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Cold Water Facts

The warm weather we are currently experiencing is more dangerous than we wish to think.


Warm air doesn’t necessarily mean the water is warm. Survival time is greatly diminished for someone immersed in water below 70 degrees.


Warm air temperatures can create a false sense of security for boaters and beach goers. Cold water drains body heat up to 25 times faster than cold air.

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Hills planning application


Hills have submitted a revised ROMP planning application & a further planning application to extract a small tonnage (circa 300,000 te) of sand and transport it by open conveyor to Sands Farm whose planning permission (N/10/03280/WCM) expires on 30 November 2022.

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As the affect of the lock-down bites at our businesses ever deeper, we thought that this section may help businesses who are still open during the lockdown or are just struggling to come back to life again.

This is free to businesses with just one restriction. They must be based in Compton Bassett, or belong to someone in (or connected to) Compton Bassett

Persian Promise

Genuine Persian cuisine, cooked for you in rural Wiltshire

Finding reliable sources of our ingredients was not always easy but we can now confidently supply you with most of your favourite dishes again.

We can deliver freshly cooked meals in any quantity, or prepared for your freezer, or served to your guests for your party at home, some of the finest Persian quisine to be found outside of Iran. Fit for the Shah!

Buttle Farm

Buttle Farm
Compton Bassett

Four huge bedrooms with vaulted cielings, super-king beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen, stunning en-suite bath and shower rooms. (Two bedrooms in the main cottage - all ground level - plus two additional rooms across the yard.)

Helicopter landing field available if required.

To check availability and pricing and see more photos, Click the link below.

Buttle Farm

Buttle Farm

Whitell Garden Centre

Your closest garden centre is at Laycock and although some are re-opening today The Whitehall Garden Centre is still showing on the web site as closed at the moment and offering Click and Collect service or National Delivery only. A spokesman for Whitehall today said that they are closed at the moment for retail sales but were hoping to open next week once staff have been trained in compliance with all the health and safety and the new opening regulations. We will let you know as soon as we hear they are open for business again.

benson hall AGM

Village Hall Committee AGM

AGM at 7pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020 - all Villagers welcome to attend - and the event will be socially distanced.


lower compton recycling

Lower Compton Household Recycling Centre

The recycling centre is operating a strict booking system. If you haven't booked and registered your vehicle, YOU WON'T GET IN!

Having used the site earlier this week it was very efficiently run and you were in and out in no time at all. However the booking system was poor. Trying to book on Wednesday morning I couldn't get a slot until Sunday!

Important information for all users

Only one person on site at a time. Anyone else must stay in the car.

From 9 April 2018, you may be asked to provide a proof of address in order to use the household recycling centre.

Acceptable examples include:

  • Drivers licence
  • Council Tax Bill
  • Utility bill (either a printed or an electronic version are acceptable)
  • Your van and large trailer permit If you are visiting the site in one of these.


Look after yourself this winter

help us help youThe NHS earlier this autumn launched its annual winter campaign - Help Us Help You - which is here to help make it easier to understand the things you can do. This was, of course befire the advent of Corona virus. More of this above.

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 though until spring:

  1. It's still not too late to get your flu jab It's free and is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu.
  2. Call 111 or visit 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 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

Saddle Back Pigs

Buttle Farm
Compton Bassett

Local food for local people. If you care where your food comes from and how it has been produced, then look no further. Extensive free range rare breed pork, raised on Buttle Farm in Compton Bassett, giving delicious meat, tender and with fantastic flavour. Whether you want a traditional roast with outstanding crackling, a pair of chops for a quick supper, some slow cooked belly or traditionally cured bacon there is no minimum order.

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Stay Safe Online

Email threats exploiting coronavirus fears

The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge opportunity for cyber criminals. And they're taking full advantage of it: spear-phishing attacks using the coronavirus as a hook have been growing since early 2020.

If in doubt, apply the 'scam' test:

  • S - seems too good to be true
  • C - contacted out of the blue
  • A - asked for personal details
  • M - money is requested
  1. Malware
    A number of common malware types are being distributed through coronavirus-related phishing. Several types of Malware are prolific and often aim to steal login credentials and data and have been distributed in at least two different coronavirus-related phishing campaigns
  2. Scamming
    Fifty-four percent of COVID-19-related spear phishing attacks were scams. Most of them appear to be offering coronavirus cures and face masks for sale, requesting donations to fake charities, or asking for investments in fake companies that claim to be developing vaccines
  3. Brand Impersonation
    Attacks impersonating well-known brands and services make up around 34 percent of COVID-19 spearphishing attacks. Notably there are a number of attacks impersonating the World Health Organization. These phishing emails appear to come from WHO with information on COVID-19. They often use domain spoofing tactics to trick users into thinking these messages are legitimate.
  4. Blackmail
    Some attackers use raw emotional leverage to get readers to respond out of fear or embarrassment. With heightened anxiety and fear around COVID-19, it?s not surprising that some are using that emotion in blackmail or extortion attempts. For example, some attacks have threatened to infect victims and their families with coronavirus unless a ransom was paid.
  5. Business Email Compromise (BEC)
    BEC attacks usually impersonate a person of authority within an organization in order to access funds or valuable information. So far, COVID-19-related BEC attacks make up around one percent of spear-phishing attacks, but their number is growing fast-encouraged by the large number of employees working remotely. These attacks tend to ask urgently for fast payments related to COVID-19, or fraudulently advise of changes to payment methods in order to steal funds.

Always use reliable anti-virus

Never offer to part with any money to anyone you don't know

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

Coronavirus has closed regular worship in thechurches of our benefice and the benefice parish office is also closed until further notice

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 May 2020and will be held remotely via Soom.

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 Public Notices

Compton Bassett Parish Council
Public Notices

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