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Upcoming Parish Events

Whitehall Garden Centre Flyer Trip

00:00 - 04/12/2023

Bowls Club Christmas Bingo

19:00 - 22:00 04/12/2023
Ramsbury Memorial Hall

Allotment Association AGM

19:00 - 20:00 05/12/2023
Lych Gate Room

Police surgery

19:00 - 20:00 07/12/2023
Lychgate Room

WI Christmas Crafts

14:30 - 16:30 07/12/2023
Church Rooms Back Lane

Bella Voce Choir Christmas Concert

00:00 - 00:00 09/12/2023

Community Notice Board


Community noticeboard


November 2023
Christmas refuse collection

30 November 2023

Household waste, recycling, and garden waste collections over Christmas

There will be changes to your collection days over the Christmas period.

Waste collection crews will not be working on Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January.

Garden waste collections will pause for two weeks, the last collection will take place on Friday 22 December. Service will resume Tuesday 9 January, and your normal collection day will be delayed by one day, starting with collections which would normally have taken place on Monday 8 January.

Normal service will resume for all collections on Monday 15 January.

Make sure you know when you should be presenting your household waste, recycling and garden waste bins by checking your online waste collection calendar or by checking the graphic below:

HRC operating hours

All of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) have now switched to their annual winter opening hours.

The opening hours of all ten of our HRCs is now 10am to 4pm on each day that they’re open.

If you are visiting one of our recycling centres, remember to sort out your waste before you arrive so that together we can recycle as much as possible.

Household recycling centre locations and opening times

Did you know what happens to your waste?

Reusing or recycling waste are our top priorities, but where waste can’t be managed this way, we treat the waste to generate energy from it.

We work hard to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill, with only 15.6% of household waste being sent there last year. Most of Wiltshire’s household residual waste is actually diverted to energy recovery facilities. The waste that does go to landfill mostly comes from our household recycling centres and large item collections. Sometimes non-recyclable items that are put in blue-lidded recycling bins also has to go to landfill, that’s why it is so important to put the right things into recycling bins.

Find out more about happens to your waste

Recycling tip of the month

Are you having more deliveries than usual this month? With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas being so close together, the number of online deliveries inevitably increases and with that, so does packaging.

The great news is that carboard boxes can be recycled from home in your blue lidded bin, but it is important to make sure you are recycling these correctly.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Remove all non-cardboard/paper packing such as bubble wrap or polystyrene.
  • Break down your cardboard boxes so that they can fit inside your bin.
  • Keep your recycling clean and dry, we may not collect your cardboard if it is wet as it can’t be recycled.

Read more information on how to recycle effectively at home

Recycle your unwanted electricals

Out with the old and in with the new? With ever-evolving technology, the number of our unwanted electrical items increases. Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

If you have unwanted small rechargeable electricals that you need to get rid of, remember to use our small rechargeable electrical collections for unwanted items. If it’s a rechargeable device, i.e. has a rechargeable battery and would ‘fit in a shoe box’, we will collect this from home. These items should be presented in a supermarket carrier bag by the side of your blue-lidded recycling bin, or blue recycling sack.

This includes:

  • Smart speakers (these must not be mains powered such as devices and Google assistants)
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets and E-readers
  • Laptops

Find out more about which items we will collect.

All other electrical items can be recycled at your local HRC.


Wiltshire Council news Nov 24th

Community noticeboard


November 2023
wiltshire news

Last chance to have your say in Local Plan consultation

With less than a week to go until the Local Plan consultation closes, we're reminding you to take the time to have your say. Anyone who does not comment at this stage will not be able to participate in the public hearing sessions next year.

The consultation, which runs for eight weeks in total, ends at 5pm on Wednesday 22 November, so there is not much time left for you to share your views.

Find out more about the Local Plan
Have your say now
Your chance to Ask the Leader in Melksham

The next in our series of community events where you can ask questions and find out more about the work of the council takes place at Melksham Library in Melksham Campus on 28 November from 6pm to 7.30pm.

The events are a great opportunity to put your questions directly to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Clewer, and hear his thoughts and plans for the future.
Find out more about the event

Leisure Black Friday deals available from today!

Looking to improve your health and wellbeing?

We're offering 10% off our annual memberships with no admin fee and nothing for you to pay until 5 December, as part of our Black Friday special offer (saving you £25!)

Visit one of our leisure centres or join online using the code BFANN23 at checkout for the annual membership offer, or BFDD23 at checkout for the direct debit option.

Find your local leisure centre
Find out more and sign up now
Somewheelie good news!

Our Bikeability programme has reached a significant milestone, with more than 40,000 children successfully trained to cycle safely.

An additional 3,000-4,000 children are expected to benefit from the training programme this year, as Bikeability continues to make a positive impact on the safety of young people in Wiltshire.

To celebrate the success we've been shortlisted for the Bikeability Trust's Large Organisation of the Year Award, with the winner announced on 17 November.
Find out more about our Bikeability programme
Make the most of your shopping time this festive season - parking available at Salisbury's Park & Ride sites

With a busy Christmas shopping period anticipated in the city, we're encouraging people visiting Salisbury to use all available car parks and the Park and Ride services.

There are five conveniently located Park and Ride sites on the main routes into the city, providing a regular and convenient bus service.

All Park and Ride sites are open Monday to Saturday, and parking is available for free with a small charge to travel on the bus service to and from the city.
More information about the Salisbury Park and Ride sites
FUEL Programme back to provide festive fun and support

Our Holiday Activity and Food programme, FUEL, is back for the Christmas holidays and you can now request places for children who are eligible for the programme. It follows a summer of success which saw more than 1,300 young people take part in the programme.

Our Holiday Activity and Food programme, FUEL (Food, Unity, Energy and Laughter) is funded by the Department for Education and provides children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals with free access to activity, food and nutritional education during school holidays.
Find out more about the FUEL programme

Rogue trader prosecution to be shown on BBC One

Our Trading Standards officers will be featured in the upcoming Defenders UK series on BBC One.

The episode will be shown on Tuesday 21 November at 10am and details our prosecution which took place earlier this year, where rogue traders were ordered to pay victims back over £35k.

Find out more about the rogue trader prosecution
Pothole reports

Last week, from 6 November - 12 November, we filled a total of 156 potholes and had 348 reported to us.

When we receive a pothole report, it is assessed by an engineer, and given a priority based on our defect criteria, as set out in our Highways Safety Inspection Manual.

Not all reported potholes meet our defect criteria, and so not all reported potholes are repaired. Some reported potholes will be repaired at a later date, but not immediately as they are of lower priority.

Please report any potholes on Wiltshire’s roads to us using MyWilts.
Council vacancies - apply now!

We currently have a number of vacancies available, which include:

Resilience & Depot Technician
Principal Accountant
Housing Income Officer
Customer Services Officer
Full list of available jobs at Wiltshire Council
Keep up-to-date with improvement works

Contractors working on our behalf are carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire.

You can also see the full list of all roadworks taking place in the county by visiting the One Network map and typing 'Wiltshire' into the search box.

Conclusion of audit

Community noticeboard


September 2023
conclusion of audit

To see audit documents see parish Council/Reports

Sort your rubbish

Community noticeboard


August 2023
sort it

Wiltshire Council recycling

Community noticeboard


August 2023

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Dear Resident

Recycling – let’s sort it: help us to increase recycling and reduce contamination

We’re asking for your help to recycle more by ensuring you only put the correct things into your blue-lidded bin, or blue recycling bag.

We’ve seen an increase in items that can’t be recycled being put in blue-lidded bins and blue bags as part of our kerbside scheme, so please double check what you can and can’t recycle at home.

We’ve found all sorts of things in blue-lidded bins – including nappies, knives, car parts, tools and much more. Nappies can go into your general waste bin, while knives, car parts and tools should be taken to your nearest household recycling centre.

But perhaps the most common wrong item that people put into their blue-lidded bin is plastic bags – this includes carrier bags, bin bags and plastic film such as fruit bags or the film on top of meat or ready meal trays.

Please put your recycling loose into your blue-lidded bin – not in a carrier bag or bin liner – and place any plastic bags, bin bags or plastic film in your general waste bin. We send the general waste we collect at the kerbside to waste treatment facilities where it is used to help produce energy.

Thank you for helping us to recycle more!

Find out what can and can’t be recycled:

Kind regards

Waste Management Services




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