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Council Tax Statement
Devizes Town Council provides a range of services which enhances the town’s environment, making it a nicer place to live, work and shop. Whether it’s the provision of floral displays, maintenance of our opens spaces, providing Christmas displays or supporting the arts by providing subsidised accommodation or financial grants, money spent by the Town Council goes back to supporting the community.
In addition to delivering community services, the Town Council is custodian of many of the town’s key open spaces and buildings, most of these in the Conservation Area and many of them, like the Town Hall and the Corn Exchange, are listed buildings. If we wish to maintain this heritage and keep our town an attractive and desirable place to live, a steady flow of capital investment is essential. This coming year is no exception and we have plans to improve Albion Place and the Chequers, two key areas in the Town Centre, which have become tired and less welcoming.
This year, central government has made changes to the way in which your Council Tax is calculated and this, coupled with a 35% reduction in the Council Tax Support Grant received from Government, will have the inevitable consequence of increasing Council Tax. This grant reduction is being passed through to all Town and Parish Councils.
In agreeing its budget for 2014/15, Devizes Town Council has considered where it had previously made specific commitments to maintaining services for the coming financial year, for grants and for investment in the town’s infrastructure. Those commitments, together with the external changes mentioned, have led to the increase in the local precept.
Over the next year the Council will continue to review how to deliver its services and achieve efficiency savings to provide the best value for our community
Saturday 26 April 2014
Devizes & Roundway In Bloom is supporting
‘Growing for Gold’ to celebrate
RHS Britain in Bloom’s 50th Anniversary
Local Bloomers are holding a ‘PLANT IN THE PARK’ event at Hillworth Park, Devizes on Saturday 26 April from 10am - 2pm
to celebrate this landmark year
Devizes & Roundway In Bloom members are joining thousands of gardening groups to celebrate 50 golden years of Europe’s largest community gardening campaign – RHS Britain in Bloom.
‘Growing for Gold’ is the theme of RHS Britain in Bloom 2014.
As part of South West In Bloom 2014, a FREE event is being held in Hillworth Park :
* mums and dads – learn how to plant
a summer container; bring your
own if you want and just pay for
plants and compost
* kids – make a lacewing or bee
hotel, or a crazy grasshead, plant
up an old welly, decorate a pot and
plant sunflower seeds or make a
* label and bring along any spare garden
plants for a swap
And the Café will be open!
26 - PLANT IN THE PARK - IN BLOOM EVENT
17 - MARTIAL ARTS DISPLAY
25 - HAHA PROJECT REALISATION
1 - THE BIG LUNCH
27 - PARK BIRTHDAY PARTY
3, 10 & 31 - SUNDAY MUSIC IN THE PARK
12 - STARGAZING LIVE
17 - PICNIC IN THE PARK - DOCA
31 - DEVIZES MUSIC FESTIVAL
FUN IN THE SUN (THROUGHOUT THE MONTH)
14 - PROMS IN THE PARK
20 - COUNTRY FAYRE & ARK IN THE PARK
22 - STARGAZING LIVE
31 - HALLOWEEN
5 - SPARK IN THE PARK
14 - CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Supported by Devizes Town Council, Fantasy Radio, Parklife Entertainment & Sheer Music
Registered Charity No 1073127
The Trust provide a Courtesy Home Security Service for older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Swindon and Wiltshire, who have become, or are at risk of becoming victims of house crime or domestic abuse.
Our Operators drive Police marked vehicles and dress as Police Support staff, their salaries, the security equipment we use and their vehicles are all funded by the Trust.
Once we have been contacted, an appointment is made by the Bobby Van Administrator for an Operator to visit homes and conduct a full security survey and fire risk assessment. With the agreement of the client, appropriate devices are installed to secure the property. Time is spent offering reassurance to clients and advice is given on how to protect against house crime. Often the fear of crime is as damaging as the crime itself.
We offer talks to community groups and clubs in a pro-active approach to securing homes for all over 60s or those vulnerable due to a disability.
If you know someone in your community who would benefit from a visit please call 01225 794652 to arrange a visit or visit our website