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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

Meeting of Wilcot & Huish with Oare Parish Council, Tuesday 22nd November 2022, Oare Village Hall, 7-30pm.

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of Wilcot and Huish with Oare Parish Council on Tuesday November 22nd 2022, 7-30 pm at OareVillage Hall.

Residents are invited to attend.

Please click HERE to see the Agenda

Incidence of sheep worrying in our parish – dogs on leads please.

There has recently been a terrible incidence of sheep worrying in our Parish of Wilcot, Huish and Oare.  No matter how well trained your dog is, it is vital that you keep your dog on the lead around livestock, even if you can usually trust it to come to call. If you live in or near a farming area, you must make sure that your dog cannot escape from your property, as it may find its way onto land containing sheep.

This advice from the National Sheep Association (NSA) will help you and your pet have fun and safe days out without disrupting the important work of sheep farmers. You should also read this advice if you are a dog owner living in or near a farming area, as escaped dogs can be a real problem for farmers.

It is every dog’s instinct to chase, even if they are usually obedient and good with other animals. Also other walkers on a footpath might not appreciate your dog running up to them.

Chasing by dogs can do serious damage to sheep, even if the dog doesn’t catch them. The stress of worrying by dogs can cause sheep to die and pregnant ewes to miscarry their lambs.

Sheep fleeing from dogs are often killed or seriously injured by their panicked attempts to escape, causing untold damage to fences and field boundaries in the process.

Dogs chasing ewes and lambs can cause mis-mothering issues, with lambs dying from starvation or hypothermia when they become separated from their mother and fail to find her again.

Dog bites can cause death in sheep or necessitate them being put down at a later date, or in less severe cases considerable veterinary bills and additional welfare issues as a result of flies being attracted to the blood and leading to a nasty health problem in sheep called ‘fly strike’. Injuries to sheep can also delay the normal farming routine, be it the mating season or administration of vital medicines and vaccines.

It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep and, in some circumstances, farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs if they are endangering their sheep. Find out more by clicking HERE  to visit the  ‘Staying legal’ sections below.

To hear from farmers about the effect dog worrying has on them, click HERE to watch the video.

Click HERE to see the leaflet.

How to enjoy your dog walks - advice on avoiding a sheep worrying incident

Temporary Closure of: C8 (Part), Wilcot commencing 28th November 2022.

Dear all

https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1142/notice-2_dcaba6468d.pdf

https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1142/indicative-plan_131148443_3494858_baa9e734a2.pdf

Please see the above links to the Notice and Indicative Plan for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for C8 (Part), Wilcot commencing 28th November 2022.

The closure can also be found on one.network here:  https://one.network/?tm=131148443

Kind regards

Jason Lucas

Traffic Order Team

Please direct any queries regarding these works to: streetworks@wiltshire.gov.uk Tel: 01225 713497

Website: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures 

Road closure A345 Oare Hill (Part)

SUBJECT:  TTRN – A345 Oare Hill (Part), Wilcot
DATE:2022-10-05 09:29
FROM: Wiltshire Council

Dear all

https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1142/ttrn-a345-oare-hill-part-_131161962_3493729_ca701dd7b7.pdf
Please see the above link to an urgent closure notice for A345 Oare
Hill, Oare commencing 18th October 2022.
The closure can also be found on one.network here:
https://one.network/?tm=131161962

Kind regards

Jake Hartley

Traffic and Network Management Team

Tel: 01225 713497

Please direct any queries regarding these works to:
streetworks@wiltshire.gov.uk

Website: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures [1]

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting of September 13th 2022

Please click HERE to view a copy of the minutes of the meeting of September 13th 2022

Meeting of Wilcot and Huish with Oare Parish Council on Tuesday September 13th 2022

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of Wilcot and Huish with Oare Parish Council on Tuesday September 13th 2022, 7-30 pm at Wilcot Village Hall.

Residents are invited to attend.

Please click HERE to see the Agenda

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council July 12th 2022

For a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Wilcot , Huish and Oare Parish Council, held in Oare on July 12th, click HERE to download.

Next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for July 12th at 7-30pm at Oare Village Hall

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the Parish Council July 12th at 7-30pm at Oare Village Hall.

Please contact the Clerk with any items at least 1 week before. The agenda can be viewed HERE.

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting of June 24th 2022

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting at Wilcot on June 24th 2022.  To approve the AGAR Accounts.

Click HERE to view

Meeting of the Wilcot, Huish and Oare Parish Council – June 24th 7-30pm

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the Wilcot, Huish and Oare Parish Council on Friday June 24th at 7-30pm at Wilcot Village Hall.

To view the agenda click HERE.