Chilton Foliat is an ancient settlement, going back to Saxon times, and beyond. It is a small village with a current population of just over 300 adults. And it's beautiful, with many ancient houses. You could say it's a typical English country village.
The village nestles in the undulating landscape of the Marlborough Downs, lying alongside the River Kennet, a very beautiful and clean chalkland river, much loved by fishermen.
This web site has been created by villagers, for the villagers, and aims to provide visitors and locals alike with information about the village. Any comments on how we can improve the site are always welcome.
Local vehicle security alert
Last night, or early this morning (28th September), between midnight and 8am, several cars in Chilton Foliat were broken into. The locations were a private address in a private drive off Stag Hill, and Stag Service Station, on the main road. For security reasons, the exact address of the private address is not revealed here.
None of the cars were locked, and the ones at Stag Service Station were not customers' cars, which are always locked, but mostly valueless cars waiting to go to be scrapped.
All the property owners know the cars were broken into because, in most cases, the doors were not left properly shut and glove compartments were left open. The private villager had the contents of his wallet, that he had left in his car, stolen.
The lesson to be learned for everyone is to always lock your car and not leave valuables in it, even if it is on private property.