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, 9th April 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 meeting held on Monday, 5th March 2018 and for Working Group to approve Minutes of Annual Meeting to assess effectiveness of internal control measures held on 14.3.18

5.  Matters Arising
a) Residents traffic proposals for The Lynch/Water Street (as brought up in last month’s public session)
b) Centenary of the end of the First World War (Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute)
Poppies for lampposts
Sillhouettes for Castle Hill & War Memorial

c) 150th Anniversary of Mere Clock Tower – to discuss arrangements for road closures, events & sponsorship

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:          18/01554/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Alteration and conversion of two dwellings into single house. 
Demolition of kitchen extension and two porches.  Internal
alterations.  Construction of new porch.
At:                                Wet Lane Farm, Wet Lane, Mere.  BA12 6BA

Application Ref:          18/01077/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single Storey Extension
At:                                10 Southbrook Gardens, Mere.  BA12 6BE

Application Ref:          18/00657/ADV + 18/00372/FUL
Application for:           Advertisement Consent + Full Planning
Proposal:                     The installation of a Free Standing Automated Teller Machine and
non-illuminated sign
At:                                The Post Office, 3 Boar Street, Mere.  BA12 6DD

Application Ref:          18/01754/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single storey rear extension
At:                                14 Oak Lane, Mere.  BA12 6FJ

Application Ref:          18/02802/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Rear single storey extension and widen existing vehicular access
At:                                1 Church Street, Mere.  BA12 6DS

Application Ref:          18/0238/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Cons. Area
Proposal:                     Fell 2 Cypress Trees and 1 Fig Tree
At:                                The Chantry, Church Street, Mere.  BA12 6DS

b) Ref:  Planning Application 16/12217/OUT - Next steps in appeal process for Appeal by Richborough Estates for Outline Planning to develop land at Castle Street, Mere
c) Update on new bungalows being built at Bramley Hill
d) Neighbourhood Plan update

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a)  Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward, Wiltshire online reporting & street lighting faults
b) Recommendations regarding parking & parking restrictions – Report from Chairman
*c) Highways Newsletter April 2018
d)  Responsibility for footpath between Pettridge Lane & Angel Lane, Mere – Mr. Vernon Philips

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Report on allotment rent audit
b)  Dog fouling & dog warden

10 Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) Car Parks & Public Toilets
i) Lease renewals & drainage repairs + boiler repairs for public toilets
ii) Sponsorship pledges by local businesses
c) To adopt recommendations made by working group at annual meeting to assess effectiveness of internal control measures (see Minutes of meeting 14.3.18)
d) Financial support for Mere Museum Scrapbook Project (South West Wiltshire Area Board Grant Application)
e) Submission to South West Wiltshire Area Board for grant towards Speed Indicator Device
f) Traffic signs & Street Works training (NWRSA Card)

11.  General Items & Consultations

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
a) Annual Town Meeting – Wednesday, 25th April at 7.00 p.m. Grove Building, Church Street, Mere.
b) Wiltshire Rural Music – Music on your Doorstep in Mere – Mere School & Children’s Centre, Saturday, 28th April 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
c) Great British Spring Clean – Sunday, 15th April at 12.00 noon, Mere Clock Tower
d)  Healthy Mere Walking – Great Bottom Walk – Sunday, 10th June

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: Payment Schedule


Registered Charity No. 1093497

  1. Repair or replacement of Tractor storage shed
  2. Payment - Water2Business –

Water supply to old cricket field (standing charge only) 19.9.17 – 26.3.18  £12.42

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