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..

 

Safe Online Shopping

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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

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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.

Alert - Vaccine Passport Scams

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Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking passwords.
The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
Your vaccination status can be obtained for free through the official NHS app, NHS website, or by calling the NHS on 119.

Read more: Alert - Vaccine Passport Scams

THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY “PLANT A TREE FOR THE JUBILEE”

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”
North Bradley Parish Council are taking part in this initiative, and will be asking for suggestions as to where the trees should go.

https://ocm.wiltshire.gov.uk/trowbridge/the-queens-green-canopy-plant-a-tree-for-the-jubilee/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-queens-green-canopy-plant-a-tree-for-the-jubilee&fbclid=IwAR2yEYNC1WLNzLCp4HJZoX3aA2PN259q9jKcb--5QmI3gtDqVPrDEVyGbKU

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Result

579 total votes cast
466 for
109 against
4 spoilt papers
42% turn out

Be Alert To Scam Phone Calls and Courier Fraud

PriorityWiltsCommMessaging logo high Warning: Please Be Alert To Scam Phone Calls and Courier Fraud

We are continuing to warn people to be alert to phone calls that we believe are attempts to scam people out of money.

Over the past week we have received reports of residents across the county, including in Chippenham, Devizes and Warminster, receiving phone calls from men posing as police officers and requesting bank details.

Read more: Be Alert To Scam Phone Calls and Courier Fraud

NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

The risk tool can be accessed via the link below:

https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

Read more: NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme

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