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Cllr Trevor Carbin

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Wiltshire Councillor for Holt, Staverton and Atworth

3 Copper Beeches, Trowbridge Road, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7QG

07757 506470 (mobile)

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  • Article: Jun 26, 2014

    Funding for Wiltshire's youth service is set to be revisited after local Lib Dems called for savings made from senior staff leaving to be reinvested in young people.

    On Tuesday 24th June Cllr Jon Hubbard, leader of Wiltshire's
    Lib Dems, wrote to the leader of the Council calling for this investment in Wiltshire's youth service. Now, along with other Lib Dem councillors, he has tabled a motion calling on the Council to support the £225,000 saving being used to provide youth workers to support existing and new youth provision during the transition to a new community model.

  • Article: Sep 22, 2011

    After a 10% increase in complaints about Wiltshire Council last year, the Local Government Ombudsman has criticised the Council for slow progress in responding to complainants and finding solutions.

    Jon Hubbard,Lib Dem Group Leader, said "The average time the council took to respond was 34 days, when the maximum time allowed by the Obudsman is 28 days. This isn't good enough, and marks out an unresponsive Conservative Administration, unwilling to listen to the people of Wiltshire."

  • Article: Jul 26, 2011

    Wiltshire Lib Dems have congratulated Bath and North East Somerset Council on leading the way saving money and energy with their new LED street light system in Keynsham, near Bath, but questioned why Wiltshire Council isn't engaging in similar schemes to cut costs in our county.

    Howard Marshall, Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson, said "Bath Lib Dems estimate they're going to save £4,500 a year on energy costs, just from this one roundabout alone. As the LED lighting scheme spreads across Bath and North East Somerset, and coupled with savings from lower maintenance costs, taxpayers stand to save hundreds of thousands of pounds. Why aren't Conservatives on Wiltshire Council using new technology like this to save money, rather than leaving it to local Lib Dem Councils to lead the way?"

  • Article: Jul 1, 2011
    By Cllr Trevor Carbin

    "Campaign for a Better Trowbridge" have complained to Wiltshire Council because important documents relating to a WC Seminar on the Core Strategy held in the Council Chamber on 24/3/11 have not yet been published on WC's website.

    CBT point out that there are now only 5 weeks left for people to be "consulted" and they feel that the residents of Trowbridge and the surrounding villages need to see a balanced view.

  • Article: Jun 30, 2011

    Wiltshire CLT is a new independent not-for-profit body dedicated to helping towns and villages in Wiltshire and Swindon to meet vital local needs through Community Land Trust projects. Set up by the Wiltshire Rural Housing Association, the Trust will help communities to find and develop sites.

    Wiltshire Community Land Trust was officially launched in Devizes on June 30th. The event was chaired by Trevor Cherrett, Wiltshire Community Land Trust's Chair and an expert in rural planning and practice. Speakers included:

  • Article: Jun 28, 2011
    By Cllr Trevor Carbin

    According to profiles published by the Department of Health Wiltshire residents generally have better health than the average Englishman and woman. Life expectancy is above average, and the number of people dying early from heart disease, cancer and stokes is diminishing.

    However there are area of deprivation within the county where life expectancy is significantly lower than in the more affluent areas (6 fewer years for men and 4 fewer years for women), and 11,120 children in the county are classified as living in poverty.

  • Article: Jun 28, 2011

    Wiltshire has two Southern Cross Care homes - Ravenscroft in Trowbridge and Merlin Court in Marlborough.

    WC reports that the regional manager has confirmed that no Southern Cross care homes will be closed until the restructuring programme has been completed in October.

    Nationally the care homes at greatest risk are those with low occupancy, and those that had a higher proportion of council-funded beds - these beds tend to be less profitable than self-funded beds.

  • Article: Jun 28, 2011
    By Cllr Trevor Carbin

    A hearing held on June 28th in Dewey House Warminster heard the applicant Mr Beanland explain his idea to turn the ground floor of the building into a licensed premises, which would have amplified music at weekends.

    About 20 local residents also attended and explained their fears that the establishment would generate excessive noise and would add to levels of anti-social behaviour in the area.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2011

    Wiltshire Council's 'cabinet' set out the council's policy on street names and house numbering at its meeting on June 22nd 2010. This is one of the areas which used to be in the jurisdiction of the local district councils before their abolition.

    When new estates are built the final decision on street names is taken by the council, though developers and the town or parish council may make suggestions.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2011
    By Cllr Trevor Carbin

    One of the anomalies created by the Labour government, which the coalition has so far failed to put right, is the difference in the amount of funding going to children and schools in different parts of the country.

    Wiltshire schools get £4,593 per pupil from the government. A child in Hampshire is deemed to be worth £4,648 and in Bath the figure is £4,788. The difference means that the average primary school loses about £39,000 per year in funding compared with Bath and for a secondary school the figure is £200,000.