A View from Everleigh

COURIER SUBMISSION – APRIL 2021

THE VIEW FROM EVERLEIGH

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines, with the situation constantly evolving.  Village Area Co-ordinators remain in place and alert to the needs of parishioners as required in the face of an uncertain future.  Key Covid-19 information is posted on the village web site at www.everleigh.org

The village playground has been closed since last March due to the Covid-19 situation. We intend to reopen it in time for the Easter weekend 2– 5 April, with appropriate control measures in place. The onus will be on users to implement social distancing, clean equipment before and after use, and maintain personal hygiene. Instructions will be posted at playground gates.

A village litter pick will take place on Saturday 24th April, meeting up at The Crown bus shelter.  Timings will be staggered in order to facilitate social distancing: Group A 10am – 1130am; Group B 11am-1230pm.  After issue of equipment, we will split into several groups to clean up the verges of all arterial roads approaching and running through the village. We would be grateful if volunteers could let the Event Organiser know which group they would like to join so we can balance numbers.  The Event Organiser is Denis Bottomley (Tel No above). Please come and help keep your village clean! 

On Sunday morning,16th May, we intend to walk the parish boundary to commemorate the ancient ceremony of Beating the Bounds of Everleigh Parish.  The plan is to assemble at 9am at the V Tank Crossing/Weatherhill Firs situated 1km south of The Crown on the Netheravon Rd, and then conduct a leisurely 8 mile+ hike around most of our scenic parish boundary, to finish at about 1pm.  Clearly, this event is subject to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

As notified previously, Wilts Council have agreed speed limit changes on Marlborough Road (MR) in Everleigh as follows:

•           MR South:  From the A342 up to and including Coombe Cottages – Reduce to 40 mph.

•           MR North:  From Coombe Cottages northwards – remains 50mph, and extend this zone

         to the KK tank crossing.

We are pleased to report that implementation of changes was completed on Tuesday 23rd March.

Right of Way (RoW) 6 is a route running south west from the village playground on to the Plain.  It is a restricted byeway and as such it may be used as a footpath and a bridleway and is also open to non motorised vehicles including horse drawn vehicles and push bikes. In the winter the track becomes very muddy and consequently we are hoping to lay a 300m stone track 1m wide on the west flank of the RoW, subject to Wilts Council funding.

Finally, the Annual Parish and Annual Parish Council meetings will take place during the period   10-24 May 2021.  Confirmation of date, timings and location will follow in the May edition of the View from Everleigh article.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining these meetings will be available from the Parish Council clerk, Mr Phil Gill, at philip.gill101@ntworld.com.