As our summer continues we have much to appreciate about the lovely county of Wiltshire in which we have all chosen to settle. The beauty of our Wiltshire countryside takes a great deal of beating and we enjoy some of the finest market towns in the Country as well as a wonderful historic City of Salisbury. It is also apparent from moving around the County that there is an inherent pride in our County that is often seen in the way that our residents give freely of their time to maintain the tidiness and order of our towns, villages and countryside. This is a “good thing” not only because community volunteering promotes community spirit but also because it is increasingly apparent that the funds are simply not available for Wiltshire Council to maintain our County as they did in bygone days.

Wiltshire Council is reviewing its provision for all children with special educational needs. There are currently six special educational needs schools but we need to create more places as numbers of children with SEND are increasing. The Council is proposing combining three schools in the north of the county and investing £32m to create a modern purpose built facility based on the current Rowdeford site. As well as offering state of the art facilities, with dedicated medical support, this will also provide an additional 120 special needs places. The new school will also support children at mainstream schools who have learning difficulties. This means 3,500 children will benefit from this exciting new initiative. Whilst these changes are unsettling for current pupils and families, the new school will support the needs of our children with the most complex needs, and improve their outcomes.

Finally congratulations to all those Wiltshire folk who were recognised for service to their Country and communities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and especially those who were honoured for their exceptional contribution to the recovery of Salisbury after last year’s appalling terrorist attack.

Jonathon Seed-2

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