The Water Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has just been awarded some money from the Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership fund to carry out some work on the Biss and its tributaries in and around Trowbridge and Westbury. Over the course of the summer this year we hope to gauge the current status of the rivers and run a number of events to help local communities get more engaged with looking after their rivers.
They are currently in the process of identifying and contacting landowners to gauge interest in the project and gain access permission for survey work. They are hoping to identify landowners who have land bordering the waterways. The links below show the catchment areas in which they are interested.
Please let the Parish Council Clerk know if you would like to be put in touch with Abigail Leach, who is the Project Officer.
Unfortunately the links aren't working at the moment - check back later!!
Could you be a Councillor?
DO YOU HAVE SOME TIME TO SPARE??
Would you like to help with running some of our local resources?
You could volunteer to help with the Play Areas in the Parish, and with running other facilities in the future.
Email the Parish Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the Contact tab to find out more.
How to Claim
If you qualify for the discount, you’ll get a letter this autumn or winter telling you either:
a. you don’t have to apply – you’ll get the discount automatically, or
b. to apply by 28 February 2018 – the letter will tell you why and how
If you don’t get a letter - contact the Warm Home Discount Team if you don’t get a letter but believe you qualify.
Warm Home Discount Scheme Warm Home Discount Team
Telephone: 0345 603 9439 2.1.P
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Peel Park
Blackpool FY4 5ES
If you don’t qualify for the discount - you may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help if you don’t qualify because you don’t get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.
YOUR COUNCIL NEEDS
From the Wiltshire Police website:
Lorry Watch is a joint venture involving local councils and local volunteers, designed to prevent overweight lorries breaching weight limits in our towns and villages.
Volunteers operate a rota throughout the day and report offending vehicles to Wiltshire Police, who check the vehicle registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority and send a warning letter.
Any repeat breaches, the information is passed to Wiltshire Council Trading Standards as they have the power to initiate a prosecution.
Residents in Heywood are concerned about the speed and size of traffic using Church Road and Dursley Road as a route to cut through from the A350 to B3097, avoiding Yarnbrook.
Lorry Watch would take up an hour of your time and would be really useful to help the Parish enforce speed and weight limits.
If you can help please contact the Council using the form on the "Contact" tab above.
From facebook -
Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust
Buy With Confidence Trading Standards Approved Government Organization
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"Residents are being warned to watch out for despicable rogue traders who are removing roof tiles themselves before offering to fix them for inflated prices."
Our advice is to avoid doorstep traders, get 3 quotes wherever possible, and our scheme for Trading Standards Approved traders. You can find approved traders at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor for Heywood - Storridge Ward.
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please send an email to the Parish Council Clerk, Ann Bizeray, at email@example.com for more information.
You are welcome to attend a Parish Council Meeting - dates are listed on the "Meetings" tab.