REPORT ALL incidents of FLOODING or fallen trees to Wiltshire Council

  • MyWilts App – available to download at the App Store (Apple) / Google Play (Android) by searching for ‘My Wilts‘.

You can attach information such as photos or videos and pinpoint the location of your report using the mapping software on your phone.

You can also report many other issues, including Potholes, Rights of Way, Street Lights, Dog Mess, Graffiti, Litter, etc.,

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY – report FLOODING online using the Flood Online Reporting Tool . You can also contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. In an emergency please dial 999.

Useful information to include in your report:

  • Residential and commercial properties that are known to have flooded
  • Road, rail or other transport infrastructure affected
  • Any photos or videos of the above and inundated areas of floodplains

Find out more Blog: The Importance of Reporting Flooding | The Flood Hub

 Our advice to the public is to:

  • Stay safe and not enter floodwater.
  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for updates on flooding, to sign up for flood warnings, or to report flooding.
  • Go to the Gov.uk website or search ‘know my flood risk’ to sign up for Environment Agency flood warnings, receive information on the risk in your area and what to do in a flood.  
  • Sign up for Flood Warnings
  • Visit the Environment Agency website www.gov.uk/environment-agency which contains information on current river levels and flooding 
  • Follow us on X, formerly known as @EnvAgencySW
  • Visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/environmentagencywessex 

 

 

Rights of Way

Please STAY ON THE FOOTPATHS and KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES AND PICK UP AND TAKE HOME YOUR DOG’S MESS – most of them are on private land and you only have permission to be on the official paths.  Free copies of the Rights of Way maps are available here.

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The parish of Sutton Benger in North Wiltshire stretches from the hamlet of Draycot Cerne in the west, through the village of Sutton Benger to the River Avon in the east, and from the Household Recycling Centre in the north to the National Trust’s field of Special Scientific Interest in the south. The medieval village layout of a High Street with a parallel Back Lane (now Chestnut Road) and a staggered cross roads beside the 13th century Parish Church formed by Seagry Road and Bell Lane is still clearly identifiable, even though a large housing estate doubled the size of the village in the 1970s.

The village straddles the B4069 and is close to junction 17 of the M4, giving easy access to Swindon, Bath and Bristol, as well as benefiting from more local amenities in nearby Chippenham, with trains to London and Bristol.

The village boasts an excellent Primary School, Doctor’s Surgery, Post Office, and a modern Village Hall with Recreation Ground, as well as the Bell House Hotel, Wellesley Arms and La Flambé restaurant. The Church is popular with tourists who come to see its famous Green Man carvings and medieval embroidery.

This vibrant and friendly village supports sports clubs and other groups, catering for a wide range of interests and activities for all ages from the Babies & Toddlers Group to the WRVS Over 60s Club.

Parish Statistics:

From the electoral roll as at 1st December 2022, the Parish Statistics are:
Properties: 562 (approx)
Electors: 1029

Precept for 2022/23: £14,340.91