Cllr Bill Douglas
Chippenham Town Councillor for Hardens and Central
33 Ridings Mead, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1PQ
01249 652067 (landline)
07824 422613 (mobile)
Article: May 23, 2012
Councillors are required to come to Planning Committee meetings with an open mind. At Tuesday's Wiltshire Council meeting Liberal Democrats proposed to ban the practice of Party Political groups getting together beforehand to discuss items on Planning Committee agendas. The pre-meeting practice was defended at the Council meeting by a number of North Wiltshire Tories, including the Chair, Cllr Tony Trotman and Cllr Toby Sturgis, a Council Cabinet member. The Tories used their majority to reject the proposal by 52 votes to 19.
Article: Jul 22, 2011
Wiltshire's Conservatives today revealed the full extent of the damage their new car-parking charges are causing to the Council's finances. Estimated earnings from car-parks are £500,000 less than expected, just six months into the new regime.
Bill Douglas, Lib Dem Councillor for Chippenham Hardens and England and Park Ward, has attacked the Conservative's figures saying:
Lib Dems call for a realistic car park refund scheme to fix the Conservative Car Park Charges FiascoArticle: Jul 18, 2011
Wiltshire's Lib Dems have branded the Conservative's proposed car parking refund scheme as "too little and too late".
Very few details of the scheme, which is still several months away from being introduced across the county, are known. However, the cabinet member for Highways and Transport, Dick Tonge is on record as suggesting that refunds for parking would be issued if £30 or more was spent.
Article: Aug 11, 2010
Chippenham councillor Bill Douglas has called for a redesign of the A350 between Chippenham and the motorway following another fatal crash on the road.
"The accident that occurred last week on the dual carriageway from Chippenham to the M4 highlights the dangers that every motorist using that stretch of road knows exist," he said.