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Parish Councillor Vacancies

We currently have 4 vacancies for Parish Councillor. If you would like more information about being a Councillor please contact the Parish Clerk

Want to be a Parish Councillor? – Download the application form

Councillor Areas of responsibility

  • Church Piece: Keith Pound (non-Cllr representative)
  • Community/Youth Liaison: Vacant
  • Emergency/Flood Planning: Ben Carter
  • Finance: Oliver Grimes
  • Highways and Transport: Phil Jones
  • Media and Communications: Vacant
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan Liaison: Sarah Kelly
  • Neighbourhood Watch and Police Liaison: Phil Jones
  • Personnel: Oliver Grimes
  • Planning: Malcolm Bines (Lead), Nicola Hayward
  • Rights of Way & Footpaths: Leigh Varnham
  • School Liaison: Ben Carter
  • Village Hall Liaison: Nicola Hayward
  • Website: Oliver Grimes / Linda Roslyn
  • Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer: Linda Roslyn

Road Closure Notice A350-J17 M4 15th Jan – 8th Feb 2018

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of:

A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17, Kington Langley and Stanton St. Quintin

Phase One: 15 January, 22 January until 25 January & 30 January until 2 February 2018.
Week nights between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Phase Two: 16 January 2018 until 22 January 2018, 25 January until 30 January & 5 February until 8 February 2018.
Week nights between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5100) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Phase One – Northbound:

a) A350 (Part), Kington Langley; from its junction with Plough Crossroads to its junction with M4 Junction 17.

b) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A350 to its junction with A429.

c) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 to its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East.

Phase Two – Southbound:

d) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A429 to its junction with A350.

e) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East to its junction with M4 Junction 17.

To enable: Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement.

Alternative routes:

Phase One:
M4 westbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
M4 eastbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – M4 Junction 16. A429 / non-motorway traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4042 – A429 (unaffected length).

Phase Two:
M4 westbound traffic: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – M4.
M4 eastbound: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18. Southbound / non-motorway traffic: B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A350 (unaffected length).

The closures and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

For further information please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.

Policing Precept 2018-19 Consultation

community-policingLetter from Angus Macpherson MBE, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon:

“I wanted to inform you about the launch of my consultation on the policing precept for 2018/19. I would be grateful if you could share this and make residents aware of opportunities for consultation. The details are set out below or you can access a video of me outlining the proposals at https://youtu.be/lsKkPmUd1Nc

The policing precept consultation which launches today (2/1/2018) is looking for the views of Wiltshire residents on the proposed increase of £12 a year.

Currently the average band D household contributes £14.19 per month to local policing, but if residents back the proposal then this would rise to £15.19 per month.

As a Force, Wiltshire Police has seen the second highest increase in demand across the country in the last year yet the funding we receive from central government doesn’t recognise the increasing pressures our service is under.

In fact we receive the fourth lowest funding per head of population in England and Wales.

Since 2010, Wiltshire Police has received £19 million less but have been responding to more crimes and supporting more members of the public year on year.

Whilst we live in an incredibly safe county, there’s only so far the budget will stretch and we’re streamlining our services to ensure they’re as efficient as possible at the same time as keeping the public safe, but we are feeling the squeeze more than ever. Without this increase Wiltshire Police will have to look at further reductions in officers and staff to close a budget gap of around £3m.

That’s why I am asking whether residents in Wiltshire and Swindon would be prepared to pay an extra £1 a month to help bridge this gap.

This increase will mean that I can protect frontline services from further reductions and maintain the current level of service.

The consultation which runs from 2nd January 2018 to midday 31st January 2018 wants to hear your views on the proposed increase.

For more information on how to share your views please visit www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk, you can also email pcc@wiltshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or use #AskAngusPCC on social media.

With best wishes for 2018,

Angus Macpherson MBE

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon”

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis, on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Councillor Davis served on the Council since 2006 and fulfilled the roles of Lead Councillor for Planning and Rights of Way.  He was instrumental in successfully campaigning for dropped kerbs in the village to improve access for disability scooter and pushchair users. His most recent nomination was as the Council’s representative on the Church Piece Charity.

He made a valuable contribution to the life of his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

Councillor Davis will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his wife Carol and family.

Clerk’s Update: December 2017

UPDATE FROM SUTTON BENGER PARISH COUNCIL – DECEMBER 2017

Parish Councillor Vacancies – we have 3 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+, on the Electoral Register for the Parish and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.

Road Closure – B4122 from J17, M4 Roundabout to Junction with B4069 Draycot Cerne – will be closed from 18 January – 26 January 2018 (weeknights only) between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.  Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

School/High Street Crossing – Cllr Ben Carter is liaising with the School Governors and the Action Group to discuss what alternative safety measures can be introduced, including a School Crossing Patrol and advisory 20mph flashing signs on the High Street and keep clear & waiting restriction road markings on Chestnut Road.  A 25% contribution to the cost of these options would need to be met by the Parish Council.

Gossip Area Maintenance – many thanks to Peter Neale for all his hard work this year in maintaining the Council’s 4 Gossip Areas and cutting the ‘extra’ unowned grass verges and for the improvement work he recently carried out in Cowley Way.

WW1 Commemorative Tree on Rec – many thanks to Norman Hodnett, our resident Tree Warden, for all his help and advice on the tree we have planted at the Rec – it will be dedicated in a ceremony next year to commemorate WW1.  Also, many thanks to Cllr Keith Pound and his lovely wife for helping to plant the tree on a cold Saturday!

Rural Broadband Performance Survey – The Parish Council would like to better understand the broadband performance that we receive in the local area and have launched a survey to gather the data – please visit the website to complete the survey – http://www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk/community-hub/rural-broadband

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in the Village Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.

 

Wishing you all Good Health and Happiness in the coming year, from the Councillors and Clerk.

 

Temporary Closure of B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of:
B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger
18 – 26 January 2017 (weeknights only)
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5108) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

B4122 (Part), Kington Langley and Sutton Benger; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 roundabout to its junction with B4069 Draycot Cerne.

To enable:

Wiltshire Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement scheme.

Alternative routes:

Local Traffic: Via B4069 – A420 – A350 and vice versa
Motorway Traffic: (B4069 / A420 – A350) – A4 – A3102 – Jct 16.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order which previously came into operation on 20-Nov-2017 will now recommence on 18 January 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required on weeknights only between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 until 26 January 2018. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.

The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Temporary Road Closure Notice: A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17

Wiltshire Council – Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A350 (Part), A429 (Part) and M4 Roundabout, Junction 17, Kington Langley and Stanton St. Quintin

Phase One: 15 January – 17 January 2018
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Phase Two : 18 January – 22 January 2018
Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00

Notice (TTRO 5 100 ) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Phase One – Northbound:

a) A350 (Part), Kington Langley; from its junction with Plough Crossroads to its junction with M4 Junction 17
b) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A350 to its junction with A429
c) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with M4 Junction 17 to its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East.

Phase Two – Southbound:

d) M4 Roundabout Junction 17, Kington Langley / Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with A429 to its junction with A350
e) A429 (Part), Stanton St. Quintin; from its junction with C72 Bouverie Park East to its junction with M4 Junction 17

To enable: Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 highways improvement.

Alternative routes:

Phase One:
M4 westbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
M4 eastbound traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – M4 Junction 16.
A429 / non – motorway traffic: A350 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4042 – A429 (unaffected length).

Phase Two:
M4 westbound traffic: A429 (unaffected length) – B 4042 – A3102 – M4.
M4 eastbound: A429 (unaffected length) – B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A46 – M4 Jct 18.
Southbound / non – motorway traffic: B4042 – A3102 – A4 – A420 – A350 (unaffected length).

The closures and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

For further informat ion please contact Jack Francis (Wiltshire Council) on 07826 943272. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.

Clerk’s Report: November 2017

Update from Sutton Benger Parish Council – November 2017

Parish Councillor Vacancies – we have 3 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+, on the Electoral Register for the Parish and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.

Planning

17/09635/FUL – Oakleigh Acres, Draycot Cerne SN15 5LH – Two Bay Modular Office/Welfare Building & Demolition of Existing Office Building – Support.

17/09786/LBC – Avon Viaduct, Sth of Christian Malford, SN15 4LW – Installation of OLE masts for the electrification of the GWML – No Comment.

17/09908/TCA – 20 High Street, SN15 4RF – Fell 5 Elder (T1, T2, T3, T7 & T18), 1 Leylandii (T8), 1 Plum Tree (T9), 1 Apple Tree (T10), 1 Laburnam (T12), & Remove Secondary Stems from Plum Tree (T13); and 30% Reduction to Apple Tree (T11) – Support.

17/09800/FUL – Land South of Bell House Hotel, SN15 4RH – Proposed re-building of existing outbuilding to create new dwelling with landscaping – No Comment.

17/10158/LBC – Land South of Bell House Hotel, SN15 4RH – Proposed re-building of existing outbuilding to create new dwelling with landscaping – No Comment.

17/03417/OUT – Land South-East of Junction 17 of M4 Motorway, Kington Langley – further revised plans – an update on the current situation was given by Cllr Phil Jones.

Finance

Expenditure was approved for improvements to planting, maintenance and tree works at the Gossip Areas (£500) and releasing CIL funds to the Village Hall Management Committee for scoping plans for proposed improvements to the Village Hall.

The Cllrs suggested the following projects for inclusion in the Draft Budget for 2018-19:

  • Trim-trail around the Rec
  • Cycle rack at the village hall
  • Netball posts and hoops at the Rec

Gossip Area at Neville Terrace

The residents of Neville Terrace are to be consulted on proposals to try and improve the gravelled gossip area to the front of properties 6-10.

Highways

The Parish Steward will next be in the village on 4/5 December 2017 – please report any issues to the Parish Clerk.

Road Closure

B4122 from J17, M4 to Draycot Cerne 20-Nov to 8- Dec 2017 will be closed between 20.00 and 06.00 for Wilts Council to undertake works for A350/M4 improvements.

Household Recycling Centre Refurbishment Programme

The Centre at Stanton St Quintin will the CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT from 4 December to 18 December 2017.

School/High Street Crossing

Following the publication of the Taking Action on School Journey report for Sutton Benger Primary School, Cllr Ben Carter is to liaise with the School Governors to discuss what alternative safety measures can be introduced.

Rights of Way

Two stiles are in need of repair and Cllr Leigh Varnham is looking into the cost of replacing some of the stiles with kissing gates to improve access to some of the paths.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Two members of the Group presented a comprehensive presentation of their Analysis of housing numbers and the Housing Policy, which is now with the Wiltshire Council Case Officer for amendment and review.  Cllr Sarah Kelly was appointed as the Liaison for the Parish Council.

Rural Broadband Performance Survey

The Parish Council would like to better understand the broadband performance that we receive in the local area and have launched a survey to gather the data – please visit the website to complete the survey – http://www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk/community-hub/rural-broadband

Remembrance Sunday

Cllr Phil Jones represented the Parish Council and laid a Wreath at the Service held on 12 November 2017.  Many thanks to Alison Muir for arranging delivery of the wreath again this year.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in the Village Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.