Waste collections unchanged over Easter

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28 March 2024

Waste and recycling collections running as normal over the Easter holidays

Waste crews are working as normal over the Easter holidays, with no changes to collection days. Please put your bin out by 7am on your normal collection day both Good Friday (tomorrow) and Easter Monday.

Our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be running as normal too, but may be busier than usual due to the holidays.

Check your collection date now

Find your nearest HRC

Super Saturdays: get around for a pound with Wiltshire Connect

We're pleased to offer a more affordable, convenient way to travel following the successful introduction of a demand responsive bus service.

Wiltshire Connect is a bookable bus service operating in the Pewsey Vale and Marlborough areas, and from Saturday 6 April until Saturday 29 June inclusive, we're offering fares for just £1 for all rides booked on a Saturday. Simply enter the promo code SAT24 into the Wiltshire Connect booking app to benefit from the reduced fare.

As well as the fantastic Saturday promotion, if you book a ride either tomorrow or Saturday and enter the promo code Easter24 into the app, you'll receive a completely free ride on either day!

More information about Wiltshire Connect and the two promo offers

Download Wiltshire Connect on the Apple App Store

Download Wiltshire Connect on Google Play

Successful prosecution for fly-tipping

As part of our continued zero tolerance approach to tackling fly-tipping, we've successfully prosecuted a Calne woman who had dumped waste on a public footpath adjacent to Bank Row in the town.

She was ordered to pay over £800 in fines, costs and compensation after pleading guilty to fly-tipping during a hearing at Swindon Magistrates Court last week.

More information about the fly-tipping prosecution

Over £580,000 to upgrade traffic lights in the county

We've been awarded £584,521.45 from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant (TSOG) fund to improve traffic signals in the county.

The funding will be spent on improving infrastructure that has a set of traffic lights, including both signalled traffic junctions and pedestrian crossings.

More information on the funding we've received to upgrade traffic lights in the county

Paint reuse scheme

If you’re doing a spring clean and come across any leftover paint, check if you can donate it for reuse at your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC).

You can donate paint if:

  • It is water-based
  • Over half full
  • In a usable condition (still a liquid)

The paint donated to this scheme is free for anyone to take away. It is clearly marked in a separate yellow cabinet at the HRCs. Members of staff on site can direct you if needed. Before collecting, you will need to fill out a short disclaimer form which is in the cabinet.

More information about the paint reuse scheme

Help to shape Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision in Wiltshire

If you have a child with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) or if they access alternative provision outside of mainstream schooling, we're inviting you to join online discussion groups as the next stage of helping to shape provision in Wiltshire.

These discussion groups, which are taking place next month, will form part of the SEND Inclusion and Alternative Provision Strategy (SENDIAP), with topics including preparing for the move from school to being an adult, support and advice and the voice of the child and their family.

Find out more about the SEND online discussion groups and how you can get involved

Sign up for the online discussion groups now

Vacant Commercial Units Fund schemes

We are showcasing several businesses who have brought back into use vacant units in Trowbridge town centre using funding from the government’s Future High Streets Fund:

  • The Screening Room, a boutique cinema and bar in the basement of Parade House
  • H.B. Pitt, a garden shop fitted out to a high standard with a stunning frontage
  • Eden Beauty & Aesthetics Trowbridge Ltd, three beauty spaces for non-surgical facelifts, botox and filler treatments, lash and brow treatments and massage

Watch these videos and hear the stories behind their ideas and unit transformations.

Grants are worth up to £10,000 and the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 June 2024.

More information and how to apply for the current grant scheme

Share your priorities for nature recovery in Wiltshire and Swindon – survey closing soon!

You have a few days to complete our survey to help us establish the nature recovery priorities for Wiltshire and Swindon. This is part of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for Wiltshire and Swindon.

It takes about 15 minutes to complete but may take longer if you wish to add multiple priorities in detail. The survey runs until Sunday 31 March 2024.

Results from this survey will be turned into a longlist of nature recovery priorities which will be vetted by a select working group and a concise shortlist of priorities and measures will be prepared.

Take the survey now

Wiltshire Summer Arts Programme

The Wiltshire Summer Arts Programme (WSAP) is being created to promote all the wonderful arts and culture events/activities happening across Wiltshire throughout the summer of 2024.

This brochure will allow members of the public, both in Wiltshire and beyond, to find out what’s happening across the county, and how they can get involved.

If you have an event, activity or workshop happening this summer, we’d love the hear from you. Your event will be included in our WSAP brochure for FREE.

Email antonia@trowbridgetownhall.com, the deadline is Monday 15 April.

Clocks go forward this weekend

Just a reminder that the clocks go forward this Sunday 31 March at 1am as we switch to British Summer Time (BST).

Council vacancies - apply now!

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

Class Teacher
KS2 Class Teacher
School Business Manager
Primary Phase and Maths Teacher - Medical Needs
Community Sport and Wellbeing Officer
Library Assistant
Swimming Teacher

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.

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