Upper Deverills Summer Fete, Flower Show and Dog Show

This year’s show will take place at the Upper Deverills Village Hall and on the Cricket Pitch on Saturday 20th July, starting at two o’clock. The Show will include the usual classes, which are attached together with an entry form.  Please bring your entries and form along on the day between nine and eleven o’clock.

Smart Meters

A Smart Meter Action Group (SMAG) has been set up to address the issue of electricity smart meters either not being installed or not working as they should in the Upper Deverills. A questionnaire was sent to those on the Safeguarding lists last month. If you have not received the questionnaire, or would like to add any other information, please see the attachment below (SMAG info gathering) which has all the details. Please send any replies/information to Richard Munro:

Parish Council Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a councillor on the Parish Council. Please contact the clerk or Chair if you are interested in being co-opted as a parish councillor.

Compulsory registration of poultry

New measures to protect the poultry sector better from future avian influenza (bird flu) outbreaks have been set out by the government. Under the changes announced there will be new requirements for all bird keepers – regardless of the size of their flock – to officially register their birds by 1st September 2024. Currently only those who keep 50 or more poultry must do so. See the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) post here.

 

Revamp your tank: septic tank upgrade scheme

As part of ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure to increase efficiency, minimise pollution potential and reduce its carbon footprint, Wiltshire Council are offering to fund the upgrade of the sewage systems of private homeowners. They and Wessex Rivers Trust are collaborating to improve water quality in the Hampshire Avon catchment using a government grant. Details can be found at:

wessexrt.org.uk/RevampYourTank.html

wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-bio-development

Farmland Bird Survey – 2023

The results of the 2023 bird survey are here. Further information about the surveys can be found here.

Woolstore Theatre – The Ghost Train

The Arnold Ridley classic comedy-thriller The Ghost Train is stopping at the Woolstore Theatre, Codford, on Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd March at 7:30pm.

Six passengers find themselves stranded late at night in the waiting-room of an isolated Cornish railway station. Ignoring the ghostly tales and dire warnings of the stationmaster, they decide to stay where they are until morning – with terrifying consequences. Finally, all is revealed and the details of a fiendish plot are laid bare!

Tickets £12: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-woolstore…/e-kddpkm | 0333 666 3366 | on the night at the theatre (seats may be limited)

Doors Open at 6:45pm with Bar & Other refreshments available.

Upper Deverills Village Hall events 2024

See here for all the Village Hall’s events in 2024!

The Countryside Code

Garden Riverbank Guide

Wessex Rivers Trust has published a very useful guide to looking after garden riverbanks.