Dog DNA Protection event

Neighbourhood Policing Awareness is holding an event on 25th August, 8am – 4pm at Royal Wootton Bassett High Street.

DNA profile your dog to help the police to combat crime and collar the criminals.

There is a special 20% event discount using the code POLICE

www.dnaprotected.co.uk

Tel 0800 193 3640

 

 

Community Foundation / Science Museum Wroughton Funding Programmes available

Wiltshire Community Foundation works in partnership with the Science Museum Wroughton to award grants through their Solar Park Community Benefit Fund to projects within the local community through two programmes.

There are two grant programmes:

  • Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Supporting Communities Grants

Grants of up to £2,000 for projects which will improve the lives of people living in the parish areas of: Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon.

  • Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Sustainable Futures Grants

Grants supports charitable and community activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, maths and the environment such as renewable energy, ecology or habitat conservation. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that benefit communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park.

We are sharing this information with you as some constituted voluntary or community organisations, registered charities, not-for-profit companies and schools, academies or colleges in your parish are all eligible to apply. If you have are able to share this information with any relevant groups we would be extremely grateful.

Grant decisions are made each year in February with the application process opening in September.  As the funds are limited, we are very happy to take calls about potential projects to make sure they are eligible.

Here is a link to the web pages with more information about each fund and the types of projects that they are looking to support:

https://www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/grants-and-support/groups/science-museum-group-wroughton-solar-park-community-benefit-fund-small-grant/

Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Sustainable Futures Grants | Wiltshire Community Foundation (wiltshirecf.org.uk)

 

Broad Town Parish Council – Inspection of Accounts 2021-2022

As per the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Broad Town Parish Council has made its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year 2021-22 available for inspection by any interested person, together with all accounting records; books; deeds; contracts; bills; vouchers; receipts and other documents relating to these records.
If you have any issues to raise or wish to see the full accounts, please contact the Parish Clerk at . In accordance with the guidelines, the full accounts are available to view between 1st July 2022 and the 11th August 2022.
The full Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) documents and internal audit reports can be found here under the financial year 2021-22.
Broad Town Parish Council qualifies for an exemption from an external audit, due to it having income/expenditure below £25,000 in 2021-22. The completed and signed Certificate of Exemption for 2021-22 can be found here AgarP3 Cert of Exemption 1.

Briefing Note 2111 – Solar Together Wiltshire

Briefing Note 21-11 which provides information about a scheme called Solar Together Wiltshire, which gives homeowners the opportunity to invest in renewables through a group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage.

 

Jubilee Beacon

The beacon will be lit at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June on the escarpment to the right of Broad Town Hill as you look up at it. The photo here has a blue dot showing the location, and you can see the Village Hall at the bottom left of the photo to help locate things.
The intention is that it will be viewed from the village (rather than encouraging residents to gather nearby given that it will be dark and the hill is steep).
Beacon Location

Beacon Location

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting Monday 16th May, 2022 at 7:30 PM

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 16th May commencing at 7.30pm. This will be directly after the Annual Parish Meeting taking place on the same day at 6.30 pm. The meeting is to discuss planning application PL/2022/03146 to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling under Class Q at 16 Broad Town Road, Broad Town, Swindon, SN4 7RB

Village Tidy Up – Saturday 28th May, 10.00 – 12.00

Village Tidy Up – Saturday 28th May, 10.00–12.00

Spring Clean the Village ready for the Queen’s Jubilee. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am to help litter pick and tidy public areas. Litter picking equipment provided.

Grab a Spade and a Bucket and help remove the weeds growing up on the edge of the pavement along Broad Town Road. Please wear a Hi-Viz and stay safe.

Wandering around the local market, these took my eye, with the Royal Wedding coming up, thought they were apt.

Also, a team are hoping to decorate the Village Hall and the village shelter on the same day from 10am and would welcome any volunteers to join in!

Briefing note on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy

This briefing note is an update on the progress following the adoption of Wiltshire Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy.

Briefing Note on 5-year housing land supply and housing delivery test

Wiltshire Council has published a Briefing Note on the 5-year housing land supply and housing delivery test.

Summary:
We have now completed the update to Wiltshire’s five-year housing land supply position. The current
position is a 4.72 year supply using a base date of 1 April 2021, which will be used to inform decision-making.

 

Great British Spring Clean

Twenty sets of litter picking equipment supplied by Wiltshire Area Board are now in the possession of the Parish Council, and an agreed date for the pick of Saturday 28th May has been agreed, as the village hall is available for coordination, and the day is close to the Jubilee celebrations to have the village looking its best!

Further details of the day’s timing and planning tbc but contact the Clerk at if you have any queries meanwhile.