Find the long since Hidden Stile!

Since the Covid pandemic started, we are happy to report that more and more of you have been discovering the footpaths and bridleways around the Parish. Thanks to the good cooperation between the Parish Council, landowners and volunteers, many of the stiles and footbridges have been replaced or repaired. In the last month you may have noticed the prolific growth of undergrowth around the stiles and some footpaths and bridleways. A campaign is under way to clear the worst of the excess growth to ease access, whilst respecting that these are also wildlife and flora habitats. The maintenance and clearing of these rights of way is an ongoing task, so please be patient if we have not got there yet.  Do let us know if you spot any issues on your rambles. .

See if you can spot from the photos where the recently cleared stile on footpath 13 near Draycot Park Farm is. Why not go and find out if you haven’t ventured this far afield yet and tick off Draycot Cerne and Kington Langley from your bucket list! Please take great care on the pavement alongside the B4069 to get there. 

Rights of Way Map

Above all, please remember that the rights of way mainly traverse  farmland, so please keep to the paths to avoid damage to crops and grassland and please please take your litter and dog poo home with you. It can cause serious disease in livestock and is very undesirable when accidentally trodden in.

Go and enjoy rambling!

Seagry Road Closure – 16-30 August 2021

Wiltshire Council – Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Seagry Road (Part), Sutton Benger (Ref: TTRO 7363)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to temporarily close to all traffic:
Seagry Road (Part), Sutton Benger; from the property known as The Old Byre, Willowbrook End for approximately 60m in a northerly direction.
To enable: Wessex Water to carry out installation of new sewer main and associated apparatus.
Alternative route: via Seagry Road (unaffected length), B4069, B4122, A429, A429, C166, Scotland Hill, Henn Lane, Seagry Road (unaffected length) and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 16 August 2021 and the closure will be required until 30 August 2021. 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 18 months.
For further information please contact Stephanie Clark on the behalf of Wessex Water on 0345 6004600.

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy

Wiltshire Council is consulting on its draft Climate Strategy from 1 September for six weeks, as it aims to meet its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The consultation is your chance to help shape the future of Wiltshire in its journey to becoming carbon neutral county and more resilient to climate impacts. The council will be asking for your views on how you think residents, communities and businesses in the county can all play their part to achieve this.

There will be a chance to attend engagement events to ask questions and share your views during the six weeks of the consultation period, along with an online survey, so please do get involved and help to spread the word. The full consultation documents and information will be available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/green-economy from 1 September.

We all have a responsibility to do what we can to tackle this global problem, and your support on a local level will be vital, so please do get involved!

B4069 Road Closure – 14 to 25 June 2021

Temporary Closure B4069 (part), Sutton Benger

From: 14 June to 25 June 2021

Notice (TTRO 7310) is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B4069 (Part), Sutton Benger; from its property Frampton Farm for a distance of approximately 150 metres in an easterly direction.

To enable: Wessex Water to carry out installation of new sewer main and associated apparatus.

Alternative route: via B4069 (unaffected length) – A420 – A4 – A3102 – B4069 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Closure Notice B4069 (part) PLAN 14-Jun-2021.

This Order which previously came into operation on 10 May 2021 2021 will now recommence on 14 June 2021 and the closure will be required until 25 June 2021. 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 18 months.

For further information please contact Stephanie Clark on the behalf of Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Closure of Footpath East to River Avon/Christian Malford (SBEN18)

Despite best endeavours to keep this open, Wessex Water have made a decision to close SBEN18 for 1 month from 24 May 2021 to enable works to be completed in this area.

Unfortunately there was insufficient space to keep the footpath open around their works as they have a large excavation for a manhole in the vicinity of the footpath, which has been placed as close to the hedgeline as possible to avoid permanent disruption to the farmer. The conditions there at the moment are quite boggy due to the recent rainfall and they do not feel that it is a safe place for the public to walk.

Wessex Water have apologised for this inconvenience and are planning to re-open for 28th June, but we will let you know if there any changes to this date.

Joo Foo, Project Manager, Wessex Water – wessexwater.co.uk
Mobile: 07825 657 860

Passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Sutton Benger Parish Council would like to express sincere condolences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family, following the sad news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing at the age of 99.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for more than 70 years and this is undoubtedly a time of great sadness. We are sure that the thoughts of all Sutton Benger residents are with the Queen and her family today.

During the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, the Royal Family have announced that physical Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh in this special online Book of Condolence.

The Royal Family have also asked that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.

Prince Philip made a notable contribution through founding his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to equip and empower young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life. A donation to the DofE Award scheme can be made at https://www.dofe.org/donate

Shared Ownership Homes – Arms Gardens

Coming soon to your village – due to be completed April 2021.

Shared Ownership Homes for local people at Snowdrop Mews, Arms Gardens, Sutton Benger.

Price    £265,000 Open Market Value

Brand new homes on this exclusive development in the beautiful village of Sutton Benger.

  • Two Bedrooms
  • Private Garden
  • Smart Modern Kitchen
  • Smart Bathroom with Shower over Bath
  • French Doors to Garden
  • Includes Oven, Hob and Extractor
  • Fully Carpeted

For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact White Horse Housing Association.     Tel 01380 850916

Email:             Info@whitehorsehousing.co.uk

Website:         www.whitehorsehousing.co.uk