wiltshire council


Mere Town Council

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

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

e-mail: lindseywood@merewilts.org




Dear Councillors,

Your attendance is requested for a meeting of the Town Council to be held on Monday, 5th June 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 Annual Town Council meeting held on Monday, 8th May 2017.

5. Matters Arising

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 http://planning.wiltshire.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/ApplicationSearch.aspx   – and type in the relevant application number)

Application Ref:          17/03777/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Demolish existing conservatory and proposed extension and
At:                                3 Caddy Lane, Mere.  BA12 6LX

Application Ref:          17/04054/OUT
Application for:           Outline Planning
Proposal:                     Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling
and garage
At:                                Knowl Batch, Mere.  BA12 6AA (this is on the West Knoyle road
                                    adjacent to The Old Bakery)

Application Ref:          17/03811/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Replacement garage/workshop with loft space over, and infill archway
to form new kitchen.
At:                                Willow Tree Cottage, Southbrook, Mere.  BA12 6BB

Application Ref:          17/05034/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     3 Leylandii – Fell
At:                                Rose Cottage, Wellhead, Mere.  BA12 6EH

Application Ref:          17/05079/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     Tree1 - Reduce height by 2.4 metres and shape Tree 2 - Reduce height
by 2.4 metres & shape Tree 3 – Remove
At:                                Mere Cottage, Salisbury Street, Mere.  BA12 6HB

Application Ref:          17/00085/REM
Application for:           Reserved Matters
Proposal:                     Application for approval of reserved matters following outline
approval for planning application 14/06780/OUT (Appearance,
landscape, layout and scale for 74 dwellings comprised within phase 2
of the approved development along with associated garaging, parking
and infrastructure)
At:                                Land at Hillbrush Company Ltd., Woodlands Road, Mere.  BA12 6BS

Application Ref:          17/00047/VAR
Application for:           Variation of Condition
Proposal:                     Variatiion of Condition 21 of 14/06780/OUT – to submit alternative
plans to enable the substitution of alternative house type and site
layout plans arising out of consequential changes from a through
design review.
At:                                Land at Hill Brush Company Ltd., Woodlands Road, Mere.  BA12 6BS

*b) Neighbourhood Planning
8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a)  Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward & street lighting faults
*b) Highways & Transport Newsletter May 2017 (attached)
c) Proposed temporary road closures for Mere Carnival, 16th September 2017
*d) To consider an outline proposal to introduce a Code of Practice for the control of advertising, A boards, fly posting, banners and displaying goods on the highway pavements in Mere – Cllr. A. Colman
9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Car Parking and grounds use at Duchy Manor Sports Grounds – Cllr. E. Mitchell
b) Dog Fouling
*c) To consider and approve a draft proposal for the implementation and approval of a Code of Practice for Dog Walkers – Cllr. A. Colman
d) Clock (Mere Clock Tower) – agreement to investigate electric clock movement
e) War Memorial

10 Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
*b) To approve Budget/Expenditure Report for financial year ending 31.3.16 (report attached)
d) Internal Audit Report
*e) To approve accounts & supporting statements (including Bank Reconciliation) for the year ending 31.3.16 (attached in Schedules for submission to external auditor)
f) To complete and sign Annual Return for the year ending 31.3.16
g) To note public rights to inspect accounts Car Parks & Public Toilets
h) Leases for car parks and public toilets

11.  General Items & Consultations
a) Objection to representation on Labour Election Communication – Cllr. E. Mitchell

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
a) The Big Lunch in support of Care Home Open Day 2017 at Fives Court, Angel Lane, Mere on Friday, 16th June 2017 at 12.30 p.m.
b) CPRE South Wiltshire – Annual Presentation 2017 – River Bourne Community Farm, Cow Lane, Laverstock, Salisbury – Friday, 9th June 2017 at 7.00 pm
c) CPRE Wiltshire AGM & talk by Matthew Taylor, Lord Taylor of Goss Moor on ‘Would “Garden Villages” ease Wiltshire’s housing crisis?’ – Coronation Hall, Alton Barnes – Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 6.15 p.m.
d) South West Wiltshire Dementia Action Alliance Conference – Monday, 26th June 2017 at the Nadder Centre, Tisbury from 6 – 7.30 p.m.
e) Essential Skills for the 21st Century Councillor – Training event at Holiday Inn, Taunton, Friday, 14th July 2017 (SW Councils ember cost £45 per delegate)

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.


Registered Charity No. 1093497
To approve the End of Year Summary income/expenditure report (within Budget/Expenditure report)
To approve the following payment:
Mere Town Council (invoice for maintenance charges for 2016/17)                                   9103.88


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