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Edington Parish Council have put together a package to assist those members of the community who may be affected by the coronavirus. You should have received a letter from the Parish Council outlining what we are doing, this includes a request for volunteers and a phone number for anyone seeking help. We can provide assistance with shopping, collecting and delivering prescriptions, collecting newspapers (voucher holders only), dog walking etc. in line with the latest government advice on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

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For the latest information about the virus and the measures being taken please go to one of the websites below.



Wiltshire Council

Guidance on Social Distancing

Latest government advice

Wiltshire Police


The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to help those who are affected by the current problem, if you are able to help please sign up using this link.


Keep up to date with the latest village news by looking at the village twitter feed.



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Parish Council News for October

It Is with sadness that we have learnt of the death of Gilbert Green. He was a valuable member of the council for many years and a well-respected Chairman. The village has lost a true gentleman. His knowledge of the natural world particularly trees and birds was extensive. He was always happy to support village projects never happier than clearing out the village pond or helping maintain village amenities.

Christmas; We will be putting a tree up again this year to add some Christmas cheer, but It is unlikely the Christmas lighting ceremony will be able to take place with current Covid 19 regulations. More details to follow.

Waste bins . The council is monitoring the bins around the village as emptying of some of them has been a little erratic. We are in the process of replacing those that are broken and lobbying the county council to replace the bin at the bottom of Inmead which has been removed. Please report any overflowing or broken bins to Chloe Watts, or to Pauline at the post office. The bins are provided to reduce littering and placed to provide convenient sites to collect dog poo bags. Please use them and help keep our village looking great .

The Parish Steward is back on village duty. He is supplied by the county council and attends approximately a day a month. Please report village maintenance such as blocked drains and small potholes etc. to Emily Greening, to help her compile list of jobs for him to complete.

We still have a casual vacancy on the Parish council and would love to hear from any interested parties.  Contact Malcom Wieck for details

The following planning applications have been received: –

      1. 20/07929/LBC and 20/07481/FUL proposed restoration of existing outbuilding at Font House, 2 Coulston for Mr Hicks

      2. 20/07825/TCA T1 Beech, T2 Sycamore. Reduce by 2-3m all round to remove branches from the adjoining property and gain more light to the small garden at 3 Salisbury Hollow for Mr John Swain

      3. 20/08684/TCA Remove Liquidamber at Parsonage Farm 27 Westbury Road for Mrs Anita Ronn

      4. 20/08700/TCA Walnut – remove; Beech Tree – crown reduce 3m at Rhencullen 15 Lower Road for Mr Stewart Jenkinson

The next council meeting is on Monday 10 November 7.30p/m. on zoom. Application to join meeting via web site


Edington Arts

This is for anyone who is NOT on any of the Edington Arts mailing lists!

We are undertaking a bit of research into the possible use of online ticket payment and booking. If you have been to any of our concerts in the past, or might attend one of our concerts next year, or the Choral Workshop, we wondered if you could be kind enough to send us an email with answers to the following four questions?

  1. If you had the option, would you use your credit or debit card to pay for tickets?
  2. If yes, would you prefer to do it by
    1. Phoning a member of Edington Arts
    2. By making the payment through our website, or
    3. Either
  3. If you answered no, please would you share your reasons with us?
  4. If you are happy to use your credit card, would you like to be able to book and pay for a numbered seat at the event at the same time through a secure online ticketing system such as TicketSource?

Please reply to

Thank you all very much for taking the time, and for helping us!

Edington Village News for October

Casual vacancy :We welcome Mark Burgess who has been co-opted onto the Parish Council to fill our casual vacancy. We look forward to working with him.

Dogs please train your owners to pick up after you and take home bags . there has been a noticeable increase in fouling over the summer months

Corona virus the Edington Village Helpline can provide assistance with shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking and a listening and talking service along with many other things that we can find access too. If you need help please call 07933143021 , if we cannot help we will were possible find someone who can The Parish Council has received some donations to help villagers experiencing difficulty in these times, if you are struggling to purchase essential items or pay outstanding bills please contact the helpline Advise is currently changing rapidly so follow latest guidelines but washing hands social distancing wearing masks will help keep you and your family safe

Parking: The Parish Council are aware of problems with people parking vehicles near the junction of Tinhead Road and Westbury Road creating a dangerous situation for road users and pedestrians. We have contacted Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council asking them to take action to remove the problem and we will continue to persue them until the matter is resolved. Please ensure that if you must park your vehicle on the highway that it does not cause an obstruction and a danger to other road users and pedestrians.”

Road Closure: 09th November 2020 , the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out Carriageway Reactive Patching and associated works. Steeple Ashton Road(part), Edington; from outside the property know as Turnpike Cottage for approximately 90m in either direction. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.. These works will commence on 09th November 2020 and are anticipated to be required for ONE DAY between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00.

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Concern over dangerous parking at Tinhead Road junction Edington

The Edington Parish Council have contacted @WiltshirePolice on a number of occassions regarding the parking of vehicles at the junction of Tinhead Road causing a danger to road users, we are however still awaiting a reply. We have also contacted Wiltshire Council and are working with them to find a solution to the problem of parked vehicles in this area.  The Parish Council will keep villagers informed of any developments.


It is with great regret that Edington Arts has been forced to cancel the remaining three concerts of the 2020 season, in October, November and December.  The combination of all the various Covid-related guidelines and regulations which need to be followed has made the rest of the season financially unviable.


However, the 2021 season is fixed, and the concert leaflet will be distributed during October and November. Organisers are very pleased with what will be an exciting and varied programme, which begins in March.

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How many of these bears have you seen around the village?

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