To the observant among us, on the day of the church fete, our new Speed Indication Device, fondly known as SID, was deployed outside the Poplars pub.  This device has been obtained through the hard work of Councillor Simon Taylor, who spent many hours organising the arrival of SID including setting up the required metro counts and attending courses on the safe deployment of SID.  SID will be placed in various parts of the village as a visual deterrent to speeding motorists.  We started outside the pub on Saturday 10th June and it certainly had the desired effect.  SID is the property of Wingfield Parish Council so in theory we all have a share in SID.  If you see anyone attempting to vandalise SID, this must be reported straight away to the police, as SID is there as a deterrent to excess speed.  We hope you will all make SID welcome in the village and treat him as one of the family.  He has a great fondness for people who drive within the speed limit but can quickly lose his temper with people who drive at more than 40 mph.  He doesn't need feeding as he is solar powered.

Fly-tipping in Wingfield! – Who did this?

An absolutely shocking and appalling site appeared in Wingfield today.  Someone has fly-tipped a conservatory roof in the lay-by on the B3109 between the crossroads and Bradford on Avon.  If you know anything about this, can you please inform the parish council, as it is socially unacceptable for rubbish like this to be dumped in our village.  At the next meeting of the Parish Council in September we will be discussing the installation of CCTV in the lay-bys to record future incidents of fly-tipping.
flytip2 flytip1

Parish Council Installs Defibrillator at the Poplars

'This week has seen the installation of a HeartSafe Public Access Defibrillator in the village.  The cabinet is located at the Poplars pub and we'd like to thank James and his team for their support of the project.  We hope that this piece of life saving equipment is welcomed in the village but also hope in a way that it will not be needed.  In the event of an emergency dial 999 and follow the clear instructions on how to open the cabinet and operate the unit with the support of the emergency services.
We have only been able to obtain the defibrillator with the generous support of the Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Healthcare, who made a donation to the Parish Council, which went a long way toward covering the cost of buying and installing the unit.  We also would like to thank Jon and Josh from Apollo Electrical for their work installing the cabinet at the pub.'
Tony Bennion

Wingfield Wombles – BIG THANKS TO ALL – 9. 4.16

"We would like to say a big thank you to everyone from the village who turned up on Saturday 9th April to take part in the annual Wingfield Womble.  We really appreciate all of your efforts and hope you agree it was a very worthwhile exercise.  We'd like to thank Councillor Simon Taylor and David Robinson for the loan of their vehicles which proved invaluable.  We picked up 104 bags of rubbish, 10 car tyres, an oil drum, old wheelbarrows, and countless other fly tipped paraphernalia.  Date for your diary for 2017 - Saturday 8th April when we do it all over again!  See you there and thanks again.  Cllr Tony Bennion"
Womble 2016a

Traffic Calming Plan – UPDATE

From: Thomas, Dave [] Sent: 24 September 2015 08:36 To: Margaret <> Cc: Macdonald, Magnus <> Subject: Lining works on Frome Road
  Mrs Novotni,   At the last CATG meeting it was agreed to proceed with the lining works on Frome Road at Wingfield as shown on the attached plan.  Rather than ordering these works in isolation I have added them to the major safety scheme works that we will be carrying out at the crossroads commencing next week.  This will enable the works to be done sooner rather than later.  The only exception is that the red coloured surfacing cannot be included as we are now outside the season for this type of work (it requires warm and dry weather).  It would be my intention to return next spring time to do this element of the works.   I hope this meets with your approval.   Regards   David M Thomas I.Eng. MICE Traffic Engineering Manager Traffic & Network Management   Tel. 01225 713312 e mail.


Great news! The new footpath along the A366 Trowbridge Road is now open. This new amenity is for all of the parish to enjoy. The Parish Council has fought long and hard to achieve this. The new pathway will play a vital role in connecting the new 'Wingfield Circular Walk' to existing rights of way, allowing people of all ages to enjoy the countryside around the village, visit the War Memorial and finally have a safe journey to the Bus stop and allow easy access to taking children to our local school. We would especially like to thank Maggie Novotni for leading this project to a successful conclusion and all of those whose support and effort has made this possible. WELL DONE & THANK YOU Simon Taylor IMG_1120 IMG_1117


Taking advantage of the road closure last week, Tony Bennion, Parish Councillors and friends finally took direct action to sort out the litter epidemic in Wingfield. Many THANKS go out to Tony, Helen,Max & Cosmos Bennion, Helen's dad Doug Male, Maggie Novotni, Peter & Yvonne Roberts & Jon Trimby for getting out there and getting their hands dirty. We all hope that you have noticed the difference and now we are asking all residents of Wingfield to come and help on April 11th to really get our village cleaned up. Simon Taylor IMG_1099IMG_1098IMG_1102IMG_1103IMG_1100