Neighbourhood Plan Open Day - Minal
Do you live in Mildenhall (Minal)? There's an Open Day on Sunday 3rd October for people living in, or with businesses in, Minal to learn more about the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan, meet the team and give your views. Please come along to Minal Village Hall between 11 am and 3 pm to meet the team.
Are you a carer? Marlborough Medical Practice has organised a fair on Thursday, 29th September where you can meet the organisations that can offer services to help you. Do pop along to the Jubilee Centre in the High Street between 2-4 pm and find out what's on offer over a cup of tea or coffee.
Have your say on the impact Welfare Reforms could have on Council Tax Reduction Scheme in Wiltshire
To qualify for national welfare benefits applicants have to meet a number of criteria that are set by the government. In addition to national benefits Wiltshire Council has created a local scheme to support low income households and help them with their council tax: the council tax reduction scheme. Wiltshire Council is proposing changes to the scheme from 1st April 2017 and is conducting a survey to gather a range of views to be taken into account when deciding to make changes or not. Read more, and take the survey, on Wiltshire Council's website, phone 0300 456 0110 or write to Revenues and Benefits, Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 1ER.
Welcome Reception enjoyed by all
Cllr. Alexander Kirk Wilson (pictured, 2nd, with guests) came up with the idea to hold a reception to welcome new residents to the town and let them know about the many and diverse groups and organisations that offer ways to get involved in the community, have fun and even learn new skills. Volunteers and Town Councillors were on hand to chat and provide lots of information. Feedback was good and we hope to repeat the event next year - an enjoyable evening. Read more...
Can you help improve flood warning data?
Following the groundwater flooding in 2013/2014 the Environment Agency has developed 22 community based groundwater flood warning areas across the following areas: Bourne Valley, River Till and Chitterne, Ebble, Vale of Allen, North Winterborne, Frome and Piddle, South Winterborne Valley.
The Agency is keen to extend the groundwater flood warning service to areas which currently do not benefit from the service. In this respect, they are appealing to the public for any historic reports, photos or local knowledge of issues.
If you are able to provide them with any photos or other information please contact them at email@example.com
The Remembrance Day Parade is due to take place on Sunday 13th November and as in previous years the Town Council will be applying for a road closure. If you have any comments, please send them to the Traffic Orders Team, Sustainable Transport Group, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN or to TrafficOrders@wiltshire.gov.uk for more information click here
The Christman Lights Switch-on Event and Christmas Market is due to take place on Friday 18th November and as in previous years the Town Council will be applying for a road closure. The closure which will take place from 3.00pm to 9.00pm is deemed necessary due to the number of people expected to attend this event.
If you have any comments, please send then to the Traffice Orders Team, Sustainable Transport Group, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN or to TrafficOrders@wiltshire.gov.uk
Bag it and bin it
It would be a shame to encounter dog mess while out and about. Don't forget you can report dog fouling problems via the Wiltshire Council reporting tool (you can download the App to your phone). The Dogs Trust has more info on this unpleasant issue via their Big Scoop campaign.
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