To the observant among us, on the day of the church fete, our new Speed Indication Device, fondly known as SID, was deployed outside the Poplars pub. This device has been obtained through the hard work of Councillor Simon Taylor, who spent many hours organising the arrival of SID including setting up the required metro counts and attending courses on the safe deployment of SID. SID will be placed in various parts of the village as a visual deterrent to speeding motorists. We started outside the pub on Saturday 10th June and it certainly had the desired effect. SID is the property of Wingfield Parish Council so in theory we all have a share in SID. If you see anyone attempting to vandalise SID, this must be reported straight away to the police, as SID is there as a deterrent to excess speed. We hope you will all make SID welcome in the village and treat him as one of the family. He has a great fondness for people who drive within the speed limit but can quickly lose his temper with people who drive at more than 40 mph. He doesn't need feeding as he is solar powered.
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An absolutely shocking and appalling site appeared in Wingfield today. Someone has fly-tipped a conservatory roof in the lay-by on the B3109 between the crossroads and Bradford on Avon. If you know anything about this, can you please inform the parish council, as it is socially unacceptable for rubbish like this to be dumped in our village. At the next meeting of the Parish Council in September we will be discussing the installation of CCTV in the lay-bys to record future incidents of fly-tipping.