Main Stories

Compton Fete

Compton Bassett Fete 2018

Saturday 8th Sept 2pm in the Benson Hall.

An excellent village fete with stalls, exhibitions, raffle, produce show and entertainment all in the theme of World War 1 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ending of that dreadful war

Sufragette ladies all dressed in the uniform of their movement.

Full story

Hills Waste at Lower Compton

84 men take their own lives every week in the UK

The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year - thatís one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. World Suicide Prevention Day is on the 10th September. We'll be raising awareness of the Blue Light Programme and our support around this time. You can join in too.

More details

The links below will take you to the full stories around the whole site. Whilst you are with us, take a moment to browse some of the other pages.

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.

An Archaeology Evening in Compton Bassett

Please lend your ears to Professor Andrew Reynolds on Thursday 25th October 7.30pm at The Benson Hall Compton Bassett. Andrew, Professor of Archaeology at UCL'S Institute of Archaeology will give a fully illustrated talk who conducted a dig in Compton Bassett in the past.

St Swithin's Church fund raising concert
A Fund Raising Concert September 29th September

Saturday, 29 September 2018 at 7.30 pm Tickets: £8 each, to include admission and refreshments after the performance

Ticket Sales: 01249 814157

Murder Mystery Evening: 13th October 2018

Consider yourself an ameteur sluth?
Join the CHADS tgeam fir a Murder Mystery evening in the Benson Hall on Saturday 13th October at 7:00pm
Light Supper Included
More details later, for more info in advance call Fran Creasey on 01249 814539


Phishing Alert

There has been an increase in reports about fake Netflix emails claiming that there's been an issue with youor account or that your account has been suspended

More details


The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust Online Safety Initiative

This week we are highlighting the complexities and dangers of cyber crime as part of our summer-long Beyond the Beat campaign. The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust have an online safety team who can support you in your own home and on your own device.


Wiltshire Wide Knife Amnesty And Crime Prevention Fortnight

Wiltshire Police are launching a knives amnesty and knife crime prevention fortnight, starting today (Monday 17 September).

As part of Op Sceptre - the national knife crime prevention initiative also launched today, bringing together police forces co-ordinating ways to tackle knife crime - they will be appealing for people to hand in unwanted or illegal knives and bladed weapons during the period of the amnesty.

Car parked at edge of village pelted with eggs

A villagers car, parked near to the lane going to Freeth has been pelted with several eggs and recieved slight damage as a result. There is no known motive for this attack, aother than the vehicle was parked in the impromptu layby close to Freeth. This kind of attack is cowardly on the part of the perpetrators and can be deeply upsetting for the victim. If anyone has any information regarding this attack please let the police know by calling 101. Or if you prefer, let us know here and we can report it for you.


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.

police diversity

Equality And Diversity In Policing

Wiltshire Police are seeking views from the public and partner agencies on their proposed new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to help improve policing services across the county.

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 Great Bustard, County Bird of Wiltshire

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


Recycling News

Recycling News
From Wiltshire Council

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


Recycling News

Re-roofing the village hall starts

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

(2018) 124 mins
Director: Mike Newell
Writers: Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Cinematography: Zac Nicholson
Production Design: James Merifield
Music: Alexandra Haywood

The story begins in 1946 London, where we meet Juliet Ashton (Lily James), who is looking for something serious about which to write. Flashback sequences reveal that Juliet is working at resolving some of her own past issues. An unexpected letter; a curiously named book club; a remote location and a pig farmer are the triggers that entice her to set sail for Guernsey, leaving behind a book signing tour and an American fiancé (Glen Powell), who has swept her off her feet. Also starring Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay and Matthew Goode.


John's Journal

Taken from his monthly piece in The Villages Magazine, this month he contemplates novichok, a short break in Sidmouth and, of course the effects that the summer weather has had upon the farm.


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 Latest Thought

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


New From The Parish Council

Agenda for Next Meetings

The next Parish Counil meeting is scheduled for 20th September 2018.

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


Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved ·

Site Designed and Maintained by Manor Cottage Studios