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Royal Wootton Bassett
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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

Picnic in the Park

You are welcome to picnic in any of our parks, we kindly request that visitors adhere to our few house rules, please see poster for more details.

Poster of Picnic in the Park for Sunday 7th May 2023

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.

Photo of Carpet Bedding by Kingsley Avenue

Coronation Coin

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council is 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.

First photo of King Charles III Coronation coin; second photo of Noremarsh School children holding their coins; third photo of Wootton Bassett Infants School children with their coins.

Photo of Royal Wootton Bassett Coronation Coin for King Charles III Photo of Noremarsh School Children holding their coronation coin Photo of Wootton Bassett Infants School children  holding their Coronation coin

Jubilee Lake Nature Trail Launch

On a gloriously sunny Thursday 20th April 2023 the Town Council launched the ‘new look’ Nature Trail at the lake, thanks to local artist Marilyn Trew (designer) and local business Hulbert and Woodall (supplier). A select group of children from three local schools came along to try out the trail, which they thoroughly enjoyed. When they finished their walk the children were treated to refreshments kindly provided by the Jubilee Lake Cafe, from their new look cafe (open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-3pm; Thursdays to Sundays 10am-4pm).

The Town Council would like to thank all those involved in the re-launch and setting up of this nature trail.

See photos taken on the day:

Photo of Entrance Board Photo of new Conservation Board Photo of Mayor, artist and guests on the day Photo of Cupcakes Photo of Jubilee Lake Cafe

Full Council – Extraordinary Meeting 25 04 23

Please see notice below

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

Full Council Extraordinary Meeting Notice

Annual Town Meeting 25th April 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.

Annual Town Meeting 25 04 23

Kings Coronation

 

Town Crier Coronation Cry on Saturday 6th May 2023

 

CORONATION CRY
4th May 2023

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

GOD SAVE THE KING.

 

PICNIC IN THE PARK
5th May 2023

Residents are welcome to picnic in any of our parks on Sunday 7th May 2023. We kindly request that visitors adhere to the few house rules.

 

CORONATION COIN
5th May 2023

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council is 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
5th May 2023

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

 

KINGS CORONATION
22nd March 2023

The events to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place over the Coronation Weekend between Saturday 6th May and Monday 8th May 2023.

In Royal Wootton Bassett
As a Royal Town we had hoped to host a Coronation Party in the High Street, closing the road for the day, and having entertainment, fairground-rides, food stalls and the involvement of community groups. We are grateful to several groups and clubs who came forward and wanted to be involved.

From the feedback and comments, we have received at the Town Council, and the limited number of volunteers who have come forward to help, there does not seem to be the appetite for such an event, many residents preferring to host their own street parties, or take advantage of the extra Bank Holiday weekend. In total we only had 13 residents who kindly offered to volunteer at the event, alongside our Town Councillors and Council Team.

Community groups, clubs and events rely on the willingness of residents to get involved and offer their time, without this support then events cannot be run safely. At the Town Council we would like to start to build up a bank of volunteers, “Team Bassett”, that we can call on for events, including ensuring our Christmas Light event each December can take place. If you want to add your name, please email enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

So what is happening?
Many of the pubs and restaurants are planning their own events, so there will be plenty going on across the town, which is great to hear, and I am sure there will be more information to follow, including a Sing for the King event at St Bartholomew’s Church.

Our parks and open spaces may be an ideal spot for you to get together with friends, family and neighbours, and have a picnic, and we would love to see these areas being used for this weekend of celebrations, of course please do take your litter home.
Please follow the website below for all the details about the Coronation Weekend and planning your own Big Lunch.

With support from business sponsors and the Town Council, commemoration coins will be given out at all Primary Schools across the town. And the Coronation flag will fly during that period.

Nationally, the weekend events include;

Saturday 6th May
The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey
The Coronation Service will take place on the morning of Saturday, 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. The Coronation is a solemn religious service, as well as an occasion for celebration and pageantry.

Sunday 7th May
The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle
On Sunday, 7th May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle. Produced, staged and broadcast live by the BBC and BBC Studios, the Coronation Concert will bring global music icons and contemporary stars together in celebration of the historic occasion.

The Coronation Big Lunch
Neighbours and communities across the United Kingdom are invited to share food and fun together at Coronation Big Lunches on Sunday 7th May 2023, in a nationwide act of celebration and friendship. From a cup of tea with a neighbour to a street party, a Coronation Big Lunch brings the celebrations to your neighbourhood and is a great way to get to know your community a little better.

Monday 8th May
The Big Help Out
The Big Help Out will be held on Monday, 8th May 2023 and is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom. The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation.

https://www.royal.uk/coronation-weekend

https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com

 

Brynards Hill Country Park

Following a recent meeting between Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and Wain Homes Severn Valley Ltd, the council received a written offer from Wain Homes Severn Valley Ltd on the 26th January 2023, about the transfer of ownership of the Country Park on Brynards Hill to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.

At the Full Council meeting on Thursday 9th February 2023, the offer was discussed and the Council confirmed interest in taking ownership of the Country Park.

The Council made it very clear that any discussions or agreement about the Country Park with Wain Homes Severn Valley Ltd does not indicate any support to the ongoing planning application for further development on part of that site, and the appeal process with Wiltshire Council that starts on the 28th March 2023.

The Council agreed to delegate authority to Chief Officer, Mark Hopkins, to progress discussions with Wain Homes Severn Valley Ltd and agree Heads of Terms with a view to a decision at a future Full Council meeting, which is anticipated to be once the outcome of the appeal process is known.

Climate and Ecological Emergency

Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental Trust Logo
ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST – CLICK ON IMAGE TO VISIT WEBSITE

At the Full Council meeting of Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council on Thursday 9th February 2023, the Council approved a new Climate and Environmental Policy, the working group change of name to Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group, together with an updated terms of reference.

The policy recognises that the Town Council must act on the causes and impacts of climate change, accepts that it needs to work with the community to develop and implement actions that are effective and achievable in reducing and mitigating the environment and ecological effects of climate change.

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group is made of Councillors, officers and community groups working together to assist and advise on climate and environmental matters affecting the town.

 

 

 

Council Meetings

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

Notice of Council meeting

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