You are warmly invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting which will be held on Monday 20th March 2017 at 7.00 p.m. at St Mary’s Primary School. The first part of the evening will be in traditional style with verbal reports from the council chairman, Wiltshire Council, the police and village organisations, followed by a time for refreshments. The second part of the evening will focus on an […]
We have bought a snow plough, so that we can keep the village’s roads clear if it snows. Whilst Wiltshire Council will keep the main roads clear, we want to make sure we can get to them We got a grant for the full amount from Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE), so it didn’t cost the village a penny. There was some money left over, so we got a couple […]
We have planted some trees around The Common. We planted a London Plane tree to replace the one that we had to take down. We put it on the edge of The Common, near the baptist chapel. We also planted a field maple and an ornamental hawthorn. The hawthorn was planted in memory of David Pressey and was paid for by his family. We took advice on what trees to […]
We have installed some handrails at the steps leading up to the church entrance. Some residents were finding it difficult to go to church because they couldn’t get up the steps and they asked us to help. The school and The Old Parsonage care home also backed the idea and they all supported our application for a grant from Wiltshire Council. We got a grant of £390 from Wiltshire […]
We wanted to tell you about the My Wiltshire App, in case you weren’t aware of it. The app allows you to report problems to Wiltshire Council including issues with potholes, pavements, fly tipping, rights of way, lighting and much more. We have used it to get the pavement repaired outside the Reading Room and Willow Crescent and to fill in some potholes along The Street and Melksham […]
We will be holding a litter pick on Saturday 4 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 are hoping to match the success of last year’s Clean […]
Thank you very much to everyone who responded to our survey last month. We had responses from 104 households, covering 279 people. This is about 1/3 of the village’s population, which is an amazing rate. This shows a great level of engagement with the community, which we hope to foster in future projects. You can read a report on the survey’s results at https://goo.gl/lD9Q32. It was very clear that people […]
We have co-opted Claire Johnson onto the parish council. Claire has lived in the village with her husband, PJ, since April 2011. She has a passion for people and the community and is an active participant in village events. As her ‘day job,’ she works as a client account director within the charity sector. She is always happy to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in. We are delighted that Claire is joining […]
Wiltshire Council has restored the entrance to footpath 18. This is the footpath at the end of the Common on the left as you leave the village towards Stonar. Many people had commented that the path had become impassable because of the mud and flooding. It is certainly much easier to use now. Thank you to Wiltshire Council for their work.
Tony Cooper, our village caretaker, has restored two of the benches on the Common; George Hiscocks’ bench and the Jubilee bench. He’s done a superb job and the benches are now good as new. Tony does this work on a voluntary basis for the good of the community and we are very grateful to him.