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Best Kept Village CompetitionEdington win first round of competition, West Wiltshire medium size village. 
Edington Local Development Plan – Thank you to everyone who completed and returned the questionnaire we have now collated the information and the results can be viewed on the Edington Local Development Plan website. If you would like to know about the proposed Edington Development Plan please click on this link.

 

Play field enhancements
Edington Parish Council are planning to upgrade and add to the equipment on the play field and the first part of this process is to purchase some new equipment suitable for the under-fives. We are hoping to purchase the equipment shown in these photos and have applied to the Westbury area board for a 50% grant towards the purchase and installation of the equipment. Update – Grant has been approved and we are hoping to install the new equipment in the early Autumn, we are still looking for doanations. The remaining 50% will be met from donations and dipping into the Parish Council reserves, if you would like to make a donation to the playfield development please contact Pauline at the Post Office.
Court Lane Party
Anne, Sandie and Claire organised the event on Sunday 26th June in Court Lane for people from the Tinhead area of the village. Claire organised the raffle and we raised £134 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The afternoon was wet but we managed a couple of hours. About 30 people came with families from outside the village. New resident Jeff brought “animal” balloons to entertain the children. Everyone brought food and drink to share, one lot in a wheelbarrow! and of course there was more than we could eat. We were grateful to Emily and James for bringing tables from the village lock up on their trailer and getting bales of hay borrowed from Mike King. A good get together where people got to know each other.

Edington is situated on the northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain.  It is an historically renowned village mentioned in the Domesday book and famous for being the location of the Battle of Edington in 878 AD between King Alfred and the Danes.Welcome to the Edington village website.  We aim to provide both residents and visitors to the village with all of the information they may require.

The village contains a superb 14th Century Priory Church and the recently refurbished and renovated “Three Daggers” Public House as well as a number of picturesque houses. It is surrounded by very attractive countryside which offers an excellent variety of footpaths, many of which offer spectacular views from Salisbury Plain. The well-known Edington Music Festival is held annually in the Church., BBC television included a programme on the 50thanniversary of the Music Festival in its series “A Passion for Churches” which was transmitted on BBC2 in April 2006. Edington was the joint winner of the “Village of the Year” competition in 1999.  The judges were particularly impressed with the community spirit as evidenced by the wide range of events and activities. Many of these have continued to the present day; these include The Jazz Festival, The Summer Ball, The Village Fair & Evening Party, the Cider Making Day, the Scarecrow Walk and the Flower and Produce Show.

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