Free parking after 3pm in Salisbury and Amesbury to continue until Easter

Dear Buzz followers, we thought you might be interested in the following article we picked up on Wiltshire Council's Parish Newsletter:  Shoppers and visitors can enjoy the unique shops and attractions that Salisbury and Amesbury have to offer throughout early 2019, as free parking after 3pm and free park and ride have been extended until … Continue reading Free parking after 3pm in Salisbury and Amesbury to continue until Easter

Bus Pass? You might need to read this…

Information about the renewal of older person’s standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass From 01 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically. This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used. In these … Continue reading Bus Pass? You might need to read this…

November Road Closure: A361 Seend

Wiltshire Council will be closing the A361 at Seend around the junction of Bell Hill so that highway safety features can be constructed as follows: Closure B: A361 Trowbridge Road (Part), Seend; from its junction with Bell Hill for a distance of approximately 220m in a westerly direction. The Order will come into operation on 12 … Continue reading November Road Closure: A361 Seend

Wiltshire could retain its current number of councillors

The Wiltshire Council Parish Newsletter (link here) this week published an update to its June article on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's electoral review of Wiltshire Council. The LGBCE reviews how many councillors each local authority elects, and is ready to recommend that Wiltshire Council should retain its current number of unitary councillors of … Continue reading Wiltshire could retain its current number of councillors

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

Notice of submission of a Development Plan Document (Regulation 22(3) of the Regulations) to the Secretary of State The Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan was formally endorsed by Cabinet on 3 July 2018 and approved by council on 10 July 2018. In accordance with legislative procedures, the plan, along with the council’s schedule of proposed … Continue reading Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

Council urges electronic answer to electoral roll inquiries

Between August and November 2018, Wiltshire Council will be sending out around 220,000 Household Enquiry Form (HEF) one to every residential property in Wiltshire. This form is used to collect information to ensure anyone who is eligible to register at the property is actually registered. It is a legal requirement to provide the information requested … Continue reading Council urges electronic answer to electoral roll inquiries

Families and Children’s Transformation Programme (FACT) survey

Lots of different organisations in Wiltshire are working together to make lives better for families. A variety of health services, schools and early years settings (e.g. children’s centres, nurseries, etc), council services, family support services and others would like to hear about your experience when things got difficult and what support worked best for you. … Continue reading Families and Children’s Transformation Programme (FACT) survey

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

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

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