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  • Fire Engine
    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    The 2014 Emergency Services show is on September 7th at Hullavington. The show is a family fun event run by a voluntary committee and is non-profit making, with the aims being to provide a fantastic family fun day, educate the public with key community safety messages, and raise money for local charities connected with the blue light services.

  • Article: Aug 24, 2014

    Figures published by West Wiltshire Rail Users Group show a steady increase in the numbers of people using local stations. For example in Trowbridge passenger figures went up from 779,000 in 2012 to 790,000 in 2013. Westbury went from 454,000 to 467,000 and Warminster from 352,000 to 355,000. The introduction of the improved Westbury to Swindon service means figures are likely to increase again in 2014.

  • small sunflower
    Article: Aug 23, 2014

    It takes a bit of nerve to grow in the middle of the A361, even if you are protected by a bollard. Under the Balfour Beatty contract we can perhaps expect more exotic vegetation spreading over the roads of Wiltshire ...

  • Article: Aug 22, 2014

    Wiltshire council is going to put parking orders on the car parks at County Hall. A notice of intention has been publicised in the Wiltshire Times along with notices at the County Hall car parks. The public have 21 days to respond.

    These notices seek to address the complaints from staff and visitors about the inadequacy of the County Hall car parks. The proposed new arrangements would provide dedicated visitor car parking at the front of County Hall, with the remaining car parks restricted to Wiltshire Council staff use from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

  • gap road sign
    Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Contractors will move onto the site on Monday, with completion of the road scheduled for some time next summer.

    The original conditions imposed by West Wilts District Council included a requirement for a low-noise surface and for a scheme to be drawn up explaining how the noise impact for surrounding residents would be minimised. A 40mph limit was also specified for road safety and environmental reasons.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2014

    Trowbridge councillor Jeff Osborn has written the following letter to the media:

    "A particularly dangerous malady appears to have taken hold at County Hall. Whenever, as local councillor, I contact a Wiltshire Council department on behalf of my residents, say with regard to Highways or Planning. I now seem to get the same response.

  • Article: Aug 15, 2014

    WC press release:

    Work to install the largest single-roof local authority-owned solar panel system in the UK on the Northacre Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in Westbury has been completed.

    The 1,248 solar panels - covering an area equivalent to more than seven tennis courts - will generate 280,500 units (kWh) of electricity each year. This will help to power the mechanical biological treatment process which turns household waste into solid recovered fuel (SRF).

    The benefits of the system will be annual bill savings and income from the feed-in tariff of more than £55,000, as well as annual CO2 emission reductions of 148 tonnes. Over 20 years the savings are expected to exceed £1.5 million, with CO2 emissions reduced by 2,720 tonnes.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2014

    The Mongols terrorised Asia and Eastern Europe in the thirteenth century, and soon their tents could be being pitched in West Wiltshire. WC has approved a planning application for a camp site on part of the old Thoulstone Park golf course.

    Four 'yurts' will be erected, with space provided for up to 40 conventional tents and sites for caravans. The organisers expect the site to be used for weddings and ceremonies, conferences or education camps.

  • Trowbridge Town Hall
    Article: Aug 12, 2014

    "Allunder1Roof" is an exciting week of events at The Town Hall run by Trowbridge Arts Festival in association with The Friends of The Town Hall.

    During the week from 18th to 25th October the Town Hall will become the creative heart of Trowbridge and show its potential as a focal point of the community.

  • Article: Aug 8, 2014

    Wiltshire Conservatives have announced that the free bus pass used by elderly and disabled residents is to be restricted to save money. Currently pass-holders can travel free on most bus services at any time. As of next year bus passes will only be able to be used after the morning peak has passed. A limited 'consultation' is under way with two options being considered - to start free travel on weekdays at either 0900 or 0930. Weekend travel will remain free at all times.

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