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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.
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Picture reproduced by kind permission © Ed Rudler 'Bushton Fields - looking towards St Peter's Church, Clyffe Pypard'
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The Goddard Arms at Clyffe Pypard
The Goddard Arms has been closed for several years. It was a very popular destination for people from Clyffe Pypard and its surrounding villages. I know that many of us have hoped that it would re-open.
In May the current owner informed Wiltshire Council that she wished to sell the pub. A community group now has until November to raise the funds and negotiate to buy it. If a community group fails to buy the pub by November, then the owner can put the pub on the open market.
A group of over thirty people interested in saving the pub met in the village hall in June. A steering committee of local volunteers has been set up to find out what kind of pub the people want and how we can achieve it. The committee are starting the process of raising funds to hopefully purchase, refurbish and re-open the pub for the community. They will need your help.
Part of this process is issuing a questionnaire to the local people to find out what they want, and to build the support we need to make this happen. This questionnaire will be delivered to you the week beginning July 15th, please feel free to copy the questionnaire as many times as you need, and share it with anyone who you think may be interested. Completed questionnaires will be collected on Sunday 28th July if taped to the door handle or in the letter flap ( being a Sunday no post man ) Alternatively there is a post box at the village hall that can be used if they forget to put the questionnaire out and they are not in when Sue calls to collect.
This survey is also available online if this is more convenient for you.
You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DJPBHGM
A community meeting is planned for Tuesday 20th August at the Village Hall, where we will share the results of the questionnaire and provide more details on how we can all save the pub. To register your interest or if you would like to be involved either as an investor, a helper or a customer then please contact Dianne at the Clyffe Pypard Parish Council firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
4th-7th July. Barbary Horse Trials
11th July R W Bassett Moviola "The Keeper" 7.30pm
12th-14th July Marlborough Music Festival
12th July Summer Concert at Winterbourne Basssett Church, 7.30pm
14th July Guild of Wiltshire Artists....see page 3
23rd July Bushton Bookworms "Birdcage Walk" by Helen Dunsmore
27th July Hilmarton Moviola "Sometimes Always Never" 7.30pm
4th Aug Motocross Meet
24th Aug WI Coffee Morning...see page 3
31st Aug Broad Hinton & Uffcott Fete & Fun Day
7th Sept WI Produce Show
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