WILTSHIRE COUNCIL UPDATE
45+ Unit Extra Care Facility
Cricklade Community Hub (Campus) Update.
As a result of the recent extreme weather conditions, there have been a significant number of potholes reported. I have toured Cricklade and surrounding area with a Highways Engineer and logged the incidences. It is futile to carry out the required repairs whilst we have the current cold weather as the repair will soon break up again. A programme to remedy the situation will be put in place once the current cold snap has ended. If you spot a pot hole, please report it via CLARENCE on the Wiltshire Council web site; http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parkingtransportandstreets/highwaysreportingform
45+ Unit Extra Care Facility – Position Statement
In January 2011, Wiltshire Council adopted an older person’s accommodation development strategy in order to ensure that the ageing population’s care and support accommodation needs were met in appropriate, modern and fit-for-purpose facilities. This strategy identified the requirement for a new circa 50 unit extra care housing scheme within the Cricklade area. A Working Group was established under the Shadow Community Operations Board, which reports to the Area Board, in order to progress this development. This included the identification of a suitable location.
Members of the Working Group, with the support of Wiltshire Council officers, identified a number of potential sites for consideration for the new extra care housing scheme in Cricklade. Following preliminary investigation, the Working Group agreed to discount 6 sites, continue to monitor 2 locations and undertake further analysis and investigation on 3 sites. Due to the historic nature of Cricklade and the number of archeologically significant locations, detailed discussions will be required with English Heritage to progress this.
The Working Group will reconvene early in the summer when it is anticipated that further information will have been obtained to enable the group to assess the practicability, suitability and appropriateness of the sites in question.
Cricklade Community Hub (Campus) Update;
The Shadow Community Operating Board is working closely with the appointed architects to develop the design proposals for the Stones Lane site. This involves detailed discussions with all key stakeholders who currently and possibly will use the venue as a community hub. Once the plans have been formulated they will be available for wider public consultation and input. I am pleased to report that there has been positive feedback from the recently distributed leaflet explaining the community hub (campus) concept in more detail.
If you have any questions please email: CampusConsultation@wiltshire.gov.uk
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