Chief Constable fortnightly update to the Police and Crime Commissioner – 27th October 2023

Communications between the Wiltshire Police Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner are shared for the interest and benefit of communities within Wiltshire. Dear Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Wilkinson, This week, I informed our communities of a significant service failure relating to Clare’s Law disclosures handled by Wiltshire Police. As I outlined publicly… read more

Message from SSEN – Yellow Alert for Storm Ciarán

This morning, in response to the latest weather forecast, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has moved to Yellow Alert status ahead of Storm Ciarán. It is due to hit central southern England overnight on Wednesday and continue into Thursday, leading to several hours of strong winds, heavy rain and a risk of localised flooding. At this… read more

Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson – October column

Chiseldon Parish Council shares updates it receives which may be of interest to our residents. PCC Philip Wilkinson writes: Two years ago, I and the other four PCCs in the south west agreed to collaborate with our respective forces to target county lines drug networks, along with the anti-social behaviour drugs bring to local communities…. read more

Families encouraged to check for local cost-of-living support

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has today (16 October) announced that more than three million households will be informed that they qualify for the Warm Home Discount. The automatic one-off £150 payment will help eligible, low-income customers in England, Scotland and Wales pay their energy bills over the winter. The government is today… read more

Spot the signs of criminals targeting vulnerable young people

People living across the South West are being asked to spot the signs of exploitation and coercive control of vulnerable young people. As part of Operation Scorpion, a regional intensification campaign, we are encouraging communities to look out for the signs that a young person is participating in illegal drug-related activities. The initiative, now in… read more

Chiseldon Scarecrow Trail 2023

The Chiseldon and local community put on a fine display of scarecrows for 2023, raising money for charity. A selection appears below – and sorry if we didn’t choose yours! You can see more images at Chiseldon Scarecrow Trail | Facebook. Click on the images to see a larger version.

Could you help in a local emergency?

Residents of the Parish have a strong history of helping those in need in times of crisis and emergency. The Parish Council are compiling a list of those who can help at such times, which will be used on a local level. This is for community emergencies rather than isolated incidents. Types of volunteers could… read more