DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR TOWN COUNCIL
Royal Wootton Bassett have had a double success in the last few days which they hope will benefit their local residents enormously. The Council have now been confirmed as sole trustee of the Memorial Hall in the town which is run for the benefit of community groups and is currently being used by Health Services. Chairman of the Revenue and Resources Committee Cllr Steve Bucknell said ‘this is a great step forward for us and we are already looking at making some improvements to the hall and to potentially recruitment a Caretaker’. The hall is very popular in the town and had previously been run by volunteers who have now handed it to the Town Council to provide events and activities.
The councils second success has been to obtain funding from the Department for Works and Pensions via the Kick Start Scheme which will provide the council with funding to take on 4 new members of staff for the council on a six month contract, at no cost. The grant will also provide additional funding to provide recognized training and equipment for these staff for up to 25 hours per week. Mayor of the council Cllr Nic Hughes said ‘this is great news for us especially at this time when people are losing their jobs. The funding will allow us to take on local people who may need re-training in the hope that we can turn these posts into full time positions with the council so we will be providing some additional local employment.
Royal Wootton Bassett have recently employed a new Town Clerk Mr Steve Nash who applied for this funding and who has already been discussing new opportunities with Councillors and staff which will benefit the town. Mr Nash is keen to meet with local residents and business people to ensure they are receiving the support they need.
For further information please contact Steve Nash, Town Clerk on email@example.com or 01793 850222 during office hours.