Bus pass consultation
Bus pass consultation
An eagle-eyed resident reports:
Can you believe it, they have started installing Superfast Fibre Optic Broadband in Steeple Ashton! I saw the BT Team in the High Street recently, so I stopped and asked them if the hole in the road was a start. They confirmed that within 3 months we will have joined the modern world!
You can get more information from: http://www.fibrebroadband.co.uk
Wiltshire Council Draft Proposals for Revised Settlement Boundaries
Wiltshire Council is in the process of holding an informal consultation with Parish and Town Councils over revising settlement boundaries for many of the towns and villages in Wiltshire. A ‘settlement boundary’ is a dividing line between areas of built/urban development and non-urban or rural development – the open countryside. Other than in circumstances, as permitted by other policies within the Wiltshire Core Strategy, development will not be permitted outside the defined settlement boundaries. The settlement boundaries may only be altered through the identification of sites for development through site allocations and neighbourhood plans.
The last revision to our village boundaries was in 2004 under West Wilts District Council. This current review will happen in 2 stages and will result in the boundaries being up-to-date for the purposes of the Core Strategy plan period up to 2026.
So what does this mean for Steeple Ashton? Stage One of the process has drawn up draft revised boundaries around the village within which development/ extensions may be permitted. In several instances, the draft revised boundary has reduced the scope for development, leading to some back gardens on the edge of the village now being outside of the settlement boundary. Stage Two of the process will at a later date identify potential sites for housing which may be currently outside of the boundary, but could provide additional housing to help meet the Core Strategy housing requirement. One site in Steeple Ashton has been identified by Wiltshire Council for possible inclusion in this stage of the process.
Steeple Ashton Parish Council will be holding a Planning Issues Only Meeting on Monday 1st September at 7.30pm in the Skittle Alley of the village hall to discuss our response to the draft revised boundaries. All are welcome to this meeting and there will be opportunity for you to make comment. You can find out more information online at http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal
***NEW *** Service T1 (Trowbridge Town Service): The Trowbridge town network has been re-designed and from 31 August 2014 a new T1 service will replace Services 236, 260 and 263.
The T1 will operate every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, with a number evening journeys provided as well. It will operate in and around Trowbridge, providing journey opportunities between Lower Studley, Upper Studley, Studley Green, Hilperton and Hilperton Marsh. It will run alongside Services 234 and 265 which will continue to provide journeys connecting Trowbridge with Bath, Frome, Chippenham and Salisbury (amongst other places). Adult journeys on Service T1 will cost £1.50 single (75 pence children, £1 young people / students). A map showing the route of Service T1 can be found at www.firstgroup.com/westofengland under Journey Planning / Maps / Bath & Wiltshire / Trowbridge Town Network.
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
Cadets from Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF, Hants & IOW ACF, Merseyside and Northumbria will be conducting their annual camps on the Plain during August.
Royal Wessex Yeomanry will be carrying out an Armoured Exercise in Challenger 2 Tanks on the Centre and East areas over the weekend 8th – 10th Aug.
The roads into Imber village will be open from 1600hrs on 21st August until 0800hrs on 2nd September. The public are reminded that 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 .
Late firing on Larkhill Ranges on: 2nd, 5th, 7th.
Live firing on Salisbury Plain (East): Nil
AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle: Nil
Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 8th – 31st Inclusive (Summer Close Down Period)
Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th. Summer Closedown - 18th - 25th. 30th, 31st.
Mon, Wed & Fridays – Bulford Ranges are live until 1800hrs for operational training.
Complaints about Firing Noise 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 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 2014 are as follows:
Event Open Closed
Summer 1600hrs Thurs 21st Aug to 0800hrs Tues 02nd Sep.
Remembrance Service Sat 08th Nov Convoy from Warminster gate at 1000hrs.
Christmas & New Year 1600hrs Thurs 18th Dec to 0800hrs Mon 05th Jan.
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 a crime is taking place e.g: hare coursing call 999 and do not 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.
S J MADEN
for Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain
The contents of these articles have been produced by Melksham Area Board/ Wiltshire Council.
Nature Tots Come along to our wild and wonderful Conigre Mead Nature Reserve (next to Sainsbury’s Car Park). A chance for your pre-school little ones to have fun with outdoor nature play. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get muddy! All children must be accompanied by an adult
Sloggerz Cricket Camps – this summer!
Sloggerz Cricket Camps – this summer! Sloggerz cricket camps for 8 – 12 year olds are being run by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Cricket this summer in Biddestone, Melksham, Goatacre and Burbage to support cricket development and local clubs. Camps are open to boys and girls and will feature soft ball cricket skills and drills, fun games and competitions. You don’t read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/sloggerz-cricket-camps-this-summer/)
Melksham Scout Group Summer Fayre
Melksham Scout Group Summer Fayre Lots of fun activities for all the family! Plate smashing, BBQ, Cakes, Plants, Face painting, Bouncy Castle, Refreshments, Lots of games to play and things to buy
Show Schedules available for Flower & Produce Show
Show Schedules available for Flower & Produce Show Melksham Gardeners’ Society launch their Show Schedules in the run up to their 6th Open Flower & Produce Show which will be held at the Assembly Hall on Sunday 7th September 2014. It will include the usual classes of flowers, fruit and vegetables plus children’s, handicrafts, and photography sections. The cookery section has proved so read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/show-schedules-available-for-flower-produce-show/)
New qualification in Business and Administration
New qualification in Business and Administration Join us for this six-session course run over six weeks starting 25 July in Trowbridge. It’s fully funded for anyone unemployed and in receipt of benefits. Sessions run 9.30am – 3.30pm. On successful completion, learners will gain a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration. Learners do not need to be in read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/new-qualification-in-business-and-administration/)
Free bus fortnight in Melksham, and Bradford-on-Avon
Free bus fortnight in Melksham, and Bradford-on-Avon As part of their Connecting Wiltshire programme, Wiltshire Council will be running free buses in the first fortnight of August in Melksham and Bradford-on-Avon. Cllr Horace Pricket said “Taking the bus can help keep our towns beautiful by reducing congestion and pollution. It’s also a relaxing way to travel as you can browse the internet, read more... (http://melksham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/free-bus-fortnight-in-melksham-and-bradford-on-avon/)
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Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: A350 (Part), Yarnbrook Road and C7 Hawkeridge Road, West Ashton and North Bradley (Ref: TTRO 3556)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
a) A350 (Part), Yarnbrook Road, West Ashton and North Bradley; from its junction with West Ashton Crossroads to its roundabout junction with A363 Westbury Road;
b) C7 Hawkeridge Road, North Bradley; from its roundabout junction with A363 Westbury Road to its junction with B3097 Phillips Way.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry carriageway reconstruction, resurfacing, road markings and associated works.
Alternative Route: a) via A350 (unaffected length) – A361 – A363 and vice versa; b) Via A363 – B3097 and vice versa.
The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout.
The Order will come into force on 8th September 2014 and it is anticipated the works will take 15 nights between the hours of 7pm and 6am to complete. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.
For further information regarding these works please contact Balfour Beatty Living Places 01249 468582 (office hours) 07900715776 (non office hours).
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN