THE Toolstation Western League has announced it has suspended all league fixtures until January 23, pending the next government review of the local authority tier system.

The Western League board had been working with clubs that wanted to continue playing, including all six Wiltshire outfits, to create a fixture list that facilitated games to take place.

However, with Somerset put into tier four, where playing non-league football is not allowed, the Western League board say they felt it was "not appropriate" to continue playing matches until the coronavirus situation across the league's area had improved.

The next review of local authority tiers is scheduled to take place on January 13, following which the Western League board will review their position regarding league fixtures.

However, the league has reassured clubs that whatever the outcome of the next review, they will be given a reasonable notice period, meaning that fixtures cannot resume until Saturday, January 23 at the earliest.

At the break in games, Westbury United are sixth in the Western League Premier division while Bradford Town sit in 12th.

Wiltshire side Corsham Town currently lead Division One with Calne Town in third and Warminster Town in sixth – Devizes Town are bottom.