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Area boards

What is an area board?

The area boards are a way of working to bring local decision making back into the heart of the community. Area Boards are not like old fashioned council meetings and there are lots of opportunities for local people to get involved. Meetings take place locally once every 8 weeks and between meetings task groups consisting of local people, Wiltshire Council staff and councillors tackle local issues and find solutions to take forward at the next area board.

A key role of the area boards is to provide grants to community groups and youth funding in partnership with the local youth networks. Local Community Engagement Managers (CEM's) facilitate and enable closer working between the council, the community and area boards.

Contact your local CEM

Community Engagement Manager

Dave Roberts
Dave.Roberts@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706380
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Covering the parishes of Tilshead, Orcheston, Shrewton, Wyle, Steeple Langford, Berwick St James. Stapleford, Great Wishford, Durrington, Figheldean, Milston, Bulford, Wilsford cum Lake, Woodford, Durnford, Cholderton, Newton Tony, Killington, Idmiston, Winterbourne and Winterbourne Stoke.

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Community Engagement Manager

Peter Dunford
Peter.Dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713060
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Covering the parishes of Holt, Limpley Stoke, Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall, Staverton, Westwood, Wingfield and Winsley.

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Community Engagement Manager

Jane Vaughan
Jane.Vaughan@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706447

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Covering the parishes of Bremhill, Calne, Calne Without, Cherhill, Compton Bassett, Heddington and Hilmarton.

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Community Engagement Manager

Victoria Welsh
Victoria.Welsh@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706446
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Covering the parishes of Biddestone, Castle Coombe, Chippenham, Chippenham Without, Christian Malford, Grittleton, Hullavington, Kington Langley, Kington St Michael, Langley Burrell, Nettleton, North Wraxall, Seagry, Stanton St Quintin, Sutton Benger and Yatton Keynell.

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Community Engagement Manager

Richard Rogers
Richard.Rogers@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 718626

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Covering the parishes of Box, Colerne, Corsham and Lacock.

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Community Engagement Manager

Graeme Morrison
Graeme.Morrison@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713573

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Covering the parishes of All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Bromham, Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Devizes, Easterton, Erlestoke, Etchilhampton, Market Lavington, Marston, Potterne, Roundway, Rowde, Stert, Urchfont, West Lavington and Worton.

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Community Engagement Manager

Ollie Phipps
Ollie.Phipps@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 709404
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Covering the parishes of Ashton Keynes, Brinkworth, Brokenborough, Charlton, Crudwell, Dauntsey, Easton Grey, Great Somerford, Hankerton, Lea and Cleverton, Leigh, Little Somerford, Luckington and Alderton, Malmesbury, Minety, Norton and Foxley, Oaksey, Sherston, Sopworth and St Paul Malmesbury Without.

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Community Engagement Manager

Andrew Jack
Andrew.Jack@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713109

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Covering the parishes of Aldbourne, Avebury, Baydon, Berwick Bassett, Broad Hinton, Chilton Foliat, East Kennett, Froxfield, Fyfield, Marlborough, Mildenhall, Ogbourne St. Andrew, Ogbourne St. George, Preshute, Ramsbury, Savernake, West Overton, Winterbourne Bassett and Winterbourne Monkton.

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Community Engagement Manager

Rhys Schell
Rhys.Schell@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 716752

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Covering the parishes of Atworth, Broughton Gifford, Bulkington, Great Hinton, Keevil, Melksham, Melksham Without, Poulshot, Seend, Semington and Steeple Ashton.

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Community Engagement Manager

Ros Griffiths
Ros.Griffiths@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 718372

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Covering the parishes of Alton, Beechingstoke, Burbage, Buttermere, Charlton and Wilsford, Chirton and Connock, Easton, Grafton, Great Bedwyn, Ham, Little Bedwyn, Manningford, Marden, Milton Lilbourne, North Newnton, Patney, Pewsey, Rushall, Shalbourne, Stanton St Bernard, Upavon, Wilcot, Huish and Oare, Woodborough and Wootton Rivers.

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Community Engagement Manager

Alexa Smith
Alexa.Smith@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706610

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Covering the parishes of Braydon, Broadtown, Clyffe Pypard, Latton, Lydiard Millicent, Lydiard Tregoze, Lyneham and Bradenstoke, Marston Meysey, Purton and Tockenham.

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Community Engagement Manager

Karen Linaker
Karen.Linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434697
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Covering the parishes of Castle Hill, Churchfields, Fisherton Anger, Harnham, Old Sarum, St. Pauls, Stratford Subcastle and Westwood.

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Community Engagement Manager

Tom Bray
Tom.Bray@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434252

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Covering the parishes of Alderbury, Britford, Clarendon Park, Coombe Bissett, Downton, Firsdown, Grimstead, Landford, Laverstock, Ford and Old Sarum, Odstock, Pitton and Farley, Redlynch, West Dean, Whiteparish and Winterslow.

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Community Engagement Manager

Stephen Harris
Stephen.Harris@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434211
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Covering the parishes of:

  • Mere, East Knoyle, Kilmington, Mere, Sedgehill and Semley, Stourton with Gasper, West Knoyle and Zeals.
  • Tisbury, Ansty, Berwick St John, Berwick St Leonard, Chicklade, Chilmark, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Fonthill Bishop, Fonthill Gifford, Fovant, Hindon, Sutton Mandeville, Swallowcliffe, Tisbury, Tollard Royal and West Tisbury.
  • Wilton, Alvediston, Barford St Martin, Bishopstone, Bowerchalke, Broad Chalke, Burcombe Without, Compton Chamberlayne, Dinton, Ebbesbourne Wake, Netherhampton, Quidhampton, South Newton, Stratford Tony and Teffont.
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Community Engagement Manager

Marc Read
Marc.Read@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434557

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Covering the parishes of Chute, Chute Forest, Collingbourne Ducis, Collingbourne Kingston, Enford, Everleigh, Fittleton, Ludgershall, Netheravon, Tidcombe and Fosbury.

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Community Engagement Manager

Mary Cullen
Mary.Cullen@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 718608
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Covering the parishes of Hilperton, North Bradley, Southwick, Trowbridge and West Ashton.

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Community Engagement Manager

Jacqui Abbott
Jacqui.Abbott@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434344

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Covering the parishes of Bishopstrow, Boyton, Chapmanslade, Chitterne, Codford, Corsley, Heytesbury, Horningsham, Brixton Deverill, Kingston Deverill, Knook, Longbridge Deverill, Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield, North Bavant, Sherrington, Stockton, Sutton Veny, Upton Lovell and Upton Scudamore.

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Community Engagement Manager

Liam Cripps
Liam.Cripps@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 
713143
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Covering the parishes of Bratton, Coulston, Dilton Marsh, Edington, Heywood and Hawkeridge.

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Area board community grants

If you are looking to fund a community project in 2017/18, you may be eligable for a community grant. Those who can apply include community or voluntary groups, community enthusiasts and town or parish councils.

Community funding is available to help provide facilities, equipment and projects that are important to the local community. Projects that meet the local priorities discussed at Area board meetings will be a priority for funding.

Can town and parish councils apply for a grant?

Town and parish councils are encouraged to promote local community projects and support applications for funding. The area board will only consider applications from town and parish councils where the project cannot reasonably be funded from their parish precept.

What is the application process?

Applications will be considered at each area board meeting. For details of the next meeting please view the meeting dates in the sidebar.

When you have submitted your application, the Community Engagement Manager (CEM) will review it. If there is anything wrong or missing from the application, the CEM will explain and send the application back for revision.

Once we receive your grant we will email you to let you know when your application will be heard. You will be required to attend this meeting and introduce your grant. You will not be expected to do a presentation.

Although in most cases you will find out on the night, we will email you to let you know whether your application was successful or not. If your application is approved, we will email you to arrange payment and seek agreement to the terms and conditions.

How can I apply?

All applications must be completed online. If you need computer support to help you to complete the form please call Customer Services on 0300 456 0100 and ask to be paired with a Digital Champion from the Wiltshire Online service.

Check if your project is eligible and start your application

Log into your account if you are already registered

Take a look at grants applied for across Wiltshire

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The area boards are committed to providing revenue grant funding for those wishing to provide postive activities for 13-19 year olds and those aged up to 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Projects delivered in the past include arts, music, sports, leisure and other after school activities where young people can make friends in a fun and safe environment.

What is the application process?

Applications will be first considered by the Local Youth Network (LYN), comprising of young people and supporting members such as the Local Youth Facilitator (LYF) and councillors. Decisions made by the LYN are ratified by councillors at each area board meeting. For details of the next meeting please view the meeting dates in the sidebar.

When you have submitted your application, the Local Youth Facilitator will review it. If there is anything wrong or missing from the application, the LYF will explain and send the application back for revision.

Once we receive your grant we will email you to let you know when your application will be heard. Although in most cases you will find out on the night, we will email you to let you know whether your application was successful or not. If your application is approved, we will email you to arrange payment and seek agreement to the terms and conditions.

How can I apply?

All applications must be completed online. If you need computer support to help you to complete the form please call Customer Services on 0300 456 0100 and ask to be paired with a Digital Champion from the Wiltshire Online service.

Check if your project is eligible and start your application

Log into your account if you are already registered

Take a look at grants applied for across Wiltshire

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Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

CATG’s are sub-groups of the area boards that aim to find solutions for local issues such as road repairs, traffic problems, road layouts and parking. Each group has about 10 members including area board members, town and parish council members and community representatives. The meetings are also attended by relevant officers from Wiltshire Council including a senior transport planner, a senior traffic engineer and a local highway maintenance engineer as necessary. Their key purpose is to offer advice and support to the group but they do not vote on the issues raised. The CATG may also invite representatives from local organisations to its meetings to give technical advice or to share local knowledge.

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The amount allocated is dependent on the geographical size and population for each community area with the typical allocation in 2012-13 being approximately £14,000 per group. The funding allocation is for capital expenditure and can only be used to provide new and improved highway infrastructure. the funding is suitable for small scale schemes that improve safety, increase accessibility and sustainability by promoting walking; cycling and public transport and improving traffic management. It cannot be used to fund revenue functions such as maintenance schemes or the provision of passenger transport services.

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To raise an issue, please click the link and select the most suitable classification. If you're issue does not fall within any of these classifications, please click the link in bold at the bottom of the list.

Raise an issue for CATG consideration

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Footpath groups toolkit

There is a lot local communities can do to help improve and maintain Wiltshire’s rights of way. We hope this guide will inspire and equip you to work with us in our beautiful countryside.

Footpath toolkit PDF (476kb)
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Our Community Matters

The Our Community Matters sites aim to strengthen local communities in Wiltshire by making it easier for local people and groups to talk to one another online.

Users can use these virtual noticeboards to find about local news, local debates, events and volunteering. Users are also welcome to register as a contributor to connect with their communities through posts and comments or advertise community events and volunteer opportunities.

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Last updated: 24 January 2017 | Last reviewed: 24 January 2017