Daily Archives: 14/04/2014


Speeding in Burton – Let’s do something about it !

In 2011 the Parish Plan stated  ‘Speed of traffic through Burton: 75% of all respondents – and 90% of those who live in Burton – say that traffic drives too fast on the road through Burton (B4039). The police are aware of this concern but have said recently that ..“based on the initial speed survey data, […]


Book Club – Book of the Month April 2014

This month we will be reading Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life by Sherwood Anderson (1919).  The book is a collection of interrelated short stories about the various inhabitants of the fictional small Midwestern town of Winesburg.  Anderson was in the vanguard of American writers […]


Launching Burton In Bloom

Burton in Bloom is a new group whose aim is to bring a bit more beauty to Burton, with possible projects such as (but not limited to): Picket fencing at entry points to the village Flower tubs at entry points to the village Flower tubs on the village triangle Seating […]


BCA Draft Constitution

Many thanks to all those who have commented on the various drafts since 28 February. The intention is to ask the committee for approval at the next committee meeting (14 April) with a view to obtaining formal endorsement at the next General Meeting (provisionally 28 April) The first hurdle it […]


Road Chaos on Sat 10th May 1

Wiltshire Council have published the following: Temporary Introduction of One-Way Traffic Restriction: C161 Nettleton (Ref: TTRO 3435) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to temporarily introduce a One-Way Traffic Restriction on the following road in the specified direction: C161 Nettleton; from its junction with […]


Fast Broadband coming to Burton this year

Thanks to Graham Read for this update sent from digitalinclusion@wiltshire.gov.uk, also known as Wiltshire Online: ‘The good news is that I can confirm that Burton is within the intervention area for the Wiltshire Online programme; this means we are able to survey and invest in the area.  I am also […]


Rick runs London Marathon for Cancer Research

Rick Thornton from Fredericks Way is running in Sunday’s London Marathon, with a target of raising £2000 for Cancer Research UK. He has just 26 miles and £370 to reach his goal.  Let’s give him all our support and donate with this link: http://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Thornton1 or pop in to Nettleton Post Office.


Calling all foragers – Wild Garlic

At this time of year the churchyard at St Mary’s has loads of plants on the south side that look like wild garlic and smell like wild garlic. If you would like some wild garlic, there is no guarantee that they are actually wild garlic, or are even edible, so […]


Wanted: New Parish Clerk

Our Parish Council seeks a new Parish Clerk.  Applicants should have good admin and computing skills and be able to work flexibly.  Previous experience in a similar role is preferred.  An average of 6 hours per week is expected to be needed, including one evening per month.  Pay is around £10 […]


New Parish Councillor

Your new Parish Councillor is Alistair Caie. Please contact him if there is anything you want to raise with the Parish Council about what is (or is not) being done. His contact details are: The New House Church Hill T: 218072 e: acaie@burtonwilts.org.uk