Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup – keeping you in touch with news and events in our wonderful village of Keevil come rain or shine.

As you’ll all know by now, consultation for the Keevil Airfield Airspace Change Proposal is underway, and some events have already taken place. This coming Monday 4th July, Capt Rob Goodman and WO2 Ronnie Jansen of the 47th Regiment RA project team will be attending the Parish Council meeting to provide a briefing and answer any questions villagers might have. The meeting will start slightly earlier at 7.00pm so that there is plenty of time during the Public Consultation session for this discussion. If you cannot attend but have a question or query, email Alex Goodwin or Sarah Dow before Monday evening. Full details and how to comment on the proposal are on the page.


Also coming up...
  • Tomorrow Saturday 2nd July at 2.30 it’s the Great Hinton Summer Fete, in the field at the Devizes end of the village – there will be cakes, games, plants, bottle tombola, teas, ice cream, and of course a raffle, all supporting the PSP Association (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)…
  • … and tomorrow evening it’s the BATH GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY CONCERT in the church at 7.30pm – details from Norman Owen 01380 870417;
  • On Tuesday 5th July Bob is back with his teapot for 1st TUESDAY CLUB 2.30-4pm in the village hall – perfect time for a cuppa and some cake with friends, plus the Post Office is open where you can pick up some of Laura’s lovely eggs;
  • The Art Group will next be meeting on 6th & 20th July 10-12.30 in the village hall…
  • …also next Wednesday 6th July will be the School Sports Day, on the Banfield Recreation Ground from 9-12 – so parking in Martins Road will be a bit busy…
  • The Walking Group have more great walks lined up for July, with a smashing ramble around the Somerset Coal Canal around Midford & Combe Hay on Wednesday 6th July (with lunch at the Hope and Anchor); and on Wednesday 27th July a super-easy bimble around Salisbury (lunch at the Old Mill at Harnham) – all walk deets on the page;
  • BREAKFAST in CHURCH will be taking a break during August so make the most of the chance of a bacon butty or two on Saturday 9th July, 9-11am – all proceeds to church funds;
  • … and all fingers crossed for sunshine, at least in the evening on Saturday 9th July, for the annual Music @ the Manor: tickets (£13 a head, children free) are going fast so contact Pat Tucker 01380 871601 if you’re interested – and don’t forget your money for the raffle, cash or contactless! 🙂
  •  The Craft Group are back on 13th & 27th July 2-4 in the village hall;
  • And the WI will be visiting Yarnbrook Gardens on Wednesday 13th July; there’s also a new page now for the Wildflower Project so you can keep up with news and progress!
  • The School Year 6 Productions at the village hall will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday 13th July (starts 1.30pm), and on Thursday 14th July the evening performance (starts 6pm) – so again,  be prepared for an increase in parent parking on these days…
  • The MOBILE LIBRARY is back for bookworms on Monday 18th July 10.35 – 10.55 outside the Rose & Crown Cottages at Stocks Green;
  • The good news is, the Drama Group Murder Mystery production should go ahead after all, on Saturday 26th November. Do contact Geoff West if you feel like joining this happy little group – 01380 870425 or


Gerry Vaughan would like to pass on his sincere thanks to all the villagers, friends and families who supported his plant and vegetable sales, and also for the very welcome plants and pot contributions. He is delighted to report a total of £642 was raised for St Leonard’s Church Funds, the highest ever since he’s been running the CHURCH & VILLAGE FETE plant stall! He will still have some plants at the fete on 20th August (2pm in the grounds of Keevil Manor), along with any others which people may have donated.

Planning matters…

Wiltshire Council have passed the following decisions recently:

  • Application PL/2021/09143 for the timber climbing frame structure at 29 Pyatts Corner has been Approved with Conditions: note, no case officer report or Decision Notice has yet been posted on the portal;
  • Application PL/2021/11438 for change of use of land to mixed use of agriculture and dog walking safety area with timber shelter at 96 Baldham has been REFUSED: view or download Decision Notice, Case Officer report and other documents here, letters of representation and comments here.
And finally…

Wiltshire Council today urged caution as local COVID-19 cases increase…

There has been a recent increase in local COVID-19 cases in Wiltshire, and with the summer holidays fast approaching, people are being reminded to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and those around them from illness. At the beginning of June the seven-day average of those with COVID-19 was 53.1 per 100,000 but in recent weeks that has increased to 171 per 100,000. You can keep up to date on the latest data via the Government dashboard at Cases in Wiltshire | Coronavirus in the UK (

The general advice is, if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, and a high temperature or feel unwell, try to stay at home or away from others. There are also some simple things we can choose to practice in our daily lives:

  • get vaccinated
  • let fresh air in if meeting others indoors
  • practise good hygiene:
    • wash your hands
    • cover your coughs and sneezes
    • clean your surroundings frequently
  • wear a face covering or a face mask, particularly if you are in crowded and enclosed spaces

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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