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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Local Groups receive Grant Aid

Four community groups in Royal Wootton Bassett have received a financial helping hand from Royal Wootton Bassett Town Councillors after successfully applying for Grant Aid.

The Royal Wootton Bassett Town Rotary received £200.00 to provide an afternoon where Senior Citizens of the town are provided with a high-quality Tea Party and musical entertainment. The organisation and manning of the event will be run by Rotary Club members and supporters.

The Bassett in Bloom Community Group received £200.00 to help towards the annual competition costs. Bassett in Bloom is a free annual gardening competition for all residents of Royal Wootton Bassett.

The Royal Wootton Bassett (Men’s) Shed received £800.00 to help towards the costs of helping the community with various projects and to sustain the shed. The group have been involved with many projects, to list a few; refurbished high street benches and memorial garden benches, built planters for schools. They continue to offer their many skillsets within our local community.

The Royal Wootton Bassett Petanque Club received £800.00 to help towards introducing the game of Petanque, commonly called Boules, to children at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. The grant is required to purchase twenty-five sets to give a variety of sizes for the children to choose from.

If you would like more information about Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council’s Grant Aid, including how to apply, you can download a copy from our website or email enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk or call the Town Council office on 01793 850222.

Tree Pollarding

Tree Pollarding.
There will be a temporary traffic controlled road closure on Sunday 3rd March from 7.30am – 4pm whilst the tree works are being carried out along the High Street hill (Mount Pleasant). This will be from, the Infants School to just before the Waggon and Horses pub. 1 side of the road will remain open whilst works are carried out and then vise versa as they do the trees on the other side.
Delays may be expected.

Sea Cadets in Royal Wootton Bassett

Sea Cadets in Royal Wootton Bassett are at risk of CLOSURE. The group has been going for nearly 40 years and are looking for new members to join their Board of Trustees. For more information, please read the letter below.

Wiltshire Council New Parking Charges from Monday 19th November 2018

Wiltshire Council has advised that new parking arrangements will come into force on the 19th November 2018.

Parking Charges on Sundays have been suspended until further notice, as advised by Wiltshire Council Parking Services. However, charges still apply for Bank/ Public Holiday parking, so please check the pay and display notices in the Car Parks in BoroughFields and Wood Street.

Season Ticket charges will also rise. However, following feedback from the Traffic Regulation Order consultation this will be phased over two years, to mitigate a “one off” increase. New charges will not be made until the expiry date on season tickets after November. Hence customers purchasing annual season tickets in October 2018 will not see an increase until October 2019. With that increase being the lower phased charge for a first year season ticket.

Residential Permits are changing, but not at the 2017 consulted charges. It has been decided to reduce the proposed charges to the below:

  • £50 for the first permit and £70 for the second permit (at the same address) in limited waiting zones; and
  • £80 for the first permit and £100 for the second permit (at the same address) in residents’ only zones

The Town Council wrote to Wiltshire Council in March and June 2018 in relation to the increase in charges, please click to view their response.

Councillor Bridget Wayman

Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member – Highways, Transport and Waste

Wiltshire Council’s Traffic Survey Results; Noremarsh Road & Bath Road

‘FOR INFORMATION: Please see Wiltshire Council’s Traffic Survey Results from metro counts undertaken on Noremarsh and Bath Road this year. If you require further information, please use the following contacts:

For Community Speed Watch (CSW) teams and information:
Sarah Holden sarah.holden@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

For other traffic survey information needs to be discussed and approved by the Area Highways Teams:
centralhighways@wiltshire.gov.uk  (Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Chippenham, Corsham)
northernhighways@wiltshire.gov.uk  (Calne, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Pewsey, Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade)
southernhighways@wiltshire.gov.uk  (South West Wiltshire, Southern Wiltshire, Salisbury, Amesbury, Tidworth)

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL FINE ISSUED FOR FLY TIPPING AT SAINSBURYS CAR PARK

Wiltshire Council stepped up its fight against fly-tipping by catching and fining an illegal dumper.

A Swindon man was fined £400 after CCTV captured him emptying a van-load of rubbish at Sainsbury’s car park in Royal Wootton Bassett.

The plumbing business he works for was also issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice for failing to produce a waste carrier’s licence.

The supermarket car park has become a black-spot for fly-tipping. Wiltshire Council’s enforcement team has issued three fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping at the location this year.

The site is owned by Wiltshire Council but leased to Sainsbury’s which is responsible for clearing litter and waste in the car park.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for waste, said: “There is no hiding place for fly-tippers in the county.

“My message to selfish, anti-social people who dump their rubbish for others to clear up is simple: we will catch you and fine you.

“We are committed to the crackdown on waste crime.

“It costs taxpayers and landowners millions every year in clean-up costs.

“It is a significant blight on our environment. Fixed penalty notices are a vital tool in combating this illegal activity”.

Residents can report fly-tipping online or by calling 0300 456 0100.

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