Welcome to Ramsbury and Axford


The Annual Governance & Accountability Return for 2020-21 is now available. for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Ramsbury & Axford Parish Council .The documents can be seen on the Parish Council Accounts page of this website. Due to current Covid regulations we would prefer that electors view the accounts this way.


Local hospitality venues now open

Ramsbury British Legion open for tea/coffee cake sandwiches Wed-Sun 10am -2.00 Sun 10am-4 pm

The Bell restricted hours takeaways available contact 01672 520230 for details

Crown and Anchor lunch and dinner contact 01672 520335 for details

Phoenix wood fired pizza every Thursday in the Memorial Hall car park 16.45-20.30 contact 07990 872585 07941 803194 for details

Farr’s fish and chips Memorial Hall car park Wednesdays 16.30-20.30 07394 523623 for details

The Library is now open Monday 2-4 Wed 10-12 and Sat 10-12. The library needs volunteers in order to stay open. If you think you could help contact Jane Hunt, Volunteer Coordinator for Wiltshire Libraries on 01225 713792 jane.hunt@wiltshire.gov.uk

Hills Stores Charity Shop now open as usual 10-12.30 Tues Wed Thurs Sat morning 2-4.30 Tues Thurs afternoons

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

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

The allotment site is closed to all but plot holders

Play areas are open

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

The Recreation Centre is open for sensible socially distanced exercise, tennis, bowls,football,cricket etc. please contact relevant clubs for details


  16 July 2021     Latest Wiltshire COVID-19 cases The number of cases in Wiltshire continues to be below the national average but has increased again this week.

The rate of cases per 100,000 has gone from 144.2 to 177.

It’s vital that we all keep following the restrictions that are still in place ahead of any changes on 19 July.

So, please keep washing your hands regularly or sanitising them, wear a face covering where required, socially distance as much as possible, get your first and second dose of the vaccine when offered, and if you have COVID symptoms, please book a test and self-isolate immediately.

Thanks for your support.       Watch our COVID-19 update webinar

Ahead of the changes to social distancing measures on 19 July, we hosted a live online webinar yesterday (Thursday 15 July) to update you with the latest COVID-19 information in Wiltshire.

You can watch the webinar back on our YouTube channel.

Wiltshire Council Leader Cllr Richard Clewer was joined by Terence Herbert, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Council, Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health and Gill May from the Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group for Wiltshire.       Step 4 gets underway on 19 July but please still play your part
Step 4 on the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap gets underway from 19 July, but with case numbers continuing to rise, you are being asked to be cautious and ensure you still playing your part to keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of transmission.
The Government has confirmed that: You will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There will also be no limits on the number of people you can meet. However, in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence, you should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with,and increase close contact gradually. Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces. It is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can. However, the Government expects and recommends a gradual return over the summer. The requirement to wear face coverings in law will be lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport. There will no longer be limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals, communal worship and other life events (including receptions and celebrations) Full details of the Government’s step 4 confirmation can be found online.       Update from Cabinet
  Our cabinet meeting took place on Tuesday (13 July).

Here’s Leader of Wiltshire Council, Cllr Richard Clewer, to talk through some of the decisions and discussions that took place, including our action on climate change, the budget and more.   Watch the update now       Polls set to open on 19 August for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election
The notice of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election for Wiltshire and Swindon has been formally published, with the polls set to open on 19 August.
The previous Police and Crime Commissioner election took place on 6 May 2021 but, as the eventual nominated candidate was unable to take office, the election has to be re-held.
If you want to vote you have to ensure you are on the electoral register by midnight on 3 August. Those who are already on the register do not need to re-register. If you wish to vote by post and haven’t done so before please get your applications in by 5pm on 4 August. Voting by post is more convenient for you and also saves the council money. You can also nominate someone to vote on your behalf and applications for this must be received by 11 August at 5pm.
More information about the election can be found on our website.       High temperatures expected this weekend

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 health alert level for Wiltshire this weekend (17-18 July).

Temperatures are expected to reach the high 20s Celsius widely, with some areas exceeding 30 Celsius. 

Please remember to look out for others who may find it more difficult to stay cool and hydrated during this time. Older people, people with long-term health conditions and young children may need help keeping cool.   Tips on how to cope in hot weather       Our best ever gym membership promotion

If you want to keep fit then look no further!

We’re offering our best ever membership promotion at our leisure centres, but you need to be quick – it’s only available for a short time between Monday 19 July and Sunday 1 August.
You could save up to £80 on a membership!
Whether you’re looking to resume your fitness activities, start up for the first time or come back to using the centres again, now is a fantastic time to do so.
We’re continuing with some social distancing measures to help you have an enjoyable and safe visit to our centres, and we’re here to assist, whatever your health and fitness goals.
To find out more, visit our website or to sign up, just head over to one of our leisure centres from Monday 19 July.     Childcare ideas for the holidays

We’ve worked with local childminders and activity providers to create a childcare and activity directory to help you find childcare during the summer holidays.

It includes details of the activities being offered, including charges, accessibility and location, to help you plan how to keep your children busy during their time off.   Download the childcare and activity directory now       Keep up-to-date with improvement works

Contractors working on our behalf are carrying out road resurfacing and associated works in a number of towns across Wiltshire.

You can also see the full list of all roadworks taking place in the county by visiting the One Network map and typing ‘Wiltshire’ into the search box.     Have your say

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  2 July 2021    

Have you had your COVID-19 vaccination yet?

All adults (18 and over) are able to book both vaccinations.

As of 1 July, a total of 619,007 first and second doses have been administered in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).    Book your COVID-19 vaccinations now       It’s coming home!

  Think twice to reduce COVID-19 cases this summer
As COVID-19 case rates have steadily increased in Wiltshire over the last three weeks, it’s really important that we all continue to do what we can to help reduce transmission of the virus.
Please ‘think twice’ and play your part to keep cases down and avoid missing out on summer plans: Take a twice weekly lateral flow test if symptom-free. Two doses of the vaccine – all adults should book and attend both their first and second vaccine dose.    
    Cabinet approves next steps for Wiltshire Local Plan

The 10 step plan follows a consultation period held between 13 January – 9 March, of which we had more than 3,500 responses from residents.

We are currently on step four, which involves preparing the draft version of the plan. Once this draft is considered by Cabinet, we will carry out a public consultation which will be another chance for you to have your say.

The key elements of the Local Plan focuses are on proposals for the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth across Wiltshire and climate change.   More information on the Wiltshire Local Plan  

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  Local test and trace system still in place
As cases are steadily rising in Wiltshire, we wanted to remind you that local contact tracing is taking place.

If you receive a call from 0300 456 0100 please answer as it may be one of our contact tracers looking to pass on information and advice.    More information on the local test and trace system      

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Discounted membership at our leisure centres

We’re offering a three month fitness membership for just £99 this summer.
It’s available until 31 August 2021 and could save you over £40 on your monthly fitness membership cost.

If you’ve been thinking about getting back into regular fitness routines, want to return to a membership or just want to get started for the first time; this is a no-contract, short term way of doing so. With the membership you can access the gym, including an induction if required plus public swimming sessions; all other activities, like group exercise classes and racket sport court hire can be purchased at a reduced rate as well.
For more information, or just to have a look around your local leisure centre, please visit our website where you can also find a full list of our leisure facilities.
We look forward to welcoming you!

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. 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.

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.

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

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