CHISELDON PARISH COUNCIL REPORT
Points of interest from the meetings held in
The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NW
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Parish wide Christmas Newsletter
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas newsletter and found it informative. Our volunteers worked hard in all weathers to deliver them. If by chance, you didn’t get a copy or think it may have gone in the recycling, you can request an emailed copy by emailing the Clerk, or call us for a paper copy to be delivered to you.
Ward Cllr Lawrence Elliott has advised that the delays in repairing the potholes on Hodson Road by SBC was due to the Christmas closure of the tarmac supplier. The holes should now be filled but continue to report any direct to SBC at www.swindon.gov.uk and go to the “Report a Pothole” page.
Co-option of New Councillor
We are pleased to announce the Co-option of James Whitehead as a new Co-opted Cllr. This leaves 1 vacancy on the council. If you would like to know more about co-option or present yourself for co-option at the next meeting please contact the Clerk.
Current Projects in progress/under investigation/for consideration. Update from January edition.
Solar light at Strouds Hill carpark approved. Awaiting confirmation from SBC on specific locations before ordering. Pending further assistance from SBC.
Road re-surfacing at New Road – A holistic whole village approach will be considered by SBC Highways – more to follow. The road has recently had some tests carried out on it. Still waiting for confirmation of action by SBC.
Removal of Build Out on New Road – This item is part of the considerations above.
Inclusion of further facilities on Castle View Green area. EGPA committee are investigating.
Youth Provision project. EGPA committee are investigating.
Solar panels on Chapel roof – EGPA committee are investigating. This project is not proceeding as the cost vs number of years to “break even” on the project is too great.
Hedge cutting work at the New Road allotments – quotes being obtained.
Forthcoming road works and closures.
Slipper Lane, The Crescent, Norris Close, New Road, Draycot Road, Hodson Road, Badbury Lane, Marlborough Road 19 Sept to 22 April 23. All Wales and West Utilities forward planning notification of works.
Turnball. 21st Nov to 15th March 23. Wales and West Utilities and SBC work.
Sambre Road 6th to 15th March – Openreach roadworks
You can get details of local roadworks by looking on one.network and signing up to their alerts.
2023/24 budget and precept.
The councils’ budget and precept for 2023/24 has now been set and approved.
Information can be found on www.chiseldon-pc.gov.uk/about-the-council/what-we-do/finance
The precept for 2023/24 is set at £160,000. This is the equivalent of £147.15 per year for a band D household. A rise of 27p a week from 2022/23.
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Speed Watch Volunteers – a message from the team.
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.
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 3rd February 2023 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.
FINAL CHANCE TO APPLY BY 31st MARCH 2023 – 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 13th February 2023. 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.