PRESHUTE PARISH COUNCIL 2019/20
Minutes of the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on the 9th March
2020 at 7.45pm at Manton Village Hall, Marlborough.
Present: Cllr P Morgan (Chair), Cllr H Wroth, Cllr I Wroth,
Cllr J Penn & Cllr J Upton.
Apologies: Cllr S Mills & Unitary Cllr J Davies
In attendance: Mrs S Roberts (Clerk).
Declarations of Interest & Dispensations None
1. Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes of the last meeting held on Monday
21st January 2020 were approved and signed as a true record.
Bus Shelter Cllr Joy Penn agreed to arrange
for the necessary repairs to the bus shelter to be carried
out. Action Cllr J Penn
Notice Board Marlborough Joinery have agreed
to provide a quotation to replace the old board with a new
hardwood lockable one. Action Clerk
Dog bins agreement has now been reached with
Manton House for the provision of a dog bin at the Gravel Hill car
park. It was suggested another bin could be placed at the
Clatford end of Westwoods in the parking area. The forestry
commission will need to be approached for permission.
Internal Audit Graham Kitchen has kindly
agreed to carry out the internal audit for 2019/20.
Bank Account The bank balance currently
stands at £14735.84.
AGAR This will need to be completed and
approved at the May meeting.
The following cheques were approved and
100517 Clerk Salary
100518 Clerk expenses
100519 WALC New Councillor
Bayardo Road A flooding sign is now in
place. Some remedial works have been carried out and to date
the road has remained fairly clear of standing water.
West of Marlborough Traffic Group A full
report will be provided at the next meeting. Action Cllr
5. Emergency Response
Communities Prepared and Resilience Evening
29/01/20 Cllr H Wroth attended. SSE is offering grants for
emergency equipment. It was agreed the PC should apply for a
grant for a snow plough. Action Cllr H Wroth
All Councillors have now attended New
Neighbourhood Planning Cllr Peter Morgan
attended an informative training session.
Audit Training The Clerk attended a training
course on auditing for Councils.
The Clerk now has access to the website.
Cllr Peter Morgan agreed to look at the
Website Accessibility Regulations to check the new website is
compliant. Action Cllr P Morgan
8. Annual Meeting & Annual Parish Meeting
Annual Meeting - It was agreed to look at
having representatives rather than separate committees.
Positions to be considered are Traffic, Assets, Emergency
Response, Rights of Way and Finance.
Annual Parish Meeting it was not considered
necessary to arrange a speaker this year.
9. Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan
The meeting was closed to the public for this
item due to the need for confidentiality.
The Council reconsidered its position
regarding the MANP and after much debate agreed Preshute would
remain in the MANP although the formal objections the new housing
proposed on the area of land known as Barton Dene which falls
within the Preshute Parish boundary on a Greenfield site in the
AONB still stands.
It was agreed Cllr Peter Morgan would hand
over as the representative on the MANP to Cllr Simon Mills.
In the event that Cllr Simon Mills is unable to attend the next
meeting on 19th March Cllr Joy Penn agreed to attend accompanied
by the Clerk.
Councillor Jean Upton tendered her
resignation. She has been a member of Preshute Council since
1975 and the Council expressed their sincere thanks to her and
very best wishes.
The meeting closed at 9.45pm
This is the last page of the minutes
Next Meeting is on Monday 18th May 2020 at 7.40pm at Manton
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