Downton green group


Members of the Green Group are currently investigating how to make 'eco-bricks'.  This is a way of converting discarded plastic bottles and other non-recyclable plastic into building materials, and it isn't difficult to do.  The bottles can then be collected together and used for construction projects. Perhaps it's something that we could get together and do locally? Watch this space for further news.  
More information from the eco-bricks website.


Cycle path to Salisbury

​Parish Councillor, Jane Brentor, is concerned about the poor condition of the cycle path to Salisbury (that is the pavement on the A338) which discourages cyclists from using it.  A letter has been sent to Wiltshire Council, asking them to carry out a risk assessment, and a reply is awaited.  

If you have seen, or been involved in, a cycle accident or near accident on this stretch of road in the past 5 years, please contact Jane on 510504 or   Following the InDownton item she has already had a good number of responses from people concerned about the safety of the path, which should strengthen the case for change.

Swifts update

Following on from last summer's evening guided 'Swift' walk, Daniel Kronenberg of SAWS (Salisbury and Wilton Swifts - an outreach project of the Salisbury Secret Garden and also supported by RSPB South Wilts) identified some possible nesting sites for these amazing birds.  The good news is that he has visited the village again, and boxes will be put up this year on sites at the Church and the School.