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Agenda for Mere Town Council meeting to be held on Monday, 5th December 2022

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood

Dear Councillor,


You are summoned to a meeting of Mere Town Council to be held on Monday, 5th December 2022 at 7.00 pm in the Andy Young Pavilion, 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).



  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 Town Council meeting held on Monday, 7th November 2022 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)

*5.2 – Minute Ref: 228A) Wiltshire Towns Programme – to consider Wiltshire Towns Programme proposals for Action Plan (report attached) – Cllr. Jordan


  1. Reports & Consultations
  2. a) Wiltshire Councillors Report
  3. b) Report from Mere Town Council’s Project Co-Ordinator (report attached) & consideration of future project priorities


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


Application No: PL/2022/07196 – Amended Plans/Additional Information
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Erect 50kw Solar Array
Site Address: Mere Fish Farm, Ivy Mead, Mere, Warminster, BA12 6EN
Applicant: Mere Trout Ltd
Planning Register/Link:




Application No: PL/2022/08821
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: New two bedroom detached bungalow
Planning Register Link:



Application No: PL/2022/08487
Application Type: Householder planning permission
Proposal: Replacement rear extension and insertion of rooflights
Planning Register Link:



Application No: PL/2022/08186
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Extension to existing Gypsy and Traveller site with 10 additional pitches, each pitch to consist of 1 Mobile Home, 1 Touring caravan and parking
Site Address: The Stables, Mapperton Hill, Mere, BA12 6LH
Planning Register Link:



  1. Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
  2. a) To identify jobs for the Parish Steward, Sparkle Team and MyWiltshire reports.

*b) Request from Mere Rivers Group for help with maintenance of river and river bank along Waterside and response from Town Council’s insurers relating to enquiries.

*c) Response from Wiltshire Council’s Traffic Engineer on recently submitted Highway Improvement Requests:

  • Driveway Protection Marking for Church Street
  • Chetcombe Road Signage


  1. Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries
  2. a) Problems and issues relating to dead/dying trees in Mere Cemetery – suggest working group visit to make recommendations for future management.


  1. Finance, Policy & Resources

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

  1. b) To sign off latest bank reconciliation

*c) To adopt recommendations made by Budget Meeting, as shown in Minutes of Budget Meeting held on Wednesday, 23rd November 2022 (Minutes attached)

  1. d) To approve Precept on Wiltshire Council for 2023/24

*e) Donation request from Mere Brownies & Rainbows

  1. f) To consider grant/donation for Mere Foodbank


  1. General Items
  2. a) Questions regarding Wiltshire Council offices and staff – Cllr. A. Colman

*b) Gigaclear – Broadband network build update

  1. c) Does the Town Council want to set up a Working Group for Coronation of HRH King Charles III

*d) Annual Report from Seeds4Success (report attached)


  1. Future meetings and events
  2. a) Invitation to SWW Area Board meeting – Wednesday, 14th December 2022, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at Castle Meadow Pavilion, Castle Lane, Wilton, SP2 0HG & Invitation to see the Wilton Men’s Shed
  3. b) To set date for January 2023 meeting (16th January ?)


  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