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Coronavirus

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.

 

 

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

 NHS

BBC

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.

 

 

 

Have seen the Edington Bears they are further down this page

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the Edington rainbows can be found here.

 


 

 

Wednesday 15 April 2020 – Sew for scrubs

Request for help

We have just created an online group to gather volunteers in Wiltshire to sew scrubs and accessories for employees in need. We are currently looking for other volunteers to participate. This can be by helping to sew or by supplying fabrics (including bedding including sheets and duvet covers for bags etc) or getting other people involved in order to spread the word and gather more volunteers. We have created a Facebook page and an email address in order for people to get in contact with us. We’d really appreciate it if a post could be put up on the website and Twitter page if possible too. The more people involved the more scrubs we can get out in these critical times.

email: sewscrubsforwiltshire@gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/570748493849689/

Sunday 5th April 2020

     The Edington Bears are appearing everywhere with the rainbows, let’s find the bears.   

Saturday 4th April 2020

Edington homes join a teddy bear hunt, from behind their windows

Inspired by the children’s book, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, teddy bears have been popping up in our village windows and in homes around the world. This is a bear hunt trend with a difference. It’s a lockdown activity, as many of our own village children embark on what would have been their Easter break from school. And it’s not just for kids. You too can take part, even without leaving your house.

To join the adventure, simply place a teddy bear, or stuffed toy, on your windowsill, to be spotted, admired and tallied by passers-by who have left their homes under current guidelines.

The cuddly toy doesn’t have to be in your window, maybe you think it’s more eye-catching elsewhere, perhaps in your garden. Maybe even change the theme of your teddy every now and then, to amuse isolated walkers – with a twinkle in your eye. Wherever you place your teddy, it’s a great way to spread a bit of cheer and humour around our now quietened streets. Think of it as a virtual ‘bear-hug’ and wave to others in our community.

This growing trend encourages a fun and safe activity for local children in lockdown, hunting and counting teddies, as they go about their walks with household members and maintain a safe 2 metre distance apart from others.

“Kinda makes me feel like a detective, while walking with my family,” says Henry Miller of Edington, age 10.

Some teddy bears, waiting to be discovered, may be sharing the spotlight with recent rainbow pictures that have established themselves as a sign of support, and encouraging a smile, during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

How many Edington teddies can you spot?

Tuesday 31st March 2020

The Parish Council meeting scheduled for Monday 6th April 2020 has been cancelled and the Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for Monday 27th April has been postponed, a new date will be announced later in the year.

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

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A Safer Edington
Edington Parish Council is committed to developing a strategy for ‘A Safer Edington’ to enable villagers to feel more confident when moving around the village. This will take the form of a number of initiatives in partnership with Wiltshire Council and also with other parish councils and Westbury Town Council about the whole of the B3098. Find out more about the work being undertaken by Edington Parish Council and Wiltshire Council here.

 

 

UPDATE 18 April 2020Wiltshire Council have now painted the additional lines along the side of the B3098 between Monastery Road and Longmans Close and along with this there are now 30mph roundels painted on the road in three locations. These additional markings will further reinforce to drivers that the road is narrow and that the speed limit is 30mph.

 

 

 

UPDATE 10 March 2020 A Speed Indicator Device (SID) has now been set up near the farm shop and has already found some drivers exceeding the speed limit. In the first 72 hours of operation one driver was recorded passing through at 58.2 mph. The Parish Council are hoping to have Community Speed Watch up and running again in the near future as a further deterrent to individuals who have no regard to the safety of other road users.

 

 

 

UPDATE 24 January 2020 Following a meeting of the Westbury Area Transport Group we have secured the funding for the positioning of “No HGV” signs around the village on the roads leading to Edington Station Yard, this will hopefully reduce significantly the damage to the bank in Monastery Road on the bend.  Also at this meeting our bid to secure funding for the introduction of 20mph limit on many of the village roads was approved and this will now enable the Parish Council to work with Wiltshire Highways in introducing them within the next eighteen months as long it gets approval from Wiltshire Council.

Why not volunteer for Edington Community Speedwatch, contact us here.

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.

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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, and the Flower and Produce Show.

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