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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

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday July 23rd At Wilcot Village Hall 7pm

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the Wilcot and huish with Oare Parish Counci on Tuesday July 23rd at 7pm at Wilcot Village Hall.

Residents are welcome to make representations, answer questions and give evidence in respect of any item of business included in the agenda. Any representations not to exceed 3 minutes. Matters outside the scope of this particular meeting should be communicated to the Clerk in writing by midday Monday 22nd July. Items to be covered are The Highways Safety Review of theA345 in Oare and other improvements in the parish.

The Agenda for the Meeting is HERE . If you wish to raise a question please contact the clerk at least 1 week before.

Clerk: Ruth Kinderman
clerk@wilcotandhuish-pc.gov.uk
2 Little Woodborough, Woodborough, Pewsey,
Wiltshire, SN9 5PL
01672 851757

Urgent Closure of: C264 (Part), Oare

Urgent Closure of: C264 (Part), Oare
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 10th July 2024, the following length of road shall be closed to all
traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out Bobcat patching works.
C264 (Part), Oare; from east of Bacon Copse in an easternly direction for approximately 371 metres..
Alternative route: via C264 (unaffected length), A345, C268 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for
residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 10th July 2024 and are anticipated to be required for 8 hours between the hours of
08:00 and 16:00. This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Wiltshire Council 0300 456 0105
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
REF:25E161

Temporary Closure and suspension of one-way restriction of: Wilcot Road, Pewsey August 15th to Sept 3rd

Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure and suspension of one-way restriction of: Wilcot Road, Pewsey (TTRO xxxx)
Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close and suspend the one way
restriction temporarily to all traffic:
Closure: Wilcot Road, Pewsey; from its junction with A345 to its junction with C52.
One-Way restriction: Wilcot Road (Part), Pewsey; from its junction with A345 to its junction with Crown Close.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out Carriageway resurfacing, road marking, adjustment of ironworks and
associated works..
Alternative route: via C52, A345 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 15 August 2024 and the closure will be required between 09:00 and
16:00 until 3 September 2024. 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 Wiltshire Council 0300 456 0105.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Closure of Hare St 12th July 2024

Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Urgent Closure of: Hare Street (Part), Manningford Abbots
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 12th July 2024, the following length of road shall be closed to all
traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out urgent bobcat patching works.
Hare Street (Part), Manningford Abbots; from north of Abbots house in a northernly direction for approximately 150
metres.
Alternative route: via Hare Street (unaffected length), Woodborough road, Wilcot Road and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for
residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 12th July 2024 and are anticipated to be required for 7 hours between the hours of
09:00 and 16:00. This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Wiltshire Council 0300 456 0105
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
REF:25E121

Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting May 14th 2024 (draft)

Click HERE for minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council May14th 20204

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting May 14th 2024

Click HERE for the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting May 14th 2024.

Thank you to those who attended.

Evouchers Foodbank for Pewsey Vale Villages

Cost of Living Fund/Foodbank – E Voucher Request Form 2024

This fund aims to provide short-term one-off support to families or individuals living in the Pewsey Community Area as defined by Wiltshire Council (see villages listed in the footer). Residents may apply for shopping vouchers that will alleviate financial constraints and provide breathing space for those applying during this cost of living crisis. This is not means tested. Cash will NOT be offered. The referral will need to be supported by a professional or unrelated person or agent to prevent misuse.  Every request will be considered on its merit. Claims for more than a value of £200 will be the exception. Families may apply more than once but this support will not be offered on a regular basis.

To view and download a form click HERE

Funded and online platform supported by Wiltshire Council and operated by PCAP (Pewsey Community Area Partnership)

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting March 19th 2024

 

Click HERE to view the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting of March 19th 2024.

Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 7.00pm in Oare Village hall

You are all invited to the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 7.00pm in Oare Village hall.  The agenda is HERE.

This will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council or AGM to which Councillors are summoned at approximately 8pm.

The Agenda for the AGM is HERE . If you wish to raise a question please contact the clerk at least 1 week before.

Clerk: Ruth Kinderman
clerk@wilcotandhuish-pc.gov.uk
2 Little Woodborough, Woodborough, Pewsey,
Wiltshire, SN9 5PL
01672 851757

Incidence of sheep worrying again 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 recently.  Twelve ewes in lamb were injured and five were killed by the dogs or were destroyed due to the severity of their injuries.  The scene for those who found them was horrific.

The Rural Police Force patrols are carrying out operations to find and prosecute owners of sheep worrying dogs this month in a national campaign. Following the updated legislation, the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill, Police will now be given greater powers to respond to livestock worrying incidents more effectively – making it easier for them to collect evidence and, in the most serious cases, seize and detain dogs to reduce the risk of further attacks.

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.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) are runing a week long campaign from March 25th Click HERE for the link. This 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