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The Courier Parish Magazine – Feb 2023

The February 2023 edition of The Courier magazine for Everleigh and the Collingbournes 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
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 March copy is 6.30 pm on 18th February 2023.

SPTA HQ News – Public Safety Message

14th December 2022

Earlier in the week some braided wire was found running across a Public Right of Way (PRoW) at chest height, there is currently no evidence to suggest that this obstacle was supporting military training activity.

There is potential that the braided wire may have been placed by a disgruntled member of the public who is potentially frustrated with the amount of illegal off road activity taking place on the plain (this has not been proven).

If this is the case, this type of deterrence is highly dangerous and unlawful. Members of the public are reminded that woodblocks are out of bounds unless a PRoW passes through the woodblock in which case members of the public must not deviate from the PRoW.

If a member of the public observes illegal activity in the plain they are requested to report it as a crime in progress to Wiltshire Police on 999. If however, a member of the public finds items that may be deemed as dangerous on the plain (wire/cables tied between trees etc) they are requested to report it on the SPTA complaints line – 01980 620819.

Thank you.

From Official Facebook Page of SPTA HQ

The Courier – December 2022

The December/January 2022 edition of The Courier magazine for Everleigh and the Collingbournes 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
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 February copy is 6.30 pm on 18th January 2023.

Wiltshire Council October Newsletter 2022

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Cost of living support

We’re coordinating information on what community facilities and services are being provided in the county, to support you through the cost of living challenges.

We’re also producing an interactive map so that in a few clicks you can quickly find what warm spaces and community food providers are available in your local area. We’re aiming to have the map on our website by the end of this month.   More information on what we’re doing to support you through the cost of living challenges      
Stay safe this Halloween

If you are celebrating Halloween this year, we hope you have a spook-tacular time, but stay safe.

Please be mindful and respectful that not everyone in our community will be taking part.

Wiltshire Police has some great advice on how to stay safe when trick or treating and has also designed a poster for residents who don’t wish to take part.   Tips on how to stay safe when trick or treating this Halloween   Download the no trick or treating poster      
Pest control
 
As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, it’s not only us who might want to stay indoors in the evenings.

To help prevent rats, mice, squirrels and any other unwanted visitors letting themselves in, here are our top tips: Ensure any holes or gaps in the outside of buildings are filled inMake sure rubbish is stored in bins with the lid shut downPlace any compost bins on patio slabs or small wire meshEnsure bird feeders are removed at night and ideally use a pole to hang feeders in an open space away from overhanging trees or shrubs and clear up spilt food regularly If you hear noises or suspect you have unwanted guests don’t ignore it, email pestcontrol@wiltshire.gov.uk  or give us a call on 0300 456 0107.   More on the pest control support we offer      
Be wary of cold callers and scammers

Please be wary of cold callers and scammers that are looking to take advantage of the current cost of living challenges.  

Our advice is to not engage with any businesses which cold call you either at the door or by telephone. Some businesses operate in a less than ethical fashion, using ‘hard sell’ tactics to get a sale, and these traders usually target more vulnerable members of the community.

Examples of previous scams in Wiltshire include companies selling alarm systems, solar panels, roof repairs, loft insulation and gardening services. Legitimate businesses would not put a resident under pressure to buy a product or service quickly.   More information and advice on how to avoid being a victim of a scam       Reducing your food waste

Recycling all you can is great, but the best thing you can do with your waste is to reduce it. Not only does reducing cut down on waste, it also cuts down on your bills.

Did you know that up to 50% of the rubbish we throw away can be composted? Find out more about composting, including how you can compost food at home.

We’ve also collated some great tips on our website on how to reduce food waste and help the environment.   Start reducing your food waste now      
Search for local planning applications

You can search for current planning applications, past decisions, appeals and issued enforcement notices on our website.   Search for local planning applications now       Household Recycling Centres to switch to their winter opening times

From Tuesday 1 November, the opening hours of all 10 of our HRCs will change from 10am to 4pm on each day that they’re open. Currently they’re open from 9am.

As per previous years, Salisbury, Trowbridge and Stanton St Quinton HRCs will be closed for an additional day a week, so will not be operating on Thursdays and Fridays. The opening days of the other centres will remain as they are.

All of these temporary changes will take effect from 1 November and last until 31 March.   Household recycling centres opening times      
National Care Leavers Week
 
This week is Care Leaver’s Week and the aim has been to reflect on the ongoing challenges that care-experienced young people face as they begin their independent lives.

We’ve been promoting the great work our staff to do to support care leavers on our Twitter and Facebook pages all week.   Read our Care Leaver Promise      
Clocks go back this weekend

Great news – we get an extra hour in bed on Sunday!

Just a reminder that the clocks go back at 2am on Sunday 30 October as we switch back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).       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.
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The Courier – November 2022

The November version of The Courier magazine for Everleigh and the Collingbournes 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
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 December copy is 6.30 pm on 18th November 2022.

The Courier – October 2022

The October version of The Courier magazine for Everleigh and the Collingbournes 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
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 November copy is 6.30 pm on 18th October 2022

Update on Wiltshire Council services for Monday 19 September

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Update on Wiltshire Council services for Monday 19 September

There will be some changes to Wiltshire Council services on 19 September, following the announcement that there will be a national bank holidayto mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Here are the details of services affected on 19 September:
No collections of waste or recycling will take place on Monday 19 September. All collections due on the day of the Queen’s funeral will instead take place Tuesday 20 September. For collections scheduled between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 September we ask that bins and containers are placed out as normal by 7am, though some collections may not be completed until the following day.

All household recycling centres will be closed with normal opening hours resuming from 20 September.

Leisure centres will be closed with normal opening hours resuming from 20 September.

Libraries will be closed, with no mobile library service on offer on that day. Any books that were due to be returned by 19 September will be extended until 26 September. Books of condolence will be available in libraries until the end of the day on 20 September.

Buses will be running to Sunday timetables, therefore bus routes that do not normally run on a Sunday will not be running on 19 September. To find out timings on this date, please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or contact the local bus company.

Schools and colleges will be closed.

Registration services will only be open for scheduled ceremonies.

Our three main council hubs (Bourne Hill, County Hall and Monkton Park) will be closed.

All roadworks scheduled to take place on Monday 19 September will be suspended for the day, which may mean that the duration of these works are extended by a day. Highways operations will be emergencies only.
Full details of services affected on 19 September

Share your thoughts and memories of Her Majesty The Queen

Elizabeth Windsor (21/04/1926 – 08/09/2022)

Wiltshire residents are invited to share their thoughts and memories of Her Majesty The Queen in a special online book of condolence.

The book is available until the day after the funeral. There will also be books of condolence set up in all Wiltshire Council libraries.

The Queen visited Wiltshire a number of times, including attending Salisbury Cathedral during her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in 2012 and most recently visiting Dstl Porton Down in October 2020. She had also visited the county for military engagements, including meeting the Royal Welsh Regiment in Tidworth in 2017.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton said:

“It is with very great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“As HM Lord-Lieutenant and on behalf of the people of Wiltshire and Swindon, I would like to send heartfelt condolences and prayers to Her Majesty’s immediate family.

“Her Majesty visited our county many times during her reign; to her regiments based here, to Salisbury for HM’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in 2010 and most recently to Porton Down in 2020.

“Her Majesty’s long, unique reign, and her wonderful life of service and devotion to the nation will be remembered with deep affection and gratitude.

“We can of course look forward with confidence to His Majesty The King as her true successor and assure him and his family of Wiltshire’s loyalty and support.”

Chairman of Wiltshire Council, Cllr Stuart Wheeler, said:

“I, like so many of us, cannot remember a time when Her Majesty The Queen did not sit on the throne. The Queen has led this country setting a shining example of service, dedication and dignity in office, committed to all her subjects and her country. I would encourage those with memories of Her Majesty to join me in writing them down in our online book of remembrance.”

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said:

“This is a very sad time for all of us.

“We have lost one of the most important figures of our time who has led our nation with grace and dignity. The Queen never wavered from her dedication to her subjects, to her country and to the Commonwealth.

“I know there is much love for her and her family in this county. I know many people will be in shock and grief at this time and we all share that sadness.

“People can write down their own memories and thoughts in our online book of condolence. I hope people will take a few minutes to put into words what The Queen meant to them so we have a permanent record of the way The Queen touched the lives of people in Wiltshire.”