Wilts Council Feb 2nd

Community noticeboard

02/02/2024

2 February 2024
2024/25 budget webinar

We held a public webinar yesterday, Thursday 1 February, to talk in more detail about our recently published draft budget proposals for 2024/25 and answer your questions. Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you found it informative.

If you were unable to make it, you can watch the recording of the webinar below:
More information about the budget webinar
Don't Mess With Wiltshire!

We've launched a new campaign to help reduce littering in the county. The striking Don't Mess with Wiltshire campaign focuses on littering in towns and parishes, plus litter hotspots such as laybys and on main roads such as the A36 and A303.

Alongside this will be increased enforcement of litter offences - including CCTV cameras in lay-bys on main roads and new officers to prosecute persistent fly-posters - along with more community litter collections, litter picks on main roads, plus educational resources to encourage behaviour change.
Find out more about the campaign including how you can play your part
Go paperless, receive your council tax bill by email and manage your account online

Our portal allows you to manage your council tax online and opt to receive your council tax bill by email - making things easier and more convenient for you.

You can use the council tax portal to:
• pay your council tax simply, quickly and securely
• confirm payments have been received
• set up or amend a Direct Debit
• see your account history
• apply for council tax discount
• tell us you have moved
• print a copy of your bill and more
Register for a paperless council tax account now
Share your views on our Streetscene services

Our Streetscene contractor, Idverde, wants to hear from you on services including grounds maintenance and grass cutting, street cleaning, and other services they provide.

By completing the short survey, your valuable feedback will help us to improve Streetscene services and also help to shape the future of the service.

The survey closes on Thursday 29 February. Please note that Streetscene services in Devizes, Pewsey, Salisbury, Chippenham, Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge are provided by the local town or parish council and should therefore not be considered as part of your response.
Take the survey now
Your chance to Ask the Leader in South West Wiltshire

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 Castle Meadow Pavilion in Wilton on Wednesday 14 February 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.
More information about the next Ask the Leader event
Chance to win prizes by completing library survey

Libraries Connected is trying to find out more about people’s experiences of borrowing and buying books, to ensure that local libraries meet the needs of borrowers.

Please take a few minutes to fill in a short survey about your book buying and borrowing habits and you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of six prizes, including £100 shopping vouchers & £50 book tokens.

The survey closes on Thursday 29 February.
Take part in the survey now
Get Out Get Active!

Looking to increase your activity levels but find the thought of a gym or exercise class too challenging? Then why not consider some of the slower paced sessions available around the county.

These are called GOGA sessions (Get Out Get Active) and take place in Amesbury, Calne, Melksham and Chippenham where disabled and non-disabled participants come together to take part in multi-sport activities.

These sessions are free to attend and open to all ages. For more information visit our webpage or contact sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk.
Find out more about our GOGA sessions
Help to shape cycle plans in Calne and Melksham

Do you live in Calne or Melksham? If so, we want you to help shape the future of walking and cycling routes in the two towns.

Your views and ideas will be used to help create draft Local Cycling and Walking Plans (LCWIPs) for both Calne and Melksham.

The aim is to create coherent and connected networks for pedestrians and cyclists to make it easier for people to choose to travel on foot or by bike, improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion and cutting carbon emissions.
Have your say now
Council vacancies - apply now!

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

Facilities Officer
Headteacher - River Mead School
Teaching Assistant to support a named child
Teacher of Maths
Solicitor
SEND Transformation Project Manager
Passenger Assistant
Support Worker
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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