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, 1st July 2019 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).

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, 13th May 2019.

5.  Matters Arising
a) Water abstraction from Mere – response from Environment Agency (see Minute No. 31a)
b) Relocation of Public Access Defibrillator (see Minute 22b)
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:          19/04804/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Proposed single dwelling on site of existing dwelling
At:                                Rick Stones, Castle Hill Lane, Mere.  BA12 6JB

Application Ref:          19/05076/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Extension and alterations to existing bungalow
At:                                Homemere, Southbrook, Mere.  BA12 6BG

Application Ref:          19/05063/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Erection of a single storey extension on the rear (north-east) elevation.
At:                                2 New Cottages, Shaftesbury Road, Mere.  BA12 6BN

Application Ref:          19/05329/REM
Application for:           Reserved Matters
Proposal:                     Reserved matters application for ‘Phase 1’ of the above outline application including scale, phase specific appearance and materials, phase specific landscaping and phase specific access and parking layout.
At                                 Land adjacent to Dead Maid Quarry Industrial Estate, Mere.  BA12 6LA

Application Ref:          19/05541/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Single storey rear extension
At:                                North Cottage, 1 Barrow Street, Mere.  BA12 6AB

Application Ref:          19/05141/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Construction of fishing lake, 2 holiday cabins, access track and eco toilet
At:                                The Islands Carp Fishery, Cunnage Lane, Mere.  BA12 6AA

Application Ref:          19/05819/TCA
Application for:           Work to Trees in a Conservation Area
Proposal:                     Horse Chestnut T1 – Fell
At:                                L. C. Hill & Son, Water Street, Mere.  BA12 6DZ

Application Ref:          19/06100/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Erect single storey extension
At:                                Apple Tree Cottage, North Street, Mere.  BA12 6HH

PLANNING APPEAL NOTIFICATION - 18/11273/FUL - 2 Duchy Cottages, North Road, Mere - Planning Inspectorate APP/Y3940/D/19/3226621


8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Application to move Footpath MERE 26 at Charnage Farm, Mere.
b) Notice of temporary road closures for Mere Carnival, 14.9.19
c) Notice of temporary road closures of B3095 (Part) Gillingham Road and B3092 (Part, Mere/Zeals/Stourton/Maiden Bradley – 18th to 22nd July (weekdays only) between the hours of 09.00 and 15.00
d)  Notice of temporary road closure of Manor Road (from its junction with North Street to its junction with Castle Hill Lane) to enable Wessex Water to repair damaged pipework on 12th August until 16th August 2019

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Damage to fences at Duchy Grounds/MUGA caused by fallen branch of beech tree and quotation for repair
b) For the Town Council to consider granting an extension to the lease for Mere Croquet & Boule Club
10. Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) Quotations for Legionella Risk assessments
c) Report on Mere Town Council’s grant application to SWW Area Board for fingerpost signs

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
a) Help requested by Mere Carnival Committee in seeking suitable location for fairground
*b) SWW Area Board – setting local community priorities (see email from Karen Linaker 5.6.19)

Briefing Notes:
Councillors Briefing Note No. 19-017 The Launch of the Salisbury Central Area Framework
12. Forthcoming meetings/events

  • Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch AGM – Saturday, 13th July from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. in The Bay Window Room at Wiltshire Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire  SN10 2DN
  • South West Wiltshire Area Board Meeting – Wednesday, 17th July 2019 at 6.30 p.m. in The Grove Building, Church Street, Mere.  BA12 6DS
  • The Chairman or a representative from your parish council is invited to attend a presentation by Sara Froud, North Dorset Locality Manager, on the options for beds at Westminster Memorial Hospital.   The meeting will be held in the Jubilee Room at Gillingham Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR, on Tuesday 30th July commencing at 7.30pm.
  • Planning Workshops 2019 – AONB is organising planning workshops for parish & town councillors and their officers, community & volunteer organisations and local residents to help understand the planning system in an AONB.    Workshops on 3.9.19 between 9.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. at Dinton Village Hall or 10.9.19 between 9.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. at Sixpenny Handley Village Hall.  Costs £48 /delegate (including VAT)

13.  Future agenda items

Date of next meeting

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 receive report on end of year accounts and approve end of year accounts.
  2. To sign new lease for Youth Club building
  3. To approve payment to:

Mere Town Council  - Maintenance charges for 2018/19                  15689.90


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