Welcome to our community website

Welcome to our community website which covers activities within the Parish of Clyffe Pypard (The Barton, Bupton, Bushton and Clyffe Pypard) as well as Thickthorn and Preston and other neighbouring villages. We hope to make this your 'one-stop-shop' for news and information on local amenities, community activities and forthcoming events. We rely on the cooperation of all residents to make this a great place to live. Similarly we will need your help to keep this site up to date and a useful source of local information. You can do this by reading the Community Newsletter and coming back to this site to see how you can get involved and contribute to its future content.


How to find your way around the site:

Click on the subject tabs on the left-hand side of the screen or to view the drop-down list, click on the subject tab for more sub-headings. If you are new to the site and want to review all subject headings, please click on the 'site map' on the bottom left-hand side of the home page. Please be aware that terms and conditions of use apply to this website. To read more about these terms please click here

Picture reproduced by kind permission © Ed Rudler 'Bushton Fields - looking towards St Peter's Church, Clyffe Pypard'

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What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus causes a new illness (COVID-19) that can affect your lungs and airways.

Coronavirus symptoms in most people will be mild – a bit like cold or flu. They include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • difficulty with breathing (shortness of breath).

A few people will get worse symptoms and need medical attention. People aged over 70 and anyone living with a long-term health condition or weak immune system is more likely to get worse symptoms.


How is coronavirus spread?

Coronavirus probably spreads in cough droplets. Because it’s a new illness, we’re still learning more about it. 

To help prevent it spreading, everyone should follow this advice:

  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds – use soap and water or a hand sanitiser
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue use your elbow, not your hands
  • Put used tissues in the bin quickly
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus
  • Only travel on public transport if you need to
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Avoid social activities - going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • Avoid events with large groups of people
  • Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services.

Don’t touch your face unless your hands are clean. And don’t have visitors to your home, including friends and family.


If you are self isolating and have no family or friends nearby to support you please get in touch with Peter Gantlett (the Parish Chairman) who may be able to help on 07713114342


Wiltshire Council has produced a community toolkit containing useful information and links to key resources follow….      http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus


The Chief Medical Officer has provided new information on self-isolation  March 16th 


 You can follow the official link Public Health England…



These Web Sites will be Regularly Updated


Hopefully some events will resume when the Coronavirus pandemic is over 

In the meantime I would encourage you to read about the interesting history of the village and church which you will find on these pages

First aid course basic and CPPR


The Parish Council would like to organise a basic first aid course with CPR. It would entail 2hrs of your time  Hopefully it will be arranged at a future date.  if you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk at clyffepypardpc@hotmail.com 

Home Traders

Have you considered trading on the market or promoting your local business or are you an entrepreneur, who wishes to start a business?    To ensure a vibrant and bustling market with a great retail offering for locals and visitors to Royal Wootton Bassett, we are continually looking for new traders.




Wiltshire Council are currently waiving the fee for a pitch for one year.

They would like to see stalls selling cosmetics, bed linen; jewellery, footwear and clothing and more, come and join us each week.   If interested please call Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council on 01793 850222 for more information.

The Weekly Market is held on Wednesdays throughout the year, around the Town Hall in the High Street between 8.30am to 4.00pm








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