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, 3rd December 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).

Mr. Vernon Phillips to discuss proposals for an Emergency Plan for Mere

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, 5th November 2018.

5.  Matters Arising
a) Minute No. 206a) Centenary of the end of the First World War (Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute) – update on event
*b) Minute No. 197 f) Cranborne Chase AONB: Our bid for Dark Sky Reserve status – further information
*c) Minute No. 209e) Low River Levels – response from the Environment Agency & update from Mere Rivers Group
d) Minute No. 210b) Vandalism in public toilets

6.  Reports & Consultations
a) Neighbourhood Policing Report
b) County Councillor’s report
c) Report on Seeds4Success Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 7th November

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

Application Ref:                18/10831/TCA
Application for:                 Work to Trees in a Cons. Area
Proposal:                             Fir tree – fell
At:                                          Newlands, Boar Street, Mere, Wiltshire.  BA12 6DD

Application Ref:                18/10805/LBC + 18/10387/FUL
Application for:                 Listed Building Consent & Full Planning
Proposal:                             Partial demolition of rear lean-to extension and erection of 2-storey
extension to provide a ground floor kitchen & family room and a first floor
bedroom and en-suite bathroom with dressing room.
At:                                          Longmead, Barrow Street, Mere.  BA12 6AB

Application Ref:                18/10480/FUL
Application for:                 Change of use of land from garden to parking vehicles ancillary to F. J. Chalke Ltd
At:                                          New House, North Street, Mere.  BA12 6HH

*b) Early consultation for development of Beaumonts Business Park
8.  Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
a) Highway & footpath issues for Parish Steward, Wiltshire online reporting & street lighting faults
b) Report on Community Area Transfport Group (CATG) meeting held on Wednesday, 7th November
*c) Cllr. Wayman’s Highways Newsletter
d) Parking in Mere

9.  Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Allotments & Cemeteries
10.  Finance, Policy & Resources
*a) Payments – to approve payments set out in payment schedules attached
*b) Emergency Plan for Mere
c) Quotation for CCTV on public toilets & car park

11.  General Items & Consultations/Briefing Notes
*a) Suggestion of Blue Plaque for The Maltings, Castle Street where Mr. Wolfe Frank once lived
*b) Councillor Briefing Note No. 373 – Service Devolution & Asset Transfer to Towns & Parishes
c) Judging Xmas lights

12. Forthcoming meetings/events

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

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