17 June 2022

Possible waste disruption

We are still experiencing some disruption to waste and recycling collection services due to staff shortages affecting our contractor. If your bin is not emptied on your scheduled collection day, please leave it out and we will be with you as soon as possible.

You may still report missed collections using our online forms. We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience if you are affected.

Video footage taken in Nov 21, by a passing MOD helicopter

Melksham resident prosecuted for fly-tipping offences

A Melksham resident has been successfully prosecuted for environmental and trading standards offences whilst operating a waste clearance service on Facebook selling sites across Wiltshire.

Video footage shown in court captured the defendant depositing and burning waste, including a mattress, on land near Woodrow Road, Melksham.

The court also heard how a large quantity of household waste was found fly-tipped on land off the A4 between Devizes and Beckhampton.

The defendant was given a 12-month Community Order and fined a total of £1,295, including costs. He was also ordered to attend 12 mental health sessions and 10 rehabilitation sessions.

More information about the prosecution

Time to renew your garden waste collection!

Have you renewed your garden waste collection yet?

If not, you need to renew your annual subscription by 30 June to avoid a gap in your service.

If you don't currently have a garden waste subscription but would like one, please visit the garden waste sectionof our website or call 0300 456 0103.

More information about renewing your garden waste subscription

Help us keep the electoral register up to date

We are starting our annual process of ensuring the county’s electoral register is up to date.

Each year the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has a legal requirement to conduct a canvass to ensure the electoral register is accurate and complete.

You will be contacted via email and asked to confirm the details for your household is correct. The email, from our electoral services, will ask you to confirm any changes to your details and includes your security codes and steps on how to access your household's details.

Please respond to the annual canvass electronically if possible. It’s more convenient for you and saves us valuable money and time. As part of this process, we will never ask you for your bank details.

Disruption on trains next week due to industrial action

Planned industrial action across the rail industry means we expect rail services to be severely affected from 21 to 25 June, and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

Please only travel by rail if absolutely necessary. If you do travel, expect severe disruption and plan ahead. Services will start later and finish earlierthroughout the strike period.

More information about disruption on the trains next week

Successful outcome for Wiltshire Council in Future Chippenham judicial review

We've successfully defended a challenge against the Future Chippenham programme, a proposed residential development to the south of the town, following a High Court hearing held on Thursday 26 May 2022.

More information on successful outcome for Wiltshire Council in Future Chippenham judicial review

Wiltshire pledges commitment to working together with its Armed Forces at covenant signing

We've reaffirmed our commitment to the Armed Forces communities by signing the Wiltshire Council Armed Forces Covenant supported by senior military and civilian leaders.

We continue to recognise the service of people in the Armed Forces and commit those signing the covenant to do all they can to ensure Service Personnel are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day to day lives.

Find out more about Wiltshire signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Shared Lives Week

This week, our Shared Lives team has been visiting different places in Wiltshire to promote the Shared Lives service.

The Shared Lives Service helps people live as part of a family, within the carers home, where they receive the support or care that they need. The main purpose is to offer care or support to men and women over 18 who require support to live independently alongside other people in a family-like setting.

We currently have 65 Shared Lives carers and are always looking to recruit more. The recruitment process has been updated, which means it's now easier than ever to become a carer.

Find out more about Shared Lives and how you can become a carer

Notice Date: 17/06/2022