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)
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 email@example.com 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.
Great Bedwyn Parish Council Facebook Page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.