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!
A resident has expressed concern about the speed at which traffic travels through The Midlands. Please can we appeal to drivers to exercise care, especially on the two sharp bends at either end of the road where numerous ‘near misses’ have been witnessed.
Residents using vans and large trailers at household recycling centres in Wiltshire will require a permit from 5th September 2016. For more detailed information email Martin.Litherhead@wiltshire.gov.uk or Vicki.Harris@wiltshire.gov.uk
The September meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 15th September in the ground floor room of the Village Hall, and not on 22nd September as previously advised.
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/.
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.
Wiltshire Council is, once again, considering stopping this invaluable service. There is a petition running to save it which people are urged to sign. This can be accessed at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ruh-hopper. Even if you signed the previous petition it is important that you sign this one as well,
Thrings, Solicitors, are holding an exhibition re proposals for a residential development at Manor Farm, Holt on Monday 26th October 2015 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm at the URC Hall.
The Parish Council does not have a formal view on this proposal: it will be considered once a planning application has been received,
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.
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.