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The Housing White Paper

The Housing White Paper

On 7 February 2017 the Government published a housing White Paper entitled Fixing Our Broken Housing Market.  This sets out the government plans to reform the housing market and boost the supply of homes.  

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Back to the Land

Back to the Land

12 May 2017.   

Why does land use matter now? As our population grows and we adjust to the pressures of globalisation, technological change and climate change why are we not more interested in the land?

All these issues come back to the question of how we use land, and despite stories about new houses, roads, flooding, the cost of food, water and energy, that central question is rarely discussed.

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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

"Wine Tasting in the Garden" - Friday 9th June 2017  

By kind invitation of John d'Arcy at The Old Rectory, Edington, Westbury.

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Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2017

Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2017

We have now received 39 entries for the 2017 CPRE Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition.  15 are from Large villages, 15 from Medium villages and 9 from Small villages.  Three villages (Oaksey, Urchfont and Wroughton) qualified for the Best Newcomer Competition.  The BKVC judges have been briefed and they will be visiting villages from mid-May until mid-June.  They will not warn villages of the precise date of their inspection but they will identify themselves if asked.  Vouchers for free Warrior compost (see the "Read more" article) should be sent by the end of May to the first 30 villagers that entered.

The county winners for the previous two years are ineligible for the main competition but have been invited to compete for the Laurence Kitching Award, which is sponsored by Princeton Homes.  The closing date for entries to the Laurence Kitching Award is Wednesday 31st May.

     

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