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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.

      Chilton Foliat
Summer gala 2023 Gala

Another collection for Ukraine - in Marlborough
Click here for more details.

Changes to waste and recycling

Read about new kerbside services here

St Mary's Church

We are advertising for a part time vicar to help our Rector Beth, interviews will be held in April. We hope to upgrade the electric organ which was bought when the roof was repaired. A kind donation of £500 has been given to kick start a fundraising campaign.

With only one active bell ringer in the tower, ringing has been limited to tolling on occasions like the Queen's Jubilee and funerals. One exception was a visit by the Marlborough Branch of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers, when we had 16 ringers in the tower and had an excellent evening of ringing. Unfortunately there may be some issues with the bells - an inspection is long overdue.

Closure of part of Stag Hill

B4001 (Road Known as Stag Hill), Woodlands St Mary in the Parish of Lambourn will be closed on the 30th May 2023, between the hours of 08:00 - 17:00 from its junction with Unnamed Road from B4001 to Lyckweed Farm and Bearfield Lane. The closure is to enable Volker Highways to carry out permanent carriageway repairs on behalf of West Berkshire Council. Diversion will be signed on-site. All enquiries please contact the Highways Maintenance Team on 01635 519080

Closure of the top part of Stag Hill

Stag Hill will be closed on June 29th from 9.30am to 15.30pm to allow Openreach to carry out a pole test and other associated works.

Proposed changes to The Wheatsheaf. See Planning application Pl/2023/01602

Osprey seen from the road bridge on 1st April

Photographed by Dave Hedley.

Defibrillator - what to do in an emergency

We will be arranging a training session on how to use the defibrillator in the New Year, watch the website and notices for a further update. In the meantime please see the instructions below provided by Community Heartbeat on what to do in an emergency.

1. A 999 call MUST first be undertaken whilst with the patient, DO NOT go to the defibrillator machine first. DO NOT call 111

2. Always ask for AMBULANCE as they know the location of working defibrillators

3. Once a 999 call is received by the Ambulance operators they will ask two questions - is the patient breathing? Is the patient conscious?

4. The operator will then assess the patient's condition and automatically despatch an ambulance to the address of the caller

5. The operator MAY ask if there is a defibrillator nearby, NOTE the operator may say a specific machine is not visible to them because it is flagged as 'out of use' or 'not available'. Ours is located on the west side of the village hall adjacent to the entrance to the pub car park

6. Operator will then tell the caller how to undertake CPR - this is a requirement within 60 seconds of the call

7. If it is determined a defibrillator is required the operator will advise where the nearest active one is - not necessarily the nearest - and advise the activation code.

8. Ensure a second person is available to go to the defibrillator. Once the defibrillator kit is opened a speaker will talk you through what to do

9. If the caller is on their own with the patient you will not be sent to the defibrillator, you should stay and continue CPR

10. The defibrillator must be returned to the box and the box closed after use

Click here for a leaflet giving further information from The Community Heartbeat Trust

Click here for an update regarding Avian Flu from Wiltshire Council

Click here for an update (9th June) of Wiltshire Council News

For details of the Community Action Group supporting each other in Chilton Foliat in the event of self-isolation. Click here.

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Forthcoming events

Monday 12th Jun 2023

Rubbish Collection

Black box

and Blue wheelie bin

Tuesday 13th Jun 2023

Rubbish Collection

Green wheelie bin

Tuesday 13th Jun 2023

Yoga with Olivia

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Village Hall

Wednesday 14th Jun 2023

Rubbish Collection

Black wheelie bin

Wednesday 14th Jun 2023

Coffee & Cake morning

10.00am to 11.30am

Village Hall

Thursday 15th Jun 2023

Mobile Library

1.00pm - 1.45pm

School Car Park

Further details of events