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Chat to us and share what's happening in the village! 

In keeping with the times and ensure we communicate with the people of Steeple Ashton positively, we are using social media channels, as follows:

Social Media is another way of communicating with the residents of our lovely village and parish, allowing us all to positively discuss issues, find lost animals, gain information and celebrate what is great about Steeple Ashton. Please share this information to local friends and neighbours - the more that get involved, the more successful the platform.

We ask all potential members to the village group whether they live or work in the parish (or plan to, or used to!) just to keep you all safe from spammers and trolls :)

We also ask that our social media is used in a positive and proactive way that celebrates the wonderful community of Steeple Ashton.

We do not welcome any defamatory comments about individuals. Posts and comments of this nature will be removed.

We would also ask that advertising is kept to a minimum - we reserve the right to remove anything we think is not appropriate or is posted too often. It may be that we set up an offshoot of the FB group for buying and selling at some point. Let us know your views!

Please do drop us a message if you want to ask something privately. All social media is run voluntarily - we are not around all the time, but will endeavour to answer your queries as soon as we possibly can.

If you wish to comment, complain or discuss an issue which relates specifically to the Parish Council, please send it in writing to Leon Karas, our Clerk, at clerk@steeple-ashton.co.uk, or call into the office when it is open.

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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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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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A cloudy but warm Saturday 24th June 2017 saw many villagers attend the annual Church Fete at The Lodge. Visitors were provided with a coconut shy, bouncy castle, tombolas, raffles, refreshments, book stall, cake stall (sold out almost immediately!) refreshments and ice cream cones. They were also entertained by a local band, who got everybody's feet tapping :)

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