

Application Ref:          19/09526/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Replacement of existing one and a half storey extension with two storey
extension to provide an additional bedroom/utility room/secondary
entrance.  Adjustments to existing floor plan to improve circulation.
At:                                Belbins House, Shaftesbury Road, Mere.  BA12 6BL

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) CATG issues:  Width restriction at The Lynch and Dropped kerbs in Clements Lane
b) Notice of temporary closure of Pettridge Lane (part) from 2nd December – 4th December
c) Notice of temporary road closure of A350 (Part), East Knoyle, Sedgehill and Semley, Donhead St Mary and N. Dorset from 3rd December – 12th December
d) Notice of temporary road closure for The Square, Mere on Sunday, 10th November 2019 between 10.57 and 11.07 am
*e) Highways Newsletter – October 2019
*f)  Update on issues for MyWiltshire Reporting App, jobs for Parish Steward & Sparkle Team + identification of new issues & jobs

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
*a) Mere Parkrun

  1. Permission to use Recreation Ground & Duchy grounds
  2. Permission to use Andy Young Pavilion & parking facilities
  3. Request for financial contribution

b) Report on RoSPA Play Area Safety Inspections carried out in September
c) Break-in to South Chapel, repairs to windows, insurance claim etc.

10. Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
*b) To approve budget/expenditure report at 30.9.19

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
*a) Proposal from Mere Local Resilience Forum (MLRF)

*Briefing Notes:
Briefing Note No. 19-030 – The launch of the We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign
Briefing Note No. 19-031 – Chippenham BID Renewal Ballot October 2019

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
a) Remembrance Parade
b) Neighbourhood Plan meeting
c) Budget meeting
d) South West Wiltshire Area Board Meeting, 20th November 2019 at 6.30 p.m.

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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