News

Welcome to the North Bradley Parish portal, which serves the Villages of North Bradley, Yarnbrook, and Brokerswood. Please browse the various news items which appear.The website also contains valuable information about various aspects of our community, from facilities, to shows and groups in the parish If you are searching for something in particular, please use the search facility at the top of the site.  If you have any news items you wish to submit, please contact the Parish Council using the link above..

 

Introducing Check A Website

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbGet Safe Online has partnered with Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, to launch ‘Check a Website’.

'Check a Website' is a new, easy-to-use online tool which helps determine whether a website is likely to be legitimate or a scam … before you visit it. It is hoped to prevent thousands of people in the UK falling victim to unwanted online scams every year.

To use, simply type in the address of the website you want to check, and your results will appear within seconds. To try it out simply visit www.getsafeonline.org/checkawebsite/

Secondly, for parents and grandparents, you may be interested in this month's online safety awareness campaign - Switched-on Parent. The attached new leaflet provides lots of tips from our experts on how to encourage your children or grandchildren to use the Internet safely.

Help Available for Carers

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbThis week is Carers Week, so Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding everyone in a caring role of the help that is available for keeping homes safe from fire.
Whether you are a formal carer, or someone who ‘keeps an eye’ on an elderly neighbour or family member, the Service offers a range of advice and support.

Safe & Well Manager Vikki Thomas said: “Safe & Well is a completely free service, which helps to keep our communities safe in their homes. We start with a phone call to the householder, or their representative, to identify whether any specific equipment may be of help. An advisor will then arrange a home visit at a convenient time, to identify any fire risks and install things like smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.”

Read more: Help Available for Carers

Book Swap Shed

Book swap now operating at the Peace Memorial Hall.

Opening Times:

Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00

Wednesday 10.00 - 14.00

Alternative Thursday 14.00 - 16.00

Occasional Saturday

No Charge

 

Helping you stay warm at Home

The Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol are a charity working in partnership with Wiltshire Council and have funding to help with the costs of repairing or replacing heating systems for Wiltshire residents. Please see attached a flyer promoting this grant to support vulnerable households with no heat this winter. 

The eligibility criteria is on the flyer but more information about the grant can be found on our website: Weblink 

Heating Funding Leaflet

Bus Changes Affecting D1 & D1X from 30th January

First West of England is making some changes to its Bath services from 30 January, to address services that are financially unsustainable and introduce a number of timetable revisions to improve punctuality and reliability.

Following long-standing issues with commercial viability and detailed discussions with the West of England Combined Authority and Wiltshire Council, Service D1 will operate hourly, Monday to Friday daytime, from Bath to Warminster (Boreham Fields) via Trowbridge with the aid of short-term financial support from the Combined Authority. The D1 will operate hourly on Saturday and there will be no change to Sunday and Public Holiday services.

Service D1 will no longer operate between Warminster and Salisbury due to low passenger numbers but Wiltshire Council is working to source a replacement. In line with the changes to Service D1, Service D1x between Bath and Trowbridge will also be withdrawn due to very low passenger numbers.

Safe Online Shopping

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbKeep your Christmas, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping safe

Whether it’s getting the Christmas list ticked off, that last minute gift for someone special or a treat for ourselves, most of us will be buying more online this festive season.

It’s fantastic being able to take advantage of the convenience, choice and value brought by the internet, but unfortunately it is also a favourite haunt of fraudsters, vying to take advantage of the fact that you have so many distractions in the lead-up to Christmas.

That why it’s especially important to safeguard yourself, your family and finances when you’re buying online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other day. Attached is our latest Get Safe Online leaflet providing top online shopping tips, but if you want to find out more you can always visit our website at www.getsafeonline.org

Stay Safe on Line

Christmas Bazaar

A Christmas Bazaar is taking place at the Peace Memorial Hall on Saturday 18th December from 10.00am to 2.30pm.

Enquiries contact 07982 763182

Bazaar Poster

Trustee sought for the Daubeny Almshouse North Bradley

The Trustees of the Daubeny Almshouse are seeking a new Trustee to help us to administer the Almshouse.

The Almshouse was founded in 1808 and provides accommodation in 6 flats for people who qualify under the Trust Deed. Residents have to be capable of living independently and the responsibilities of the Trustees are limited to ensuring that the building and Trust requirements are maintained.

The commitment is to attend Trustee meetings (usually 3 a year), to decide policy and finance matters, and occasionally attend the premises, for instance to inspect the fabric of the building.

Ideally we need somebody who lives in the village who is able to attend and contribute to the meetings constructively. No previous experience is required. The role is unpaid.

If you are interested, please email the Clerk on for further information or write to the Clerk at the Daubeny Almshouse, Southwick Road, North Bradley – there is a postbox for the Clerk inside the main door.

Planning Application

A Outline Planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council for 32 houses at the rear of 54 Woodmarsh.

The application can be viewed at Planning Application. The Parish Council are holding a meeting on 1st November at 7.30pm in the Progressive Hall to discuss the application. It is hoped a representative of the developer will be in attendance. If you wish to attend, please contact the Clerk at as the numbers allowed to use the hall are limited to 20 because of the ongoing Covid situation. Comments may also be submitted direct to the Clerk.

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy Consultation

Wiltshire Council are giving residents, businesses and local groups in the county the opportunity to have their say on their draft Icon for pdf Climate Strategy [6.26MB], which will help to shape the next five years of the council's action on climate change.

From Wednesday 1 September to 23:59 on Sunday 17 October, people can comment on the draft strategy, which covers seven delivery themes: transport; built environment; waste; green economy; energy generation, storage and distribution; natural environment, food and farming; and carbon neutral council.

Have your say by taking the online survey.

Read more: Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy Consultation

Neighbourhood Plan Update

The Neighgbourhood Plan is now "made". The North Bradley Neighbourhood  Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.