WILTSHIRE’S new police and crime commissioner Angus Macpherson will be attending the next meeting of the Westbury Area Board, and local people are encouraged to come along to find out more and have their say about future policing.
The meeting on Thursday 7th February will also feature a presentation on local police issues by inspector Lindsey Winter, and people will be able to find out more about the victim support scheme and how it helps those who have been involved in incidents of crime.
The evening will also feature a wealth of debate on issues that are important to the local community, including action planned to improve the bus service, the new primary care centre and the latest updates on Leigh Park’s open spaces, roads and pavements.
The February area board, the last to take place before the May local elections, is to be held at the recently opened Leigh Park Community Centre and people will have the opportunity to have a good look around Wiltshire’s newest centre.
As usual there will be a round of funding applications to be considered at this meeting; among them is a bid by the area board councillors to fund new visitor information boards at the White Horse viewing area on the B3098, plans to spend £6,000 on a new crossing by the primary care centre and small grants to benefit schoolchildren and older people.
If you would like more information about how the area board works, or would like to apply for a grant, please visit the website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/area boards, contact your local councillor or call the community area manager Sally Hendry on 01373 864714.