CHAIRMAN’S REPORT ANNUAL PARISH MEETING MAY 1ST 2012
April 2011: Still concerns about the inclusion of C18 for Sand extraction. It was agreed to install the first 3 defibrillators
MAY: May 17th IST Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Meeting held.
Successful Twinning Pudding afternoon on 29th May.
Meeting with Richard Rogers Community Officer for Devizes Area Board
JUNE Meeting with Crown Representative to discussed proposed housing scheme options for Bromham.
Liz Bryant and Pam Thomas co-opted as councillors.
C18 has been recommended to be taken off the list allocation list for sand extraction.
JULY: Request for water for the small allotments
2 Defibrillators have been installed and electric to the others sites connected.
AUGUST: Meeting with Steve May WC Principal Housing Officer to discuss housing needs in Bromham. It was recommended that an up to date survey was carried out for the village.
SEPTEMBER: Housing survey delivered to every home -to be returned by October 17th.
The visit for 15 from Ingrandes was cancelled, due to J Giles’s accident.
Mr B Pardoe won the Best Small Allotment prize.
OCTOBER: PC Mills attended the meeting and introduced the new 101 number for non-emergencies.
Caroline Cully introduced herself as the new Good Neighbour coordinator at Community First.
Residents from Bayntun Close concerned about the lack of correspondence following their request for a mirror on Bankside.
Bob Gabbit volunteered his services for a basic first aid and defibrillator awareness course.
Pam Thomas agreed to attend Parish Forum Meetings.
P Rose started to paint the paint the play area equipment.
All defibrillators installed and information cards printed for every household.
14th October a very successful Auction of Promises took place raising £4176 on the night for the 83 items donated.
NOVEMBER: Policy and Risk Assessments Meeting took place
Following a meeting with it was agreed to replace the wood finger post, although there were no funds available from WC. Approx. cost £910 plus letters. It was agreed to commission this post as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee village celebrations.
An Orchard of 60 trees to be planted in the Millennium Field for the Queen’s DJ Tress to be sponsored by Parishioners.
St Nicholas agreed to have a beacon on the Church roof to celebrate the Queen’s DJ.
The Precept was agreed at £34,000 (1000 less than last year
Donations: J G Davis Fund to Mr D Butler. £250 Parish Magazine. £100 Monday Club. £200 Cricket Club. £100 Devizes link
Raby Gifts 64 @£5.00 + Christmas card.
DECEMBER: The Social Centre Club is now The Owl.
A meeting with Rowde Parish Council to discuss the findings of the Coroner’s Report, following an accident with a view for new speed restrictions.
The Christmas tree is erected in the High Street Thanks to John Drew &The PCC for the lights and electrics.
JANUARY 2012: The Parish Council as Trustees met with Mr R Gibbs The Owl Representative to discuss the clubs new status as The Owl.
Flooding in Hawkstreet causing concern, this was discussed with WC and The Crown.
A Draft copy of the WC Housing Survey was presented to the PC. 272 of 825 questionnaires were returned.
Three £300 grants applied for towards the Queen’s DJ Celebrations. 2 have been granted for the children’s mugs and orchard.
Burns Night raised £1031.00 for Queen’s DJ.
26th January –Meeting with the Crown Estate Representatives. Three options presented for 28 and 36 dwellings to the rear of Breach Close. Bromham PC were very concerned about several aspects presented, including proposed location, traffic, type of housing, sewerage, and access and felt that the proposed schemes were not in the interest of the Parishioners and Parish.
Access from the Pound and all other concerns were discussed. The Crown agreed to re consider options.
FEBRUARY: A mirror for the exit from Bayntun Close was again discussed. Under the Highway Act of 1980 S143 they are classed as an un authorised structure.
The annual Pay area and Risk assessment was carried out.
Speed limit Orders including 30MPH at St Edith’s Marsh have been agreed.
60 trees have been planted for the Queen’s DJ Orchard. 57 have been sponsored.
Bromham has again entered the Best Kept Village Competition.
MARCH: 2x 1 hour First Aid sessions took place. Thanks to Bob Gabbit who volunteered his time.
Pound Playing Field nominated as a Queen Elizabeth 11 Field.
Weeds in the Cemetery grass treated.
APRIL: New Village Finger post erected.
J Butler to administer fertilizer to the sports fields.
Mark Freeman donated a stone for the Orchard.
J Beecham –troughs
Mr Handy – Westbrook
N Paget- trees
D Fillis –repairs maintenance
J Giles –Twinning Committee
Queen’s Diamond Jub Committee.
Mr Mrs Collens-notice boards
Malcolm Turner-Seend Shuttle