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Remembering our Cllr and friend Jenny Clack.

We are sure many of you had heard about the sad passing of Jenny Clack at the beginning of May.

Jenny was a valued Parish Cllrs for many years and was indeed our longest serving Cllr. She was counted as a friend by many.

Jenny was well known in the community for her kind and generous nature, her fabulous gardening skills and her local knowledge.

All the staff and Cllrs at the Parish Council remember her fondly and will miss her.

Her funeral is Friday 27th May at 13.00 at the North Wilts Crematorium. Cheerful colours should be worn and family flowers only please. The family is deciding on their charity of choice for any donations made in Jenny's name and a location for a gathering afterwards. (Details published with the families permission)

Councillors Wanted 

Bedwyn Trains April update 

Local Job Opportunity Self Employed Handyman - see attached document

Bedwyn Passenger Train update March 2022 

Bedwyn Trains update 3.3.22 

Wiltshire Council 2022 grass cutting schedule  Click the link to open the schedule. 

The Council is pleased to announce that at the January council meeting it was voted to keep the precept for 2022/23 at £22,000.00, the same as the last financial year.   More information will be published on our Finance page.

Wiltshire Council update on waste collection rounds  Click on the link to find out how these changes may effect you. 

Great Bedwyn Train update 5.1.22

Regrettably due to personal circumstances, Cllr Linda Fry has had to resign from the council.   We do still have spaces for community minded people to become Councillors so please do get in touch to find out more. 

 

Please click here for the latest news from Bedwyn Train Passenger Group update Dec 20221  

 

Our newest Cllr

Good news! On Thursday 11th November the council voted unanimously to co-opt Linda Fry as our newest Cllr. Cllr Fry brings our number of Cllrs up to 7, so we are still looking for some new faces to continue to take the council forward. Cllr Fry is interested in environmentally friendly issues and community matters, and has a background in social work and adult education. The Cllrs and staff warmly welcome her to the team.

Broken Bell at St Mary's to be restored.
We've been advised that Whites of Appleton have be appointed with regards to the broken bell at St Mary's church. It will be taken down on 22nd and 23rd Nov and taken away for restoration. The bell ringing team will be helping them. They hope there will be minimum disruption along Church Street but will do their best to keep everyone informed.

 Refurbished bench at Fox Hill 

The PC are pleased to announce the refurbishment of the bench at Fox Hill, along with a plaque to recognise the work that Eric Bailey has done for Great Bedwyn.  We have added photos of the bench to our Facebook page.  Our thanks to Cllr Sylvia Wyatt for heading this project.  

Grant awarded to Doctors Surgery for garden planting.

The Council were pleased to award £100 to Linda Fry and the team of volunteers who maintain the surgery gardens.    We thank them all for their efforts. 

 Last chance to respond to Wiltshire Council's Climate Strategy. 

Go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/climate

Warm and Safe Wiltshire: 

  • Free and impartial energy advice and casework support
    • Available to any Wiltshire or Swindon resident
    • Tariffs checks and help switching supply
    • Behaviour change and diagnosing reasons for high bills
    • Schemes applications (e.g. £140 Warm Home Discount)
    • Help with energy and water debt
  • Home improvement funding assistance
    • Partially/fully funded boilers / new heating systems
    • Fully funded insulation (even as a private tenant)
  • Supported referral to other relevant services
    • Free benefits check through Citizens Advice
    • Free Home Safety checks from the Fire Service

Advice Line: 0800 038 5722 (free from mobiles and landlines)

Website: WarmAndSafeWiltshire.org.uk

Vacancies for new Councillors. 

The council has 5 vacancies for new Councillors to be co-opted.  This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in shaping the area where you live at the local level.      A Parish Council is the first tier of Government and the level closest to the residents.   Look out for our posters around the area, and please do contact the Clerk at clerk@greatbedwyn-pc.gov.uk for more information on how to apply and the criteria required.  Thanks.

 Council employs new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The council was pleased to confirm the appointment of Clair Wilkinson as Clerk and Nina Hempstock as RFO at the September Full Council meeting. Clair and Nina have already worked together in local council for over 18 months and we are keen to work with them to shape the future of the Parish Council and the local area.  Clair and Nina's contact details are on the "About the Council" page in the Councillors section. 

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COVID-19 VALE OF PEWSEY SUPPORT NETWORK
Volunteer support co-ordinators during coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 LINK GOOD NEIGHBOUR HELP
With the recent Government advice restricting movement many people in Bedwyn will need help in daily tasks like shopping or collecting prescriptions etc., the Great Bedwyn Link Scheme has set up a scheme to help manage this crisis. Call 07717 006787 or email bedwynlinkscheme@outlook.com.

Welcome

Welcome to the Great Bedwyn Parish Council website providing information about the village of Great Bedwyn and the neighbouring communities of Crofton and St Katharine's in Wiltshire and the activities of the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is the tier of Local Government closest to the people. On our website we outline the role and services provided by the Parish Council along with the details of our councillors. We provide you with the dates of our meetings and copies of the agendas and minutes.

This site will enable you to find out about our vibrant community and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council. It is our intention to enable more residents to play an active role in the community, participate in more activities, attend Parish Council Meetings and thoroughly enjoy living in the parish of Great Bedwyn.

  New Councillors required

  We are currently looking for 5 new Councillors to join the council by the process of co-option.   This is an excellent opportunity to be more involved in your community and make changes at the local level. Please contact the Clerk for more details on application criteria and how to apply. 

 

 

 


Great Bedwyn

Great Green Bedwyn Project

Survey


 Please click this link to read the Summary of the Great Green Bedwyn launch 

Please click this link to read the Survey results for Great Green Bedwyn 

 

What should we do about climate change in Great Bedwyn?

The Great Green Bedwyn Survey https://tinyurl.com/3fn4vhnu

We need to know your views about how we can tackle climate change in Great Bedwyn. What actions are practical, affordable and do-able at home and in the village ? Together we can make a difference, and many of the actions can save us money, too ! Everyone who completes our survey can ask for a free heat loss survey of their home and help with calculating their carbon footprint.

Please share your views by completing our short survey electronically at https://tinyurl.com/3fn4vhnu or on a paper form delivered through your door or available from the Post Office. Your views are essential to help us decide on actions to reduce carbon emissions in Great Bedwyn and guide us in arranging village meetings and other actions. Closing date: Friday 25 Feb.

Great Green Bedwyn is sponsored by the Lottery Community Fund and supported by the Parish Council. For more information contact GreatGreenBedwyn@gmail.com