Parish Council

Sutton Benger History Trail Volunteers

Sutton Benger History Trail needs you!

As part of our campaign to keep the traditions and history of Sutton Benger alive we are keen to set up a Sutton Benger History Trail with the aim to highlight key historical areas/properties within the village.
Funding has already been approved and a working group has been set up but a couple more keen bodies would be a great help. If you want to help showcase the lives and loves of Sutton Benger then please contact the organisers of the trail.
Likewise, if you have knowledge of Sutton Benger and it’s key historical properties then contact the organisers of the trail.

Temporary Closure to Footpaths from 1 April 2021 for 6 Months

Notice (TTRO 7065) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all users:

Footpath 8 (Part), Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with Barrington Court;

Footpath 9, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Footpath 34, Sutton Benger to its junction with B4122;

Footpath 12, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Seagry Hill to its junction with Seagry Road;

Footpath 18, Sutton Benger; from its junction with Seagry Road to its junction with B4069.

To enable: Wessex Water to carry out construction of new sewer.

Alternative route: via an alternative route using Public Highway.  See plan showing footpath closures.

The closures and diversion routes will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 01 April 2021 and the closure will be required for 06 months. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 06 months.

For further information regarding this closure or for details of the diversion route please contact Darran Shaw 01443 449200 or the Senior Rights of Way Warden, Stephen Leonard on 07771 721255.

Wiltshire Council Local Plan

What you think about the Wiltshire Local Plan?

The consultation on the Wiltshire Local Plan review is open until 9 March, so please have your say on where housing, infrastructure and land for employment may be built in your area in the next 15 years.

Plus, if you attended one of our online engagement sessions, the write-ups of all the events have been added to our Local Plan review webpage.

If you don’t have internet access, you can call us on 0300 456 0100 to speak to the Spatial Planning team to find out more about the plan or to request printed copies of documents. You can also make submissions to the consultation by post.

Find out more about the Local Plan review, view documents and have your say

Arms Farm Affordable House Available

Are You a Local Person in Need of an Affordable Home in Sutton Benger?

White Horse Housing Association will have 6 houses completing in March this year on the site under construction at Arms Farm. The mix of homes is 1 x 4 bed rented, 3  x 2 bed rented and 2 x 2 bed for shared ownership sale.

The rented homes will be let through Wiltshire Council’s Homes 4 Wiltshire choice-based lettings service. The priority for the homes will go to those households with a local connection to Sutton Benger or surrounding parishes.  Housing need and how long you have been waiting on the Homes 4 Wiltshire register will also be taken in to account. Register now with Homes 4 Wiltshire at

The shared ownership homes will be sold to those who have registered with

Local connection, affordability and housing need will be taken in to account.

Please contact White Horse Housing Association on 01380 850916 and staff will be happy to guide you through the H4W and shared ownership application process if required and will also record your interest for these homes.


New MyWiltshire App for Reporting Issues

The new MyWilts system is now live and can be accessed using the following link –

If you have already registered online to book a slot at one of our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) and updated your password since 3 September, you will automatically have access to the new MyWilts system.

As we transition from the old system, you may receive email notifications from us regarding your case status from the new system. These can be identified with the email address ending

If you have previously used the mobile app, you will need to download the new app from the App Store (Apple) /Google Play (Android) by searching for ‘MyWilts’ or by using the following links:


Google –

For more information please visit our webpage or watch the video series that has been created to support you in using the system.

Best regards,

Wiltshire Council

Urgently Recruiting Link Volunteer Drivers

Link Schemes are voluntary groups which offer a transport and good neighbour service to local people who are in need, perhaps because they are elderly, disabled, isolated and lonely, single parents, or perhaps temporarily in need because of illness. They operate as small, independent charitable organisations and all volunteers use their own private vehicles. (Insurance and DBS checks are carried out).To give you an idea of the level of support The Link Schemes offer – last year they made 31,351 health related journeys and completed 48,027 good neighbour tasks which incorporate collecting prescription’s and shopping.

If you could spare some time, or for more information please contact as on 01380 722241.


The Walk Benger Challenge 2020

A fun challenge for families and walkers to get to know the beautiful surroundings of Sutton Benger by walking local footpaths and identifying local landmarks. It is hoped children (and the rest of us) might become more confident using an Ordnance Survey map.

All the walks are less than 2-3 miles. Some may be overgrown – you will need walking boots/trainers or wellies and probably best to have legs covered to protect from nettles. (Please report to the Parish Council if you have any particular issues accessing the paths)

The footpaths cross privately owned land, so please stay on marked paths.

Full details and the Walk Benger Challenge Pack can be found here.