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  • Article: Mar 19, 2019

    Real Madrid, one of the world's best football clubs, is giving young English football players the opportunity to experience top-class coaching this summer.

    The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic will be at the Nadder Centre, Tisbury from 26-30 August.

    Coaching sessions will be available to boys and girls aged 6-16 of any footballing ability. The once-in-a-lifetime experience offers an educational programme with top quality coaching, both on and off the pitch.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019

    20mph speed limits are to be introduced to Studley Green and Drynham. Wiltshire Council wants to increase road safety and reduce vehicle intimidation in the areas. Here's a list of the roads affected:

    Alderton Way

    Ashmead

    Ashmead Court

    Baydon Close

    Blair Road

    Buckleaze Close

    Burderop Close

    Burnett Road

    Campion Drive

    Carlton Row

    Cheverell Close

    Chirton Place

    Clydesdale Close

    Collingbourne Close

    Dunford Close

    Dursley Road

    Eastview Road

    Elcombe Close

    Elmdale Road

    Everleigh Close

    Frampton Court

    Gainsborough Rise

    Glebe Road

    Harmony Place

    Inglesham Close

    Liddington Way

    Lockeridge Close

    Lydiard Way

    Mallow Close

    Manton Close

    Marden Walk

    New Road

    Pembroke Close

    Ramsbury Walk

    Rutland Crescent

    Shrewton Close

    Sorrell Close

    Southview Road

    Speedwell Close

    Stanton Close

    Summerleaze

    Talbot Road

    The Croft

    Westfield Close

    Westfield Road

    White Horse Close

    Wilcot Close

    Wilton Drive

    Woodborough Close

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019

    In the council report he's known as 'Adult D'. Let's call him John, because he was a man, and men have names.

    In the winter of 2017 John went to hospital suffering alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Because no support was available he was discharged. He was told to avoid the withdrawal symptoms by continuing his drinking.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019
    By Your WC

    Wiltshire's three new Members of the Youth Parliament have been announced: Aanya Verma (Wiltshire West), Declan Kiely (Wiltshire North), and Heather Newton (Wiltshire East) took up their term of office on 1 March.

    This year five candidates stood for election in Wiltshire.

    The British Youth Parliament provides opportunities for those aged 11 to 18 to use their voice to bring about social change through representation and campaigning.

  • Article: Mar 11, 2019

    The drastic cuts to funding for disability friendship clubs, which Wiltshire Council's beleagured administration proudly announced last month, have now been postponed at least until next year. This follows an outcry from those affected and their supporters. The responsible cabinet member, Jerry Wickham, said: "I very much regret the upset this has caused to the users and staff at the clubs and I extend my apologies."

  • Article: Mar 7, 2019

    Here's a press release about another nasty cut by Wiltshire's Tory administration. It's been issued to counteract what they see as adverse publicity about the community clubs. Note the usual trick of pretending the 50% cut will actually make things better.

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  • Article: Feb 28, 2019

    Recommendations to exempt cars from being charged to drive in the proposed clean air zone in Bath are being made to Bath and North East Somerset councillors.

    The cabinet meeting on March 5th will consider two options for reducing high levels of air pollution in the city, which the Government says must happen 'in the shortest possible time' and by 2021 at the latest.

  • Article: Feb 27, 2019

    Yesterday Wiltshire Council passed a motion acknowledging that there's a climate emergency. Almost everyone in the chamber accepted the reality of runaway climate change, and much of the debate centred around whether or not we should be using big scary words like 'emergency', or doing the usual public sector routine of observing, monitoring, and putting off doing anything useful.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2019
    By Your WC

    The review into Wiltshire's political boundaries has moved a step forward and people are being invited to have their say

    The Boundary Commission has published its draft recommendation which proposes Wiltshire should continue to have 98 councillors.

    The commission has today (5 February) launched a 10-week public consultation on the recommendations that will end on 15 April. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on the new divisions, boundaries and division names.

  • Article: Jan 30, 2019
    By Your WC (edited to remove excessive verbiage)

    The improvement works will start on February 4 to introduce traffic signals at Farmers Roundabout on the A350. The signals have been designed to improve traffic flow and reduce delays. The work should be completed by October.

    Wiltshire Council is working closely with its contractor Dyer & Butler to plan the sequence of work to minimise disruption - although there will be delays as traffic management and lane closures will be required. .