Welcome back to the BUZZ Roundup – keeping you in touch with happenings in Keevil village come rain or shine…

Don’t forget this evening, Friday 26th May! If you’re free for an hour or so, drop in to the village hall where the ANNUAL PARISH COMMUNITY MEETING will be serving cheese & nibbles, wine, tea and coffee from 6pm and some village groups will have information and displays. The Parish Council Chair reports to the parish at 6.30pm. 

Remember, even though the meeting is chaired by the Chair of the PC, this ISN’T a council meeting, it is a meeting to discuss parish affairs and parishioners can speak and vote on items on the agenda. There’s lots to talk about, including dog poo initiatives, Recreation Ground amenities, Coronation commemorative ideas, a new Climate & Environment working group, and more. So do come join in and have a glass of wine 🙂


Also coming up…
  • KEEVIL CRICKET CLUB are away this weekend 27th May vs Beehive Southwick;
  • Bacon butties are back on the menu with BREAKFAST IN CHURCH on Saturday 3rd June 9-11am at St Leonard’s Church
  • Helen & Karin will keep the tea and cake flowing for 1st TUESDAY CLUB on Tuesday 6th June 2.30-4pm in the village hall
  • On 7th and 21st June the ART GROUP meet at 10-12.30 in the village hall – all welcome!
  • The Walking Group have organised another family-friendly walk-from-the-door on Saturday 10th June: this will be a smashing circular toddle over to Steeple Ashton, including a visit to the beautiful Luffenham Field – bring a picnic lunch or book yourselves in to the Longs Arms. These walks are aimed at those who’d like to join a walk but work during the week, those with families, or anyone who’d just like to get to know our local paths and byways a little better! See page for full deets;
  • Have you booked your evening tickets for KEEVIL ROOTS on Saturday 17th June yet? Geoff West will sort you out 01380 870425 or 
  • The MOBILE LIBRARY is back on Monday 19th June, 10.35 – 10.55 outside Rose & Crown Cottages;
  • And remember the next VILLAGE MAGAZINE deadline is 22nd June 5pm deadline for July/August edition

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Other Parish and Community Matters

UPDATE on Airspace Change – Watchkeeper RPAS activity: MAY 2023

The Parish Council recently asked for an update on the Airspace Change proposals, and have been advised by Major Goodman and his team (who were grateful for the support they had received) that:

  • Ownership of the airfield has now changed from Brize Norton to Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), Middle Wallop;
  • The Civil Aviation Authority has approved the airspace change that will allow Watchkeeper to operate from the airfield, with the preferred option (that most benefits our community because of the flexibility it offers the regiment to minimise noise by varying flight paths to SPTA) being the one that was successful;
  • The detachment has now deployed, and this year will focus on integrating and training with the rest of the British Army. From late May through to the end of June 2023, Watchkeeper intends to operate periodically to support exercises on Salisbury Plain during working weekday hours;

More details on the page.

And finally…

As you’ll have seen by now, THE DEFIBRILLATOR HAS MOVED and is now located prominently on the front wall of the village hall in St Martins Road. It was felt this was a more accessible site, easier to locate – the telephone kiosk is prone to spider webs and the collection of leaves and rubbish due to it not being a sealed enclosure. The new site has a motion-sensitive light above, it’s more open and opposite a street light which seemed more conducive in an emergency situation. A weatherproof notice is in the pipeline.


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

Andie, Bob and Sarah #justlovingvillagelife 🙂

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