All posts by Jennie Beale

PARKING ON PAVEMENTS AND VERGES

May we appeal to drivers to consider pedestrians and buggy users when parking on the roadside.  The incidence of vehicles obstructing pavements is happening more and more often in the Village. Whilst it is appreciated that on road parking is nearly at saturation point and that the roads are narrow in places, it is inconsiderate and unacceptable  to park in such a way that pedestrians and buggy users are forced into the road.

Please think before parking on the pavement!

Don’t Be Fooled by Fake Wiltshire Council Calls

Reports are being received of a man calling local residents  claiming to be from Wiltshire /Council and conducting a survey about an accident the person they have ‘phoned has had.  Treat such calls with suspicion. For more information go to http://bradfordonavon.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk.news/don’t-be-fooled-by-fake-wiltshire-council-call/.

Wessex Water – Contact Number for reporting problems

At the recent Parish Council meeting Mr. Martin Tidman, Wessex Water, stressed the need for members of the public to report any problems to them to help ensure that they provide a good service.  The number to ring is 0345 600 4 600.  He also spoke about the problems caused by wet wipes being flushed away – about 80% of all blockages in sewers are caused by wet wipes and talks are ongoing with manufacturers for packaging to be relabelled.  In the meantime, be aware that many products labelled ‘flushable’ are not and they are causing huge problems for the water companies.

My Wiltshire App

The My Wiltshire App is available to members of the public wishing to report a problem – e.g. a street light that isn’t working, fly tipping, a pot hole, etc.  It can be downloaded from the Wiltshire Council website and is very easy to use.

If you would prefer to report things to me, I am still happy to pass your request to Wiltshire Council.

GREEN WASTE BINS

Until recently all green waste bins supplied by Wiltshire Council in West Wiltshire were 240 litre capacity, however, the new bins now being supplied are 180 litre in line with the size of  bins in other parts of the County.  The charge for green waste collection is the same for all sizes.  The reduction in the size of the bins is not shown on the Wiltshire Council website when ordering a new one.