COVID: Current restrictions

The Parish Council has also set up a community self-help arrangement to help see us all through the crisis.

The purpose of this initiative is to help each other – not just the most vulnerable – because we all may need some sort of help, even if we are lucky enough not to fall ill. The closure of many shops and the disruption to other shopping and services can present people with all sorts of new difficulties. This is already a notably friendly and neighbourly place to live and between us we have an amazing collection of skills, talents and contacts. There is lot that we can do help each other not just survive but thrive at this strange time.

The kind of help we are thinking about ranges from making a phone call to a neighbour to dispel the isolation blues, to shopping and collecting prescriptions on behalf of those who find themselves needing to be isolated at home.

At the village level the coordinators are:

Kingston – Ted Flint: , 844507

Brixton – Chris Buchan Jones: , 841768‬

Monkton – Bridget Beattie: , 844884

If you are worried, or need any help, please do contact one of these coordinators.

Please keep looking out for each other!

Useful information

From the Government

From the NHS

From the Police

From Wiltshire Council

From Mere surgery

Deverills Archaeology Group (DAG)

At an extraordinary meeting on 4 November it was unanimously agreed to wind-up the DAG. There was however general agreement that there should be continued effort to maintain interest in the history of the Valley, to include archaeology.  This could be achieved via a future Valley history society or via affiliation with Mere or Warminster history societies. The pages from the (now closed) DAG website have been lodged with the Parish Council. See Deverills Archaeology Group (DAG) under Community Information.

Vacancy – Parish Clerk

We wish to appoint a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

This is a part time position, approximately 25 hours a month, working primarily from home. The Parish Council will supply a laptop for Council work.

The applicant should have good computer, administrative and communication skills and should be competent in bookkeeping. Local authority experience would be an advantage, but training is available.

The salary will be based on NJC pay scales plus agreed expenses.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please call the Chair on 01985 844507, or email or the current Clerk on 01985 844385.

For an application pack please email the Clerk: .

Flu vaccinations

A record 30 million people are being offered the free flu vaccination this year. It is given to people who:

  • are 65 and over (including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in a long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers

It’s more important than ever for people to get their vaccination, to help protect the nation from the double threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. Further information is available at:

Or see information from Mere Surgery here.