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..

 

Recycling collections to resume from 21 March

waste 2Hills Municipal Collections and GMB Union have confirmed they have reached an agreement, which means the waste collection strike has now concluded with immediate effect, and our recycling collections will resume next week.

Our contractor Hills Municipal Collections has confirmed those workers that were on strike will return to work on Friday 18 March. Therefore, our kerbside recycling collections will resume as normal from Monday 21 March.

Please put your blue lidded bins and black boxes out on your scheduled day from Monday 21 March. Due to the recent disruption there may still be slight delays to the collection due to the higher volumes of materials we expect, so if your recycling containers aren’t emptied on your scheduled day please leave them out, and they will be collected as soon as possible.

You will still be able to leave additional recycling that has mounted up during the disruption; please leave any additional recycling materials in non-black bags or containers (such as plastic crates) next to the recycling bins and the crews will collect them.

Household and garden waste collections will continue as normal so please put those bins out on your normal scheduled day. If those are not collected as scheduled they will be collected as soon as possible.

In summary, the key things you need to know:

Recycling collection services will resume from Monday 21 March
Please put out your black box and blue lidded bin on your scheduled day from 21 March
If recycling bins are not emptied on your scheduled day please leave them out, and they will be collected as soon as possible
Any additional recycling materials stockpiled during the disruption will be collected. Please put those items in non-black bags or containers (such as a plastic crate) next to your recycling bins
Household and garden waste collections continue as normal so please put those bins out on your normal collection day. There could still be slight delays so please leave your bins out until collected
If you’re unsure on when your collection day is, please visit our website.
If you have any queries please visit our FAQs

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

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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

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.

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