ASDA Apologise for Lorry inconvenience
Some of you may have seen, or got held-up by, the large over-weight ASDA 'George' lorry driven through the village twice on the morning of Thursday 29th during the school drop-off time - the first time driving to the Frome store, and a little later, at 08.50am, on it's way back to their Northampton distribution centre.
The ASDA Frome store was contacted and Craig Mead, Duty Manager, immediately apologised and got straight onto Northampton to investigate. Later in the day, the GEORGE Transport Manager rang me to apologise again and explain the situation.
Apparently an agency driver had not followed the Lorry SAT NAV that is installed in all their lorries - he could clearly see the route the driver had taken on his computer tracking system and knew precisely where the lorry had deviated from the prescribed route - at Upton Scudamore. Steps had been taken to ensure this did not happen again.
This is a good outcome for LORRY WATCH. Not all transport companies and lorry owners are as forthcoming and as apologetic as ASDA - so well done to them.
If you see a lorry with more two axels driving through the village it will be over our 18T weight limit so please report it either to the lorry owner or contact this website. You'll need to be as specific as possible about the date, time, vehicle markings, number of axels, and if possible registration number - a photo on your phone would be great. Most distribution companies have computerised tracking systems these days so can easily check the data. If necessary, we'll pass the informatioin onto our local police for them to follow-up.
Reported by Terry Rose, 30 Sept 2016
Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE
Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting have been issued - see here.
Latest Local Policing Report published
Debbie Robbins, our local PCSO has published the October 2016 Community Policing Report for our area.
In the report Debbie tells us about the new Community Policing Team (CPT) model being rolled out this autumn.
Heard about Community Messaging?
What is it?
Community Messaging is a key component of how Wiltshire Police are looking to improve the flow of information between communities and the police.
When you sign-up you get:
- FREE messages from your local police officers about policing and crime matters in your area
- You receive the messages by email, text or voicemail
- You can choose which organisations to receive messages from and the type of information you receive
- Currently messages are being sent by Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire and Swindon Neighbourhood Watch and Action Fraud. This will soon be extending to include other watch schemes, including Horse and Farm Watch, and potentially partner agencies in the future
- You can reply to messages from your local officers to help them better police your area, such as by responding to police appeals for information
- You can also join a neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area or request to start a new one
Posted by Terry Rose, 12 June 2016. Re-posted 16 Sept 2016
Temporary Closure of B3099 - from 24 Oct
Wiltshire Council have announced the partial closure the B3099, Clivey (part), Dilton March from 24 October 2016 until 18 November.
Posted 16 Sept 2016
Latest Public Health Briefing
Emily Kavanagh, Business Lead, Public Health for Wiltshire Council, has released the latest Public Health Briefing Note featuring 'Improving Lives Locally'.
Posted by Terry Rose, 12 October 2016
Halloween & Fireworks Night Advice
Halloween & Bonfire Night Advice
The nights are drawing in and Halloween and Bonfire night will soon be upon us. With this in mind please bear in mind your neighbours and community. It is great fun for children to get dressed up and go trick or treating, but please think about the residents in your area. Are they happy for children to call at their houses? Some people may be worried if their door is knocked after dark and the less mobile may find it difficult getting up to answer the door. I have attached a poster that you can print off asking trick or treaters not to not knock at your address.
Get your 'No Trick or Treat' poster here.
Halloween Code for Trick or Treaters:
- Ensure children act sensibly - always trick and treat with an adult
- Only visit a house where you are with know the resident
- Stay in areas that are well lit with street lights - take a torch with you just in case
- Stay with the people you are with - do not go off on your own
- Do not talk to strangers on the street
- Do not enter any house - stay on the door step
- Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people
- Don't throw things like eggs and flour
- Repeatedly disturbing residents by door knocking could be seen as committing an offence
Fireworks can be distressing for animals. In our rural area there are many farm animals well as cats and dogs. If you are planning on having your own fireworks please inform your neighbours or anyone close. Alternatively there are many organised displays you can attend.
Fireworks Safety Advice:
- Stand well back
- Keep pets indoors
- Keep fireworks in a closed box
- Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
- Light at arm's length, using a taper
- Follow the instructions on each firework
- Never give sparklers to a child under five
- Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
- Always supervise children around fireworks
- Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
- Never go near a firework that has been lit - even if it hasn't gone off it could still explode.
PCSO Debbie Robbins
Community Policing Team Warminster
Internal: 77436088 Mobile 07471029247
Warminster Police Station, Station Road, Warminster, BA12 9BR.