Parish Council

Vacancy – School Crossing Patrol

We are looking for a School Crossing Patrol to join us at Sutton Benger Primary School near Chippenham working 5 hours per week, term-time only.

About the role

This role will involve representing the council on the highway to assist all pedestrians who wish to cross the road outside the school while children walk to or from the site.

All training and uniform will be provided to ensure pedestrians and motorists are safe and traffic is kept moving.

Working hours for this role are half an hour each morning and afternoon all year round during school term time.

About you

We will look to you to want to contribute to and become a valued member of the community and be available to work in all weathers.

You will enjoy working outside and meeting people and be able to build a rapport and maintain a professional approach with children parents and motorists to ensure the smooth operation of the crossing.

Interviews date to be confirmed and will be held at Sutton Benger Primary School.

Hourly rate is £9.25 (pay award pending) x5 hours per week (paid 44 weeks inc holiday pay)

For specific information about this job, please contact Tazril Tamin, Passenger Transport. Email: tazril.tamin@wiltshire.gov.uk or Telephone: 01225 713580.

Passing of Tony Gardener

We were sad to hear that Tony had recently passed away.  He was a Parish Councillor for many years and was made an Honorary Freeman of the Parish in 2011. He made a valuable contribution to life in his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

Temporary Closure of Footpaths (Continuation)

Wiltshire Council – Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Various Footpaths, Sutton Benger (Ref: TTRO 7578)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all users:

A) Footpath 8 (Part), Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with Barrington Court;
B) Footpath 9, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with B4122;
C) Footpath 12, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Seagry Hill to its junction with Seagry Road;
D) Footpath 18, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Seagry Road to its junction with B4069.

To enable: Wessex Water to carry out construction of new sewer.
Alternative route: via an alternative route using Public Highway. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This closure which was due to expire on 01 October 2021 will now continue in force until 01 April 2022 or until completion of the works, whichever is earliest. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order has a maximum duration of 06 months.
For further information regarding this closure or for details of the diversion route please contact Darran Shaw 01443449200 or the Senior Rights of Way Warden, Stephen Leonard on 07771721255.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Find the long since Hidden Stile!

Since the Covid pandemic started, we are happy to report that more and more of you have been discovering the footpaths and bridleways around the Parish. Thanks to the good cooperation between the Parish Council, landowners and volunteers, many of the stiles and footbridges have been replaced or repaired. In the last month you may have noticed the prolific growth of undergrowth around the stiles and some footpaths and bridleways. A campaign is under way to clear the worst of the excess growth to ease access, whilst respecting that these are also wildlife and flora habitats. The maintenance and clearing of these rights of way is an ongoing task, so please be patient if we have not got there yet.  Do let us know if you spot any issues on your rambles. .

See if you can spot from the photos where the recently cleared stile on footpath 13 near Draycot Park Farm is. Why not go and find out if you haven’t ventured this far afield yet and tick off Draycot Cerne and Kington Langley from your bucket list! Please take great care on the pavement alongside the B4069 to get there. 

Rights of Way Map

Above all, please remember that the rights of way mainly traverse  farmland, so please keep to the paths to avoid damage to crops and grassland and please please take your litter and dog poo home with you. It can cause serious disease in livestock and is very undesirable when accidentally trodden in.

Go and enjoy rambling!

Seagry Road Closure – 16-30 August 2021

Wiltshire Council – Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Seagry Road (Part), Sutton Benger (Ref: TTRO 7363)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to temporarily close to all traffic:
Seagry Road (Part), Sutton Benger; from the property known as The Old Byre, Willowbrook End for approximately 60m in a northerly direction.
To enable: Wessex Water to carry out installation of new sewer main and associated apparatus.
Alternative route: via Seagry Road (unaffected length), B4069, B4122, A429, A429, C166, Scotland Hill, Henn Lane, Seagry Road (unaffected length) and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 16 August 2021 and the closure will be required until 30 August 2021. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.
For further information please contact Stephanie Clark on the behalf of Wessex Water on 0345 6004600.

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy

Wiltshire Council is consulting on its draft Climate Strategy from 1 September for six weeks, as it aims to meet its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The consultation is your chance to help shape the future of Wiltshire in its journey to becoming carbon neutral county and more resilient to climate impacts. The council will be asking for your views on how you think residents, communities and businesses in the county can all play their part to achieve this.

There will be a chance to attend engagement events to ask questions and share your views during the six weeks of the consultation period, along with an online survey, so please do get involved and help to spread the word. The full consultation documents and information will be available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/green-economy from 1 September.

We all have a responsibility to do what we can to tackle this global problem, and your support on a local level will be vital, so please do get involved!

B4069 Road Closure – 14 to 25 June 2021

Temporary Closure B4069 (part), Sutton Benger

From: 14 June to 25 June 2021

Notice (TTRO 7310) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B4069 (Part), Sutton Benger; from its property Frampton Farm for a distance of approximately 150 metres in an easterly direction.

To enable: Wessex Water to carry out installation of new sewer main and associated apparatus.

Alternative route: via B4069 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4069 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Closure Notice B4069 (part) PLAN 14-Jun-2021.

This Order which previously came into operation on 10 May 2021 2021 will now recommence on 14 June 2021 and the closure will be required until 25 June 2021. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Stephanie Clark on the behalf of Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600.

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