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The Friends of Steeple Ashton Committee would like to thank all those members and villagers who attended the AGM on Friday 4th May. Following the Chairman’s report, it was announced that 3 committee members, Sue Lowery, Mar-ian Little and Anne Little, would be standing down after several years and that a Secretary and Treasurer would be required. Anne Howard has agreed to continue as Chairman. If anyone would like to become a member of the committee or to fill the above roles, please contact Lydia Peters in the first instance. Her details can be found on the Village website. After the main business of the evening, Ben Rawlings of Town and Country Pest Solutions in Trowbridge, accompanied by his wife Kirsty, gave a very interesting and entertaining talk about the use of Raptors in Pest Control. He brought along with him two of his birds, a Barn Owl called Juno and a Harris Hawk called Hank. Ben is a falconer and often uses these birds to assist in the control of pests of various kinds. He demonstrated the silent flight of the Barn Owl by encouraging Juno to fly to him above the heads of the audience and indeed not a sound was heard as she flew over us. Ben is passionate about his birds and is very happy to be able to include his hobby with his business. We all learnt a lot about these magnificent birds and from the comments heard after-wards, the talk was enjoyed by all present. After the talk, there was a cheese and wine buffet provided by the committee which was much en-joyed by all and was the perfect end to a very enjoyable evening
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Successful Spring Clean!

Thank you to all 44 people and the one dog that came along to help us tidy up the village today! And also thank you to Sharon Harding, the Brownies, Guides and Rainbows for their cakes. And the merry band of peeps who set up and took down the gazebo. I think you'll all agree it's been a successful haul?! #GBSPRINGCLEAN#greatbritishspringclean#wiltshire#villagelife

 

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Given the current very cold weather forecast for the weekend ahead, Wiltshire Council have strongly advised that all litter pick events scheduled to take place this weekend are cancelled and rescheduled for the weekend of Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March.

OUR LITTER PICK WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 25th MARCH.

The advice received from the emergency planning team at Wiltshire Council and Keep Britain Tidy is that litter pick events should not go ahead if there is any doubt about the safety of participants.

The latest information we have from the Met Office is that the recent cold weather will continue into the weekend, with day time temperatures struggling to reach zero and a significant wind chill making it feel much colder.

Snow is widely expected throughout the county on Thursday and into Friday, with widespread accumulations of 2cms and 5-10cms across higher areas. The low temperatures mean that any snow fall is likely to still be on the ground into Saturday and Sunday.

Whilst this is disappointing, we think safety of those taking part must come first at all times. We have rearranged our litter pick so we can continue to collectively clean up Wiltshire.

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Acreshort Community Park features in the Wiltshire Times. 

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/latestheadlines/16048286.Community_park_plans_in_Steeple_Ashton_take_root/

Please note that we haven't secured ALL funding - we are still very much seeking more funding and will be sending out sponsorship packs for local companies in the very near future!

 

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Bin Collection Days Over the Festive Period

Please note the change of bin collection days over the festive period. Real Christmas trees can be taken to any of the household recycling centres or collected with your garden waste bin if you currently subscribe to the service. More informaiton can be found at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-days

 

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Voting is Open - Aviva Funding for Acreshort Park!

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!

You are allowed up to 10 votes and can use them all on one project - please share with family and friends and see if we can get into the final!

 

We want to provide an outdoor community space in the village that is all inclusive, including activities for older children, adults and families.

We are a small group of motivated volunteers driven to see this project succeed. We have been fundraising for a while but need the injection of these extra Aviva funds to finally realise some key elements of our plan. 

We have already raised the funds to create a picnic area, provided fencing and car parking, and developed a planting and maintenance schedule that has seen the field turn into a usable area. 

The next phase of the plan is to provide a range of play and fitness equipment and tidy up the entrance - the equipment alone will cost us upwards of £40,000. 

We plan to hold a summer celebration in 2018 to officially open the park and new equipment, as well as providing a springboard to start our future plans - including nature trails, BBQ area, community building, group fitness events and anything else our lovely villagers feel the need for, in a beautiful outdoor setting that is to become the focus for the health & wellbeing of the village. 

Please help us realise the next phase of our plans!

 

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1576#plus

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Should you see posters that are out of date, please do not hesitate to remove them, along with any of the annoying little paper corners that are left too! Please leave alone any posters that are still in date and legible. If you are unsure, then please contact us on Facebook or via the Clerk's email address or telephone and we will send a Parish Councillor to have a look. The more residents that join in, the tidier things will be - the Parish Council are but few!

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Spotted a problem around the parish?

You can use My Wiltshire to contact the council http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting

The more we report, the more Wiltshire will recognise the significance of the work needed by Steeple Ashton Parish and ensure that the Parish Steward, and others, provide Steeple Ashton with a fair share of the available effort.

If you register for an account you will receive updates on your report's progress. These are just some of the issues you can report using My Wiltshire:

  • Highways and Street Scene issues
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Trading Standards
  • Car parks
  • Weather emergencies
  • Waste
  • Fraud

My Wiltshire is also available as an app. You'll have access to all the functionality of the web browser version, but in the palm of your hand; plus the ability to attach photos and GPS locations to your reports. The My Wiltshire mobile app is available for Apple, Android and Microsoft devices.

Click here.... MyWiltshire App information

 
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GREAT NEWS!
 
 
Thanks to Liz Halliwell (previous Parish Councillor), we have been successful in applying for Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme to raise money for play equipment in Acreshort Park. To make it work, we need YOU to shop in Tesco and collect the tokens at the checkout - you then pop them in the relevant plastic box on the way out. 

Tesco says: To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

Here's a list of Tesco Stores that are participating:
BROOK RD TROWBRDG EXP BA14 9DL
EASTBNE RD TROWBR EXP BA14 7HW
FROME EXPRESS BA11 2TU
LEIGH PK WESTBURY EXP BA13 3SD
MELKSHAM EXP SN12 6TA
TROWBRDG FROME RD EXP BA14 0DT
Trowbridge BA14 7AQ.
WARMINSTER EXPRESS BA12 8EE
WESTBURY FORE ST EXP BA13 3AY

P.S. Liz Halliwell and Melanie Burge are staying involved in the Acreshort Park Committee section of the Parish Council to make sure we continue the good work done to date. 

 

 

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