Fibre optic broadband arrives in South Wraxall!

It is now possible to order high speed broadband connections in the village after BT Openreach switched on the optical fibre connection to the new cabinet in the Lower Village last night.

You are not obliged to order the new service from BT, you can use any other service provider that supports the new connections – that means most, if not all of those currently providing broadband services in the village. (We have ordered the service from Zen, our existing provider.) It will typically take around 2 weeks or so for BT to activate your line from the time of placing an order.

Speeds of up to 76 Mbps per second are likely to be available in the Lower Village. Those of us in the Upper Village may get a more modest speeds, perhaps 27 Mbps or so, due to our greater distance from the BT cabinet but it’s difficult to be precise until we get connected and see the results. Even that is some 10x the current connection speeds.

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Springtime walk with the West Wiltshire Ramblers on 20th May

From Philip Dring:

Why not join West Wilts Ramblers on 20th May for a 7 mile walk starting in South Wraxall? The walk will visit Monkton Farleigh and Kingsdown and will start at 10.00am at the Village Hall. Join us for a relaxed walk with a friendly group. Please bring refreshments with you, including something for lunch. 

For more information please call me on: 01249 730538

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Stray dog found between Monkton Farleigh and South Wraxall

From Michelle Brown and Ian Digges:

We have just found a youngish looking dog on our walk between Monkton Farleigh (The Avenue) and South Wraxall Village. If anyone hears of anyone looking for him could you email us at please. Meanwhile we shall do our best to look after him. Thanks, Michelle and Ian.

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Service for Simon Sylvester at St. James’ Church on Friday, 20th March

There will be a funeral service for Simon Sylvester at St. James’ Church this Friday, 20th March at 11:00am. Simon was a well-known and much-loved resident of the village for nearly 50 years. He died peacefully on 5th March after a long illness. The service will be followed by a gathering in the Village Hall. Everyone who wishes to pay their respects is welcome.

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Don’t forget, Circue Berzercus performs at the Village Hall on Saturday

Full details here.

A few tickets are still available from Sally Oakley: 01225 869293 or email:


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Church spring clean on 13th March – help needed

From Jean Atkin:

We plan to give St. James’s a good clean on Friday morning, 13th of March from 10 o’clock. We would be grateful for all offers of help at any time that morning. Please bring dusters, brushes, mops etc.

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A warm welcome to Oliver Richard Charles-Jones, our youngest resident

From the Charles-Jones Family:

Jasmine and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our beautiful little son, Oliver Richard Charles-Jones, born at the Royal United Hospital in Bath on Saturday 28th February 2015 at 7am sharp.

He weighed in at 7lbs, 6oz and was a whopping 59.5cm.


His mum was amazing throughout… we are now all safely tucked in our temporary home in Wadswick, doing great, totally in love & just so happy.

We can’t wait to be back in the village soon to see everyone and start the renovations on 62a, but hopefully we will see everyone at St. James on Mothering Sunday if not before.

Richard, Jasmine and Oliver xx

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