Paul Cripps

I am an archaeologist specialising in archaeological computing (GIS, IT, web) with a keen interest in photography. I look after a number of community websites including this one.

Posts by Paul Cripps

COVID and Parish Council Meetings

Due to the rising COVID cases in the region over the Xmas/NY period, and given the booster jabs roll-out is still underway, the Parish Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the public Parish Council meeting on Tues 11 Jan 2022. 

Annual Audit FY 2020-2021

Each year the Council undertakes an audit and publishes the results. Here are the documents for Financial Year 2020-2021.

Lower Road Working Group – Update

The Lower Road Working Group met with Wiltshire Council to discuss the proposed improvements scheme


Please excuse the Gremlins…

We are currently experiencing a few gremlins. Please bear with us and read on for a workaround.

SID our new Speed Indicator Device

Speed Indicator Device (SID) now live!

Quidhampton Parish Council are very pleased to introduce SID, our new Speed Indicator Device, who will be helping the Community Speedwatch team in their sterling work to reduce traffic speed through the village.

Climate Change Working Group established

The Parish Council appointed a Working Group at its November 2020 meeting with the long term goal to help villagers achieve a net carbon neutral Quidhampton by 2030. The Terms of Reference for the group acknowledges initiatives already started (eg nature project, and planting in verges) and looks to address the big picture as well
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Your Country Needs You!

Parish Council Vacancies

Have you ever wondered how local government works? Would you like to get involved in helping your community? If so, there are currently three vacancies for Parish Councillors on Quidhampton Parish Council.

Quidhampton Photo Competition

The White Horse, our village pub, are organising a photography competition, with the winning photos to be published in a calendar for 2021. The entry fee will also raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Quidhampton Nature Project. We want this to be a fun competition, to lift people’s spirits after lockdown. We also
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Quidhampton Nature Project

Some of our environmentally minded villagers have started a community project. The idea behind the Project is to build awareness of our natural environment, amongst children and adults alike, and to promote activities that support the enhancement of that environment.  Quidhampton Nature Project Do please go and visit their new website to find out more
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Covid-19 Group

A Covid-19 Group has been established with the support of Quidhampton Parish Council. You can find out more about the workings of this group on this new page which will be updated throughout the pandemic and for as long as the group is needed.

Lower Road Working Group – Recommendations

Following on from the previous report produced by the Lower Road Working Group (LRWG) looking at what might be done to improve road safety through the village, the LRWG have now produced a report detailing their recommendations. This latest report is available to read (see below) and will be discussed and voted on at an
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Lower Road Working Group – report on activity

As part of the ongoing efforts to improve safety on Lower Road, Quidhampton Parish Council established a Lower Road Working Group (LRWG) at the September 2019 QPC Meeting to focus on the issue.

Meeting by Luciano Zanardo

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The Annual Parish Meeting for Quidhampton will be held at 4pm on Saturday 11th May 2019 in the village hall. This is a meeting organised by the parish council but not a parish council meeting. Following increased attendance in recent years it has been decided to hold the meeting at a separate time to the
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Google Street View

Traffic Consultation

The Council are looking again at traffic issues in the village. To help with this, the following documents are provided and comments from parishioners are welcome; please email the Clerk with any comments (contact details are here).

Recycle by Nick Youngson

Improved Recycling Service

From 30th July 2018 you will be able to recycle: Plastic pots, tubs and trays Drink and food cartons In addition to the usual plastic bottles and cardboard, you can include yoghurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice, milk and soup cartons. These can all go in your blue lidded bin.
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Road Work by Jo Naylor

A3094: June 2018 road closures

The A3094 will be closed yet again starting on 28th June to complete the works started in 2017. The works are planned to run for 48 hours. Please note the works are now starting on 28th June (and not 26th as indicated on the mobile roadside electronic signs). The closure will be from the A36-A3094 Park Wall Junction
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Meeting by Luciano Zanardo

Annual Parish Meeting 2018

A message from Clare Churchill, Clerk to Quidhampton Parish Council: The Annual Parish Meeting for Quidhampton will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 in the village hall. This is a meeting organised by the parish council but not a parish council meeting. In previous years members of village groups have been invited to
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Playground by Edgar

Recreation Ground: Play Equipment Options

The Parish Council have been making inquiries regarding new play equipment for the recreation ground. There are a number of options which could be taken forward and the council seek opinions from parishioners. There are a range of options in steel or wood, all of which have been tailored to suit the needs of the
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Christmas Bauble (wikimedia commons)

Merry Christmas!

As Christmas draws near, there are a few notices and important dates to remember. And of course a very Merry Christmas to all! Christmas Carols at the White Horse with Rev Simon Woodley, Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm. The draw for the White Horse Christmas Raffle, Thursday 21st at 8pm. Tickets on sale now from the
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Road Work by Jo Naylor

A3094 nightly road closures, starting 21st September

The A3094 will be closed again overnight starting on 21st September. The works are planned to run for two nights (from 1900 or 7pm in the evening till 0600 or 6am the following morning) but the notice remains in place for five days should the need for changes to the programme arise. The closure will be from the A36-A3094
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