Edington Parish Council news for November 2016

The Parish Council would like to take the opportunity of wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and hope to involve as many of you as possible next year in producing a village plan .

Christmas celebrations  The Village  Christmas tree is being decorated at 9.30am  on Saturday 10 December, volunteers welcome. Christmas Tree switch on is at 5pm Sunday 11 December when Bratton learners band will be leading the carol singing. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served. All welcome to come and join the fun. Our thanks go to the Three Daggers for donating the tree.

Best Kept Village At Novembers Parish council we were presented with certificates for best medium village in west wiltshire and 3rd in the county. This came with a cheque for £60 .The certificates are to be hung in the parish hall. Well done everyone for your efforts in maintaining the village.

Cold Calling There have been a few incidence in the village of door to door sales people and someone pretending to be from the council. The Police would like to be informed if you spot any cold callers. Their advise is never to buy from unsolicited sellers and carefully check ID of any unknown callers.

Edington Local Development Plan We held a meeting in October for those villagers who had expressed an interest in developing a new development plan for the village, “Edington 2030”. By the end of the meeting we had identified the areas of concern within the village and from this we formed six groups to investigate the areas further and these groups will produce an interim report by the spring of 2017 when they will present their findings at the annual parish meeting.  In the meantime if you would like to know more about the plan why not visit the village website www.edingtonwiltshire.org.uk where you will find the link to the development plan website and on this you can find out more about the entire process, the groups that have been formed and the minutes of the meetings held.  If you would like to join the working groups please use the contact us link on the development plan website and we will contact you.

Speed watch  will again be active in the village in the New Year. A few more volunteers would be welcome. Full training given.