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Cllr Whitehead – COVID-19 UPDATE – Thursday 26 March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – Thursday 26 March 2020

Good evening

I am writing to provide you with the latest update regarding COVID-19.

Our teams and partners continue to work around the clock to adapt and deliver key services affected by the ongoing COVID-19 situation in accordance with Government plans and guidance. We are so grateful for the commitment of our staff as they work to support our communities in Wiltshire, and to our communities as they work to support each other.

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Covid-19 – Wednesday 25 March

COVID-19 UPDATE – Wednesday 25 March

Good afternoon

I am writing to provide you with the latest update regarding COVID-19.

Following Monday evening’s statement by the Prime Minister about the delivery of mandated measures to keep people at home and away from others available here, we are working at pace as a council to manage the impact on our services and in our comprehensive support of our communities. 

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Need help ?

There are a lot of folks in and around the Village offering help and assistance which is great to see – thank you.

You have also had flyers through from Andy Earle and the Pewsey Community Coronavirus Assistance.

Below is an article due in the next edition of the Courier which has an update from the Everleigh Parish Council.

If any folks need assistance working from home on the IT Front etc give me a shout over at Hightrees

Cheers, Simon – Webmaster

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

There is plenty of advice and information on the current Coronavirus threat in the media, and the situation is constantly being updated.  Our recently issued Village Emergency Plan provides contact details for the Parish Council and the NHS, for those in need of help.  If you do need help or are able to support those who need assistance during self isolation, eg for shopping, then please let me know. (Contact details are above).

A village Litter Pick took place on Saturday 7th March.  Many thanks go to the 11 volunteers who took part and collected 18 bags of rubbish.  Everleigh is certainly looking a lot cleaner as a result.

Our next event will be a village work party on Saturday 18th April from 9.30am until lunchtime to conduct general maintenance and tidying up at the playground; please bring paint brushes and strimmers if you have them.  We are very proud of our playground which remains a key village asset developed over many years, so let’s look after it.

Our annual Tea Party at St Peter’s Church, planned for Friday 8th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. A decision on the Village Summer Party due to take place on Saturday 11th July will be promulgated by the Parish Council in due course. 

It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Beaton on the 26th February.  David contributed a great deal to our local community and served with distinction as the Chairman of the Everleigh Parish Council until January 2010.  His funeral service took place on Thursday 12th March at St Andrew’s Church, Collingbourne Ducis, and was attended by many of his family and friends.

There is still one vacancy on the Parish Council.  No special skills are required, just a willingness to represent and promote the interests of the village. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Phil Gill, the Parish Clerk:  Tel 01264 398534; e-mail

Finally, the next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th May at 7pm at the Collingbourne Ducis Primary School. There will be two sessions: the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual meeting of the Parish Council. Everyone is welcome to attend. The minutes of our last meeting are available on village noticeboards and the Everleigh web site at

Wiltshire Council – Latest news and advice on COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health England has confirmed four cases of coronavirus in the Wiltshire Council area.
You can read our statement on this.

What can I do to prevent COVID-19 from spreading?
We all have a responsibility to stop coronavirus from spreading.
The NHS has released the following advice:
Do wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds always wash your hands when you get home or into work use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell Don’t do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Latest Public Health information on coronavirus

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms of coronavirus are: a cough a high temperature shortness of breath But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. If you believe you might have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, unless you are displaying any symptoms or you have been contacted by Public Health England directly, you don’t need to do anything.

What do I do if I’m displaying these symptoms? Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature a new continuous cough This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Testing will not take place for people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

More advice on how to protect yourself

I have a child/children at school. Do I need to do anything?
Unless your child is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, or has recently returned from a country listed on the government website, then you don’t need to take any action.

The latest advice from government also advises against all overseas education trips for children under-18. You can read the latest guidance for the education sector online. Central government has not advised against domestic trips although it is recommended that schools review their risk assessments to take into account the latest health advice.

If you have any concerns, please call the Department for Education (DFE) Coronavirus Helpline on 0800 046 8687. They are open from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. You can also email them.

Community advice
We have created a COVID-19 Community Pack to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed in Wiltshire

Stakeholder briefing statement to download (PDF)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed in Wiltshire

As you may well have already seen, the UK Chief Medical Officer has today (5 March 2020) confirmed further cases of COVID-19 infection in the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 115.

Three of these cases are residents from Wiltshire who became infected whilst in Northern Italy. The individual is getting all necessary support from relevant agencies.

Public Health England, the council and local NHS colleagues are working closely together to respond.

Public Health England is currently contacting people who may have had close contact with the confirmed case. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after they had contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure that any risk to them is minimised and the wider public is protected.

Based on current evidence, Coronavirus COVID- 19 presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.

There is a lot going on nationally to ensure we are prepared to manage this risk and locally, we have tried and tested plans in place which means we are prepared to deal with a whole range of


Whilst the confirmation of a case in the county will undoubtedly increase people’s anxiety, it’s important to remain calm but vigilant and take necessary steps.

The best action we can all take is to ensure we continue to have good personal and hand hygiene, which includes:

· Giving your hands a good wash with soap and water is the most effective action you can take (but hand gels can be a good substitute).

· Maintaining personal hygiene when coughing or sneezing is also important – use a tissue rather your hands and then throw it away.

· It is good general practice to use cleaning wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc. the once over on a regular basis.

Anyone who is concerned about their health symptoms is advised to follow the advice about what to do on the Government’s website at coronavirus-information-for-the-public

The advice for anyone who is experiencing a cough or fever or shortness of breath, is to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

People are asked NOT to turn up at their GP surgery or other health services (e.g. hospital).

If people have trips planned, they should follow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice.

To stay up to date with the national situation and response and any advice PHE is giving you can visit their website. Alternatively, you can follow the Department for Health and Social Care on Twitter- @DHSCgovuk

I will keep you up to date with local developments.

Tracy Daszkiewicz Director of Public Health Wiltshire Council

Everleigh Parish Council – Minutes 2nd March 2020


 Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held

at Collingbourne Ducis School on 2nd March 2020

Chairman:       Cllr D Bottomley

Present:           Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr A Earle, Cllr P Evans.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk),

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Everleigh Parish Council – 2nd March 2020 Agenda


Dear Sir/Madam

I hereby give you notice that the next Meeting of the above named Parish Council will be held in Collingbourne Ducis School  on Monday 2 March 2020 at 7.00pm.

All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out hereunder.

The public and press are invited to attend.

Dated this 24th  day of February 2020

Signed:             Philip Gill



  1. Apologies for Absence.
  • Declaration of Interest in Items on the Agenda.  To Confirm that Members have registered their interests and to receive any declaration of interest by a member in relation to matters to be considered at this meeting, as defined by the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 9 July 2012 in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 and to consider requests for dispensations.
  •  Minutes of the previous meetings.  To consider accuracy and signing.
  • Matters arising.  For information only.
  • Co-Option.  To consider applications as received.
  • Correspondence.  To consider correspondence not previously circulated.
  • General Public.  To take Questions.
  • Wiltshire Constabulary.  To receive report.
  • County Councillor.  To receive report.
  1. Planning.  To consider Planning Applications as received from Wiltshire Council.
    1. 1911875FUL.   Proposed demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a new two storey dwelling and associated works at The Quickset House, A342 Lower Everleigh Southeast To Junction With Everleigh Road Everleigh, Everleigh, SN8 3EU.
  1. Property.  To receive a report and consider any necessary action.
    1. Grass Cutting.  To consider contract for cutting season 2020.Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows
    1. Play Area.  To receive update on RoSPA Safety Report and Playground Work Party Sat 18

            Apr 20 at 0930hrs.  Lead:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows

  1. Streetscene.  To receive update.  Lead:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
    1. ISO Container.  To receive update on relocation and keys for Cllr Earle.                         

           Lead:  Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

  1. Finance.
    1. To receive Current bank reconciliation and liquidity statement.
    1. To authorise those cheques issued since last meeting and for payment.
      1. J Bowden (Grass Cutting 30 Oct 19) £470.00
      1. 667 E Hudson (Carol Service expenditure 9 Dec 19) £42.93 (VAT £ 5.07)
      1. 668 Landmarc Services Support (Play Gd Rent 23 Mar 20) £45.00
      1. TBC P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expenses Jan-Mar 20) £311.42 (TBC)
      1. TBC HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Jan-Mar 20) £ 78.00 (TBC) 
    1. To note major receipts since last meeting.
  1. Village Events.
    1. Village Litter Pick Sat 7 Mar 20.  To receive an update.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.
    1. Village Summer Party Sat 11 Jul 20.  To receive an update.  Lead:  Cllr Bottomley.
  1. A342 & Marlborough Road Speed Limit.  To receive an update.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.
  1. Rights of Way.  To receive an update on the “Paths for All” project.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.
  1. Forecast of Events.  To consider the Village Forecast of Events for 2020.  Lead: Cllr Bottomley.
  1. Date of future meetings.  To confirm the date of the next meetings as Tuesday 5 May 2020 to be held in the Collingbourne Ducis School with the Annual Parish Meeting starting at 7pm followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.

Note:  Members are reminded that the Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions:  Crime & Disorder, Equal Opportunities (race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and any disability), Freedom of Information, Health & Safety and Human Rights.