Where we cover - UK

Started by grahame, Apr 09, 2022, 08:42 AM

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The market towns and countryside of North West Wiltshire share common characteristics and governance in Wiltshire Council. And the information shared by this group is good right across that zone. We style "Melksham, Corsham, Lacock and Chippenham" - it's our original and core area, but we welcome with open arms hosts and help from the wider area. That's townd like Calne and Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury, and Devizes too which fits logically and physically with us, even though it's in Kennet district.  Warminster and Malmesbury could logically fit too, and we have good data and perhaps links with Marlborough and Royal Wootton Bassett.

Much of the discussion last night was about working with the local (Unitary) authority - Wiltshire Council - who have been delegated the task of looking after the local end of incoming guests from Ukraine and services and hosts.  So our discussions and services are far less relevant to Frome (which is in Somerset) and Bath (in BaNES / WECA) - we have many good friends in those places (and indeed a lot of co-operation on public transport) but I would suggest that hosts in those places are on "Homes for Ukraine" may find other groups more locally relevant to them.

Melksham Town Councillor (South Ward) - special interests including travel and transportation, economy and climate. Retired IT trainer, helping with the Ukraine UK forum