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Wiltshire Police Officers Will Offer Reassurance Checks To Public
Wiltshire Police officers will be offering a simple verification process to the public which will allow them to confirm that the officer is on duty.
All officers will now proactively offer to carry out this verification check to anyone they engage with who appears concerned for their safety or vulnerable by putting their personal issue radio on loudspeaker and asking a member of our control room to confirm who they are and that they are on duty.
This check can also be requested by any concerned member of the public.
Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said: “Following the murder of Sarah Everard, it is only right that my operational colleagues expect and are tolerant of those who wish to be further reassured in our interactions with them.
“I have asked all of my operational colleagues to take additional time to explain and reassure our communities who they are, what they are doing and why.
“We appreciate that the onus is on us, as a police service, to proactively offer any additional reassurance we can to the communities we serve.
“This new process is a small step but one which I feel is appropriate, proportionate and will be welcomed by those we serve.
“I would encourage our communities to feel confident to ask any questions they might have of any of my officers, members of staff or volunteers.
“We are here to protect and serve you and we understand that you might have questions or comments on how we work to achieving that.
“This new verification process is just one action we can take to try and rebuild some of the trust and confidence this horrific case has eroded and I appreciate this is just the start.
“I look forward to continuing to cultivate an open, two-way dialogue with our communities to move forward together.”
Message Sent By
Siobhan Stayt (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy. The Council has been notified that the Council is consulting on its’ draft Climate Strategy from the 1st September 2021 for a period of 6 weeks until 17th October 2021.  Its’ aim is to meet their pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.  The consultation documents and information are available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/green-economy from the 1st September 2021.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022.  The Council has briefly considered how they might become involved in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations occurring next year. Various national projects/schemes are being promoted, including tree planting and also a chain of Beacons to be lit at 9.15pm on 2nd June 2022.  The Council considers that there is a need for the whole community to become involved so that matters could be considered further and volunteers will need to be found. If you have any ideas and would like to be involved contact the Council Clerk or any Council Member.  

Recent Planning Applications considered by the Council (should you wish to view the applications or submit comments they can be viewed online on the Wiltshire Council Planning Portal)

PL/2021/07610 – Full Planning Application Development of a 20MW Battery Storage Facility – The Barn south east of 8 Tiddlywink, South From Yatton Keynell to Crossroads, Yatton Keynell SN14 7BY For Mr John McQueen 

PL/2021/08576 – Full Planning Application Change of Use of Land from Agricultural to Extended Domestic Garden – Wellclose Farm, A420 Yatton Road to Bristol Road, Allington, Lanhill SN14 6NB For Mr John Young