Community hotly debates housing at South West Wiltshire Area Board

21st March 2019, 1:06pm | By Karen |

Around 50 members of the public gathered in the Nadder Centre in Tisbury last night, joining with local councillors to debate the issue of housing need in the 40 or so villages and hamlets located in the South West Wiltshire community area.  All were heartened by the strong support for more housing to suit the needs of our local population, in particular for our older people and our young families.  A call for more key worker housing for carers was also made, echoing similar comments by residents from the Southern community area last week who also took time to debate this issue.

Also on the agenda last night was an update on highways works programmed over the coming 5 years.  The public welcomed the recognition of Wiltshire Council that the condition of roads in this community area rank worst overall compared to all other community areas in the county, and residents were interested to hear how plans were shaping up to tackle that.

Councillors awarded around £12k of grants to local projects and initiatives, including a leisure credit scheme for young people, a range of local transport schemes, a contribution to the Chilmark 400th anniversary fayre, a new music and movement project for older people with dementia in Tisbury, and an innovative gardening club scheme which is set to transform the outside areas of local sheltered housing schemes for the benefit of residents health and wellbeing.

The next meeting of the South West Wiltshire Area Board takes place on Thursday (not Wednesday as traditionally the case) 23rd May, 6.30pm at the Nadder Centre.

For more information about the priorities of the board and its funding schemes, contact Karen Linaker, Community Engagement Manager on 01722 434697.

 

 

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