News and Events

Lacock Parish News and Events

Works at Carpenters Arms

The owners of The Carpenters Arms in Church Street will shortly be commencing renovation works on the property. The first stage will be to create an area in front of the building for the security and safety of on-site workers and members of the public. With CDM Regulation approval from Wiltshire Highways, there will be hoardings erected on Monday 1st July. Please can residents and visitors avoid parking directly in front of the building to avoid any hinderance to the start of the project.

Solar Together Scheme Launches

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council are working with iChoosr, independent experts in group-buying, to launch a third Solar Together scheme, following the success of previous two schemes in 2022 and 2023. The Solar Together scheme offers a cost-effective way for residents and businesses to purchase solar panel and battery storage installation.

The scheme gives households and businesses the opportunity to save on energy bills and generate their own electricity by purchasing high-quality solar panels and battery storage at a competitive price.

Solar Together operates on a group-buying approach, with the core principle that coming together as a group provides enhanced buying power and allows the approved providers to offer a better price than individual homeowners might get from entering the market alone.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the scheme website.

Morris Dancers in the Village

Keep an eye out in the village centre where there will be a number of local Morris dance ‘sides’ to coming together and performing on Saturday (11am-4pm) as part of Solstice celebrations.

D-Day Commemoration

Thank you to the organisers, attendees (especially those who came in period dress), National Trust (for the prizes) and the weather! A great evening was had by all to commemorate this important day.

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National Trust Update – Dates for Lacock Abbey 2024

The National Trust Lacock Abbey team have released their schedule of events and activities taking place in 2024.

For full details, please see the National Trust Programming Dates.

The National Trust has a local arrangement where all residents of Lacock Parish have free access to visit Lacock Abbey, Garden and the Fox Talbot Museum during normal open hours. This is a unique arrangement to enable Parish residents to enjoy their local property. Just bring along a piece of ID with your name and address to Visitor Reception (in the Fox Talbot Museum building by the gates to the Abbey) to get your residents’ pass. The pass is valid for one year and is only for use by members of your household – please avoid sharing your card with anyone not in your household, you may get asked for ID when you use the card at times to manage this.

Please remember that access to the Abbey gardens is only during normal open hours and out of hours access is not permitted.

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Swindon and Wiltshire join forces for 16 Days of Action domestic abuse prevention campaign

The national campaign 16 Days of Action starts on 25 November and this year Wiltshire and Swindon wants to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to encourage people who know something isn’t right, how they can help

You’re at work and you’re worried someone is turning up with bruises.

You’ve noticed your friend no longer joins you for drinks or your sports games.

You hear your neighbours shouting and worry that someone is getting hurt.

What would you do?

That’s the question that Wiltshire and Swindon is asking this November as organisations join forces to once again highlight domestic abuse – and what people can do to help.

The national campaign 16 Days of Action starts on 25 November and this year Wiltshire and Swindon wants to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to encourage people who know something isn’t right, how they can help.

Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Police, Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and charities FearFree and Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service, Nelson Trust, and the hospitals in Swindon and Salisbury are all participating.

All involved will be running information on what to do if you are concerned that someone is suffering domestic abuse. There are also a number of events taking place during the 16 days.

People who are experiencing domestic abuse can contact:  

Weekdays call Fearfree 01225 775276  

Out of hours helpline 01225 712880.   

In an emergency dial 999.  

If you would like to support or donate to the charities above, click through the links to their pages to find out how you can help.

Lacock Litter Pickers

The Lacock Churches Eco Team have launched a permanent litter picking group in the village. We have three picks planned for this year:

  • 21st May (11:45am)
  • 2nd September (10:30am)
  • 4th November (10:30am)

All the picks are starting in the churchyard of St. Cyriac’s. Click on the picture for more information or contact