Author: Calne Wiltshire

Calne Neighbourhood Plan

Calne Town and Calne Without Parish Council are embracing the Localism Act and are set to work on a Neighbourhood Plan to safeguard and future proof the Calne and Calne Without neighbourhood area.  To ensure development follows infrastructure, not the other way around, ensure the creation of employment, to tackle issues important for the town and surrounding parishes and create a framework of where and how we can acheive the community’s aspirations for the future.  Equally, it will protect the community’s heritage and improve and support tourism in the area. The plan area will encompass Calne Town and Calne...

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The Cherhill White horse was cut out of the hillside in 1780. It has been restored several times due to chalk being washed away and weeds growing on it. The horse is visible from miles around and has become a landmark synonymous with the village and local area. The most recent restoration to the delicate chalk carving took place in 2006. In 2005, the horse was covered in black stripes to give it more of an exotic appearance, the owners of a local car franchise were attempting to make it appear more like a Panda (although it more closely...

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Every year, on the first weekend of July – weather permitting – it is host to the Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally, a fun packed family day, which attracts steam engine owners from across the globe. Attractions include working steam engines of various sizes, classic cars and motorbikes, tractor pulling, falconry, motorcycle stunt show, quad bikes, fun fair, a band, a beer tent and stalls. Heddington has one pub, The Ivy, a church and a Buddhist Temple and community (situated in Splatts House). Learn More Heddington is a village near to Calne in Wiltshire, forming part of The Oldbury...

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Lyneham was mentioned for the first time in 1224. The area has always been agricultural, with several farms scattered around the hamlet all responsible for working the land. In earlier times, the land had belonged to the priory at Bradenstoke-cum-Clack and together, it was the centre for growing flax. Lyneham’s original name, Linen Hamlet, originated from the growing of the flax crop, fibres of which were used to make linen cloth. There is evidence of a pottery from medieval times at Lyneham as kiln ash, iron slag, and quantities of medieval sherds of the 13th and 14th centuries date...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Calne Spring Sing

    April 28
  2. Choral Concert

    April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Marden House Concerts

    April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Fairtrade Event

    May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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