Questions you asked about Westbury campus

Campus general

  • Why is it called a campus? – Campus is a concept developed by Wiltshire Council. Your local community operations board (COB), in consultation with the community, may decide to change the name of the site.
  • How will the new campus be funded? – The project is funded through the council’s capital programme.
  • Why was a “do nothing” option not put forward along with the other three options? – The council is committed to providing a campus in each community area.
  • How can the campus be used to regenerate the town? – The consultation result gave a clear view that people wished to see both the swimming pool and the library remain in their current buildings in the town centre. This will ensure people who visit these facilities will also have easy access to rest of the town centre.

Location

  • Where would a campus be built under option 3? – The COB was keen to put forward this option, even though there is no current site available as this would enable them to gauge local interest in a single campus.

Campus facilities

  • What is hot desking? – The campus will be used by a wide range of people. Shared desk-space – or hot desking space – will be used by council and partner staff who are working in the area. For example this may be social workers or neighbourhood policing team staff or council staff by arrangement e.g. housing or planning services. Further desk space could be available for other partners such as local town and parish councils or voluntary/community sector groups.
  • What is a personal care facility and why have a clinical room? – The personal care is a fully accessible toilet and changing facility for people with a disability while the clinical room would enable clinics or flu jabs to be provided on the campus.
  • Why not use existing meeting rooms in churches and chapels around the town? – The proposed community space within a campus development is much more than simply a meeting room. The aim is to provide flexible space that can be used by all sections of the community for a wide variety of activities. This means they can be used throughout more of the day and better cope with changing needs within Westbury.

Library questions

  • Could enhanced library facilities include colour copying, printing and lamenting services? – The aim of all campuses is to provide a range of IT facilities that can be used by the community. The COB will explore whether this can include such services as part of developing a working proposal for a campus.
  • How will the library be made more accessible? – Under the split site campus options it was proposed that a lift should be in any refurbishment of the library subject to gaining the relevant planning permission. The COB will investigate how a lift might be added to the library as part of developing a working proposal for a campus.
  • Could a conservatory be built on the side of the library? -The COB will investigate the feasibility of extending the library and how this might be done as part of developing a working proposal for a campus.

Leisure question

  • Could the skate park be moved to LRC and why isn’t netball included in the proposals? – The COB will explore what additional leisure facilities may be needed and which are feasible as part of developing a working proposal for campus.
  • How will you make getting to LRC by foot safer given there is no pavement? How would you improve access to LRC given the problems with Wellhead Lane? – Issues with access to LRC have been raised by a number of people through the second round of consultation. The COB will look at how access could be improved to this site as part of developing a working proposal.
  • If LRC is further developed where will the extra parking go? – A transport and parking arrangements will be considered by the COB as they develop a working proposal for a campus.
  • Will there be all weather flood lit sports facilities and could there be more swimming sessions instead of leisure sessions at the pool? – The COB will explore what additional leisure facilities may be needed and which are feasible as part of developing a working proposal for campus.

Posted 28/03/14

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