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Dateline: 31st July 2018

From Nic Coome, Chairman, Chilton Foliat Parish Council, 07920867542


I have had a letter from The Eastridge Estate concerning Fairyland.

Unfortunately they have discovered that many of the ash trees are infected by the Chalara fungus which they describe as a virulent pathogen which is attacking native ash trees. The Forestry Commission has information about this disease which can be found here. Unfortunately it is nearly always fatal and the Estate feel that there is no alternative but to remove the affected trees. This work will commence in around 4 to 6 weeks time and is expected to last for about 3 weeks. Unfortunately there may be some noise and traffic disruption during the work but I am assured that they will try to keep it to a minimum.

At present I do not know if the footpath will be closed at any time. I have contacted the estate and await their reply. I have also asked if they intend to carry out any replanting.

Dateline: 14th July 2018

Temporary Closure of: B4192 (Part), Aldbourne and Ramsbury (Ref: TTRO 5480)

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

B4192 (Part), Aldbourne and Ramsbury; from its junction with Farm Lane, Aldbourne, to its junction with Marridge Hill, Preston.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via B4192 (unaffected length) - Liddington Crossroads - Foxhill - Baydon Road - Ermin Street - B4001 Straight Soley - Chilton Foliat - B4192 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order, which previously came into operation on 15 March 2018, will now recommence on 2 August 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 5 August 2018. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order has a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477.

Dateline: 3rd July 2018

Press Cuttings section on the Chilton Foliat website

On the 'In the Press' page you will now find cuttings from the National and Local press relating to the village, going back to 1875. It contains a lot of images, so it takes a little while to load.

Take a look at The Times article dated 30th October 1937 explaining proposals to submerge Littlecote and Ramsbury in a giant reservoir!

Dateline: 3rd July 2018

Dateline: 1st July 2018

From Chilton Foliat Village Hall Facebook page

Fabulous Garden Trail Refreshments in the Village Hall

The village hall was buzzing yesterday providing refreshments for visitors who had been touring our beautiful village. The gardens were amazing and what a perfect day.

Dateline: 20th May 2018

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From Brian Davis

Snow scene in Chilton Foliat

Didn't expect this in March!

Dateline: 18th January 2018

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Dateline: 3rd January 2018

From SSE

All day power cut

We have arranged for our Haste Welfare van to attend your area to supply food and drinks together with the facility to charge mobile phones. The Welfare Van is parked in Chilton Foliat. Please do not hesitate to use this facility.
Kind regards Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

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