Points of interest from the meetings held in
January 2023

The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NW

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Survey monkey survey for Youth provision

The Environment, General Purpose and Amenities Committee have created an on-line survey to gather views on the youth provision needed within the Parish, in the hopes that we can get something up and running.

If you want to add your views you can go to:

or scan this QR code with your phone camera.

QR code for survey

Annual Christmas event.

We had a great turn out of around 40 people at our event on Wed 7th December.     Our lights were turned on, on our 8 baby trees, and they were a small but perfectly formed display.  In years to come they will grow and provide a more impressive display of lights.

We had a charity raffle for Brighter Futures and Prospect Hospice which raised £105 for the 2 charities.

Our thanks to the Chiseldon House Hotel for hosting us for tea/coffee and mince pies afterwards.

Current Projects in progress/under investigation/for consideration.  Update from December edition.

Solar light at Strouds Hill carpark approved.  Awaiting confirmation from SBC on specific locations before ordering.

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.

Removal of Build Out on New Road – This item is part of the considerations above.

Youth Provision project. EGPA committee are investigating.

Solar panels on Chapel roof – EGPA committee are investigating.

Change of office hours.

Our office on Butts Road is now open 11.30-2.30 Monday and Wednesday for visitors. We are also working on improving our phone system so we can have more contact hours available.  We will update you when this is in place.

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.

A346 near Butts Road. 28th Nov to 23rd Dec. Wales and West Utilities.

Ridgeway View – Cambrai Road and Aisne Road. 11th Jan to 16th Jan. Thames Water work

Ridgway View Sambre Road. 9th Jan to 18th Jan – Openreach.

Hodson Road (past Hodson turn). 12th to 19th Dec. Openreach.

You can get details of local roadworks by looking on and signing up to their alerts.

Recreation Ground Improvement Plans.

The committee have approved pre-planning application to Swindon Borough Council on the draft plans.  You can read all updates on this, on our website on the “Our Work” tab.

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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  and searching for “Community Speedwatch”.

Memory Café next date   

The popular memory café is next running Friday  6th January 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.

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 9th January 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.