At the Policy & Resources committee meeting on Tuesday 1st March 2022, it was confirmed that Trowbridge Town Council will be responsible for a range of additional services, transferred from Wiltshire Council later this year.
From 1st December 2022, Trowbridge Town Council will be responsible for the following services which are currently undertaken by Wiltshire Council and its contractors:
- Litter bins and emptying service,
- Barrow operative street cleaning service,
- Recreation grounds (Stallards, Seymour & Elm Grove)
- Paxcroft Brook open space, including the Cricket Ground
- Biss Meadows
- Local amenity grass cutting and hedge trimming e.g. Broadmead, Lamb Ale Green and Lowmead
- Fly-tipping and Roadkill
- Fore Street Wednesday Market.
Until these services have been transferred, any residents that have any concerns regarding the above should still contact Wiltshire Council.
Trowbridge Town Council are looking forward to formally adopting services from Wiltshire Council and improving levels of service within the town. These additional services has resulted in an increase in the town council’s share of the Council Tax greater than inflation but Trowbridge still charges less than most town councils in Wiltshire.
The Neighbourhood Services department will be responsible for these services in addition to the, play area maintenance, street sweeping and weed removal services we have already been improving across the town.
Residents and businesses will see improvements and will be able to report all issues to email@example.com . Trowbridge Town Council will ensure that reports are actioned speedily and will Make Trowbridge Better.