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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

Revenue & Resources Meeting – Thursday 29th June 2023

Please see notice below:

Residents can view the Agenda and Supporting Documents for the meeting on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Notice to electors of Revenue and Resources meeting for Thursday 29th June 2023

Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall AGM – Wednesday 21st June 2023

Please see notice below for Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall AGM meeting:

Residents can view the Agenda and Appendices for the meeting on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page

Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall Annual General Meeting Notice for 21st June 2023

Amenities Meeting – Thursday 15th June 2023

Please see notice below

Residents can view the Agendas and Appendices for the meetings on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Notice for Amenities Meeting on Thursday 15th June 2023

Vandalism at Boroughfield Toilets

Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Police would like to speak to the men pictured in connection with criminal damage caused to the toilets at Borough Fields Shopping Centre in Royal Wootton Bassett. The doors have been kicked multiple times causing damage to the locks which cost approximately £350 to replace each time.

If you can help, call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230051228.

Photograph of Suspect A Photograph of Suspect B

 

Pride Month

Following a short delay while our flag pole was repaired, the Pride flag is now flying in Royal Wootton Bassett……..

Flying the Pride flag for Pride Month – June 2023

At the Full Council Meeting on Thursday 14th July 2022, the Council was asked to approve a request made by Councillors Steve Bucknell and Andrew Matthews to purchase a Pride flag to fly on the High Street flagpole during Pride month, which is in June every year. It was RESOLVED to approve the purchase of a Pride flag and to fly it on the High Street flagpole during Pride month.

The Pride flag that will be flown in Royal Wootton Bassett during the month of June 2023 is the inclusive redesign of the Progress Pride flag, by Valentino Vecchietti. This design includes the pink, white, and blue stripes representing the trans community, brown and black stripes for people of colour in the LGBTQIA+ community, and the yellow and purple to represent those in the intersex community.

This is the first year that Royal Wootton Bassett has flown the Pride flag and, as with the other flags that are flown throughout the year, it is done to show support and solidarity with the community that flag represents.

The choice of the Progress Pride flag, therefore, is purposely reflective of the broad spectrum of identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and is intended to demonstrate support for all those within, and beyond, Royal Wootton Bassett.

The current flagpole contract allows for the Union flag, flag of St George, and the Royal Wootton Bassett Town flag to be flown. The Council was asked to approve that the following flags be added to the schedule within the flagpole contract; Pride flag, Commonwealth flag, Merchant Navy flag, Falklands flag, and Armed Forces flag.

It was RESOLVED to approve the above but to also include the following wording in the contract: “any national flags to show support to a country in conflict”.

Schedule of order of flags to be flown in June;
Thursday 1st June 2023 – Pride flag and Town flag
Saturday 24th June 2023 – Armed Forces flag
Sunday 25th June 2023 – Pride flag and Town flag
Saturday 1st July 2023 – Ukraine flag and Town flag

Photo of Pride and Town Flag flying June 2023

Graffiti

The notice board under the Town Hall was damaged with graffiti earlier this week; this criminal damage has been reported to the police, and any CCTV images shared. The Grounds Team have now cleaned and repaired the notice board, costing additional money and taking resources away from other activities.

If anyone recognises the tag, or knows who vandalised the notice board, please contact the police via 101 or 101-online, or contact the Town Council on 01793 850222.

Photograph of Town Hall Notice board

Planning Committee Meeting – Thursday 1st June 2023

Please see notice below for next Planning Committee meeting:

Residents can view the Agenda and Appendices for the meeting on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Notice of Planning Meeting for 1st June 2023 starting at 6.30pm at Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club

Full Council Meeting – Thursday 25th May 2023

Please see notice below:

Residents can view the Agendas and Appendices for the meetings on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Mayor Making 2023

Please see notice below:

Residents can view the Agendas and Appendices for the meetings on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Mayor Making 2023 Poster

 

Coronation of King Charles III

We hope everyone enjoyed the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023 and the many events that took place over this special weekend. We were blessed with lovely sunshine on Sunday 7th May 2023 and hope residents who either held their Big Lunch on their street, or were able to use one of our parks to bring friends and family together had a great time. Below shows what the Council arranged in celebration of this special occasion.

May we wish King Charles III a long and peaceful reign.

Town Crier Coronation Cry on Saturday 6th May 2023CORONATION CRY

At 9.30am on Saturday 6th May 2023, Owen Collier, Town Crier stood by the Town Hall and performed the special commemorative cry written following a competition among town criers, copy shown, to celebrate King Charles III coronation. Check out our facebook to see a video of his cry.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

CORONATION COIN

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council was pleased to present all primary school children in the town with their own Commemorative Coin for King Charles III Coronation. With special thanks to our sponsors; Robin’s Dairy and Awdry Bailey & Douglas.

CORONATION CARPET BEDDING

Carpet bedding, by Kinglsey Avenue, planted by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council grounds team in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III.

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