PRESHUTE PARISH COUNCIL 2020/21
Minutes of the EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on the
23rd of February 2021 at 7.30 pm remotely through Zoom.
Present: Cllr P Morgan (Chair), Cllr I Wroth, Cllr S Mills,
Cllr J Penn & Cllr J Clark.
In attendance: Mrs S Roberts (Clerk)
Public participation – questions and answers from the public.
There were no members of the public in attendance.
1. To receive apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Huw Wroth.
This was approved.
2. To receive declarations of interests
There were no declarations of interest.
3. Items to be taken in a private session.
4. Neighbourhood Plan
• Cllr Peter Morgan provided a verbal update on
the progress made so far with the Neighbourhood Plan and the
excellent news of the grant obtained to support most of the
costs. The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are currently
meeting every other week. A letter has been written to Henry
Oliver at the North Wessex Down AONB advising him of the Plan and
requesting their assistance. Cllr Simon Mills had distributed
the leaflet and questionnaire to all councillors prior to the
meeting for approval. The leaflets and questionnaires will be
hand delivered to every household in the Parish with a stamped
addressed envelope for return. It was agreed the Media
Statement would not be released until after the leaflets have been
distributed. It was resolved to approve the leaflet and
questionnaire. Cllr S Mills proposed, and Cllr J Penn
• Wiltshire Local Plan consultation – all
councillors reviewed the proposed response to Wiltshire Council on
the Local Plan which had been circulated prior to the meeting for
comments. It was resolved to approve the response and submit
to Wiltshire Council as soon as possible. Cllr S Mills
proposed, and Cllr J Penn seconded.
5. 2021/22 Budget amendments
• The 2021/22 Budget was amended to reflect the
costs of the Neighbourhood Plan and also the administration which
was itemised separately as it was unclear whether or not this
portion could be claimed back via a grant. The figure for the
website was increased from £200 to £300 to reflect the annual
administration fee and the media and communications cost was reduced
given that this would now mainly be in relation to the Neighbourhood
Plan. The Council resolved to approve the amended Budget for
2021/22. Cllr P Morgan proposed, Cllr I Wroth seconded.
• The Council discussed the colour options for the
website and agreed on burgundy. It was decided not to form an
official working group, but all councillors agreed to help by
providing updated information for the various areas of the
website. Action Whole PC. It was noted the existing
website is going to be used to launch the Neighbourhood Plan and
therefore there was no immediate rush to switch over. The Clerk
agreed to circulate a preview of the website layout once the colour,
photos and heading tabs are in place. Action Clerk
• Cllr Peter Morgan has been regularly attending
the CATG meetings but with the additional work involved in the
Neighbourhood Plan would like to hand the responsibility of traffic
to another councillor. The issue of the meetings taking place
in the day was discussed as all councillors work there is
difficulties in finding someone able to attend. It was agreed
to try and rotate this depending on who if anybody was available for
each meeting. There is currently only one funding request lodged
with CATG for Preshute which is for a barrier to be positioned at
the bottom of the Gravel Hill footpath. A representative will
also be required for the West of Marlborough Traffic Group.
• The councillors also discussed the Marlborough
Area Board meetings, it was noted these often occur on the same
evening as the Parish Council meetings, it was suggested that again
this could be rotated.
The meeting closed at 8.50pm.
This is the last page of the minutes.
The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday
22nd March 2021 at 7.30 pm.