The Neighbourhood Services Team at Trowbridge Town Council are responsible for looking after the equipment in the town’s many play areas, making sure that roadsides and pavements are kept free of weeds, and ensuring that alleyways are kept free of leaves, which can present a safety hazard especially during the autumn and winter months. This is a top up service which runs alongside the remit of Wiltshire council who are overall responsible for street cleaning. The team are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, in particular its weed-ripper and street sweeper. These machines can be deployed six days a week, with the centre of Trowbridge being cleaned three times a week, and employed throughout residential areas during the remainder of the week. The environment has also been considered, using eco-friendly cleaning materials that are guaranteed not to be harmful to wildlife. You can find out more about the team and their work by visiting their Facebook page – also, if you see anything you might be concerned about, you can report it here.
Trowbridge Town Council understands that being self-sufficient and having the extra space to grow your own fruit and vegetables is the ideal of many people, and that this is something Neighbourhood Services can help you with. We have a total of 98 allotments which are a mixture of full- and half-size plots located in Home Close Farm, Mornington Gardens, Gloucester Road and Southwick. The Gloucester Road site is leased from us to an association, with the other three sites being managed directly by us. If you are interested in putting your name down for an allotment plot or have any further questions, please contact us.
The Town council are responsible for 3 closed churchyards ( St James, Trinity and St johns) and will be taking over responsibility of the down cemetery in 2024. The churchyards are grass cut on a monthly basis with any remedial hedge work being undertaken in the winter period after bird nesting season.