STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!
Change of time for the public meeting for BT Openreach to present plans for the broadband upgrade in Corsley
NOW 7.30 pm
Wednesday 28th September
Corsley Reading Room
A presentation by Matthew Lloyd, BT Openreach Project Manager.
Introduced by Hugh Deed, Parish Council Broadband Advisor, followed by Any Questions
This is your opportunity to hear the details of the programmed Corsley superfast upgrade, the options for its extension, costs and potential sources of funding
A36 Cley Hill to Crockerton drainage scheme
Highways England are carrying out drainage works on the A36 between the Cley Hill and Crockerton roundabouts
The works will begin on Monday 5 September and will last approximately 12 weeks. It will involve the replacement and repair of drainage pipes and filter drains, along with the addition of a number of new gullies to increase the capacity for water removal from the carriageway and to rectify defects within the drainage system.
Due to the type of work taking place and to ensure the safety of both the public and our workforce, it will be necessary to fully close a section of the A36 between the Cley Hill and Crockerton roundabouts to through traffic at times during the scheme. There will also be 24 hour lane closures and narrow lanes in place in both directions for the duration of the scheme. Despite this, two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the 24 hour lane closures.
The full closures will take place overnight between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am and are currently programmed in as follows:
During these closures, a clearly signed diversion route will be in place. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.
- 12 to 14 September: full overnight closure of both carriageways
- 28 to 31 October: full overnight closure of both carriageways
- 21 to 23 November: full overnight closure of both carriageways
Please note that whilst we always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances may mean slight changes to the programme. If this happens, we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption the work may cause but we ask both residents and drivers to be patient throughout this period of disruption. We will of course make every effort to ensure that the impact on the local community is kept to a minimum.
If you have any queries or comments about the works and would like further information, please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or by email
Saturday 15th October, 7 for 7.30 pm
Corsley Reading Room
Saturday 29th October, 7 for 7.30 pm
Chapmanslade Village Hall
Bring your own drinks (glasses provided)
Tickets £7 for adults and £3 for children
Tickets and further details from:
Claire da Costa ‐ 01373 832113 for the Corsley Supper, or
Anne Good 01373 832505 for the Chapmanslade Supper, or
Come and join us as we celebrate harvest in the traditional way
with good food and good company!
Corsley PC briefing: broadband
August edition of The Bridge magazine
Page 17, second column, first paragraph
The text should read:
The Heath upgrade is behind schedule because the position of the new cabinet had to be changed from part way up Deep Lane to a point on the A362 around the Deep Lane entrance. This means that the upgraded service for the Heath is now not likely to be available until around the end of 2016, but otherwise all is well for this upgrade.
Volunteers wanted for daffodil planting!
The daffodils that you see alongside the roads in and around Corsley in spring were planted by a team of helpers, headed by John White, in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. Like any other plant, over the last 16 years their numbers have declined and the display has become less and less: it's time to replant some of the areas in the hamlets.
The Elizabethan Evening Committee contacted the Parish Council to put up half the monies for the purchase of new bulbs so, to this end, £500 will be spent this year to do the areas where the daffodils have disappeared and one or two new areas.
Whilst the Elizabethan Evening and the Parish Council are prepared to pay for the bulbs, they are looking for willing volunteers in their areas of the village to do the planting. I would like to suggest a Saturday in late October — if enough people volunteer, we could plant quite a large area of the village; part of Corsley Heath, Longhedge, Temple, Lyes Green, Dertford and Whitborne Moor.
If you are prepared to help in any way, please contact John Helliar on 01373 832803 or email Judith Helliar
We could have beautiful village to be proud of again!
Chairman, Elizabethan Committee
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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