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..

 

Burglars Beware - Op Siege Has Been Launched

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Wiltshire Police has launched Operation Siege a crime prevention initiative to help prevent burglary and deter opportunistic thieves operating in Wiltshire and Swindon.

The Force is working in conjunction with SelectaDNA, a Secured by Design (police approved) company that makes an advanced forensic marking product to help you protect your valuables. Use of the product that has been shown to help reduce burglary by up to 83% in areas it is used.

Inspector Pete Sparrow said: “To be effective, community policing requires quality community engagement alongside crime prevention and detection.”
“Operation Siege brings communities and Police together in an effective partnership against thieves. It makes a clear statement to criminals that property is identifiable and will be hard to sell on. The ultimate goal is the absence of crime, which is something we should all strive towards and this starts with prevention.”
“Research has shown that where this product is used burglary offences have been reduced by over 80%. We are delighted to be working with SelectaDNA as a key measure to prevent crime under Operation Siege.”

By marking your valuables with SelectaDNA you are making it easier for Police to recover stolen goods. You mark your items and record ownership on a secure national asset register, accessible to all Police Forces. It identifies your property when you cannot making it a strong deterrent against theft.

Discounted rate for residents of Wiltshire and Swindon
Wiltshire Police has agreed a special low rate for those living in Wiltshire and Swindon and you can buy a discounted home kit directly from the manufacturer using this link only: www.selectadna.co.uk/nhw

Use discount code NHWAWILTSHIRE and get a SelectaDNA home kit at the reduced price of £25.00 inclusive of VAT and postage. That's less than half the recommended price. You do not have to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to take up this offer.

Watch the product video for more information.

Land to the South West of White Horse Business Park

Vistry Partnerships will shortly submit their application for Land to the South West of White Horse Business Park, behind Woodmarsh. The link below shows the Design and Access Statement, which provides the background and design proposals.

It is on the agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting on 1st August.

Design and Access Statement

How and when will you receive the £400 energy grant and the £650 cost of living allowance?

The grant is meant to help all households in paying their bills in the current time, there is also an extra £650 cost of living allowance for around 8 million households.

See this link for more information. More Information

Stroke Association Friendship Group - Trowbridge

Please find information  about a friendship group for stroke survivors taking place at The Free Range Café at Trowbridge Town Hall throughout August and into September. Please come for a cuppa and a chat.

They will be taking place at 10.30 am on the following Fridays:

5 August

12 August

19 August

26 August

2 September

Trowbridge Stroke Association

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

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

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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.