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Agenda for Mere Town Council meeting to be held on Monday, 1st July 2024

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood



You are summoned to a meeting of Mere Town Council to be held on Monday, 1st July 2024 at 7.00 pm at Duchy Manor, Springfield Road, Mere, Wiltshire.  BA12 6EW.  The meeting will consider the items set out below.


Before the meeting there will be a public session to enable the people of Mere to ask questions of, and make comments, regarding the Town Council.  Questions not answered at this meeting will be answered in writing to the person asking the question, or may appear as an agenda item for the next meeting.  Members of the public are asked to restrict their comments, and/or questions to three minutes.

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.

Any person who may find difficulty in access to the meeting through disability is asked to advise the Clerk by email ( at least 24 hours before the meeting so that every effort may be made to provide access.

Yours sincerely,



Lindsey Wood,

Town Clerk & RFO



Public Participation 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).

Reports from local police representatives



  1. Apologies – To receive apologies for absence.


  1. To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting.

2.1 To receive declarations of interest from councillors on items on the agenda

2.2 To receive written requests for dispensations for disclosable pecuniary interests (if any)

2.3 To grant any requests for dispensation as appropriate

A request for dispensation must be made on an individual basis


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.  The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.  If you become aware, during the course of a meeting, of an interest that has not been disclosed under this item, you must immediately disclose it.  Whether you can remain in the meeting and the extent to which you can participate depends on the type of interest you have.


  1. Minutes – To resolve that the minutes of the ANNUAL Town Council meeting held on Monday, 13th May 2024 and the Minutes of the Town Council meeting held on Monday, 10th June 2024 be approved as a correct record. (attached)


  1. Matters Arising from Public Session


  1. Matters Arising from previous Meetings (not covered by other agenda items)


  1. Reports & Consultations
  2. a) Wiltshire Councillors Report

*b) Project Co-Ordinator’s Report to include update on AIM event. (attached)


  1. Planning
  2. a) Applications for consultation response:


Application No: PL/2024/05324
Application Type: Notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area
Proposal: TG1 Conifer and Cherry – Fell.
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2024/05544
Application Type: Householder planning permission
Proposal: Single storey and two storey extensions
Site Address: Breaches Barn, Barrow Street, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6AB
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2024/02356 & PL/2024/03855
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Alterations to facilitate change of use from office to 1no. dwelling. Raise wall to increase pitch of rear extension and installation of 2no. rooflights
Site Address: Stone Cottage, Salisbury Street, Mere, BA12 6HE
Planning Register Links:


  1. b) Report on Planning Service Stakeholder meeting held on Tuesday, 25th June 2024 – Cllr. Rachael Hansford
  2. Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
  3. a) To identify jobs for the Parish Steward, Sparkle Team and MyWiltshire reports.

*b) Highways Improvement Request Form for 20mph and 7.5 tonne weight limit for Limpers Hill – Southbrook Road. (redacted form attached)


  1. Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries
  2. a) Unauthorised access gates on Town Council land.
  3. b) Report on scoping meeting with representatives from Charles Coles Family Funfairs and RA/Insurance
  4. c) Mere Town Clock – report, recommendations and quotation from Cumbria Clock Company to get the clock striking again. (email attached)


  1. Finance, Policy & Resources

*a)  Payments – To review and authorise schedule of payments (attached)

  1. b) To note the reconciliation for May 2023; the Chairman to sign and verify against the bank statements seen


  1. General Items

*Briefing Note 24-13: Housing Land Supply and Housing Delivery Test (attached)

*Briefing Note 24-14: Solar Together, Scheme 3 (attached)


  1. Future meetings and events


  1. 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