PRESHUTE PARISH COUNCIL 2 - 2021/22
Minutes of the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on the 30th June
2021 at 7.00pm at Manton Village Hall, Marlborough.
Present: Cllr P Morgan (Chair), Cllr S Mills, Cllr I Wroth
& Cllr J Penn.
In attendance: Mrs S Roberts (Clerk), Unitary Cllr J Davies
& 2 parishioners.
15. To receive apologies for absence
• Cllr H Wroth & Cllr J Clark sent
16. To receive declarations of interests
17. Items to be taken in private session
18. Minutes of the previous meetings
• The minutes of the meetings held on
17th May 2021 was approved unanimously and signed as a true
19. Clerk’s Report
• The Clatford noticeboard supports
have now been refurbished and the cork stuck down.
20. Report from Unitary Councillor Jane Davies
• Unitary Councillor Jane Davies spoke
about the Solstice celebrations that took place on the
Ridgeway. It had been noted the significant increase in
vehicles, comcerns raised about vehicles camped up overnight in
the surrounding villages preventing the bus from getting through
and in particular concerns over damage to archaeology on the
Ridgeway. Wiltshire Council have acknowledged this needs to
be dealt with differently next year with a more proactive and
combined approach with the police, National Trust and other
21. Appointments to other positions
• Commuications Representative – Cllr
P Morgan. Cllr I Wroth proposed, Cllr J Penn seconded.
• Emergency Response – this vacancy will be
filled at the September meeting.
22. Neighbourhood Plan (NPWG)
• Cllr P Morgan gave a brief update on
the Neighbourhood Plan.
• The revised Terms of Reference were
approved. Cllr I Wroth proposed, Cllr J Penn seconded.
• It was agreed to circulate the Travelling
Draft to all councillors prior to the next meeting. Action S
The accounts for the year to March 2021:
Balance carried forward from last year:
Total receipts for the year to March 2021:
Total payments for the year to March 2021:
The available (cash book) balance on 31 March 2021:
The accounts for the year to June 2021:
Balance carried forward from last year:
Total receipts for the year to June 2021:
Total payments for the year to June 2021:
The available (cash book) balance at 30 June 2021:
a) The Council received and noted the annual
internal audit report 2020/21.
b) The Council approved & completed the
Annual Governance Statement 2020/21.
c) The Council approved & completed the
Accounting Statements 2020/21.
d) The RFO to announce the commencement date of
the exercise of public rights as July 1st, 2021.
e) The Council confirmed the Parish Council is
exempt from External Audit for 2020/21 and meets the following
Total gross income and total gross expenditure below £25K; and no
public interest report/statutory recommendation/advisory
notice/judicial review/application to court re unlawful item of
account issued by its external auditor in the prior year; and been
in existence since before 1/4/2014.
f) The Council approved payments of outstanding
200020 S Roberts – Salary June-July
200020 S Roberts – NP Admin May 2021
200021 S Roberts – expenses June–July
200022 G Kitchen – Internal Audit
g) The Council reviewed and confirmed that the
Risk Assessment for 2020/21 is complete.
h) The Council reviewed and confirmed the Asset
Register for 2020/21 is complete.
The Council considered the following Planning
PL/2021/04400 – 1-4 Eagle Cottages, Rockley SN8 1RT – proposed
extensions and alterations to all four cottages. The Council
reviewed the plans, considered the application and agreed to raise
PL/2021/05212 – Manton Park Farm, Downs Lane SN8 4HB – erect of a
farm building (part retrospective) and associated works including
providing a level yard. The Council reviewed the plans,
considered the application and agreed the following response:
The Council raises no objection in principle to the barn itself
but have concerns about the new high fence erected which currently
breaks the skyline and is intrusive on the setting of the
AONB. The Council would like to see it conditioned that
planting be placed to obscure the barn from the south and the
fence on Downs Lane to be reduced to 1.5 metres so the view of the
skyline to Hackpen remains uninterrupted.
PL/2021/04488 – 29 Manton Hollow, SN8 1RR – replacement of
existing conservatory with single storey rear extension with a
flat rood. The Council reviewed the plans, considered the
application and agreed to raise No Objection.
Access to Cotton House Farm – an email has been sent to Steve
Leonard in Rights of Way at Wiltshire Council to seek
clarification on the access created across part of the Common.
• Flooding at Clatford crossroads – a
lengthy discussion took place as to how best to alleviate the
problem. Thames Water claim it is the responsibility of the
landowner and the landowners are not in agreement. It was
agreed a letter should be written to Thames Water and copied in to
Martin Cook at Wiltshire Council Highways highlighting the dangers
of the flooding and also the wastage of water and requesting the
issue be resolved as a matter of urgency.
Action I Wroth & Clerk
26. Rights of Way
• The request for safety measures for Byway
PRES12 at the junction of the A4 (Bath Road) have been approved by
CATG and discussions taken place about measures to implement to
include clear signage warning of the road and further signage on
the A4 warning of the Byway have been agreed. There is a
possibility of a change in the surface nearing the end of
the bridleway although concerns have been expressed over the
suggestion of speed bumps, there was a strong feeling these would
not be appropriate for horses and further discussions will be
required before implementation.
• The field between Manton and
Clatford is being regularly used by dog walkers who do not stick
to the footpath and do not always pick up after their dogs, Cllr S
Mills had previously agreed to talk to the owner of the field
about various suggestions and to request the gate or stile.
It was agreed to adopt a watch and wait approach for the time
27. Community Governance Review
• Record of Deposit of footpath to north of
Free’s Avenue – an email has been received from Steve Leonard
clarifying this is a notice placed by owners and is used to
protect land and prevent future claims of public rights of way
• Cllr P Morgan advised the West of Marlborough
Traffic Group are due to meet with Danny Kruger MP and other
agencies on Friday 9th July to discuss the wider issue of traffic
on the A4 and to push for the 50mph to be extended to cover the
entire length between Beckhampton and Marlborough.
• This item was carried forward to the
28. Agenda items for the next meeting
• Representative –Emergency Response
• Community Governance Review
• Hall Hire
• NP Travelling Draft
The meeting closed at 9.10pm.
This is the last page of the minutes.
The next full council meeting is arranged for Monday 27th
September 2021 at 7.45 pm at
Manton Village Hall