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Welcome to Royal Wootton Bassett

Royal Wootton Bassett is located just two miles from junction 16 of the M4, making it an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and discover its many visitor attractions.

The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.
Latest News
Planning and Revenue and Resources Meeting
Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Category: News |

Electors of the Parish of Royal Wootton Bassett are invited to attend the Planning Committee Meeting [Tesco applications will be discussed at this meeting]  and the Revenue and Resources Meeting on 25th September.  Please see below for full details.  Thank you.

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Network Rail Update – Templars Firs Footpath Bridge
Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Category: News |

We have been advised by Network Rail that the Templars Firs bridge reconstruction is going on as scheduled, with the bridge demolition being done over this week-end (Saturday night to Sunday morning as per Rules of the Route), and the reconstruction next month. The scheduled opening date is January 2015.

For any questions or concerns, please contact our dedicated 24-hour National Helpline 08457 11 41 41 or alternatively email

Further information on the Electrification Programme is also available at


100 Years of Remembering, Flower Festival
Posted: September 12th, 2014 | Category: News |

The churches and organisations of Royal Wootton Bassett have come together to create a touching remembrance Flower Festival in to mark the centenary of World War One. Please read on … Continue reading…

September Events for your Diary
Posted: September 10th, 2014 | Category: News |

Upcoming Events – please see posters below

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Tesco Planning Applications
Posted: September 10th, 2014 | Category: News |

Tesco has submitted plans to Wiltshire Council and a copy of these are now available to view at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council or by visiting the Planning pages on the Wiltshire Council website.  Please read more … Continue reading…

Congratulations to Andy Clinch
Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Category: News |

Congratulations to Andy Clinch, one of our groundsmen, who is pictured receiving his certificate at Saltex from the Institute of Groundsmanship for his recent groundsmanship course.  Please see below

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Amenities Committee Meeting – 4th September 2014
Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Category: News |

Amenities Committee Meeting – please see below for full details

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Town Crier Competition 2014
Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Category: News |

Come along and enjoy the spectacle!  Please read on …

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Posted: August 14th, 2014 | Category: News |

RWBTC has two vacancies, to apply, please refer to our Facebook page and vacancies page on this website for more details.  Thank you.

Please note that the number for Wiltshire Council “Clarence” service has changed
Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Category: News |

Please contact Wiltshire Council regarding reports concerning Highways Issues as follows:-

  • By telephone on 0300 456 0105 (you will receive a report number but not get updates by email)
  • At (you will have to register or login and will be able to see the progress on all your reports)
  • By downloading the MyWilts application to your smart phone.  (You can follow progress on you smart phone or by using the web)