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 · October 8 at 3:39 PM · 

"Residents are being warned to watch out for despicable rogue traders who are removing roof tiles themselves before offering to fix them for inflated prices."

Our advice is to avoid doorstep traders, get 3 quotes wherever possible, and our scheme for Trading Standards Approved traders. You can find approved traders at


How to Claim

If you qualify for the discount, you’ll get a letter this autumn or winter telling you either:
    a. you don’t have to apply – you’ll get the discount automatically, or
    b. to apply by 28 February 2018 – the letter will tell you why and how

If you don’t get a letter - contact the Warm Home Discount Team if you don’t get a letter but believe you qualify.

Warm Home Discount Scheme                    Warm Home Discount Team
Telephone: 0345 603 9439                           2.1.P

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm         Peel Park
                                                                              Brunel Way

                                                                              Blackpool    FY4 5ES

If you don’t qualify for the discount - you may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help if you don’t qualify because you don’t get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.



Would you like to help with running some of our local resources?

You could volunteer to help with the Play Areas in the Parish, and with running other facilities in the future.

Email the Parish Clerk at or use the form on the Contact tab to find out more.



From the Wiltshire Police website:

Lorry Watch is a joint venture involving local councils and local volunteers, designed to prevent overweight lorries breaching weight limits in our towns and villages.

Volunteers operate a rota throughout the day and report offending vehicles to Wiltshire Police, who check the vehicle registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority and send a warning letter.

Any repeat breaches, the information is passed to Wiltshire Council Trading Standards as they have the power to initiate a prosecution.

Residents in Heywood are concerned about the speed and size of traffic using Church Road and Dursley Road as a route to cut through from the A350 to B3097, avoiding Yarnbrook.

Lorry Watch would take up an hour of your time and would be really useful to help the Parish enforce speed and weight limits.

If you can help please contact the Council using the form on the "Contact" tab above.


Important Contact Information
Westbury Town Council COVID-19 Support 

Food boxes of basic items for £15 can be ordered by email or via the Link helpline on 01373 859669 (open 1400 to 1700 Mon – Fri) town council volunteers will deliver.
A wide range of other support is available via
The link below is to a spreadsheet where you can add orders for food boxes. If unsure please just email a request to the “events” email address above. 

Home Farm Shop Heywood
01373 822282
Food boxes made up and priced on request. Need to be collected.

White Row Farm Shop Beckington
01373 830798
Food box £35 need to be collected.

2.5kg Potatoes | Parsnips 2 | Carrots  5 | Swede | Onions  3 | Courgette  Leeks 3 | Broccoli | Tomatoes 5 | Cucumber | Lettuce | 5 Clementines  | 5 Apples | Cheese | 1 ltr Semi Skimmed Milk | 
Butter | 1/2 doz egg | 1 White Sliced Loaf

Dilton Marsh Parish Council

Dilton Marsh Village
Shopping and prescription delivery
Kathy Hutt 01373 301656 / 07708 351323

Heywood Village
Heywood Village Shopping and prescription delivery
Helen and Spencer Richards – 07801 420906 and 07747 303 438

 Hawkeridge Village
April Masson has agreed to be a point of contact for those in need in the village. Her mobile number is 07986 133201

Chapmanslade Village
Wide range of support available via Ian Buick 01373 832318

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and you need help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you please let us know.  
We are here to help you with deliveries of food and other essentials loneliness and wellbeing.   

If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we're here to help with: 

You can request this help by calling our helpline on: 0300 003 4576 available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday or via email



I haven’t been out on the roads very much lately, but anyone travelling early in the morning or late at night will notice that one of the Wiltshire Council gritter lorries has been out and about on our main roads. I wonder which one of the 24 new gritters has been in our area, could it have been Usain Salt, dashing about, or Arnold Schwarzegritter or maybe it was Wiltshire Born and Spread! I have also heard that Spready Mercury was desperate to ‘break free’ from the depot.  Whichever one it was, I’m sure we are all grateful for their nocturnal activities. Don’t forget minor roads may not have been gritted, so do drive carefully.

On a serious note, do you know anyone over 55 years of age who feels a bit isolated and would really like to have the means to get online? The Westbury Community Area Health and Wellbeing Group are launching a new project which aims to improve the connectivity and digital literacy among older people in Westbury and the villages of Ethandune, to help them access services, and activities online.

The aim is to provide people with the knowledge and the hardware to access new technology including zoom, facetime or similar.  This will enable people to:

Improve access to Health Services with virtual appointments.
Access online activities and clubs, reducing social isolation and improving mental health
Contact friends/family who they might otherwise be unable to contact, helping them feel less isolated.
Access other services online – shopping, banking etc

We are looking for 60 people initially

30 people who have no access to the internet at all who will be provided with either a laptop or a tablet device, as well as assistance in purchasing a data package so that they can access the internet without immediately having to pay for wifi in their homes. 
A further 30 people will also be identified who have a device – laptop, tablet, smartphone etc – but perhaps don’t really know how to use it properly.

Both groups will be provided with training on the basics of using emails, video calling apps, online services etc.

Please do get in touch with me if you are interested for yourself, or talk to any friends or relatives who you think would be interested in benefiting from this project and either give them my details or with their permission, please let me know their contact details. 

Best wishes

Suzanne Wickham

Wiltshire Councillor – Ethandune

Tel 01380 870250 Mobile 07967 213336




The Water Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has just been awarded some money from the Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership fund to carry out some work on the Biss and its tributaries in and around Trowbridge and Westbury. Over the course of the summer this year we hope to gauge the current status of the rivers and run a number of events to help local communities get more engaged with looking after their rivers.

They are currently in the process of identifying and contacting landowners to gauge interest in the project and gain access permission for survey work. They are hoping to identify landowners who have land bordering the waterways.  The links below show the catchment areas in which they are interested.

Please let the Parish Council Clerk know if you would like to be put in touch with Abigail Leach, who is the Project Officer.

​Unfortunately the links aren't working at the moment - check back later!!