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The Advice Bus is coming….

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Advice Bus 2016

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From July 2016 Age UK Wiltshire is launching an exciting, new service, the Advice Bus!

This will help us take our information & Advice service into Wiltshire’s rural communities where you can get free, impartial, confidential advice for older people on such matters as:

  • Benefits
  • Care
  • Housing
  • Family Issues
  • Leisure Activities
  • Local Services

Come and speak to our adviser at:
Tesco Car Park, Tidworth
10am to 12.30pm fortnightly on a Tuesday

On the following dates:

  • July 12th & 26th
  • August 9th & 23rd
  • Sept 6th & 20th
  • October 4th & 18th
  • November 1st, 15th & 29th
  • December 13th

For more details call Age UK Wiltshire on 01380 727767

Salisbury Plain Training Area – April Newsletter 2016

April 2015 Newsletter
After a busy March activity on the Plain will be significantly reduced in April. During the first week the Royal School of Artillery four main courses will combine on Exercise CROSSED CANNONS with both live and dry artillery training based on the Larkhill Ranges and the East. Continue reading Salisbury Plain Training Area – April Newsletter 2016

News – Tidworth Our Community Matters 26th Feb 2016

Tidworth3c34bfBringing you all the latest news and updates from Tidworth & villages…

Are you celebrating your 90th Birthday this year?
Are you celebrating your 90th Birthday this year? As part of the Celebrations for the Queens 90th Birthday, The Mayor would like to host a Tea Party in June for any resident of Tidworth or Perham Down who has had, or will have, a 90th birthday during 2016. The Tea Party will be held at the Tidworth Community Centre during June, and those read more… (http://tidworth.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/are-you-celebrating-your-90th-birthday-this-year/) Continue reading News – Tidworth Our Community Matters 26th Feb 2016

Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter – March 2016

Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter March 2016

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-training-area-spta-newsletter

This Newsletter can be found at the above link

The DIO runs a Twitter account for news and updates on the Salisbury Plain Training Area using the Twitter handle #modontheplain. This account now has over 2000 followers. If you’d like to follow us go to: www.twitter.com/mod dio

March 2015 Newsletter Continue reading Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter – March 2016

Take care on the Byways – Spike Traps – Tilshead 6 (Salisbury Plain)

From WiltshireTRF Facebook Page 16th Feb 2016

“Spike Traps – Tilshead 6 (Salisbury Plain).

Wiltshire Council’s Rights of Way team have informed us that caltrops (spike traps) have been found on Tilshead 6, a byway open to all traffic that heads north from the village of Tilshead towards Westdown Artillery Range. The trap had been set in a puddle at the village end of the byway. Continue reading Take care on the Byways – Spike Traps – Tilshead 6 (Salisbury Plain)

Tidworth Community Area Awards 2016 – Get your nominations in !

The Tidworth Community Area Awards will be held this year at the Wellington Academy on Thursday 21st April 2016 at 7pm

The Community Awards event is all about giving public recognition to those who volunteer their own time to help others without seeking financial reward or recompense for doing so. Anyone living within the Tidworth Community Area, Bulford Camp and the neighbouring parish of Shipton Bellinger is eligible for nomination. Continue reading Tidworth Community Area Awards 2016 – Get your nominations in !

Everleigh Recycling Centre will be remaining open for this coming financial year

EVERLEIGH Recycling Centre will be remaining open for this coming financial year, Pewsey Parish Council has announced.

They posted on their Facebook page: “It’s official……Everleigh recycling centre will be remaining open for this coming financial year. Continue reading Everleigh Recycling Centre will be remaining open for this coming financial year

Important survey on the future of subsidised bus services in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Local Transport Plan – Public Transport Strategy Review

Introduction

Wiltshire Council is reviewing its Local Transport Plan (LTP) Public Transport Strategy and service delivery (Wiltshire Council supported bus services). The review is being undertaken because of growing pressures on the Council’s budgets that mean funding is no longer available to continue delivering services at the level that was envisaged when LTP was published in 2011.

 

The review of the Public Transport Strategy is part of a wider review of all areas of Wiltshire Council’s passenger transport remit (except rail and taxis). The wider review will include re-examining policy and spending in home-to-school and college transport, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and social care client transport.

As a first stage in the review, a pre-consultation exercise was undertaken during July and August 2015 to provide key stakeholders and partners (e.g. town councils and bus operators) with an opportunity to shape the scope of the review.

We are now keen to hear the views of bus users, residents, stakeholders and other interested parties to help us shape a new Public Transport Strategy. The Council has made no decisions as yet and would like to see how far you agree or disagree with the options presented in the accompanying questionnaire (see link below).

Please note this is a consultation only about subsidised bus services, which are those services that are not viable for a bus company to run without Council funding. A list of subsidised bus services is available under the ‘Supporting Documents’ tab at the bottom of the page.

Questionnaire (please click on this link to access the questionnaire) – http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/subsidised-bus-services-consultation.htm

Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request by telephoning 0300 456 0100. Copies of the questionnaire and Public Consultation Paper will also be available on buses operating Wiltshire Council contracted services, in libraries, and in Council offices (Monkton Park in Chippenham, Snuff Street in Devizes, Bourne Hill in Salisbury, and County Hall in Trowbridge).

Your comments need to be submitted by 5pm on 4 April 2016.

The findings of the review and public consultation will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet in the summer of 2016. It will then be necessary to design and develop detailed implementation proposals. The timescale for this will depend on the nature of the changes and the lead time necessary for their implementation.

Continue reading Important survey on the future of subsidised bus services in Wiltshire