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'
Website Accessibility Statement
We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.
The current version of this website was launched about 2006, but some individual elements of it may not have been updated since then.
How accessible the site is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. We have an action plan and are working to put this right.
What to do if you have problems or queries
If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please email us at email@example.com
Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press Stop Press
The Questionnaire is coming on the weekend of 17th & 18th October.
At the time of writing the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group’s hope is to be able to circulate the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire over the weekend of 17th & 18th. Those of you who have already registered to receive an online version of the Questionnaires will receive an invitation by email. All other households in the parish will receive a paper copy of the Questionnaire though their letterbox.
Please keep your eyes peeled and return your completed Questionnaires as soon as possible and at the latest by 16th November. Paper copies can be returned by post using the stamped addressed envelope provided.
The questionnaire has been designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible to complete.
It’s an opportunity to say what you think about the place you live in for next 10 years.
Your response is important and will help ensure the broadest range of voices within the parish are heard and that the Neighbourhood Plan can be drafted to reflect the views and wishes of the parish.
The shadow of Covid-19 looms large though, and it is possible that we could find ourselves in another lockdown that delays or postpones the circulation of the Questionnaire as planned. The Steering Group hope this won’t be the case and if that happens, will revert to Plan B and let you know of the alternative arrangements as best they can.
Please have a say in the future of our Parish.
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust
During the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability.
Our team of Home Security Operators are still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse. Our office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues. Please call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours. Our operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County.
Our team of Stay Safe Online volunteers are available to offer telephone advice on a range of issues from improving cyber security awareness, to cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources.
Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back you shortly.
Take precautions when car sharing
Many people like to car share but it can be hard to maintain social distancing whilst car sharing, increasing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
If you have to car share, please follow these guidelines:
• Wear face coverings
• Sit as far away as possible
• Share with the same small group only
• Keep windows open at all times
• Wash hands or use hand sanitisers before and after your journey
• Clean the car after your journey, including handles internal and external