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Agenda for Town Council meeting to be held 29.3.21

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood

Duchy Manor,

Springfield Road,




BA12 6EW

Phone: 01747 860701


24th March 2021


Mere Town Council meeting, Monday 29th March 2021 at 6.00 p.m. via Zoom.US


This meeting will be held in accordance with s.78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020,  The Local Authorities Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authorities and Crime Panels Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.


The 2020 Regulations enable local councils to hold remote meetings (including by video and telephone conferencing) for a specified period until May 2021.


Public Participation

Due to the current government coronavirus response, the Town Council will be meeting online.  Members of the public who wish to join the meeting to submit their questions or comments under  ‘Public Session’ should  contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting via email on  The Clerk will then send out the meeting ID and passcode.


Online Meeting Arrangements

The Chairman will host the meeting, attendees will be muted and councillors invited to speak in turn at each agenda item.  Councillors may raise their hand to indicate that they wish to speak at other times.  Voting will be taken in turn as directed by the Chairman and should be by the response ‘In Favour’, ‘Against’ or ‘Abstain’. The decision and summary of votes will be read back before moving to the next item.


All attendees should try to join the meeting at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to allow for any connection problems.


Lindsey Wood,

Town Clerk & RFO



  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.

  1. Apologies – To receive apologies for absence.


  1. 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.

(a) To receive Declarations of Interest relating to matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.

(b) To consider any dispensation requests received by the Town Clerk.


  1. Minutes – for Working Group to approve Minutes of Annual Meeting to assess the effectiveness of Internal Controls – meeting held on Thursday, 18th March 2021


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


Application Ref: 21/01808/FUL
Application for: Full Planning
Proposal: Construction of dwelling for agricultural worker together with associated works
At: Dew Pasture, Burton Farm, Mere.  BA12 6BR



Application Ref: 21/00640/FUL
Application for: Full Planning
Proposal: Change of use for downstairs into a hairdressing salon and upstairs remaining as a residential flat which will benefit from a parking space.  Erection of signage.
At: 5 Wyvern House, Salisbury Street, Mere.  BA12 6HA



Application ref: 21/01974/ADV
Application for: Advertisement Consent
Proposal: Installation of 3 x fascia signage and lighting.
At: 5 Wyvern House, Salisbury Street, Mere.  BA12 6HA


Application ref: 21/01809/FUL
Application for: Full Planning
Proposal: Retrospective approval for the construction of vehicle crossing of verge and associated parking area off Clement’s Lane
At: 2 Edge Bridge, Mere.  BA12 6DB



Application Ref: 21/02292/TCA
Application for: Work to Trees in a Cons Area
Proposal: T1 Ash – remove lowest limb (overextended epicormic growth) extending in a south west direction

T2 Silver Maple – bifurcated stem.  Shorten peripheral growth of westerly stem by up to 3m.

T3 Horse Chestnut – included union of lowest limb extending due south.  Shorten peripheral growth by up to 2m.

At: Sandells, Water Street, Mere.  BA12 6DY



Application Ref: 21/01960/FUL
Application for: Full Planning
Proposal: Construction of new timber framed double garage
At: Homemere, Southbrook, Mere.  BA12 6BG



*b) Notification of Enforcement Appeal for Land at the Old Nurseries, Burton, Mere.  BA12 6FH

*c) Request from Mere Surgery Patient Participation Group for support to undertake a research project into proposals for a Community Health Centre at Fives Court, Angel Lane


  1. Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries
  2. Reopening of facilities
  3. Request from Mere Literary Festival for banner on clock tower


  1. Finance, Policy & Resource

*a) To adopt recommendations of annual working group meeting held to assess the effectiveness of internal controls (Minutes of meeting attached)


  1. Forthcoming elections & pre-election period (purdah)


  1. Forthcoming meetings/events





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