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Welcome to our newsletter giving news from Box Parish Council for the month of . . .


New Chairperson for Box Parish Council

After two years as Chairman, because of personal matters, I shall not be able to give enough time to the role and therefore will not be seeking re-election on 31st May 2018. 

I have really enjoyed the challenge and hope to have made a useful contribution to the Parish in that period.  I will remain a Councillor and will give support to my successor from the “back benches”!

Details of the new Chairman and other appointments will be given in the next edition after the Annual Council meeting on 31st May.

Vacancy for new Parish Councillor

There is still a vacancy on the Parish council which can be filled by co-option of a suitable candidate to bring the complement back to 15 Councillors.  Anyone who wishes to be considered for co-option should write to the Clerk, giving details of their background and why they would wish to be a Councillor.  The closing date for applications is 22nd June 2018

New Data Protection Regulations

The new Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25th May 2018.  As previously reported the Parish Council has appointed a Data Protection Officer and there has been an initial audit.  A full audit will be conducted shortly.

Traffic Metro counts

We have been advised by Wiltshire Council Highways that traffic surveys recently carried out by them as requested by parishioners in the following locations do not require any action or changes.

The roads are:  Lower Kingsdown Road;  Westwood Road, Rudloe;  Bulls Lane and Beech Road, Box

The results are fairly typical of such exercises and are, of course, not good news for those living in those locations.

Possible Neighbourhood Plan

As reported last month the Parish Council are looking at the possibility of producing a Neighbourhood Plan.  It should be stressed, however, that whilst the Council will initiate the process, much will depend on input from parishioners.  We will keep you advised of the situation

Stewart Barnes

On behalf of the Parish Council