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Winter Season Ansty Village Flood Alerts. Click here to check for local flood alerts and here to check on the River Nadder level at Tisbury – always a good indicator of the rare possibility of flooding in Ansty.

NEW! Ansty Parish Council meeting rescheduled

The meeting will now take place on 27th June 2024 at St James’ Church 

Join Taggle Bogle at the may pole on the 1st May (posted 24-04-2024)

Tatty Bogle will be celebrating the ‘official’ May Day on the 1st May with traditional songs at the may pole. All in the village are welcome to join from around 2:30pm. Please note – this is weather dependant!

 Local MP invites feedback on views affecting the village (posted 24-04-2024)

Our local MP, The Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison, has written to constituents asking them to fill out a survey to understand issues affecting the local area. Fill out the survey here

Come what May, voter ID needed for Police and Crime Commissioner Election (posted 08-04-2024)

Latest news: The Police and Crime Commissioner Election takes place on 2 May and we’ve collated all the information you need to know in order to vote, including photo ID and some changes to postal voting processes.  Click on the image and read more of the latest updates from Wiltshire Council.

Click on the image to search and zoom in/out to check on local road improvement works.


Inside this 130 page issue – angry farmers, happy potters, nightingales, rather a lot of equine magnificence, possibly the finest walk North Dorset has (open to suggestions, but  doubt this will be beaten) and an 11-year-old bingo-caller. Frankly, it’s so jam-packed with Dorset goodness which is right on our doorstep.


February into March 2024 at Ansty PYO! (posted 24-02-2024)

 Landslip on Ansty Coombe Lane – access to A30 is blocked (posted 01/04/2024)

The landslip on Ansty coombe that followed storms and heavy rain in the run-up to Easter. Villagers should note that Ansty Coombe Lane is still blocked. The issue has been reported to Wiltshire Council.  Click on images to view more.




The Ansty Village monthly weather statistics have been compiled for MARCH 2024. (posted 01-04-2024)

MARCH 2024 was another very unsettled month indeed! In summary the month was again incredibly wet and mild!  We did have short frosty spell at the beginning of the month when temperatures dipped somewhat at night, but that was it! The monthly statistics indicated another ‘warm’ month with a +1.7 C degrees above the mean monthly average. Again, rainfall was well past double what it should be! Click here to view the latest information. Click here to catch up on all of the month’s statistical details (note our new graphed statistics) and click here to see how the whole of last year panned out!


Another wet and mild winter month has scurried by but as usual our shop is  always laden with great seasonal stock, yummy treats, fantastic home cooked food along with plenty of fruit and vegetables and other essentials! Our fruit garden is stirring with the promise of seasonal goodies on the horizon too!  There is of course, our wonderful warm tea/coffee room with its fantastic views over the downs.  Click on the star image for the latest information and other treats in store for you as we head into April.  Check out our Website or Facebook!


 The latest edition of The New Blackmore Vale Magazine is now out! (posted 01-04-2024)

Issue 92 has 108 packed pages covering a multitude of local news and events – some of it quite relevant to Ansty! Click on the image to discover more!

 Local Tisbury based Community Magazine –  APRIL 2024 edition is out! (posted 01-04-2024)

Many parishioners in Ansty and local folk from the surrounding villages look forward to receiving the outstanding ‘Focus Magazine’. This longstanding community periodical is now in its 48th year and it is still eagerly subscribed to by many residents from Tisbury and its satellite villages – such as Ansty!  Always full of local information, interesting articles and nicely laid out – it just has to be one of the finest publications around! You can either subscribe for a printed copy or take up an online subscription and save paper!  It is truly well worth it! Click on image to subscribe if you haven’t already done so.


 APRIL Village Buzz Magazine.  (posted 01-04-2024)

Here is another local online magazine for villages nestling in and around the Nadder Valley and it looks quite interesting and easy to ‘dip’ into. Ansty doesn’t get its name on the front page strapline but we are still in the Nadder catchment area! Click on the image and read the APRIL 2024 edition.


Stop! Think fraud! (posted 29-02-2024)

Did you know that fraud accounts for almost 40% of all crime? In just one year, 1 in 17 adults in England and Wales were victims of fraud. That’s nearly 3 million of us.1 in 5 businesses were also a victim of fraud over a 3 year period. In other words, fraud is rife and it can happen to anyone. Click on the logo to find out more.

Latest News from the Chalke & Chase Landscape Partnership (posted 24-02-2024)

Booking is now LIVE for StarFest 2024, a three-day event celebrating Cranborne Chase National Landscape’s International Dark Sky Reserve.

Ansty Village is part of the Cranborne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is even closer to the AONB’s ‘offshoot’ – the Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership – which does include part of our magnificent chalk downland. The Landscape Partnership was awarded lots of money from the National Lottery Heritage Fund – which was to set up a 5 year partnership working with local communities to better connect people with the landscape and now with a 6 month extension. Please click on the logos to find out more about other activities or projects on offer.

Welcome to February’s The Hart Newsletter, bringing you all the news from across Cranborne Chase National Landscape. (posted 24-02-2024)

The Hart newsletter keeps you up to date with various events and activities about to take place in the Cranborne Chase AONB which has now been rebadged as the Cranborne Chase National Landscape. Click on the image for the details.


Check out the latest planning application for Ansty Village! (updated 07-12-2023)

Planning Application PL/2023/10541 Maypole Cottage, High Street, Ansty has been submitted for the felling of a holly tree to ground level. This is a notification of proposed works to trees in a conservation area. Consultation deadline is the 29/12/2023.

Check out the latest planning application for Ansty Village! (updated 16-11-2023)

Planning Application PL/2023/09033 Meadow Cottage, Kings Lane, Ansty for removal of condition 10 of PL/2022/07945 relating to the finish floor levels of the proposed extension. This should have been posted at the very end of October. Consultation deadline is the 28/11/2023.

Planning Application PL/2023/08820   Householder Application and  PL/2023/09250 Listed Building Works submitted by 83 High St, Ansty for an enlarged area of glazed roof to rear porch compared with that granted approval by application number 16/02474/FUL in conservation area. (Plans/Documents submitted 07/11/23) Click for details.

The Salisbury River Park project  (ongoing)

The removal of trees in Salisbury and temporary difficulties within the main car park area has left some residents and visitors concerned and confused, but this is the starting point for the Salisbury River Park project which was unanimously endorsed in July 2021. Click on the image to find out how things are progressing.  Click here to read the very latest details from the Salisbury Journal.


Check out our latest item on our Ansty Chronicles page! (posted 13-10-2023)

Occasionally you can find a few picture gems of your local area on the internet or from old postcards or personal photos that highlight just how some things stay the same whilst others change beyond recognition! Most people are fascinated by how their town or village looked in the past when compared to the here and now. A single picture can impart as much information as a small book if you peruse it carefully!  Click on the image to locate a few pictures of Ansty and its landscape to enjoy!


Changes are afoot for St James Church. (posted 04-10-2022)

The latest Quinquennial Inspection Report (looking at the internal and external fabric of St James’s Church building highlighted a whole list of issues one might associated with such an old building. A schedule of works has been drawn up to try and rectify some of the problems and detailed architect plans drawn up to show the areas of most concern. Lesley Simm was visiting an architect on 4th November 2022 to discuss the schedule of works and tendering a contract. Lesley stated this will take some time but is hoping that work may start in the summer of 2023. Lesley added that it will be quite a big undertaking and at some stage the church will have to be emptied because all the lower concrete rendering inside the church has to come off and be replaced. Perhaps some of the services will be held in the open air!

A decision has also been taken to reduce the number of services being held at St James’ to two per month. It is sad. Over the winter the cost of heating the church is a cost they can’t take just now. Next summer the situation will be reviewed. The new service rota starts on January 1st 2023.

We hope to have more for you in the coming weeks and months.

Keep checking for local flood alerts on the River Nadder and tributaries catchment area.  

When groundwater levels remain high even modest amounts of rain can cause problems.  If the Ansty stream alongside the High Street is looking coloured with silt and mud that usually indicates that flooding in the lower Nadder valley is imminent: hence there is usually a flood alert alert in force. The last half of December was exceptionally wet and another spell of heavy rain is due tonight. So it is always wise to be prepared for flooding if you are near a local watercourse.

If any resident is concerned please contact the Ansty Flood Warden – Councillor Mark Norris.  During prolonged wet weather click on the image for current Environment Agency information and updates. Sometimes there can be flooding before the problems are flagged up – so ‘be ‘flood’ aware’.

Ansty Village Flood Alerts. Click here for up to date official flood alerts for the River Nadder and its tributaries

Some items of wider interest:

The Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit shows the way!

The Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit has been developed in partnership with Natural England to allow communities to take the lead in defining and restoring biodiversity in their community. Designed for use by community groups, local landowners, Parish and Town Councils, schools and youth groups it provides a structure for how local communities can better understand what they already have in terms of biodiverse habitats as well as how to plan for developing greater biodiversity and nature-based carbon sequestration in the future.  How might this be of use to Ansty? Click on the image to find out more!


Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase – use the AR app!

‘Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase’ is an exciting new AR (augmented reality) app to help you delve into the historical secrets of the past in the Chase and Chalk landscape of Cranborne AONB. The Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership area is full of fascinating history, and their exciting, free new AR app will guide you through some of these amazing stories and intriguing historic sites from the past. Download to your phone via the Apple App Store or Google Play! Click on the image for further information.


Visit The Salisbury Museum!

Did you know that the Salisbury Museum, located in the medieval King’s House in Salisbury’s famous Cathedral Close has a fantastic range of collections, exhibitions and events bringing to life the history of our local landscape and the people who shaped it. Tap on image for the latest information.


Wiltshire Council’s ‘Parish Steward Scheme’ had its successful origins back in the 1990s. However after a break in the late 2000s the scheme was reintroduced in 2016 where ‘parish stewards’ liaise directly with parishes to carry out local minor highways work ‘swiftly and efficiently’. Click here for more information:  The Parish Steward 


MyWilts online reporting/booking 

You can now easily book a variety of Wiltshire Services. You can also easily report issues in Wiltshire ranging from fly tipping, abandoned vehicles, weather emergencies, dog mess, graffiti and many more. Click on the image to find out how to access this ‘online portal’

Click here to download the app for your phone.


Click for Information Local and National and other Community Notices from Wiltshire Council.

Other items of interest are posted below:

Local Surgery News

For more information click and go to Tisbury Surgery News or Hindon Surgery


Village Events Archives

If you want to catch up with all of our village events and other items of interest (since 2017) then visit:  Archived Documents or find ‘past village events’ at the bottom of this page.



Wiltshire Council Services

Current Flood Alerts for Wiltshire

Local Community Matters

Here are just some of the issues you can report using ‘My Wiltshire’: Highways and Street Scene issues, Environmental Enforcement, Trading Standards, Car parks, Weather emergencies, Waste, Fraud:

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