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Latest news and advice for residents on COVID-19 15th Jan      Click here for full advice


Latest news and advice for residents on COVID-19 and more 8th Jan      Click here for full advice


National lockdown:Stay at Home

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You must not leave home without a “reasonable excuse”-medical appointment, essential shopping, once a day for exercise,to help vulnerable people.

All primary schools , secondary schools and colleges have closed for the majority of students and pupils and will switch to remote learning. Schools in Wiltshire will remain open for children of key workers and vulnerable children where they can.

Early years settings including nurseries and childminders can remain open.

Libraries will close until further notice. There will be an order and collect service in place while libraries are closed.

Leisure Centres are closed.Household Recycling Centres are open but you must book in advance online. However, please only visit your nearest HRC if it is essential to do so and items cannot be stored at home. If you have booked and your journey is not essential please cancel your booking.

Business Grants

The Chancellor has announced new support for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. New one-off grants will be available to closed businesses as follows:

£4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 and under

£6,000 for businesses with a rateable vaue of between £15,000 and £51,000

£9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000 details available soon

SCAMS A number of scam text messages are being received across the UK trying to entice people to give card details either to claim a non-existent government grant or to apply for a COVID -19 vaccine-THESE ARE SCAMS When you are invited for your vaccine you WILL NOT be asked for bank details or any payment. Nationally the vaccine programme is being rolled out led, in Wiltshire by Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire Commissioning Group supported by Wiltshire Council. residents will be written to directly with information on an appointment for the vaccine so please do not call the NHS in advance.



.   Full list of opening times of our hubs and services     Our Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub remains in place for those who may need additional support.

You can call the hub on 0300 003 4576 or email wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk 
It’s open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Those who require help with tasks such as picking up food and other essentials, should ask friends or family or order online. If they do not have family, friends or a support network that can help, please contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub and request help. Need some mental health support? Below are all the numbers you’ll need. 
North Team – 01249 468500
South Team – 01722432555
West Team – 01249 706611
Emergency Duty Service for out of hours and weekends – 0300 456 0100 (Option 7 then ​1 for Adults) 0300 303 1320 – Avon & Wilts mental health care provider (24/7) 0808 196 3382 – NHS ‘GoodSam’ 01380 724833 – Richmond Fellowship Mon-Fri 24 hours   Check the opening times       Government grant to help people stay safe, keep warm, and fed this winter

We have been awarded over £1 million from the Government’s £170 million national COVID Winter Grant Scheme, to help ensure as many vulnerable people as possible in the county are warm and fed this winter.

The aim of the scheme is to give vulnerable households peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months during the pandemic by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials, such as heat and electric, to ensure they are warm and safe.
People eligible for a grant will be identified by the relevant organisation responsible for distributing the different elements of the grant scheme.   Read more    



Be aware there are dog thieves in the area. A silver and green Subaru type vehicle is possibly involved with this. Men have been seen attempting to steal dogs from gardens

The Recreation Centre is still open for sensible socially distanced exercise.


Hills Stores Charity Shop now closed selling items from the window or on facebook

LINK can organise lifts for medical appointments, shopping, collect prescriptions etc. Ring 520111 for details

Ramsbury Brewery has 500ml bottles of alcohol hand sanitizer £15 ring the brewery 541407 and pay by card. Bottles can be collected from Sheila Glass or the brewery

No 48 bus service is operating as usual

The Post Office will deliver essentials to vulnerable and isolating residents in Ramsbury & Axford Please ring 520229 for details

Small supermarket shops can be arranged. Ring 07979327505/520409 or 07724063800/520279 or 07795199059

5aday Devizes will deliver veg boxes FOC plus an assortment of other food items www.5adaybox.co.uk 01380860968

Morrison’s supermarket are providing mixed boxes of food- meat, fish, assorted £35 delivered No need to get a slot www.morrisons.com/foodbox

The allotment site is closed to all but plot holders

Play areas are open

The Bell is closed

The Crown & Anchor is closed

Ring Sheila Glass 07979327505/520409 if you need help with shopping, prescriptions etc.

Please take care to avoid passing infection-if you have any symptoms -fever, cough, headache loss of taste or smell, isolate yourself for 14 days. Elderly people and those with medical conditions-diabetes, COPD, asthma, heart disease, immunocompromise are more at risk from serious complications so take particular care around these groups. The virus can live for up to 72 hours on surfaces including money so wash hands regularly if you have been out or use hand sanitiser and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

If you have vulnerable neighbours who you think may need help and you are well you could print off a note and use to make contact without risking infection.Deliveries of shopping etc should be done with no contact. If the person/s being helped are ill defer taking payment until the quarantine period (14 days) has passed and there are no longer symptoms. Telephone contact, especially for those who live alone, can help to alleviate loneliness and help pass the time.

Larger versions are available in Ramsbury Post Office

If you have problems with shopping or obtaining supplies ring 07979327505/520409 or 520045 parishcouncil@ramsbury.org or candsglass@btinternet.com and we may be able to help.

The library is closed. Audio books can be downloaded via Wiltshire Council website as well as a variety of magazines and books to read online

You may wish to download and display one of these notices if they are relevant to your situation.


PLEASE CHECK ON wiltshire.gov.uk/waste to check the new schedule which starts next week as all addresses in the village do not have the same schedule

Volunteers from the Parish Council have planted up tubs at the village entrances.

There are currently three vacancies on the Parish Council which can be filled by co-option. If you live or work in Ramsbury and would be interested in joining the Parish Council contact the clerk on parishcouncil@ramsbury.org or 01672 520045

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