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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
DEVIZES TOWN COUNCIL
ANNUAL CIVIC AWARDS 2014
The Town Council would like to receive nominations for this year’s Civic Awards. Civic Awards are presented every year to people who deserve recognition for the efforts they make to improve our community.
We are therefore asking if there is anyone you know who would qualify for nomination in any of the following categories:
There are four types of Awards:
To be awarded to any individual, voluntary group, business/organisation who have made a recent improvement to the natural or built environment in Devizes (within the parish boundaries) eg. Improvement of open space, re-use of derelict land or refurbishment of buildings.
Service to People*
To be awarded to any individual who has helped to improve the quality of life for people in Devizes.
To be awarded to a group who help their community or individuals in Devizes.
Long Service Award (40 years service) (click here to download form)
To be awarded to individuals who have worked for the same Devizes Company for 40 years or more.
The Civic Awards presentation takes place after the Annual Town’s meeting on Thursday 24 April 2014. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the categories, please return a completed form by Friday 4th April 2014 to *(click here to download form): -
St John’s Street
21 - EASTER EGG HUNT
23 - STARGAZING LIVE
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