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Agenda for Town Council meeting to be held on 1st November 2021

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood

Duchy Manor,

Springfield Road,




BA12 6EW

Phone: 01747 860701


27th October 2021


Dear Councillor,


You are summoned to a meeting of Mere Town Council at Duchy Manor, Springfield Road, Mere, BA12 6EW to be held on Monday, 1st November 2021 at 7.00 pm.  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.
  • 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.
  • To receive written 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.  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 4th October 2021 be approved as a correct record. (attached)


  1. Matters Arising from Public Session


  1. Matters Arising from previous Meetings
  2. a) Update on Wessex Water Environment Fund Grant Application for water refilling station (Minute Ref: 63b) –

*b) Suggestions for expenditure of S.106 funding (Minute Ref: 63e)

*c) Issues with public toilets (Minute Ref: 67b)


  1. Reports & Consultations

*a) Report on meeting held on 23rd September 2021 to discuss Mere PPGs proposal for a new Health & Wellbeing facility in Mere (report attached)

  1. b) Wiltshire Councillor’s Report


  1. Planning
  2. a) Applications for consultation response – (All applications can be viewed on Wiltshire Council’s Planning & Building Control Public Register – – type in the relevant application reference number.


Application No: PL/2021/08598
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Erection of agricultural barn for use of storage to house; farming equipment ie tractor/mower, log drying area, wash room. To include solar panelling on the roof for powering of equipment.
Site Address: Land west of Woodlands Way, Woodlands Road, Mere, BA12 6JT
Planning Register link:




Application No: PL/2021/09039
Application Type: Removal/variation of conditions
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 on applications 20/01376/FUL and 20/02088/LBC to move the rear elevation wall further south
Site Address: Tithings Castle Street Mere Warminster BA12 6JQ
Planning Register link:




Application No: PL/2021/09417
Application Type: Listed building consent (Alt/Ext)
Proposal: Proposed erection of a single storey garden room to the rear
Site Address: Tithings Castle Street Mere Warminster BA12 6JQ
Planning Register link:




Application No: PL/2021/09165
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Erection of hay barn
Site Address: Broadwater Farm Woodlands Road Mere BA12 6JT
Planning Register Link:




Application No: PL/2021/09710
Application Type: Notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area
Proposal: Fir tree – fell
Planning Register link:



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


  1. Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries

*a) Mere School expansion plans and alterations to green amenity areas to make more car parking spaces.

  1. b) Report on Annual Play Area RoSPA Safety Inspections

*c) Request to light steps from Salisbury Street Car Park to Dark Lane by Shreen Harmony members


  1. Finance, Policy & Resources

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

  1. b)  Town Council Communication Strategy – Cllr. Rachael Hansford
  2. c) To set date and other details for Annual Budget Meeting


  1. General Items
  2. a) Recognition for special community contribution – Cllr. Rachael Hansford
  3. b) Wiltshire Council rough sleeping snapshot estimates

*c) Wiltshire Council Briefing Notes:

  • 21-20 – Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit
  • 21-21 – Planning Policy for Renewable Energy
  • 21-22 – Covid-19 Update
  • 21-23 – Democratic Meetings during the pandemic


  1. Future meetings and events

*a) Wiltshire Council – Local Councils Climate Action Planning Seminar, Tuesday, 16th November 10 – 4 online.  (Booking is essential and places need to be booked by 2nd November)

  1. b) Remembrance Day Service
  2. c) Xmas Lights


  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