Passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Sutton Benger Parish Council would like to express sincere condolences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family, following the sad news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing at the age of 99.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for more than 70 years and this is undoubtedly a time of great sadness. We are sure that the thoughts of all Sutton Benger residents are with the Queen and her family today.

During the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, the Royal Family have announced that physical Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh in this special online Book of Condolence.

The Royal Family have also asked that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.

Prince Philip made a notable contribution through founding his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to equip and empower young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life. A donation to the DofE Award scheme can be made at https://www.dofe.org/donate

Parish Council Elections – 6 May 2021

The Parish Council is a vital part of our Community and to be effective it needs 11 local volunteers to act as Parish Councillors – and we are now seeking Nominations* for the upcoming Parish Elections.

If you would like to stand as a Parish Councillor please print and complete the Nomination Pack:

Contact the Parish Clerk for further information.

(* Closing date for Nominations is 4pm on Thursday 8th April 2021)

B4069 Road Closure – 10 May 2021

Temporary Closure B4069 (part), Sutton Benger

From: 10 May to 24 May 2021

Notice (TTRO 7163) 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 10-May-2021.

This Order will come into operation on 10 May 2021 and the closure will be required until 24 May 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 03456004600.

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

Shared Ownership Homes – Arms Gardens

Coming soon to your village – due to be completed April 2021.

Shared Ownership Homes for local people at Snowdrop Mews, Arms Gardens, Sutton Benger.

Price    £265,000 Open Market Value

Brand new homes on this exclusive development in the beautiful village of Sutton Benger.

  • Two Bedrooms
  • Private Garden
  • Smart Modern Kitchen
  • Smart Bathroom with Shower over Bath
  • French Doors to Garden
  • Includes Oven, Hob and Extractor
  • Fully Carpeted

For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact White Horse Housing Association.     Tel 01380 850916

Email:             Info@whitehorsehousing.co.uk

Website:         www.whitehorsehousing.co.uk

Sutton Benger History Trail Volunteers

Sutton Benger History Trail needs you!

As part of our campaign to keep the traditions and history of Sutton Benger alive we are keen to set up a Sutton Benger History Trail with the aim to highlight key historical areas/properties within the village.
 
Funding has already been approved and a working group has been set up but a couple more keen bodies would be a great help. If you want to help showcase the lives and loves of Sutton Benger then please contact the organisers of the trail.
 
Likewise, if you have knowledge of Sutton Benger and it’s key historical properties then contact the organisers of the trail.

Temporary Closure to Footpaths from 1 April 2021 for 6 Months

Notice (TTRO 7065) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all users:

Footpath 8 (Part), Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with Barrington Court;

Footpath 9, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with B4122;

Footpath 12, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Seagry Hill to its junction with Seagry Road;

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.  See plan showing footpath closures.

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

This Order will come into operation on 01 April 2021 and the closure will be required for 06 months. 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 06 months.

For further information regarding this closure or for details of the diversion route please contact Darran Shaw 01443 449200 or the Senior Rights of Way Warden, Stephen Leonard on 07771 721255.

Wiltshire Council Local Plan

What you think about the Wiltshire Local Plan?

The consultation on the Wiltshire Local Plan review is open until 9 March, so please have your say on where housing, infrastructure and land for employment may be built in your area in the next 15 years.

Plus, if you attended one of our online engagement sessions, the write-ups of all the events have been added to our Local Plan review webpage.

If you don’t have internet access, you can call us on 0300 456 0100 to speak to the Spatial Planning team to find out more about the plan or to request printed copies of documents. You can also make submissions to the consultation by post.

Find out more about the Local Plan review, view documents and have your say

Arms Farm Affordable House Available

Are You a Local Person in Need of an Affordable Home in Sutton Benger?

White Horse Housing Association will have 6 houses completing in March this year on the site under construction at Arms Farm. The mix of homes is 1 x 4 bed rented, 3  x 2 bed rented and 2 x 2 bed for shared ownership sale.

The rented homes will be let through Wiltshire Council’s Homes 4 Wiltshire choice-based lettings service. The priority for the homes will go to those households with a local connection to Sutton Benger or surrounding parishes.  Housing need and how long you have been waiting on the Homes 4 Wiltshire register will also be taken in to account. Register now with Homes 4 Wiltshire at  www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk.

The shared ownership homes will be sold to those who have registered with www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk

Local connection, affordability and housing need will be taken in to account.

Please contact White Horse Housing Association on 01380 850916 and staff will be happy to guide you through the H4W and shared ownership application process if required and will also record your interest for these homes.

 

New MyWiltshire App for Reporting Issues

The new MyWilts system is now live and can be accessed using the following link – https://my.wiltshire.gov.uk/.

If you have already registered online to book a slot at one of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) and updated your password since 3 September, you will automatically have access to the new MyWilts system.

As we transition from the old system, you may receive email notifications from us regarding your case status from the new system. These can be identified with the email address ending @wiltshire.gov.uk.

If you have previously used the mobile app, you will need to download the new app from the App Store (Apple) /Google Play (Android) by searching for ‘MyWilts’ or by using the following links:

Apple- https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1476239668

Google – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Wiltshire.MyWilts

For more information please visit our webpage or watch the video series that has been created to support you in using the system.

Best regards,

Wiltshire Council