Community News & Events

There are a number of activities taking place throughout the year in the many clubs and groups based in and around the neighbourhood.


A current summary of local events can be found within the 'Events' page or on the front page of the community newsletter. For full contact details see the relevant community group or service.


Photograph reproduced by kind premission © Katie Norman 'Jubilee celebrations'

Community News

 New domestic abuse out of hours helpline
Victims of domestic abuse or those worried that someone may be suffering in silence can now access an out of hours helpline.
This joint initiative with Swindon domestic abuse support service will ensure people can get access to help and support at any time of day or night. 
The helpline number is (01793) 610610
There have been concerns about the way some tractors are driven through the villages. The parish council would like any residents with concerns or specific evidence to contact them
The police will be asked to monitor the traffic through the villages. 


The latest Community Newsletter is now available.  Click here to download your copy or click on the Community Newsletter page

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                        Household Recycling Centres Update


We are now operating a New Online booking system for household recycling centres 
A new online booking system will be available from Thursday 4 June to allow you to book a visit to any household recycling centre (HRC) in the county, up to three days in advance. 15 minute slots will be available for visits to HRCs from Monday 8 June onwards. From Monday 8 June, you must pre-book a slot to visit a HRC.
Other changes from Monday 8 June:
The Stanton St Quinton HRC will be open for pre-booked slots
HRCs can now accept soil, rubble, plasterboard, textiles and, with notice, asbestos (some sites only)
Other restrictions, including no trailers or vehicles 3.5 tonnes or over, remain in place. We will still be operating the postcode entry system to visit HRCs up until the sites close on Sunday 7 June


If your waste cannot safely be stored at home and you must travel to and HRC please note the following. 

  • Check your postcode
  • Check the opening hours
  • For sites are open all day cues are slightly shorter in the afternoons but you will still have the weight of at least an hour. 
  • People should also bring proof of address
  • Check what you can and can’t bring to the household recycling Centre
  • Only one person per vehicle can get out - this is to protect the staff and ensure social distancing 


All of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin, have opened with an easy to use postcode entry system to help limit the number of people on site at any time and ensure social distancing. We have kept Stanton St Quintin HRC closed as the number of car parking spaces has been significantly reduced. This, along with the already difficult traffic management issues at the site, means that we cannot safely open the site at this time without the risk of significant queues on the B4122 road, which is also close to the M4 J17 slip road. This will be kept under review and the site will reopen when the traffic management risks can be effectively managed. We recognise that this will be frustrating for local residents.


People who would usually use Stanton St Quintin should travel to an alternative site such as Purton, Melksham or Lower Compton.


People will only be allowed entry to visit Wiltshire’s HRCs on the days that correspond to the first part of their postcode. For example, if their postcode starts in BA12, they can only visit the sites on Monday 18 May, Wednesday 20 May, and so on, as detailed in the table attached. People can visit any Wiltshire site they choose, so while they are limited by the days they can attend, they can visit any Wiltshire HRC on these days. 


More information about HRC opening times, details on the types of waste that can be taken, FAQs, and the restrictions being put in place to protect our customers and staff is available on our website



How can I get a £40,000 grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund?”


The RCEF is a grant fund designed to help communities to develop their own local, clean and renewable sources of energy generation which benefit their locality and the wider environment.

- Phase I of the scheme offers up to £40,000 for a feasibility study.

- Phase II of the scheme offers up to £100,000 to cover further project development costs.

To help Community Groups, Parish Councils and registered social landlords make strong and eligible applications for funding, the Regional Energy Hub is holding a workshop in conjunction with Wiltshire Council and Swindon and Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership.

The event will be on Monday 25 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Council Chamber in Wiltshire Council’s Monkton Park offices, Chippenham.

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


Please be thoughtful of your neighbours and avoid lighting up on a Sunday afternoon.

If you need to have a bonfire please

check the strength and direction of the wind before lighting up.

It is an offence to cause a smoke hazard across a road

It is also an offence to burn plastic materials