HUNDREDS of villagers in Bradenstoke and Lyneham were without water supplies over the bank holiday weekend after a main burst along the A3102.

The pipes went dry in the SN 15 area on Saturday morning and supplies were not fully restored until yesterday.

Bottled water was taken to Lyneham village hall and on Sunday a limited number were delivered to Bradenstoke church.

On Sunday one angry resident complained: “Twenty four hours now in hot weather. It's not sanitary for the elderly/vulnerable in Bradenstoke.”

PCSOs from Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade were called in to help take water bottles to elderly and vulnerable residents who were unable to get to distribution points.

“Local residents have helped some of their neighbours and we have helped those without transport or who won't normally ask for help. We delivered 336 litres of water to those that needed it most. Late off duty, but worth it,” they said in a statement on social media.

Tankers were also brought in to pump water into the area and Thames Water sent representatives to talk to residents.

The firm, apologised for the delays and said the repair was complex but it expected the main at Vastern to be working again by Tuesday.

By Monday afternoon the repairs were complete and the supply was back on.