Alton Parish village website

This is the Website of Alton Parish Council, comprising the three villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet.   This website last updated 10 April 2021


The Parish of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeysteet join the Nation in sending deep sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen on the sad death of her husband His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. 

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Wiltshire Council has opened an online book of condolence for residents to leave messages and share memories here:- https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registration-service/royal-memorial-events/hrh-prince-philip/book-of-condolence-for-hrh-prince-philip

Alton Parish Council - Vacancies

Please note that there are vacancies on Alton Parish Council and anyone interested in becoming a member of the PC should register their interest by contacting the parish clerk (Click hereto email)  who is happy to help you with your nomination form.

1. Elections are to be held for the areas listed above. 

2. Nomination papers can be obtained from the Returning Officer as follows: 

3. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer or his appointed staff at The Main Reception, Council Offices, Bourne Hill, Salisbury SP1 3UZ between 10am and 4pm on any working day (excluding Good Friday 2 April 2021 and Easter Monday 5 April 2021) from and including Friday 12 March 2021 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021. Please go to main reception and ask for Electoral Services. 

4. Please make an appointment to submit your nomination papers by using our online booking system: 

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-town-parish or by phoning Electoral Services on 0300 456 0112. 

5. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. 

6. Applications to register to vote must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Monday 19 April 2021. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. 

7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. 

8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. 

9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021. The disability must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. 

Dated Thursday 11 March 2021                             Terence Herbert Returning Officer 

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge


Help during lockdown in
Altons and Honeystreet

If you need help and advice with delivery and collection for food/shopping, prescription delivery, social support or wish to offer your help as a volunteer,  please contact our COVID -19              Co-ordinator David Carson at davidjmcarson@icloud.com or call 01672 851826.

Local shopping of all basic foods see the Barge Shop below.

For MENTAL HEALTH concerns please contact AWP(Avon and Wiltshire Partnership) responce line for advice. 0300 3031320

Wiltshire Together is a new digital platform which aims to connect people, groups and organisations to their communities. You are encouraged to register or your group on the site and make connections to other groups: https://wiltshiretogether.org.uk/

In this difficult time for everyone it could be useful to know that the Mental Health Charity MIND has a 24 Hour help line;
MIND has a 24-hour helpline: 0300 123 3011

Should you need further information, guidance or support please do get in contact with your local Community Engagement Manager: Richard Rogers richard.rogers@wiltshire.gov.uk  01225 718626. 

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Click here for our additional help page on COVID-19 Coronavirus



Protecting the elderly and vulnerable in Wiltshire. Full details click here:

The Bobby Van Trust

Census 2021- Your questions answered - click here 


New local home cooking/delivery to the Parish
The Honeystreet Cook click here for details 
click here for Menu 2021 and prices


The Barge Shop during Lockdown

Over the next four weeks the Barge Shop will be open for pickup 

Monday to Friday 4.00-7.00 pm 

Saturday and Sunday 12.00-4.00 pm 

The shop will carry all basic fresh foods including bread, milk, eggs, meats, seasonal veg, fruit, pasta and rice. 

There will be no reason to pre-order but large quantities and specific items will require ordering by midday on the day before you need them. Also Beer, cider and wine will need to be ordered before you pick-up.

Email your requirements to shopbarge@gmail.com or text to 07394937895

Coronation Hall 
Sadly with the lockdown the hall is now closed till 2 December,  The hall is taking booking for the future. To Hire Coronation Hall email: richardheacock@mac.com


Village Yoga Click here



All Saints, Alton Priors 
has reopened to visitors. 

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 The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity saving historic churches at risk. The look after All Saints Alton Priors.  They have saved over 350 buildings which attract almost two million visitors a year. With their help and with your support they are kept open and in use – living once again at the heart of their communities. They operate the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK. All of the churches in the collection are listed, mostly Grade I and II*, and some are Scheduled Ancient Monuments. These buildings might have disappeared, instead they are kept open and in use at the heart of the community. The churches remain consecrated and can be used for occasional worship. 

To see the report and Church plan for 2020   
ALL SAINTS  CHURCH click here

Please take this survey about All Saints
The questions in our 
survey ask a bit about you and about your interest in and knowledge of the church. We'd also like to invite you to join us in a group discussion about the building later in the year, either in person or via conference call – please indicate your availability and interest in joining this discussion in the survey

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North Wessex Downs 

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

Read the Annual Review 2019-2020
Click here to read



To Hire Coronation Hall email: richardheacock@mac.com


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