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Coronavirus - guidance for churches

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.

Please be advised that all churches within the benefice will NOT be conducting regular services until further notice and we will notify you as soon as we hear.

Further News



The road through the village has been subject to more damage of late than it can realistically cope with.

The damage caused by GigaClear operations last year, the wetter that usual summer and winter, the heavy traffic and machines delivering and taking away of materials and equipment to Briar Leaze developments, a recent return of the GigaClear contractors and followed by surface repairs on the A3102 sending a lot of traffic through the village reducing it the a standard not seen since the road was made up a hundred years ago.

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Bobby Van

You Are Not Alone

There are a number within the village who meet the government criteria as being "At risk" from Covid 19, either through age or other longstanding medical condition.

Please be assured, you are not alone!

For as long as it takes, we have a team of volunteers, split into three groups who are here to ensure your needs can be met with:-

  1. Shopping
  2. Collect medication
  3. Walk the dog
  4. Putting out the bins
  5. Providing a hot meal
  6. Having a natter on the phone
  7. Book or jigsaw lending service

If you have any needs you are having trounble with, our volunteers are waiting to help you, so please call your area co-ordinator who will be pleased to arrange help for you.

Public Notice

Compton Bassett Annual Parish Meeting has been postponed until further notice.

It will no longer be held on 29th April as previously advertised, due to the Corona virus. It will be re-scheduled on a date in the future yet to be advised. We will let you know as soon as we have been advised.

John's Journal

Taken from his monthly piece in The Villages Magazine, this month he talks about the patterns of pallindromic dates and his gentle journey through New Zealad.

Speedwatch in Compton Bassett

Speeding traffic is still a concern to most Compton Bassett Villagers, particularly due to the increase in the number of heavy goods vehicles to and from the Briar Leaze development over the past months.

In recent months the speed is just one aspect of the barrage of damage being inflicted on our road It started with the verges being damaged by the digging of the trench for the fibre optic installation. Next was the triple whammy of the soft back-fill of the trench, plus the very heavy rain making that backfill little more than a swamp. The heavy goods vehicles delivering and collecting to Briar Leaze and dropping off the edge of the road into the ditches as they try and negotiate the poor road surface. More recently the A3102 repairs causing road closures with the only realistic diversions seeming to be through the village with more HGV movements through an already damaged road surface.

What is Wiltshire going to do to repair our roadway???

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Late last Year you recieved a small packet of wild flower seeds with your Villages magazine

I have been asked to remind you that now would be a good time to plant them in your place of choice. By way of suggestion the picture above is how one resident has chosen to plant their seeds on the bank outside their house.


Corona VIrus

Fighting the new coronavirus has been a battle against the unknown for doctors and every news bulletin has another 'expert' with another theory

So what can it actually do to you

Your Parish Council are co-ordinating a support network of help for any who are in need of help during the emergency

Please download and print the notice the council have been circulating door to door if you can offer any help to any in the village please contact the numbers below to offer yourself as a volunteer.

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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'sstill 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

Bobby Van

Stay Safe Online

Tuesday 7th April from 10am for 2 hours we have the Bobby Van at the village hall. They are going to help anyone over 60 to understand how to stay safe on line!

If you want help understanding how to avoid being scammed on your emails or the internet generally then this will be for you! Entrance is free and refreshments will be available

generic hands moneyElderly gentleman in a distraction theft in Calne.

On 1st February 2020, a 90 year old gentleman visited the Sainsbury's store in The Pippin in Calne. Unfortunately, as he parked his vehicle he was approached by a female who distracted him taking £100 from his wallet.

feedback reuexsgtWould You Pay An Extra 1 Pound Per Month To Maintain Local Policing

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is asking members of the public for their feedback on a proposed £1 per month increase to maintain local policing.Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is asking members of the public for their feedback on a proposed £1 per month increase to maintain local policing.

garage theftsWarning of theft from garages

We have been made aware of a significant number of garage break-ins resulting in the theft of bicycles and tools.

Please see the following tips to help prevent thefts from garages

cyberhood watchTOP SECRET: Cyberhood Watch Campaign to Launch 5th November 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of Cyberhood Watch, the official partnership between Neighbourhood Watch and Avast, is launching tomorrow, Tuesday 5th November.

traffic alertMud on the roads and advice for farmers using public highways

We are receiving many reports from drivers about dangerous conditions being created by mud being deposited on the roads.

This is not an uncommon problem at this time of year given the weather conditions and the agricultural community working hard in the fields. Unfortunately, the farmers and contractors may well be bringing significant amounts of soil from the fields and onto the road network whilst going about their normal business.

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 1st August 2019.

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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