Ernie Clark. Hilperton Division, Wiltshire Council.

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A press release has been issued by WWDC.

Friday October 14, 2005
Extending recycling was a key policy of the previous administration as it is now, and rightly so, for the Lib Dems.

It must be one of the few subjects that just about every councillor agrees with, and I find it dis-appointing that certain factions within the Lib Dems are now claiming that they 'got things moving again'.

I realise that cheap 'point scoring' is part and parcel of how the party system works; but to make something as fundamentally important as re-cycling part of the 'game' of local politics really defies belief.

There is still time to register for the new electoral roll.

Tuesday October 11, 2005
Three quarters of all households in West Wiltshire have already confirmed their electoral registration details with the District Council.

Each service has its own procedure.

Sunday October 09, 2005
Depending on which service has let you down, there is a separate contact point.

Two Paxcroft Mead applications were decided last night.

Friday October 07, 2005
Two Paxcroft Mead items were on the agenda last night, including the proposed pub at the local centre.

Figures are now available from the speed camera partnership.

Thursday October 06, 2005
Figures are now available from the 'golden river' (the pair of rubber tubes) that was placed across Devizes Road earlier this year.

The recent decision regarding Staverton Triangle could be overturned.

Sunday October 02, 2005
On 22 September the WWDC planning committee voted to grant permission for Persimmon to build on the Staverton Triangle site (application 04/02303).

There are two Paxcroft Mead items on the agenda.

Friday September 30, 2005
The Paxcroft Mead pub comes back to the planning committee on Thursday for the THIRD time!!

Wiltshire Fire Brigade is hosting this event in Trowbridge.

Thursday September 29, 2005
The local 'Be Safe' roadshow will be held at the Civic Hall on 04 October between 09.00am and 01.00pm.

A public meeting is to be held at Hilperton Village Hall.

Tuesday September 27, 2005
The Community Counsultative Group has selected Hilperton for their next meeting.

All theStaverton items were discussed last Thursday.

Sunday September 25, 2005
On 23 September, I posted the result of the planning committee meeting, but the story seems to have 'fallen off' the site. Accordingly, I have posted ba shortened version below.

Three Staverton items will be discussed this evening.

Thursday September 22, 2005
Two highly controversial applications within Staverton will be discussed tonight.

I have asked for them to be brought to the committee "In the interest of wider public debate", so it will be interesting to hear the justification for these schemes from the WWDC officers.

The celebrations at Paxcroft Mead will commence at 12 noon.

Tuesday September 20, 2005
The official opening will be performed by The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mr John Bush, commencing at 12 noon.

A new review could spell the end for smaller forces.

Saturday September 17, 2005
The latest review of policing could be the death knell for our local police force, as smaller forces are likely to be merged in the interest of greater efficiency.

It would seem that the Wiltshire Constabulary will be joined with Dorset and possibly Hampshire, as well.

Full council at WWDC only narrowly voted to remain part of the SWRA.

Friday September 16, 2005
The South West Regional Assembly (SWRA) is an un-elected body that includes local authorities and business interests amongst its membership.

The government is intent on gifting more powers to regional assemblies, despite the recent referendum results in the north of England which roundly showed that the voting public have no faith in the assemblies.

More payphones are under threat in this area.

Thursday September 15, 2005
British Telecom has published its latest list of payphones in West Wiltshire that it would like to either remove totally or downgrade to 'cashless'.

There will be a special WWDC planning committee meeting next week.

Wednesday September 14, 2005
Yet another special meeting of the district council planning committee has been called. It will take place on Thursday 22 September at 7.00pm. with registration for public speakers closing at 6.55pm). The venue, as normal, is the council chamber at Bradley Road.

In what must be a unique situation every appplication to be considered has Persimmon as the applicant.

The ongoing saga, has taken yet another twist.

Monday September 12, 2005
As you are no doubt aware, the route etc. of the relief road through the Hilperton Gap received planning permission from WWDC earlier this year.

Linked in with this, however, was the housing scheme known as the East of Trowbridge Development. This project is being led by Persimmon Homes (who else?) and would see 550 new houses being built south-west of Paxcroft Mead.

There will be a meeting of the full council this Wednesday.

Sunday September 11, 2005
A meeting of the full council will be held on Wednesday 14 September. It will take place in the council chamber at the council offices located in Bradley Road, Trowbridge.

The Tory group leader Graham Payne wants a mass resignation.

Tuesday September 06, 2005
Tory group leader Cllr. Graham Payne has proposed the following motion for the next meeting of West Wiltshire District Council to be held on 14 September.

"This Authority, being mindful of the parlous financial state of the West Wilts Primary Care Trust, views with grave concern the closure of the Community Hospital at Bradford on Avon and the continuing threat to the remaining facilities in Melksham, Westbury and Trowbridge and Warminster.

On behalf of the residents of West Wiltshire, we propose a vote of 'No Confidence' in the PCT Management Committee and call for their immediate resignation en bloc."

The extension is due to open, on time, this week.

Sunday September 04, 2005
The Mead Primary School on Paxcroft Mead, Hilperton is holding a grand opening of their new extension on Friday 9th September with a family BBQ planned for the evening.

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