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Welcome to Royal Wootton Bassett

Royal Wootton Bassett is located just two miles from junction 16 of the M4, making it an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and discover its many visitor attractions.

The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.
Latest News
Road Works M4, Junction 15
Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Category: News |

The Town Council has received notification of a road closure which could potentially affect residents and those who work in Royal Wootton Bassett. Please find the information below.

“Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing sections of the roundabout at junction 15 to address surface defects (e.g. potholes and low skid resistance areas). This work is to ensure the network remains in a safe condition for our customers.

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, we’ll need to close the eastern and western sides of the roundabout non-consecutively. We recognise that this is a busy junction, and therefore all work will be carried out overnight, between 10pm and 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest”.

During the closures, clearly signed diversions will be in place via the M4 Junctions 14 and 16 (see map).

Stone Poppy Update
Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Category: News |

This morning (19th October 2017) the Town Council received reports that the Stone Poppy was subject to significant damage overnight.  After reviewing the CCTV footage, we are able to confirm that at 04.47am, the sculpture collapsed.  The damage has not been caused as a result of vandalism.  The Police attended this morning to cordon off the area – please avoid approaching the site for safety reasons.

The Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett, Councillor Steve Bucknell, has said “We are shocked and saddened about the damage to the Poppy, and are currently looking into the cause”.

Mark Humphrey, the artist who designed the Poppy stated “‘We are all understandably upset by this unexpected news. I have visited the Poppy and I am committed, together with the Council, to find a resolution as the Poppy has become a treasured addition to the community.”

 

Urgent Road Closure Notice – Wiltshire Council
Posted: October 17th, 2017 | Category: News |

Wiltshire Council have circulated the following information regarding an urgent road closure notice for part of Marlborough Road. The closure will be in effect from 7.00hrs to 18.00hrs on Tuesday 28th November 2017. Please click the headline to view the location maps.

Road closure alert
Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Category: News |

Please find below a link regarding the A3102 road closure at the end of October 2017.

The route between Royal Wootton Bassett and junction 16 of the M4 will be closed from 23rd October 2017 for 5 nights as part of a 12 night closure programme. This will allow engineers to widen the road as part of the junction improvements.

A number of individual overnight road closures (up to 12) are necessary to help facilitate this work. The first set of overnight closures is planned for Monday, 23rd October to Friday, 27th October (5 nights) between 20.00 hrs and 06.00 hrs.

Subsequent overnight closures are currently expected to take place from 08th November and once dates are confirmed advance warning signs will be displayed to advise road users.

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Information regarding road closures
Posted: October 10th, 2017 | Category: News |

Temporary road closure at Kington Langley and Sutton Benger Continue reading…

Halloween family event at Royal Wootton Bassett Library
Posted: October 9th, 2017 | Category: News |

Please support this cause and donate if you can.
Posted: October 9th, 2017 | Category: News |

Blood donors needed at The Memorial Hall on Wednesday 18th October, information attached Continue reading…

RWB Arts Festival Autumn concert information
Posted: October 5th, 2017 | Category: News |

Come along to St Barts church on Saturday 4th November to hear highlights from the Summer festival. Continue reading…

Gnome Hunt in October half term
Posted: October 5th, 2017 | Category: News |

The REME museum at MoD Lyneham are having a gnome hunt and assault course, please see the attached poster for more information. Continue reading…

International market comes to Royal Wootton Bassett on Friday 20th October. Come along to experience flavours of the world.
Posted: October 5th, 2017 | Category: News |