Justin Jeffrey

Justin Jeffrey

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 17:06

Town Council calls for joint approach

Following the extremely well attended meeting in the Town Hall on Tuesday 14 September, the town council has invited key local groups to meet to begin to formulate a joint approach to the issue of 800 house at Filands. This meeting is to be held in the Town Hall on Friday 24 September at 2 pm.

{jcomments off}Malmesbury & St Pauls Without Residents' Association (MSPWRA) is currently working on numerous campaigns for the benefit of the local community and to ensure that local residents have an effective voice.

RAID - Residents Against Indiscriminate Development

Campaign to prevent further large-scale development in Malmesbury, without first undertaking a full review of infrastructure requirements. We believe the outcomes of the infrastructure assessment should be implemented, in consultation with the local community, before any further development takes place.

Background: Since 2001, 708 houses have been built in Malmesbury - 166 of which are either currently under construction or as yet unoccupied. As a result, Malmesbury's infrastructure is now under immense pressure.

Key infrastructure concerns centre around the following:

  • The impact on roads - traffic flow, congestion
  • Parking issues
  • Healthcare
  • Employment
  • Education

Road speed limits

A campaign to maintain the current speed limit of 40 mph, instead of increasing to 50mph, on the 3 principal roads in and around Malmesbury - the A429, B4014 and B4040 was mounted earlier in the year. There was a successful outcome as the proposal was subsequently withdrawn by Wiltshire Highways.

Filands Community Park

A project to design and establish a Community Park for all residents at Filands commenced earlier in 2010. A Residents' Steering Group was elected and they have developed a plan against which equipment suppliers are now tendering. We are aiming for the project to be completed by Spring 2011.

To ensure you have a say in your local community, and to support our community campaigns, please join Malmesbury and St Paul Without Residents' Association - you can download on online application form below. Membership costs only £4 per year.

Click here to view the full profile in the Malmesbury Directory.

Click here to download our membership application form.

Sunday, 19 September 2010 11:04

Town turns out in force to protect Malmesbury

The Town Council Planning Committee addressed a packed meeting on Tuesday night attended by over 350 residents deeply concerned about new housing proposals.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:03

Local Housing Increases Since 2004

{jcomments off}The following figures provided by Wiltshire Council show the increases in housing in Malmesbury, the nearby town of Wootton Bassett and the nearby village of Sherston since 2004:

Wootton Bassett 3.7%

Sherston 11%

Malmesbury 25%

(figures provided to the Local Residents Association by Wiltshire Council)

Monday, 13 September 2010 09:16

New alpaca craft shop opening soon

On the Malmesbury Road, just outside Minety lies Autumn Lodge Farm where Mary, the alpha female tells us all about their brand new craft shop opening on 2nd October.

Read on to hear what Mary's got to say...

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:25

Malmesbury residents put the wind up developers

{jcomments off}Yesterday, developers walked away from from an open planning meeting to which they had been invited by Malmesbury Town Council on the 14th September. Gleeson had agreed to attend the Town Council Planning Committee which was open to the public, but have now said that they 'are not ready to engage (with the public) on matters of detail'.

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 09:21

Wiltshire 2026 - Malmesbury Responses

Wiltshire Council carried out Public Consultation on Wiltshire 2026 including a public exhibition in Malmesbury Town Hall on 18th November 2009. Specific responses from the local community in Malmesbury to proposals for 200 new houses are contained within a report on the Public Consultation published by Wiltshire Council. While the vast majority of responses oppose the proposed development, Gleeson and other companies persist with attempts to build yet more houses in Malmesbury.

{jcomments off}In November 2009 Wiltshire Council held a public exhibition in Malmesbury to gather feedback on its draft 2026 Wiltshire Core Strategy. The results of this consultation were published in August 2010.

Friday, 10 September 2010 22:27

Planning meeting to go ahead on 14th September

The Malmesbury community will have the opportunity to make their presence felt at the forthcoming Town Council Planning Committee meeting on 14th September, even though the developer, Gleeson has postponed their planned presentation.

Friday, 03 September 2010 11:47

Malmesbury's Alive and Kicking!

malmesbury_chamber_logo_for_webPreparations are well underway for Malmesbury's annual trade and community fair, Alive and Kicking, which is taking place on 2nd October this year in the Town Hall.

Local businesses, voluntary groups and charities are showcasing what they have to offer the townspeople of Malmesbury.

Click here to see the event poster and find out more.