Edington Parish Council news for January 2016

The Parish Council would like to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year.

The turning on of the Christmas tree lights was very well supported with some hearty carol singing and we would like to thank the Three Daggers for providing the tree and the refreshments, most welcome on a cool December evening.

At our meeting in January we had a lengthy discussion setting the budget for the coming year and the end result was that due to a number of factors, including a reduction in the grant we receive from Wiltshire Council we have had to implement a small increase in the precept to cover our expected costs in maintaining the village assets.  The Parish Council will of course do everything within its powers to keep costs to a minimum whilst retaining the current level of provision.

As part of the Queens 90th birthday celebrations there are plans for a nationwide Tidy Up on the weekend of March 4th – 6th and Edington will be doing its part by encouraging villagers to tidy up their part of the village, we will give more details in next month’s edition of the News and on the village website.

The planned roadworks on the B3098 between Westbury and West Lavington, are provisionally scheduled to take place between 21st March and 8th April 2016 and it is anticipated that the road will be closed for at least some of the time, we will provide further information when we receive it in the meantime information above planned roadworks can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.  There will also be roadworks in Salisbury Hollow from 2nd March to 4th April to enable Wiltshire Council to repair and resurface the road, this will also involve some restrictions at the bottom of Long Hollow.

BT have now completed the upgrading of the broadband provision for the village and this means that should you wish you can receive high speed broadband to your property. As part of this upgrade, the speed of “ordinary” broadband has also increased significantly and in theory, we can receive up to 18Mbps.  To receive the high-speed broadband you will need to contact your provider who should be able to transfer you, at a cost, to the higher speed facility.

Finally can we renew our plea to dog owners to clear up after their animals as the Parish Council has received a number of complaints especially recently in the Court Lane, Baynton Way and Little Court Lane area along with the field between the Three Daggers and the Church.

Do not forget information about forthcoming village events etc. can be found on the village website at www.edingtonwiltshire.org.uk