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Parish Council notice of audit

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25

June 2024

The unaudited account of the Parish Council will be available for inspection from July 1st 2024 until 9th August by application to the Clerk on parishcouncil@ramsbury.org   or 01672 520045

The audit reports are available on this website under Parish Council reports and audits

Wilts Council election garden bins

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13

June 2024

13 June 2024
General Election - all you need to know!

The general election is taking place on Thursday 4 July, and the polls will be open from 7am - 10pm.
  • You have until midnight on 18 June to register to vote if you’re not registered already - please don't leave it too late
  • You have until 5pm on 19 June to apply for a postal vote (postal vote packs to new applicants sent out around 10 days before polling day, so if you're not likely to be around at that point, you may wish to apply for a proxy vote)
  • You have until 5pm on 26 June to apply for a proxy vote (for someone to vote on your behalf)
  • You have until 5pm on 26 June If you want to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (if you don’t have photo ID
If you've registered to vote and not received your general election poll card yet, we will be sending them out over the next couple of days, so please keep an eye out. You don’t need it to vote, but it contains lots of useful information including your polling station and voter ID guidance.
More information about the General Election

New events web app to help you find out what’s on in Wiltshire


We've launched a brand-new web app to help you find events and activities in Wiltshire, all year round.

Explore Wiltshire Events enables you to search for events based on location, category, date and available amenities. It is packed with events from around the county, to help you find everything from community celebrations and family-friendly concerts to fun-filled festivals and exciting exhibitions.
Find out more about the new events web app
Access the events app now

Time to renew your garden waste collections

Renew your garden waste collection by Friday 28 June to avoid missing a collection.

To help improve the security of your details, if you wish to sign up or renew a garden waste collection service online, you will need to sign into your Wiltshire Council account or register for a new account if you don't already have one.

If you're registering for the first time, there is a video and guide on our YouTube channel.
More information on garden waste renewals including FAQs
Register or renew your garden waste collection now

Summer leisure membership offer for students

For just £49.99, as a student, you can get unlimited access to the fitness suite, public swimming sessions and group exercise classes for eight weeks. You’ll also get an express gym induction and any racket sport court hire will be at the discounted price.

This offer is open to those aged 16 and over in full, or part time education (proof of enrolment will be required) and is available for purchase until 31 July.

Find out more about the summer leisure membership offer for students
Carers Week

Our Unpaid carers do an amazing job every day. We worked with our carers and providers on a strategy to provide the right care, support and opportunities.

A new online service for carers called Carer Friendly Wiltshire has also been launched with support and advice. Carers can find out about Carer ID cards which provide benefits, offers and services as well as having in case of emergency contact details.
New Trowbridge leisure centre - meet the team and see the plans

We continue to develop our plans to build a new leisure centre for Trowbridge and there will be a number of engagement opportunities in the coming weeks for you to hear more about the project.

As we confirmed last year, we plan to build a new state-of-the-art leisure centre in the heart of Trowbridge town centre. Our East Wing site, located across the road from County Hall, has been identified as the preferred location for the facility.
Find out more about the plans for Trowbridge leisure centre including the engagement meetings
Salisbury Railway Station embarks on extensive forecourt makeover

Extensive improvement works have begun on the forecourt at Salisbury Railway Station to create a more welcoming first impression to the city and be more accessible for visitors and residents.

The £5.8 million scheme will take approximately one year to complete with continuous access to and from the station throughout the works.
More information about the improvement works at Salisbury Railway Station

Last chance to take part in Local Development Order consultation to support Revamp Your Tank Scheme

We are asking you to provide your feedback on a proposed Local Development Order which could potentially accelerate a project to upgrade people’s septic tanks.

In an effort to safeguard the water quality of the Hampshire Avon catchment, through the Revamp Your Tank initiative, we have partnered with Wessex Rivers Trust to seek to reduce nutrient-rich wastewater entering watercourses and, in turn, enhance the health of local aquatic ecosystems.

To support this project, we are undertaking a consultation as part of the process to potentially implement a Local Development Order in the Hampshire Avon catchment which, if introduced, should help accelerate the project to the benefit of local communities and the natural environment.

The deadline to have your say is Monday 17 June.

Find out more about the Revamp Your Tank scheme
Have your say now
Council vacancies - apply now!

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

Resource Base Class Teacher
Teaching Assistant
Teacher KS2
Bradbury House, Salisbury
Meadow Lodge Chippenham
Senior Support Worker - Meadow lodge Chippenham
Senior Support Worker - Bradbury House Salisbury
Reablement Support Workers
Reablement Worker in Salisbury
Reablement Worker in Trowbridge
Support Worker in Salisbury
Support Worker in Trowbridge
Support Worker in Trowbridge
Intensive Enablement 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.
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Wiltshire Council Recycling news

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March 2024

29 February 2024

Welcome to February’s edition of Recycling: Let’s Sort It News, your waste and recycling e-newsletter from Wiltshire Council. This month we are giving you some tips on what to do with unwanted bulky items, how to recycle batteries safely, what not to put in your recycling bin at home and more!

Keep up to date with rubbish and recycling by visiting our website.

Never put batteries in the bin

NEVER put batteries or electricals containing them in the bin. Recently a fire started at one of our recycling centres because a battery was placed in a scrap metal bin. Please recycle batteries in the battery collection point or use our battery collection kerbside service.

Many electrical items also contain batteries. You can recycle electricals safely in the designated electrical bin at our recycling centres or see if they can be recycled using our small rechargeable electricals kerbside service.

Since launching the kerbside battery collection service we have recycled around 28 tonnes of batteries, this is equivalent to over 1.2 million AA batteries! * Thank you for recycling.

*Based on the weight of an Energizer Max Alkaline Battery.

What you shouldn’t put in your household recycling bins

The most common items incorrectly placed in blue-lidded bins in Wiltshire are:
  • Carrier bags and bin bags - put these in the general waste bin for energy recovery.
  • Hard plastics, such as toys and plant pots - take these to a household recycling centre for recycling; or put in the general waste bin for energy recovery.
  • Scrap metals - take these to a household recycling centre for recycling.
  • Nappies - put these in the general waste bin for energy recovery.
Remember most of the general waste we collect from households does not go to landfill and instead is sent to waste treatment facilities for energy recovery. Unfortunately contaminated material found in recycling bins goes to landfill. Therefore, putting items that are not suitable for recycling in the general waste bin still has an environmental benefit.
Large item reuse and collection

Having a clear out and not sure what to do with those bulky items? Take advantage of the large item reuse and collection services offered by local charities.

Bulky items that are in a useable condition such as white goods, furniture and electrical appliances can be collected directly from your doorstep for reuse by local charities.
Learn more
Monthly myth buster

Welcome back to monthly myth busters, where we give you clear answers to common myths about recycling and waste.

Myth – All waste ends up being mixed in the same lorry.

Fact – We don’t use the same vehicles for collecting waste and recycling. The recycling lorries have a large space in the back where mixed recycling goes and a separate compartment where glass is collected to make sure this is separated. Collecting good quality recycling is important to us and we would never want to mix it with non-recyclable waste.
Food waste action week 18 – 24 March

We’re proud to announce that on 18 March we'll be supporting Love Food Hate Waste’s Food Waste Action Week campaign.

This year, we are encouraging you to, “Choose What You’ll Use” by buying your fruit and vegetables loose instead of packaged. Research from Love Food Hate Waste has shown that we could reduce food waste by 60,000 tonnes just by buying loose fruit and veg! Sometimes we are in the mood for a huge potato, and sometimes we just need one carrot for our spag bol. Why let the rest go to waste? Choose loose and you don’t have to.
Find out more

Recycling tip of the month

53% of adults put glass perfume and aftershave bottles in their household waste bin, even though they can be recycled at the kerbside. * Remember you can recycle glass perfume and aftershave bottles in your black box at home.

Keep an eye out for more recycling tips during global recycling day on 18 March!

* Recycling Tracker survey: Spring 2023 | WRAP

More info on what you can recycle at home
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Parish Councillor resignation

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January 2024