Welcome to the Preshute Parish website where you should find the information you need about our wonderful Wiltshire countryside parish. Located on the Marlborough Downs, the parish stretches from the Manton House and Temple Farm Estates in the north through Clatford and borders Manton and the communities of Barton Park and College Fields in the east. Lockeridge lays to the west and our southern border takes in the unmatched West Woods and Wansdyke. The entire parish is located in the Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Most of the parish area area is devoted to agriculture, forestry or heritage, but there is a very busy business park on the Bath Road at Clatford. There is a private airstrip to the north of the business park. Manton House is home to two internationally recognised horse racing yards.
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.
Updated 21st March 2020
Preshute Parish Council
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help available for affected parishioners
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 for support with the following:
Buying and delivering groceries
The Helpline is available between 9am to 6pm everyday until the crisis has passed
The number is 07798 948237
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Here is a link to the most up to date NHS advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
Here is relevant advice from Wiltshire Council
This is a worrying time for everyone but particularly for the older and more vulnerable members of our society. Communities are looking at ways to pull together and provide help to those who may need or want to self-isolate.
One of the suggestions we are seeing is to offer services to those who are unable to leave their homes. While we do not wish to discourage much needed kindness, we are also aware of the opportunity this provides to rogue traders, distraction burglars, bogus callers and other criminals.
If you have friends or relatives who may be targeted, remind them to use their safety chains when answering the door. If they don't have one then they may prefer to speak through a window or not answer at all. They should avoid letting anyone they don't know into their home.
Action Fraud have reported scammers sending out e-mails advertising coronavirus kits and cures. Do not respond to these.
Preshute Parish Council
Clerk: Sophie Roberts
Tel: 01672 861262
Chair: Peter Morgan
Preshute Parish Councillors