Wiltshire Council

Election 2017 Results

CON HOLD
Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201358 Seats 201768 Change+10

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 201327 Seats 201720 Change−7

PartyIndependent

Seats 20138 Seats 20177 Change−1

PartyLabour

Seats 20134 Seats 20173 Change−1

PartyUKIP

Seats 20131 Seats 2017- Change−1
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Latest Updates

  1. Eagle-eyed Purton man catches fly-tipper in the act

    Fly tipping poster

    An eagle-eyed resident has been rewarded an undisclosed sum after catching a electrician dumping waste along a grass verge in Purton from the back of his van.

    He noted down the vehicle registration, reported the criminal offence on the My Wiltshire app and provided a witness statement to council environmental enforcement officers.

    The electrician was handed a £400 fixed penalty after admitting the offence.

    Cabinet member for Highways, Transport and Waste, Bridget Wayman said: “We thank the member of the public who gathered vital information which led to this fixed penalty been issued."

    Environmental enforcement officers are investigating several offences of fly-tipping that have occurred in Wiltshire since the lockdown.

    People who report fly-tipping can get up to a £200 reward for providing evidence which leads to a fine or conviction.

  2. Postcode entry for Wiltshire's recycling centres

    Nearly all of Wiltshire Council's household recycling centres have re-opened.

    Visits will be managed by applying a postcode system.

    People can visit any site they choose but can only visit on the days that corresponds to where they live.

    The site at Stanton St Quintin is the only one that's not re-opening.

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  3. Postcode entry for Wiltshire's recycling centres

    Nearly all of Wiltshire Council's household recycling centres re-open today.

    Visits will be managed by applying a postcode system.

    People can visit any site they choose but can only visit on the days that corresponds to where they live.

    The site at Stanton St Quintin is the only one that's not re-opening.

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  4. Wiltshire Council responds to PM's statement

    Wiltshire Council has announced it will now be looking into what steps to take after the Prime Minister's statement on the weekend.

    On Twitter, it said all staff working from home should "continue to do so" and it will work with local businesses to "put in plans" on reopening in the timescales advised by the government.

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  5. More than 1,000 food parcels delivered to needy in Wiltshire

    Worker at Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

    An organisation set up to respond to those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic has delivered its 1,000th food parcel.

    The Wiltshire Wellbeing hub was set up by Wiltshire Council to help vulnerable residents who are shielding or self-isolating to protect themselves and loved ones against the virus.

    Parcels delivered by the hub contain emergency three-day food supplies to anyone who does not qualify for a Government food package. They have been delivered across the county.

    Council leader Philip Whitehead said: "We are delighted that our Wellbeing Hub has delivered over 1,000 food parcels to residents and we hope it has made this difficult time a little easier.

    "I'm very grateful to members of our staff who have moved from their existing jobs in the council to join the hub. They've brought commitment, skill, empathy and enthusiasm to their new roles which has helped provide the friendly voice and practical support that people need right now."

  6. Wiltshire recycling centres will reopen with social distancing

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Recycling centres in Wiltshire are set to reopen after they were closed in March to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

    Wiltshire Council has confirmed that it is making plans to safely reopen recycling centres across the county.

    The council has said that it will continue to monitor government advice, which does not currently consider travelling to a recycling centre as essential.

    The council added that when they are re-opened people should “expect some significant changes”, including social distancing measures.

    Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for waste, said: “These new arrangements are likely to include a limit on the number of people and vehicles that can enter a site and a potential reduction in materials types that people can dispose of.

    “However, these plans are yet to be formalised and we will ensure we communicate them to the public in good time.”