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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

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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

Replacement Memorial

PRESS RELEASE

At the Full Council meeting of Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council on Thursday 9th February 2023, the Council approved a proposal for the replacement memorial at Marlowe Way, where the Poppy was previously.

 

The proposal agreed is for two “Tommy” figures to be installed on the plinth – the Council thanked all the members of the Forever Poppy Group for their hard work and determination to help deliver a suitable installation that reflects the original purpose of this memorial in our town.

 

In 2021, the Full Council approved the Forever Poppy Group, made up of local residents, to look at a replacement for the Poppy, and to start the fundraising process.

 

This followed a particularly difficult time for the town after the collapse of the original installation, that for whatever reason set resident against resident, with unnecessary exchanges on social media verging on trolling, leading to this becoming a toxic and unpleasant issue within our town.

 

The Council have now asked our Chief Officer, Mark Hopkins, to work with the Forever Poppy Group and the Grounds Team on the next steps, to agree a timescale and ensure the figures are installed correctly.

 

Will everyone like the new installation, or agree with the decision made, or feel this is the end of the matter, of course not. But, we have received a very kind offer for the new installation, the community group behind this have worked hard to get to this point, supported by residents, and we would ask that people are respectful with future comments and views.

We look forward to seeing the work completed, and something for residents and visitors to enjoy.

For more information on this press release please contact Mark Hopkins, Town Clerk on 01793 850222.

CANCELLED – Revenue & Resources Meeting

The meeting of the Revenue and Resources meeting scheduled for Thursday 2nd March 2023 has been CANCELLED.

 

 

Amenities Committee Meeting

Please see notice below

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

Amenities Committee Meeting Notice

Police and Crime Commissioner asks for public support to increase precept

Philip Wilkinson OBE, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon is looking for public support to increase the precept for 2023/2024, to ensure Wiltshire Police have the necessary resources to fight and prevent crime.

Residents are encouraged to fill out a survey with your response.

Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire Community Foundation – Grants Available

South West Enterprise Fund Grants – open for applications:

 

Full Council Meeting – Thursday 8th December 2022

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 Meeting Notice

Planning Meeting – Thursday 8th December

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 of Planning Meeting

Public Toilets at Boroughfields Shopping Centre

Two of the public toilets that were closed due to vandalism are now open. We have our contractor visiting the site this afternoon to investigate the issue of the third toilet door which will be closed until fixed.

We thank residents for their patience as we try to resolve these issues.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ALL THE PUBLIC TOILETS ARE OPEN AND WORKING AT BOROUGHFIELDS SHOPPING CENTRE.

 

Christmas Trees Delivery

 

Due to the delivery of our town’s Christmas trees, 3-way traffic lights will be in situ on Royal Wootton Bassett High Street and Station Road on Sunday 20th November 2022 from 7.00am to 10.00 am.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Photo of Christmas tree by Town Hall

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