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Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: A350 (Part) Westbury Road / Semington Bypass, Great Hinton, Steeple Ashton, Semington and Melksham Without (Ref: TTRO 3964) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: a) A350 (Part) Westbury Road / Semington Bypass, Steeple Ashton, Great Hinton and Semington; from its junction with Ashton Common (Steeple Ashton crossroads) to its junction with Littleton roundabout. b) A350 (Part) Semington Bypass, Semington and Melksham Without; from its junction with Littleton roundabout to its junction with Hampton Park roundabout. To enable: Wiltshire Council to undertake carriageway patching and resurfacing, replacement of existing road markings and adjustment of ironworks. Alternative routes: a) Via A361 (Trowbridge) - A363 (North Bradley / Yarnbrook) - A350 (unaffected length) and vice versa. b) Via A361 (Seend) - A365 (Bowerhill) - A350 (unaffected length) and vice versa. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Part (a) of this Order will come into operation on 30 October 2015 for one night between 19:00 – 06:00. Closure (a) will be re-implemented for one night between 19:00 – 06:00 on 2 November 2015; for three nights between 19:00 – 06:00 on 4, 5 and 6 November 2015; and for two nights between 19:00 – 06:00 on 9 and 10 November 2015. Part (b) will come into operation on 3 November 2015 for one night between 19:00 – 06:00. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. For further information please contact Tarmac on 01275 464441. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
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Autumn is here and we seemed to have missed out on any really long summer spells of hot weather.  The “experts” say that this is due to global warming which makes summers cooler!  Anyway we are into autumn as the leaves are falling and the countryside is preparing itself for winter.  Wiltshire Council must do the same and stocks of grit are ready for the winter and employees are briefed and ready to do their bit when the freezing nights and days arrive.  Work is also needed to prepare for rain and the resultant floods. It is a sad fact of life that flooding will never be totally eradicated but there is much that we can do to improve flood alleviation.   This does not just involve the Council,- it also involves each and every one of us in our community.  One truth that I have learnt during my seven years of working in flood alleviation in Wiltshire is that locals know best.  So if you see autumn’s leaves blocking a drain or gully as you walk past PLEASE do your bit for our community and pull them out.  Who knows, it could be your house that you save from flooding!

There are also all sorts of consultations that are being organised both locally and by Wiltshire Council.  These are always genuine consultations whether they are on housing, planning or more local matters.  It is really important that when you are asked for your opinion that you give it at the time.  It really is no use complaining at a later date when some decision or another has been made and local opinion has not been given.  This is our community and we need a real say on what happens in it whether it is by consultation, ballot box or survey.

More locally we have seen concerns expressed over local traveller sites and these have become a real local issue.   We all accept that gypsies and travellers need somewhere to live and that they should have the same rights as the rest of us to live in this Country and the countryside.  Where the local difficulty has arisen is that a perception has grown that travellers seem to have more planning rights than the settled community.  Some of this is  actually the result of local consultation where people were asked for their views.  The settled community made it clear that they would rather not have traveller sites in villages and the travelling community made it clear that they would prefer to live on the edge of rather than in villages.  So that is what we have in gypsy and traveller planning guidance and this is a classic example of taking part in a consultation.  However I think that we may just be at the end of the latest local traveller planning saga with a much more modest application having been submitted for completion of the Littleton Site and one which seems to be met with some tacit local approval. 


Jonathon Seed

Cabinet Member for Housing, Leisure, Libraries and Flooding

Chairman Melksham Area Board

Member - Summerham and Seend Division

Wiltshire Council

Tel. 01380 850696    Mob: 07770 774463

www.jonathonseed.com

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Steeple Ashton Parish Council would like to draw your attention to Planning Application 15/07413/FUL submitted to Wiltshire Council on 30/07/15 by Conergy West Sussex Ltd, for the installation of a 4MW Solar Farm on land at Ashton Road, Ashton Common, Trowbridge BA14 6DX.

Steeple Ashton Parish Council will be discussing the application at a Planning Meeting on Monday 24August 7.30pm in the skittle alley of the village hall.

Views of parishioners are being sought prior to the meeting.

There will also be a chance to make a comment at the meeting. Comments can also be made directly to Wiltshire Council.

To see the detailed planning application, please go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk Planning and Building Control, Planning Application Search and then type in the reference 15/07413/FUL. After clicking SEARCH if you then click on the application number and then on ‘Download Plans and Documents’ you can view the full application. Comments made prior to the meeting can be made by email to clerk@steeple-ashton.co.uk or in writing and left in the parish office post box located near the entrance to the Spinners and Weavers car park on the right hand side of the village shop building.

Please include your name and address with the comments.

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Background

Central government has cut the allocation of funding to Wiltshire Council by more than £15m this year. This, combined with the rise in demand for key services, the growth in the number of households, and inflation, means the council has to save £30m. Tough choices had to be made including the review of opening hours of our 11 household recycling centres.

The council are making these changes to achieve savings of around £300,000 per year, without permanently closing any of the sites.

Changes to opening hours

From 13 July 2015 all household recycling centres will be open five days a week from 10am to 4pm.

All sites will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, which are the days they are used most, plus two additional days each week.

These additional days will vary from site to site to ensure that residents have access to at least one household recycling centre within their area (north, south, east or west Wiltshire) seven days a week.

We are encouraging residents to check the revised opening times online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/waste

The table below shows when each of the household recycling centres will be open.

 RecyclingCentreOpeningDays

 

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Salisbury Plain Training Area

Newsletter

August 2015

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-training-area-spta-newsletter

This Newsletter can be found at the above link

                       

The DIO runs a Twitter account for news and updates on the Salisbury Plain Training Area using the Twitter handle #modontheplain. This account now has over 1000 followers.  If you’d like to follow us go to: www.twitter.com/mod_dio

 

August 2015 Newsletter

TRAINING

General Overview:

 

Levels of training on the Plain throughout the month will be very low with activity consisting mainly of army cadet force training. Cadets from Staffordshire and South East London ACF will be conducting their annual camps on the Plain during the month. During the last week of August subunits from the Queens Royal Lancers, 22 Engineer Regiment, The Royal Welsh Regiment and 4th Battalion REME will conduct armoured manoeuvre training across all areas. The roads into Imber village will be open from 1800 hours on 7 August until 0800 hours on 24 August. The public are reminded that access is restricted to the carriageways only and, that with the exception of St Giles Church, there is no access to the buildings in Imber village which during this period will be being used by the military for training.

Information about low flying is available from the MOD Low Flying Advisory Service (0845 600 7580) or on line at www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area .

 

Artillery Live Firing Days from Areas 6, 7 and 8 NIL

 

Artillery Live Firing days on Salisbury Plain (East) NIL

 

Late firing on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 1st , 4th, 6th, August 2015

AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle:   Nil

Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 8th – 30th (Summer Stand Down) August 2015

Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 1st – 16th (Summer Stand Down) . 22nd, 23rd,29th, 30th and 31st August 2015

Note:

Complaints/Enquiries should be made to 01980 620819.

 

Upcoming Major Exercises. During exercises access may be restricted on Larkhill Ranges and in the Chitterne – Shrewton – Tilshead Triangle north of the B390.

 

ACCESS

Access to SPTA is regulated by Salisbury Plain Military Lands, Bulford, Larkhill and Imber Range Byelaws. Always comply with local signs and flags. Rights of way in Range Danger Areas are closed when red flags are flying.

This Newsletter is published up to 6 weeks before the event and changes may occur. Access timings for the next week can be found on the SPTA Walks Line: (01980) 67 4763.

Imber Ranges. The public are excluded except when the roads are specifically opened. Planned open dates for 2015 are as follows:

Event                                                  Open                                            Closed

 

Summer                                 1800hrs Fri 7 Aug                               0800hrs Mon 24 Aug

Remembrance Sunday          1800hrs Fri 06 Nov                             0800hrs Mon 9 Nov

Christmas                               1800hrs Fri 11 Dec                             0800hrs Mon 4 Jan 16

1.   Even when roads are open the village and buildings remain out of bounds to the public.

2.   Dates may change if operational training needs dictate.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE CRIME ON SALISBURY PLAIN?

 

If any crime is taking place call 999 and do not under any circumstances challenge the offenders.

Report suspicious activity to PLAINWATCH (01980 674700) or PLAINWATCH@landmarc.mod.uk. The more information received the better, e.g. time, place, vehicle registration, description of individuals and vehicles.

Health and Safety reminder for all Military Training Areas and Ranges:

 

  • Do not touch or tamper with Military debris.
  • Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Clean your footwear before you enter your car or home.

M.Hetherington

WO2 (CSM)

for

Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain

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Melksham older people's workshop
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There will be a special meeting of the Melksham Area Board at 2pm on Thursday 9th July, which will have a  focus on services and activities for older people in the Melksham community area.

The workshop will seek to find out from older people what they think about the services currently available and what they would like to see delivered in the future. We are particularly keen to review how much loneliness and social isolation affects older people and what thoughts people might have on how we can address this. 

Following the workshop a report will be created by Wiltshire Council highlighting the services that people value but also identifying any service gaps or areas that can be developed.

Please come and join us at Melksham Town Hall at 2pm (refreshments available from 1.30pm) to have your say.

For more information please contact Rhys Schell, Community Area Manager on 01225 716752 or rhys.schell@wiltshire.gov.uk.

 
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Bringing you all the latest news and updates from Melksham Area Board


Melksham Older people’s workshop – 9th July 2pm
Melksham Older people’s workshop – 9th July 2pm A special Melksham Area Board meeting takes place on July 9 from 2pm at Melksham Town Hall, to give older people the opportunity to talk about the services available for them and what they’d like to see provided in the future. The meeting will take the form of a workshop so older people can have read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/melksham-older-persons-workshop-9th-july-2pm/)

Melksham Area Board new appointments
Melksham Area Board new appointments At the meeting of the Melksham Area Board on Wednesday 17th June, appointments to the Area Board Chair and Vice Chair were made. There were also appointments to the various outside working bodies of the Area Board. The Councillors were elected as follows: Chair of the Area Board – Councillor Jonathon Seed Vice Chair of read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/melksham-area-board-new-appointments/)

Guided cycle ride, Chippenham – 28 June
Guided cycle ride, Chippenham – 28 June If you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more and explore more of your local area this summer, but don’t know where to start, a series of free guided bike rides coming to Chippenham could be the answer. Part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/guided-cycle-ride-chippenham-28-june/)

Movie by Moonlight – Mamma Mia!
Movie by Moonlight – Mamma Mia! Come along and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment under the stars at The Forever Friends Appeal’s outdoor film screening of Mamma Mia (certificate PG). Entry to the event is free, with all funds raised on the night going towards The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign – to help build a pioneering read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/event/movie-by-moonlight-mamma-mia/)

Home-Start Kennet Starts October
Home-Start Kennet Starts October HOME-START KENNET NEEDS YOU! If you can spare a couple of hours a week, Home-Start Kennet needs you to visit and support families with young children, who are struggling. We are the local charity which supports young families by introducing trained and professionally supported volunteers to visit them in their own homes. And we have read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/home-start-kennet-starts-october/)

Slimming evening event
We are holding an evening to showcase our slimming treatments such as laser lipo, ionithermie inch loss plus counseling for food addiction, hypnotherapy for weight loss and diet management. Get bikini ready Booking is advisable

Anti aging evening
We are holding an evening to showacase our anti aging treatments such as cosmetic acupuncture, derma rollering, laser skin rejuvenation, caci non surgical facelift. 6.00-7.15 Free samples, complimentary goody bag, refreshments. Booking is advisable

North Wilts Charity Golf Day
North Wilts Charity Golf Day Enjoy a great day of golf and fun, while helping Julia’s House build a children’s hospice in Wiltshire. £200 for a team of four, includes: Bacon roll and coffee on arrival 18-hole team golf tournament Shotgun start at 1pm 2 Course Dinner Prizes for longest drive and nearest the pin Charity raffle and auction Sponsorship read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/event/north-wilts-charity-golf-day/)


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Melksham Community Campus project takes a step forward with work due to start on football and rugby facilities
Melksham Community Campus project takes a step forward with work due to start on football and rugby facilities Building work is set to start to develop nearly £7m worth of new facilities for both Melksham football and rugby clubs, as part of Wiltshire Council’s project to deliver a community campus in the town. Plans to develop Melksham Community Campus will see the football and rugby clubs, which are currently based on the Melksham read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/melksham-community-campus-project-takes-a-step-forward-with-work-due-to-start-on-football-and-rugby-facilities/)

Melksham ready for Magna Carta event
Melksham ready for Magna Carta event A giant baron and banner have been designed and decorated by the Melksham community in preparation for the 800th Magna Carta anniversary event in Salisbury. Pupils from Melksham Oak School, St George’s School in Semington, local volunteers, young people from the Adventure Centre youth cafe, members of Crazy about Knitting and the Melksham Brownies have read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/melksham-ready-for-magna-carta-event/)

Forget Bath Spa… Taking the waters at Melksham
Forget Bath Spa… Taking the waters at Melksham Some of the country’s towns and cities are renowned for their waters; Bath Spa, Cheltenham Spa and Leamington Spa to name but a few, but you may be surprised to know that Wiltshire had its own fair share of mineral springs and wells. Thirty one places in the county had water which contained minerals thought read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/forget-bath-spa-taking-the-waters-at-melksham/)

Join Ted’s Team Today!
Join Ted’s Team Today! The Forever Friends Appeal have been chosen as Official Local Charity Partner for the first Bristol + Bath Marathon! This brand new marathon for the South West, begins in Bristol, the vibrant city of Bridges, Brunel and Banksy, through the stunning South Gloucestershire countryside, ending victoriously in the elegant Roman Spa city of Bath. To read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/event/join-teds-team-today/)

Ted’s Big Bake Off
Ted’s Big Bake Off Pop on your aprons and prepare your mixing bowls this October to take part in Ted’s Big Bake Off – The Forever Friends Appeal’s brand new region-wide fundraising week! Between Monday 5th and Friday 9th October people all across Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire are being asked to rise to the challenge and bake a difference read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/event/teds-big-bake-off/)

Bus route 234 deregistered
Bus route 234 deregistered First Bus 234 has been deregistered and commercial services will cease to operate as from the end of July. This route has been the scene of competition between First and Faresaver, and I understand that Faresaver are looking at the possibility of providing extra services at times when they would not have run a bus read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/bus-route-234-deregistered/)


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Salisbury Plain Training Area

Newsletter

July 2015

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-training-area-spta-newsletter

This Newsletter can be found at the above link

                       

The DIO runs a Twitter account for news and updates on the Salisbury Plain Training Area using the Twitter handle #modontheplain. This account now has over 1000 followers.  If you’d like to follow us go to: www.twitter.com/mod_dio

 

July 2015 Newsletter

TRAINING

General Overview:

 

July will be a very busy month on the Plain with 8 Armoured and Armoured Infantry sub-units conducting low and intermediate level armoured manoeuvre training in a series of 2 week exercises. In addition the Plain will see the largest Armoured exercise in the calendar Ex LIONS STRIKE involving the Combined Arms Tactics Course using the Imber and Larkhill dry training areas from 18th – 23rd July. At the same time four of the Royal School of Artillery courses will combine for their largest training exercise of the year Ex CROSSED CANNONS during which AS90 and Light Gun live firing will take place. As a consequence Armoured vehicle usage of the tank crossings on the A360, A345 and A338 will increase and with dry weather conditions dust clouds may produce a hazard at these crossings.

Information about low flying is available from the MOD Low Flying Advisory Service (0845 600 7580) or on line at www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area .

 

Artillery Live Firing Days from Areas 6, 7 and 8 on the21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2015

 

Artillery Live Firing days on Salisbury Plain (East) 21st July 2015

 

Late firing on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 28th

and 30th July 2015

AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle:   Nil

Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 4th , 5th, 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th July 2015

Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th July 2015

 

Note:

Ex Crossed Cannons 20th – 23rd July

Complaints/Enquiries should be made to 01980 620819.

 

Upcoming Major Exercises. During exercises access may be restricted on Larkhill Ranges and in the Chitterne – Shrewton – Tilshead Triangle north of the B390.

 

ACCESS

Access to SPTA is regulated by Salisbury Plain Military Lands, Bulford, Larkhill and Imber Range Byelaws. Always comply with local signs and flags. Rights of way in Range Danger Areas are closed when red flags are flying.

This Newsletter is published up to 6 weeks before the event and changes may occur. Access timings for the next week can be found on the SPTA Walks Line: (01980) 67 4763.

Imber Ranges. The public are excluded except when the roads are specifically opened. Planned open dates for 2015 are as follows:

Event                                                  Open                                              Closed

 

Summer                                 1800hrs Fri 7 Aug                               0800hrs Mon 24 Aug

Remembrance Sunday          1800hrs Fri 06 Nov                            0800hrs Mon 9 Nov

Christmas                               1800hrs Fri 11 Dec                             0800hrs Mon 4 Jan 16

1.   Even when roads are open the village and buildings remain out of bounds to the public.

2.   Dates may change if operational training needs dictate.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE CRIME ON SALISBURY PLAIN?

 

If any crime is taking place call 999 and do not under any circumstances challenge the offenders.

Report suspicious activity to PLAINWATCH (01980 674700) or PLAINWATCH@landmarc.mod.uk. The more information received the better, e.g. time, place, vehicle registration, description of individuals and vehicles.

Health and Safety reminder for all Military Training Areas and Ranges:

 

  • Do not touch or tamper with Military debris.
  • Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Clean your footwear before you enter your car or home.

S J MADEN

WO2 (CSM)

for

Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain

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SSE – Priority Services Register

We all rely on electricity day to day for various things, but for some, a power cut can be particularly distressing and difficult. That’s why Scottish and Southern Electricity offer extra help and support during a power cut. Registering for our Priority Services helps us to help you when you need it most. All our priority services are free.

Benefits of joining our Priority Services Register

We can’t promise your electricity will never go off, but if it does, we will do what we can to make sure you have the support you need, when you need it.

Our service offers: 

  • Dedicated 24 hour priority services phone number.
  • Priority updates during a power cut.
  • Nominate someone for us to contact on your behalf.
  • Provide information in the format you need, for example Braille or audio CD.
  • Security password to keep you safe.
  • Are dependent on electricity for home medical care, for example a kidney dialysis machine or ventilator.
  • Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition; for example you are recovering from a major operation.
  • Are disabled.
  • Have special communication needs; for example because you are blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Have a young baby.
  • Receive a state pension.

Who is eligible to join our Priority Services Register?

You can join our Priority Services Register if you:

We recognise some of our customers may need support in other ways during power cuts. If you have other needs and feel you will need extra help in the event of a power cut, please contact us to discuss. 

Kelly Murray-Fagan, Customer and Community Advisor, Melksham Depot| 61 Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NU (T) 01225 898643 (M) 07876 837313

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