MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE SOUTH NEWTON AND STOFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 13th May, 2015 at 7.30 pm
Present: Cllr D Blake (Chairman), C. Webb (Clerk), Cllr J Green, Cllr. H. Bryans, Cllr M. Pont,
Cllr. N. Blake, Cllr R. Henstridge,
Apologies: Cllr H. Swanton, Cllr L. Sherlock, Cllr Peter Edge (Wiltshire Councillor), Cllr. M. Petty
Vote for Chair – Cllr N. Blake proposed Cllr D Blake for Chairman and Cllr H. Bryans seconded by
Cllr B Blake. Cllr D. Blake said that he would be happy to stand for one more year and therefore accepted.
Vote for Vice Chair – Cllr R. Henstridge proposed Cllr N. Blake and Cllr H. Bryans seconded the proposal. All Councillors present voted unanimously in favour of both proposals.
Cllr D Blake read out a letter from Cllr M Petty the Parish Council of his decision to resign from South Newton and Stoford Parish Council with effect from today 13th May, 2014. The new Councillor vacancy will be advertised on noticeboards in South Newton and Stoford and on the Wiltshire Council website. Elections to be held at the next Council meeting. Cllr. D. Blake then proposed to vote all councillors to be re-instated on block, this was agreed and passed.
1. MINUTES – The Minutes of the last meeting on Thursday 1st April, 2015 were agreed and signed as correct.
2. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
a) Styles at South Newton - Cllr. H. Swanton confirmed in hand.
b) Re-painting of 30 m.p.h. sign Stoford.- Clerk to chase Highways Department.
c) Drainage trench on footpath to Great Wishford – Cllr R. Henstridge to confirm if work is being
d) Subsidence problems – footpath to South Newton and Wishford Village Hall – Clerk to chase
e) Fence to Sutton Close, South Newton – Chairman Cllr D. Blake and Cllr. N. Blake to organise
f) Parking Issues on hammerhead at Vale View Road junction – Cllr N. Blake concerned that this
is continuing to be a concern.
g) Removal of drain waste A283/A36 junction – Now clear no further action required.
h) Public footpath around field adjacent to Bonham’s Bridge – Cllr R. Henstridge photos to be sent
to N. Cowan showing the overgrown path.
i) Road breaking up on C283 granite sets and pot holes getting bigger – Clerk to chase
j) Litter Bin for Vale View Road – Clerk reported that Council confirmed Parish Council will have
to purchase a new bin. Cllr D Blake to look into a replacement bin.
k) Potholes and raised drain on St. Andrews Road, South Newton
3. Wiltshire Councillor’s Report – Cllr. Peter Edge unable to attend. Report to next month’s meeting.
4. AREA BOARD - Next Area Board Meeting 3rd June, 2015 venue to be decided.
5. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Accidents- None
b. i) Declaration of interest – None.
ii) Planning applications – none.
c. Rights of Way –Cllr H. Swanton looking into state of Stiles in South Newton.
d. Environmental/Amenities – Cllr. M. Pont reported the step board on a stile opening to Mount
Pleasant Estate is missing. Clerk to report to Wiltshire Council.
e. Website – April 2015 - 6,362 visitors.
f. A36/C283 – No new issues. Awaiting report from Cllr P. Edge for update on Speedwatch.
a) Payment to Clerk – April 2015 passed.
b) Kompan 2nd invoice payment,
c) Insurance payment passed (includes extra payment for new playground equipment
d) Donations to be discussed at June Meeting.
7. VILLAGE HALL