Trevor Carbin

Liberal Democrat Councillor working for you in Holt, Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall and Staverton. Learn more

Area Board to discuss Bath air plan

by trevorcarbin on 14 November, 2018

Bradford Area Board will hold a discussion on the proposed Bath Clean Air Zone and its potential impact on the town of Bradford and the villages of Holt, Limpley Stoke, Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall, Staverton, Westwood, Wingfield and Winsley.   Wiltshire Council, Bradford Town Council, parish councils, stakeholder groups and individuals will be making their […]

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Holt traffic survey results

by trevorcarbin on 10 November, 2018

Here are the results of the traffic counts in Holt.  The surveys were all carried out between 19/09/2018 and 28/09/2018.   They use the 85th percentile as a reference:  this is the speed at or below which 85% of the traffic is travelling. Ham Green, East of Leigh Road:  A total of 32223 vehicles were recorded. The […]

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The future of Widbrook Wood

by trevorcarbin on 26 October, 2018

Although Widbrook Wood is near Bradford – by the canal behind the Beehive – much of it is in Holt parish. An application to list the woodland has been made by Bradford residents.  However WC claim the land can’t be listed for legal reasons.  Here’s their statement: “Having considered all the information and submissions provided, […]

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Bath Clean Air Zone Update

by trevorcarbin on 25 October, 2018

Bath and NE Somerset Council have confirmed their intention to charge for some cars and lorries to enter the city. Older, more polluting cars and lorries would either have to pay a fee or find another route. With the fee at £9 for private cars and £100 for HGVs there’s a strong incentive for people […]

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Holt Youth Club wins award

by trevorcarbin on 12 October, 2018

Community First has awarded the Youth Club the President’s Cup, recognising the success of the club in recent years under the leadership of youth worker Rob Curtis and Chairman of Trustees Alan Fox (pictured with Sarah Troughton Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire). In making the award mention was made by Community First of the range of […]

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Staverton litterpick – thanks to helpers

by trevorcarbin on 8 October, 2018

Thanks go to the small band of Stavertonians who turned out to clean up the village yesterday (Sunday 7th).  Thanks also to the Parish Clerk June Jones for arranging the use of the Village Hall. About 8 bags of rubbish were taken to the tip. The general feeling was that there was less litter around than there […]

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Credit Union – volunteers needed

by trevorcarbin on 7 October, 2018

Wiltshire and Swindon Credit Union is seeking to expand its work across the county in order to help those many people who do not have full access to mainstream banking facilities. Thousands of people in our communities struggle to make ends meet each month, and they then often turn to payday lenders or loan sharks […]

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Application for 75 more houses in Staverton

by trevorcarbin on 25 September, 2018

The triangular patch of land at the southern tip of Staverton parish was allocated for housing as part of the original Marina development, but has remained as green field because of the difficulty of access. Now an outline application has been put in.  It’s for the “erection of 75 (C3) houses and flats including affordable […]

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Badger damage – Kingdown Road, South Wraxall

by trevorcarbin on 1 September, 2018

Be careful if you’re driving up to Kingdown, for badgers have undermined the road to the extent that only the tarmac surface remains in places, with a void underneath. The council can’t disturb the badgers and fix the hole without permission from DEFRA, which is likely to take some time.  Meanwhile WC Highways say they’ll […]

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Police presence for Staverton

by trevorcarbin on 21 August, 2018

West Wiltshire Community Policing Team have reacted to a number of burglaries in the Hilperton and Staverton area by prioritising the areas for action. Evening and night patrols are being carried out following an increase in reports of dwelling burglaries. Suspects are targeting insecure properties and taking small valuable items and sometimes car keys, then stealing […]

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