At the meeting of the Parish Council on the 16th March, the chairman, Colin McEwen presented a collage of views of the village to Jean Franklin on the occasion of her retiring from the Council. Jean had been a Parish Councillor for 35 years and Colin thanked her for the time and commitment that she had put into the life of the community during those years and her valued contribution to the work of the Council.
On Saturday 30th January around 12 local residents, including several children, spent a number of hours clearing the site of what is planned to become a nature conservation area. The site is in Highworth Road between the footpath leading to Greenfields and the bungalows and is now being leased from The Borough by the Parish Council.
It was a cold but bright day, just the right sort of weather for hard physical work and there was plenty of that. The area was badly overgrown, mainly with brambles. The object was to clear away most of this so that the extent and features of the site could be assessed before the Conservation Group could develop a layout plan for it.
Everyone worked hard, particularly the youngsters, who seemed to enjoy themselves, despite the many scratches from the brambles. The site was cleared, a skip was filled with rubbish and a fence made with materials from the site. All in all, a good day’s work
Our thanks to Neil Pullen from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust who provided the expertise, equipment and refreshments, Kelly’s Skips and all those who gave of their time so generously. There is likely to be a follow up working party in March so please check the website and Tower & Tap for information.
Photographs of the event can be seen in the Gallery below
Attached are the Final Parish Council Meeting Minutes for November 2009
- Addition of new Parish Councillors: Stuart Young, Neil Burchell, Sheila Anderson-Witty
- Allotment Association update
- Village Development Issues
- Flooding Update
Updates on EDA
Village Website update
TV Signal interference
Removal of Speed Humps