Special Meeting on Roads – Wednesday 27th March

Cllr Graham Wright would like to personally invite all Councillors and Parishioners to a Special Meeting on the subject of Roads. Wednesday 27th March, 6:30pm at Figheldean Village Hall.

It will be a proactive and informative event. Please come along to help safeguard the future of our Highways.

The Cabinet member for Transport, Street Scene and Flooding, Caroline Thomas, will bring a strong team of officers to brief us and answer all our questions.

The following local areas already identified below will be the main thrust of the meeting.

  1. Plans for what roads WC see as currently in need of resurfacing within Stonehenge Area Parishes for the next years.
  2. Update of Local Netheravon Speed reduction trial which will be 6 months in by 27thMarch.
  3. Flooding of local roads within our patch. Shrewton, Tilshead, Netheravon, Fittleton cum Haxton, Enford and Figheldean were recently affected –inc; Parish Emergency Plans, Council/Agencies/Owners’ responsibilities.
  4. Open session questions on road maintenance, pothole fixes and all other questions that Parishes will supply in advance.
  5. Local Highways Footway Improvement Group. When can we expect to catch up with many improvements that have been ordered but not yet fulfilled.
  6. Strategy and process of Double Yellow line renewal and White Line Renewal with an update on resources from Parking Services as to how they are going to enforce parking restrictions.
  7. A303 update (if the tunnel is to go ahead). How is WC Highways going to cope with the potential closure of A360 and the impact on local villages.

Any questions from Parishioners to be submitted in advance, via the Parish Clerk: parishclerk@figheldean.org

Refreshments will be available.

Police and Crime Commissioners lead campaign to tackle rural crime

Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Wilkinson, has joined with his counterparts in the south-west to lead a new campaign and bring together all police forces in the region to combat the involvement of Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) in rural crime.

The full briefing note is available at the below link.

Police and Crime Commissioners lead campaign to tackle rural crime (prgloo.com)

Ablington Woods Saved!

The community has successfully raised the funds necessary to purchase Ablington Woods from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and the sale process will be completed shortly.

A fantastic effort by the whole community has collected £32,000 in a little less than 9 months, with all manner of events, talks, raffles and auctions helping to raise money, along with very generous donations from lots of people.

Save Ablington Woods Update

As of the end of November, the fundraising total is almost £26,000. Only another £6K to go!

Well done everyone who’s contributed so far, either by organising events or donating/participating.