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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Think before you park

Last week, a lady who lives in Newleaze Park and uses a wheelchair had an accident as a result of a car parking over the pavement around the Newleaze Park junction.  The lady was unable to negotiate her wheelchair through the narrow space on the footway left by a parked car and so tried to get on to the road and around the car. She toppled over and […]

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Special Planning Meeting Wednesday June 7

There will be a special planning meeting on 7 June 2017 at 7:30 pm in the village hall, which you are welcome to attend. We will discuss a number of applications including: from Norrington Solar Farm to vary the conditions that Wiltshire Council set in their original approval. from Cotswold Homes to build ten houses on the site of the Robotech factory. You can see the agenda at https://goo.gl/24vU6V. […]

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2016/2017 Accounts

We have finalised our accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017. You can see them in the Finance folder on the Documents page, or by clicking this link, https://goo.gl/gEJLNC. You have a right to inspect the accounts, which you can do from 19 June 2017 to 28 July 2017 by making an appointment with the clerk,

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