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Council gives backing to freeze council tax

The ways in which Wiltshire Council will rise to the challenge of saving £30 million over the next year were discussed and agreed at a meeting of the full council today (24 Feb).

The council gave its backing to the cabinet’s budget, which includes more than 100 areas where savings can be made in order to meet the financial demands. Members also agreed that for the fifth year it will freeze Council Tax.

Springfield Community Campus moves nearer to completion

Springfield Community Campus in Corsham is entering an exciting phase with works to complete the new facility nearing completion.

Young people shaping their future in Westbury

Hundreds of young people from Westbury have been sharing their ideas on the type of activities they would like to have available in their area.

Conservative Cllr Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children’s service, congrats the LYN for hosting a successful event and for gathering such a wide number of views. She wished them every success as they work with their communities to help determine activities for young people for the future.

Andrew Murrison MP Update

Alastair Campbell reckons all MPs would benefit from a session on the psychiatrist’s couch. The good spin-doctor exaggerates but I could write a thesis on the mental health of parliamentarians. They are an unusual lot from the outset and the job is hardly conducive to good health, bodily or mental.

Update from James Gray MP for North Wiltshire

Plate-spinning becomes second nature to the MP. Events, issues, correspondence, meetings, campaigning, Parliamentary and constituency work - some weeks it blurs into a whirling mist of activity.


Plan to create growth for Chippenham

Wiltshire Council’s Conservative cabinet has approved draft plans for consultation that set out Chippenham’s growth over the next decade and beyond.

State-of-the-art extra care housing scheme gets green light

Wiltshire Conservatives are making it easier for older residents to live independently for longer with planning permission being granted on 47 state-of-the-art extra care homes.

English Votes on English Laws

Report from Dr Andrew Murrison MP for South West Wilts

A highly respectable study has shown that serious illness among newly retired people has almost halved in a decade. That’s incredibly good news with a profound uptick for us all. Definitely a reason to be cheerful.  



Conservative Wiltshire Council to invest in Calne Leisure Centre

Shareholders at Calne Leisure Centre have given their backing to a proposal to transfer the facility to Wiltshire Council management.

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