BPC were contacted by residents about the smell of methane emanating from Crapper & Sons and relayed its concerns to Richard Crapper. As a result Councillors were invited for a tour of the site and met by two Directors and a representative of the company. At present the site is used for processing a range of Non Hazardous waste streams which include composting, wood recycling and landfill. There is a Gasification Plant on Site which is the chimney that you see as you pass the site; this plant will make electricity and heat from the wood recycling operation but at present is not working because the process is very complex and will take some time to get going. In the meantime the recycled wood is processed and sent on to power stations including Slough and Margam in South Wales. The company is very apologetic about the smell which we were told is coming from the current open Landfill cell and is a result of the exceptionally wet weather and also due to the current cell being nearly full and starting to produce methane. The company advised us that they have installed biofilters in the ventilation pipes to reduce the odour, and are now moving ahead with capping the cell with clay. The gas is harmless and quickly disperses.  Flaring is also now taking place  and the company is trying to reduce the smell and tells us that this is a problem at other similar sites this year. BPC has also been assured that the Environment Agency and Environmental Health are monitoring the situation and are happy with the steps that are being taken. Although the site is actually outside Brinkworth parish, residents are welcome to contact Brinkworth Parish Clerk or the company direct with any concerns.




Brinkworth Parish Council

We would like to welcome you to the Brinkworth Parish Council website. Our aim is to give parishioners an insight into the Council as well as deliver access to various documents and information.

Brinkworth Parish Council works to represent the residents of Brinkworth. Your Council consists of 11 Councillors, including the Chair and Vice-Chair. Their contact details and further information is available on the ‘Your Councillors’ page.

Our regular meetings are held in the Village Hall, and the public are invited and welcome to attend. The dates of meetings are shown on the ‘Agendas & Minutes’ page. Notices of meetings are published on the website and also on the various noticeboards in the Parish at least 3 working days before each meeting is held. A ten minute Public Forum is held at the start of all Parish Council Meetings to allow Parishioners the opportunity to raise issues and ask questions. Due to the current pandemic we are unable to hold 'normal' meetings, instead we will be holding our meetings via Zoom and members of the public are invited to write to the clerk with any comments regarding agenda items.

Parishioners are encouraged to get in touch with the Clerk to the Council with any queries. Details can be found on the ‘Contact us’ page.

                                                                        Footpath 2019

Reward for our hard work and tenacity in pressing the case for a footpath to link Stoppers Hill and Barnes Green (Phase 1)!

Brinkworth Parish Council has been notified that the bid for substantive funding from Wiltshire Council has been successful. Seven schemes were submitted for consideration and were scored in terms of deliverability and value for money (cost versus benefit) and Brinkworth's Phase 1 (first half of the footpath) came third of the four that were approved.
This decision needs to be formally confirmed and Malmesbury Community Area Transport Group needs to allocate £5,000 of its annual budget to support us. Assuming all goes ahead as hoped, Phase 1 would be implemented in the year which begins April 2020.
Phase 1 will run from The Old Chapel to The Old Manse. The first step will be a drainage survey along the whole length of 'the missing link' including 'Phase 2'. This survey will assist in calculating the costs for Phase 2 of the path, which we will be working on in due course.
This is a big project for a small village and should prove invaluable to residents.




We none of us know what to expect from the effects of the Coronavirus

Our community can pull together and support each other in a practical way. The Parish Council would like to coordinate this with help from anyone who can offer something.


First, please can everyone be more vigilant than ever about the wellbeing of their neighbours?

Secondly, if you want to, or are advised to, self-isolate, please do let someone know, ideally one of those listed below.

Thirdly, please do ask for help if it is needed.

Pass on this information to anyone who may not have seen it.

Dedicated call answering service 01666 815 815 

Buff Threlfall (Parish Council Emergency Plan Coordinator) 07778110936

 comment/message to Brinkworth and Dauntsey Outlook Facebook

(please provide a contact number and indicate your area in the parish) 

Susan Walklate (Parish Council and DVLS) 07850482919

Rev Mike Graham 01666 510 441 (local clergy representative) 

The Dauntsey Vale Link Scheme (DVLS)  07563 769549 (transport)



Brinkworth Litter Pick


The next Brinkworth Litter Pick will be on Saturday 26th September. We'll meet at 10am at The Village Hall. It would be fantastic if we could get as many people as possible to help with this annual event. We'll supply the picks. See you there!

 This is an extract from an article sent by Wiltshire Council

Council Tax and Business Rate Payments

To support people as much as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the council has confirmed that no resident or business in Wiltshire will have to pay council tax or business rates until June 2020 if they are struggling.

Any resident wishing to defer paying their council tax in April and May 2020 can contact the council and this will be arranged. Those payments will then be taken in February and March 2021 instead, as council tax is normally only collected over the first ten months of the financial year.


Similarly, businesses who also wish to defer business rates payments for two months, and not pay in April and May, can also arrange that by contacting the council. For anyone wishing to do this, the council will freeze direct debit payments, so people do not need to contact their bank to arrange.


People should call 0300 456 0109 or email to request the deferral – these will be taken at face value and there will be no vetting of anyone wishing to defer payments for April and May 2020.


For those who choose to defer, payments will resume in June 2020 and will be taken over the 10 months from June 2020 to March 2021. For those that pay annually, they can still do so at Those that make manual payments can also continue to do this if they wish, but they will need to contact the council if they want the April and May payment break.


Working age residents who benefit from the current Council Tax Support Scheme will receive an additional reduction to their bill in line with the government’s hardship fund criteria. Those households eligible for this reduction will automatically be re-billed.




Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub


We have set up a designated Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub specifically for our most vulnerable residents to receive support and guidance during COVID-19.   The phoneline number is 0300 003 4576 and will be open from tomorrow (Saturday 27 March) for the duration of the pandemic. We will be publicising this number through council, partner and media channels and I would be grateful if you could make your communities aware of it.


We continue to keep our hubs open in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury for the following essential face-to-face services:


-           Support for the homeless

-           Adult social care

-           Children’s social care

-           Support for vulnerable people


Our Customer Service Team continues to support our communities on all other matters through our customer services number 0300 456 0100 (lines open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) and via social media channels.




Parish Council Meeting

 Due to the Coronavirus the next BPC meeting will be a virtual meeting on Monday 12th October 2020, which will mean that members of the public will not be able to attend. However if there are any issues pertaining to the agenda members of the public are invited to write to the Parish Clerk who will read the letter out at the start of the meeting.


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