Lyneham Library

What’s on at Lyneham Library

Rhyme Time for children up to 5 years of age are held on alternate Tuesdays from 1430-1500 and Story Time for up to 5 year olds are held on the other alternate Tuesdays.

Where there are 5 Tuesdays in a month there is a Natter and Chatter session, so all in all every Tuesday there is something to do in the Library.  The staff can also help the local community by signposting where to go, who to see, local facilities and so on.

Adult Reading Group
Love reading? Why not join our friendly informal reading group.
Bringing people together who enjoy reading and sharing their views
on what they have read. Interested? Leave your details with us and
we’ll be in touch. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, 6.30pm
in the library, meetings last for about an hour.

Lyneham Library Opening Times

2.00 – 7.00pm Mondays
2.00 – 7.00pm Tuesdays
2.00 – 5.00pm Thursdays
10.00 – 1.00am Fridays
10.00 – 12.00am Saturdays

Tel: 01249 890230

It is free to join Wiltshire Libraries, all you need is proof of ID e.g. a driving licence or utility bill. All new members will receive a voucher for a free audio book or DVD. We offer a range of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages including large print and audio book formats, information about your local area, free computer access to the internet and other online resources including e books.


The library is manned by volunteers from the community. To volunteer, please
contact the library.

Wiltshire Good Neighbour Service

Welcome to Wiltshire Good Neighbours — a free service for the older residents of Wiltshire.

My name is Ellen Blacker and I am your local
Good Neighbour Co-ordinator.
Please contact me on:
Telephone: 07557 110414 or

So what is Wiltshire Good Neighbours?
Wiltshire Good Neighbours is aimed at older people in rural communities across the county. This Scheme seeks to build a bridge between older more vulnerable members of our communities and the services that can improve the quality of life they have. This can make life easier and enable individuals to stay in their own homes with a greater sense of wellbeing. It does this through a local Good Neighbour Co-ordinator who will listen to clients and give them information and support to access a range of services such as:

Help with personal
care befriending service
Advice on benefits
Healthcare needs
Social activities
Financial concerns
Heating costs

(If you are a younger person who has health concerns or a disability that proves challenging, I may be able to help you, please contact me to discuss)

As your Good Neighbour Co-ordinator, what can I do?
There are a huge number of organisations and services available to help older people, this in itself can be a significant problem as it is not always easy to identify where best to go for help. By visiting clients in their home and listening to what they have to say about their needs, I can identify which organisations are best suited to deal with each individual client’s situation and we then refer or support a client to access that service. I will always follow up the referrals made to ensure that clients have received the service they needed. I work flexible hours, so can be available at a time that suits clients and their families – including evenings and weekends if necessary.

Remember: No question too silly; no problem too trivial

What can you do to help?
As Good Neighbour Co-ordinator for this area, I am increasingly aware of the hidden needs among older members of our communities and the incredible support network that is available to them. We all have contact with older members of our villages so please bear “Good Neighbours” in mind and let them know about the service we can offer and encourage them to use what is on offer.

So who runs Wiltshire Good Neighbours?
The Good Neighbour Scheme is a signposting service managed by Community First, a registered charity who seek to strengthen our rural communities. This Scheme is funded by Wiltshire Council.
For more general information visit our website:

Childminder Co-Ordinator

Please call Mrs Kathy Lucky on 07758 730 783 if you are looking for a local Child-minder. Kathy is the Co-ordinator for Lyneham and Bradenstoke. She can also tell you more about option for pre-school throughout our villages.

HELP Counselling Services

From Monday to Friday, week in, week out, a team of volunteers dedicate their time to offer people from your parish a lifeline.

As professionally trained counsellors they support people through times of crisis or major change, offering free counselling sessions that help people face the problems created by issues such as childhood or domestic abuse, long-term or life limiting illness, family dysfunction, relationship breakdown, bereavement and loss, or poor mental health, and help alleviate distress, anxiety, trauma and overwhelm.

One of our clients told us recently, “I had been repeatedly let down, feeling there was nowhere to turn. I am not sure what would have happened to me without your service.” It’s something we hear time and time again because the people we support are not able to access or afford this help themselves because alongside the difficulties they are facing, they are often low waged, unemployed, elderly, disabled, lone parents or in poor physical or mental health.

Unresolved trauma produces wide ranging symptoms such as depression, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, addictive behaviours, chaotic lives and relationships, self-harming, sleeping problems and an inability to handle feelings like rage. Living with any of these behaviours or conditions is not good for them, their families or the community they live in.

The good news is that our results show that with counselling they are able to improve self-confidence and self-esteem and build the resilience to deal with difficult situations. The benefits are clear as they learn to manage their feelings, adapt to change, build strong relationships, participate more fully in family life, return to employment and function more confidently in the workplace and the wider community.

HELP Counselling Services
As a community charity based in Trowbridge, we have a team of 10 professional counsellors who volunteer their services free one day a week, enabling us to keep our costs as low as possible and make the project sustainable long-term.

Over the course of a year, each counsellor will deliver a minimum of 150 sessions to people over the age of 16, providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment in which they can explore areas in life that are too painful to talk about with anyone else and start to deal with the impact it is having on them.

Each counsellor costs a total of £3,600 to provide the meeting rooms and facilities for their counselling sessions, admin support, supervision and travel costs, but to provide this vital support we need to raise the full cost of the service each year. We also need to expand to meet the huge rise in demand that we’ve seen this year.

Can You Help Us?
Help Counselling has been operating for 30 years now, and the rapid growth in the number of referrals to our service, which has more than doubled in the last year, is clear evidence that this project is still needed.

Social Services, Probation, GP surgeries and other local charities regularly refer people to us because our reputation has made us a trusted place and people are also able to self-refer through our website. Unfortunately our lists are so full now, that we’re having to tell people there is a 6-month waiting list. That’s a hard thing to do when we know they desperately need help now and that early intervention can stop a downward spiral into depression, hopelessness and longer-term problems.

Please help us by making a donation to our work so that we can offer the support residents of your parish need, at the time they need it. You will be helping them and their families to lead happier lives and developing a more resilient local community.

Amanda Wilkes
Service Manager
HELP Counselling Services
Kestrel House
7 Mill Street
BA14 8BE
01225 767459

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Our Family Support Team aim to provide a service that meets the family’s needs, providing emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.  We offer the whole family support.  Support can be given in the home or in the hospital.

Contact us:

Charlotte Sturgess
Family Support Manager
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
12a Cavalier Court
Bumpers Farm
SN14 6RZ

DDI: 07825601354
Main/Fax: 01249 705881 | 01372 363101

Lyneham Community Centre

The Centre is open to everyone

Monday – Friday 9.00 – 15.00

Saturday 9.30 – 12.00

Exciting new under 5’s soft play area, gardens including sand pit, fun variety of toys and much more.  Centre is suitable for children of all ages.

Refreshments available to purchase.

Pop along for a natter with friends whilst the kids enjoy themselves.


Opening Hours:9.00 – 5.00

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

07472 023036No appointments needed


THIS AGREEMENT is made the ……… day of ………….……………………….Year……………. BETWEEN

(1)  Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council

(Please return to: Parish Clerk & RFO, Elizabeth Martch-Harry, 84 Brickley Lane, Devizes, SN10 3BW)


(2)    (Name) …………………………………………………………………………..(The Tenant)

of (Address ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


E-Mail………………….……………………………………….…….Tel no/s ……………….………………………………

NOW IT IS AGREED as follows:

1  Garden
  Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council agree to let and the Tenant agrees to take all that piece of land at Lyneham & Bradenstoke Allotments, Bradenstoke, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4EL

Plot Number/s……………………………………

2  Tenancy and rent
The Allotment shall be held on a yearly tenancy from 1stOctober, at an initial rent of £………….. per annum payable to the Clerk (Address Above) annually on the 1st October each year. (Cheques to be made payable to ’Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council’. If the Rent is not paid on the due date for payment the Parish Council reserve the right to terminate this agreement forthwith.
Any rent increase will take place on the 1st October and Tenants will be given
two months notice of the intended increase.

3    Reservation of right of access
The Parish Council reserve the right to have access at all times to the Allotments for the purposes of
checking the state and condition of the Allotment and any structures on it

4  Use
The Allotment is let for use as an allotment garden and may not be used for the purpose of any trade or business. The Tenant may not erect any building or structure of any kind on it without the written consent of the Parish Council/Clerk
5  Cultivation
The Tenant must at all times keep the Allotment properly cultivated with spade husbandry, well manured, free from weeds and noxious plants and in good condition, and must so deliver it up at the end of the tenancy.

The Allotment must be cultivated to 90% of its potential.  This is taken to mean either in readiness for a future crop, well stocked with produce (relevant to the time of year) or being prepared for the following crops or season.

6  Agreement against underletting
The Tenant may not sublet, assign or part with possession of the Allotment or any part of it.
7  Nuisance and paths
The Tenant must not cause, permit or suffer any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other Allotment or obstruct any path set out by the Parish Council for the use of the occupiers of the Allotments.
8 Regulations
The Tenant shall comply with and observe the rules and regulations as set out in the Schedule below or such other rules as the Parish Council/Clerk may notify to the tenant from time to time either verbally, in writing or via email.

9Termination of tenancy    

9.1        Termination by notice (Parish Council/Clerk)
This tenancy may be terminated in any year, by the Parish Council/Clerk giving to the Tenant, 12 months’
previous notice in writing expiring between 1st October and the following 25th March inclusive.

9.2    Termination by Notice (Tenant)
The Tenant may end this tenancy at any time by giving 4 weeks notice to the Clerk.
No portion of the paid rent shall be refundable unless the Allotment is rented to another Tenant by the
Parish Council/Clerk for any u
nexpired rental period.
9.3    Termination on default
This tenancy may be terminated by re-entry by the Parish Council/Clerk, at any time after giving one month’s
previous notice in writing to the Tenant:

           9.3.1   if there has been a breach by the Tenant of any of the conditions and agreements contained in this
agreement, or

9.3.2 if the Tenant becomes subject to a bankruptcy order or enters into any voluntary arrangement for the benefit of his creditors.

  Automatic termination

9.3.3 This tenancy shall automatically terminate on the annual rent day next after the death of the Tenant
9.3.4 If the Tenant is in serious breach of any condition or regulation the Parish Council reserve their right to instant termination of the offending Tenant and no refund of rent will be given.

Schedule – Regulations to be complied with by Tenant

       1The Tenant shall not keep any livestock (including bees and cockerels) on the
Allotment without the permission of the Trustees.

22.1 In relation to any buildings and structures in the gardens:
In order to maintain a tidy appearance to the Allotments, the Tenant shall restrict the use of additional materials on the Garden. No unsightly structures shall be erected. The use of corrugated metal sheet, doors, window frames and other unsightly materials is forbidden.  

2.2 The Tenant must remove excess waste material from the site.

2.3 Compost, manure and soil heaps must be kept within the Tenant’s own Allotment. 

3 The Tenant shall not use the Allotment for the storage of any goods, chattels or supplies other than those used directly in the cultivation and maintenance of the Allotment. Any necessary materials for the garden must be in reasonable amounts only.
4 The Tenant shall maintain any communal pathway adjacent to his or her plot in good condition and keep free of obstruction.
5 The Tenant shall ensure the edges of their allotment are kept trimmed and sharp to give a tidy appearance to the whole site.
6 The Parish Council are tasked to maintain a tidy site and their decision on the allowance of materials, structures and activities is final.
7 The Tenant shall at all times act in a safe manner, with due regard to other Plot holders, volunteers and visiting members of the public.
8 Dogs are only permitted on the Allotment site property if accompanied by their owner and the owner is an allotment holder.  All dogs must be kept on a short lead, any dog fouling must be removed from the site and dogs must not be allowed to roam over other allotments.
9 The Parish Council have the right to refuse admittance to any person other than the Tenant or member of their family unless accompanied by the Tenant or member of their family.
9.1 Children are welcome on the site but must be overseen by a responsible adult.
9.2 Any visitors to the Allotments must not enter/cross any other plot.
9.3 Any Children that visit the Allotments must be made aware that the Gardens are not a playground.
10 The Tenant shall not without written consent of the Parish Council cut or prune any timber or other trees, or take, sell or carry away any mineral, sand or clay.
11 The Tenant shall not grow trees on their allotment other than small fruit trees, which must be kept pruned to a maximum height of 3 metres.
12 The Tenant shall keep every hedge that forms part of the boundary of his/her allotment garden/s properly cut and trimmed, keep all ditch properly cleansed and maintained and keep in repair any other fences, gates or sheds on his/her allotment garden.
13 The Tenant shall not use any barbed wire for a fence adjoining any path set out by the Parish Council for the use of occupiers of the allotmentments.
14 The Tenant will observe and perform any other special condition which the Parish Council/Clerk considers necessary to preserve the Allotments occupied by the Tenant from deterioration and for the safe and efficient operation of the site.
15 ANY notice required to be given by the Parish Council/Clerk to the Tenant may be served on the Tenant either personally or by posting, by recorded mail, to the last known place of abode of the Tenant.  Tenants shall notify any change of address during the Tenancy to the Clerk by post or e-mail.
16 ANY notice required to be given by the Tenant to the Clerk will be sufficiently given if signed by the Tenant and sent to the Clerk to Lyneham and Bradenstoke Parish Council at 84 Brickley Lane, Devizes SN10 3BW.
17 The Allotment will be inspected at least twice a year by the Parish Council.  Breach of any of the above agreements/regulations will result in a warning/request in writing to the Tenant outlining the problem.  A deadline date will be given to the Tenant to rectify the breach.  If after this date the situation has not been resolved then this could jepordise the Tenant’s continued use of the Allotment and they will be given notice to vacate.  Refund of the annual rent will be at the Parish Councils discreation and will be depant on the breach of regulations.

Signed by or on behalf of the Parish Council.……………………………………………

Signed by the Tenant ………………………………………………………………………



Date …………………………………………………………………………………………..


                                                                                      June 2018