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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.

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Contact your local CEM

Community Engagement Manager

Jacqui Abbott
Jacqui.abbott@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434344
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Covering the parishes of Allington, Amesbury, Tilshead, Orcheston, Shrewton, Wyle, Steeple Langford, Berwick St James. Stapleford, Great Wishford, Durrington, Figheldean, Milston, Bulford, Wilsford cum Lake, Woodford, Durnford, Cholderton, Newton Tony, Idmiston, Winterbourne and Winterbourne Stoke.

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Community Engagement Manager

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

Alexa Davies
alexa.davies@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706610
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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

Ollie Phipps
Ollie.phipps@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 709404
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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

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

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

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Community Engagement Manager

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

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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

Penny Bell
penny.bell@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706613
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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

Alexa Davies
alexa.davies@wiltshire.gov.uk
01249 706610
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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

Peter Dunford
peter.dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713060

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Marc Read
marc.read@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434557
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Covering Salisbury City Council and Laverstock and Ford Parish Council.

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Community Engagement Manager

Karen Linaker
Karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434697

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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

Karen Linaker
Karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk
01722 434697

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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

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

Liam Cripps
liam.cripps@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713143
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Covering the parishes of Hilperton, North Bradley, Southwick, Trowbridge and West Ashton.

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Community Engagement Manager

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

Graeme Morrison
graeme.morrison@wiltshire.gov.uk
01225 713573
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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, you may be eligible for a community grant. Those who can apply include community or voluntary groups, community enthusiasts and town or parish councils.

All grant applications should relate to and reference the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) community priorities which can be found on www.wiltshireintelligence.org.uk

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 follow the links under 'Area board meeting dates'.

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

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Take a look at grants applied for across Wiltshire

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Each Area Board has funding to support projects that provide positive activities for young people aged 13 to 19 years old and those aged up to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. A positive activity can be any educational or recreational leisure-time activity that is arts, sports, leisure, informal education and community based which helps young people achieve healthy and safe lifestyle outcomes.

What is the application process?

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.

Applications will be considered by the Local Youth Network (LYN) or a similar local model, comprising of young people and supporting members such as the CEM and local councillors. Decisions made by the LYN are ratified by councillors at each area board meeting. For details of the next meeting please follow the links under 'Area board meeting dates'.

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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Applications for grants to assist with the provision or improvement of footpaths and public rights of way are accessed through a community grant funded by your local area board.

For further information, please read the PIGS guidance for applicants document.

Check if your project is eligible and start your application

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Take a look at grants applied for across Wiltshire

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Each Area Board has funding to support local Health and Wellbeing projects in their community area for older people and carers. 

Revenue funding has been allocated from the adult services budget to support projects and initiatives that benefit older and vulnerable residents within each local area. While not exclusively restricted to older people, investment should be made in such a way as to make the maximum impact on health and wellbeing within a given community area. Reducing social isolation and loneliness should be a key driver behind the allocation of this funding.

What is the application process?

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.

Applications will be considered by the local Health and Wellbeing group or a similar local model. Recommendations made by the Health and Wellbeing groups are considered by councillors at each area board meeting. For details of the next meeting please follow the links under 'Area board meeting dates'.

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 contact your local Community Engagement Manager.

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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Area Board grants relating documents

Grants criteria PDF (406kb)

Community Area Transport Group (CATG)

CATG’s are sub-groups of the area boards that aim to find solutions for local transport 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. 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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See the Community Area Transport Group issue process below and use the forms to raise an issue:

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Our Community Matters

The Our Community Matters site aims 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: 17 October 2019