The visionforwarminster.co.uk initiative was launched in 2008. Still at the forefront by listening to local ideas, knowledge, and opinion with an independent open mind. Still not representing any political party or vested interest. Still pursuing the original vision now with elected supporters on the town council.
MONDAY 14 April - Your opportunity to quiz the town council on ANY issue connected with the town. Meeting is in the Assembly Rooms (aka Civic Centre) starting at 7pm. PLEASE ATTEND Click Here
Redrow housing plan for the Minster Church and Dorothy Walk 'Church Street/Bath Road' has been refused by Wiltshire council planners. For their reasons CLICK HERE
8th March Three town councillors agree to act on litter and dog fouling. Notice of Motion will be delivered.
7th March Downpour pothole risks local councillor. Coroner judged that a charity 'Land's End' cyclist was killed by a pothole in Yorkshire. This is East Street in Warminster.
6th March Local resident who remembers the scout bonfires on the land at Spurt Field also recalls being told that it was a 'burial ground'.
5th March Councillor hopes that tree-hugging campaign will be an inspiration to others to join him in his next campaign. The residents who know their patch at the top of Broadway.
4th March Traffic Regulation Order now in place for one problem area in Warminster. Now is time for more urgent action
3rd March Drop-in centre money for the poor and needy agreed by the town council
2nd March Warminster Foodbank support reaches 900 children in under a year.
Saturday 1st March The new name for the business venture that is breathing yet more life into the Town Hall is the 'Boston Shaker'.
28th Friday More good 'shaking' news about the town hall to follow this weekend
27th Thursday Youth community given a £250,000 county council boost - 'or has it?' hot topic commentary
26th Wednesday Mayor's charity of the year Warminster Foodbank hot topic
25th Tuesday In hot snippets .... dog fouling.... parking problems .... planning 'outrage'
Monday 24th February Tree-hugging this weekend saw Cllr. Paul Macdonald at this fine example of those trees most at risk in Warminster as his peaceful response to local requests continues ... And locals still tell him how pleased they are after attending the opening of the 'grand old lady' Town Hall this weekend.
23rd February 'I was there! I witnessed the Town Hall come to life again!' Cllr. Paul Macdonald. 'Today I hear so many encouraging comments.' Special feature will appear this week.
22nd February Today at 9.30am the public were waiting outside as 'civic pride' is restored to the centre of Warminster in what may go down as a historic moment. Treasured by so many the Town Hall given to the people by Lord Bath's family all those years ago is coming to life again thanks to Sarah-Jayne and Stacey in the aptly named 'Town Treasures'.
22nd February The public turned up in their droves to support these local entrepreneurs at the opening of Town Treasures in the Town Hall. It took hours for space to appear to take this photograph!
21st February Plans to build too many houses in the wrong places continues to dominate the local agenda - 'Cuckoo tones' latest in You say - We say'
20th February This month in Warminster ... the MP ... town councillors ... the town clerk ... the Civic Trust ... emerging uniting communities ... respected independent individuals ... are all now involved in the same debate. Should someone ask why?
19th February 'Is it right for big fat rich cats to descend on Warminster as a soft touch?' comment as a TV personality's 'happiness' HAB company arrives in town next Tuesday. HPH plans for a water meadow also arrives with a mortgage lender. 'Arrogance' hot topic follows after we seek the views of the community.
Monday 18th February 2014 The town council has received so many approaches from residents about the latest Redrow Homes plan that it has taken the unusual step of issuing an official statement. And today there is another twist in the Spurt Mead saga. 'I feel another demonstration coming on' says Steve Dancey.
17th February 2014 'Why do you bother caring about Warminster?' We have always had a care for and about Warminster. Yesterday reinforced by our chats with local residents and new comments in You Say - We Say'
16th February Symbolic peaceful tree-hugging' protest against the build anywhere presumption from the government could now wake up the 'silent majority' in Warminster.Where should be next?
Crossing safety issues Sunday snippets
15th February 2014 Local MP 'unprecedented soggy'' words hot topic sees real interest not only locally but nationally on our website.' A candle in the wind' almost spiritual protest (pictured above) is the latest community action to attract the praise of the normally silent majority in Warminster.
14th February 2014 'Controversial link to good causes' to councillor allowances scandal at county hall - hot topic
13th February 2014 LOCAL Tory Councillor with special responsibilities at County Hall takes a back dated twenty-two per cent increase in allowances and then gives it away to charities.
WILTSHIRE TIMES sends a photographer to record the moment when a resident leads the second tree hug. Published on Friday 7th February 2014
Hot topics .... 'A man cannot walk forward if he tramples on his past with the same foot'. Stacie (our pic) speaks out in support of the unanimous view of local councillors and the residents.
'Mega- loan now mega-moan' town council tally card has reached 200 about Spurt Mead water meadow.
4th February 2014 Campaigners returned to the 99-year-old LImes and much older milestone in Boreham Road on Tuesday 4th February joined by three new tree huggers at 11am. The 'tally card' (see below) has now reached 150.
Hot Topics ... 'Paul's sound reasons for refusal' at Spurt Mead and Nick Parker 'fairness' challenge can now be read ... further comments in 'You Say - We Say'
30th January 2014 READ Cllr Dancey's letter of objection to the Boreham housing plans HERE
29th January 2014 Warminster's four widely criticised 'Chocolate Teapot Politicians' used their advisory role to support the extremely unpopular development of the Boreham water meadow . It was against the unanimous view of the local ward councillors. It is now with Wiltshire Council. So are over 40 expressions of local opinion. Another deadline will emerge as the community campaign continues on the street.
28th January 2014 A tally card of the number of times a local councillor stopped to hear complaints and a justification for the town council changing its mind on voting against houses on the banks of the River Wylye has reached one hundred in two weeks. The 'Mega-loan' town council is now the 'Mega-moan' council.
25th January 2014 'Tie a lime green ribbon round the old lime tree' campaign suggested by locals after the tree-hugging trio 'Gand Design team' of Lou, Paul and Stace campaign (read below). Now to carry on into next week.
Will a TV personality and a landowner listen to residents and obey planning policies?
24th January 2014 Pictured are Boreham councillor Paul Macdonald (right) joined by residents Lou and Stacie from other parts of the town, and then Alasdair, with their very local eye-witness accounts of local concerns about planning ignorance and flooding.
17th January 2014 The first 'TV personality' planning application by 'Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud in the county to build on a plot of land between Bishopstrow and Boreham has the locals up in arms.
See also 'You Say - We Say' ... Broadway voter now concerned about councillor responses to planning applications in that part of the town.
14th January 2014 Holdaway family good name at risk in Boreham and Warminster as a result of hasty application while core strategy remains unadopted. CLICK HERE
Councillors Macdonald and Dombkowski responded to the huge public outcry received about the 'Happiness Architecture and Beauty' approach to building on a 'sacrosanct' Boreham meadow by a TV celebrity, Kevin McCloud, who got the Queen's MBE this month ... Another good name at risk ... see hot topic
See www.dannyhowell.net for local reaction.
Wiltshire Council and Planning Inspector still agree in their core strategy deliberations. We, the town of Warminster, are still a priority for employment. Town council confusion has arrived again. Shop jobs by building more houses. VFW argues that more employed workers that then shop in the town is the answer.
1st January 2014 In the spring of 2008 a chance meeting saw a convivial conversation lead to two Warminster residents with concerns about the future of their home town launch this website hoping to influence in some small way its future. A lot has happened since then. This is a random selection of images that have appeared. Have fun trying to find out why they were published?
Read CLLR Steve Dancey's objection to the Redrow Development 'contiguous' with the Minster Church and Dorothy Walk. Click HERE
Tory town council says let us all work together with the new voice of public opinion and then bring back their leader at a meeting on an October Monday night .... UNELECTED BACK ON THE TOWN COUNCIL AS A CO-OPTED MEMBER despite his rejection by the electorate ignored and now ignored doubly by his party members on the council. A case of the unelected in full support of the unelectable as Tony's Cronies vote him back into a position of influence. CLICK HERE'
NEW Warminster bus service ups charges by 85 per cent overnight. See HERE
Most viewed topic this year ....'Boreham Crossroads NDO - R.I.P. Thanks to Steve Dancey and Paul Macdonald' - extensive commentary - http://www.dannyhowell.net/2013/06/boreham-crossroads-ndo-rip-thanks-to.html See TALES FROM THE RIVER BANK HERE
And even earlier this year....MP BACKS TOWN HALL BID - Town Council should react with his words 'echoing in their ears' - Click Here
Housing ... Housing ... Housing ... Where is the talk about employment? Steve Dancey is striking a real chord with the public with 'Some thoughts on the planning proposals - Top down & so much for localism' Click here
REDROW PLANS MUST BE DERAILED click here
visionforwarminster.co.uk Independent candidates overwhelmingly endorsed on Thursday 2nd May 2013. ELECTION SUCCESS - Paul Macdonald, Nick Dombkowski and Steve Dancey all ELECTED in Warminster East. Jamie Cullen ELECTED in Broadway ward Town Council outrageous double-page spread in the Warminster Journal - CLICK HERE