This page contains information that we hope is of value to residents, new arrivals and visitors. We have avoided highlighting particular businesses as we do not wish to be perceived to be endorsing them above others. However, you will find occasional recommendations on the Upper Deverills Facebook page and if you need to ask local people to recommend particular services we are sure you will find plenty of help there.

We have tried to keep this section brief, with links to the further sources of information.

There is also a wealth of information elsewhere on this Parish Council website.

Doctors

Our nearest GP surgeries are:

Mere Surgery | Dark Lane, Mere  BA12 6DT | 01747 860001 | meresurgery.co.uk

The Avenue Surgery Partnership | 14-16 The Avenue, Warminster  BA12 9AA | 01985 224600 | avenuesurgery.co.uk

Hospitals

There is a small NHS hospital at Warminster offering a limited range of outpatient services. It has no A&E department.

The next nearest NHS hospital is in Shaftesbury, which has a Minor Injuries Unit. This is not a walk-in service and you should phone for advice before attending (01747 851535) or phone the national NHS helpline on 111.

The nearest large NHS hospitals offering a full range of services are Royal United Hospital, Bath, and Salisbury District Hospital.

Dentists

The nearest dental practices that take NHS patients are:

Mere Dentistry | Springfield Road, Mere  BA12 6EW | 01747 860365

{my}dentist | 48 High St, Warminster  BA12 9AF | 01985 213073

There are other private dental practices in Warminster, Frome, Westbury and Gillingham

Pharmacies/chemists

The nearest pharmacies are:

Mere Pharmacy | The Square, Mere  BA12 6DL | 01747 860232

Boots the Chemist | 39 Market Place, Warminster  BA12 9AZ | 01985 212303

Veterinary Services

The nearest vets are in Warminster:

Garston Veterinary Practice | 39 Market Place, Warminster  BA12 9AZ | garstonvets.co.uk | 01985 213350

Harris, Hill and Gibbons | 12-13 Silver Street, Warminster  BA12 8PS | harrishillandgibbonsvets.co.uk/our-practices/warminster | 01985 213522

Utilities

The valley is served by mains water and electricity but there is no mains gas supply. Please see the Community Resilience leaflet for full details of utilities suppliers and what to do in an emergency.

Water

Mains water is supplied to most properties by Wessex Water. To report problems ring 0345 600 4600

Sewerage

Several properties are not connected to mains sewerage and have their own systems.

Electricity

To report and receive information about emergencies or power cuts ring 105.

Telephone (landline)

The valley is served by fibre cable from Sutton Veny and Maiden Bradley to cabinets in each village. Links to individual properties are by copper cable. The provider is Openreach. They can be contacted on 0800 023 2023 but you should only contact them with regard to mains cabling issues. All other queries should be directed to the company to whom you pay your bill.

Telephone (mobile)

The mobile phone signal in the Upper Deverills is highly variable. In many parts you only need to move a few metres before you completely lose the signal. Signals in many properties are poor or non-existent. Contact your service provider about issues.

Internet

The valley now has superfast broadband to cabinets, providing excellent download and upload speeds in most properties. See here for the latest update. Please contact your service provider in case of difficulties.

Access to the countryside

The Upper Deverills is a working farming area, criss-crossed by a range of well-marked bridleways, permissive bridleways and footpaths. Maps of these rights of way (RoW) can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.

The parish council has a small team of voluntary RoW officers who try to ensure that the footpaths and bridleways are maintained appropriately. If you encounter an issue with any of our Rights of Way, please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance, explaining what the issue is and exactly where it is. The clerk will then make sure the message is passed to the appropriate RoW officer.

Churches

There are two churches in the Upper Deverills: St Mary the Virgin, Kingston Deverill, and St Michael the Archangel, Brixton Deverill. They are both in the parish of The Deverills and Horningsham. The Parish News, delivered to all households either by email or hand-delivery, and on the Parish Council website, has details of services.

Libraries

There are two local public libraries:

Barton Lane, Mere  BA12 6JA | 01747 860546

Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster  BA12 9BT | 01985 216022

Post Offices

Crockerton | Lakeside Garden Centre, Crockerton  BA12 8AP | Monday 09.00 – 17.00 and Friday 09.00 – 15.00

Maiden Bradley | Memorial Hall, High Street, Maiden Bradley BA12 7JG | Tuesday afternoon 13.00 – 15.00

Mere | 1 Boar Street, Mere  BA12 6DD

Warminster | inside WH Smith, Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster  BA12 9BT

Police

The Upper Deverills are covered by the Wiltshire West Community Policing Team (CPT).

In the case of an emergency please contact 999 and for non-urgent crimes and incidents, please call 101 or complete the Online Crime Reporting Form