Wiltshire Council news Nov 24th

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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.