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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..

 

COVID-19 UPDATE – Tuesday 19 May 2020 Wiltshire Council

Latest News:

Household Recycling Centre Update

Highways Update

Mental Health Awareness Week

Cabinet Meeting – Tuesday, 19 May, 2020

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Wiltshire Police To Support National Speed Operation

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbWiltshire Police will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a two-week national enforcement campaign starting on Monday.
Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight the dangers of speeding and informing drivers of the risks and consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement.

Read more: Wiltshire Police To Support National Speed Operation

Community Governance Review - Your Views Count

Wiltshire Council have undertaken a Community Governance Review. In that review they have recommended that the following areas of North Bradley be transferred to Trowbridge Town  Council. Essentially the new developments on Elm Grove and the rear of Woodmarsh could potentially move over to Trowbridge Town Council.  This would mean that Trowbridge Town Council would receive any Community Infrastructure Levy for new developments, and those residents affected would pay the Council Tax precept for Trowbridge, which is considerably higher than for North Bradley
 We have until July to get the public to contest this decision via the Wiltshire Council Governance Review pages. . We are not allowed in this response to challenge the loss of income that this will mean. Please feel free to fill in the online consultation, links at the end,
Lets get the whole village behind us.
 
The consultation will run  to at least 10 July 2020.
 

Pedestrian Crossing Southwick Road

Following numerous concerns raised about the location of the existing crossing, in particular relating to the width of the payment, the Parish Council are actively working with Wiltshire Council on the feasibility of moving the crossing to a more suitable location. The preferred location is closer to the junction of Ash Drive with Southwick Road. The estimated cost of moving the crossing is in the region of £65,000.

Be Cautious of Cold Callers

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbScams over the phone are nothing new, but, in the current climate, they are being adapted. Criminals are exploiting the need to keep ourselves safe and take protective measures during the COVID19 pandemic so are reinventing their scams to use Coronavirus as a hook.

Any unsolicited phones calls should be treated with extreme caution, and if they’re asking for payment details it’s highly likely to be a scam.

Read more: Be Cautious of Cold Callers

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

Updated situation from The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

Bobby van Message from The Bobby Van Trust

People Urged To Stay At Home and Avoid Unnecessary Travel Over Easter

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"Wiltshire's beauty spots aren't going anywhere"

That's the message from the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum (LRF), as people are urged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

With sunny weather forecast and people heading into the third weekend of the Government's restrictions, the advice to the public is clear.

Everyone must do their bit to help protect the NHS and save lives.

Chair of Wiltshire and Swindon LRF Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said the vast majority of people across the county were adhering to the Government's advice, but an extra effort was needed to keep people safe over Easter.

Read more: People Urged To Stay At Home and Avoid Unnecessary Travel Over Easter

Road Closure A363 Westbury Road, North Bradley

Urgent road closure taking place from Monday 6th April for 5 nights between 19:00 – 06:00

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 6th April 2020, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Network Rail to carry out bridge repair works requiring the road to be shut for safety reasons.. A363 Westbury Road, North Bradley from A363 White Horse Business Park to A350 Yarnbrook Roundabout

Closure Notice  Diversion Map

 

101 Non-Emergency Police Calls Free from Today

WiltsCommMessaging logo high thumbYesterday the Home Office announced that the charge for calling the police non-emergency number is to be scrapped from today.
The Home Office will spend £7 million a year to meet the connection costs. At present, the telephony provider charges 101 callers a 15p connection fee.

Read more: 101 Non-Emergency Police Calls Free from Today

NEW DEDICATED PHONE LINE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Wiltshire Council  have set up a designated Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub specifically for our most vulnerable residents to receive support and guidance during COVID-19. The phoneline number is 0300 003 4576 and will be open from tomorrow (Saturday 27 March) for the duration of the pandemic.

We continue to keep our hubs open in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury for the following essential face-to-face services:

- Support for the homeless

- Adult social care

- Children’s social care

- Support for vulnerable people

Our Customer Service Team continues to support our communities on all other matters through our customer services number 0300 456 0100 (lines open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) and via social media channels.

Wiltshire Council - Community Support

Wiltshire Council is working hard to support communities as much as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

To help understand how many groups have been set-up and the support they are providing, the council has put together a short survey to capture the relevant information, which will give them a good understanding of the great working taking place. The survey can be found at https://app.s.do/event/mhop2vsw/live/polls.

You are encouraged to make use of the COVID-19 Community Pack to support your community during the ongoing situation. The pack contains a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place.