Welcome to our Stanton St Quintin village site!

Welcome to our village website.

We would love to receive pictures from Villagers to publish on this site. Please have a look at your photo collection of Stanton, past & present, and send them via the "Have Your Say" link. Please also se Gallery on the Sidebar for a different perspective.
If you click on "Directory", again on the Sidebar, you will see some contact details for me (Nick) & all members of the village Parish Council + some other useful contact details e.g. School, Church etc.

Quiz Night

Don't miss our quiz night on 19th November in the newly refurbished Parish Hall. Quiz masters are Liz and Pete. Tickets £6 for adults, £4 under 18s, include a delicious hot supper. There will also be a raffle and we are donating half the raffle money to Doorway this time. We always have lots of fun on these evenings so please come along.

Breaking News: The church quiz on Saturday evening was very enjoyable. Everyone commented on how lovely the hall looks now and how warm it was, so many thanks to all those who have been working on the improvements. We made almost £200 of which £31 (half of the raffle takings) is going to Doorway in Chippenham.

Neighbourhood Plan

This will take place in the Parish Hall on Thursday 19th at 7:30pm.All are very welcome to attend.

The Parish Council is being urged to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Neighbourhood planning was introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act.

Neighbourhood Planning allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a Neighbourhood Plan that reflect their priorities, deliver tangible local benefits and have real weight in planning decisions. Local people can also grant permission for development through ‘neighbour-hood development orders’ and ‘community right to build orders’.

Across England many different communities have embraced Neighbourhood Planning. Please read on to see some of the policies in use, which demonstrate the power and scope of what can be achieved through Neighbourhood Planning.

Neighbourhood Plans

In very simple terms, a Neighbourhood Plan is:

•A document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area.  Planning policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications.

•Written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, rather  than the Local Planning Authority.

•A powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.

A Neighbourhood Plan is an important document with real legal force; therefore there are certain formal procedures that it must go through. 

Don’t panic – neighbourhood planning can often seem like a daunting process, but help is available to support you through the journey.  Technical support and funding is available.


contains more information on this subject.

If you are interested in being part of a Committee to take this forward and ensure that future development of Stanton St. Quintin takes place where YOU want it please contact  us to express your interest.  sstqpc@gmail.com  and leave your details. If there is sufficient interest a meeting will be arranged in the new year in the village hall to further this project.  Please register your interest by Friday 16th December 2016

Christian Aid

Christian Aid week was 15th-21 May this year and in Stanton St Quintin we raised £820.74 from door to door collections .  I would like to thank all who donated and all the volunteers who delivered and collected the envelopes.  Without you giving money or time this would not have been possible.  Thank you for your contribution to the continuing work of Christian Aid.

Angela Smith

Christmas Waste Collection

Please see "Christmas Waste collections A6_HIRES.pdf" below for detail on this.

Notice of Audit 2015-2016

Please see Village News for more on this. Conclusion of Audit 30/3/16 detail can be found below in Parish Council Minutes.

The Stanton St Quintin Parish Council Meeting

This took place on Tuesday 15th November 2016. Please see Parish Council minutes below for 18th October 2016. The next full Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January 2017 in our newly refurbished Parish Hall equidistant between our Lower & Upper village.

Please see below the draft minutes from the 15th November meeting plus a report summarising a meeting we had with Hullavington's Neighbourhood Plan Committee members.

A Message from our Stanton St Quintin Parish Council


These meetings follow the procedures written in the Standing Orders.

There is Public Forum for 15 minutes at the start, where members of the public can

make a 2 minute statement – there is no discussion about this. The meeting then

continues with its advertised Agenda.  If there is anything you would like to have

discussed, please contact one of your Parish Councillors or the Parish Clerk – agenda

items have to be received no later than three days before a meeting. 

To quote from “10 Key points for Effective Parish Council Meetings (Wiltshire

Association of Local Councils, Sept 2008): Parish Council Meetings are not

“talking shops”, they are there for councillors as chosen representatives of a parish

or town to make decisions for the benefit of the town or parish”. 

Local Council Elections 2017

Please see Local Council Elections timetable.pdf below for more detail.


The enterprising Chippenham Pit Stop team are busy expanding  their truckers' shop into a new convenience store to serve both passing trade and all the surrounding villages from September 14.

The Pit Stop made recent headlines when a new outside gymnasium was installed to give their driver customers an onsite opportunity of keeping fit as part of a campaign to make the facility the best of its kind in the UK.

Now the Silvey family, who own and operate the Pit Stop just off junction 17 of the M4, are completely transforming their existing shop into a full convenience store as part of a £130,000 general improvement programme.

Managing Director David Hatherell said the greatly enhanced shop would offer locally sourced produce and freshly baked breads as well as staples such a milk and a whole range of other convenience items.

"With our extensive parking, excellent restaurant open to all and on site barber's shop we are ideally placed to play a much greater role in serving the local community," he said.

"While our  truck driver customers remain our core business we have ample scope to expand our services to meet the needs of local people," said Mr Hatherell.

Alternative shopping and dining arrangements were now in place while the work was progressing so it was very much business as usual, he said.

Nick Greene as Chairman of SSQ Parish Council cut the ribbon to declare the newly enhanced facility open at 11:30am on Saturday 12th September 2015.

Please click on this link for more on this:



The flavour of Christmas comes to The Chippenham Pit Stop on Friday December 2 with a little help from the children of nearby Stanton St Quintin School who will be turning up to sing traditional carols from around 5pm.

The festive event, including complimentary mulled wine and mince pies made in the  restaurant, is the last of the year during  which the pit stop team have reached out to the local community while looking after their growing number of trucker customers.

Last month the Pit Stop ran a great carrot hunt to give local children a focus during their half term holiday leading up to Halloween and the event raised £75 for St Nicholas School in Chippenham

Pit Stop General Manager David Hatherell said the forthcoming festive event would be showcasing all the locally sourced seasonal fare available in their Draycot Stores both for their motorway customers and the surrounding community.

"It's been quite a year for us having been used by both BBC TV and BBC Radio Wiltshire for interviews relating to transport industry matters together with our recent appearance on The One Show having been named UK Truck Stop of 2016 for the high quality of our facilities," he said.

But carol singing at the Pit Stop will not be over after next Friday's Stanton St Quintin School performance because pupils of Kington Langley School will be along at 11am the following morning to extend the festive cheer.


Twenty pictures of spookily decorated carrots with cheeky faces will soon be appearing in a bunch of Wiltshire  villages  as a Halloween fundraiser in aid of St Nicholas School in Chippenham

These fun "Carrotcatures" have all been created by pupils at St Nicholas and those at Stanton St Quintin and Seagry primary schools

Now together with children in Kington Langley, Sutton Benger, Draycott Cerne, Christian Malford and Hullavington, they will be asking their mums and dads to take them around all the communities to spot all the carrots during their half term holidays.

The Great Wiltshire Carrot Hunt has been organised by Lisa Hatherell of The Chippenham  Pit Stop and Draycot Stores who said she had been touched by the warm and enthusiastic support she had received from all the local communities

The hunt will start on Saturday October 21st at the beginning of Half Term and end on Halloween and there will be prizes for every child who finds all the carrots  and returns their completed entry forms to Draycot Stores plus a grand prize for the overall winner.

Entry forms are available from Draycot Stores, shops in Christian Malford and Kingston- St-Michael as well as The Wellesley Arms and Post Office in Sutton Benger and The New Inn, Seagry and the Langley Tap.

Wiltshire County Council Newsletter

Please click on the link below to keep up to date with all that's going on in our County:

Community in action!!,

The Chatter
The latest edition of the "The Chatter" is now available. Please see "Village News" for more detail.
Flood Risk
Wiltshire Council often approaches landowners to request them to clear overgrown ditches and watercourses where there is risk of flooding. However, with extensive networks of watercourses & ditches in the County, local Parish Councils have been able to provide valuable assistance in identifying & helping to resolve these issues in many cases. Villagers who have concerns or observations to make regarding flooding or potential flooding are asked to contact any member of the Parish Council. All our contact details can be found by clicking on "Directory" on the Sidebar.
Chippenham Our Community Matters
At the beginning of the year the Chippenham Our Community Matters website was launched to provide local people with an interactive notice board everyone can use. 

The website is full of local news, events and discussions and a place to find out local information about our area: http://chippenham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk

Chippenham Our Community Matters quick and easy to use and your information will appear instantly. A short tutorial has been produced to show you how to register and post news Click here 

I would also recommend that you register to receive the regular e-mail bulletins about our area Register here

.The Latest Parish Newsletter from Wiltshire Council:






For many years parishioners of both Stanton St Quintin and Hullavington have walked on and had access to Hullavington airfield. The vast majority of these walkers have behaved responsibly and have understood that certain military activity takes place on the airfield and acted accordingly. 


Over the past few weeks we have had several incidents regarding walkers and in one case a vehicle accessing areas which are prohibited for safety reasons. This is generally, but not exclusively when glider flying is taking place.


The station wants to maintain the status quo and be as good a neighbour as we can, we appreciate all of the support we receive from our villages and we do understand that we can be noisy at times (night flying helicopters for example). But we must ensure the safety of our personnel and the safety of the general public.


The following must be applied by all walkers on the airfield, you must not enter the inner area of the airfield, the safe boundary is the perimeter track and all areas outside of that. The perimeter track is a road and normal rules of the road apply.


Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.


Results of Parish Council Election

Stanton St. Quintin

Number of seats: 7


Results finalised at 16:26 on Fri 3 May 2013 - Candidates for Stanton St. Quintin
Candidate Description Votes
Conway, Brett Robert
56 (5.77%)
Cowan, Marina (Elected) Housewife. Company Director 114 (11.74%)
Druce, Anita Jeanne (Elected)
133 (13.70%)
Druce, Liza Georgina (Elected)
122 (12.56%)
Greene, Nick (Elected)
139 (14.32%)
Murton, Pete (Elected)
93 (9.58%)
Plummer, Ian Michael (Elected)
144 (14.83%)
Voelcker, Cara Ripley
71 (7.31%)
Whiting, Ros (Elected)
99 (10.20%)

 Turnout 44.81%
Mobile Library
Please see Village News for the latest mobile library timetable which is a pdf file giving details of the times the mobile library will be visiting Stanton St Quintin, Lower Stanton & Buckley Barracks. This will be updated every 6 months.
Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th January 2017 in the School at 7:30pm.
Pre-school with strong links to Stanton in Seagry.  
Please see Village News for more on this + a list of local playgrounds in our area.
Expansion Proposals for Malmesbury.

Parishioners please can we all re-double our efforts on the recycling of our domestic rubbish and encourage others to do the same. Last financial year the Land Fill tax levied against our local council and paid for by each and everyone's council tax from this parish was as much as £50 per tonne. This led to a total cost in excess of £4.9 million of our money being sent straight to central government at Westminster. Next year the Land Fill tax will be raised to £80 per tonne and with the increasing amounts of domestic rubbish being generated it is very possible that £8+ million of local money will be wasted in going straight to central government. The council has issued wheelie Bins for 1) general rubbish 2) Cardboard and Plastic Bottles 3) Garden rubbish bins will be issued in Feb/march 2012 4) The small Black box for collection of paper, cans and glass. If we all think about re-cycling then we can make a significant contribution to saving some of the millions we may pay in central government tax

Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team
The following has just been received outlining the details of our new Police Officers:
Just an email to inform you all of the new Rural Neighbourhood Policing
Team details now that Heather has retired and Val has moved to
Chippenham Town.

Beat Manager:
PC Les Fletcher Leslie.Fletcher@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Police Community Support Officer's:
PCSO Claire Hannam  Claire.Hannam@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk
PCSO Elizabeth Duncan elizabeth.duncan@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Any issues please do not hesitate to contact us on the above email
addresses or on 101 to report a crime.

Interesting Village Records
The following has just been received via stantonstquintin@gmail.com

Hi there. My name is Colin Batten the son of Violet Batten(nee Tanner). My Grandfather Worthy Tanner and later his two sons Eric and Henry (my mothers brothers) farmed at Manor Farm and lived at 68 Greenhill, Stanton St Quintin for many years. I have come across many details regarding various sales of the farm and accounts,wages sheets etc from approx 1910-1979. Whilst they are of great interest to me I wondered if anyone in Stanton or indeed the current owners of the farm would be interested in seeing them.

Colin can be contacted by email at colinbatten@btinternet.com

Interestingly, it was Worthy Tanner who both gave the village the land & helped pay for the erection of our Church Hall.

A Senior Moment

A host of topics especially suited for our older villagers. Please see Village News for the poster..

Wiltshire Police New Non-Emergency Number
This now 101.
The Emergency number continues to be 999.
New Singing Group in Sutton Benger.
Please see Village News for more information.
SSQ Baby & Toddles Group
Please see Village News for their poster.
Crime & Community Briefing Paper
The latest edition can be found in Village News.
 MyView from the Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust recently launched an initiative to double native woodland cover under the banner of More Trees, More Good. Part of this initiative includes mass public consultation about where more trees should be planted through a campaign called MyView.

MyView is a web-enabled system that allows people to take a photo of their local view that would benefit from more trees and load it onto the Woodland Trust website. People can then use our interactive, click and drag design programme to plant virtual trees and create a new 'treed' view for their community. It will enable people to visually demonstrate where they would like to see more trees and then allows them to create a written statement about why more trees in this space are important. Please have a look at:


Next Parish Council Meeting
As well as the countdown on the Sidebar, it has been suggested that we make this date more prominent, so here it is:
                          Tuesday  17th January 2017 at The Village Hall @ 7:30pm.

Parish Council Meeting Minutes.

If you would like to view the Minutes of our previous Parish Council Meetings just click on the box below & then click on "Download" & finally "Open" to see these. They should then open in your "Word" programme. As always, if you experience any problems with this or any other aspects of this website please let us know at:
Recent Changes
Have a look also at the "Useful Links" on the Sidebar which will take you straight to The School, The Church, Wiltshire County Council, The Police etc.
Please also have a look at the "Have Your Say" link on the Sidebar. If you click on this it should open your email programme with stantonstquintin@gmail.com in the To: Address Bar. Please let us know what you think of our village site & any thoughts, issues, problems you have concerning our village. I will check for new email daily & either answer myself or direct your email to the more relevant person on the Parish Council. We'd love to hear from you!
The above advice works fine if you're using an email programme like Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail. However, if you use web based email like Hotmail or Yahoo you may need to actually type the address into the To: box. Please let us know if you experience any problems.
Village News
Please have a look at this link (on the Sidebar) to learn more.
Any other items of Village News you'd like to see here? Please let us know at stantonstquintin@gmail.com
Try This!
Do you see the map at the bottom of the page? If you click firstly on "SAT" & then on the "+" sign, you can keep zooming in until you can see your own house. Great Fun!

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

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Stanton St Quintin, Chippenham, Wiltshire