Points of interest from the meetings held in May 2022.
Pop-Up Safety event
On Saturday 30th April between 10.00 and 12.00 we will have representatives from the Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Bobby Van and Fire Brigade in Strouds Hill carpark to offer advice and listen to any concerns people have over personal safety, home safety and crime issues within the parish. Just turn up if you need any advice or help, or want to talk to the police about something in person.
The fire brigades attendance is determined on whether they get a call-out as they are on active duty.
At the time of going to press we hope to be able to arrange for Scarrotts Fair to come to the Rec ground in Chiseldon. They will mainly bring smaller rides and inflatables so they don’t damage the field with large vehicles.
The Parish Council hope to be able to give away some free tickets to local children – keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for more details.
A small grant was awarded to a volunteer group set up to protest the use of the roads through Chiseldon by HGV vehicles. The grant covers their printing costs for posters, banners and promotional materials.
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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”.
Queens Jubilee event Friday 3rd June 2022
Work has progressed well with this event. My personal thanks to all the volunteers who are helping to arrange this. We could not have done this without you.
Some of our confirmed items include: Hog Roast, Bouncy Castle, Pizza, and a Bar to name but a few.
Our main focus now is to get some more music/dance acts to appear on the stage and also make sure we have enough craft stall holders.
Please contact the Clerk if you can help or know of any likely acts or craft sellers.
Chiseldon Parish Neighbourhood Plan update
The group met on 5th April to see how items were progressing. A plan is being worked on to create a questionnaire for the whole parish to identify future housing requirements.
Volunteers are still very welcome to help with the project which will shape future change in the parish to the year 2036.
A volunteer who can collate information about amenities in the Parish is very much welcome.
Memory Café next date.
The popular memory café is next running Friday 6th May 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.
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 May 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.