It is absolutely tragic news that the MP David Amess has died today after being stabbed in his Essex constituency.
By all accounts, David a long serving MP, was widely repsected and kind to all, passionate about animal welfare and his constituents. He will leave many friends, family and colleagues grieving his loss today.
One of the less appealing traditions of the Tory Party conference is the speech by the Home Secretary in which ever more draconian sentences are announced for whatever crimes are newsworthy at the time. Pritti Patel didn't disappoint announcing stiffer sentences for people traffickers even though after 10 years in government the number of refugees arriving illicitly by boat continues to hIt new records
Continue to run through trains from Bristol to Waterloo via Trowbridge
The Department for Transport has specified that the direct trains from Bristol, Keynsham, Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge to London (Waterloo) via Salisbury cease in December (2021). We ask that they continue to run pending consultation and effective ongoing provision.
The Government's National Bus Strategy for England from February 2020 promised £5 billion of new funding to overhaul bus and cycle links outside of London. Now, Wiltshire Council has outlined its vision to help improve and increase bus use in the county.
The council said the draft Bus Service Improvement Plan outlines how it will spend funding allocated: more subsidised services, enhanced infrastructure and bus priority throughout the county and improving a flexible demand-responsive bus network in the Pewsey Vale area.
Plans for 91 houses in Trowbridge have been unanimously rejected by Wiltshire Council.
The bid by developer Wainhomes Holdings has previously come under fire from Southview Park residents who raised concerns over the developer using their estate as access for HGV and construction traffic.
Wiltshire residents can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2022 entry, for children starting school for the first time or for children who are moving from a primary to secondary school or from an infant to junior school.
Applications can be submitted online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk until the national deadline dates of 31 October 2021 for secondary schools and 15 January 2022 for primary schools and infant to junior transfer.
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