General Notices

Update on Salisbury Plain Fire

We are supporting our partners and monitoring air quality levels as they deal with issues arising from the smoke from the Salisbury Plain Fire. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has published the following information below including advice from Public Health England. Smoke from the on-going fire on the Salisbury Plain impact area has been … Continue reading Update on Salisbury Plain Fire

Safety Warning On Use Of Bioethanol Fires

  Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding owners of bioethanol real flame fires to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using them. Firefighters were recently called to a blaze which started when a bioethanol fire was used outside under a sun parasol. Station Manager Dave Geddes, who attended the incident, said: “The … Continue reading Safety Warning On Use Of Bioethanol Fires

Better plastic recycling service comes into force 30th July

On 30th July, Wiltshire Council's new contract with Hills Waste Solutions begins. This means that Wiltshire residents will be able to recycle more plastic materials in their blue bins from that date, including: Plastic pots, tubs and trays Drink and food cartons. Effectively, this means that in addition to the current plastic bottles and cardboard, … Continue reading Better plastic recycling service comes into force 30th July

History Centre Summer Events

The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre have a really great programme of events coming up this summer: Churchwardens' Accounts - Tuesday 17 July 10.30am Explore this wonderful source for local and family history, which includes details of goods and services bought by the church, (giving names of local officials and suppliers), and the names of … Continue reading History Centre Summer Events

Wildfire Warning After Heatwave Is Forecast

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland and open spaces during this warmer weather, as the heatwave the UK is experiencing means a heightened risk of wildfires. DWFRS Wildfire Tactical Advisor Andy Elliott said: “With a period of hot, dry weather being forecast, we would urge people … Continue reading Wildfire Warning After Heatwave Is Forecast

Recycle more plastic in blue bins from July 30th

Great news! We'll soon be able to recycle even more plastics and cartons in our blue-lidded bin! Wiltshire Council have announced that from 30th July 2018, the materials that people can recycle at home from the kerbside is changing. In addition to cardboard and plastic bottles, people will be able to recycle food and drink … Continue reading Recycle more plastic in blue bins from July 30th

Think you might like to be a Councillor? Deadline Monday 25th June 2018

We have now received notification to proceed with co-option for the post left vacant by the resignation of Graeme Collins. Applications for the vacancy of Councillor for Keevil Parish Council should made to the Clerk: Mr Richard Mills 39 Lower Road Bratton Wiltshire BA13 4RQ The closing date for this application is 25th June 2018

Electoral review of Wiltshire Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is currently conducting an electoral review of Wiltshire Council. This will first determine the overall council size, followed by determination of the shape of electoral divisions. Wiltshire Council made a submission to the LGBCE arguing that the most appropriate council size moving forward was 99, an increase … Continue reading Electoral review of Wiltshire Council

Last Chance To Have Your Say On Rural Crime And Policing In Wiltshire

There are just a few days left for rural communities to have their say on crime and policing where they live. The National Rural Crime Survey comes to an end on 10 June and is asking key questions to ensure the voice of the countryside is heard. Do you think rural crime has gone up … Continue reading Last Chance To Have Your Say On Rural Crime And Policing In Wiltshire