Wiltshire Life Magazine – a free e-copy

To Wiltshire Parish Clerks,

For many of us, the Easter weekend is synonymous with attending church, seeing family and exploring our magnificent county. However, as Wiltshire adjusts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, we understand that this bank holiday weekend might be a lonely and isolating time for some people.

Wiltshire Life, a subscription based magazine, has been the county magazine for Wiltshire for more than 70 years ‘one magazine, one county’ and so during this Easter period we would like to offer everyone in the county access to a digital version of our latest issue of the magazine without having to pay. This is a small gesture, which we hope will provide some connection to the outside world during these troubling times.

To access, they will need to complete a short form and we will email them the digital issue. Please can you share this link to your contacts in and around your parish(es):


I hope that you enjoy our free digital edition and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Best wishes,

Georgie Green

Editor, Carriage Driving/Acting Editor, Wiltshire Life

Tilshead Borehole Levels: 29th March 2020

A lovely dry and often warm week has seen the steady fall of the Tilshead borehole water level and it is now below the 99m AOD flood alert level; although our Environment Agency Flood Alert remains in force.  It can only be a matter of hours or days before that is lifted and perhaps we can breathe a sigh of relief.

We can expect some cold and dry weather for the next few days with some showers on Wednesday and Thursday, perhaps wintry on Thursday.  The weather is expected to remain predominantly dry until mid April when the rain seems likely to return.

I hope this weekly notice has been helpful.  We have now reached the end of the critical three-month winter monitoring schedule and so this will be the last report for Winter 2019-2020 and it will return, in one guise or another, in December 2020.  If we have any prolonged periods of rain before then that looks like returning us to flood conditions, you will be alerted.  Let’s hope Coronavirus disappears quickly and we can enjoy the summer!

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of St Peter’s Church

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. 

Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building. 

Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life. See: twovalleys.org

The vicar/churchwardens of this church can be 
contacted in an emergency by telephoning 01722 790616 or rectorwtv@gmail.com

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home, except for essential trips.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Immediate Closure Of The Children’s Play-Park

The Parish Council very much regrets that in the light of the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and Government instructions of 23rd March 2020, the Children’s Play-Park is closed with immediate effect and the gates will be chained and locked as soon as practicable.

The Play-Park will not be re-opened for use until the Government advises the restrictions can be lifted safely.

Stay at Home

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.

●   Shopping for basic necessities​, for example, food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
●   One form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
●   Any medical need​, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
●   Travelling to and from work​, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household