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Chilton Foliat is an ancient settlement, going back to Saxon times, and beyond.  It is a small village with a current population of just over 300 adults. And it's beautiful, with many ancient houses. You could say it's a typical English country village.

Location in UK The village nestles in the undulating landscape of the Marlborough Downs, lying alongside the River Kennet, a very beautiful and clean chalkland river, much loved by fishermen.

This web site has been created by villagers, for the villagers, and aims to provide visitors and locals alike with information about the village. Any comments on how we can improve the site are always welcome.

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Click here for the latest (26th November) information and advice regarding coronavirus from Wiltshire Council

The defibrillator is back home

The village defibrillator is back in a super new box on the side of the Village Hall.

Many thanks to all those who paid into the 100 Club to fund the new box and repair of the defibrillator.

The Village Hall Management Committee manage the 100 Club, which has proved to be very popular. Profits from the Club assist with maintenance of the Village Hall and other projects for the benefit of the village.

Any newcomers to the village who wish to join, and have a chance of winning a prize, should contact the 100 Club Officer, Vicky Nelligan at

Don't delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus

People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their children if they become ill, have a serious accident or have a concern about their health.

They are also being warned that not seeking medical help for symptoms that could be the early warning signs of serious conditions such as cancer could be putting lives at risk.

The warning comes as new data shows a considerable drop in the number of people coming forward to ask their GP for help and advice during the coronavirus outbreak. Recent statistics show that, in Bath alone, the total number of weekly referrals from GPs to the Royal United Hospital have fallen from around 2,000 at the beginning of March to 300 at the end of April.

In Swindon, the average number of patients being sent by their GP to the Great Western Hospital for further investigations into symptoms that suggest cancer each week has dropped by more than 200 to 80.

Dr Ruth Grabham, Medical Director at BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, said the statistics made for worrying reading because the drop in numbers "is not because people are not experiencing symptoms."

"While it may seem that coronavirus has put a stop to most aspects of everyday life, the one thing it hasn't stopped is what's going on inside our bodies," she says. "Now more than ever, we need to pay attention to anything that isn't normal and seek help early on."

"For example, if you notice blood when going to the toilet, or if you've found a lump that wasn't there previously, or if you've just noticed something odd that is causing you to worry, you need to speak to your GP.

"Should the symptom be the early warning sign of something serious like cancer, that delay in seeking help could have serious implications for how successful possible treatments may be."

Although GP practices across the region have adopted new ways of working, such as establishing isolated clinics for potential coronavirus patients, the practices themselves are still open to offer care, treatment, advice and peace-of-mind.

The same also goes for emergency departments at the three hospitals in Bath, Swindon and Salisbury, all of which continue to be open 24 hours a day for people with a genuine and life-threatening health concern.

Additionally, all healthcare facilities in the region, as well as those elsewhere in the country, have put in place stringent infection control measures to ensure that the risk of contracting coronavirus while visiting a hospital or GP surgery remains low.

-    Details of which services continue to open, as well as how to get in contact, can be found online by visiting

-    For information about local hospital services visit, or

Further information on how to stay well throughout the coronavirus outbreak can be found at

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Forthcoming events

Monday 30th Nov 2020

Rubbish Collection

Black box

and Blue wheelie bin

Tuesday 1st Dec 2020

Rubbish Collection

Black wheelie bin

and Green wheelie bin

Thursday 3rd Dec 2020

Mobile Library

1.00pm - 1.45pm

School Car Park

Monday 14th Dec 2020

Rubbish Collection

Black box

and Blue wheelie bin

Tuesday 15th Dec 2020

Rubbish Collection

Black wheelie bin

and Green wheelie bin

Monday 28th Dec 2020

Rubbish Collection

Black box

and Blue wheelie bin

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