Sutton Veny lies in the beautiful Wylye Valley in Wiltshire between Salisbury and Bath, and is approximately 2 miles from the town of Warminster. Longleat House and Safari Park are close by as well as Centre Parcs.
The village is steeped in history and was a concentration area during the 1st World War for units going to and from France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a Cemetery beside St Johns Church with Australian soldiers who died mainly from the influenza epidemic in 1918. The 1st World War Picture Galley here contains some wonderful postcards and photographs of the period.
This web site has a wealth of local information. Hover your mouse over the menu at the top of the page and explore. If you have any historical information for this site or have any comments then please let me know through the contact form.
If you are new to the village there is a Newcomers Page just for you.
Anzac Service - 26th April 2020
Sutton Veny Coronavirus Support
As a community, we, along with the rest of the country and the globe, are entering pretty uncharted waters as we adapt to the presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand that there are many in our community who will be affected by the measures being imposed to spread the fight of the virus and we must be there to help each other.
This is not just about families self-isolating or those more vulnerable members of the community such as the elderly. There are many villagers who are self-employed or reliant upon industries such as hospitality, leisure and transport who this will impact. To help out, we are mobilising a group of volunteers to assist in whatever way we can during the coming weeks and months which I will coordinate.
Operating in line with the governments latest guidance at all times, our aim is to help out with tasks such as:
- Signposting to government advice
- Prescription collections
- Household chores
- Technical support such as setting up Skype accounts for video calls for those self-isolating or setting up access to the village website and social media to stay informed.
- A simple chat
The finer details of how we will operate are still very much being planned and further information will be made available soon via this web site, the village newsletter and signs in the village.
Willow Tree Cottage
82 High St
For the latest government advice, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response and the latest news from Wiltshire Council on the virus plus support and advice is here: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus
PS. The Woolpack pub in the village has introduced lovely ready meals for collection or delivery locally. Further details here: The Woolpack
PPS. As a result of the Prime Minister's order to close playgrounds, the Sutton Veny Playground has been closed with immediate effect. We would ask that this is respected in order that everyone does their part to minimise the spread of Coronavirus in our community, minimise the impact upon the NHS and help save lives.
Guidance on staying at home and away from others
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example, food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example, a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
These four reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded. The government has just published a handy advice leaflet which can be found here.