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Welcome to the Urchfont Parish


Council and Community Website 


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COUNCIL TAX 2020/21 - the Parish element will increase by 2% for 2020/21 for all households.

Monthly Community Skip Service in the Parish discontinued with immediate effect.

Crookwood Lane Lay-By (by School), Urchfont - Works will commence on or about Monday 2nd March 2020 and will last for 6 - 8 weeks. The works will create a larger and more robust parking area instead of the current rough ground lay-by. You should be aware that:

  • Fencing will be erected around the whole site for safety reasons, please ensure that children keep clear of the works / area at all times.
  • No parking will be available in this lay-by for any purpose (access to School, Recreation Ground, pathway to Oakfrith Wood etc.) for the duration of the works.
WARNING - Potentially harmful blue / green Algae remains in Urchfont Pond despite Council efforts to eliminate. Latest samples (January 2020) show that potentially harmful algae remains above the level that would allow removal of warning signs - please continue to comply with the warning signs around the pond until advised otherwise.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING will be held in the Village Hall on Friday 29th May 2020



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. 


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