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  • Article: Jul 19, 2019

    Congratulations to Carole King who is the new Wiltshire Councillor for Westbury North, replacing David Jenkins who resigned for reasons of health. Carole got more than twice the number of votes of the second placed candidate, with the Conservatives dropping to third place on just 15% of the votes.

    Carole: 488 - 52.36%

  • Article: Jul 16, 2019
    By WC (edited)

    Improvements will be made to a key junction in Corsham from next week, and motorists are being warned to expect disruption.

    The traffic signals will be replaced at the junction by the Cross Keys Inn as well as resurfacing.

    The work will be carried out in two phases from 22 July. It will last eight weeks.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2019
    By WC

    Discussions on the future role of Devizes Market Place are ongoing with the town council and residents.

    Earlier this year the town council agreed to take on a number of assets and services from Wiltshire Council, and this transfer is now nearing completion.

    Although original plans for the market place were to create a pedestrianised space, comments following the initial consultation mean the area could become dual use for both pedestrians and parking.

  • Article: Jul 12, 2019
    By WC (edited)

    Wiltshire's Get Active programme has sports and activities for young people.

    Sports camps this year include athletics, cricket, dance, dodgeball, gymnastics, football and tennis. In addition, there will be multi-sport sessions offering young people a range of sports.

    These fun and inclusive camps are open to all abilities, and offer challenges, games, coaching and competitions throughout the week.

  • Article: Jul 12, 2019
    By WC (edited)

    More students will have access to specially trained mental health practitioners thanks to government funding for a new programme.

    Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group successfully bid to be part of NHS England's Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Trailblazer programme.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2019

    Leader of the Conservative group, Philip Whitehead, was appointed Leader of Wiltshire Council and Cabinet member for Finance, Procurement and Economic Development at Full Council today (9 July).

    Cllr Whitehead has represented Urchfont and The Cannings since 2013, and takes over as leader from Jane Scott, who recently stood down from the position. John Thomson also stood down from his role as Deputy Leader.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2019

    Wiltshire Council:

    Andrew Bryant, Liberal Democrat - 431

    Shaun Henley, Labour - 44

    John Knight, Independent - 246

    Khamal Reynolds, Conservative - 316

    Town Council result was:

    Denise Bates 389

    Lab 39; Ind 270; Con 324.

    Congratulations to Andrew and Denise!

  • Article: Jul 4, 2019
    By Wilts Police release

    Wiltshire Police have introduced a new way of reporting crime through the Force website.

    If you or somebody you know has been a victim of crime, or you witnessed a crime, in Wiltshire or Swindon you can now report it to Wiltshire Police online.

    Go to the force website and click on the Report button and select Crime from the menu.

    In an emergency always call 999

  • Article: Jul 2, 2019

    Cllr Philip Whitehead has been elected to succeed Jane Scott as the new leader of the Conservative group, and hence of Wiltshire Council. This will be confirmed by full council at its meeting on Tuesday. More details to follow.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2019

    An application by Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd for the installation of an underground grid connection from Northacre Industrial Estate in Westbury to the county boundary on the way to Frome, goes to the Strategic Planning Committee on Thursday June 20th. A similar application for the rest of the route has been made to Mendip DC.