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Coffee Morning

Autumn is approaching and at some point preparations for Christmas will need to be undertaken.

So here are the Saturday Coffee Morning dates for the rest of 2019.

October 5th,
November 2nd and
December 7th

*Remember the December Coffee Morning has mince pies and bacon rolls.

For more information on the Coffee Morning or other Social Events, please phone or email :- Jenny Reeves 01249 720521 or

Or to book the hall for your own event contact the Booking Secretary Melanie Powell 0779 717663 or

1st Stanton Rainbows


1st Stanton Rainbows are looking for girls to join the Rainbows. We are very short of girls at the moment and would love to have many more girls of the ages 5 to 7.

We meet in Hullavington Village Hall on a Thursday from 5 to 6pm (during term time).

Becoming a Rainbow is the start of a whole new world, its about having a space to try new things and have fun. Taking part in a range of different activities with girls their own age. They develop self-confidence and make lots of new friends.

We are on a new journey as we have recently started a new programme which has introduced new activities and lots of new badges for Rainbows. They earn them in Rainbows and then continue to earn more when they join Brownies, Guides and Rangers. We have lots of fun making things, playing games and doing many activities all in a safe space.

If you would like to know more please contact me on

If you would like to find out more about Girl Guiding or to register please go to

Goss Croft Community Hall News

mug photoJohn Ward, formally of Lower Seagry and a long time supporter of Goss Croft Community Hall, left a legacy in his will to the Hall. The family presented the cheque to the Trustees with the request it be used for something specific. After exploring various options over the last year a decision was made, with their approval, to use the fund to finance a hearing loop which has now been installed. This will undoubtedly make a difference to many people and we are very grateful to John Ward for remembering us, and to his family for their ongoing support in helping us to expand our facilities.
To be able to use this Loop it will be necessary for those with them to have hearing aids set to ‘T’ mode.

To be able to use this Loop it will be necessary for those with them to have hearing aids set to ‘T’ mode.

Goss Croft Hall – Chairman’s Report AGM 2019

Chairman’s Report

Mobile Library – Startley


The Mobile Library run by Wiltshire Council visits Startley every 4 weeks on a Friday from 9.30 – 9.45am.

There have been no visits since December 2017 and we have been asked whether another location in Startley might attract at least 3 customers per visit.

If residents wish to keep the service, it needs to be used otherwise it is likely to be withdrawn.

Rounds for North mobile library:

Road Closures – February & March 2019

The Wessex Water works are scheduled to restart after the Christmas break on 2nd January and will now be extended to 6th April as they have been finding the ground conditions difficult. This affects the road between Great Somerford, at the junction with Shiptons Lane, and Startley.
The fibre cable works in Seagry Road have been delayed and will now take place between 8th April and 10th May so there will not be any overlap of dates.


Details of Startley Road closure from February 16th 2019
Road closure map
Details of Heath Lane closure from February 25th 2019
Details of Five Thorn Lane closure from March 1st 2019
Map of phase 1 plan
Map of phase 2 plan


Somerfords’ Water Powell CofE Primary School


                                        Admissions arrangements for 2020.

Temporary Road Closures – Great Somerford & Little Somerford


Park Lane and The Street will be temporarily closed from October 15th to October 19th.

Further details here.
Map of closed roads & alternative route.

Campaign to Protect Rural England – Fundraising Event

logoPrivate tour of Great Chalford Manor, Holt, September.
Details here.


Happy Helper Pet Care

logoAre you looking for someone to help walk your dog while you are out of the house? Happy Helpers Pet Care offers a dog walking service, offering your dog exercise, socialisation and most importantly having fun and adventures.
Happy Helpers Pet Care has availability for Morning walks as well as space on the pack lunch time walk.
DBS cleared & fully insured for your peace of mind. Dog first aid qualified.

Mobile: 07788 981944
Address: 12 Arnhem Cross, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN154AJ

The Volunteer Inn

beerArkell’s have appointed a new tenant for The Volunteer Inn, Great Somerford. Mike Sheridan will be taking over on the 7th August, but the pub will be closed for at least 3 weeks for a thorough clean and tidy.
Mike lives locally to The Volunteer and already runs one of Arkell’s busy food pubs called The Plough, Badbury or sometimes known now as The Plough on the Hill.

Defibrillator Demonstration

logoThe annual demonstration is arranged for Monday 20th March starting at 7.00pm. This will take place in the school hall of the Walter Powell School, Great Somerford. All are encouraged to attend.