Graham Read

Power Outage

Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:45 There is an issue with the electricity supply to the village.  Following a brief outage earlier this afternoon the power supply is being delivered at a lower voltage than normal.  This will affect some electrical devices in our homes but not all.  For example, TVs […]

Beware bogus fish sellers

Message sent by Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire) Operation Arwen is a National Trading Standards Operation targeting the selling of fish door to door by salesmen from the North of England. Customers find themselves forced into buying a vast amount of fresh fish.  The volumes and the price charged are never discussed. […]

Superfast Broadband reaches Burton!

That green cabinet in The Street has suddenly come to life.  Anyone in the village with an existing phone line can order “superfast” broadband today.  I just did and the order predicts I will get download speeds of up to 80Mb and upload speeds of up to 20Mb.  If you […]

What’s that green box?

I went away for a short break last week and when we got back a new green box had appeared on The Street.  So what is it?  Well, as it happens I’ve been waiting for this box to arrive ever since I reported that Burton was in the plans for “Super […]

How to use the website

Welcome to the new website for Burton Village. This blog post is a quick introduction to how to use the site. First of all I’ll explain how the menus and links work.  Along the top of the page you will see a set of headings (1).  This is the main […]

Making the most of Broadband

We recently discovered that Burton will receive superfast broadband in the next 12 months or so.  The exchange at Badminton has already been upgraded and is “taking orders”.  Sadly we can not make an order as yet.  The next stage in providing the new service to Burton involves laying fibre […]

Theft of Landrover parts

We are currently experiencing a significant series of thefts of Landrover Defender parts, including bonnets, air intakes, grills, lights Please  advise owners re additional security (to lock bonnets etc) particularly late evenings and nights. Dave Inspector David Hobman Sector Inspector Chippenham, Calne and Corsham Wiltshire Police DDI: 01249 709502 Email: