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Bread Deliveries to Everleigh

Marshalls Bakery have arranged to deliver to Everleigh using Ivy Cottage at the bottom of the Street to drop off orders. 

Attached is the product list/order form. Payment can be made via BACS and the details are on the Order Form.
People do not need to use the order form, but can email in with their orders or telephone (the phones are busy though!).  We can also accept payment over the phone, however BACS is preferable.

Payment and order to be in to Marshalls by Thursday Lunchtime.

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.

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

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. 

Continue reading Covid-19 – Wednesday 25 March

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

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.

Paths for All

“Paths for All” – Tidworth Community Area

A launch event to improve our local rights of way and encourage more people to use them

Wednesday 15th May, 7pm – 8.15pm, Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall


I am writing to invite you to a workshop hosted by Tidworth Area Board to launch an exciting new project called ‘Paths for All’.

The Tidworth Community Area stretches from the Chutes to Netheravon and Tidworth to the Collingbournes. It contains some magnificent countryside that is often hard to access or not known about. The project aims to improve and encourage the use of some of the rights of way within this area, in order that local people and visitors alike can enjoy it more.

There are three elements to the project. Firstly, for parish councils, community groups and others to select rights of way to improve and promote. Secondly to make any improvements where required and where possible. Thirdly, to encourage people of all ages to use them more. The Area Board has put aside £6k to start the project off and is keen for all within the area to have the opportunity to get involved. Benefits include healthier lifestyles, improved wellbeing, generating care for our environment and increased tourism. 

The workshop will launch the project and we are inviting all stakeholders and those who have an interest to come together at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall on the 15th May. It will last just over an hour and we will:

  • Hear a little more about the project and a chance to ask questions
  • Learn from the experience of Bedwyn Footpath Group
  • Start to collect existing knowledge and support those who would like to be involved
  • Start to collect ideas on how we can encourage greater use by all
  • Agree next steps, receive some useful tips and hear how you can let us know what you are planning to do

The rights of way and countryside team are working closely with us and will be at the workshop to offer their expertise and help. However, the project can only succeed with your help and most importantly we need local people, parish councils, businesses, community groups and others to get involved.

I would be grateful if you can also share this invitation widely and particularly with anyone or any group whom you think would like to also come along and get involved. I have also attached a poster to display and a text only piece for newsletters for you to use if you are able to.

I hope that you will be able to join us on the 15th May. If you are unable to do so, but would still like to be involved in the project, please contact Richard Rogers (Community Engagement Manger) at

Following the workshop, you are most welcome to stay on for a short meeting of the Tidworth Area Board if you wish to.

Ian Blair-Pilling

Cllr for The Collingbournes and Netheravon Ward

Portfolio Holder for ICT and Digitalisation