Help boost nature reserve cash

A SPECIAL meeting is being hosted for residents to hear the up-to-date news on how a project to safeguard Wroughton’s nature reserve for future generations is going.

The event, which focuses on Kings Farm Wood, is taking place at the Brown Jack Pub, on January 7 at 7pm.

The farm was rescued from potential development back in 2012 after parish councillors along with Swindon Council and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust teamed up to buy the £180,000 woodland.

The local authority and trust pledged £100,000 and £50,000 respectively towards the purchase of the grounds and even fronted the parish council the remaining £30,000.

And the villagers are now collecting cash to reimburse the council’s loan and have so far raised nearly £16,000.

With just until the end of March 2014 to raise a little over £13,000, activists and councillors are urging villagers to donate generously as they embark on one last fundraising drive.

To make a donation contact the parish office on 01793 814735 or email clerk@wroughton.gov.uk

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5:27pm Tue 31 Dec 13

StillPav says...

Come on Adver, do some journalism, not just reporting.

The residents of Wroughton obviously don't care particularly about this plot of land, so why is SBC so keep to stump up a large amount of cash to buy it?

Who owns this land? Why is the council buying it? Is £180,00 the going rate?
Come on Adver, do some journalism, not just reporting. The residents of Wroughton obviously don't care particularly about this plot of land, so why is SBC so keep to stump up a large amount of cash to buy it? Who owns this land? Why is the council buying it? Is £180,00 the going rate? StillPav

6:13pm Tue 31 Dec 13

redtothecore says...

StillPav wrote:
Come on Adver, do some journalism, not just reporting.

The residents of Wroughton obviously don't care particularly about this plot of land, so why is SBC so keep to stump up a large amount of cash to buy it?

Who owns this land? Why is the council buying it? Is £180,00 the going rate?
If you were to visit the land over a weekend period you would find plenty of peole out for a walk along the many paths that link in with Clout's Wood
[quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: Come on Adver, do some journalism, not just reporting. The residents of Wroughton obviously don't care particularly about this plot of land, so why is SBC so keep to stump up a large amount of cash to buy it? Who owns this land? Why is the council buying it? Is £180,00 the going rate?[/p][/quote]If you were to visit the land over a weekend period you would find plenty of peole out for a walk along the many paths that link in with Clout's Wood redtothecore

9:28pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Always Grumpy says...

With threats to services and the risk of an increase in Council Tax, this sort of wasteful spending by the council is completely out of order.
If Wroughton residents want it, let them pay for it, rather than burden the entire town with this outrageous waste of money.
It seems the only thing this council knows is how to spend money. They need a few harsh lessons on how to save money.
With threats to services and the risk of an increase in Council Tax, this sort of wasteful spending by the council is completely out of order. If Wroughton residents want it, let them pay for it, rather than burden the entire town with this outrageous waste of money. It seems the only thing this council knows is how to spend money. They need a few harsh lessons on how to save money. Always Grumpy

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