Wiltshire Council Parking News 29 May 2020

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COVID 19 Malmesbury Retailer & Business Community Task Force

Malmesbury Town Council and Malmesbury Town Team joint statement following the government’s announcement of phased re-opening plans

Malmesbury Town Team, in partnership with Malmesbury Town Council, has been working with local retailers and businesses to provide the best support we can to our local business community during the COVID 19 emergency. Following the government’s announcement of the phased re-opening of shops, businesses and the hospitality sector on Sunday 10 May, we are taking steps to form a Retailer and Business Community Task Force and are working together to develop plans to ensure Malmesbury High Street and other key retail and business areas are as welcoming and safe as possible while physical distancing rules apply. We are taking expert advice and we are looking at widening some pavement areas, changing some parking arrangements and providing helpful signage. We expect to be submitting our initial plans to Wiltshire Council for their permission and action within the next week and would hope to be introducing some initial changes as quickly as possible. All actions would be on a trial basis. Further updates will be given over the next few days.

Campbell Ritchie – Mayor, Malmesbury Town Council

Gordon MacPherson – Spokesperson, Malmesbury Town Team

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Wiltshire Household Recycling Centres Update

For all of you who have spent some of lockdown having a spring clean there is good news from Wiltshire County Council.

Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin, will reopen on Monday 18 May with an easy to use postcode entry system to system to help limit the number of people and ensure social distancing.

Please be aware that The Stanton St Quintin site will however remain closed at present.

Stanton St Quintin HRC remains closed as the number of car parking spaces has been significantly reduced. This, along with the already difficult traffic management issues at the site, means that we cannot safely open the site at this time. This will be kept under review .We recognise that this will be frustrating for local residents.

People who would usually use Stanton St Quintin should travel to an alternative site such as Purton, Melksham or Lower Compton.

People should also bring proof of address in order to use the household recycling centre.

People will only be allowed entry to visit Wiltshire’s HRCs on the days that correspond to the first part of their postcode. For example,SN16 postcodes  can access these sites on: Tuesday 19th May, Thursday 21st May Saturday 23rd May…. See below.

 People can visit any Wiltshire HRC on these days. Residents are reminded to check the opening times before setting off as all of the sites have different opening times.

To keep staff and residents safe, there are a significant number of changes in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained at all HRCs, including:

  • Visitors must keep at least two metres from others at all times.
  • One person per car.
  • No entry for trailers or large vans over 3.5 tonnes.
  • Vehicles allowed on site on a ‘one in, one out’ basis.
  • No pedestrian access.
  • HRCs cannot accept soil, rubble, plasterboard, textiles or asbestos during this initial reopening phase.

Don’t bring recyclable materials that can be collected through the council’s kerbside recycling collection service.

More information about HRC opening times, details on the types of waste that can be taken, FAQs, and the restrictions being put in place to protect our customers and staff is available on our website  www.wiltshire.gov.uk/household-recycling-centres


Local stories in and around the Malmesbury area to keep you up-to-date.


A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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