Wilts County Council

WCC: “The Challenges & Opportunities We Face”

You may be interested to view the slide deck that WCC presented at a meeting on September 18th 2017 titled, “The challenges and opportunities we face.”

The presentation discusses:

  • Their vision and priorities
  • Challenges
  • The new business plan and how they will work differently
  • Asks how we can meet the challenges together


Download a copy of the slides here

Road Closure Notice – B4122 (Part) J17 M4-Draycot Cerne

Wiltshire Council
Section 14((11)) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984


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

20 November – 8 December 2017

Between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00


Notice (TTRO 5015) 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//MM4 highways improvement scheme.

Alternative routes:

Local Traffic: Via B4069 – A420 – A 350 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 will come into operation on 20 November 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required nightly between the hours of 20.00 and 06.00 until 8 December 2017. 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 Jack Francis (WWiltshire Council)) on 0782 6 943272.

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

Wiltshire Council Car Parking Review

Wiltshire County Council are running a Car Parking Review consultation.

The story is on the front page of their website on the news portal http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/parking-charges-consultation-now-live

A link to the consultation is displayed prominently on the main parking landing page: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parking-home


Despite rising operational costs and increasing service demands, the council has not applied any inflationary increases to car parking charges since 2011 and this has resulted in service standards being reduced to levels that are now effecting the management of parking arrangements.

There is also a requirement to invest in new technologies to maximise the benefit of the council’s limited resources by automating parking usage, using technology to meet the demand of parking users for quick and easy payments and to bring benefits to the local communities for example greater enforcement of parking orders outside of schools.

A number of options to increase the funding of the Parking Service have been proposed. Each option has been costed so that choices can be made in light of the effects any changes may have on the public, businesses and visitors as well as how that option contributes to the overall council budget shortfall.

The preferred method to receive comments is through completion of the on-line electronic questionnaire available through the Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal webpage.

Please note that there is no requirement to register or log-in to the portal to respond through the on-line questionnaire.

Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request by contacting the council on the below number.

If you have any queries, please contact the council using these details:

Car Parking Survey
Parking Services
Wiltshire Council
Monkton Park offices
Monkton Hill
SN15 1ER

Tel: 01249 706131

Wiltshire Waste Management Strategy Consultation

The council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how they collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire.

WCC are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that their strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services.

The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.

WCC would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the consultation survey on the council’s website.

Following the consultation, the draft version of the future waste management strategy will be circulated to all respondents, including Area Boards, in January 2018 in order to ensure that it is reflective of consultees’ comments. It will then be reported to Environment Select Committee, Cabinet, and full Council to be adopted.

PDF iconRead the Briefing Paper

Wiltshire Mobile Library Service Review

WCC are carrying out a routine review of their mobile library routes and have requested comments of the Parish Council and the community on the proposed mobile library schedules for our area.

The consultation documents are available to view online from the Wiltshire Libraries webpage at http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/ from 4th September. Members of the public and customers can make a comment about routes in their community by downloading and completing the Consultation Feedback form. All review documents and feedback forms are also available from the mobile library.

The consultation period is from 4th September to 4th November 2017 and during this period WCC will also be consulting directly with customers of the North and South Mobile libraries. Following the consultation WCC hope to be in a position to introduce revised routes in February 2018.

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Advance notice of consultation

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Advance notice of consultation

The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, a formal Development Plan Document, has been prepared in accordance with the Wiltshire Core Strategy.   It will:

  • Revise, where necessary, settlement boundaries in relation to the Principal Settlements of Salisbury and Trowbridge, Market Towns, Local Service Centres and Large Villages; and
  • Allocate new sites for housing to ensure the delivery of homes across the plan period in order to maintain a five year land supply in each of Wiltshire’s three Housing Market Areas over the period to 2026.

Although the consultation will not start until Friday 14 July 2017 (and continue for 10 weeks) this letter is to give you advance notice of the proposed consultation period and drop in events being held as part of the consultation. The events will be open between 12 noon and 7pm as follows:

Neeld Community & Art Centre, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER          Monday 17 July 2017
Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH                                                   Wednesday 19 July 2017
Town Hall, St Johns Street, Devizes SN10 1BN                                             Monday 24 July 2017
Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN                                                    Wednesday 26 July 2017

Officers from the Council will be available during the day to answer your questions about the draft Plan and we would encourage Town and Parish Councils to send representatives to find out more about what the draft Plan proposes in their area.

Parish and Town Councils will be contacted again around the start of the consultation with more information about how to comment on the draft Plan and where all the supporting evidence can be viewed.  In the meantime, a list of the proposed housing sites is attached for information. Please note that the following webpage http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/wiltshsgsiteallocationsplan where the latest information and all supporting documentation will be posted in due course.


Parish steward vehicles rolled out as new highways contract begins

WCC logoA fleet of green and yellow vehicles driven by parish stewards conducting minor highways work will be a regular feature on local roads by the autumn as part of Wiltshire’s new multi-million pound highways contract.

Wiltshire Council’s highways contract with Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited began on April 1 2016. The contract is worth £15m per year with the company responsible for the maintenance of roads, street lights and pavements, clearing drains, gritting roads and emergency repairs. It runs for five years, with a possible extension of a further two years.

A key feature of the contract is the rollout of the parish steward programme where 20 parish stewards will work with communities to carry out local minor highways work.

The stewards will serve their own group of parish and town councils in the county, reporting issues and carrying out repairs and maintenance, providing a ‘one stop and done’ service.

They will prioritise the needs of their patch including roads, pathways, drainage and verge maintenance. Their remit could include painting railings, highways strimming and minor pothole repairs.

Philip Whitehead, cabinet member responsible for highways said, “Wiltshire Council and Ringway have a historic successful relationship for working in partnership. With the new contract, we will build on this relationship and I am confident that we will see many improvements over the coming years.”

Wiltshire is one of only a few councils that has increased its spending on highway maintenance. With the increased investment and this new contract the council will be best placed to meet the future challenges and able to maximise the benefits of its resources for our highways.”

Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive of Eurovia and Ringway said: “Ringway is delighted to have been successful in re-securing the Wiltshire plus the Swindon highways contract for the next five to seven years. Our re-invigoration of the parish steward service for Wiltshire, which was a key aspect to our successful tender bid, has already begun and we look forward to an official launch of the new service in late summer 2016.”

We are working with the council to review the highway service, ensuring it is efficient and effective for the highway users while affordable. We have secured a new main office and depot in Bowerhill, Melksham and this means we have a good modern central facility for the highway service in Wiltshire, which supports team working.”

Parish Stewards Vehicles

Parish Stewards distinctive vehicles (photo copyright of Wiltshire Council)

The parish stewards and their distinctive vans are part of the contract awarded to Ringway, which is showing the beginning of the organisation’s investment in services. The 20 vans will be rolled out over the next six months across Wiltshire.

Parish Steward vehicles are highway yellow, with unique livery. One side of the vehicle displays a horse to recognise Wiltshire as the county of white horses, the other has a picture of Stonehenge.

The highway services are being implemented in phases over the next six months to ensure by October all activities are provided. Ringway is also reviewing the current operations to ensure innovation and efficiencies are delivered at the earliest opportunity.

MyWiltshire App logoPeople who want to report a highways issue can do so using the MyWiltshire App, by the council website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywilts or by calling 0300 456 0105.

Road Closure Notice B4069 7-10 Mar 2016

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

Temporary Closure of: B4069 (Part) Sutton Benger, Kington Langley and Langley Burrell Without

7 – 10 March 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order (Ref: TTRO 4128) to close temporarily to all traffic:

B4069 (Part) Sutton Benger, Kington Langley and Langley Burrell Without; from its junction with B4122 / Draycot Cerne to its junction with C375 The Common, Langley Burrell Without.

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out kerbing, carriageway resurfacing / patching work, road marking and adjustment of ironworks.

Alternative route:

Via B4069 (unaffected length) – B4122 – A350 – B4069 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 7 March 2016.

Closure is anticipated to be operational each evening between 7pm and 6am from 7 March to 9 March 2016 and 9am to 5pm on 10 March 2016.

It is anticipated that the works will take the stated durations to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, 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 Atkins on 01225 730360 (office hours) or 01225 777234 (outside of office hours).

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

Another Temporary Road Closure Notice (WCC)

wcc logoNotice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order (Ref: TTRO 4143) to close temporarily to all traffic:

a) B4069 (Part) Chippenham Road, Lyneham & Bradenstoke; from its junction with A3102 The Green in a westerly direction for a distance of approximately 1km.

b) B4069 (Part) The Banks, Lyneham & Bradenstoke / Dauntsey; from its junction with C129 Hollow Way in a westerly direction for a distance of approximately 1.6km to its junction with B4069 Dauntsey Lock / C129 Clack Hill.

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