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.
We none of us know what to expect from the effects of the Coronavirus
Our community can pull together and support each other in a practical way. The Parish Council would like to coordinate this with help from anyone who can offer something.
First, please can everyone be more vigilant than ever about the wellbeing of their neighbours?
Secondly, if you want to, or are advised to, self-isolate, please do let someone know, ideally one of those listed below.
Thirdly, please do ask for help if it is needed.
Pass on this information to anyone who may not have seen it.
Dedicated call answering service 01666 815 815
Buff Threlfall (Parish Council Emergency Plan Coordinator) 07778110936 email@example.com
comment/message to Brinkworth and Dauntsey Outlook Facebook
(please provide a contact number and indicate your area in the parish)
Susan Walklate (Parish Council and DVLS) 07850482919
Rev Mike Graham 01666 510 441 (local clergy representative)
The Dauntsey Vale Link Scheme (DVLS) 07563 769549 (transport)