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We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

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Bevirs Law mark Town Clerks long service to Royal Wootton Bassett

Bevirs Law mark Town Clerks long service to Royal Wootton Bassett

Bevirs Law are to plant an Oak tree on Marlowe Way this autumn, in Royal Wootton Bassett to mark the 30+ years of service given to the town by recently retired Town Clerk, Johnathan Bourne.

Mr Bourne who retired this July from his long-standing role, will have his service recognised with the planting of the Oak Tree as a gift, for which all costs will be covered by Bevirs Law in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Johnathan Bourne who had been looking forward to taking a step away from the day to day work of a busy town council, will now carry his understanding of the ins and outs of council business over to his part time role as a tutor for De Montfort University, where he can pass on his experience and wisdom to the next generation of council officers and future executives.

Ground staff on the Town Council have visited the site close to the location of the Poppy to ensure that the tree planting will ensure that any future replacement will not be disturbed by the commemorative Oak tree.

Councillor Nic Hughes, Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett said: “This gift seems a very fitting tribute to Johnathan as both the positive impacts of his service and this tree should be with us for many years to come. I and the whole Town council wish Johnathan a long and successful retirement, and would like to thank Bevirs Law for this kind and thoughtful gesture”.

Sonyia Woolnough, Partner at Bevirs Law said: “I have been very privileged  to  work with Johnathan for many years and thought that an oak tree  would be a fitting way of  celebrating  his  calm professionalism, public service and untiring commitment to his duties”.

Photo of Johnathan Bourne, retired Town Clerk

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order Consultation

Please see press notice below in respect of proposed Traffic Regulation Order amendments for Garraways, High Mead and Roebuck Close which is open to consultation. Please see the notice on how to reply to Wiltshire Council with your comments. Closing date is 16 November 2020.

The documents related to this proposal are as follows:

Press Notice
Order Amendment
Reasons for Amendment
Map of proposed restrictions – Garraways
Map of proposed restrictions – Garraways, High Mead and Roebuck Close

Press Notice on public consultation for proposed traffic regulation order amendments for Garraways, High Mead and Roebuck Close

Manor House

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council purchases Manor House.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council is pleased to announce its recent purchase of the Manor House from Wiltshire Council, which is located next to Royal Wootton Bassett Police Station. The Town Council’s focus is to re-develop the building to make it an essential part of public services for the future to come.

The building was once used by the Quartermasters Regiment in the Second World War, home to Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural District Council, Social Services and The Magistrates Courts.

Having spent the last decade as individual offices, the Manor House will undergo re-development which will provide a new Town Council office with a purpose built Council Chamber, and much needed dedicated community space with storage, an exhibition room and facilities for youth services.

Plans are now being created by professional architects which aim to deliver a modern, efficient and greener building.

Councillor Nic Hughes, Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council said:

 “Manor House is a major investment for Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, which will offer a multi-functional facility to our staff and our residents.  The space available in the building will allow us a huge amount of flexibility in the services that we can offer and provide a real Community Hub for our townsfolk.”

Pavement Parking: options for change

The UK Government are keen to hear views from the public about some options to help local authorities to tackle the problem of pavement parking.

The Department of Transport have identified 3 options for consideration and kindly request members of the public to respond via an online survey, download the response form and email, or to email directly.

For more information on the consultation and to access the survey or form, please visit the Government website.

The closing date for the consultation is Saturday 22 November 2020.

Wiltshire Council Library – Boroughfields

Wiltshire Council are continuing their phased approach to reopening libraries in the county. From Monday 21st September 2020 Royal Wootton Bassett, Westbury and Melksham libraries are open and, on 28 September, Malmesbury library will open. To find out more on services provided please click on the following link:

Click for opening times.

Whilst the toilets are closed in the library, visitors can use the town council run public toilets which are located behind the dry cleaners in Boroughfields.

Wednesday Market – 23 September 2020

We announced the Town Pantry return to our market but have recently learnt from Jo that she has secured a unit in Apsley House and so her last day on the market will be this week on the 23rd September, with their normal trading hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm. We wish her well for the future, though she will be missed on the market. Please visit the Town Pantry facebook page for their latest news.

Our market traders are always pleased to see their regulars and are happy to meet and serve new customers. May we kindly remind all who visit our market to abide by the government guidelines of social distancing and wearing of masks where appropriate.

Please shop local, to ensure the market and High Street remain a vital part of our community.

Area Board Boundary Review

Wiltshire Council are running a public consultation on the Area Board Boundary Review. It will run from 10 September to 31 October 2020. For more information, please see briefing note below.

Please click on the image to access the online survey.


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