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  • St James Bratton
    Article: Sep 12, 2019
    By Ellen Nicholson

    I was sad to receive a message on Tuesday 10th September triaged from the local Police community coordiinator concerning the theft of lead from the Church roof in Bratton. The theft happened sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning. The estimated expenditure to replace the lead is going to run into many tens of thousands of pounds and residents are understandably angry.

  • Innox Mills
    Article: Sep 12, 2019
    By John Baker in Wiltshire Times

    THE Mayor of Trowbridge, Cllr David Cavill, has today welcomed plans to build 300 new homes and create scores of new jobs close to the town centre.

    Residents will get the chance to see the plans when London-based property developers Innox Mills Ltd host a public exhibition from 3pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday at Trowbridge Civic Centre showcasing their draft proposals for the former Bowyers site.

  • Ethandune by-election Lib Dem council candidate Alan Rankin
    Article: Sep 11, 2019
    In Gazette and Herald
  • Northacre Renewable Energy Proposal
    Article: Sep 10, 2019
    In White Horse News

    WESTBURY Town Council is carrying on its fight against the controversial waste plant on Northacre Industrial Estate reports the White Horse News this week.

    The plant received planning permission despite strong opposition locally - but still needs an environmental permit from the Environment Agency in order to operate. And the town council say it will lobby to prevent this.

  • Wiltshire Climate Change Meeting
    Article: Sep 9, 2019

    Dont forget there will be a climate change workshop on the 11th September in Trowbridge. This is designed to let us all consider and shape the response to Wiltshire County Councils motion on climate emergency. Full details are on the poster attached.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Ticket only (no cost):


    Holy Trinity Church


    Wed 11 Sep 2019,

    7:30PM - 9:30PM

  • Changes to kerbside recycling in Wiltshire
    Article: Sep 9, 2019
    In Spire News

    At the moment glass, tins and cans all go into one black box for collection, with paper, cardboard and plastic put in a blue bin for fortnightly collection.

    However from as early as next February, what they call a 'co-mingled collection' are set to begin.

    This will see paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, pots, tubs, cans and food and drink cartons dropped into the blue lidded bin, leaving just glass in the black box.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019

    A planning application has gone in for a new 'Community Policing Hub' on the site of the old training centre on The Avenue.

    The current copshop on Station Road, described as 'one of the oldest and most dilapidated buildings on the police estate', would be sold.

    The new facility would simply re-use the training centre building and car park, with a few changes to the structure plus the installation of a perimeter fence. The building would be in use 24 hours a day, with officers working in shifts.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2019
    By Ellen Nicholson

    In response to the article, South West Wiltshire MP urgeing colleagues to back PM on Brexit Plans, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Ellen Nicholson wrote the following response to the article in the Wiltshire Times and sent to the Wiltshire Times editors letters.

    "Sir, I read the article from South West Wiltshire's current MP Dr Murrison with incredulity today.

  • Ellen Nicholson and Jo Swinson
    Article: Aug 27, 2019
    By Amy Pantall in Wiltshire Times

    SOUTH West Wiltshire's Lib Dem MP candidate Ellen Nicholson has said she would prioritise social care and environment issues in parliament.

    Ms Nicholson has worked in public sector as a University lecturer, educator and registered nurse, specialising in Primary Care.

    She said: "I believe voters need people who understand the challenges of everyday life, rather than career politicians.