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..

 

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust - Home Security & Stay Safe Online Schemes

 The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is an Independent charity who work closely with Wiltshire Police to provide an invaluable home security service.  The Trust has been operating this scheme for the past 20yrs helping to secure homes for the elderly, vulnerable & disadvantaged throughout Wiltshire.

Stay Safe Online

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Test your Smoke Alarm Every Month

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking local people to make monthly testing of their smoke alarms one of their New Year’s resolutions.

Many of us see January as an opportunity for a fresh start, and safety should be top of the list. As such, the Service is encouraging everyone to make sure they have enough smoke alarms in the home and that they work - it only takes a few seconds and can save lives.

Smoke alarms can give you the few extra seconds you need to escape in a fire. While the majority of homes across the country now have an alarm fitted, most people are not aware that the average alarm has a lifespan of just ten years and then needs replacing.

Read more: Test your Smoke Alarm Every Month

Christmas Waste Collections

Please see leaflet for changes to Waste Collections.

Christmas Waste Collection Changes

All household recycling centres will also be closed from 1PM on 24 December and all day on 25 December, 26 December, and 1 January. At all other times normal opening hours will apply, 10AM-4PM, five days per week. We encourage residents to visit at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/household-recycling-centres to check which days your local centre is open.

Housing Needs Survey

The Parish Council and Wiltshire Council are working together to identify the needs of local people in the Parish and would be grateful for your help.

Households in parishes across Wiltshire are being asked to take part in a survey that will give up-to-date information about local housing circumstances and aspirations. This information will be used to help us develop our housing and planning policies to best meet these needs, including whether there is a local need for affordable housing in parishes and, if so, of what size and type.

Read more: Housing Needs Survey

Television programme hoping to speak to grandparents

Shiver Productions are developing a new television programme for a major broadcaster. We are looking for vibrant, fun and outgoing grandparents who want to spend more time with their adult grandchildren (who must be 18 plus). 

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Wiltshire Housing Sites Allocation Plan

The Parish Council has submitted a formal response to the plan.

Housing Plan Response

Co-Option of Councillor

A vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council

Anyone interested in being considered for co-option onto the Parish Council should apply in writing to the Parish Clerk. Deadline for applications is 22 November 2017 .

Co-option Vacancy Poster

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Please see notice re vacancy for Parish Councillor.

North Bradley Notice of Vacancy

Waste Management Strategy Consultation and Household Recycling Centre Refurbishment Programme

The council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how we collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire. We are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that our strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services. The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.
We would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the  consultation survey on the council’s website.

Hare Coursing is a Crime

The National Farmers Union here in Wiltshire is working with the police to try and reduce the incidence of hare coursing across the county. As you may know, this activity (where dogs are released to chase and kill wild hare for the purpose of betting) is illegal and alongside the environmental crime involves trespass, criminal damage and threatening/ intimidating behaviour to farmers and landowners.

Hare Coursing Poster    

Rural Crime Hare Coursing Video