What wonderful news that Salisbury has been voted the best place to live in the Country by Sunday Times readers. The City has had such a difficult year but Councillor Pauline Church and her Wiltshire Council Recovery Team have done an excellent (and award winning) job of getting the City back on its feet. This is being helped by ambitious plans from Wiltshire Council for development in the City as well as attracting national events to Salisbury. The Council have produced a draft masterplan for the redevelopment of The Maltings and Central Car Park. It is also great to hear that businesses and organisations have shown their support for our Armed Forces by becoming sponsors and partners of this summer’s Armed Forces Day National Event being held in Salisbury. The city is hosting the national event that honours and celebrates the Armed Forces, and veterans, and says thank you for all they do to protect us and keep our country safe. Armed Forces Day is traditionally marked across the UK on the last Saturday in June, this year it is 29 June. This year the event is being extended to three days from 28 to 30 June at Hudson’s Field with a military parade in the city centre on the Saturday morning. Veterans and residents are urged to come and support our Armed Forces over the three day period of celebration in Salisbury.

In other areas of the County there is also positive news and helpful intervention from Wiltshire Council. The future of the North Wilts Rivers Route, a predominantly traffic-free cycling, walking and running path that links Chippenham to Calne, looks assured after Wiltshire Council reached agreement with the multiple landowners, who own sections of the route, to renew leases for the next five years. This is really good news for locals who value the route. In Devizes the long running saga of the future of the market place has finally been resolved to the satisfaction of all those involved. Initially there were plans to use the Market Place solely as a community space however following constructive feedback from businesses and residents a new agreement has been reached. So Devizes Market Place will have a dual role as a car park and community space following an agreement by council leaders from Town and County Halls.

All the above are examples of our communities and our Councillors pulling together to deliver the very best for us all. Often opinions differ but we in Wiltshire have a great reputation for bringing strong opinions together and finding solutions that benefit everyone.  Now all we need to do is persuade our national politicians to do the same!

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If you need to contact me I am always happy to help, all the ways you can get in touch are below:

Post: ‘Wayside’, Chittoe Heath, Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15 2EH
Telephone: 01380 850696 or mobile 07770 774463
Email: jonathon.seed@wiltshire.gov.uk
Via my website www.jonathonseed.com
You can also Like and Follow my Facebook Page Councillor Jonathon Seed.

About Wiltshire Council

Whilst the Parish Council is the first tier of local government, the second tier (and only other in Wiltshire) is the unitary authority, Wiltshire Council. Keevil and the villages of Bulkington, Great Hinton, Poulshot, Seend, Semington, and Steeple Ashton form the electoral Division of ‘Summerham and Seend’.

October 2017: Read the Introduction to the new 10 Year Plan for Wiltshire in this Challenges and Opportunities presentation: Challenges and opportunities ahead meetings – Sept18 (lbv3)

Your elected member on Wiltshire Council is Councillor Jonathon Seed (Conservative), who represents the Summerham and Seend division. He is also Portfolio Holder for Flooding and Military Covenant. See his full details here, including attendance records, register of interests, and committee appointments.

You can contact Councillor Jonathon Seed by:
Post: ‘Wayside’, Chittoe Heath, Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15 2EH
Telephone: 01380 850696 or mobile 07770 774463
Email: jonathon.seed@wiltshire.gov.uk
Via his own website www.jonathonseed.com or Facebook Page Councillor Jonathon Seed.

Contact Wiltshire Council itself on 0300 456 0100 or visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk

There is a full list of Wiltshire Councillors here, plus all associated information.

Highway Newsletter from Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste:
Cllr Wayman’s February 2018
Cllr Wayman’s November Newsletter