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Wiltshire Council speaks with residents about the challenges it faces

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Wiltshire Council has concluded its series of public meetings to discuss the challenges it faces and the impact this could have on communities.

The well attended meetings took place in Salisbury, Chippenham, Devizes and Trowbridge and gave people an opportunity to talk to the council’s cabinet members and put forward their own suggestions and ideas on how the challenges can be met.

A number of topics were discussed and covered at the meetings including infrastructure, housing, schools and business rates.

Philip Whitehead, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for finance, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who attended one of our sessions and hope they found them as worthwhile as we in the cabinet did.

“ We want to continue to have an open honest and frank dialogue with local people so that they know all the context behind the decisions we make and to give them a platform to feed back their thoughts and ideas.

“ As outlined in our business plan, we are realistic about the challenges we face but we have a clear strategy and vision that will help ensure we continue to provide unique quality services.”

The council currently spends £900 million each year on more than 300 services and has recently agreed a plan to deliver an ambitious


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