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Everleigh Emergency Response Plan




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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.

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 Agenda for 8th July 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 Monday 8 July 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 2nd day of July 2019.

Signed: Philip Gill


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Minutes of Meeting 7th May 2019


Minutes of the Annual meeting of the Parish Council held

at Collingbourne Ducis School on Monday 7th May 2019

Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley

Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr J Jones, Cllr E Hudson, M Bourton,

Cllr A Earle.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk) and Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling

1. Election of Officers:

1.1. Chairman: There being no other nominations Cllr Bottomley was proposed.

Members RESOLVED to elect Cllr Bottomley as Chairman who then signed the Acceptance of Office.

1.2. Vice Chairman: There being no other nominations Cllr Wheeler-Mallows was proposed.

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Everleigh Parish Council – Meeting Minutes 7th May 2019


Minutes of the Annual meeting of the Parish Council held

at Collingbourne Ducis School on Monday 7th May 2019

Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley

Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr J Jones, Cllr E

Cllr A Earle.

In Attendance: Mr P Gill (Parish Clerk) and Wilts Cllr I Blair-Pilling

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Annual Meeting of the Parish – Minutes 7th May 2019


Minutes of the Annual meeting of the Parish

held at Collingbourne School on Tuesday 7th May 2019

Chairman: Cllr D Bottomley (Chair).

Present: Cllr K Wheeler-Mallows, Cllr M Burton, Cllr J Jones, Cllr E Hudson and Cllr A Earle

Apologies: PCSO J Akehurst, (Wiltshire Constabulary)

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