Fyfield and West Overton Parish Council


                                                                                                           NEWS UPDATES

13.10.2021                                                                    WILTSHIRE COUNCIL YOUTH SURVEY

The Wiltshire Youth Survey is now live until Friday 22 October 2021. Wiltshire’s Community Engagement team are delivering a digital survey to young people to help shape local positive youth activities. https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=162367653303 

Please encourage participation and ensure that local young people are able to access and complete the survey. For further information please contact Andrew Jack, your Community Engagement Manager, on 01225 713109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


11.10.2021                                        DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

For updates from the Department for business, energy and industrial strategy please click here: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/.  For the regular bulletins please click here: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-bulletins/

Recent updates include details of online events for small business on the journey to net zero.

06.10.2021                                       WILTSHIRE MUSEUM  PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND LECTURES

Click here for detail of the lecture series www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk 


03.10.2021                                       WILTSHIRE COUNCIL CLIMATE STRATEGY CONSULTATION


If you missed the previous Climate Strategy events, you can watch them on the YouTube channel. You can also find all the questions and answers from the previous events on website.

29.09.2021                                                                          EASTON ROYAL HERITAGE GROUP

The Easton Royal Heritage Group exhibition; ‘A glimpse into the past’ will be held on 23rd October 2021 from 2 – 4pm and Sunday 24th October from 11am – 4pm at Easton Royal Village Hall. The event will coincide with the launch of the book ‘A Wiltshire Village – Easton Royal’.

 Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

 For further details please see www.eastonheritage.uk or contact Liz Johnson on 01672 810289


15.09.2021                                                                                 WINTER COVID PLAN 2021

Details of the Winter Covd Plan are located here: : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1017779/COVID-19-response-autumn-and-winter-plan-2021.pdf 


12.09.2021                                                       DARK SKIES FESTIVAL;MARLBOROUGH

The Dark Skies Festival organised by the North Wessex Downs AONB,Marlborough Town Council and Marlborugh College will take place  between 29th and 31st October . Click here for further details: https://www.marlboroughcollege.org/2021/07/marlborough-dark-skies-festival/ 

 02.09.2021                                                                     CATTLE GRAZING AT PIGGLEDENE

Cattle are grazing on Piggledene. Please take care when walking , keep dogs on leads, close gates and keep on the footpaths. 


                                                   TALK ON WILTSHIRE LOCAL AVIATION HISTORY - Steve Potter,

PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE, 27th OCTOBER 2021, 7pm.  Entry - £4 by tickets purchased at WOOTONS, PEWSEY


06.08.2021                                                   WARM AND SAFE WILTSHIRE

For details of the 2021 Warm and Safe Wiltshire scheme please see https://ocm.wiltshire.gov.uk/marlborough/warm-and-safe-wiltshire-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=warm-and-safe-wiltshire-2  


                                                                                        WILTSHIRE COUNCIL UPDATES

For the latest information on the pandemic please see; https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus  

Contractors working on behalf of Wiltshire Council will be carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire over the next four months.

Amesbury, Marlborough, Melksham, Pewsey, Warminster and Westbury will all see improvements.
A list of all roadworks taking place in the county is available on the One Network map and typing 'Wiltshire' into the search box.                                             


24.06.2021                                                                              NHS COVID PASSPORT SCAM

Beware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email  that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”

Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.

And just to reiterate, your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119.

More information can be found on the gov.uk website;  

Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to  SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


                                                                                    COUNTRYSIDE ISSUES

English Heritage is working with Wiltshire Police to deter instances of trespass and other damage at Silbury Hill - and other heritage sites across the county.  If residents witness any trespassers please do report the incident to the police  ( Tel 101) as an incident as "Heritage Crime".

   The Natural History Museum is providing guidance on exploring nature: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/try-this-at-home.htm

DEFRA has issued a new Countryside Code: https://deframedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/04/01/new-countryside-code-launched-to-help-people-enjoy-the-outdoors/

REMINDERS; It is illegal to dig up wild flowers.These plants  are protected, as are most wildflowers. Anyone seeing evidence of such activity should inform the landowner/manager or if not known the police.

Some key points from the Countryside Code are:-

1.     Respect the area through which you are walking

2.     Do not damage wildlife/plants or livestock

3.     Keep dogs under proper control

4.     If a gate is shut when you go through it, shut it after yourselves.

5.     Do not drop litter.

 See also pdfCountryside Code - key points92.07 KB



02.03.2021                             NHS WILTSHIRE DIABETES PREVENTIVE SERVICE

The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 


The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic  and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time a self-referral option has been set up via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors - This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.

The risk tool can be accessed via the following link: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/star 

 08.01.2021                                                          WILTSHIRE COUNCIL - REPORTING APP

Details on use of the new Wiltshire Council reporting app (MyWilts) are provided here: pdfMyWilts FAQs402.96 KB                                                                           

                                                                                             u3a IN KENNET 

 Residents of retirement age are invited to join u3a in Kennet,: part of the national U3A movement which encourages lifelong learning and staying active for those who have finished full-time work and raising a family.  Its members come together to develop their learning, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.  U3A in Kennet offers over 60 interest groups to over 600 members on subjects ranging from American History to Website Management and activities ranging from Backgammon to four different Walking Groups. For more details please see www.u3ainkennet.org.uk . 

                                                                                               UPPER KENNET NEWS

The latest edition of Upper Kennet News is now available here:www.upperkennetnews.co.uk  


09.08.2020                                                                                HELP FOR IMPROVING BROADBAND SERVICES

Broadband - See www.wiltshireonline.org  for information on  Wiltshire Council's plans for improving broadband services and details about broadband vouchers.                                                                      


24.07.2020                                                                          DOG MESS - polite reminder

We have received a number of complaints about dog mess in recent weeks. Please clear up after your dog and use the bins provided for dog mess bags or take home for disposal. Thank you. 


30.05.2020                                                                      SUPPORT FOR CARERS

Carer Support Wiltshire offers advice and support for carers  and those who are shielding including emergency planning and carers' assessments. Call free on 0800 181 4118. Website www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk