Home - The Parish of Urchfont
HThe Parish comprises the communities of Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway, three villages approximately six miles south of Devizes and on the edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, UK.
The Parish is made up of approximately 960 registered electors and their family members not yet old enough to register. Farming provides the predominant work activity within the Parish.
Within the Parish you will find much that displays a typical English Village environment; the Urchfont Duck Pond, Church, Village Hall, Community Shop and Post Office, Pub, Primary School/Pre-School, Cricket/Croquet ground, Playing Field / Recreation Ground / Playground Area, Oakfrith Wood, Urchfont Cemetery, allotments, farm shops, farm buildings, thatched cottages, numerous sporting & social clubs together with many footpaths & bridleways all nestling within very active farmland and the wider countryside on the edge of Salisbury Plain. The annual Scarecrow Festival, held over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, attracts many visitors from far and wide.
Urchfont won the Best Newcomer Award 2017 in the CPRE Best Kept Village Competition and in 2019 won Best Kept Village in the Kennet section (District Round) and Best Kept Village (County Round) for medium sized villages.
The Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway Neighbourhood Plan was declared 'made' following a referendum on 20th April 2017.
This web site was originally launched in 2012 to bring together comprehensive and timely information about the very active and community focussed members of the Parish and Parish Council together with Parish history; Amenities and Facilities locally; Community Organisations and Businesses that serve and/or work in the Parish.
This website urgently needs YOUR input - please let us know about any local news or event and also comments / suggestions for improvement of this site by contacting the Clerk to the Council. (Webmaster)
CLICK HERE to see Parish Council Standing Notices