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 November 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 meetings held on Monday, 1st October 2018.

5.  Matters Arising
a) Centenary of the end of the First World War (Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute) – update on progress for event commemorations and further requirements

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:                      18/09215/TCA
Application for:                       Work to trees in a Cons. Area
Proposal:                                 Two dead Birch trees – remove
At:                                            The Rondel, Castle Hill Lane, Mere.  BA12 6JB

Application Ref:                      18/10060/TCA
Application for:                       Work to trees in a Cons. Area
Proposal:                                 Goat Willow – Section Fell
At:                                            The Hurdles, Water Street, Mere.  BA12 6DZ

b) Neighbourhood Plan – RESOLUTION to agree to the application for Mere Neighbourhood Plan Area based on the parish boundary.
c) Review of Wiltshire Core Strategy (renamed Wiltshire Local Plan) for the period to 2036 – Report on consultation event

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward, Wiltshire online reporting & street lighting faults
b) Urgent Closure Notice of Boar Street/Pettridge Lane, Mere – 6th November 2018
c) Temporary Closure Notice of C59 Pettridge Lane (Part), Mere – 27th November 2018
d) Suggestion to extend footpath around the radius of T-junction at Gillingham Corner and add dropped kerbs.

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Clearance of old swimming pool site
b) Vandalism in public toilets
c) Repairs to Castle Street Car Park boundary wall – assessment from local builder
10.  Finance, Policy & Resources
a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) Enquiries about PCC contribution towards grounds maintenance of St. Michaels Churchyard
c) Emergency Plan for Mere

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
a) Volunteer Award Nomination

12. Forthcoming meetings/events

  • Seeds4Success Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, 7th November , 7pm – 8.30 pm at Mere Youth Centre, Recreation Ground, Queens Road, Mere.  BA12 6EP
  • Community Area Transport Group meeting, Wednesday, 7th November 2018
  • Wiltshire Council Focusing on the Future: various dates & venues

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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