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, 13th January 2020 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, 2nd December 2019.

5.  Matters Arising
a) Insurance claim update
b) Purchase of machinery

6.  Reports & Consultations
a) Neighbourhood Policing Report
b) County Councillor’s report
*c) Seeds4Success Annual Report & introduction from Chair of Trustees, Ben Williams
d) Report on Butt of Sherry Preservation Society meeting held on Friday, 10th January
e) Chairman’s Report on visit from BBC Wiltshire Sound

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

Application Ref:          19/11560/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single storey extension
At:                                1 The Copse, White Road, Mere.  BA12 6EX

Application Ref:          19/11056/LBC
Application for:           Listed Building Consent
Proposal:                     Proposed removal of stud partition wall to create a larger and more
accessible toilet, installation of new boiler with flue through roof, widening
of internal door frame, removal of stud wall to create a larger kitchen,
installation of velux type window to match existing, repair of wall around old
boiler flue.  Associated plumbing and electrical works.
At:                                Tower View, Church Street, Mere.  BA12 6DS

Application Ref:          19/12167/TPO
Application for            Work to TPO Trees
Proposal:                     T1 – Weeping Ash tree – deadwood removal, 1.5m max reduction of lateral branches
over the road to clear traffic, street furniture and balance the tree
At:                                The Manse, Boar Street, Mere.  BA12 6DD

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Parking and Waiting Restriction requests – suggested locations:

  • Outside Brimble Cottages in Castle Street
  • Manor Road south of junction with Denes Avenue (on-street parking has contributed to accident in last year)
  • Hazzards Hill west of junction with White Road (Mere Social Club road)
  • Upper Water Street close to junction with Salisbury Street/Hazzards Hill

b)  Update on issues for MyWiltshire Reporting App, jobs for Parish Steward + identification of new issues & jobs
c) Future of Street Lighting in Mere
d) Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Depot Implementation Plan
*e) Highways Newsletter December 2019

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries

10. Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) To consider introduction of electronic payments
c) To consider provision of water refilling station

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
a) Action Plan for pending Town Council projects
b) To consider events to celebrate 75th Anniversary of VE Day (the end of World War II in Europe) between 8th & 10th May 2020

*Briefing Notes:
Briefing Note No. 19-039 – Community area Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Briefing Note No. 20-01 – Community Governance Review – Survey

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
a) Community Safety Group Meeting – 15th January at 6.00 p.m. at The Nadder Centre, Tisbury
b) Cranborne Chase AONB open day – Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. AONB Office, Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5QA
c) Employment & Careers Event – Wednesday, 18th March 2020 between 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at The Nadder Centre, Weaveland Road, Tisbury SP3 6HJ

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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