Welcome to the Preshute Parish website where you should find the information you need about our rural Wiltshire countryside parish. Located on the Marlborough Downs and entirely within in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are a rural community of some 193 residents. The focus is on farming, forestry and preserving the heritage of our historic countryside, while there is a busy business park on the Bath Road at Clatford. The parish includes the Manton House Estate (home to two internationally renowned horse racing yards), the Temple Farm Estate and unspoiled beauty of Barton Dene. We border Manton and the communities of Barton Park and College Fields in the east and Lockeridge lays to the west. Our southern border takes in the unmatched West Woods and the Wansdyke.
The most recent claim to international fame came with the appearance of Manton House yards in the blockbuster Netflix series The Crown. Preshute continues to champion an unmatched stage to the drama and heritage of the English countryside at its finest.
This website is designed to provide easy to access information about how the Parish Council works, our services, projects and activities, local events and links to other websites. You will find contact details for your Councillors and our Clerk below.
Preshute Parish Council have organised a helpline for parishioners who find themselves having to self-isolate.
The Helpline will allow those with a real need
and who have nowhere else to turn to with the following:
Collecting and delivering groceries
The Helpline is available between 9am to 6pm everyday until the crisis has passed
The number is 07798 948237
or email: email@example.com
Please note that this is a voluntary service.
If you are well and want to help us deliver this community service
please contact us at the email address above.
NHS advice on Coronavirus COVID-19
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10th May, the Government has issued a raft of new guidance and advice on its website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus, some of which can be read by clicking the following links here:
Click on 'Local News' in the menu bar above
This is a useful starting point if you want more information about any aspect of community and volunteer packs, food parcels, support available, etc.
It is sad to have to say this, but if you need help, either in Manton or in Preshute, please be careful of doorstep scammers. In particular, be wary of unsolicited individuals calling at your door offering to buy groceries, collect prescriptions, offering to sell you virus testing kits or other essentials. Do not give them money or your credit card! If in doubt call the helplines on the notices you have received through your letterboxes
Cllr Peter Morgan (Chair)
Cllr Simon Mills
Cllr Philippa Pearson
Cllr Joy Penn
Cllr Hugh Wroth
Cllr Ian Wroth