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Compton Fete

Compton Bassett Fete 2018

Saturday 8th September 2pm in the Benson Hall

Come and join us for an afternoon of commemoration and celebration. This year's theme will be The Great War, with a snapshot of Compton - Bassett village life during the early part of the last century. There will be a large area dedicated to this!

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Hills Waste at Lower Compton

Hills gain planning consent for one of the UK's largest materials recovery facilities

Hills Waste Solutions, part of the Swindon based Hills Group has won planning consent for five applications that could see a massive expansion of activity in Calne and Lower Compton

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Private Fund Raising Tour of
Great Chalfield Manor, Holt

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (Wiltshire) are having a fundraising event at a private tour of this charming 15th Century Manor House with an Arts and Crafts Garden on 5th September.
With wine and nibbles afterwards.
Please download details and booking form here.

Wildfire Warning After Heatwave Forecast

Dorset & Wilts Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland and open spaces during this warmer weather. The heatwave the UK is expected to experience this week means a heightened risk of wildfires across Dorset & Wiltshire.

Freeth Farm and Calne Quarries - Planning Application

An application for a diversion order has been made for the bridleway or Brown Track near Freeth Farm to facilitate, the as yet contested, planning applications for extensive gravel and sand extraction on land surrounding Freeth Farm and Freeth Cottages.

Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic

From a point level with property no. 26 for a distance of approximately 70m in an easterly direction To enable Wessex Water to undertake works to replace a washout. Read the order here.The recent road closure was not the one advertised here.

Phishing Alert

Watch out for fake Argos texts offering refunds.

These fake text n1e sages purport to be from Argos and claim that you are owed a refund. The link in the message leads to phishing website designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details.

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Recycling News

Recycling News
From Wiltshire Council

Great News! From 30th July you will be able to recycle even more.

St Swithin's Church fund raising concert

A Fund Raising Concert September 29th September

The 7.5 tonne limit is still well hidden

Work to improve the signage announcing the 7.5 tonnes limit through the village was due for completion before the end of June. The signs are there, if you look.

1914-1918 Centenary

Compton Bassett remembers the great war.
Do you have any recipes, handed down through the family, from the era of the Great War of 1914/1918?

Also, we are looking for WW1 medals and information on the families at that time.

Green Johanna & Caddy

A hot composter, the Green Johanna recycles all kinds of waste food, even cooked food, bones, meat and fish, into natural organic compost. Quote your Postcode to get yours discounted from £128 to £40.00

The 40mph limit is here

Work has been completed this week to install the 40mph signs through the village and the speed limit is now in force.

The Great Bustard, County Bird of Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Great Bustard Group is seeking support for the reintroduction of this great species into the wild.

Wiltshire Moviola

In Association with

St Laurence Parochial Church Council

Are proud to present

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

In Hilmarton Parish Church Hall

Saturday 21st July at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00

75 Comfy seats, refreshments and a wine sale licence

Tickets £6.00 from
Breda Cottage, 34 Church Road, Hilmarton
(opposite chapel) 01249 760312

John's Journal

Taken from his monthly piece in The Villages Magazine, this month he contemplates the centenary of the end of WW1

New From The Church

Church Service Times

We have a diary of the church service times and for special events of the Christian Calendar which we update regularly.

Church News

The first Benefice Communion since Matt has joined us

A Message from the Rectory

The monthly message from the rector or his helpers as appears in The Villages Magazine

The Last Thought

The Bishop of Salisbury's thought for the month, taken from The Grapevine

New From The Parish Council

Agenda for Next Meetings

Agenda for next Parish Counil meeting, scheduled for 28th June 2018 is now available.

Draft Minutes of Last Meeting

Minutes of the last Parish Council meetings as yet awaiting approval.

Approved Minutes of Meetings

Approved minutes of previous meetings of Compton Bassett Parish Council

Parish Council Governance

Compton Bassett Parish Council Annual Audit and GDPR

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