Notes from September Meeting

Community Team Scheme

Following on from the workshops held earlier this year, details of ‘Community Days’ have been received from Wiltshire Council. Their new Highway and Streetscene contract includes a provision to support community-led priorities, the idea being to encourage communities to identify local issues and then work in partnership with the Council to resolve them. Through town and parish councils, communities are able to request Wiltshire Council to provide operatives and equipment to assist in works they have prioritised. This will be provided on an allocated day, agreed in consultation with the Community Co-ordinator.

Services provided during a Community Day include: grass cutting, litter collection, graffiti removal, pot hole filling, hedge cutting and other maintenance services.

If any residents of the parish are interested in a Community Day, please contact the Parish Council Chairman, Ernie Clark, or the Parish Council Clerk, Marylyn Timms.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

P.C. Mark Hough is in the process of revitalising the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, which lapsed a few years ago in Hilperton due in part to the retirement of the last co-ordinator. If anyone is interested in this scheme and wishes to become involved, please contact Mark.

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