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Royal Wootton Bassett
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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

RWB Orchestra Christmas Concert

Festive Fun for all the Family – Celebrate the Christmas Season with Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra are holding their popular Christmas Concert on Saturday December 17th. Starting at 7.00 pm in St. Bartholomew’s and All Saints Church, Royal Wootton Bassett the concert will include a wide range of well-known Christmas music, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Waltz, Mozart’s Sleigh Ride, Christmas at the Movies and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Prayer on Christmas among others. Children from local primary schools will also be performing. There will be singalong carols and mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the interval.

Tickets are £10 for adults (under 16’s free) and are available through our website: http://www.rwbo.org.uk/

The Christmas concert will be the culmination of the orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations. It follows our special 40th Anniversary Concert in October which showcased talented members of the orchestra. The music chosen highlighted the orchestra’s versatility with favourites from each decade of the orchestra’s history.

Looking ahead the orchestra will be performing in Malmesbury Abbey on April 22, 2023. The concert will feature English composers notably Parry’s Symphony 3, The English and local soloist, Sara Stagg, performing The Lark Arising by Vaughan Williams.

Nicola Ashton, RWBO’s Musical Director said, “RWBO has a fantastic future ahead. The orchestra is back to full strength after the pandemic and we’re looking forward to exciting times over the next year. We have plans to run workshops, to build exciting programmes with a mix of genres, styles and challenges – and most importantly, to keep enjoying our music making together. We welcome new players – come and join us, you will find a very warm welcome.”

For more information and to get in touch please visit our website – www.rwbo.org.uk

 

Revenue and Resources Meeting – Thursday 17th November 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.

 

Meeting notice Revenue and Resources

David Wilson Homes Public Consultation

Please see leaflet below provided by David Wilson Homes concerning their public consultation on proposed 450 homes development on land east of Royal Wootton Bassett. Please click on the images to visit their website for more information.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.

David Wilson Homes will collate the feedback received from this consultation to finalise their plans to submit to Wiltshire Council for their consideration. Wiltshire Council will undertake their own public consultation on the submitted planning application for residents / businesses to feedback / comment on.

David Wilson Homes leaflet first page

David Wilson Homes Leaflet second page

Community Tree Planting Days

Photo of volunteers taken on Sunday 20th November 2022Community Planting Power
21st November 2022

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped plant a new hedgerow around New Road Park on Sunday 20th November 2022. Glorious weather for planting and it was a fantastic example of the power of community effort. With around 30 local residents taking part, it took less than an hour to plant 400 whips and create 200m of new hedgerow!

Dave Gardner from the Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental group said “It was great to meet and chat with you all and lovely to hear your support for our project to introduce more trees and wildflower areas in our parks. I would also like to thank Justin from the council grounds who took time out of his weekend to help organise the event and who, with his colleagues will be responsible for looking after the hedgerows as it develops over the years”.

PLEASE NOTE: THE TREE PLANTING IN SHOWFIELD PLANNED FOR SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE PLANTING AREA BECOMING WATER LOGGED AFTER THE RECENT RAINS.

Please see poster below. Residents who wish to be involved or need more information, please contact the Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental Trust by emailing: trees@rwbenvironment.org or leave a message on their facebook page.

 

Amenities Meeting – Thursday 10th November 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.

Amenities meeting notice

Remembrance Services 2022

Please see notice below regarding Remembrance Services taking place in Royal Wootton Bassett; Armistice Day on Friday 11th November 2022 and Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 13th November 2022.

Information on Temporary Road Closure and diversion map for Sunday 13th November 2022 please click here. Please can all vehicles leave the High Street before 1pm. We regret it will not be possible for vehicles to leave or access the High Street after 2pm.

For bus information on Sunday 13th November 2022 please click here.

Remembrance Services 2022 Poster

Recycling Area – Boroughfields

The Recycling area in Boroughfields car park has been reduced, please below information received from Sainsburys.

Please be aware that if you are leaving your recycling at the side of the bins rather than putting it in the bins, this is classed as fly tipping and you will be prosecuted by Wiltshire Council. CCTV is in operation in the area.

For your information, the car park is owned by WILTSHIRE COUNCI, however the recycling area is the responsibility of Sainsburys.

Upcoming Recycling changes notice

Latest Town Council News

Latest Town Council News

At the Full Council meeting held on Thursday 13th October 2022, Councillors voted to co-opt Katherine Wilson onto the Council for the vacancy in the East Ward. Members received presentations from 3 candidates before casting their votes.

At the same meeting, a working party was set up with Councillors Paul Heaphy, Andrew Matthews and Carole Tan to discuss a possible event for the King’s Coronation next May. The group will be meeting in 2 weeks’ time where they will discuss ideas and propose a budget to the next meeting of the Revenue & Resources committee on Thursday 17th November 2022. More information on this will come soon.

The Town Council are continuing to invest in community safety. Three CCTV cameras were no longer compatible and have now been replaced using monies received via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which is money received via Wiltshire Council as the local planning authority, from new development in the town to contribute towards delivering necessary infrastructure.

Residents will have seen the crossing works near to the War Memorial have now been completed by Wiltshire Council, in time for the Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November 2022 at 2pm. As part of the pedestrian signals upgrade scheme, Wiltshire Council agreed to the funding and installing of new cycle racks near to Oscars Grill and the bike shop. This initiative was driven by a working group of Councillors who wanted to find suitable areas to provide more bicycle parking on the High Street.

Please keep an eye out on social media and the website for further updates. The working party for the King’s Coronation will be reaching out to local businesses and residents to join in with the planning.

For further information, please contact the Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council office on 01793 850222.

Full Council [Extraordinary] Meeting 25 10 22

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

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