Agendas and Minutes

Draft Minutes of the Most recent Froxfield Parish Council Meeting

Clerk to the Council: Nigel Ford 10 Manor Park, Froxfield, SN8 3LF
Phone 01488 683064 e-mail


PRESENT: Cllrs. Pat Adams (Chair), Vanya Body (Vice Chair), Steve Heppenstall, Alex Montague-Smith, Claire Wilson, James Sheppard (Wiltshire Council), Nigel Ford (Clerk)

The Parish Meeting began at 8.00pm following a presentation at 7.30pm from Action for the River Kennet (ARK). Watermeadow plans were presented to the village. ARK requested volunteers to register their interest and the public was reminded of the request for email addresses in order to join the Parish Council email list for ARK updates. The overwhelming consensus was given with intentions to proceed during the warmer, drier weather.

Apologies for absence: Cllr. Thomson, Cllr. Till

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2018
Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January were accepted as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

3. Declarations of Interest: None
To receive Declarations of Interest in accordance with the Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001, revised 20

Matters outstanding from the last meeting: The Council are still pending acceptance of the 2018-2019 precept prior to confirming the donation to the parish church who have requested a donation of £1,200. Figures to be finalised after April 1st, Clerk 2018.

CATG: Cllr. Body confirmed the A4 traffic calming measures have been added to the CATG priority list. Preparation of a report is underway, to be ready for the next CATG meeting June 21st. If the proposal is accepted, work would be carried out from June 2019 onwards. Cllr Body to liaise with Steve Hind to progress the report. VB

Tree surgery: The report provides prioritisation of works with £5,000 costs scheduled over the next 2 years and a further £7,000 over 5 years. With no immediate work required the Council will work to complete in conjunction with ARK.

18/00682/LBC – Comments registered with Wiltshire Council.
18/01965/FUL - No comments by Councillors on the proposed static caravan to be located within the grounds of the Pelican Public House as pending drawings, yet to be made available.

Marlborough Area Board (MAB): Next meeting scheduled for Tues May 15th at the Marlborough Town Hall (6.30pm for 7.00pm start) and public attendance is always encouraged.

Community Fund: Further ideas encouraged from residents. Please contact your local councillors to submit ideas.

Emergency Plan: Sept 2016 version available on website due for review. Cllr Adams to action. PA

9. Finance:

a) Present financial position: Parish Account (14/03/2018) £20,737.90

b) Payments Signs of Cheshire (Noticeboard deposit) £930.00

c) Receipts None
Clerk noted annual audit is due with an estimated cost of £75 plus VAT. Agreement given to proceed by Chair.

The payments at (b) were approved by Cllr Adams, seconded by Cllr Body and agreed on nem con.

d) Bank reconciliation Cllr Body signed off balance as at 14 March 2018.

10. Correspondence, matters of parochial interest and items for next agenda:
Manor Park road resurfacing scheduled for 28-29th March. If alternative car parking in the village hall is required during these dates it is requested owners put their address on the dashboard.

Care Support Wiltshire charitable donation declined on the premise that unbudgeted donation requests are not usually upheld.

Brendoncare League of Friends highlighted at £6 per year and Brendoncare encourage villagers to get involved. Tickets for lunch at The Palm on 18th March also available to help fundraise.

Memorial bench for John Savage has been ordered and invoice sent to the estate.

11. Date of next meeting:
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 7.30 pm.

12. Public Forum: None

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.20pm.

Note: All initials in Bold Type require Action

Signed……………………………..... Chairman Date………………………