Roundponds Community Benefit

We have received the community benefit from the developers of Roundponds solar farm, which is £56,000.

We will consult widely with the community about what its priorities are and how the money should be managed and spent. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to have their say.

We will be meeting shortly to discuss how best to run this consultation. Watch this space for more details.

In the meantime, please contact us or speak to any councillor if you’d like to discuss this further.

War memorial rededication

Following the renovation of the village war memorial, we would like to invite you to its rededication. We will meet at the village hall at 3pm for a service at the memorial at 3.20pm. This will be followed by free tea and cake at the scout hut where displays from the school, and research on those who died in the First World War, will be displayed.

Everyone is welcome.  Cakes for donation are encouraged and may be dropped off from 1pm at the scout hut or earlier at Gifford Hall.

Recycling centres’ new opening times

Wiltshire Council are changing the recycling centres’ opening hours from from 13 July 2015.  Each centre will be open from 10am to 4pm, five days a week.

All centres will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  In addition, Bowerhill will be on Thursday and Friday, Trowbridge and Devises will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Click on the timetable below for full details.

Recycling centre timetable

You can find more information about recycling centres on Wiltshire Council’s website here.

Cemetery Repairs

We have had the cemetery path resurfaced and replaced the kerbing outside it.  We’re pleased with the work the contractors have done.  The cemetery is much tidier and safer as a result.

Parish council vacancy

We have a vacancy for a parish councillor.  It’s a great opportunity to serve your community.  If you would like apply to be co-opted, please write to or email the parish clerk, with details about yourself, your skills and why you would like to serve as a councillor.  Please contact any councillor if you would like to know more about what it’s like to be on the parish council.  You can read our co-option policy here.

New Website

We’re pleased to launch our new website. We want to make sure that we let you know what is going on and make it easy for you to share your views. We’ll put announcements and news here, list recent planning applications and post our minutes and other documents. We’ll evolve the site over time, so please let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see here.

London Plane Tree

We believe that we need to remove the London Plane Tree that is opposite the Bell.  It is a beautiful tree and we don’t want to lose it, but it is damaging the houses near it. So we don’t think we have a choice. We will plant some new trees to replace it, in more appropriate places.

There is a preservation order that currently protects the tree and we will apply to Wiltshire Council to remove it. If you would like to comment on this, then please contact us.