A community leader at West Ashton says they have "no issues" with a music festival in the village next month that is likely to attract up to 1,500 people.

Richard Covington, the chairman of West Ashton Parish Council, said: "We have had no issues with it. Essentially, it is a family festival and generally speaking the people who attend are well behaved.

"In fact, one of our councillors, Helen Barrow, regularly attends the event."

The three-day 6th Once Upon A Time in the West Festival is taking place from July 12-14 at Grange Farm on the Bratton Road just outside the village.

Festival organisers Morph and Flounder Murray, of Ten Gallon Events in Trowbridge, said: “The festival has always used this site and is one of the few events in Wiltshire to have been given a permanent license to run the event every year, as we work closely with the licensing authorities.

“We’d go as far as to say that we have a really positive relationship with the village. We work closely with members of the parish council and organise traffic to make minimal impact on residents and the school.

“We’ve never had a complaint from West Ashton village. In fact, every year we give a donation to the Parish Council from proceeds of ticket sales from locals and we have good support from the village.”

He said the festival is run by local people from the West Wiltshire and Frome area with a strong emphasis on supporting the local economy and organisations.

Mr Murray said: “Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Storehouse, Food Bank Trowbridge, West Ashton village, West Ashton School and Julia’s Trust have all benefitted from the festival."

“It’s a great opportunity to support some home-grown acts, both established and up and coming. We have a rich culture surrounding the music industry in this area, and small festivals allow a platform for up and coming acts to grow and develop.”

“Even our sound and light crew HL Audio, kids entertainment, decor crew and tent suppliers, R&B Marquee Hire and Albion Woods Tents, are local.”

Performers include the Rhythmites, Citizen Fish, The Wurzels, RSVP Bhangra, The Boot Hill All Stars, Train to Skaville, Urban Lions, The Tribe, Sœur Rare Species and Mojo Moves, Toby Spin, The Back Wood Redeemers, DJ Dale Martin, The Straight Fits, Otto Wilde Music, Hum Fuzz and Swami G.

Weekend and day tickets for the festival are available online, and a limited amount with no booking fee are available from Frome Wholefoods.