Covid-19 Emergency Contacts

During the period of Covid-19 lockdown the following local numbers may be called or help with shopping, prescriptions or a chat. They will also put you in touch with other local volunteers who may be able to help with other issues such as IT problems

Cllr Jill Petchey 01672 539794

Cllr Andrew George-Perutz 01793 739230


Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub 0300 003 4576 will provide similar help from a Wiltshire wide volunteer force

Healthwatch Wiltshire will make referrals to an NHS Volunteers Responders service. To register your details call 01225 434218

New Inn at Winterbourne Monkton – now open for business

The New inn in Winterbourne Monkton is now back up and running and in the hands of new management and I have been asked by Cody and Ben to circulate information about opening hours for the next couple of weeks.  They are as follows:

Saturday 22nd – 6pm – 11pm
Sunday 23rd – 12 noon – 5pm
Monday 24th – 6pm – 11pm
Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th – 12 noon – 2pm
Thursday 27th – closed
Friday 28th – 6pm – 11pm
Saturday 29th – 6pm – 11pm
Sunday 30th – 12 noon – 5pm
Monday 31st – 6pm – 12.30am
Tuesday 1st – 12 noon – 2pm
In time Cody and Ben would like to email people directly but, owing to the new privacy rules, they cannot unless you have specifically given them permission to do so.  They do not, as yet, have a proper email address for the pub but, as soon as they do so, they will start this process.

Wiltshire Council Trader List



MAY 2018


Whilst we make every effort to ensure that members comply with the law we cannot guarantee that their work will never give rise to a complaint. The approved trader list is updated regularly with new traders so if you are unable to find a trader you require you can log onto the website



Abee Pest Control


Pest Control 01249 653797

07967 489117

Active Tree Care Tree Work 01725 512679

07887 517772


Complete Preservation Damp Proofing and Control 01225 769215

KL & Son Building Services Building

Kitchen and Bathroom Design

Plumbing, Heating and Electrical

01380 860836

Lockmasters Mobile Locksmith 01793 770476

Pestforce Bath & Chippenham Pest Control

Woodworm Treatment

01249 323524

Rose’s Gardening Services Fencing

Gardens Landscaping


01373 827601

07530 369808

Semington Cars of Melksham Ltd Car Sales 01225 707060

The Salt Man Water Engineers/Treatment 01249 446688

07977 016792

Tree Technique Ltd Tree Work 01980 626353

07780 003575
Village Green Garage Car Sales 01225 783388
Warminster Fencing Fencing 01985 217775





(members of neighbouring authorities)


A D Smith Building Services Alan Smith Builder


Chimney Sweep

01793 849106
A G Oldall Heating & Plumbing Specialists Tony Oldall Plumbing

Gas Engineer

07836 254417

Acer Paving & Landscaping Gary Cobb Garden Landscaping


01793 729200

07802 752576

Andy Collins Entertainment Andrew Bent Wedding DJ


08006 441986

Bath Business Web Ltd Duncan Short Business Support

Computer Training

Web Design

01225 920503

07809 472817



Bath MOT Centre Alan Moxham Car Repairs



01225 444021

Candlelight Homecare Services Ltd Georgina Rogers Care at Home 01225 776000
Centurion Travel Ltd Martin Spiller Motor Vehicle Hire/Rental


01761 417392

Craftbuild Building Services Graham Lear Building Contractor

Home Furnishings


01373 301075

07793 206025
Durrant Security Alarms Jim Durrant Fire Protection/


Security Services

01225 723515
Facelift Home & Garden Ginny Parratt Bedrooms – fitted

Building Contractor



01373 830972

07910 337788

Greenwood Surfacing Ltd Nicholas Bower Driveways

Block Paving

01225 891518

Michael Fletcher Michael Fletcher Carpenter/Joiner

Furniture Maker

01225 466484
Moss of Bath Gavin Henderson Aerial Installer

Electrical Retailer

01225 331441

Oliver Hazael OIliver Hazael Carpenter/Joiner


Doors & Windows

01225 331079

07813 068790



Parfitt Removals Ltd Michael Parfitt Removals/Storage/

House Clearance

01761 432192

Paul Ealey Flooring Paul Ealey Carpets & Flooring


01225 425778

07775 770730

Roman Rod Ltd Donna Burns Plumbing


01225 332181

RV Care Somerset Ltd Karen Henderson Care at Home 01225 830309

Springfield Road Surfacing Co Ltd Susan Rogers Driveways

Block Paving

01761 433772

Star Clean of Bath Ltd David Thorne Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning Services

01761 439362

07793 060987
Surefit Windows Ltd Brett Moore Windows/Glass/

Double Glazing

01793 704177
Technoquip Ltd Martyn Tucker Car Repairs



01793 528298

Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust Jennie Shaw Charity 01380 861155



Restore Wiltshire’s Lansdowne Monument


Lansdowne Monument – make a fuss

Campaign created by Debra Bassett


To: The National Trust

What: We want the National Trust to fix the Lansdowne Monument at Cherhill, Near Calne, Wiltshire

Why is this important: The Lansdowne Monument has stood tall and proud on the skyline overlooking Cherhill since 1845 and is a Grade II* listed monument. Now designated a monument at risk. For the last EIGHT years it has been hidden under scaffolding.

The monument is in the ‘care’ of the National Trust. In February this year they agreed to conduct a condition survey but have stated that they do not have the funds to restore the monument without Fund Matching. (Estimated cost of repair is £1.2 to £1.5 million).

Yet within the past eight years no fund matching has commenced. The National Trust do not support independent fund raising. We have tried to engage with the National Trust for the past two years, and have offered to assist in raising funds, but they have ignored us.

Unless we start making a fuss, our monument will not be restored. It is not a priority to the National Trust as it is not an income generator. But we must make it a priority for us to ensure that the monument is restored to its former glory! It is an iconic feature of our landscape and part of our heritage. The monument celebrates it’s 175th birthday in 2020 and we want our monument restored by this date.

Read more…

Thanks for being involved,

Ruby, Cathy, Robin and the 38 Degrees team

Cabbage Sunday 23rd September 2018

A reminder for this year’s Cabbage Sunday, 12.30 on the 23rd September 2018 at the Avebury Social Club . Plenty of notice for you to save the housekeeping, pocket-money or small change from down the sofa and help our chosen charities. Last year we raised funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Julia’s House and Alzheimers Support Wiltshire.  This years charities will be posted later.

Winterbourne Monkton Village Club: forthcoming events

Winterbourne Monkton Village Club: forthcoming events
Date Date Date Notes
20/02/18 Lynne Gaskarth BVSc CertSAM MRCVS Behind the scenes at Drove Vet Hospital, and pet emergency treatment Not just cats and dogs but even ferrets!
20/03/18 Christine Kinder The Harp Christine is a professional harpist
17/04/18 Julie Kemp Marie Curie Foundation Support for sufferers from terminal illness
15/05/18 Skittles evening Avebury Sports & Social Club Beginners welcome!
19/06/18 Robert Briggs Wanborough Nursery 3 months later than last year to cover late summer plants
14/07/18 All Summer Party Bring your friends as well!
August No meeting
18/09/18 David Dawson The making of the kingdom of Wessex David is Director of the Wiltshire Museum
16/10/18 Stephen Wells The Magician By popular demand !
20/11/18 Milly Carmichael The Bee Road Create a bee friendly corridor in Wiltshire
December Christmas Party The Red Lion Merry (pre) Christmas!

Our New Village Website

Welcome to our new Village Website.  This website is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government through their scheme: ‘Transparency code for smaller authorities‘.  The main purpose for the website is to encourage everyone to get more involved in village life through increasing democratic accountability.

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, internal drainage boards, charter trustees and port health authorities, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in this Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

The Government considers that publication of the items in this Code will provide the local electorate and ratepayers with a clear picture of the activities of these smaller authorities. Most of this information is already produced by the majority of smaller authorities with a turnover not exceeding £25,000, and the Government therefore considers that compliance with this Code will not place a significant burden on these authorities.

In addition to the requirements of Government we are also able to use this website to enhance the social life of the village and to show people what a lovely area we live in.  Please take your time to look around that site and then address any comments or suggestions to me, Tim Pearce, at the email address. If you have a Parish Council related problem then it should be addressed to the Parish Council as before or using one of our new email addresses.

Finally I would like to express our thanks to the guys at Netwise via who developed this site and smoothed the uploading of all our data and information making the process as close to stress free as possible!