Following the resignation of Cllr Keith Humphries from his position as a member of cabinet, Jane Scott has announced the appointment of Cllr Jerry Wickham as the cabinet lead member for Health (including Public Health) and Adult Social Care.
Keith has tendered his resignation due to family commitments.
The decision by Wiltshire Conservatives to charge charities for using the Household Recycling Centres was 'called in' by Independent councillor Chris Caswill, with the backing of a dozen other opposition councillors.
A special meeting of the Scrutiny Committee was called for June 21st to consider the call-in.
The Basic Broadband Commitment scheme has been designed to provide support to the homes and businesses that are unable to receive broadband speeds in excess of 2 megabits per second (Mbps) and who will not be benefitting from the superfast broadband rollout.
The scheme was previously referred to as the Universal Service Commitment (USC).
Following Wiltshire Conservatives' decision to cut the opening hours of our recycling centres and to impose charges for garden waste collections, incidents of fly tipping are on the rise. Here's an extract from a report to the WC 'cabinet':
"The final quarter of 2015/16 saw a rise in the number of fly tipping incidents reported. There were over 800 between the start of January and the end of March which was 10% higher than the same period in the previous year. During the whole of 2015/16 the relevant service dealt with a total of more than 2,700 reports of fly-tipping.
"I've just paid the council tax but the link I use normally off the homepage (Pay>>>Pay your Council Tax) is broken and I had to navigate through the old site to get to the new site's payment page.
What's more, at the bottom of the 'Contact' page is a 'Help us to improve this site' feedback form which I tried, but that's broken too and doesn't submit! Please ask them to use my council tax to PAY THE FLIPPING WEBSITE PROGRAMMER or get an intern to do it or something. Half their links still go to the old site which looks like it was built in the 20th century, it's just embarrassing."
Today the Electoral Reform Society and leading universities are pleased to announce the launch of 'A Better Referendum' - a new online democratic tool to create a more informed EU referendum debate.
Many believe the EU debate has so far been focused too much on personalities, so we are working to ensure there is a vibrant and lively debate about the EU looking at the issues: from health and education to the economy and immigration.
Wiltshire Conservatives have decreed that charities must pay if they want to take their waste to Household Recycling Centres. Up to now the service has been free. Those most affected are charities with shops where unsaleable donated goods have to be disposed of.
The fee will be £44 for six visits per year, or £70 for up to 12 visits. Some schools and housing associations will also be expected to pay.
Just Debate was launched in November 2014 with the publication of simple, short and impartial articles helping young people understand politics. The site grew over time and eventually secured a large investment to help strengthen their brand and vision.