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Police and Crime Commissioner consultation starts 6th. January – Monday 5th. February 2014

Angus1Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is consulting on the police and crime element of council tax for 2014-15.
The Commissioner is considering an increase in the police and crime element of council tax of £3.15 a year for the average home (band D property). This to help reduce the impact of significant central government grant reductions on policing and crime services in Wiltshire and Swindon.
Continue reading HERE…….

The consultation will run from Monday 6 January 2014 – Monday 3 February 2014. During this time the Commissioner and members of his office will be attending Wiltshire Council Area Boards and Swindon Borough Council Locality meetings to talk with people about the proposal.
People can also read more about the proposal and give their views on the Commissioner’s website.


St Sampson’s Infant School in Cricklade is set to close.

Cricklade St Sampson’s Junior School governing body met on Tuesday 10th. and the infant school governing body on Wednesday 11th. December 2013 and both bodies voted unanimously to go to consultation on the motion for St Sampson’s Infant School to close and St Sampson’s CE Junior School to expand to become St Sampson’s CE Primary School, and the Junior School Governing Body also voted unanimously to go to consultation to expand the Junior School to form the new St Sampson’s CE Primary School.
Full details can be found at the St Sampson’s Infant School Website and the published letter to parents from the Chair of governors  letter to parents 13.12.13

 In this letter it is state that We ( The governors ) have now started working with Wiltshire Council and the Diocese of Bristol to make this procedure as quick as possible, and we envisage that the consultation process will start in the New Year. Please be assured that all stakeholders including parents, staff and the local community will be invited to take part in the consultation process which will include public meetings for views and questions to be raised. Continue reading


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Cricklade Health Walkers beat their record on Friday the 13th.

Cricklade Health Walking

Cricklade Health Walking

A record number of the Cricklade Health Walkers congregated at the Cricklade Town Council Offices at a later time of 10.30 am. on Friday the 13th. December 2013. The Walk was led by Rose for an hours walk which included the millennium woods. The weather was white/ dark clouds with a possibility of rain. Continue reading

Cricklade Town Council has decided to pursue the Asset transfer of Ockwells from Wiltshire Council

councilcrestAt the Full Meeting of Cricklade Town Council held on Monday 28th October. Under Item 10 Cricklade Campus the Council decided to pursue an asset transfer of the entire Ockwells site from Wiltshire Council.
The Town Clerk was asked to prepare a full Press Release giving the full reasons for the decision to be issued asap.

Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Children’s Centre’s exciting project

Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Children’s Centre are participating in an exciting project with the National Literacy Trust and Wiltshire County Council. Continue reading

DOG FOULING in Cricklade and Royal Wootton Bassett District – HAVE YOUR SAY

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       Dog-foulingDOG FOULING – HAVE YOUR SAY

Do you think that dog fouling is a problem where you live?
Would you like to see something being done to help tackle the problem.
If so, please complete a short survey to have your say on the matter. Continue reading

Calling all Cricklade and Wiltshire Men over 65+ ! – You could be elegible for AAA Screening.

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)?

The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body.As some people get older the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The condition is most common in men over the age of 65 and often has no symptoms. Large aneurysms are rare but can be very serious. If they rupture they cause massive internal bleeding which is usually fatal.
AAA screening
In Wiltshire the AAA Screening Programme is provided by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to reduce deaths from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms by up to 50% by detecting them early and monitoring and treating them appropriately. Women are not invited for screening because 95% of ruptured AAA occur in men over 65.
Continue reading on the Wiltshire Council Website HERE………..


Vice Chair Vicky McIntosh OBE. recognised for fund raising efforts to save the Cricklade Jenner Hall

Cricklade-Jenenr-Hall-award-300x225Vicky McIntosh OBE, Vice Chair of the Cricklade Jenner Hall Community Trust in Cricklade, was recognised by Community First for her role in raising almost £200,000 to pay for various improvements at the hall, the most significant of which was £169,000 to replace its roof. Continue reading

Cricklade’s Health Walking Group celebrates its 2nd. Anniversary

Cricklade Health WalkingThe Cricklade  Health Walking Group celebrated their 2nd. anniversary by a walk through Waylands, Fairfield Meadow, Millenium woods , the Thames Path and over Eysey Bridge.
Returning to the United Church for refreshments.
A few members had baked some cakes for all and the four Walk Leaders were presented each with a special large jam/cream cake in appreciation of their voluntary efforts. Continue reading