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Welcome to the Urchfont Parish


Council and Community Website 


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GENERAL ELECTION THURSDAY 12th DECEMBER 2019 - Wiltshire Council issued a Notice of Election for the Devizes Constituency on 11th November 2019 which can be seen by clicking HERE. This notice gives details of the deadlines for registering to vote, submission of postal votes and registering to vote by proxy for all electors in the Parish of Urchfont. 

Crookwood Lane Lay-By (by School), Urchfont - The Parish Council have approved a contract for works to commence on or about 25th November for a period of 6 - 8 weeks to construct a larger and more robust / structured car parking area rather than just the rough lay-by which exists today. The whole area will be fenced off and no parking will be available at any time.
WARNING - Potentially harmful blue / green Algae remains in Urchfont Pond despite Council efforts to eliminate. Latest samples (September) show that potentially harmful algae remains above the level that would allow removal of warning signs - please continue to comply until advised otherwise.



Parish Of Urchfont


The Parish comprises the communities of Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway, three villages approximately six miles south of Devizes and on the edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, UK.

The Parish is made up of approximately 960 registered electors and their family members not yet old enough to register. Farming provides the predominant work activity within the Parish.

Within the Parish you will find much that displays a typical English Village environment; the Urchfont Duck Pond (pictured above), Church, Village Hall, Community Shop and Post Office, Pub, Primary School/Pre-School, Cricket/Croquet ground, Recreation Ground/Play Area, Wood (Oakfrith), Cemetery, farm shops, farm buildings, thatched cottages, numerous sporting & social clubs together with many footpaths & bridleways all nestling within very active farmland and the wider countryside. The annual Scarecrow Festival, held over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, attracts many visitors from far and wide.

Urchfont won the Best Newcomer Award 2017 in the CPRE Best Kept Village Competition and in 2019 won Best Kept Village in the Kennet section (District Round) and Best Kept Village (County Round) for medium sized villages.                

The Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway Neighbourhood Plan was declared 'made' following a referendum on 20th April 2017.

This web site was launched in 2012 to bring together comprehensive and timely information about the very active and community focussed members of the Parish and Parish Council  together with Parish history; Amenities and Facilities locally; Community Organisations and Businesses that serve and/or work in the Parish. 


This website urgently needs YOUR input - please let us know about any local news or event and also comments / suggestions for improvement of this site by contacting the Clerk to the Council (Webmaster)


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