2016 winner of the Best Kept Village
(large category) in Wiltshire.


Organised by the CPRE with sponsors of Hills Waste
TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE WINTERBOURNES
A message from Winterbourne Parish Council

IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND DO NOT HAVE A LOCAL SUPPORT NETWORK AT HAND, WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF STRANGERS OFFERING TO HELP YOU AND DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL DETAILS, OR HAND ANYONE YOUR CREDIT /DEBIT CARD

PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WINTERBOURNE PARISH COUNCILLORS:

MAUREEN ATKINSON 01980 611311 matkinson-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk
CHARLES PENN 01980 610979 chair-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk
ROSE BLENKINSOPP 01980 611530 rblenkinsopp-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk
MICHAEL YOUNG 01980 258103 myoung-parishcouncil@thewinterbournes.org.uk

WAYS YOU CAN BE HELPED BY LOCAL VOLUNTEERS OR BY LINK SCHEME VOLUNTEERS

• Picking up basic shopping
• Registering for on-line shopping
• Picking up prescriptions
• Just having a chat
• Posting letters and collecting parcels

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP PLEASE ALSO CONTACT THE ABOVE COUNCILLORS. THOSE OVER 70 AND SELF-ISOLATING CAN ALSO HELP BY KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH NEIGHBOURS BY TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL

Winterbourne Parish Council strongly supports the Bourne Valley Link Scheme and encourages their call for volunteers. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A LINK SCHEME VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CALL THE COORDINATOR ON 01980 611117 TO ASK FOR HELP FROM A LINK SCHEME VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CALL THE LINK SCHEME COORDINATOR ON 01980 611117

IF YOU ARE ALREADY HELPING A GROUP OF NEIGHBOURS, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

Up to date information on the Coronavirus situation can be found on the Government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public and the Wiltshire Council website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ public-health-coronavirus

LOCAL INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE THE NEIGHBOURLY CHAT FORUM, NEXTDOOR WINTERBOURNE WEBSITE http://www.nextdoor.co.uk

HOME DELIVERIES & TAKE AWAY

MILK & MORE
for milk and groceries. Register and order on line at www.milkandmore.co.uk Deliveries Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Current customers.

KINGMAN'S BUTCHERS, AMESBURY.
Tel: 01980 622155 will deliver for a £5 charge. For multiple deliveries in one area the charge can be shared

FRUIT BOX, DURRINGTON:
Tel: 07735 439255. Delivery to your door of mixed fruit boxes or veg boxes, or a combination of fruit and veg.

REEVES THE BAKERS:
Plan to distribute pre-ordered bread and rolls once a week at the Glebe Hall. For further information contact local Coordinator Susan Downie on 01980 611433 or at susiedownie@me.com

CHEF'S DELIGHT WHOLESALERS, AMESBURY:
Free delivery to your home of fruit, veg, dairy products, dried goods and cleaning products. For information and product list contact Phil on 07591 302269 or at johnsonphil65@gmail.com

WINTERBOURNE ARMS:
Takeaway and delivery of meals daily (various prices), including Sunday Carvery at £7.50. Phone 01980 619351. Cash only

DAILY NEWSPAPERS:
Delivered to your door. Contact David Rawkins 01980 610465 or 07980 910962

PRE-COOKED FROZEN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR:
Wiltshire Farmhouse Foods (Delivery Wed and Fri) 01225 776793 or at www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com Current customers only

Oakhouse Foods (Delivery Thursday) 0333 370 2521 or at www.oakhousefoods.co.uk

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR BAGS

A selection of provisions delivered to your door free of charge. FOR THE ISIOLATED/VULNERABLE ONLY. For receipt of a free bag contact Susan Downie on Tel: 01980 611 433 or at susiedownie@me.com A typical bag will contain: Hand soap 1 Pack Toilet Rolls 2 tins Baked Beans 2 Jars of Pasta Sauce 500g Pasta 2 Tins of Soup 4 Tins of Tuna 2 Tins of Hot Dog Sausages Baked Potatoes 2 Tins of Fruit 1 Cereal box 2 Packets of Biscuits Long Life Milk Loaf of Bread Bake in the Oven Rolls 1 Tin Corned Beef 1 Tin Ham (subject to availability). Donations of these or similar items or money to buy them can be left at Bourneside House, Hurdcott Lane, Hurdcott, Winterbourne Earls.

HEARING AID BATTERIES AND ADVICE

 Drop-in clinics are closed but if you are a Salisbury Audiology patient, batteries can be posted to you and you can obtain advice on how to get the best from your hearing aid – daily cleaning, etc.

Call Gill Drayson from Action for Hearing Loss on 01722 580014 mobile 07570 670 643 or email Gill Drayson

ADDITIONAL HELP

The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don't have a support network around them or know where to get help. People can get in touch with the hub via email at The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub or by calling 0300 003 4576.  It's available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION FOR EXTREMELY VULNERABLE If you have received a letter from the Government saying that you are extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus, you can register for extra help and support by phoning this number 0800 028 8327, which was in the letter.

MOBILE POST OFFICE Every Tuesday 1.50-3.45pm and Friday 11.35-1.30pm in the Amenity Car Park, adjacent to The Winterbourne Arms.

COMMUNITY HOT MEALS FROM AGE UK WILTSHIRE The Community Hot Meals service is available for lunchtime deliveries to your home on every day of the year and is specifically for older people living in Wiltshire and Swindon. The service costs £6.50 for a main course with dessert. There are over 100 standard menu choices, spread over a three week period and specific dietary requirements can also be accommodated. Payment will be collected on a monthly basis, in arrears, by Direct Debit, bank transfer or card payment over the phone. You will only be charged for the specific meals you have requested – you do not have to sign up for daily delivery. For more information and to check that you are eligible phone 01380 727767 or email The Community Hot Meals Service If you would like to see a sample menu contact Maureen on 01980 611311

NON EMERGENCY PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Under normal circumstances patients would be subject to an eligibility criteria, but during COVID-19, this has been relaxed. If patients need to attend appointments at one of the acute hospitals they can book seven days in advance by contacting PTAC on 01278 727410. Please be aware that as the COVID-19 situation improves the eligibility criteria will be re-implemented, and we do not currently know the timescale for this.

Alternatively, patients can contact the NHS Volunteers directly on 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) where community groups may be able to offer support. This will include the Link Schemes and Bourne Valley Link Scheme on 01980 611117 covers The Winterbournes. If someone has an emergency and needs to attend A&E, they should call 999.

CARE FOR YOUR PETS IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR IN HOSPITAL Contact the Cinnamon Trust on 01736 757900 or look at their website https://cinnamon.org.uk/home/ for help and information. Alternatively, you may find it useful to compile an emergency pet care plan, as on the RSPCA website at https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/latest/ news/details/-/ articleName/rspca-urges-owners-to-make-a-pet-care-plan 

VE CELEBRATIONS 8TH MAY 2020 Wiltshire Council have created a special VE Day at home pack to help residents of all ages celebrate and mark the 75th anniversary of this historic moment in time. With social distancing measures still in place, the pack contains simple advice and suggestions to decorate your home red, white and blue and to have a household garden party on 8th May, which this year is a bank holiday. The packs also contain themed recipe ideas, a World War II/VE Day quiz and wordsearch, some suggested e-reading materials from the council's library service, craft ideas on how to make bunting and paperchains, 1940s-inspired games and songs to sing to keep the family entertained.

The pack is available on the Wiltshire Council website under http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news Alternatively contact Maureen on 01980 611311 for a copy of the ideas, quiz, songs and recipes. If you do decide to celebrate with your neighbours, make sure to stay in your own garden at a safe distance. Remember to share in the Nation's toast to the heroes of WW2 at 3pm



All information correct at time of going to print
Winterbourne Parish Council, providing information about what is going on in the Parish and the work of the Parish Council
Annual Parish Footpath Walk

Annual Parish Footpath Walk plus hunt for nuts and berries. Learn which are edible and which are poisonous. Sunday 6th September. Start anytime between 1.30pm and 4.30pm from Glebe Hall car park.

Map of village footpaths provided plus a questionnaire to report on condition of footpaths. Children and dogs very welcome.
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Our Parish

The Parish covers the three villages of

Winterbourne Gunner
Winterbourne Dauntsey
Winterbourne Earls
and the hamlet of Hurdcott


It is predominantly an agricultural community conserving its natural and built heritage, whilst promoting a safe, family focussed and invigorating environment enabling growth and quality of life for all including both the young and the elderly. Overall,
the Winterbournes is a sustainable vibrant and thriving community in Harmony.
Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire map

Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire church

Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire stream
Photo courtesy Salisbury Journal

Winterbourne Parish Profile

The Parish comprises three villages (the Winterbournes - Earls, Dauntsey and Gunner) that form a continuous area of residences. The Parish also includes a hamlet of Winterbourne Earls (Hurdcott) situated to the south of the Parish separated by farm land.
The Parish boundary takes in the farm land and High Post golf course through to the A345, and extends east towards Figsbury Ring.
By far the substantial proportion of land within the Parish is agricultural or otherwise rural (countryside). 93% of land is ‘greenspace’ with a further 2% being domestic gardens. This is thus a rural parish, with agriculture as the main local industry and land use. Farming is a mixture of arable and livestock, with some diversification including riding stables, a golf course and seasonal game shooting.
A small number of other businesses are based within the Parish, including a garage, cattery, Bourne Valley Nursery, Harwoods kitchen design and the Defence CBRN training centre.

Winterbourne Parish Council Wiltshire image
The Parish comprises some 540 dwellings, mostly located along the lower lying land along the River Bourne and A338.

The 2011 census records 1,238 residents. There is a good mix of housing including retirement homes, bungalows, flats and family homes though housing density tends to be lower than the national average, as would be expected in a rural community.


The Parish has a high proportion of elderly/retired residents, and this has an impact on demands for services, transport and amenities.