Temporary Closure of London Road

Please note the following and the Location Plan:

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: B3086 London Road (Part), Shrewton (Ref: TTRO 5195)

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

B3086 London Road (Part), Shrewton; from its junction with High Street for a distance of approximately 970m in an easterly direction.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via B3086 (unaffected length) – A360 – B3086 High Street and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 9 March 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for one day. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN




Salisbury Journal – Stop Bus Cuts in Wiltshire

The Salisbury Journal has launched a campaign to stop bus cuts in Wiltshire.

stop bus cuts.jpg-pwrt3As part of the campaign they have a petition on Change.org – find and sign it here if you thing bux services are important.

If you haven’t completed Wiltshire Council’s Bus Consultation Survey you can find it here.

Let friends and neighbours  know aboug the potential impact – the Devizes to Salisbury Service could disappear as it is one of the options.  Paper copies of the survey should be availabld on buses or at Council offices for those without internet access – probably those most likely to be affected.

This is a democratic process, whatever your views make them known.


Wiltshire Public Transport Review

The Salisbury Red’s route 2 service between Devizes and Salisbury serving Shrewton is 100% subsidised by Wiltshire Council at a cost of £1.70 per passenger journey.  An annual cost of £216,995 to the Council.

Not a picture of a route 2 bus - now long before the service itself disappears?
Not a picture of a route 2 bus – how long before this is reality if the service itself disappears?

Abolishing this service would make a significant contribution to savings that Wiltshire Council need to make to balance their books.

Bus subsidies cost Wiltshire Council – which is to say residents of Wiltshire – £5.1m a year. This makes them a prime target for cuts.

Philip Whitehead, cabinet member for transport said: “We know how important bus services are for rural communities – especially to help people maintain their independence, however due to the pressures on local authority spending we under severe pressure to reduce the amount of budget that we spend on subsidising public transport at the level we currently do.

“We are committed to minimising any impact changes might have, especially on vulnerable people including those who are elderly, disabled and young.

“We really do want to hear from people who could be affected by any changes to the current services, and we will be doing everything we can to act on those comments.”

You can take part in the consultation by completing a simple form through Wiltshire Council’s consultation portal, paper copies can be picked up in council offices, libraries, on buses operating contracted services, or people can call 0300 456 0100 to have one posted to them.

Wiltshire Council’s consultation questionnaire on subsidised bus services can be completed online.

Consultation runs until 4 April.

Further Information

BBC Report on Option 24/7 Campaign – January 16th

Option 24/7 website – Campaign
Bus Subsidy List – extract in pdf format.

Wiltshire Public Transport Review – Make your Voice Heard!

Click to see full poster
Click to see full poster

Public transport is something that most of us support in principle and then get our car out.  Not everyone has a car and many people rely upon public transport to get to appointments.  Public transport spending is not just to provide scheduled bus services but also includes funding for community transport services.  You probably have a friend or neighbour who relies on services funded by Wiltshire Council.  The pre-consultation closes on 31st August.  Read on to find out how you can contribute to the spending debate.

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Changes to Salisbury Park and Ride Services

salisbury pr 60x30.jpg.176x99_q85_crop-smartStarting 1st June there will be changes to Salisbury Park and Ride services.

You can see full details by clicking the image on the left.

From Shrewton the closest Park and Ride is Wilton.  The new service is the Wilton – Park & Ride 3 to Wilton & Bulbridge. Was the 502 service. Park & Ride 3 replaces the current Red 3 service. There will be a new bus stop outside Wilton Garden Centre. The service will start from New Canal Stop S.  The new service will run earlier in the morning and later at night than the existing service, up to 11:10 pm from the city centre Monday to Friday, to Wilton Park and Ride and will also stop at more locations.  View timetable.