20/1/2022 Temporary closure of A360 Devizes Road (part) and Potterne
13 January 2022

Wiltshire Council 

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

Temporary Closure of: A360 Devizes Road (Part), Devizes and Potterne (TTRO 7751) 

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: A360 Devizes Road (Part), Devizes and Potterne; from its junction with Wick Lane to its junction with Blackberry Lane. 

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway resurfacing, patching works, ironworks adjustment, road markings and associated works. 

Alternative route: via A360 (unaffected length) - B3086 - The Packway - A345 - A342 and vice versa. 

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. 

This Order will come into operation on 20 January 2022 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 until 01 February 2022. 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 on 01225 730348. 

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

11th October - Temporary closure of B3098 (part) Cheverell Parva & West Lavington
08 October 2021

Wiltshire Council Section 

14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part), Cheverell Parva and West Lavington (TTRO 7525) 

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3098 (Part), Cheverell Parva and West Lavington; from its junction with Low Road for approximately 695m in an easterly direction. 

To enable: Chevron TM to carry out Tree and associated works. 

Alternative route for all vehicles (except vehicles over 4.1m): via B3098 (unaffected length), A360, A361, A350, Bitham Park, B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. Alternative diversion route for high sided vehicles over 4.1m (Southbound): via B3098 (unaffected length), C40, A360, A361, A350, Bitham Park, B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. Alternative diversion route for high sided vehicles over 4.1m (Northbound): via A360 - A303 - A36 - A350 and vice versa. 

The closure and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. 

This Order will come into operation on 11 October 2021 and the closure will be required for 5 days. 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 Chevron TM on 0845 123 011. 

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN 08 October 2021

REQUEST FOR FOLUNTEERS - Ivy Bashing Canada Woods 25/9/21
25 September 2021

‘Ivy Bashing’ Canada Woods

Saturday 25th of September, in the morning from 9am

Volunteers needed to help with controlling ivy growth on trees in Canada Woods

Please bring along any tools which could be helpful i.e. secateurs, pruning saws etc.

Meet at Canada Woods, by the roundabout at the end of Grove Road / Parsonage Lane

PLEASE COME AND HELP

Contact Parish Clerk for more info:

clerk@marketlavingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

31st August for 3 nights - Temporary Road Closure Notice B3098 (Part) Erlestoke and Cheverell Magna
27 August 2021

Wiltshire Council Section 

14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part), Erlestoke and Cheverell Magna (TTRO 7403) 

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3098 (Part), Erlestoke and Cheverell Magna; from a point outside Church of the Holy Saviour to its junction with Victoria Park. 

To enable: BT to carry out new customer connection. 

Alternative diversion route for high sided vehicles: via B3098 (unaffected length), C40, A360, A361, A350, Bitham Park, B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. 

Alternative route for all other vehicles: via B3098 (unaffected length), A360, A361, A350, Bitham Park, B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. 

This Order will come into operation on 31 August 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00 for 3 days 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 Sunbelt Rentals Ltd 03700 500 792 on behalf of BT.

Home-Start Kennet - Volunteer training course
06 August 2021

Home-Start Kennet help local families struggling to cope, and are looking for volunteers to give families weekly support. If you understand the pressure of family life, and are a good listener with parenting skills/relevant experience, please see the attached poster to find out more.

30th July - 11th August - Temporary Road Closure Notice B3098 (part), Westbury and Bratton
30 July 2021

Wiltshire Council 

 Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part), Westbury and Bratton (Ref: TTRO 7340) 

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3098 (Part), Westbury and Bratton; from its junction with Bitham Park to its junction with Court Lane. 

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out Carriageway resurfacing and associated works. 

Alternative route: via B3098 (unaffected length) - A350 - A361 - A360 - B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. 

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 30 July 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00 until 11 August 2021. 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.

25th July - Temporary Road Closure Notice B3098 (part), Urchfont
25 July 2021

Wiltshire Council 

 Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part), Urchfont (Ref: TTRO 7326) 

 Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3098 (Part), Urchfont; from its junction with Witchell Lane for a distance of approximately 138 metres in a north easterly direction. 

To enable: Openreach to carry out replacement of damaged telegraph pole and associated works. 

Alternative route: via B3098 (unaffected length) - A360 - A342 - B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. 

Alternative route for high sided vehicles over 13ft 6ins (4.1m): via B3098 (unaffected length)- C40 - High Street - Cheverell Road - A360 - A342 - B3098 (unaffected length) and vice versa. 

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. 

 This Order will come into operation on 25 July 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for 1 day. 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. 

Market Lavington COVID-19 Support Group is still active
26 April 2021

Market Lavington COVID-19 Support Group

The Group remains in place, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to provide support for our vulnerable residents, who may continue to be struggling during this difficult time.

Do you need help?

Please get in touch with the Support Group by calling one of the local coordinators below:

Suzanne Morrison: 01380 812985 / 07920 181312

Les Charlton: 01380 818533 / 07962 422624

Nicky Wragg: 01380 813235 / 07974 723285

Carol Hackett (Parish Clerk): 01225 760372 / 07759 761307

Notice of Uncontested Election
14 April 2021

Notice of Uncontested Election for Market Lavington Parish Council

Carer Support Hospital Liaison Service
24 March 2021

A new project being undertaken by Carer Support Wiltshire supporting Carers with their, or their loved ones discharges from Hospital.

Adoption of Telephone Kiosk corner of Church Street and Parsonage Lane. Market Lavington
16 February 2021

The Parish Council has now adopted the above telephone kiosk from BT, and will be responsible for its ongoing maintenance. 

The telephony equipment has been removed, and with the help of some local volunteers, it will be turned into a flower planter over the next few months.

Misuse of Footpath MLAV27
24 November 2020
Members of the public are reminded that the footpath (MLAV27) leading from the Plain down to the bridleway (MLAV26) between Market Lavington and West Lavington is designated as a footpath only. Improper use of MLAV27 is rapidly destroying the footpath's surface and should cease immediately.
Designated routes and types of rights of way can be found here

Area Board Funding available for Devizes area
22 October 2020

Wiltshire Council recognised in its 2020/21 budget the importance of supporting local communities. Despite the financial challenges brought by COVID, the council confirmed that the funding it set aside will still be available for Devizes Area Board to support local initiatives. We therefore have funding for help with capital projects (buildings & equipment), for work with young people (mainly 13 to 19 years old) and a small amount of money for health and wellbeing work with older or vulnerable people. We have had very few applications with a lot of activities suspended due to COVID. However this may be a great opportunity to get ready for when we hopefully can all start again or to something a little different to help support those in our community.

You can find out more about all of these at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-area-boards

If you want to discuss a possible application, please contact Andrew Jack at andrew.jack@wiltshire.gov.uk or 01225 713109

What are Health Improvement Coaches?
08 October 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the Health Improvement Coaches service which will form part of the new Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub!

What are Health Improvement Coaches?

Health Trainers are changing to become Health Improvement Coaches and they will have a greater focus on supporting mental wellbeing whilst still supporting clients to improve their health.

Do you want support to manage your stress? Do you want to stop smoking?

Are you struggling to lose weight? Has lockdown left you feeling anxious?

Do you lack motivation to exercise? Do you want help to manage your alcohol?

A dedicated Health Improvement Coach can assist clients every step of the way in achieving and maintaining their goals. This will be achieved by providing practical advice and support to change behaviours and improve health and mental wellbeing. They can also help signpost to other services and activities. This free service offers one -to-one support for people aged 18 +.

What is the Health Improvement Hub?

The Wiltshire Health Improvement Hub is our new single point of access for all referrals and questions relating to the Health Improvement Coaches, Healthy Me (child and family weight management service) and Healthy Us – a new group weight management programme which is coming soon!

Self-referrals and referrals from professionals can be made by phone, email or via our website.

NHS COVID-19 App launching this week
22 September 2020

The NHS COVID-19 app will launch in England on Thursday 24 September.

In the run-up to the launch, Wiltshire council is engaging with businesses and venues across the county to provide guidance for those required by law to print and display posters to help users of the app check in and record their presence.

The posters, which display a unique QR code for each setting, can be scanned by the app, which then saves information that can be used to help contact tracers in the event of an outbreak.

Settings that are currently required to keep records of visitors for contact tracing purposes must still maintain their own register to collect the contact details of those who have not, or could not, install the app.

Venues include facilities provided by local authorities and town and parish councils, including town and village halls, leisure centres, libraries, community and children’s centres.

Read more information about which venues in England should display the official NHS QR code poster.

Venues that are required to display the official NHS QR code poster can download and print the QR code posters from the Government website.

For further details on the announcement please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-to-enforce-rule-of-6-nhs-qr-code-posters-and-contact-logs.

We encourage businesses in our local area to download and display QR code posters to ensure they comply with this latest legislation.

Public use of the Village Green
01 September 2020

Villagers are reminded that the village green located above the Community Hall, adjacent to St Mary's church is public open land.  Anyone wishing to congregate there does not require permission from the Parish Council.

Current government Covid-19 restrictions must be taken into account:

The Elisha Field (Opening and Closing Times)
24 August 2020

Following complaints about the confusing closing times of the Elisha Field. Market Lavington Parish Council had discussions with interested users and the volunteers who lock the gates. 

Instead of closing at Dusk, which has multiple definitions and is not easily found, the Elisha Field will close to the public at sunset. 

It will still be available to organisations booking facilities after sunset, but it will not count as open to the public. 

The Elisha Field will continue to open from 8am. 

The editor of the Parish Magazine has been asked to publish sunset times each month. 

The gates are locked and unlocked by volunteers. 

The gates may open early or close late depending on the volunteers hours, but the Parish Council will not guarantee that it will be open, between sunset and sunrise. 

If you are at the Elisha Field after sunset, and the volunteer wants to lock up please leave promptly and treat him or her politely and with respect. 

Sunset times for Market Lavington 

August 22 8.14pm 

August 29 7.59pm 

September 5 7.43pm 

September 12 7.27pm 

September 19 7.11pm 

September 26 6.55pm 

https://sunrisesunset.willyweather.co.uk/sw/wiltshire/market-lavington.html

Support available for people who use prepayment gas and electricity meters
27 July 2020

A service that aims to help residents live in safer and healthier homes has secured additional funding to provide vouchers to households that use prepayment gas and electricity meters.

The Warm and Safe Wiltshire service is provided by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

The vouchers are available to those who:

  • Have been affected by the impact of COVID-19, either socially or economically
  • Are at risk of self-disconnection (i.e. they may run out of credit before they are next able to top up for themselves
  • Are struggling financially and find it difficult to top up their meter

Every eligible household can receive £98, with the possibility of a further £49 if they are in particular hardship. All households that take up this offer would be expected to speak to a Warm and Safe energy advisor, who can provide useful advice about budgeting, energy efficiency and income maximisation. For more information people should contact Warm and Safe Wiltshire on 0800 038 5722 or go online.

Your local LINK Scheme needs volunteers
03 July 2020

Link Schemes are community-based, volunteer run charities based predominantly in Wiltshire which aim to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged, elderly or infirm people by providing transport and ‘good neighbour’ services.

Link schemes help to keep local communities connected to vital services, by connecting volunteer drivers (using their own cars), with passengers who have limited access to transport. Depending on volunteer availability, this can involve taking someone to a medical appointment, taking them shopping or providing ‘good neighbour’ services like prescription collection.

A donation is requested from passengers using Link volunteer cars to support the cost of running the service. Each Link scheme is run by a group of local volunteers managed by a local Link Co-ordinator. People wishing to use the service, simply call their local co-ordinator who will endeavour to arrange for a volunteer to carry out the task.

Due to Covid-19, the Link schemes have found themselves suffering from a high level of inactive volunteers because of age and/or vulnerability.

The Link schemes desperately new volunteers.

If you could spare time, or for more information contact 01380 722 241 or linkproject@communityfirst.org.uk

NO Campfires or Barbecues
26 June 2020

Never light open fires in the countryside unless in a safe designated area. A small open fire can quickly get out of control especially when conditions are dry https://www.dwfire.org.uk/safety/safety-outdoors/bonfires-and-garden-safety/

Support for older residents
01 June 2020

A new 'Active at Home' booklet has been launched by Public Health England today to provide practical guidance for older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The booklet is available to download here. Please encourage people in your community to download the booklet for themselves or share with family or friends that might find it useful.

Refuse & Recycling collection dates
29 May 2020

New Collection Days in June and July

According to the Wiltshire Council website

Market Lavington: Except The Spring, Grove Rd. (and turnings off it), Canada Rise, the north end of Parsonage Lane, Spin Hill, Ledge Hill, Broadway and Drove Lane & The Clays.  Easterton except Eastcott Common

Household Waste and paid Garden Waste Collection: Friday June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th

Blue top Bins and black boxes Tuesday June 2nd, 16th and 30th, July 14th and 28th

The Spring, Grove Rd. (and turnings off it), Canada Rise, the north end of Parsonage Lane, Spin Hill, Ledge Hill, Broadway and Drove Lane & The Clays.  Eastcott Common

Blue top Bins and black boxes Tuesday June 9th and 23rd, July 7th and 21st

Household Waste and paid Garden Waste Collection Friday June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th

Frieth

Blue top Bins and black boxes Tuesday June 9th and 23rd, July 7th and 21st

Household Waste and paid Garden Waste Collection Wednesday June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd

Important information regarding your water supply after lockdown
21 May 2020


The lockdown restrictions in place over the last couple of months has meant several business premises have been forced to close which means water within the building plumbing systems will have been left stagnant. This can cause the water quality to deteriorate within the plumbing system in a number of ways:

  • Warming of water
  • Growth of micro-organisms (e.g. bacteria, legionella)
  • Increased leaching of metals found in plumbing (could cause discolouration)
  • Taste and odour from prolonged contact with some plumbing materials

We would like to bring to your attention the steps that should be taken to remove any stagnant water and renew your water supply before your workforce return to work and use the water.

  1. Identify all items that use water within the building (taps, showers, appliances, toilets, urinals, drinks machines, bathrooms, etc) and any water storage (tanks and cisterns). Anything storing water should be emptied and refilled first.
  2. Then gently flush all cold-water outlets individually starting with the tap nearest to where the water enters the building and move systematically to the most distant outlet including flushing toilets. Flush until the water is cool to the touch or the same temperature as the water closest to where it enters the building.
  3. Minimise the potential of creating aerosols by flushing gently, removing aerators, shower heads and any other tap inserts or attachments. Close toilet seat lids before flushing.
  4. If there are any outlets that require servicing or cleaning by an external contractor (e.g. coffee machines, soft drinks machines) switch off the supply to them and do not use until a contractor can visit.
  5. Ensure appliances are flushed and internal filters and softeners are checked to ensure they are flushed and working correctly as outlined in manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Once the cold water has flushed through, repeat the process with the hot water outlets.

If you have a water safety plan for the premises, this should include how to return the building water system to normal following prolonged low/no use.

Complex systems involving chemical dosing systems (eg swimming pools and spa pools) please enlist the services of a professional to service the system and return to normal operation.

For more information please see the link below:

Water UK - Recovering drinking water supplies in buildings and networks after prolonged inactivity guidance document

https://www.water.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WUK-briefing-note-on-recovering-drinking-water-supplies-in-buildings-and-networks.pdf

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease

https://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/index.htm

If you have any specific concerns or queries regarding your water quality, please reply to this email with your question.

If you have any other enquiries regarding billing or metering, please contact your water retailer who provide your bill.

Kind Regards

Wessex Water Regulations Team

Wessex Water

www.wessexwater.co.uk

Changes to bus services serving Potterne, Urchfont & The Lavingtons
13 March 2020