Reward for our hard work and tenacity in pressing the case for a footpath to link Stoppers Hill and Barnes Green (Phase 1)!
Brinkworth Parish Council has been notified that the bid for substantive funding from Wiltshire Council has been successful. Seven schemes were submitted for consideration and were scored in terms of deliverability and value for money (cost versus benefit) and Brinkworth's Phase 1 (first half of the footpath) came third of the four that were approved.
This decision needs to be formally confirmed and Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group needs to allocate £5,000 of its annual budget to support us. Assuming all goes ahead as hoped, Phase 1 would be implemented in the year which begins April 2020.
Phase 1 will run from The Old Chapel to The Old Manse. The first step will be a drainage survey along the whole length of 'the missing link' including 'Phase 2'. This survey will assist in calculating the costs for Phase 2 of the path, which we will be working on in due course.
This is a big project for a small village and should prove invaluable to residents.
In light of the new lockdown the Brinkworth & Grittenham COVID Support Group are still offering support to vulnerable members of our parish.
If you are self-isolating in the parish, there are volunteers who can collect prescriptions, do your shopping or any other errands or tasks that you cannot do as usual.
Please do call the helpline 01666 815 815 or Buff 07778 110936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some help. Please share this message.
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
We have set up a designated Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub specifically for our most vulnerable residents to receive support and guidance during COVID-19. The phoneline number is 0300 003 4576 and will be open for the duration of the pandemic. We will be publicising this number through council, partner and media channels and I would be grateful if you could make your communities aware of it.
We continue to keep our hubs open in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury for the following essential face-to-face services:
- Support for the homeless
- Adult social care
- Children’s social care
- Support for vulnerable people
Our Customer Service Team continues to support our communities on all other matters through our customer services number 0300 456 0100 (lines open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) and via social media channels.