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Next step in the Town Council taking over Vivash Park

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WESTBURY Town Council have entered the next stage of proceedings in order to manage Vivash Park.  

Council members agreed at a meeting on the 6th September to pay around £1,500 to carry out an ecological survey in order to see whether it would be viable for the council to oversee the running of the park or not. 

Wiltshire Council approached Town Council members last month with the proposal for Westbury to take on the ownership and management of the urban park, outside of the wider project to transfer services and assets from Wiltshire Council. 

No concrete plans have been made as of yet but the town council is currently looking at new ways to get the community involved and active, ranging from nature trails, tree and wildflower planting to picnics.  

The Town Council has roughly £225,600 in Section 106 monies ready to be transferred from Wiltshire Council for the upkeep and management of the park. Section 106 is a fund from central government designed to be used for social and community projects with the idea to make local community areas more attractive. 

The plot, located on Slag Lane, is owned by David Wilson Homes. The planting season ends in November so a decision is expected to be made by then. 

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