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In neighbouring Hilmarton Parish Church Hall the monthly Moviola screening.

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Wiltshire Good Neighbours
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2015 Compton Bassett
Curry & Quiz Night

Saturday 7th March 7:00 pm -Bar open 6:45 - in Compton Bassett Village Hall

Tickets £10 to include Quiz and food.

Ticket Line: 01249 811076

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Starring Kevin Tomlinson and Guests

Saturday 18th April 7:00 pm Village Hall

A comic look at love in all its many forms (Improvisation, Sketches & Stand up) Details.....



Compton Bassett Parish Council formally submitted the final version of the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan to Wiltshire Council at 9am on Monday 2nd February 2015, following some minor modifications requested by the Statutory Consultees (English Heritage, Natural England and Environment Agency).  There should now be a final County wide consultation period of 6 weeks before formal approval by the Planning Inspector (who may request a further referendum).  The delay in the final submission was due to Wiltshire Council’s comments (all 57 pages of them) to which we were required to provide a detailed response and the production of some additional supporting  documents.  The total suite of documents is now Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan (largely unchanged); Design Statement; Scoping Opinion, Sustainability Assessment; Basic Conditions Statement; Consultation Statement; Habitats Regulation Assessment and an Equality Impact Assessment. 

All 500 pages of the documents are available on the Compton Bassett web-site. To view select the "Parish Council" tab in the menu and navigating to the neighbourhood plan tab.

Hills Lower Compton Planning Application Update

Hills’ Lower Compton planning application was due to be heard recently but has been deferred yet again. Wiltshire Council have requested further information on Hills’ HGV movements in Calne, so the application will not heard be heard until that has been submitted.

Meanwhile, Hills have submitted an amendment to their original plans. The notification letter received by the Parish Council is available elsewher on the site.

You can view the full appplication and important dates relevent to the planning preocess by visiting the application on the Wiltshire Council's own website here.

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an extraordinary meeting of the Compton Bassett Parish Council will take place on Thursday, 19th February 2015 at 6pm in the Compton Bassett Village Hall meeting room. All members of the Council are summoned to attend for the purpose of considering matters as set out in the agenda lodged on this site.

The next scheduled Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Thursday 5th March at 7:30 pm in the committee room.

Benson Hall Events

“We are arranging a social evening on Friday 27th February between 7-8 pm so you can have a sneaky preview of our new Compton Bassett village sign over a glass of wine.  We will be asking you for a small donation towards the cost of the wine and the 6 metre oak post support for the sign.  It’s not every day that you get the chance to “own” a bit of village history – even if it’s only a post!  Please give us your support.   We will be erecting the sign in March once we get enough funds for the oak post (£250). 

Benson Village Hall is also having bit of an internal “spruce up” this year with changes to the entrance lobby scheduled in February and a cleaning blitz in the Spring, so on the 27th February, the first of our forthcoming events, you will get two for the price of one – a preview of the lobby and a preview of the new sign.  

Compton Bassett Calendars
The 2015 village calendar has now completely sold out and a final figure of £467.22 profit was achieved from the sales.  The proceeds are currently in a special fund created for a Compton Bassett village project; more news about this will follow as soon as we hear.  A huge thank you from Jennie, Laurie and Adrian for the support of everyone who bought copies of our beautiful village calendars
Speedwatch Matters

Compton Bassett took part in “Operation Harness” in January where Wiltshire Police held a County wide Speedwatch event.  Our “bit” took place on 20th January between 1 and 3pm where Pete Szczesiak & Peter Alberry accompanied by 6 Police Officers monitored traffic in Compton Bassett. We could see the car bonnets dipping as soon as the motorists became aware of the significant police presence – so we only recorded a single speeding event during the 2 hours of checking. 

So Speedwatch is taking off again – we have the laser camera until the end of February – so we’d like to build a data base of speeding vehicles throughout the day over the course of February, particularly mornings and evenings, so that we can us the information to lobby for reduced speed limits as recorded in the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan.  We have 8 trained volunteers so far with a number of others applying for training later this year. If you’d like to be involved please e-mail

Together we can make a difference.

Wiltshire Good Neighbours

With the season of good will soon upon us our thoughts are turning to perhaps our families, or our friends, those with whom we enjoy our time.

Maybe we can cast the odd thought in a different direction, to those who may seem to many to have so much and yet have nothing. There are many, even within our own village, who may be facing a Christmas that is not how they would like it to be.

Those in need of help are old and young, rich and poor. In fact, need knows no boundaries. Often what is needed most is just to know that someone somewhere cares enough about them to notice. Wiltshire Good Neighbours is there to help with filling in a form, dealing with benefits or healthcare plus loads of other services and help or just to befriend someone when they need it. They have expanded their service to cover all the villages surrounding Calne. If you need their help, or know someone who does, please give them a call on 07557  922029.
An Appeal on Behalf of Wiltshire Age UK Wiltshire Age UK

The New Non Emergency Number is now live in our area!

101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Jack Labrador

Follow the up to date exploits of Jack Labrador. Jack Labrador is now published on Kindle and in paperback and available from
Merlin Publishing

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Villages Magazine

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