Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup – keeping you in touch with news in our wonderful village whatever the weather 🙂

Pictures are on the Gallery of this years first Snow Day if you haven’t seen them yet. Also a huge thank you to the talented Colin Dimbylow for sending us this beautiful picture of the cricket ground, it’s a pen, ink and wash painting based on a photograph from the 2019 Snow Day collection, and we just love how it’s peaceful simplicity speaks such volumes.

Pen, ink and wash painting by Colin Dimbylow
Coming up…
  • The Keevil WI is meeting today Wednesday 10th February via Zoom – President Jan Maskrey extended an invitation to any women in the village to come along and see how they roll, so get in touch if you’d like a link to the meeting….
  • Eric Lepine will back this Sunday 14th February with a special Valentines Day Sunday Dinner, and with his Pop-Up Takeaway service on 20th February – see page for full details.
  • The next full Parish Council meeting will be Monday 1st March via Zoom

The 47th Regiment Royal Artillery has now updated their proposal to fly the Watchkeeper Tactical Unmanned Air System, seeking to fly from Keevil for three months beginning in May 2021. Comments are invited until Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Details in the documents below, including how to respond, and also on the CAA’s Airspace Change Portal

Planning Matters
  • Westwood Farm has submitted a planning application 21/00476/FUL for a new steel frame and timber clad cattle barn. You can view or download plans and documents here, and comment here; consultation is open until Thursday 4th March 2021.
  • Application 20/03881/FUL for works at The Fields, Stables Cottage have been APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, you can read the Case Officer report here
  • Application 20/10082/FUL for conversion and change of use at The Old Barn Keevil is still awaiting a decision (originally due Friday 8th January)

Local Plan consultation open until Tuesday 9th March 2021

The consultation on the Wiltshire Local Plan review is open until 9 March, so please do take part to have your say on where future development – including housing, infrastructure and land for employment – may be built in the next 15 years. The Local Plan forms the basis against which planning applications are determined and neighbourhood plans developed.

There is also a separate consultation on the proposed scope and content of the Gypsies and Travellers Plan, which will look at meeting the accommodation needs of travellers and allocating land in sustainable locations.

In other news…

Most of us will have friends, neighbours or family who can help us if we need it, but, just in case, it might be useful to know Wiltshire Council are also offering support for people who need transport to get to their vaccination appointment. Don’t forget, Bus pass time restrictions have also been temporarily lifted to help make travelling for vaccinations easier.

With a number of elections due in Wiltshire in May this year, including unitary and parish council elections and that of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Wiltshire Council have begun a campaign to urge people to vote by post and have their say in a safe way.

And finally…

The Keevil diaspora occasionally reach out to the village website, often by commenting on the History page, where there’s been a little interesting chatter developing, and we wonder if anyone might be aware of any unwanted copies of the Keevil books, especially Volumes 1 or 2, as new and former residents have shown interest in obtaining them. Drop us an email if you’ve any thoughts…

That’s all for now – find us on Facebook for real-time discussions on Keevil Village, marketplace on For Sale, Free or Wanted in Keevil, or wander down memory lane on Keevil Memories… thank you for all your support, and if you have any news, pictures or stories to share, don’t hesitate to get in touch

Bob & Sarah – #StaySafe 🙂

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