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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

t: 01793 850222


t: 01793 850222


Increase in Online and Telephone Scams


“Since COVID19 Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service are aware of an increase in online & telephone scams.

If anyone contacts you saying that are from our service, and they are asking you for personal information, please just hang up & report this to the police on 101.

If Dorset and Wiltshire contact you, we will never ask for personal information.”


How will you Honour Her Majesty’s 70 years of service?

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council are seeking to learn about how local people will get together and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, on the extended bank holiday between 2nd June and 5th June 2022.

The national celebrations will mark the first of our Nation’s Monarchs to complete 70 years of service and will see an exciting programme of national events including the Platinum Pageant, Trooping of the Colour and the 14th Annual Big Lunch.

In Royal Wootton Bassett, both the motto of ‘We Honour Those Who Serve’ and the ‘Royal’ pre-fix to the Town’s name command an extra special celebration in honour of Her Majesties service, so the Town Council is looking to learn about all the creative plans of its residents, groups and organisations.

Businesses, community groups and local volunteers are all invited to share their plans with the Town Council, who will be supporting local events via its communications.

Those wishing to get in touch can contact the Town Council via:


Christmas Lights & Shopping Event 2021


Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council has made the decision to continue planning for its annual Christmas Lights event this December.

The annual event which offers free, local, festive entertainment, brings joy to many local residents and supports local businesses and charities.

The decision to proceed with plans, was considered carefully at length during  Thursday’s Amenities Meeting, but much like that of other local councils it was far from straightforward given the pandemic.

For Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, the key question considered was whether to:

  • go ahead in support of businesses, charities and community, with vaccines in place, whilst knowing that Covid still remains a risk and social distancing is not possible;
  • or to cancel in order to protect residents, whilst not being sure as to whether social distancing will even be needed in December and not being able to offer needed support to businesses, charities and community.

At the meeting it was resolved that it should continue with its plans for the event, whilst staggering it’s spend and keeping the decision under review.

Plans will now progress until the next meeting on 2nd September 2021 when they will be reviewed again, with the final decision made at the 4th November 2021 Amenities meeting.

Stall holders considering whether to book may be reassured to learn that, full refunds will be given to them in the event of cancellation.

Chair Cllr Sue Hughes Said:

“Making the best future decision is not easy, so we move cautiously forwards armed with only what we understand now and in hope that we can run this event for our community.”

For more information or if you like to book a stall please contact the Town Council office on 01793 850222 or e-mail


Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

Please take note of the below scam which has been circulating. 

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their“Digital Coronavirus Passports”

Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)

The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.

And just to reiterate, your vaccination status is obtained FREE through the NHS App, website or by calling the NHS on 119.

More information can be found on the website;

Please note that any Phishing scams can be reported to  SERS (Suspicious Email Reporting Service):

Armed Forces Day 2021

The Royal British Legion will be saying thanks to the Soldiers of the MoD Lyneham and all other service personnel on Saturday the 26th of June 2021 at the town War Memorial.

The small service will assemble at 0915 at the War Memorial for  prayers and to allow the speakers time to say a few words.


Planning and Revenue & Resources Meetings – Thursday 24th June 2021

Residents can view the Agendas and Appendices for the meetings on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Planning and Revenue and Resources meeting on Thursday 24th June 2021

Overflowing Recycle Bins – Car Park, Boroughfields

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council has received many reports on overflowing recycling bins in the car park at Boroughfields Shopping Centre, which has been passed to Sainsbury’s who are responsible for these bins and to keep the area tidy.
In the meantime, we kindly ask residents to wait until they have been emptied before placing any more items.
Photo of Recycle bins in car park, Boroughfields Shopping Centre

Planning, Amenities & Memorial Hall Trust Meetings – Thurs 10th June 2021

Residents can view the Agendas and Appendices for the meetings on the Council Meetings calendar found on the home page.

Meeting notice for Thursday 10th June 2021

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