Mere Town Council

clock tower Town Clerk - Mrs. L. C. Wood

Duchy Manor,
Springfield Road,
BA12 6EW
Phone: 01747 860701




Dear Councillors,

Your attendance is requested for a meeting of the Town Council to be held on Monday, 1st October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. in The Andy Young Pavilion, Springfield Road, Mere, BA12 6EW

Yours sincerely,


Lindsey Wood,
Town Clerk.


1. Public Session
The Chairman will convene the Town Council meeting after the public session (please note that members of the public are no longer permitted to speak unless invited to do so by the Chairman).

2. To receive apologies for absence

3.  To receive declarations of interest from members and to consider 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.

4.  Minutes – to approve Minutes of Town Council meetings held on Monday, 3rd September 2018.

5.  Matters Arising
a) Centenary of the end of the First World War (Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute) – update on progress for event commemorations and further requirements

6.  Reports & Consultations
a) Neighbourhood Policing Report
b) County Councillor’s report

7.  Planning
a) Applications: (All applications can be viewed on Wiltshire Council’s website   – and type in the relevant application number)

Application Ref:          18/08525/HRN
Application for:           Hedgerow Removal
Proposal:                     Removal of 5m of hedgerow
At:                                Land to rear of Haxnicks, Woodlands Road, Mere.  BA12 6BT

Application Ref:          18/08610/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Proposed loft conversion with front and rear dormers
At:                                6 Lovage Way, Mere.  BA12 6RU

Application Ref:          18/08981/FUL
Application for:           Full Planning
Proposal:                     Ground and first floor extension to the side, a timber deck & garden room.
At:                                The Thatched Cottage, Steep Street, Mere.  BA12 6ED

b)Ref:  Planning Application 16/12217/OUT – Update on Public Inquiry  for Appeal by Richborough Estates for Outline Planning to develop land at Castle Street, Mere - Appeal is dismissed
c) Enforcement issues
d) Review of Wiltshire Core Strategy (renamed Wiltshire Local Plan) for the period to 2036 – Invitation to consultation event + Councillors Briefing Note No. 368
e) Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Focussed consultation on the Schedule of Proposed Changes and associated evidence documents (including revised Sustainability Appraisal and an update to the Addendum to the Habitats Regulations Assessment).
f) Cranborne Chase AONB: Our bid for dark sky reserve status

8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward, Wiltshire online reporting & street lighting faults

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
a) Request from street orderly to order cigarette bins for outside walls of businesses in Mere
b) Available Section 106 funds, CIL funds & R2 funds and guidelines for use.
c) Clearance of old swimming pool site
d) Report on Annual RoSPA Play Area Inspections
e) Grazing of Council land adjacent to new cemetery
*f) Does Mere Town Council want to trial The Green Dog Code?

10.  Finance, Policy & Resources
a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
b) Audit – Completion of the limited assurance review for the year ended 31 March 2018
c) To set date, venue & membership for Annual Budget Meeting
d) Proposal to make donation to CPRE Wiltshire in recognition of support provided.

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
a) Consultation Document:  Electoral Review of Wiltshire Council – Councillor Briefing Note No. 366 - Update & Consultation on New Division Boundaries + letter from The Local Government Boundary Commission for England

12. Forthcoming meetings/events
a) Community First AGM 2018 – Thursday, 11th October 2018 at 5.30 p.m., Devizes Town Hall
b) Wiltshire Association of Local Councils AGM – Monday, 22nd October at 6.00 pm, Unit C2, Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes. (Please advise them of intention to attend)

13.  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



Registered Charity No. 1093497

To approve the following payment:

Water2business                               Standing Charge only for water meter by old cricket pavilion
27.3.18 – 12.9.18                                                                              11.62

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