Points of interest from the meetings held in February 2022.

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 13th Dec 2021

Our meeting at the Chiseldon House Hotel was well attended and our presenter Andrea Pellegram provided us with a lot of information, and also answered a lot of resident’s Q&A’s.

The presentation, accompanying note and video recording are all on our website at Neighbourhood Plan – Chiseldon Parish Council (chiseldon-pc.gov.uk)

We had some resident’s come forward to be part of the Steering group but we still need more people to help us – this is your plan and not ours. Please let the Clerk know using the details above if you can help to shape the plan. Thank you.

Marlborough Road 12 week closure in Wroughton

You may have seen on social media that the road will be closed on the approach to Wroughton down Marlborough road from Monday 10th Jan for 12 weeks.

Our website Roadworks – Chiseldon Parish Council (chiseldon-pc.gov.uk) has details of this, as does the Community Facebook pages for Chiseldon and Wroughton.

Subscribe to our new online newsletter

We have recently completed a project to create a new on-line newsletter that will be sent out once a week with the latest news and information from our website. Just go to www.chiseldon-pc.gov.uk and at the bottom of every page there is a “Subscribe” option. Add your email and you’ll start to receive our updates.

Charity donation after Christmas raffle.

After our raffle which was drawn on the 23rd December we are proud to announce that £169.30 was raised for the Brighter Futures Dementia Appeal. Thank you to everyone who provided a prize for the event and supported us.

Covid LFT tests

We do receive a supply of Covid tests but they are going quick each time. They will be outside of the office on Butts Road for collection when we have any. If you have access to Facebook its always worth asking before you make a journey to see if anyone can provide an update. We have been told that Meadow Stores on New Road often has a supply as well. You can also order tests online.

New Speed Indicator signs (SID’s) planned for Badbury

By the time of going to press we hope to have canvassed Badbury for any comments prior to us sighting 2 new SID’s. The SID’s have been purchased and SBC have approved the locations so providing we don’t encounter any major setbacks we are ready to get the signs installed at either end of the Hamlet. The current SID on Hodson Road is performing well and has resident’s support.

Speed Watch Volunteers

Vacancies for Chiseldon – 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.

Guides Update

Calling all girls aged 4 to 14! We have spaces available at Brownies and Guides, and the waiting list is open for Rainbows in Chiseldon.
We are also in desperate need of adult Leaders or Helpers. If you can spare a couple of hours each week to help us keep growing then please contact us!
Contact us:

* Telephone/text: on the numbers below or via Messenger
* Email: chiseldonguides@outlook.com
* Girlguiding website: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/information-for-parents/register-your-daughter/

Office Closed

In line with recent Government advice the office on Butts Road is now closed. Post and Voicemails are checked once a week, and you can always reach us on the email above.

Check meetings or event before going due to Covid. Plus any possible changes to council remote meetings.

If you plan on attending a council meeting, please do check our website, Facebook Page or email the Clerk to check its going ahead before making a journey. Due to the changes in Government rules, plus sickness and isolation numbers in Cllrs and staff, we may have to postpone or cancel a meeting. If the law changes, we may also consider reverting to online meetings using MS Teams.

Memory Café next date.

The popular memory café is next running Friday 4th Feb 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.

They had their Christmas Party on 3rd December which was very well received.

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.
You can also hire the Rec hall for Table Tennis. The equipment is provided and you can hire the space for £10 per hour day time and £15 per hour evening. Contact the Clerk for details

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.

NOW OPEN FOR NEW 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 14th Feb 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. Covid restrictions state we must adhere to max. number of attendees to be safe, so regrettably we may need to turn away extra visitors if space does not allow. Please register your interest in attending a meeting with the Parish Clerk, or send in a written report to be read out on your behalf. 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 or in the Rec Hall depending on availability so please check the location before making a journey.