The River Avon
Running through the Village
Those pesky Geese
Upavon's much loved Geese
The Village
The lovely village of Upavon
The hillside above Upavon
Some of the beautiful countryside around Upavon
St Mary's Church
A beautiful church at the heart of the village

Council Meetings

The next Parish Council Meeting
will be held at the 
 
UPAVON VILLAGE HALL
on
Wednesday 19th Sept 2018
at 7:00pm
 
All are welcome to attend 

 Issues can be addressed to the Council during the "adjournment". Please submit any issues, concerns or questions in writing, or by e-mail, to the Parish Clerk 48 hours before the meeting in order that a considered response be offered.

Contact Details can be found HERE

Upavon Map

Great news – from 30 July you’ll be able to recycle even more!

From 30 July you will be able to recycle:
• Plastic pots, tubs and trays
• Drink and food cartons
In addition to the usual plastic bottles and cardboard, you can include yoghurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice, milk and soup car tons. These can all go in your blue lidded bin. Please rinse and squash your recycling where possible.

For More information please click here

Speedwatch Volunteers

Local Residents Wanted....

Could you help support your Local Community in reducing Speeding

30mphlg

For more information please Click here

Ideas for the new Pewsey Health and Wellbeing Centre

As we approach the opening of the new Pewsey Vale Health & Wellbeing Centre in September, Wiltshire Council are keen to know what people would like to see going on at the Centre.

Please publicise this to your communities and any suggestions should be sent directly to thevale@wiltshire.gov.uk

Many thanks
Susie

Susie Brew
Coordinator for the Pewsey Community Area Partnership (PCAP)
e: pcap@hotmail.co.uk
t: 07802 444022
w: www.pewseycap.org.uk

Recruitment of a deputy police and crime commissioner

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon

Remuneration: £18,000 + expenses
Hours: Two days per week (the post holder is expected to work flexibly and outside standard working hours.)
Contract: Fixed term, for the duration of PCC’s term of office, ends May 2020

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) as his Deputy PCC. The successful candidate will be politically aware and astute and be able to provide strategic advice and insight. They will support the PCC in his role as the bridge between the public and their police. You will be prepared to travel the length and breadth of Wiltshire and Swindon acting as the PCC’s representative. This role will involve engagement with local people and partners, while also building and strengthening public confidence.

We need the Deputy PCC to:


  • Seek and represent the views and concerns of the people of Wiltshire and Swindon through a range of means, including attending relevant meetings on behalf of the PCC.
    Report back to the people of Wiltshire and Swindon on behalf of the PCC.
    Develop and promote effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including local and national media, strategic partners and politicians, in order to further the aims and objectives of the PCC.
    Hold portfolios of work as required by the PCC.
    Support the Commissioner, as required, including summarising and briefing the PCC on these issues.
    Assist the PCC in holding the Chief Constable to account.
    Support the PCC with the development and shape of the future strategy.

The PCC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post is a political appointment, and as such, candidates are expected to share Angus Macpherson’s vision and values.

Please find the recruitment pack https://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/1572/Get-Involved
Applications close at 5pm 6 July 2018
Shortlisting will take place the week commencing 10 July 2018
Interviews will be held on 24 July 2018.
This appointment will be subject to a confirmation hearing by the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Panel – the successful candidate will be required to attend.
Please ensure that you meet the eligibility and disqualification criteria before applying to the position.
Any candidate with questions can contact the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner on 01380 734022 or email pcc@wiltshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk

Upavon Rushall and Charlton Link

Upavon Rushall and Charlton Link

When you need transport - help is at hand

Upavon Rushall and Charlton Link - 0750 100 4349

Did you know that Upavon Rushall and Charlton Link can assist with a variety of transport requirements, including:

  • Attending medical and other appointments, such as visiting a solicitor
  • Collecting important items - shopping, prescriptions, library books
  • Visiting friends and relatives in hospital and care homes
  • Making it possible for you to attend a club, day-centre or other social engagements
  • Assisting with unexpected situations when you can’t get somewhere yourself

Especially in rural areas where public transport is limited, this is a good way to help maintain your independence and quality of life. What’s more, you don’t need to be of a certain age to contact Link; anyone who needs assistance is welcome to give them a call, including residents who find themselves without transport on a temporary basis.

Whatever your reason for getting in touch, Link’s friendly team of local volunteers will do their best to help, whenever possible. If you live in Upavon, Rushall or Charlton please keep the above number to hand and spread the word by telling your neighbours.

A similar service operates for the Durrington and Netheravon areas on - 01980 594857.

These numbers can also be provided by Reception at Avon Valley Practice

Charity No. 1001089

St Mary’s PCC have received an offer from their insurers, Ecclesiastical Insurance

To celebrate their 130th anniversary, Ecclesiastical is offering to donate £130 to St Mary’s for every new home insurance policy taken out by our clergy, church workers, volunteers or members of our congregation before 31st December 2018. For more information, please contact Ecclesiastical on 0800 783 0130 quoting TRUST 130

Mobile Library Times 2018

The Mobile Library stops at
Upavon, Fairfield, 10.00-10.25am
Upavon, Watson Close, 10.30-11.00am

Monday Feb 19
Monday Mar 19
Monday Apr 16
Monday May 14
Monday June 11
Monday July 9
Monday Aug 6
Monday Sep 3
Monday Oct 1
 
For more information visit the website www.wiltshire.gov.uk

The Ship Inn are collecting used Tasimo pods and Foil packs for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Recycle Tassimo pods and Foil containers for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Please take your used Tassimo Pods and Tassimo outer foil wrappers to The Ship Inn, Upavon for Recycling. 

Every pod makes a difference, did you know Wiltshire Air Ambulance will get 2p per pod!! ...

As a little reminder we can only accept TASSIMO PODS & OUTER FOIL WRAPPERS.
No other brands or cardboard please.

Short Mat Bowls

7:30pm every Thursday at the Village Hall

It's a little over 12 years since the club was founded and it is going from strength to strength, so please come along and join us, it's a very nice social evening, there is no age limit.

 

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