An Introduction to Brinkworth




 

Mobile Library Service in Brinkworth!

Mobile Library 
Mobile Library Service

Have you visited a mobile library recently? For adults, there are a large range of information books and novels, ranging from the latest thriller to best-selling autobiographies, cookery and gardening. There is also a wide selection of large print and talking books.

If you are a parent with young children, you will find a great range of picture books and story CDs for them to enjoy; there are information books and plenty of exciting reading for older children as well.

If you are looking for a particular title and can't find it the Mobile Library Manager will be happy to reserve it for you and bring it on a future visit, there is a charge of 85p for reservations.

It is free to join the library and there are no fines for overdue books. So why not try it and see how much more there is on a mobile library? It's easy to join, just bring along proof of your name and address and the friendly Mobile Manager will sign you up straight away – they are always happy to help.

Wiltshire Bobby Van - Stay Safe Online!

Wiltshire Bobby Van - Stay Safe Online!

 


 

CONCERNED ABOUT SPEEDING IN THE VILLAGE?

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Following complaints regarding excessive speeding we are looking for volunteers to be part of a Community Speed Watch Programme

Community Speed Watch (CSW) engages the community in addressing speed related offending. Local volunteers join together and monitor traffic speeds at identified road locations in the community. Information is recorded and passed to the police, which results in a warning letter being sent to the registered keeper.

The main objectives are:

  • To secure a reduction in vehicle speeds to prevent collisions;
  • to improve quality of life; and
  • to raise public awareness to inappropriate speed.

It also encourages community engagement and partnership working. CSW volunteers work closely with Community Policing Teams (CPTs) and in liaison with and supported by the Special Constabulary Roads Policing Unit.

Community Speed Watch will only take place at locations where there is an identified speeding issue in a 20mph, 30mph or 40mph speed limits. All volunteers are trained by Traffic Management Policing Officers in monitoring traffic speed and must comply with a code of practice.

Alternatively, your CPT will be able to provide more information about CSW schemes in your area.

How to get involved?

Anyone can raise speeding issues with their local area board (Wiltshire Council) or locality team (Swindon Borough Council) using Wiltshire’s community issue system at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/areaboards or www.swindon.gov.uk/cm/localityworking/Pages/cm-Locality-Working.(NOT WORKING)

You will be asked for details, including where exactly the speeding occurs. The issue will be investigated, in the form of a metro count. If it is found that the site meets the criteria for CSW the CSW Co-ordinator based at Wiltshire Police will make, contact to assist and will be invited to gather a small group of volunteers together.

The CSW Co-ordinator will also arrange everything you need to become a CSW volunteer. The schemes will be supported by the police.

Alternatively, your local NPT will be able to provide more information about CSW schemes in your area.

For more information on CSW please email 

PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION 

Brinkworth Cleans up!

The Parish council along with volunteers spent time just recently on having a clean up on the verges and the results speak for themselves! Well done and thanks to everyone who took part and gave up part of their Saturday for the benefit of all!

Rubbish collected

Brinkworth Parish Hall

Village Hall

 

Brinkworth Church Bells

The Brinkworth Bells from St Michaels and All Angels church were shipped off to Taylors of Loughborough in December for restoration.

Brinkworth Bells

The oldest five bells date back to 1663 and haven't been out of the church since then! The youngest (and smallest) bell is dated 1925

Removal of Bells from the Church