Area Board Meeting on 3rd May – ‘Minutes In Minutes’

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Parish Councils (PCs) were concerned with the impact on them with regards to the changes to GDPR coming in on May 25th. Guidance had indicated that there would be a light touch period initially. There had been an approach to Government for PCs to be exempt in the GDPR.

Speed Indicator Device (SID) – An initiative between Landford and Whiteparish had taken shape to share a SID. This seemed an attractive option for neighbouring PCs to get together to buy a SID, at the cost of around £3k. Those already enrolled in the Area Board syndicate would have the AB SID more frequently, as would those parishes that bought their own.

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – The Board was trying to arrange for a speaker to attend to enlarge on the work of the CCG and hoped to set this up for the next meeting.

Fire & Rescue Service – It had been a busy time for the service in Salisbury, following the Salisbury poisoning incident. A blood donation session would be taking place at Salisbury fire station on 15 May. A Salamander Course would be hosted at Amesbury in June. At the last meeting it had been noted that there was a sudden drop in the availability for February, however this was now back up for March. Community engagement was ongoing in delivering safe and well visits, around the parishes. Jason urged people to spread the word and to encourage more people to book a visits.

Policing – Two major incidents have tested the police and emergency services in 2018. First the heavy snow then the Salisbury poisoning incident. The figures were circulated in the report – there has been a focus on dealing with class A drug abuse which has helped crime figures. Cycle theft is up though – so make sure you secure your bike. There will be a focus on supporting existing speedwatch initiative with police enforcement.

JSA & community development – Tom elaborated on the JSA priorities highlighting the outcomes that the community & area board had delivered. Attendees voted on their top 3 JSA priorities which were community safety, children & young people and environment. It was agreed that no funding would be hypothecated to these priorities however applications addressing these issues would be look upon favourably.  If you have a good idea for a local project – get in touch to look at how we can take it forward.

Youth theme – The area board awarded funding to continue the youth club provision with Innov8 sports (£2,850), Boomsatsuma (£5,850) and Any Body Can Cook (£4,280). An application for funding towards the feasibility study for a 4G pitch at Sarum Academy in Salisbury was refused.

CATG – The area board agreed the recommendations of the CATG with the schemes listed in the agenda pack.

Grants – Winterslow Short Mat Bowls Club was awarded £927 towards a new mat. Laverstock PC application for path improvements at Bishopdown was recommended that the project is funded by the Salisbury Area Board as the site sits in the Salisbury Area Board community area.

If you would like to get in touch with your Area Board in Southern Wiltshire, drop Tom a line on or call 01722 434252. Twitter: @SouthWiltsAB

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