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Welcome to the Wilcot and Huish with Oare website

On this site you can find contact details for your local parish councillors and the parish clerk, details of forthcoming council meetings, and the minutes of recent meetings.We also publish agendas for the forthcoming meetings. There is also up-to-date news relating to the villages and links you might find useful. We are always interested in your feedback so please let us have any comments.

Recent news

Temporary Closure of: Alton Road

Temporary Closure of: Alton Road (Part), Wilcot and Huish and Alton (Ref: TTRO 5614)

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 19 November 2018 between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 and will be required until 21 November 2018.

To view full notice click here  and for map click here

Temporary Closure of: Alton Road (Part), Wilcot and Huish and Alton (Ref: TTRO 5614)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: Alton Road (Part), Wilcot and Huish and Alton; from its junction with West Stowell for a distance of approximately 1.05 kilometres in a north westerly direction.

To enable: Textureblast to carry out carriageway retexturing. Alternative route: via Alton Road (unaffected length) – Wilcot Green – C52 – A345 – C38 – C8 and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 19 November 2018 between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 and will be required until 21 November 2018. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months. For further information please contact Cher Dowling (Atkins) on 07812238299.

 

 

Beware of Scams

The Royal Mail has produced a poster about mail scams and what to do.  Click here  to view it.

It is a sad fact that thre are many scams by unscrupulous people to be aware of.  From cold callers to telephone calls about your computer or internet service to HMRC.

The Royal Mail has produced a poster about mail scams and what to do.  Click here  to view it.

A couple of rules to follow are:

Never give passwords or pin numbers to callers.

Never agreed to pay a fee or give bank details to unsolicited callers.

If they are genuine, take the details and say you will call them back and they should agree.  Then research them or ask for advice.  This gives you time to decide how to proceed.

Don’t be afraid to disconnect a call mid speech.

You can report scams to https://actionfraud.police.uk/ or call 0300 123 2040

Also with the darker nights make sure all your out-buildings are secure.  The Bobby Van is available to help vulnerable families if needed.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service will also do Safe and Well Visits to check out your home.

 

Minutes for 11th September 2018 (Draft)

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Wilcot war memorial receives a funding boost from War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme

tWilcot war memorial will benefit from a grant of £1,830 towards the £4,380 costs from War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme supported by the First World War Memorials Programme.

To see press release click here

The Parish Council would like to express their thanks to Cllr Smith and the War Memorials Trust for their support on this worthy project, which we hope will be completed in time for Armistice Day.

 

Best Kept Village 2018 results

The judges congratulate Wilcot on coming a very close third in the County Round of CPRE’s Best Kept Small Village competition. As mentioned above, there was absolutely no litter to be seen anywhere in the village.

The two judges visited four small villages (Ansty, Bishopstrow, Charlton and Wilcot) that had won through to the County Round of the competition. Both were most impressed by the conspicuous lack of litter anywhere and the highly commendable upkeep of the public spaces in all of the villages.

This led to a very close finish in the competition with a bare 10 marks separating the village that came first and the one in fourth place.

The result was: 1st – Charlton; 2nd – Ansty; 3rd – Wilcot; 4th – Bishopstrow

Third place – Wilcot

The judges congratulate Wilcot on coming a very close third in the County Round of CPRE’s Best Kept Small Village competition. As mentioned above, there was absolutely no litter to be seen anywhere in the village.

The pub frontage was neat and tidy and supplied water bowls for thirsty dogs alongside the outside furniture. The churchyard was a delight, beautifully maintained and the judges were most impressed with the burial ground. It was neat and tidy where it need to be; but the grasses and wildflowers elsewhere created an excellent conservation area for wildlife.

Most of the hedges and verges were well tended. However, some stretches along the unadopted road were a little unkempt and in need of some attention.

It was sad to see the War Memorial in its present state (as was mentioned in the Village Report) and the judges wish the Parish Council every success when they undertake the required remedial work. They were most impressed with the solid, new fencing alongside  the path leading down to the canal.

The village hall was neat and tidy at the front and side. Sadly the rear was rather untidy.

The noticeboards were tidy but lacked local information of forthcoming events.

However, the map was most impressive, clear and easy to follow. The judges would like to thank the village for providing such an excellent aid.

We look forward to Wilcot entering the competition in 2019.

 

Minutes for 28th August 2018

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Minutes for21st August 2018

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Proposed closure of Everleigh household recycling centre

Please find more information here on the proposed closure of Everleigh household recycling centre.

Click here for the briefing note to the ‘consultation’ on the proposed closure of the Everleigh Household Recycling Centre.

To take part in the consultation and have your say click here

Agenda for 27th June 2018

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Minutes for 18th July 2018

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