April’s Village Magazine

With the increased requirements for social distancing the village magazine committee has had to make the sad decision to not deliver physical copies of April’s edition. We realise this will limit the number of people that can read this edition but to keep both the residents and the wonderful group who deliver the magazine safe it was the only realistic option.

The link to the edition can be found here. The magazine committee will be reaching out to other village organisations to share this news and link to their members.

Broughton Gifford Village Magazine – April 2020


There is a community support group available to help if you are self-isolating and have to family or friends locally. They can help with

  • Picking up shopping
  • Posting mail
  • Urgent supplies
  • Collecting prescriptions or
  • a friendly phone call

Please contact the clerk if you need some support.

01225 782426 or 07947474620


Broughton Gifford Parish Council have taken the decision to close the Curtis Orchard Play Area due to government advice on social distancing and COVID-19.

We will look to re-open it as soon as is safely possible.

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!