Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup (the 100th Roundup, no less, happy first century to us!) – keeping you in touch with news and events in our wonderful village of Keevil come rain or shine.
And there’s lots coming up so diaries to the ready!
First up, a rare and exciting chance to see our awesome Keevil Singers joining up with the Wiltshire Council Singers to present a Concert and Singalong SING INTO SPRING in aid of Julia’s House on 25th February at 7.30pm in St Leonard’s Church
£5 entry includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival: tickets available on the door, or in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org
- For all you bookworms, the Mobile Library returns on Monday 31st January, 10.35 outside the Rose & Crown Cottages at Stocks Green;
- 1st TUESDAY CLUB (formerly Tea & Chat) is back next Tuesday 1st February 2.30-4pm in the village hall: there’s always good cake and company in spades – and the Post Office is open too!
- Start the weekend well on Saturday 12th February when the popular Breakfast in Church will be open with fabulous hot bacon baps, sausage butties, tea and coffee, 9 ’til 11am;
- Deadline for the March edition of the VILLAGE MAGAZINE is 5pm on Thursday 17th February
- The WALKING GROUP have a smashing couple of walks lined up with something for everyone: a good ramble around the Holt countryside on 23rd February, and a mobility-scooter-accessible towpath bimble from Devizes on March 22nd – see page for full deets;
- BANGERS & MASH LUNCH is back after a long covid-absence on Saturday 5th March 12 noon – 2.30pm in the village hall – mouthwatering locally sourced sausages, onion gravy, creamy buttered mash, and baked beans in rich tomato sauce, plus a selection of delicious home-made puddings! Tickets from Geoff West, see page for more info;
- Our sensational FOLK NIGHT on Saturday 12th March is not far away now and almost sold out, but there is a reserve list so do get in touch – it is a truly top-notch event not to be missed!
- And last but by no means least, just a couple of save-the-date diary notes – Pub Night on 1st April, and Music @ The Manor on 9th July.
The Keevil School Scarecrow Trail will take place for the first time since 2019 this year, on the weekend of 14th and 15th May. Members of the Friends of Keevil School (FOKS) came to the Parish Council meeting in January to say how keen they were to consult fully with residents, and welcomed suggestions from villagers including on siting of the scarecrows: feedback should be made via Geoff West or Pat Tucker, so that they can be addressed collectively during their regular meetings with the school.
Watchkeeper activity on Keevil Airfield
Proposals for 47 Regiment Royal Artillery WATCHKEEPER activity on the airfield have reached the next stage of consultation, which is about the airspace design options. You can comment on the proposals until next Wednesday 2nd February 2022; there will be further opportunities to comment on this ACP during the 3-month consultation period later this year. Full details on the airfield page, including:
- Engagement document from the Ministry of Defence: Annex A – Stakeholder Design Options Feedback Form
- Feedback form: ACP-2021-006 Stage 2A Options Development
All documents relating to the ACP so far can be found on the CAA Airspace Change Portal. The ACP number is ACP2021-006.
Working Groups/Advisory Groups
There’s a great deal of progress been made in the last few months with the working/advisory groups, and the PC are especially keen to hear from villagers with a passion for the unique character of our parish and the surrounding countryside, able to spare a little time to help Keevil plan for the future – see here for more information and contact details.
The Parish Council are still looking to fill the post of Clerk/RFO and are keen to consider splitting the two parts of the role, so if you think this might be of interest do get in touch for a chat. The volunteer roles are also still available – all deets on the PC website here.
Don’t forget to bag yourself a FREE Jubilee Tree! As part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the Parish Council has a community pack of 105 Wild Wood saplings to distribute to residents of the parish, which are expected 28th February – 18th March. If you would like to plant one or more in your garden, please email Alex Goodwin.
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 🙂