Points of interest from the meetings held in July 2022
Forthcoming road closures.
We have had information of the following closures:
Station Road between High Street and Castle View Road. 15-17 August
Draycot Close and Draycot Foliat – 25-27 August.
You can get details of local roadworks by looking on one.network and signing up to their alerts.
Donations to charities.
Since our last report we have donated:
- £100 Swindon Open door from our grants fund.
- £50 Wiltshire Air Ambulance from marquee hire.
- £2035 from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event 3rd June.
Children’s Party/mini Festival 22nd July 5-8pm
We have organized a free event with disco for kids of all ages on Friday 22nd July 5-8pm on the Rec Field. We hope to have a pizza van and ice cream van. There will be free popcorn, candyfloss and bouncy castle. Also a face painter/glitter tattoo provider where the first item is free. Kids should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
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Castle View Green area lease.
The Parish Council has just signed a new lease with Swindon Borough Council for the green area for a 99 year period which will enable us to ensure the area remains a green area and have more control over play equipment, verge parking control etc. We are currently looking at any other play provision we can add to the site.
Speed Watch Volunteers – a message from the team.
We are looking for Volunteers aged over 17 to join the team to help deal with the local issues of speeding. The Community Speedwatch is co-ordinated by Wiltshire Police, if you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Chiseldon Parish Clerk (Clair Wilkinson) who will pass your details to the local co-ordinator.
More information can be via the Wiltshire Police website www.wiltshire.police.uk and searching for “Community Speedwatch”.
Memory Café next date
The popular memory café is next running Friday 5th August 2022 10.30am at the Church Hall off Butts Road. The café was created for anyone who wants some company and a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. Also for carers who look after anyone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s to come along with their loved ones. There is singing and dancing, all very informal and fun. There is no charge to attend.
Recreation Hall, Recreation field and Chapel hire:
The Rec hall off Norris Close, the Rec field in the same location and the Parish Council Chapel offices are all available for hire for events, meetings or parties.
Please contact the Clerk on the details above who can advise of charges, availability and what space would suit your needs.
Defibrillators – a reminder
A reminder that the Parish has 4 defibrillators – one outside Cameo Hairdressers on High Street, one outside the Pavilion on the Recreation Field, one outside the Calley Memorial Hall on Draycott Road and one in the BT Box in Badbury. All units are accessed by calling 999 to gain the code for the box. You cannot use these defibrillators on someone who doesn’t need it as the machine will not work. It also provides audible instructions on how to use them.
There is also a defibrillator on the outside wall of the school in Ogbourne St George.Top of Form
OPEN FOR 2022/23 SUBMISSIONS – Parish Council Grants and Donations fund & Calley Memorial Hall fund
The Parish Council have an annual fund that we can donate to worthy causes within the Parish. If you are a group, charity or society that believe you could benefit from this fund then please contact the Parish Clerk for further details.
The trustees of the Calley Memorial Hall fund are also able to approve grants and donations to worthy causes within the Parish. (This doesn’t have to be connected to users of the Memorial Hall). Please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance who can provide you with an application form.
(It should be noted that this fund is not connected to the Parish Council)
Next Parish Council meeting
The next Full Council meeting of the Parish Council will be Monday 8th August 2022. This will start at 7.30pm at the Rec Hall off Norris Close. There is a public recess at the start of proceedings, after which residents can choose to leave the session. Meeting locations may change so please verify the location before making a journey. Our committee meetings will now meet in the Chapel Office on Butts Road.