It's a challenge to keep this data up to date as the situation gradually changes - so please let us know via the Contact Us tab if any of this is out of date or something needs to be included/excluded. Thank you!

For details of the "Road To Lifting Lockdown" - click here.

Jump to the relevant section by clicking these links:

Wilts Council Advice NHS Advice Downton Parish Council Advice Downton Facebook Covid
Downton Primary School Local Pubs/Shops
Hearing Aid Batteries
Library InDownton on-line Parish Magazine Police Contacts


A good summary of what is happening/not happening in Wiltshire is here

Return to top

Downton Surgery

Click here for the Surgery website.

Local Shops

Return to top

Hearing Aid Batteries

Action on Hearing Loss Hearing aid maintenance drop in service –batteries and information

Our hearing aid maintenance drop in clinics are suspended for the time being due to the corona virus, but I can still post hearing aid batteries to you if you are a Salisbury hospital audiology patient. This is a free service. At this time I’m not posting out tubing but I can help you with information on how to get the best from your hearing aids, including daily cleaning and information on hearing loss. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Gill Drayson.
Telephone 01722 580014,
mobile 07570 670 643,
or email

Return to top


Order and collect service at Downton Library (Information extracted from the website)

Library members can sign up for Order and Collect by completing an order form or phoning the library (01725 511003) on Fridays between 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Staff will choose books for you based on your preferences, and contact you to arrange a convenient time for you to collect them from the library entrance. Requests for specific books or titles cannot be made through this form, as books will only be selected from the stock held within Downton library.

Books are loaned for three weeks and will need to be renewed if you wish to keep them longer. They can be returned through the library letter box at any time. Returned books will be stored for 72 hours before being taken off your account and put back on the shelves. Fines will not be incurred as a result of the short delay. Specific books can be reserved online from libraries across Wiltshire for 95p (free for children's items)using thelibrarycatalogue. Reservations can also be placed by phoning the library.

When the book arrives, you'll be contacted to arrange a convenient time for you to collect it from the library entrance. Computer bookings

Libraries are permitted, by a Government exemption, to offer access to the public computer network for essential use if you can't otherwise access a computer or the internet. Essential needs can include job applications, benefit applications, accessing public services, financial information, online banking, for educational purposes, to keep in touch with family members or to support mental health.

Computers can be used for 45 minutes, to be booked in advance by phoning the library. You'll be asked to provide your contact details as part of COVID-19 NHS test and trace.

Please observe social distancing guidelines, sanitise your hands and wear a face covering when using the computers. If you need help using the computer, please bring someone with you to support you and let staff know when you book, so that they can book you on to a computer with additional space. If you're not already a member, you can Join the library online. For terms and conditions, FAQ’s and more about the library services on offer during the COVID-19 pandemic visit

Return to top

Stay Safe On-line

For some good advice, click here

Return to top

Downton Green Group

Reluctantly we will now have to close our mini-recycling centre until the end of lock-down, as we will not be able to move the collected items on. Please do not drop off anything at the shed until further notice. Thanks to all who have been using the shed responsibly these last few weeks - we'll be back as soon as we can!

Return to top

Latest Information from Wiltshire Council

See the website for full details - click here

Post Office

Woodfalls Post Office is open as usual.
Return to top

Fire Services Leaflet

Click here for the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service Safety Leaflet.

Police Contacts

These email addresses are for residents to voice any concerns, report any information they think relevant, or to send photographs or videos. You must still use 101 if it is actually happening at that time or 999 if it is an emergency but the email addresses can be used to pass on any of the above in relation to things happening in the village. The email addresses are:


Please remember that these email addresses are not manned 24/7. The Police are putting lots of resources into the village to ensure that residents are not subject the anti social behaviour of recent months

Return to top