St Mary's Church
A beautiful church at the heart of the village
Frosty
Upavon on a Frosty Morning
The Manor
Upavon Manor
St Mary's Church
Inside our lovely church
River Avon
Running through the centre of Upavon
Those pesky Geese
Upavon's much loved Geese
St Mary's Church Window
The Beautiful Church Window
The Village
The lovely village of Upavon

Council Meetings

The next Parish Council Meeting
will be held at the 
 
UPAVON VILLAGE HALL
 on 
Wednesday 15th March 2017
at 7:00 pm
 
All are welcome to attend 

 Issues can be addressed to the Council during the "adjournment". Please submit any issues, concerns or questions in writing, or by e-mail, to the Parish Clerk 48 hours before the meeting in order that a considered response be offered.

Contact Details can be found HERE

Upavon Map

URGENT LINK DRIVERS NEEDED

We are desperately in need of new drivers for the LINK scheme, which provides transport for people who need it for hospital appointments, dentists and even social events. If you live in Upavon, Charlton or Rushall, please can you spare a few hours a month to drive for us, and provide a much needed lifeline for such housebound people.

If you can, please ring Noel Maskell on 01980 630436. Thank you.

Coffee Morning at St Mary's Church, Upavon

Coffee CupEveryone is warmly invited to our regular monthly coffee (and tea) mornings held in the church between 10am and 12 noon on the last Saturday of the month:

28 January, 25 February, 25 March, 29 April, 27 May, and 24 June, 29 July and 26 August.

Please add the dates to your diary.

UPAVON CAROL BAND & SINGERS CHRISTMAS 2016 A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!

With your splendid support and generosity at Christmas, the Upavon Carol Band and Singers have raised the fantastic sum of £1489.24 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal. This splendid amount is £8.85 more than we raised in 2015, and certainly the largest amount we’ve raised in the 19 years we’ve been playing and singing carols locally.
A heartfelt ‘thank you’ is therefore due to everyone who has supported us and donated so generously to this thoroughly worthwhile cause.

The Ship Inn are collecting used Tasimo pods and Foil packs for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Recycle Tassimo pods and Foil containers for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Please take your used Tassimo Pods and Tassimo outer foil wrappers to The Ship Inn, Upavon for Recycling. 

Every pod makes a difference, did you know Wiltshire Air Ambulance will get 2p per pod!! ...

As a little reminder we can only accept TASSIMO PODS & OUTER FOIL WRAPPERS.
No other brands or cardboard please.

Short Mat Bowls

7:30pm every Thursday at the Village Hall

It's a little over 12 years since the club was founded and it is going from strength to strength, so please come along and join us, it's a very nice social evening, there is no age limit.

 

Improve your health, make positive lifestyle changes!

Wiltshire Health

Are you over 18?

Do you want to:
• improve your general wellbeing
• build your self confidence and motivation
• eat healthier food and be a healthy weight
• reduce or stop smoking
• be more active
• drink less alcohol?

A dedicated health trainer can assist you every step of the way in achieving and maintaining your goals. They can also help you find other services and activities.
Call us: 0300 003 4566

Email: health.trainers@wiltshire.gov.uk

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre Spring Events 2017

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Spring Events 2017
(All events at WSHC, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, SN15 3QN, except where otherwise stated)

Tuesday 28 February 2017 10.30 am
WiItshire@War — the stories so far
- a talk by Leighton Gosai

Learn about the amazing stories of the First World
War being gathered by the Wiltshire@War project

Please see www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk for more
events taking place in March Z017!

Campaign to Protect Rural England Wiltshire are in need of photographs!!

CPRE Wiltshire are in need of photographs of the Wiltshire countryside to use on our Website and in Voice Newsletter. I wonder if I can ask your members and villagers if they have any photographs which they would be prepared to donate for our library.

We would need permission to use it, the photographers name, contact details and a title of where is was.

We were also thinking about creating a calendar for 2018, so may use the best photos for that, with permission of course.

All photographs, ideally in jpeg should be sent to myself.

Thanks in anticipation

Geraldine White

Administrator

CPRE Wiltshire

Sarsen Trail Sponsored Walk – Sunday 30th April 2017

As you may be aware, the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust organises an annual sponsored walk and marathon from Avebury to Old Carter Barracks, Bulford, via Redhorn Hill.  The event attracts up to 2500 walkers and runners who are helping to raise money for the nature conservation work that the Trust undertakes throughout Wiltshire.  The event may impact your parishioners on the day and we are writing to inform you of the measures in place to mitigate the effects.

All road crossings are marshalled, permissions are sought from all land owners and all organisations before the event takes place.

As in previous years, the event starts from Averbury (the National Trust has been notified and we will vacate the village by 11am), proceeds through Beckhampton to All Cannings via Hatfield farm, the Lydeway and on to Redhorn Hill.  A one-way traffic system will be implemented from 08.00 to 18.00 on Redhorn Hill.  This is necessary in the interests of safety and to avoid motorised and pedestrian congestion.  The one-way system will start at Foxley Corner, go up Redhorn Hill.

 From Redhorn Hill the route goes south across Salisbury Plain to the Busted turning east past the racecourse to Martin’s Bushes crossing the A345 and proceeding to Old Carter Barracks, Bulford. 

There is also a circular cycle route that starts and finishes at Old Carter Barracks, Bulford and follows the perimeter road around Salisbury Plain.

 The trail route remains open to the public as usual. It is appreciated that local parishioners regularly use the route and we apologise for any inconvenience that might be caused.

Join our Scottish and Southern Energy's Priority Services Register

Would you like to register for extra support for you during a power cut?

We all rely on electricity in our daily lives, but for some a power cut can be particularly distressing and difficult. That’s why we offer extra help and priority treatment during a power cut. It helps us to help you if we know what extra support you may need. All our priority services are free.

For more information click here to download a leaflet about this service.

Enviroment Agency need your help to extend the groundwater flood warning service to our community

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

GroundWaterSign465

Help us extend

our groundwater flood warning service

to your community

We need historic reports photos and local knowledge

of groundwater issues in your community

Email: floodwessex@environment-agency.gov.uk

Constable in Context an Exhibition at Salisbury Museum

Running from 17th September 2016 until 25 March 2017, it features Constable’s amazing work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, alongside other works that feature Salisbury Cathedral. The aim of the exhibition is to put Constable’s painting in its historical and artistic context.

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