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Salt for Icy Roads/Footpaths
Salt is available at Farmer Giles Farmstead for villagers to help themselves to. It is located beside the chickens in the back yard. It could be collected in a small bucket for personal use.
Bonfires and Machinery on Sundays
At the risk of sounding like a bit of a nag, I have been asked to remind parishioners that we have for some years asked villagers to refrain from using noisy garden machinery (such as strimmers, chainsaws, wood-chippers etc) and from lighting large bonfires on a Sunday. I do appreciate that for some their Sunday is one of the only opportunities they have for work in their gardens but for others it is a valued day of quiet. I would would therefore ask you to exercise as much consideration as possible for your neighbours. Thank you.
Reporting problems with Highways
A question often asked of the Parish Council is how and to whom to report highways issues such as blocked ditches and drains, pot-holes in the road, knocked-down or missing road signs etc. Well, the answer is that you can report them to the Parish Council if you wish, although it has no power to respond to such reports and will simply pass them on to Wiltshire Council. Wiltshire Council, however, has a portal called My Wiltshire which the public can use to directly report such matters. This reporting process is both quick and easy. Obviously Wiltshire Council prioritise their responses but they will respond. For example, on 12 November a report was made regarding a blocked drainage ditch by the road in Teffont Magna. On the 23rd a couple of men and a JCB turned up and cleared it. So, My Wiltshire works and villagers are encouraged to use it.
The very popular Teffont Cafe operates on each Saturday morning in the Village Hall. It is well attended and hugely valued by the community. The organisers are always looking for people prepared to give up three or four hours work once or twice a year to help run it on a rota. Go on, give Rosemary Pegrum a ring and offer your services! Tel: 01722 716967. You won't regret it.