THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE (VARIOUS ROADS, LUDGERSHALL) (20MPH SPEED LIMIT ZONE) ORDER 2021

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE (VARIOUS ROADS, LUDGERSHALL)
(20MPH SPEED LIMIT ZONE) ORDER 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 30th March 2021 Wiltshire Council made the above mentioned Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which is to introduce a 20mph speed limit zone on the following lengths of roads:
Granby Way – the complete length
Lansley Road – the complete length
McEvoy Gardens – the complete length
Moyne Drive – the complete length
Pillens Road – the complete length
Rose Drive – the complete length
Soper Crescent – the complete length
Taylor Gardens – the complete length
A copy of the Order can be obtained via email request to TrafficOrders@wiltshire.gov.uk
Any person aggrieved by the Order and desiring to question the validity of the Order or of any provision contained in the Order on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the relevant Section of the above Act or on the grounds that any requirement of that Section or of Part III of Schedule 9 of the Act or any regulation made under the said Schedule, has not been complied with in relation to the Orders may, within six weeks of the date on which the Order were made, make application for the purpose to the High Court.
The Order will come into operation on 12th April 2021.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
9th April 2021

Statement from the Mayor of Ludgershall

Ludgershall Town Council and the people of Ludgershall wish to express their great sadness on hearing the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Flags will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Due to Covid-19 it will not be possible to have a physical Book of Condolence, Ludgershall residents are invited to share their thoughts and memories of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh in an online book of condolence.

Sign the online Ludgershall Town Council Book of Condolence

Ludgershall Town Council, Play Area Agreement Contract 1st June 2021- 31st May 2023

The Chairman and Councillors of Ludgershall Town Council invite local Contractors to tender for the above 2-year contract.  The ITT which includes a specification of work required is enclosed, along with tender forms that need completing.

The quote must be addressed to the Town Clerk and returned either by post or email marked Play Area Agreement Contract Tender to arrive no later than 12 Noon on Monday 26th April 2021.

Conditions of the Town Council are detailed within the ITT, however please note: –

  • If a candidate for any appointment under the Council is to his/her knowledge related to any member of or the holder of any office under the Council, he/she and the person to whom he/she is related shall disclose the relationship in writing to the Town Clerk.

Any questions please contact me on the email or mobile number below, as I am working from home.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Allingham – Town Clerk

Tel: 07858 141178 or email townclerk@ludgershall-tc.gov.uk

2nd Homes & Holiday Lets

If you have a second property, you should complete a census form for your usual address as well as your other property whether it be a 2nd home or a holiday let   Census form on laptop Each property in England and Wales will have received a Census Pack.  If you own a 2nd home or a holiday let it is likely that due to lockdown you will not have been able to visit the property to pick up your census pack.

You still need to complete a census questionnaire for the property, even if it is empty in terms of you’ve not been able to stay there or let it out for holiday use. 

2nd Home
If your second property is a holiday home that is only for your use, you’re responsible for filling in the census form sent to that address as well as the one sent to your other address.
If you can’t get the post from a property, you can complete the census online by requesting an access code for that address to be sent to you by text. If no one was staying there overnight on Sunday 21 March 2021, you will only need to answer a few questions about that property.

Short-term holiday lets
If your second property is rented out for holiday lets, you’re responsible for filling in the census for that address.
If you had guests staying on Sunday 21 March 2021, please record their details in the Visitor questions only. If you can’t get the post from a property, you can complete the census online by requesting an access code for that address to be sent to you by text.

Long-term lets
If your second property is rented out for tenants to live in for three months or more, and you had tenants living at your property on Sunday 21 March 2021, they’re responsible for filling in the census form sent to that address.
If you didn’t have tenants on this date, only answer the questions about the property in the Household questions.

Away from your property You should fill in a census form for this address if:
you’re still in the UK you’re outside the UK for less than 12 months
You don’t need to fill in the census form if you’re away for 12 months or more, and outside the UK.  

There is plenty of help available on the census website, including face-to-face assistance at local Census Support Centres plus a dedicated call centre 0800 141 2021.   

If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.  

For more information, including how to find a local census support centre, please visit www.census.gov.uk.  

Hospital Liaison and Support Team

The Hospital Liaison Service will work with hospital staff and others to identify and support carers through the discharge process.

The Carer Support Hospital Liaison Service will:

  • support carers while they or their cared for are in hospital;
  • assist with planning and implementation of discharge; and,
  • follow up with carers after discharge. 

The aim of the service is to reduce carer stress, reduce re-admission rates and help ease the burden on hospitals over the winter months and while the Covid pandemic is placing increased demands on the NHS.

The new service is made up of 2 teams – the Hospital Liaison Team which will be the point of contact for carers and Hospital staff; and the Hospital Support Team which will carry out initial assessments and provide support.

Carers and hospital staff can contact our Hospital Liaison Team on 0800 368 7579. Hospital staff can also make referrals using the secure CSW.admin@nhs.net email address. The service is being promoted at Great Western Hospital, Royal United Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital and Community Hospitals.

Update from the Office for National Statistics – Feb 2021

The Office for National Statistics will shortly be carrying out the Census 2021 across England and Wales. Census Day is Sunday 21st March. After this day, in your authority, census officers will be: knocking on doors following up non-responders  helping the public with queries   From 22nd March 2021 our field census officers will be working across England and Wales. We have recruited around 29000 members of staff to carry out home visits.   All our officers will be carrying official identification cards. The card will have a photograph and the officer’s name. The officers will work through the day to make contact with residents but will not call before 09:00 or after 20:00. 
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Any member of the public concerned that the person on their doorstep is not a census officer can call the number on the critical workers letter that the officer can show them.  Census officers will never ask for any money or bank details at any point during the conversation with respondents.  Our staff in the field are classed as key workers. The law allows that where there is a lockdown people can leave their home for work if they cannot work from home. As their role cannot be carried out by working from home, they are allowed to carry out the duties of their role.  The health and safety of the public and the census field force is of the utmost importance to us. Field force routines in Census 2021 have been planned with the health and safety of both the public and field staff front and centre. All our officers will work in a socially distanced way; they will all be wearing PPE and they will not enter anyone’s home.  The Office for National Statistics has several important studies and surveys continuing alongside the census (more details here). It is, therefore, possible that an address will be visited by staff working on other surveys too.   If you have any questions about the 2021 census work being carried out in your authority, please phone the Partnership Team on 01329 447434. More information is also available at www.census.gov.uk, or you can email 2021Census.LA.Liaison@ons.gov.uk   

Community Building on Corunna Estate

A STATEMENT FROM LUDGERSHALL TOWN COUNCIL

Ludgershall Town Council was offered a building in 2015, on the Corunna Estate, to be used for community use, when the Army rebasing was complete.  Many promises, monetary and building work, have been made to LTC over the years for help with this building, which had made the viability of taking the building on attractive.  However, in the end there will be no help and the costs that would be required to make the building fit for purpose along with the continued upkeep, would outweigh any benefit to Ludgershall.

Many meetings and discussions have been held over the years, during the last meeting with Wiltshire Council the following issues were highlighted:

Q: Would LTC have looked at this type of building if it had not been offered?

A: No

Q: Does LTC feel pressured into taking the building on?

A: Yes

Q: What do LTC actually need?

A: Looking forward for growth, a larger office to expand staff members and a large meeting room and community hub area if possible.

Q: Are LTC able to fund this themselves?

A: Not without a grant/loan

There was always one point, in the proposed contract that LTC just could not ignore.  Although the building would have been given to LTC for a £1, if LTC spend the money to refurbish the building and then want to move, into a better positioned building in the future, LTC would not have anything to sell as the building has to be offered back to Wiltshire/MOD for £1.  And therefore, the money spent on refurbishments would be lost.

The Council have discussed over and over how to make this work and they cannot justify the spend.

The following reasons are why LTC have had to decline the offer:

  • The condition Survey shed light on a large cost to rectify and make the building safe to use.
  • The promise of £100,000 help from WCC not coming to fruition and then the 50/50 grant also being taken away has meant the costs would all be down to LTC.
  • It is not in the Centre of Town.
  • Use is restricted to community only.
  • LTC would need to know what and who would use the available community space.
  • This may take away from the other halls in Ludgershall.
  • We would need a management team, marketing/admin/caretaker/cleaner more expense.
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