Potterne Parish Council – report from the Parish Clerk (published in the April Parish Magazine)

As I write this it seems a long time since the March Parish Council meeting and the issues with the coronavirus have taken over day to day life.

A support group has been set up to help those in the village who have to self-isolate for whatever reason; a leaflet has been delivered to every house in the village giving contact details. If you need help or if you are able to give help, please do get in touch.

More guidance on coronavirus can be found on the Government web site: bit.ly/2weIa6K and the NHS website: bit.ly/2xL2pJp

At their March meeting, the Parish Council continued to discuss the Traffic Calming plan for the village. It was agreed that the Council would purchase two Speed Indicator Devices to include data collection. Costs are being obtained for village gates to be sited at various locations in the village.

Three planning applications were considered:

20/01265/FUL Installation of ground mount solar panels at Trees in Blounts Court to which the Council had no objection. They did object to the demolition of existing dilapidated

bungalow and construction of 2 bungalows with rooms in the roof space, and associated works at The Squirrels in Blounts Court (20/01127/FUL). The third application that was considered was 20/01152/VAR which was for a variation of condition 2 (approved

plans) to allow for changes to roof design on Tyddyn Terrwyn, Five Lanes; as the Parish Council has objected to the original application (18/07589/FUL) it was decided not to submit a response.

It was noted that the application for the erection of new storage building for Potterne Cricket Club (19/11643/FUL)  was approved with conditions by Wiltshire Council.

Cllr John Chandler briefed the Council on arrangements for the events to commemorate VE/VJ day in May which include a bring and share picnic, events in the pub and Social Club and a service in St Mary’s Church. Do keep an eye out for more information in due course.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 May. The Jubilee Cup and Alan Mead Memorial Shield will be awarded at the meeting.

Meetings of the Parish Council usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings and can speak on any of the items on the agenda during the ‘Open Session’. If you would like to be included on the mailing list for the agenda and minutes, please complete a consent form (this gives us permission to store your personal details) available on our website (bit.ly/39LAZkf) or email the Clerk.

Agendas and minutes to all Parish Council meetings can be found our website: www.potterne.info

Liz Starling – Clerk to the Parish Council

clerk@potterne.info  01380 725658


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