WILTSHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE
Wiltshire Council Budget 2013-14 Regeneration of Culverhay
Cricklade Community Hub (Campus) Update. 20 mph. Speed Limits
Wiltshire Council Budget 2013-14
Elected representatives will be voting on the budget proposals for the financial year commencing 1st. April on the 26th. February. I don’t anticipate any increase to the amount residents pay Wiltshire Council for the services that are provided, despite cuts in government funding and the enormous pressures on the Health & Adult Social Care budget due to the demands of our ageing population.
Regeneration of Culverhay –Statement from Greensquare (Westlea)GreenSquare are going to be conducting a survey of the area with a view to implementing a series of improvements, and that this may possibly included some areas of regeneration / new housing. We will of course undertake comprehensive consultations with local residents about any proposals before they are finalised. In broad terms our expectation is that we would start this survey/consultation process based on current capacity within our Community Involvement team in late March / April. We will be able to confirm this once we have established some project milestones and timescales at our first project meeting.
Cricklade Community Hub (Campus) Update.The Shadow Community Operations Board (Shadow COB) in conjunction with Wiltshire Council Officers met on 31st. January to interview a shortlist of 3 architects companies who tendered for the development of the community hubs in Cricklade. The company that was the groups preferred option will be communicated in the next edition of the Chronicle. This decision will enable the detailed design of the Stones Lane building to commence and as the process gathers pace both stakeholders and residents will be invited to contribute to the development. The position with regard to the High Street location is still the same, in that we are unable to move forward until the Police and Crime Commissioner publishes his plan for the county which is scheduled for the end of March. It can also be confirmed that Graham Blunden, Chairman of Latton Parish Council, has joined the group to represent the interests of the wider community. If you have any questions please email: CampusConsultation@wiltshire.gov.uk
20 mph Speed Limits
Residents will be aware that 20mph speed limit exists in High Street North, High Street South and Calcutt Street. Currently it is the policy of the police nationally not to enforce these speed limits albeit Wiltshire Council is in favour of enforcement. Representations have been made to the newly appointed Police & Crime Commissioner, who has indicated that with the advent of these new positions nationally, there may be a change in policy at local levels to enable enforcement to take place.
I hold regular surgeries in my office which is situated within the Town Council offices. If you have an issue you think I can help you with, please make contact and I will arrange a suitable date and time with you. I am asked to tackle some very sensitive issues, these take time to resolve and I do have to stress that sometimes it is difficult to get an instant result and that due process needs to be followed.
Please contact me on my e-mail address, which is Peter.Colmer@wiltshire.gov.uk or by telephone 01793-750245 (home) 07720-387708 (mobile).
Peter Colmer – Wiltshire Councillor, Cricklade, Latton & Marston Meysey