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  • Article: May 20, 2015

    Persimmon Homes and Ashton Park Trowbridge Ltd have put in an outline planning application for a development of 2,500 dwellings, employment (Class B1, B2, and B8); two local centres (Classes A1 - A5, D1, C2, and C3); two primary schools and a secondary school on land south-east of Trowbridge. There would also be an "ecological visitor facility", as well as public open space, landscaping and associated highway works. A more detailed full planning application is included for the Yarnbrook/West Ashton Relief Road and the access junctions.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    2015 marks the centenary of Wilts & Dorset bus company, now known as Salisbury Reds and morebus, and the company is celebrating with a host of initiatives throughout this year.

    A celebratory event takes place in Salisbury's Guildhall Square on Sunday 14 June.

    Taking place between 10am and 4pm, the 100th birthday party will include family entertainment and an array of vintage buses, dating back to the very early days of Wilts & Dorset.

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    Article: May 14, 2015

    The work to fix the roof at County Hall in Trowbridge should be completed by the end of this month. The cost of the repair was £326,000.

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    Wiltshire Independent Councillors Terry Chivers, and Jeff and Helen Osborn launched an online petition that was presented to Wiltshire Council on May 12th, to try to save cuts to the RUH Hopper bus service.

    Terry said, "It's clear that this is just one cut too many, the residents of Wiltshire have clearly said hands off the vital bus service, that links parts of Wiltshire to the Bath RUH. I have lost count of the number of people that have complained to me about this cut. It's all very well Cabinet member Horace Prickett saying that no final decision has been made, but they have already voted to axe £130,000 from its funding."

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    Wiltshire Councillors Jeff Osborn (Ind) and Peter Edge (LD), have put a motion to today's council meeting in protest at the axing of funding to two particular voluntary groups, which have done a lot of good work in their communities. It says:

    "This Council views with concern the manner in which the policy on voluntary sector group funding has been implemented. In particular two well regarded voluntary furniture recycling groups, in different parts of the county, have been poorly treated - the Burnbake Trust and Group 5. They have had all their Wiltshire Council funding withdrawn, with little or no consultation.

  • Article: May 11, 2015

    WC says: "At the confirmatory hearing held by the Wiltshire Police and Crime Panel on 11th May, the proposed candidate satisfied the panel in every respect in his answers to the questions posed.


    The conclusion is that the panel is pleased to endorse the Commissioner's recommendation that Mr Veale be appointed as Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police.

  • Article: May 11, 2015

    Wiltshire is at the heart of the Magna Carta story, both with a copy of the 1215 Charter at Salisbury Cathedral and with a Baron Town - TROWBRIDGE.

    To celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the links between all of the Baron Towns, toen clerk Lance Allen will be cycling the 800 miles between the 23 Baron Towns fom Somerset to Northumberland via Suffolk between the 20th and 28th June - one mile for each year of history.

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    Article: May 10, 2015
    By Trevor Carbin

    Wiltshire Council is set to implement the 'roof tax' following a long period of preparation for the new scheme, which will partially replace the old 'Section 106' method of getting developers to pay for infrastructure.

    The Council will start charging CIL on all liable development granted planning permission on or after Monday 18 May 2015.

  • Article: May 9, 2015

    All Lib Dem members will get the chance to vote for the new leader of the party. They'll also be able to join in the reflections on what went wrong, and what lessons have to be learnt. Over 4,000 people who value Liberal Democracy but were not previously members of the party have joined up since election night. To do likewise, use the tab on your left.

  • Article: May 6, 2015

    Household recycling centres in Wiltshire are to be cut back by the council's Conservative administration. As of July 13th, the centres will each be closed for two days a week, though they'll all be open Saturday-Sunday-Monday and the closure days will be different for different towns, so anyone desperate for a tip will still be able to find one.

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