Trevor Carbin

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

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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Bath air quality plan could send more traffic our way

by trevorcarbin on 5 August, 2018

Bath and NE Somerset council have been told by the government to do something about air pollution in the city, so they’re intending to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). In 2012 a scheme to close Cleveland Bridge to lorries was rejected by the government after an appeal by Wiltshire Council, and in 2014 […]

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Holt Melksham Road traffic count results

by trevorcarbin on 24 July, 2018

The survey was carried out just east of Gypsy Lane between 10/07/2018 and 23/07/2018. A total of 67,218 vehicles were checked. The 85th percentile was 33.6mph (the 85th percentile is the speed at which 85% of the traffic is travelling at or below). The average speed was 28.7mph. In a 30mph speed limit the following […]

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Staverton river bridge to be repaired

by trevorcarbin on 17 July, 2018

As it’s grade 2 listed Wiltshire Council has had to apply to itself for planning permission to carry out repairs and maintenance to the bridge.  A similar application was made in 2007, but the works were not done.  Although inspections have shown no great deterioration since then, WC has decided to have another go. The […]

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Holt flooding – WC to jet drains on The Street

by trevorcarbin on 9 July, 2018

Two homes on The Street were flooded on May 31st by a not particularly heavy storm, and residents of the area from the shop to The Elms are naturally concerned that a real downpour would do a lot more damage. WC say the drainage was inspected following the previous heavy rainfall and it appeared to […]

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Amended plans for Holt Tannery site

by trevorcarbin on 5 July, 2018

… are on the WC planning website here.  There is a further opportunity for residents to comment on the plans – consultation closes on July 26th.

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Bradford Cemetery Lodge for sale

by trevorcarbin on 29 June, 2018

If you’re looking for a home locally Wiltshire Council is selling off the Cemetery Lodge on Holt Road, BA15 1TS.  Marketing is being done by Kavanagh’s, with an asking price of £225,000. It’s described as:  “An interesting and characterful detached former lodge property in need of modernisation and refurbishment. Two good sized bedrooms with large bathroom […]

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Two new energy tariffs were launched this week offering a choice of green and affordable deals by supplier Our Power supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath & West Community Energy. The new scheme, called Our Power In B&NES, offers locally-generated renewable energy to residents through a collaboration with not-for-profit energy supplier […]

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Community Area Transport Group …

by trevorcarbin on 26 June, 2018

… took place on June 25th.  Here are the decisions affecting our area: …………………………………………. South Wraxall village gates. The group agreed to fund the increased costs of these with the Parish Council contribution to remain at the original level. Staverton 20mph roundels on the road at the entrances to the 20 limit. These were previously […]

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