NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS…

… and publication of unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts For the Year Ended: 31 March 2019 Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has will be published week commencing 23rd June 2019. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it […]

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COUNCILLOR VACANCY

The Parish Council is looking for someone to serve as a Parish Councillor. Are you interested in local current affairs? Do you wish to serve your community? Could you provide a voice for residents? If you feel like you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live, then this is the position […]

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Annual Village Clean Up – 30th March 2019

We will be holding the annual litter pick on Saturday 30th March 2019, following the success of these over the last few years. Please meet at 10am at the Scout Hut and we will organise ourselves into groups as usual, to pick up litter along Mill Lane, Melksham Lane and Coombe Lane. Bags and equipment will be provided, but please bring your own gloves if possible. We hope […]

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Great British Spring Clean 2018

We will be holding a litter pick on Saturday 3 March, as part of the national Great British Spring Clean event. Please meet at 10am at the scout hut. We will be picking up litter along Mill Lane, Melksham Lane and Coombe Lane. Bags and equipment will be provided, but please bring your own gloves if possible. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

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New councillors

We are delighted to welcome Trish MacGregor and Jonny Barden onto the council. Trish is well known in the village as landlady of the Bell.  Prior to that she was an ICU nurse and has a law degree. Jonny too will be known to many in the village as a former governor of St Mary’s school and chair of the village hall committee.  Jonny is Head of Technical and […]

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Traffic Issues Data

We are collecting data on our traffic issues so that we can get evidence about the problems we face.  We hope that this will lead to a proposal that we can put to Wiltshire Council. Please help us by recording any issues you come across in our traffic issues log, which is at https://tinyurl.com/BGTrafficIssue. We are also hoping to do a traffic count, probably in the week beginning 11 […]

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Public meeting on traffic issues

Please come to a public meeting on Thursday September 21 at 7pm in the village hall, to discuss ideas about how we can sort out our traffic problems.  We have invited traffic expert, Ben Hamilton-Baillie to give a presentation on possible approaches.  Ben specialises in working with rural communities to address traffic issues in smaller towns and villages.  You can see more about Ben and examples of his […]

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Sorting out our traffic problems

We have been looking at how we can sort out our traffic problems.  We have asked a transport consultant to help us come up with effective solutions.  We will hold a public meeting in September where he will present some suggestions and everyone can have a say in how we proceed. We all know the issues we face; speeding, parking, large vehicles etc.  However, it’s more difficult to […]

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Parish Steward work

Please let us know if you notice any minor highways or maintenance work.  Our details are on the Contact us page. We have a parish steward who visits us once a month.  He can carry out a wide range of tasks including: Hand clearing and cutting of growth from drainage grips and drain gully covers Hand clearing of blocked drainage gullies, culverts, pipes and pits Clearing storm debris from […]

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