Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup – keeping you in touch with news and events in our wonderful village, whatever the weather.

First, so sorry for the error in the link to Julia’s WINGWALK page in the last Roundup – this one’s correct, good luck! and very much looking forward to Pat’s cake sale on Saturday 3rd July 10.30am 🙂

Talking of cakes, sadly Keevil WI’s Tea & Cake afternoon on NHS Day 5th July will NOT now be going ahead – another covid-diary-casualty – we may get a chance to celebrate this wonderful institution another time.


As you’ll all know, the village Fete has had to be postponed once again – it’s now looking like 7th August is the hot date – however, that does leave a lot of plants that were destined for the hugely popular plant stall in need of a home! You can buy direct from Gerry now, at Little Talboys on Main Street, look for the sign if it hasn’t blown down 😉 – all proceeds go to St Leonard’s Church.


Wiltshire Council announced yesterday it is ending its online booking system for visits to household recycling centres (HRCs), so you will soon be able to return to visiting a site during normal opening hours on an ad hoc basis. The changes will come into effect from the date that the Government confirms social distancing requirements will be ended, currently proposed to be 19 July, and will be subject to any public health requirements at that time.

Parish Matters

The next full meeting of the Parish Council will now take place on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 7.30pm in the church – please note this is a change from previously reported. The clerk will be publishing the agenda shortly, you can address any correspondence to him here: Clerk to Keevil Parish Council: Richard Culverhouse | | 97 Heather Shaw, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 7JT | Telephone 01225 777606 or 07785 547176


Wiltshire Council planning office have now explained the confusion over dates published for Consultation and Decisions and assured the Parish Council that applications remain open for comments until the Consultation Deadline, the officer cannot send out a Decision until the Consultation Deadline date has passed.

Three planning applications are also due to be discussed next Wednesday, full details and links are on the Planning Matters page:

  • PL/2021/04855 at 3 Westwood Farmhouse, 3A Main Street for proposed seasonal farm workers caravan accommodation
  • PL/2021/04353 at Keevil Church of England Primary School, Main Street for removal of existing stone boundary wall. New 1.8m high natural stone wall with cock and hen coping detail. New 1.8m high black metal bow top fencing and gate near reception entrance
  • PL/2021/05639 (Listed Building Consent) and PL/2021/04246 at Beech Cottage, 14 Main Street for single storey Kitchen Extension, Garage upgrading works including PV Solar panels, Master Bedroom and bathroom rearrangements, Replacement Greenhouse and New Garden Shed with PV Panels.


Further to Wiltshire Council Cabinet’s approval of the recommendation of Option 10c, the next stage of non-statutory consultation will be launched at the Melksham Area Board tomorrow Wednesday 23rd June at 7pm – the Agenda for the Melksham Area Board meeting has been published, see item 5.

And finally…

Norman has asked us to publish the following on his behalf…

Notice of the Funeral of Janet Hopkins

Sadly, Janet died on 4th June because of a rare cancer. Her funeral will be held at 12 noon on Friday 2nd July in St. Leonard’s Church, Keevil.

I have received very many cards and letters of condolence and requests for the date so that the writers can attend. Unfortunately, because of Covid 19 restrictions, only forty people can be accommodated in the Church, and they will be contacted individually. However, subject to weather conditions, a screen will be placed outside in the churchyard and the service will be relayed. If you wish to attend, please bring a folding chair.

Janet was well known and appreciated by many people locally, nationally, and internationally and it is my intention to hold a memorial service in the future when numbers are no longer an issue. She will be greatly missed.

Janet will be buried in the churchyard after the service.

I would like to express my appreciation and that of Janet’s family for the support, affection and love expressed in all the cards, letters, and messages I have received.

Norman Owen | 01380 870417 or 07768 921247 |

That’s all for now folks – 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 and Sarah #StaySafe 🙂

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