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Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: Footpath 5 (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 6797)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all users:

Footpath 5 (Part), Bulford; from its junction with A3028 Double Hedges to the junction with
Messines Road.

To enable: Construction of Combined Cycleway / Footpath

Alternative routes: via Messines Road – Passchendaele Road - Cambrai Road - Churchill
Avenue - Salisbury Road – A3028 Double Hedges and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 07 December 2020 and it is anticipated that the
closure will be required until 08 February 2021. The Order will have a maximum duration of
six months.

For further information or for details of the diversion route please contact Nigel Gayford
07580382747 or Alex Howson, Countryside Access Officer 07795265647

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

03 December 2020

Indicative Plan


Over the next few months a new, improved footway/cycleway route is to be created along the Marlborough Road and Bulford Road. Associated works will include tree felling, the creation of new or improved crossing points, resurfacing, localised verge reinstatement and replacement kerbs at land adjoining Double Hedges, Bulford Road and Marlborough Road, Bulford.





that due to the resignation of Jackie Clerk, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the
Parish Council.

If by 26 October, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the Parish of Bulford, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Returning Officer then under the provisions  of  the  Coronavirus  Act  2020  and  The  Local  Government  and  Police and  Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place and the vacancy will remain unfilled. The 2020 regulations  provide for the by election to take  place on the  date for the  Ordinary Election of Councillors due to  be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.  However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

Dated 6 October, 2020

Terence Herbert
Returning Officer
Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council
County Hall Bythesea Road Trowbridge Wiltshire BA148JN

Posted by:

Nicola Grove
C/o The Village Hall Watergate Lane Bulford


Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 6682)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:

A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford; from its junction with B3085 to its junction with Orchard

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway resurfacing and associated works.

Alternative route: via A3028 (unaffected length) – Salisbury Road – Tisbury Road – Porton
Road – London Road – A345 and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 28 September 2020 and the closure will be required
between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 until 02 October 2020. It is anticipated that the works
will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be
maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to
the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Wiltshire Council on 01225 730360.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

24 September 2020




COVID-19 Business Reopening FINAL_UPDATED 3.55pm USE.pdf

COVID-19 UPDATE – Friday 5 June 2020

Good afternoon

Please find below the latest update regarding COVID-19. 

COVID-19 – Regional testing sites

Drive-through coronavirus testing facilities are now open at the Beehive Park & Ride, Salisbury and the Wroughton Park & Ride, Swindon as part of the Government’s UK-wide work to increase testing.

Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, can book an appointment on the NHS website to be tested for whether they currently have coronavirus. Essential workers can book a test on the GOV.UK essential worker self-referral portal.

The testing facilities in Salisbury and Swindon, which are being piloted for the first few days of operation, are operated in partnership with Sodexo and will offer assisted and self-administered tests. Those tested will receive their results within a few days.

In addition to the regional test sites, 116 mobile testing units operated by the Armed Forces travel around the UK to further increase access to coronavirus testing. They respond to need, travelling to test at sites including care homes, police stations and prisons. New units are being brought into operation each day.

The Government has also set up a home-testing service, supported by Amazon's logistics network and other commercial partners. Home test kits can be delivered to someone’s door so they can test themselves and their family without leaving the house.

To book a test:


NHS online services

The NHS has created a Health at Home campaign which signposts the public to the information they need to contact their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage their wellbeing and existing conditions, by accessing online services.

Further information can be found here: www.nhs.uk/health-at-home.

Accessing green space and exercise
On Monday, the Government updated its guidance on accessing green spaces and undertaking exercise safely.
In England, people can now leave their home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation with their household or in groups of up to six people from outside their household.
To stay safe, the public must:
•           take hygiene precautions when they are outside
•           wash their hands as soon as they are back indoors
•           keep at least two metres apart from anyone outside their household at all times
•           take hand sanitiser with them when they set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
The guidance (available here) includes an updated list of what the public can now do, advice for land managers and landowners, as well as a reminder to respect other people and protect the natural environment.
Further guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England was also published (available here).
People who play team sports can meet to train together, although anything involving physical contact is not allowed. It will also allow parents to accompany their children to coaching sessions carried out on a one to one basis or in small groups.
The guidance reiterates that people should wash their hands frequently and keep equipment sharing to a minimum. Outdoor and indoor gyms and swimming pools, playgrounds, fitness studios and other indoor leisure centres remain closed, except for facilities for training elite athletes. Indoor facilities such as clubhouses should be kept closed, apart from toilets and throughways.
The Cabinet Office’s FAQ document on what the public can and cannot do, and the guidance on staying alert and safe has been updated accordingly.
With the onset of cooler, wetter weather the Government is keen to remind people not to move any planned outdoor gatherings inside.

Shielding of extremely vulnerable people
At the Government’s press conference on 31 May, the Communities Secretary announced that those advised to shield due to being clinically extremely vulnerable can take initial steps to spend time outdoors.
The updated advisory guidance (available here) now states that a shielded person can go outside once a day with members of their household or, for those shielding alone, with one other person from a different household, if they wish to do so. This is in accordance with evidence that the rate of transmission is much lower outside.
Some important aspects of the guidance remain the same. Apart from going outside once per day, a shielded person should continue to avoid all non-essential face to face contact. This means they should not go to places like supermarkets or to pharmacies.
Business update
The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) continues to deliver free working safely webinars for businesses https://bit.ly/BEISWebinars for companies preparing to restart their operations.

To support businesses, BEIS is sharing case study videos of how different companies are effectively applying social distancing measures in their workplaces. These include; medical, retail, food, manufacturing, construction, fitness, energy and hospitality sectors.

All of the case studies are available to download here.


Household recycling centres – you can now book online

Online bookings have opened for trips to household recycling centres (HRCs), so people can now to book a visit to any of Wiltshire’s 10 HRCs, up to three days in advance.

Because of the need to limit people on site to ensure social distancing, in recent weeks there have been long queues at Wiltshire’s HRCs. These have been well managed, but this is not sustainable in the long term, so we have implemented an online booking only system.

From Monday 10 June, people can only visit a HRC with a pre-booked slot; anyone who turns up without a booking will not be allowed to access the site. Staff on the gate will check registration numbers against a list of bookings.

Other changes from Monday include:

  • Stanton St Quintin site will reopen, so all 10 sites are open.
  • All sites will revert to their usual summer opening times.
  • Sites will be able to accept soil, rubble, plasterboard, textiles and, at some sites, asbestos once again.

Changes to ensure social distancing on site remain in place, so only one person can get out of each car, staff cannot help to unload waste, and trailers or vehicles 3.5 tonnes and over will not be permitted.

There are around 10,000 available booking slots across the 10 sites each week, and new slots are added every 15 minutes over the working day, so people should have plenty of opportunities to visit their local site.

Until Monday, sites are still operating the postcode entry system and operating at reduced hours. To find out more about the new booking system, please read our FAQs, or make a booking online.

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

The Wellbeing Hub continues its work to support vulnerable individuals as the COVID-19 situation evolves. 

Following further information from the Government’s Shielding Helpline and analysis of recent contact rates which indicate a reduction in demand, the hub’s opening hours will change with effect this weekend (6 June).

The Hub will now operate Mondays to Fridays, from 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. 

We will continue to monitor demand for the hub and will ensure that our services are commensurate with need, both now and in the future.  If anyone requires urgent support outside the hub opening hours, an emergency contact number is provided on the hub’s out of hours message for people to use.


Business update

Discretionary Grant Scheme
The council is launching its local Discretionary Grant Scheme on Monday (8 June), after receiving over £5.1 million of additional Government funding to support small businesses.

Eligible businesses prioritised for funding include:

  • small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces. Examples could include mills, units in industrial parks, science parks and incubators which do not have their own business rates assessment
  • regular market traders with fixed building costs, such as rent, who do not have their own business rates assessment
  • Bed & Breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of business rates, and
  • charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief which would otherwise have been eligible for Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief


To help businesses prepare for the launch of the scheme, we’ve provided guidance for applications and further details of how the scheme will be administered on our website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19-grants.

Businesses will be asked to provide evidence relating to fixed property costs, annual turnover and Covid-19 financial impact, to support their application.   Bed & Breakfasts will be required to submit additional supplementary information.


Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
The council is still progressing applications for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and it has transferred over £83 million to over 7,000 local businesses.

The council continues to encourage eligible businesses to apply for these schemes via the online application form: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19-grants.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended
This scheme has been extended until October and includes improved flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part-time in July and a new taper requiring employers to contribute to furloughed employees’ salaries from August.

  • June/July: the Government will continue to pay 80% of furloughed employees’ wages up to a cap of £2,500 as well as employer National Insurance (ER NICS) and pension contributions. Employers are not required to pay anything.
  • From 1 July: businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part-time. Firms can decide the hours and shift patterns their employees will work on their return. Employers will be responsible for paying employees’ wages while in work.
  • From 1 August: the Government will pay 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500. Employers will pay ER NICS and pension contributions.
  • September: The Government will pay 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187.50. Employers will pay ER NICS, pension contributions and 10% of wages to make up 80% total up to a cap of £2,500.
  • October: The Government will pay 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875. Employers will pay ER NICS, pension contributions and 20% of wages to make up 80% total up to a cap of £2,500.


Further guidance on flexible furloughing and how employers should calculate claims will be available on Friday 12 June.

The scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June from which point, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full three-week period prior to 30 June. Therefore, the final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be 10 June. Employers will have until 31 July to make any claims in respect of the period to 30 June.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme also extended
Those eligible for this scheme will be able to claim a second and final grant in August. The grant will be worth 70% of the average monthly trading profits, covering three months’ worth of profits. It will be paid out in a single instalment capped at £6,570 in total.

The eligibility criteria is the same for both grants and further guidance on the second grant will be published on Friday 12 June.

Self-employed individuals can continue to apply for the first initial grant up until 13 July. This grant is worth 80% of the average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, capped at £7,500 in total.

The Government’s fact sheet on both of these schemes can be viewed here.

PPE suppliers
To help businesses prepare for re-opening, the council is providing a list of suppliers who are offering PPE supplies. 

This list of PPE suppliers is for information only and should not be seen as a recommendation or endorsement of any of the suppliers mentioned. It only contains those suppliers who have recently contacted Wiltshire Council to indicate they can offer a range of PPE supplies. This list is not exhaustive, and these are not the only routes to market; there are many other suppliers that may be local, more competitive, have a wider range of PPE available or easier to access.

If businesses require PPE, they will need to contact suppliers, carry out their own due diligence to satisfy themselves about the quality of the products they are buying and the company they are buying from.

The list is available on our website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19


Have a good weekend.


Cllr Philip Whitehead

HRC postcode tracker



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