News: A big thank you to all the volunteers below who have given their time and equipment to help refurbish the Chruch Street railings. When it became known that the Railings Replacement was about to take place. A small group listed below got together and decided that as the railings replacements were the only ones to be repainted.  We happy band Giles de Mare, Liz and Carl Warner, Richard and Geoffrey Stevens, David Barnett and Simon Wager.  The Duke of Somersets estate kindly arranged for David Barnett to assist with the refurbishment, this was much appreciated.    The decision was that we carry out the rest of the refurbishment of the existing railings. This was put to the Engineer for Wiltshire Council Denise Knott who very kindly arranged a supply of wire brushes, paint brushes and paint. Also agreeing that the traffic lights would remain until the work was completed .   In the meantime two of the little gang went ahead and prepared the railings as far as possible at the church end. The only area without traffic lights that it was safe to work on the railings.   The traffic lights arrived as planned and we were off! Pressure washers and scrapers to the fore. Within a day we were actively painting.       It was great working with the council engineers replacing the railings. They could not do enough for us and in fact replaced an extra stantion by the church entrance and replaced various broken bolts in that area. They also very kindly assisted with the final painting after all else was complete.   It's amazing what a small group of like minded people who care,  can do for their village and improve it. Community spirit maybe.   So we now have a smart set of railings in Church Street all painted and fresh. (Ready for the next vehicle to run into them)

Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield Parish Council
Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield Parish Council

Are you worried about the speed of traffic in your Village?
Do you want to do something about it join the Parish Community Speed Watch Team


Excessive speed through the village is one of the most common issues raised within the community. It can not only on impact on road safety but also the quality of life for those residents that have to endure it.

Community Speed Watch is a scheme with volunteers to help people reduce traffic speeding through their neighbourhood.
It  raises awareness of the dangers of speeding and trys to help manage the problem locally.
It also seeks to promote safer driving in the communities by educating rather than prosecuting.

The information collected by Community Speed Watch groups is passed back to Wiltshire Police who may undertake speed checks.
This could result in drivers being prosecuted.


Community Speed Watch requires a group of at least 3 trained volunteers to operate.

Having registered as a volunteer you will be offered a training course run by Wiltshire Police.
The course covers the use of the equipment, training in conflict resolution etc.


The volunteers will then run the session noting the date, time, colour, make, model and registration number of any vehicles exceeding the speed limit.
This information will then be forwarded to the Police.

They will arrange for the registered keeper of the vehicle to be written to, informing them that the vehicle was detected exceeding the speed limit, giving the location, date and time. Persistent speeders will receive a second letter but on the third occasion they can expect further action to be taken by the police.


Interested? Then contact:-

If you are interested in becoming a Speed Watch Volunteer visit: or email the Clerk at or contact your local Councillor Simon Wager.


The areas covered by the Teams are listed below:


Frome Road Lay by by Houses/Bus stop in Church Street depending on direction  monitored


The entrance to Old Estate Yard Church Street facing both ways


By Church Entrance, Church Street facing both ways


High Street by the parking area fcing both ways


Kingston Lane/ Back Lane facing all three directions



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