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The Courier – June 2022

The electronic version of The Courier for June 2022 is available to view now

The COURIER Office, and Editorial address for contributors:
c/o 4 Sunnyhill, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough SN8 3EP
Contact Details:
ADDRESS for Contributions ONLY: cdkecouriercontribute@gmail.com
ADMINISTRATION: Sandra Fisher (850363) cdkecouriersec@gmail.com
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The COURIER is the Magazine of the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis,
Everleigh and Collingbourne Kingston. Items for publication are most
welcome but may have to be edited if space, etc, demands. All items
published solely express the views of their author and are copyright of
the COURIER unless otherwise stated. Whilst every care has been taken,
no responsibility can be accepted for statements made by the advertisers.
The deadline for July copy is 6.30 pm on 18th June 2022.

Everleigh Parish Council Accounts for FY 21/22

Everleigh Parish Council APM – Tue 10 May 22 – Draft Minutes

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting

held at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall on Tuesday 10th May 2022

Chairman:      Cllr D Bottomley (Chair).

Present:           Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr T Martin, Cllr H Waight, Cllr A Earle and Cllr L Wheeler-Mallows

Apologies:       Cllr P Evans

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Clerk), Wilts Cllr C Williams (Wiltshire County Councillor), PC S Duggan and no members of the public

Continue reading Everleigh Parish Council APM – Tue 10 May 22 – Draft Minutes

Minute Of Everleigh Parish Council Meeting – 15th March 2022

EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

 MINUTES OF EVERLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON TUESDAY 15 MARCH  2022

Chairman:     Cllr D Bottomley

Present:           Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows (vice Chair) Cllr H Waight and Cllr T Martin.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), Wilts Cllr C Williams and L Wheeler-Mallows (potential -con-optee)

Continue reading Minute Of Everleigh Parish Council Meeting – 15th March 2022

£150 energy rebate

In February, the Government announced that all households in council tax bands A to D are entitled to a one-off council tax energy rebate payment of £150. You do not have to pay this back.


The quickest way to receive your rebate

If you pay your council tax by direct debit, Wiltshire Council will use your bank
details to pay the rebate straight in to your account. You do not need to do anything.

Look out for a letter if you don’t pay your council tax by direct debit

If you are eligible for the energy rebate but do not pay your council tax by direct
debit, you will receive a letter through the post inviting you to submit your bank
details via the Wiltshire Council website. This will ensure the rebate can be paid into
your bank account. You do not need to call us; we will write to you in early May.

If you do not pay council tax

There are some households in Wiltshire that do not pay council tax because they
receive a council tax reduction. We will be writing to these households and inviting
them to provide their bank details so that the energy rebate can be paid to them.

Properties in council tax bands E – H

The Government has given the council a discretionary fund to help households on
low incomes who live in properties in bands E-H. Visit the Wiltshire Council website
for further information about the scheme.

Updates on the rebate and discretionary funding will be posted on the Wiltshire
Council website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-tax-energy-rebate

Solar Together Wiltshire – group-buying scheme

Wiltshire Council Logo

Service: Climate Team
Date prepared: 5 May 2022
Contact: climate@wiltshire.gov.uk

We wanted to update you on an innovative scheme that Wiltshire Council is driving forward
locally called Solar Together Wiltshire.

We are working with independent experts iChoosr and Swindon Borough Council to give
homeowners the opportunity to invest in renewables through a group-buying scheme for
solar panels and battery storage.


This is a group-buying scheme which will offer solar panels with optional battery storage
and EV charge points, as well as offering battery storage for residents who have already
invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they
generate, as well as increase their independence from the grid.


Given the current cost of living, significantly impacted by the surge in energy prices, we feel
this scheme will be worth consideration from eligible households and help provide longer
term savings.


It is free to register and there is no obligation for people to go ahead with an installation. All
residents living in the Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council areas who own their
own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system) can register
for the Solar Together group-buying scheme. Small and medium-sized enterprises (non-
domestic) and community buildings meeting this requirement can participate as well.
Planning permission may be required in some cases and we are directing people to this
page for more information – https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-permission

The scheme works as follows:
• Step one: From 9 May – 14 June, Wiltshire householders can register online to
become part of the group for free and without obligation. Invitation letters will be sent
to 60,000 Wiltshire households w/c 23 May. However, any eligible
household/business/community building can apply irrespective of whether they
receive a letter
• Step two: Pre-approved UK solar PV suppliers participate in an auction. They are
able to offer competitive pricing as the volume and geographic concentration makes
it possible for them to make greater efficiencies, which they pass onto customers
• Step three: After the auction, registered households will be emailed a personal
recommendation later in June that is specific to the details they submitted in their
registration.
• Step four: If they choose to accept their recommendation, the specifics of their
installation will be confirmed with a technical survey, after which a date can be set
for the installation of their solar PV system.
People can accept or decline their personal recommendation. If they choose to go ahead
and accept with Solar Together, a £150 deposit is required, which is conditionally
refundable.

As stated earlier, iChoosr will send out a letter from the week of 23 May to a selection of
properties in Wiltshire that are likely to be eligible for the scheme to give them all the
information they need to consider participating should they wish to. The scheme will be
promoted using all the available council communication channels prior to this as well,
including social media, press releases, newsletter articles and posters at public facing
council buildings There will be no selling by phone or doorstepping of residents.

Our Wiltshire Climate Strategy is very clear that as a county we need to reduce the energy
we use as well as using low carbon forms of energy. Within the strategy we aimed to
encourage installation of renewables through group buy schemes and we’re pleased to
offer this opportunity to residents to consider

If you are contacted by residents who want more information about this, people can visit
www.solartogether.co.uk/wiltshire, email wiltshire@solartogether.co.uk or call 0800 048
8113. IChoosr are responsible for managing and rolling out the scheme and all enquiries
about it will be going via them.

For those residents not eligible for this particular scheme, but who still want ideas on
lowering their carbon footprint or information on how to access support or grants for energy
efficiency in their homes, then there’s more information available at
www.wiltshire.gov.uk/climate-change-individual.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact
climate@wiltshire.gov.uk
We’d welcome and encourage you to share any council communications, such as social
media posts and press releases, with your contacts and the local community to help spread
the word about the scheme.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress of this scheme.

The Courier – May 2022

The COURIER is the Magazine of the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis, Everleigh and Collingbourne Kingston, click below to download/view the May 2022 edition.

The COURIER Office, and Editorial address for contributors:
c/o 4 Sunnyhill, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough SN8 3EP
Contact Details:
ADDRESS for Contributions ONLY: cdkecouriercontribute@gmail.com
ADMINISTRATION: Sandra Fisher (850363) cdkecouriersec@gmail.com
ADVERTISING/FLYERS/LEAFLETS:
Simon Gilford cdkecourieradvertise@gmail.com

The COURIER is the Magazine of the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis,
Everleigh and Collingbourne Kingston. Items for publication are most
welcome but may have to be edited if space, etc, demands. All items
published solely express the views of their author and are copyright of
the COURIER unless otherwise stated. Whilst every care has been taken,
no responsibility can be accepted for statements made by the advertisers.
The deadline for June copy is 6.30 pm on 18th May 2022.

Wiltshire News from Wiltshire Council – April 2022

 29 April 2022
 £150 energy rebate update

We are continuing to pay the £150 energy rebate to residents who pay their council tax by direct debit.

So far we’ve paid out over £12.8million to 85,438 households in Wiltshire and we’ll be making payments to a further 18,000 households that pay by direct debit next week.

If you don’t pay your council tax by direct debit, you’ll receive a letter in the post next month explaining how you can claim the energy rebate.  More information about the energy rebate    Waste and recycling
Waste crews are working as usual this bank holiday, so if it’s your collection day, please make sure your bin is out for collection by 7am.  Check your waste and recycling collection day  
 Leader’s Vlog  Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council gives a short update on what was discussed at our cabinet meeting earlier this week    Local Community History Month
Time to celebrate Wiltshire’s rich history!
It’s Local and Community History Month in May and we’re celebrating with an array of events and exhibitions at libraries across the county.
 
Events start on Wednesday 4 May through to Friday 27 May and a full list of events and booking information can be found on our Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre website.  
More information on plans to celebrate Local Community History Month    Celebrating Wiltshire’s sporting future

Wiltshire’s up and coming sports stars of the future were celebrated earlier this week at the 2022 Sports Scholarship grant presentation ceremony held at County Hall, Trowbridge.

Sports Scholarship grants of £500 were awarded to ten young athletes aged between 8 and 18 years, who compete at either a regional or national level in their chosen sport.  More information on the 2022 Sports Scholarship grant presentation ceremony    Careers event helps young people in care consider next steps

Young people who have experience of being in care or about to leave care had an opportunity to discuss their future plans at a careers event this week.

Twenty three stands representing universities, colleges, training providers and prospective employers were at the event at the Salisbury Arts Centre.

The event was for young people from Year 9 upwards to give them food for thought on their future careers and the steps to take to achieve their ambition.  More information about the careers event in Salisbury for young people in care   
Keep up to date with improvement works

Contractors working on our behalf are carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire.

You can also see the full list of all roadworks taking place in the county by visiting the One Network map and typing ‘Wiltshire’ into the search box.

The Courier – April 2022

The COURIER is the Magazine of the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis, Everleigh and Collingbourne Kingston, click below to download/view the April 2022 edition.

The deadline for May copy is 6.30 pm on 18th April 2022

The COURIER Office, and Editorial address for contributors:
c/o 4 Sunnyhill, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough SN8 3EP

Contact Details:
ADDRESS for Contributions ONLY: cdkecouriercontribute@gmail.com
EDITOR: (Position vacant) cdkecouriereditor@gmail.com
ADMINISTRATION: Sandra Fisher (850363) cdkecouriersec@gmail.com
ADVERTISING/FLYERS/LEAFLETS:
Linda Hardiman cdkecourieradvertise@gmail.com

Items for publication are most welcome but may have to be edited if space, etc, demands. All items published solely express the views of their author and are copyright of the COURIER unless otherwise stated. Whilst every care has been taken, no responsibility can be accepted for statements made by the advertisers.