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Dear Everleigh Residents,


All major emergencies will be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities, utilities and voluntary agencies in a combined response. The Everleigh Village Emergency Plan is not intended to be a substitute for these services and, on an emergency situation arising, the first action should always be to contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

The purpose of our plan is to cater for extreme circumstances (for example heavy snowfall) that might prevent the emergency services from reaching the scene immediately. In such cases the initial response may rely entirely on Everleigh residents. To co-ordinate such activity, we have created the Everleigh Parish Council Emergency Aide Memoire. You may wish to keep this document somewhere handy (by the phone). You may also wish to keep your personal and medical details in a convenient location in case they are required in an emergency.

Seperately, published on the village web site ( is the Everleigh Winter Emergency Response Plan (EWERP) which contains more detailed planning particularly in respect of heavy snow.

We are not aware of any particular hazards in the area and our location means that we are safe from flooding. However, in the event of extreme snow, a prolonged loss of power, a serious traffic incident or other emergency local people may be required to provide an initial level of support. Two Parish Councillors have become Emergency Co-ordinators. The intent is to create a list of villagers who would be prepared to assist in:

  • Access clearing: people skilled in the use of and in possession of chain saws,

tractors, snow clearing equipment and 4 wheeled drive vehicles.

  • Medical aid: people either with a medical qualification or basic first aid.
  • Welfare: people to assist those who require comfort and support.

If you feel you would be able to assist or have experience of dealing with real emergency situations then please contact the Parish Council.

Denis Bottomley

Chairman, Everleigh Parish Council December 2019


1. Everleigh Village Emergency Plan – Aide Memoire

Wiltshire Council – Christmas Waste Collection Dates

Waste collection dates for Everleigh

All waste and recycling collections will return to normal from Monday 13 January 2020.

Garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks from Monday 23 December.

If you pay for a garden waste collection, you can leave your real Christmas tree alongside your garden waste bin on your first garden waste collection day in January and we will ensure it is composted.

Household recycling centre opening hours
All household recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 December and all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.  Check the opening hours of your local centre here.

Everleigh parish Council – Minutes from Meeting 29th oct 2019


Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held
at Collingbourne Ducis School on 29 October 2019

Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley

Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr A Earle, Cllr J Jones and Cllr E Hudson.
In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk), Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling and Mr P Evans (potential co-optee.)

Continue reading Everleigh parish Council – Minutes from Meeting 29th oct 2019

Letter from Claire Perry O’Neill

From: PERRY, Claire [
Sent: 17 September 2019 17:50
Subject: A Brexit Update

Dear Mr Gill 

Over the past three years I have received correspondence from around 2,500 of my Constituents on the subject of Brexit. Your views differ and I have written back to many of you accordingly (as well as on other topics) but as we get to what I believe to be the final few weeks of the exit process, I thought it was worth sending some thoughts round to all the people who have taken the time to get in touch.

I won’t spend time going over the past few years and months. Suffice to say that I strongly believe that the Referendum result must be delivered which is why I voted to trigger Article 50 and voted three times for a workable exit deal when it was presented to Parliament. For various reasons, other Members of the House declined to do the same and while I have no truck with the ideology that prevented 10 per cent of my Conservative colleagues from supporting the deal, I find the political posturing of the Labour party to be utterly reprehensible. Sixty percent of Labour MPs represent Leave-voting seats and they claim to be Leave up North and Remain in London. Such tangled views provoke laughter when expressed by their front-bench in public but in my view, such politically-motivated duplicitous behaviour should be roundly condemned

However, we are where we are, with a new PM, a new Cabinet (in which I declined to serve) and a new impetus to the process, with only weeks to go until the proposed exit date. So, I have watched the events of the last few weeks with dismay. A successful attempt by back-benchers with the connivance of the Speaker to delay Brexit further – for what ends? A prorogation which is entirely lawful, albeit inconvenient for those who wish to attempt further spoiling tactics. And an attempt by the PM to call a General Election – surely the ultimate People’s Vote – blocked by the Opposition at the same time as their leaflets are landing on doorsteps calling for one! You couldn’t make it up, but sadly this grisly deadlock is real and the uncertainty is hitting the prosperity and security of millions of people plus traducing our national reputation.

That is why I have decided to strongly support all efforts of the PM to deliver Brexit on October 31st. I entirely agree with him that to leave without a deal would be a `’failure of statescraft” and as you probably know, I think a No Deal Brexit, with its attendant disruption and long-term impact on some of our most productive (and single-market dependent) industries is an ignominious result and not one that any of the Vote Leave leaders envisaged or campaigned for. These thoughts aside, I now assess the risk of continuing in this Brexit impasse, and the risk of an Election where the populist “one issue with a dollop of racist candidates” Brexit party, and hard-left Momentum-dominated Labour party destroy the economic credibility of this country, to be greater than a No Deal Brexit.

In all my meetings with the PM he has been insistent that he can deliver a workable deal and solve the problem of the Backstop – the theoretical plan for an EU-compliant border policy across the island of Ireland should trade talks fail to deliver an agreement. I think he is right in this judgment and I look forward to voting to support this deal when Parliament returns. It will of course, be based very much on the May Deal and it will be incumbent on those colleagues who called this deal “Brexit In Name Only” to decide it that still applies and if it is better than no Brexit at all. 

Finally, as I referenced above, I declined an offer from the Prime Minister to serve in his Cabinet, not because I don’t support him but because he has also appointed me to be the President of the 2020 UN Climate Change negotiations (the so-called Conference of the Parties, or COP) which will be happening in the UK next November after intensive work by me and the former Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt to secure the bid. This is an immense role, both in terms of effort required but also in terms of relevance as 2020 is the year that the Paris Agreement, secured at these talks in 2015, is to be implemented, and cannot in my view be combined with another Ministerial role. 

You may also know that the amount of work required to make the COP negotiations a successful was one of the reasons I have decided not to seek the Conservative nomination for the next election – whenever it might be! It has been such an immense privilege to serve as your MP for the past nine years and I am proud of what we have achieved together. Particular highlights are the new trains, and station facilities at Pewsey and Bedwyn, securing £9 million of funding for the new Urgent Care Centre in Devizes due to begin construction shortly, increased money for local schools serving our military areas and accelerated rollout of superfast broadband. However, it is the little victories that help just one person or family that count and of course I have been supported in all of this with my excellent local team. 

Until the next Election, I will remain as your MP and continue to work with my team to support my Constituents. And, Bill and I, plus a rotating cast of children, will continue to maintain our home in the heart of the beautiful Pewsey Vale – how could we leave? 

With my very best regards and very many thanks for all the correspondence, personal support and lively challenges of the past nine years. 

I do hope to say “Au Revoir” in person. 

Yours sincerely, 

Commons Logo

The Rt Hon Claire Perry O’Neill 

Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency 

President of COP26 

House of Commons 

London SW1A 0AA 

Telephone: 0207 219 7050 


f:   claire4devizes 

t: @claireperrymp 

Everleigh Parish Council – Minutes 3rd September 2019


Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held
at Collingbourne Ducis School on 3 September 2019

Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley

Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr A Earle, Cllr J Jones and Cllr E Hudson.
In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk); Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling

1. Apologies.

2. Disclosure of Interest. None declared.

3. Minutes of the Previous Meeting. The minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on 8 July 2019 were signed by the Chairman as a true record.

4. Matters Arising.
4.1 Item. None that do not appear on the agenda.

5. Co-Option. No applications received.

6. General Public. No questions asked.

7. Wilts Constabulary. There were only two reported relevant serials:
7.1.1. 24.08.2019 – A342 EVERLEIGH – Unknown suspects have smashed the driver’s side window of the IP’s vehicle. They have then gone on to steal his wallet from the driver’s side door.
7.1.2. 27.08.2019 – EVERLEIGH – Unknown suspect has removed and made off with the magnetic emergency lights TVO £500 off the IP’s car whilst it has been parked in a public place.

8. County Councillor. Wilts Cllr Blair-Piling reported that in general activity had been fairly quiet across the area. However, he has been out to look at the flooding issues in Lower Everleigh. He also reported that some signage in the village was to be replaced and Cllrs agreed that Cllr Wheeler- Mallows should follow this up with a view to reporting all of the signs that need replacing.
Action: Cllr Wheeler- Mallows.

There then followed a discussion of the speed limits for the A342 and Marlborough Road and the previously circulated letter from Wilts Cllr M Connolly which outlined the key findings of the Wilts Council & Atkins report and subsequent meetings on the speed limits. The situation now is that Wilts Council has decided to retain the 50 MPH speed limit on the A342 and has proposed that the southern section of Marlborough Road, from its junction with the A342 to a point north of Coombe Cottages be reduced to 40 MPH and that there should be a small extension of the 50 MPH speed limit to incorporate the KK Tank Crossing. The letter also indicated that the changes would cost in circa £5K and that the Parish Council would be expected to pay 25% of the cost. The Chairman thanked Wilts Cllr Blair-Pilling for his input and noted that the Cllrs will discuss the way ahead at agenda item 14.

9. Planning. To consider applications as received from Wilts Council.
9.1. None received.

10. Property.
10.1. Grass Cutting. Contract. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the contract continues to run well and he will continue to liaise with the contractor regarding future cut dates.
Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
10.2. Play Area. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that in general the play area is in good order and that the annual safety inspection was due this month. Moreover he intended to
lay some Impact Absorbing Surfacing around the Climbing Bars, together with Cllr Earle.
Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows & Cllr Earle.

10.3. Streetscene Minor Works. Cllr Wheeler-Mallows reported that the Parish Steward continues his good work. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

10.4. Defibrillator. Cllr Hudson reported that operational capability of the Defibrillator remains suspect. After discussion Cllrs RESOLVED to continue monitoring and to report back at the next meeting.
Action: Cllrs Hudson & Earle.

10.5. ISO Container. Cllr Hudson reported that the ISO container had been damaged possibly as a result of an attempted break in. After discussion Cllrs RESOLVED that Cllr Wheeler-Mallows was to report the damage to the police as a possible attempted break in and to purchase another padlock at a cost not to exceed £20.00. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows

11. Finance.
11.1. The Clerk presented a bank reconciliation and current liquidity statement as follows:
11.1.1. Balance at Lloyds TSB CA (statement 1 Aug 19) £6690.57
11.1.2. Reconciled Balance as at 2 Sep 19 £5649.85
Members noted the statements but had no comment at this time.

11.2. Authorise cheques for payment and those issued since last meeting
11.2.1. 652 Ab-Fab Loos ( Summer Party 10 Jul 19) £108.00 (VAT £18.00)
11.2.2. 653 Community 1st (Insurance 15 Jul 19) £294.22
11.2.3. 654 Wilts Council (Speeding Review 15 Jul 19) £625.00
11.2.4. 655 J Jones (Summer Party Prizes 13 Jul 19) £24.03 (VAT £4.01)
11.2.5. 656 (The Courier – Flyer Printing 29 Jul 19) £2.27
11.2.6. 657 P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expenses Jul-Sep 19) £311.62
11.2.7. 658 HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Jul-Sep 19) £ 77.80
11.2.8. 659 K Wheeler-Mallows Coconuts 11 Jul 19) £14.00
11.2.9. 660 A Earle ( Defibrillator Cover 8 May 18) £74.64
Cllrs RESOLVED to authorise the cheques.

11.3. Note payments received.
11.3.1. £Nil.

11.4. Financial Regulations. Having considered a previously circulated draft of the Financial Regulation Cllrs RESOLVED to adopt the regulations as drafted. Action Clerk

11.5. Internet Banking. Having considered moving to internet banking Cllrs RESOLVED not to move to internet banking but to authorise payment by BACA or CHAPS IAW with Sect 6.9 of the latest Council Financial Regulations. Action: Clerk

12. Correspondence. None that had not been circulated.

13. Village Events.
13.1. Summer Party Sat 13 Jul 19. Cllr Bottomley reported that for various reasons the turnout had been disappointing but it had been enjoyed by those who attended. Cllrs then discussed the viability of hold a summer party in 2020 and decided to defer a decision until next year.
Action: Cllr Bottomley

13.2. Harvest Festival Sat 5 Oct 19. Cllr Bottomley reported that although this was not a Council led event all was in hand. Cllrs then considered three options for a flyer presented by Cllr Hudson and chose option 2. Cllr Hudson agreed to get the flyer printed and distribute. Action Cllr Hudson.

13.3. Carol Service Sat 7 Dec 19. Cllr Bottomley reported that most of the planning had been completed less some minor detail and a budget of £120.00 was confirmed.
Action: Cllrs Bottomley & Hudson

13.4. Bonfire Night. Cllr Hudson confirmed that the notification of cancellation of the Bonfire Night had been completed as previously agreed. Item closed.

14. A342 & Marlborough Road Speed Limits. Cllr Bottomley summarised the situation to date and the salient points arising from the discussion with Wilts Cllr Blair- Pilling at item 8. Cllrs reluctantly accepted the Wilts Council’s decision to retain the 50 MPH speed limit on the A342 and supported the proposal to reduce the southern section of Marlborough Road speed limit to 40 MPH and the extension of the 50 MPH speed limit to the KK tank crossing; however the funding is an issue as the Council’s 25% (£1250.00) share of the implementation cost equates to just over 33% of the Precept. After discussion Cllrs RESOLVED to accept Wilts Council’s decision to retain the 50 MPH speed limit on the A342 and to support the proposal to reduce the southern section of Marlborough Road speed limit to 40 MPH and the extension of the 50 MPH speed limit and to fund up to £800.00 (from in year budget savings) with the balance being sought from elsewhere and that the Chairman was to inform the residents of Marlborough Road of the Wilts Council’s decision and of the Parish Council’s need to find further funding. Action: Cllr Bottomley.

15. Rights of Way. Cllr Bottomley reported that the situation has not changed and that he would continue to attend future meetings; however there is no further action at this time. He also issued a leaflet showing four circular cycling routes in the Vale of Pewsey. Action: Cllr Bottomley.

16. Emergency Plan. Having considered the previously circulated revised draft of the Everleigh Village Emergency Plan (EVEP) Cllrs RESOLVED to endorse the EVEP with some minor amendments and directed Cllr Wheeler-Mallows to circulate a final version to the other Cllrs for comment prior to printing and distribution of Annex A to the EVEP to the villagers and posting on the village website. Action: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.

17. Date of Next Meeting: The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 29 October 2019 starting at 7.00pm in Collingbourne Ducis School.

The meeting closed at 8.30pm

Signed: Date:

Name: Chairman

Everleigh parish Council – Agenda 3rd September 2019


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 Tuesday 3 September 2019 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 28th day of August 2019.

Signed: Philip Gill


1. Apologies for Absence.

2. 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.

3. Minutes of the previous meetings. To consider accuracy and signing.

4. Matters arising. For information only.

5. Co-Option. To consider applications as received.

6. General Public. To take Questions.

7. Wiltshire Constabulary. To receive report.

8. County Councillor. To receive report.

9. Planning. To consider Planning Applications as received from Wiltshire Council
9.1 .

10. Property. To receive a report and consider any necessary action.
10.1 Grass Cutting. Contract. To consider contract for cutting season 2019 Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows
10.2 Play Area. To receive up date. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows
10.3 Streetscene. To receive update. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows.
10.4 Defibrillator. To receive update. Lead: Cllr Hudson.

11 Finance.
11.1 To receive Current Liquidity statement and bank reconciliation.
11.2 To authorise those cheques issued since last meeting and for payment.
11.2.1 652 Ab-Fab Loos ( Summer Party 10 Jul 19) £108.00 (VAT £18.00)
11.2.2 653 Community 1st (Insurance 15 Jul 19) £294.22
11.2.3 654 Wilts Council (Speeding Review 15 Jul 19) £625.00
11.2.4 655 J Jones (Summer Party Prizes 13 Jul 19) £24.03 (VAT £4.01)
11.2.5 656 (The Courier – Flyer Printing 29 Jul 19) £2.27
11.2.6 657 P Gill (Clerk’s Salary & Expenses Jul-Sep 19) £311.62
11.2.7 658 HMRC (Clerk’s PAYE Jul-Sep 19) £ 77.80

11.3 To note major receipts since last meeting.
11.3.1 £TBC.

12 Correspondence. To consider correspondence not previously circulated.

13 Village Events.
13.1 Summer Party Sat 13 Jul 19. To receive post event report. Lead: Cllr Bottomley
13.2 Harvest Festival Sat 5 Oct 19. To receive update. Lead: Cllr Bottomley
13.3 Carol Service Sat 7 Dec 19. To receive update. Lead: Cllr Bottomley
13.4 Bonfire Night. Confirm notification of cancellation complete. Lead Cllr Hudson

14 A342 & Marlborough Road Speed Limit –Atkins Report. To receive a report of a meeting of the Tidworth CATG meeting held on 22 Jul 19. Lead Cllr Bottomley.

15 Right of Way. To receive an update on the “Paths for All” project. Lead Cllr Bottomley.

16 Emergency Plan. To consider the revised draft of the Everleigh Village Emergency Plan. Lead: Cllr Wheeler-Mallows

17 Date of future meetings. To confirm the date of the next meeting as Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 7pm in the Collingbourne Ducis School.

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.