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, 3rd February 2020 at 7.30 p.m. in The Andy Young Pavilion, Springfield Road, Mere, BA12 6EW

Yours sincerely,


Lindsey Wood,
Town Clerk & RFO

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. Pre-application presentation by Mark Bassett of Freeths LLP on proposals for a care home development on land at 303 Interchange site, adjacent to Quarryfield Industrial Estate
3. Apologies – To receive and consider for acceptance, apologies for absence

4.  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.

5.  Minutes – to approve Minutes of Town Council meeting held on Monday, 13th January 2020.

6.  Matters Arising
a) Insurance adjustments in respect of new building reinstatement valuations and addition of RTV, recent capital expenditure
b) Introduction of electronic payments

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

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

Application Ref:          19/12083/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Erection of an agricultural workers dwelling
At:                                Whitehill Farm, Swainsford, Mere.  BA12 6JU

Application Ref:          19/11825/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single storey rear extension and installation of dormer windows, erection of porch
to front elevation
At:                                Meads Mount, Charnage, Mere.  BA12 6AR

Application Ref:          20/00315/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     Remove hedge
At:                                The Rondel, Castle Hill Lane, Mere.  BA12 6JB

Application Ref:          20/00444/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single storey side and rear extension
At:                                Spree, Rook Street, Mere.  BA12 6FD

9.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Inquiry into Modification Order for Mere Path No. 78, The Square, Mere – letter from The Planning Inspectorate and Town Council’s subsequent withdrawal of letter of support
b)  Update on issues for MyWiltshire Reporting App, jobs for Parish Steward + identification of new issues & jobs
c)  Street Trading – to gain members views on the idea in principle and, if supportive, to suggest suitable locations.
d) To set up Advisory Group to research and carry out community engagement on future Parking and Waiting Restriction requests.
*e) Community Area Transport Group (CATG) Survey (see Briefing Note 20-05) attached.
*e) Highways Newsletter January 2020

10.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries,
*a) Car Park Leases

  1. Queries raised by Town Clerk & Town Council’s solicitor
  2. Issue raised by Wiltshire Council’s Estate Surveyor regarding EV Charges

b) Railway Modellers Club

  1. Insurance valuation
  2. Permission to move door/shed

c) Requests for Clock Tower promotional banners for events during 2020
d) Update on Wellhead Allotment Car Park scheme

11. Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) To consider and approve S.106 side agreement between Wiltshire Council & Mere Town Council  relating to the provision of off-site facilities and open space in Mere in relation to the Old Brush Factory Site
c) Wiltshire Council’s Service Delegation & Asset Transfer Scheme – Streetscene Contract Scope of Works
d) Request for grant to act as seed funding for Area Board Grant submission from Dr. Paulette McManus for clearance work to SSSI at Dead Maid Quarry
e) Suggestion to use R2 money allocated for outdoor gym project in order to utilise funds before expiry

12.  General Items & Consultations

13.  Future agenda items

For Information Only
*Briefing Notes:
Briefing Note No. 20-03 – Upcoming Engagement/Consultation Events in Salisbury
Briefing Note No. 20-04 – Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Receipt of Inspector’s Report
Briefing Note No. 20-05 – Community Area Transport Groups (CATGs): Survey
Briefing Note No. 20-06 – Young Carers Awareness Day

Forthcoming meetings/events

  1. Employment & Careers Event – Wednesday, 18th March 2020 between 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at The Nadder Centre, Weaveland Road, Tisbury SP3 6HJ
  2. Highways Meeting – Monday, 18th May 2020 between 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs (venue to be advised)

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


Registered Charity No. 1093497

For Trustees:

  1. To confirm charity’s details online
  2. To approve Annual Return for year ending 31.3.19 for submission to Charity Commission

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