The Eagle Huntress
Thursday 19th January, Corsley Reading Room
Doors open at 7 pm, film begins at 7.30 pm
We are really pleased to have secured this film which was only released mid-December 2016 and promises to be one to remember. It is already being described as the surprise hit film of 2016 and being favourably reviewed widely.
Set against the awe‐inspiring beauty of the Mongolian steppe, this documentary film follows the extraordinary real story of Aisholpan, a 13 year‐old girl who wants to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter: a tradition that has been handed down, father to son, for centuries.
Despite the inherent dangers involved and the vehement opposition of the elders, her father believes that, if she's determined, a girl can do anything that a boy can. Stirring and bolstered by thrilling visuals, The Eagle Huntress uses its heart‐warming message to tell this story of family, tradition and bravery set against the brutal landscape of a world where the Golden Eagle is still king. (Directed by Otto Bell)
Bar and refreshments
Tickets £6 from Acres Supply
Wonderful news for Corsley!
We are pleased to announce that a contract has been signed between Corsley Broadband Project Ltd and BT Openreach Community Fibre Partnership to supply ‘superfast broadband’ to the area centred on the cabinet at St Margaret's church; i.e. the ‘gap’ in the government‐funded scope. This will feed the majority of Deep Lane, down towards Lyes Green as far as about the Cross Keys. The target installation time is November 2017.
The cost of this is being met by a grant from BT (because of Little Cuckoos Preschool being a potential beneficiary), and the remaining (about £6000) coming from generous donations from Longleat, the Elizabethan Evening and a contribution from the Parish Council. The last reflects the consensus of the public meeting in September to ensure that the whole of the village was covered to the greatest extent, with the costs shared by all residents as far as possible. It reflects the determination not to have a situation where some of the village were ‘lucky’ and others ‘unlucky’.
We are extremely grateful to all those who made personal or business pledges to the Project and very pleased that the required funding is now available without the need to call on these pledges and other personal contributions.
We also recognise that this situation is, in large part, a result of a lot of work on all our behalves by BT Openreach, particularly Matt Lloyd, Head of Community Fibre Partnerships, BT. We are grateful on the village's behalf for his efforts.
Background and additional information
For legal reasons, we had to create a company limited by guarantee to sign this contract: the Directors of the company are Hugh Deed, Vanessa Hyde and Alice Cambridge who are unremunerated. Once the installation of the cabinet is complete and commissioned this company will be wound up.
The Directors, along with Neil Britten (Chairman of Corsley PC), Steve Mytton (PR & Media Manager, Longleat & Cheddar Gorge) and John Helliar (Elizabethan Evening) were present at the signing (pictured below) with Matt Lloyd.
As announced on 17th December the other ‘unfunded’ part of the village around the Court Lane area of Lyes Green will now be served by a cabinet to be paid for as part of the funded (BDUK/Wiltshire Online gainshare) scheme. This is now showing on BT's website (www.communityfibre.bt.com) and hopefully the St Margaret's upgrade will be reflected there shortly.
All residents are encouraged to go on this (BT) site and register their interest as soon as their property is shown as ‘in scope’.
We are awaiting some further information from BT including a better understanding of what speeds residents are likely to be able to receive. But, we are advised this will not be by individual property.
As any other information is available it will be put on this website including updates on delivery, as and when we are informed, for the whole of the village.
Finally, the observant may have noticed engineers working on the new cabinet in Corsley Heath, we are told this will be commissioned by the end of 2016… so the residents served by that box should expect to be able to sign‐up to that service soon if they want to get the higher speeds.
for Corsley Broadband Project Ltd
Chairman, Corsley Parish Council
Last updated on 23rd December 2016
For more updates, please visit Corsley Broadband Project
Temporary Closure of Temple (part)
Download a pdf of the road closure and diversion plan
Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic Temple (part), Corsley; from its junction with Sturford Lane for a distance of approximately 30m in a southerly direction to enable Wessex Water to replace a stop tap.
Alternative route: via Temple (unaffected length) ‐ Longhedge ‐ Whitbourne Springs ‐ A362 ‐ Sturford Lane and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 23 January 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for three days. 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, 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 Simon Phillips (Wessex Water) on 0345 600 4 600.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
Reporting grounds, cleaning and local highway issues to Wiltshire Council
As of the 1st September, Wiltshire Council changed their historical method of scheduled network repairs and maintenance.
The reason for the chnage is to move away from cleaning clean streets, clearing free‐running drainage or cutting highway grass that has not grown.
Programmed work (including Community Days) has now ceased and been replaced by a new system.
To ensure issues are addressed it is vital that reports are now made through the ‘MyWiltshire’ system – accessed either by:
If using the website or Apps, you can upload a photograph for a more immediate and accurate assessment of the priority need.
What can I report?
- Bus shelters
- Car parks
- Council furniture and signs
- Dead animal in the road or on the verge
- Dog mess
- Footpaths (pavements) and kerbs
- Grass, weeds, hedges and shrubs
- Materials on road
- Mud on road
- Needles and syringes
- Oil/debris on the road
- Pedestrian crossing
- Public toilets
- Public litter bins
- Public right of way
- Roads, drains and manholes
- Salt bins
- Street lighting
- Street litter and sweeping
- Traffic lights
These services now depend entirely upon active reporting and follow-up
Don't expect things to be fixed
if YOU don't report it!
Want to find out about roadworks?
Click here and choose ‘Interactive Roadworks Map’ to view the current status of all roadworks being carried out by the Council and the utility companies (e.g. gas, electricity, water).
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