The launch of the We’re Targeting Fly-tippers campaign

Wiltshire Council has today launched a reward campaign to reduce fly-tipping throughout the county. The We’re Targeting Fly-tippers (WTF) campaign aims combat the scourge of flytipping by offering residents a reward of up to £200 in high street vouchers if they report information that leads to the successful prosecution of an offender or the payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN). The campaign will feature in the local media, and on social media, posters and digital screens throughout the county. Fly-tipping costs Wiltshire Council more than £180,000 each year, and it is unsightly and a danger to wildlife and the environment. In Wiltshire, most fly-tip reports are of a commercial nature, where waste is cleared for a fee and then dumped to avoid lawful disposal costs. Penalties for offenders include an unlimited fine and/or five years’ imprisonment; a £50,000 fine and/or 12 months’ imprisonment; a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 if they are caught fly-tipping small scale waste. Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste, said: “We’re delighted to launch this campaign to reduce fly-tipping throughout Wiltshire and reward our residents for helping us to fight this blight on our beautiful county. “Fly-tipping is unsightly and it is a danger to people, wildlife and the environment. So we need the help of our communities to prosecute fly-tippers and keep our county cleaner, greener and safer. “I would urge anyone with any information about fly-tipping in Wiltshire to report it to us with as much information as possible, and any successful prosecution or payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice will earn a voucher of up to £200... read more

Police Messaging Service

Have you signed up to Community Messaging? Full details of this useful service and a link can be found on our Policing page HERE read more

Road Improvements – West end of the village Closure 4/11 – 2/12

We’ve now been informed that the road works to make a raised junction outside the shop will take place in November. This will improve the whole area including surface drainage. It looks as though it will take up to FOUR weeks to complete and for a short period Earl’s Corner will also be inaccessible. This will involve some significant traffic disruption as there will at times be no traffic access through the junction from any direction. This link will show you the detailed plans for the junction. We’ve waited several years for this improvement and it looks as though it will really happen this time. View the plan... read more

Refuse Collection and Recycling Schedule

The recycling, garden waste and household waste collection calendar for the period September 2019 – January 2020.  You can get further information on the Wiltshire local government website here. Updated Collection... read more