Temporary Closure of: B3107 (Part), Holt 917/02/20 – 21/02/20)

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: B3107 (Part), Holt (Ref: TTRO 6389) Indicative Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
B3107 (Part), Holt; from its junction with B3106 Bradford Road to its junction with Station Road.

To enable: Tarmac to carry out carriageway resurfacing and associated maintenance works.

Alternative route: via B3107 (unaffected length) – A350 – A361 – Elizabeth Way – B3106 – B3105 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 17 February 2020 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00 until 21 February 2020. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Jon Moss (Atkins) on 01225 730438.


Look after yourself this winter

As the dark nights draw in across Wiltshire and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months.

The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – Help Us Help You– which is here to help make it easier to understand the things you can do.

We all know hospitals and surgeries can be especially busy during the winter months and it can often be tricky to know the best place to go for help, so here’s some handy tips to see you through until spring:
1. It’s not too late to get your flu jab
The free flu vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu, including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-10. If you’ve not had one yet, it’s not too late.

2. Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk online
If you’re unsure where to go and think you need urgent medical attention, but it’s not life-threatening, contacting NHS 111 can help you make sure you reach the most suitable NHS service for your needs.

3. Ask a pharmacist for advice before minor ailments or winter illnesses get worse
Community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over the counter medicines to safely manage things like coughs, colds and sore throats.
It’s quick and convenient to see a pharmacist– you don’t need to book an appointment and can often be seen in a private consultation room.

4. See your GP in the evening or weekend if you can’t see them during the day
If you need to see a GP but find it hard to find the time during routine hours, appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professionals are often available in the evenings and at weekends through many local practices or other local NHS services.

For more information about services in your area visit:



Broughton Gifford Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Councillor. If you are passionate about your parish and have some free time to put to good use then Broughton Gifford Parish Council needs you! Contact the Clerk, Georgina Berry, for more information on

Notice of vacancy

Proposed road works 1st November – 9th November

Proposed road works programmed at B3107 Challeymead at the Melksham Lane Junction.

These works involve will carriageway recycling, surfacing, ironwork adjustment and replacement of road markings. The site extents can be viewed on the attached plans.

The works will commence on Friday 1st November 2019 and will be completed on Saturday 9th November between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. There will no working on Saturday 2nd nor Sunday 3rd November. The final asphalt courses will be laid on Saturday 9th November.

In the period Monday 4th November to Friday 8th November the road will be closed to through traffic outside of these working hours (overnight) to allow the new material to cure.

On occasions, the works may overrun due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavorable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started. Advance information signs will be erected at either end of the site confirming the scheme start dates. Road markings and ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor & local residents.

The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be via A350 Farmers Roundabout to A361 Littleton Roundabout, A361 Trowbridge Road to Paxcroft, Elisabeth Way to B3106 Staverton, B3105 Staverton, B3107 Bradford Road to Holt and vice versa.

Access will be maintained for local traffic to Broughton Gifford.  Details of the site extents and diversion route can be found on the attached plans.


Curtis Orchard Play Area Re-opening

It was an absolute delight to see so many of you join us for the Play Area re-opening on Saturday! What a wonderful afternoon we had.

Thank you all so much for helping to join in the celebrations and we hope that you continue to enjoy using the play area.

Our huge thanks and enormous gratitude goes to all those who have helped us achieve this.

There was a lovely article published (here) in the Wiltshire Times about the Play Area opening!


… and publication of unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts

For the Year Ended: 31 March 2019

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.

The unaudited AGAR has will be published week commencing 23rd June 2019. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to The Clerk at:

5a Curtis Orchard
Broughton Gifford
SN12 8PU

commencing on Friday 28th June 2019
and ending on Thursday 8th August 2019

For further information please click here: Notice of Public Rights


The Parish Council is looking for someone to serve as a Parish Councillor.

  • Are you interested in local current affairs?
  • Do you wish to serve your community?
  • Could you provide a voice for residents?

If you feel like you would like to get involved in making decisions about your local community and make a significant contribution to the area in which you live, then this is the position for you!

There are 12 council meetings per year with occasional ad-hoc meetings.

Applications are invited by anyone registered as a Local Government Elector for the Parish on the Electoral Register who is and has been living in the parish for the whole of the period of the last 12 months.

If you would like to express your interest, please submit a letter of application giving brief reasons why you should be considered for the vacancy, to the Parish Clerk by 11th July 2019.

Vacancy Notice

Annual Village Clean Up – 30th March 2019

We will be holding the annual litter pick on Saturday 30th March 2019, following the success of these over the last few years.

Please meet at 10am at the Scout Hut and we will organise ourselves into groups as usual, to pick up litter along Mill Lane, Melksham Lane and Coombe Lane.

Bags and equipment will be provided, but please bring your own gloves if possible.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Great British Spring Clean 2018

We will be holding a litter pick on Saturday 3 March, as part of the national Great British Spring Clean event. Please meet at 10am at the scout hut. We will be picking up litter along Mill Lane, Melksham Lane and Coombe Lane.

Bags and equipment will be provided, but please bring your own gloves if possible.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.