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Wiltshire - where everybody matters

On 1st April, Wiltshire went Unitary, combining four district councils and a county into a single unitary authority with a population a shade under 450,000. And from buildings to dust carts, the labels and logos have changed:

Wiltshire Council


"Wiltshire - Where Everybody Matters" ... and I'm very glad to have that re-assurance. For all the talk leading up to the merger was about the great things that Unitary will do, based on and for "Salisbury, Trowbridge and Chippenham". But taking that 450,000, this is how the population splits amongst the major towns:

45000 Salisbury
28000 Chippenham
28000 Trowbridge
21000 Melksham
17000 Warminster
14000 Calne
12000 Corsham
11000 Devizes
11000 Westbury
11000 Wootton Bassett
9000 Amesbury
9000 Tidworth
9000 Bradford-on-Avon
8000 Marlborough
6000 Malmesbury

(E&OE - Please let me know of anywhere with a population of more that 5000 that I have missed!)

Dear Councillors, the people of Calne, of Devizes, of Amesbury, the people of Melksham, Warminster and Corsham look forward to mattering in the new county. And I really hope that you mean

Wiltshire - where everybody matters equally


and in Tisbury and Mere and Ludgershall and Pewsey and Bedwyn and Purton and Avebury and Minety and Porton and Downton and Tilshead and Rushall and Wilton and Patney and Chirton and Chitterne and Codford and Wishford and Lavington and Upavon and Holt and Box and Shrewton and Atworth and Lyneham and Lacock ... Burbage and Bromham, Larkhill and Durrington, Bratton and Rowde too.
(written 2009-04-13, updated 2009-04-17)

 
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M200 - Well House Manor - Wiltshire
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  [3989] Plenty to see and do - even in Winter - on a Well House Manor weekend - (2013-01-24)
  [3806] 2011 Census results - initial figures for Wiltshire. - (2012-07-17)
  [3800] Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-07-09)
  [3729] Then and now pictures of Melksham - on show through the summer - (2012-05-11)
  [3723] Bank Holiday Monday, so it was pouring with rain. - (2012-05-07)
  [3513] Olympic Torch - dates and places in Wiltshire in 2012 - (2011-11-08)
  [2923] Fresh air and beautiful places in Wiltshire - (2010-08-15)
  [2888] Recent Pictures - (2010-07-27)
  [2882] Seeing Wiltshire - from a Melksham base - (2010-07-21)
  [2750] Views of Wessex - (2010-05-03)
  [2713] History is all around us - (2010-04-09)
  [2594] Melksham Area - your community view is sought - (2010-01-23)
  [2411] Further North - long summer days and lovely countryside - (2009-09-19)
  [2288] Wiltshire Community Area Partnerships - (2009-07-15)
  [2279] Understanding the new local government structure in Wiltshire - (2009-07-11)
  [2176] Balloon Journey in Wiltshire - (2009-05-12)
  [1981] Bitter cold - (2009-01-07)
  [1859] Wiltshire at dawn - the tourist trail - (2008-10-29)
  [1521] Evening drive across the roof of Wiltshire - (2008-01-27)
  [1428] Travel Across Wiltshire - the game - (2007-11-11)
  [1399] Pictures Framed - (2007-10-21)
  [1156] Two by One by Wiltshire - (2007-04-20)
  [1129] Golfing, Wiltshire (near Melksham) - (2007-04-01)
  [1112] Bank Holiday country breaks in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2007-03-17)
  [1106] Spring Pictures - (2007-03-11)
  [971] Wiltshire letterboxes - (2006-12-07)
  [946] Look around this mouth. - (2006-11-26)
  [942] Index of Pictures - (2006-11-24)
  [829] Where to go within 30 minutes of Melksham - (2006-08-11)

Z301 - Current Affairs
  [3720] Melksham ATC - freedom of the town - (2012-05-05)
  [3646] Exploring Melksham with a film maker - (2012-03-09)
  [3467] Charities v Charitable. The cost of collecting your donation. - (2011-10-06)
  [3385] Do university courses teach the right things for life at work later on? - (2011-08-10)
  [3357] Business, priorities, and volunteering - (2011-07-14)
  [3347] The Anthony trial - Orange County, Florida. Thoughts on conclusion - (2011-07-06)
  [3282] The future of canal management and charities - Kennet and Avon Canal bias - (2011-05-08)
  [3265] Alternative Vote (AV) - cutting the crap - (2011-04-25)
  [3231] Footpath, Bridleway, Byway, Road used as Public Path - (2011-04-04)
  [3228] What can you take on a public footpath? Pram? Wheelbarrow? Dog? Shopping Trolley? Horse? Cycle? - (2011-04-03)
  [3183] Redevelopment on the banks of the Avon in Melksham - (2011-02-25)
  [3126] Car Parking in Melksham - thoughts on the proposed scheme, and wider thoughts too - (2011-01-09)
  [3030] Liquorice allsorts and Dolly Mixtures - (2010-11-05)
  [3028] VAT rise in January - it is really up 14% not just 2.5% - (2010-11-03)
  [2995] A river in Melksham is not just for boaters. - (2010-10-11)
  [2982] Travel, Transport and Tourism - A vision for Melksham, 2026 - (2010-10-03)
  [2904] Melksham Area Board meeting of last week - (2010-08-04)
  [2852] Atworth Village Fete - on the Melksham Community Area Partnership stand - (2010-07-04)
  [2776] Regional Spatial Strategy and the next 20 years - Whence Wiltshire under the new government? - (2010-05-22)
  [2666] Random thoughts on Melksham Town Planning and development - (2010-03-08)
  [2602] East of Melksham - Building Work Starts - (2010-01-28)
  [2574] Summary of Wiltshire Core Strategy responses - (2010-01-13)
  [2514] The road show has been - where now? - (2009-11-27)
  [2508] Community Area Partnership - inaugural AGM - (2009-11-20)
  [2289] pre-Inaugural briefing - Melksham Community Area Partnership - (2009-07-15)
  [2112] Whatever next ... the joys of being an employer - (2009-04-01)
  [1987] One Cheer for Local Democracy - Asda in Melksham - (2009-01-11)
  [1960] Christmas Survivors - (2008-12-25)
  [1275] Incident in Melksham - (2007-07-24)
  [1214] New Serieses for the summer on TV - (2007-06-02)
  [614] News in Ireland - (2006-02-20)
  [377] A Strengthened City - (2005-07-14)
  [33] 10 Years of experience - (2004-08-30)

Z403 - Organisations
  [4039] Seed Swap at Well House Manor - (2013-03-10)
  [4020] Melksham Community - Annual Report / MCAP - (2013-02-26)
  [3774] Melksham - a new dawn - (2012-06-23)
  [3712] Some unpublished and historic pictures - Museum of Melksham - (2012-04-28)
  [3704] The Bowerhill Villager - a newsletter for Bowerhill, Melksham - (2012-04-22)
  [3677] Some advise for guest speakers at meetings - (2012-03-31)
  [3604] Melksham Campus - a blog you can read, and a place you can comment - (2012-02-08)
  [3511] Melksham has a heart - have your picture taken and support the defibrillator appeal - (2011-11-06)
  [3484] A Melksham Timeline - Domesday to present day - (2011-10-17)
  [3317] Self Portrait (in words) - (2011-06-04)
  [2902] Community consultation - a true open input - (2010-08-04)
  [2869] Contact Information for Melksham Oak Community School - (2010-07-13)
  [2807] Canal through Melksham - the options and issues - (2010-06-13)
  [2585] Consultation in Melksham, on Melkshams future - (2010-01-17)
  [2271] Dogs Trust, Dog Show, Newbury - (2009-07-06)
  [2236] Alumni - revisiting and supporting the old University - (2009-06-13)
  [2026] Melksham Climate Friendly Group - (2009-02-05)
  [2015] Service Excellence Awards - (2009-01-30)
  [2012] The Wiltshire Police - (2009-01-29)
  [1280] West Wilts - no longer Wet Wilts - show - (2007-07-28)
  [1278] West Wilts Show - (2007-07-26)
  [1258] A day looking ahead for Well House Consultants - (2007-07-05)
  [981] Finalist reception - Wiltshire Business of the Year - (2006-12-13)
  [472] Are you free on 29th October - Charity ball - (2005-10-21)
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