Welcome to Ramsbury and Axford

JUBILEE IN RAMSBURY & AXFORD

Bunting in High Street and Square

Thursday June 2nd

Tea with scones, jam and cream in the Square 2pm-4pm (Memorial Hall if wet)

Ramsbury Estates will build and light a beacon on Spring Hill 9.45pm (this is not an attended event)

Special Jubilee dinner based on Coronation lunch added to menu at the Bell-booking advised 01672520230

Friday June 3rd

Royal British Legion Country Fair 10am-late Rookery Field, Loves Lane- car boot sale,dog fancy dress show, music, food, beer tent, craft stalls, tug-of-war, childrens’ chairplanes, vintage vehicles and lots more…..details RBL 01672520579

Full cream teas at the Bell 3-5pm-booking advised 520230

Peal of bells

Saturday June 4th

Crown & Anchor garden barbeque with 2 bands details 520335

Full cream teas at the Bell as above

Sunday June 5th

Crown & Anchor  regular band “Pulse” in the garden details as above

Saturday & Sunday local street parties arranged by neighbourhood groups

The Parish Council will present commemorative medals to all the pupils at the school and the pre-school after the half term holiday

Axford

There will be a party  on the Jubilee Field on Saturday June 4th Contact Diann Barnett 01672 521363/07833306916 for details


Local hospitality venues open

Ramsbury British Legion open for tea/coffee cake sandwiches Mon-Sat 10am -2.00 Sun 10am-4 pm

The Bell contact 01672 520230 for details

Crown and Anchor lunch and dinner contact 01672 520335 for details

Phoenix wood fired pizza every Thursday in the Memorial Hall car park 16.45-20.30 contact 07990 872585 07941 803194 for details

Farr’s fish and chips Memorial Hall car park Wednesdays 16.30-20.30 07394 523623 for details

The Library is now open Monday 2-4 Wed 10-12 and Sat 10-12. The library needs volunteers in order to stay open. If you think you could help contact Jane Hunt, Volunteer Coordinator for Wiltshire Libraries on 01225 713792 jane.hunt@wiltshire.gov.uk

Hills Stores Charity Shop open 10-12.30 Tues Wed Thurs Sat morning 2-4.30 Tues Thurs afternoons

LINK can organise lifts for medical appointments, shopping, collect prescriptions etc. Ring 520111 for details

No 48 bus service is operating as usual

The Post Office will deliver essentials to vulnerable and isolating residents in Ramsbury & Axford Please ring 520229 for details

The allotment site is closed to all but plot holders

Ring Sheila Glass 07979327505/520409 if you need help with shopping, prescriptions etc.

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  6 May 2022   Parking restrictions and charges remain in place during strike action on Saturday 7 May

Please be aware that all parking restrictions and car parking charges remain in place across the county on Saturday 7 May, when there is a planned strike by some parking civil enforcement officers.

The GMB Union has notified us that some of its members who are civil enforcement officers intend to strike, with pickets planned at Monkton Park in Chippenham and Salisbury Library. A rally and demonstration are also planned at Salisbury Library on the same day.   More information on parking restrictions and charges remaining in place on Saturday 7 May       Hear the latest on Ukraine support in Wiltshire

Join us at a public webinar to get an update and all the information you need on Ukraine refugees coming to settle in Wiltshire.

The online event will be at 6:30pm on Monday 16 May and will be an opportunity for you to find out more information and ask questions on the support available in the county.

There will be updates on our work to support refugees including accommodation checks and payments for sponsors through the Homes for Ukraine scheme and help with school places. There will also be discussion of community support and how you can be involved and time for questions and answers.

You can submit any questions you have in advance, by emailing them to communications@wiltshire.gov.uk.   Find out more about the online public webinar       Get fit for summer!

Get a great deal on a fully inclusive Life Zone membership package at one of our 20 leisure centres this summer.

For just a single payment of £99, you will get unlimited access for three months to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions, group exercise classes, health suite (where available) as well as a gym induction from the date you join. There is no admin fee to pay either.

This offer is available until Tuesday 31 May.    Join online now   Find your nearest leisure centre       We want more foster carers to come forward this Foster Care Fortnight

Are you interested in becoming a foster carer? If so, we want to hear from you!

This Foster Care Fortnight, Monday 9 May – Saturday 21 May, we’re travelling around Wiltshire, joining markets and setting up on High Streets for people who want to hear more about fostering with us.

We’re also holding an online information session on Tuesday 24 May at 7pm if you want to find out more.   More information about our drive to recruit more foster carers in Wiltshire       Wild about Wiltshire

Wild about Wiltshire is our new approach to grass cutting which improves biodiversity and encourages bees and other pollinators to thrive. This new scheme encourages areas to be left for rewilding and other areas chosen to promote wildflower growth.

You can get involved too, by taking part in ‘No Mow May’ and allow your grass to go unmown for the month of May, creating habitat and forage for early season pollinators. Research has shown that simple changes in mowing can result in enough nectar for ten times more bees.   More information on Wild about Wiltshire       Solar Together Wiltshire – join the group buying scheme to help cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills
   
We are working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and independent experts iChoosr to give homeowners and businesses the opportunity to invest in renewable energy technology through a group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage with Solar Together Wiltshire.  
   
This scheme offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points, as well as offering battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate, as well as increase independence from the grid.   

It is free to register from 9 May and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation. All residents living in the Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council areas who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system) can register for the scheme.   Find out more about Solar Together Wiltshire    
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.    Forward

    Vehicle used for fly-tipping being destroyed   Council destroys vehicle used for fly-tipping For the first time ever, we’ve destroyed a vehicle that had been used for fly-tipping, sending a clear message that fly-tipping will not be tolerated in Wiltshire. The tipper truck was safely stripped for reusable parts before being destroyed and sent for recycling.  The offender was fined just under £7,000, including costs at the time, and it was then that the magistrates authorised the tipper truck to be destroyed.   To report fly-tipping in Wiltshire       Get Online Week








 
 



  Help us to recycle more by reducing contamination

Placing the wrong items in your blue lidded recycling bin leads to contamination and means that some waste materials that could be recycled have to be disposed of in landfill. You can help us to stop this by only placing the correct materials in your blue lidded bin.
 
Materials that can’t be recycled in your blue lidded bin are:
 
Plastic carrier bags and film – Take this to your nearest supermarket recycling point.
 
Black plastic food trays – should be placed in your rubbish bin.
 
Pots, pans and baking trays, knives, tools, car parts, scrap metal and metal or plastic paint pots should all be taken to your local Household Recycling Centre
 
You can also help to reduce contamination by rinsing, squashing and put the lids back on plastic bottles and food cartons before placing them in your blue lidded bin.   Find out more about recycling in Wiltshire       Be prepared for flooding this winter

With this winter forecast to be milder and wetter than usual, we want you to be as prepared as possible for an increased risk of flooding.

We work closely with the Environment Agency, and town and parish councils to ensure communities are as resilient as possible when dealing with potential flooding, and to help them prepare effectively.

 






 

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    Budget proposals for 2022/23 announced

Our proposed budget for 2022/23 has been published, outlining how we will bridge a budget deficit of more than £27m, while ensuring residents, businesses and communities still get access to vital and high quality services while delivering our new Business Plan priorities.

We will continue to invest in the improvement and maintenance of the county’s infrastructure, with £308m due to be spent on capital projects in 2022/23.

However, to close the budget gap, while ensuring that vital services are provided, we are proposing a number of measures. They include a 1.99% general increase in council tax, plus a 1% council tax levy to be spent solely on adult social care, increases in some other fees and charges, and a reduction in Wiltshire Council staffing budgets.

No final decisions on the proposals have been made, and prior to being discussed and debated at Full Council on 15 February, the budget will be scrutinised by various groups.   More information on the proposed 2022/23 budget   Read the draft Business Plan now      
 




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Have you downloaded our reporting app MyWilts? If not, what are you waiting for?

You can report a number of issues at your fingertips, without having to call us or visit one of our hubs. These include: Abandoned vehicles Weather emergencies Fly tipping Overflowing litter bins Graffiti and more   Download MyWilts on the App Store   Download MyWilts on Google Play   Visit MyWilts on our website       Tell us your favourite book
 
As part of Wiltshire Year of Reading, we are producing our very own ‘Wiltshire Top 100 Books’ to encourage adults and children to try reading different books.

We’ll compile a five book list, four for different school age groups and one for grown-ups.   Put forward your suggestions now      





 

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