Points of interest from the meetings held in March 2023

The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NW

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Local elections 4th May 2023

The local elections for Chiseldon and Badbury are uncontested.  The list of Cllrs for Chiseldon has been published and you can find it on our website or on the Chiseldon community Facebook page.   Badbury had zero nominations.   All vacant positions can be co-opted from 4th May onwards.  This means there will no voting required for Parish Cllrs in Chiseldon.

Ward Cllr nominees have also been announced and you can find the details on our website or the Chiseldon Community Facebook page.

Parish Litter Pick Sat 25th March 10-12  UPDATE

Thank you to the large group of volunteers who came and helped out for the litter pick. As you can see we removed a large amount of rubbish.

lorry full of litter

Coronation event 29th April 2023 – 12-4pm Rec Field. Update.

Pizza, hot drinks and a licensed bar have been booked, along with a curry food van.   We also have an ice cream van and sweet stall.  (We also have professional first aid staff and security staff arranged)

Please do make a note in your diary and come along to join us.    Profits from the event will go to our 2 chosen charities Brighter Futures for the GW Hospital and Prospect Hospice.

We are looking for donations of raffle prizes please – if you can help us, please contact us to arrange collection.

Poster advertising Coronation event

Supporting people to vote in the 2023 English local elections  – required for Ward Cllr elections only.

If you don’t have the required photo voter ID you can apply for one here: Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) – GOV.UK (

Youth Club provision – volunteers STILL needed.  Please contact us if you can help.

The parish council is trying to ascertain whether a youth club provision is viable within the parish.

We would have a paid qualified youth worker but would need a number of volunteers to commit to assisting with the weekly rota.

Training, DBS checks and insurance would all be covered by the council.

Please email the Clerk if you think you can help. Thank you.

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

Solar light at Strouds Hill carpark approved.  Awaiting confirmation from SBC on specific locations before ordering.  Pending further assistance from SBC.  Lights have been ordered and SBC have approved the locations – install to follow shortly.

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 further 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. The project has been paused, due to feedback on the suitability of the site.

Youth Provision project. EGPA committee are investigating. Volunteers are still needed for this project to go ahead.

Hedge cutting work at the New Road allotments – quotes being obtained. Quote approved, work to go ahead during February. Delay due to unforeseen circumstances, being re-visited in March meeting. New quotes approved – work to be carried out end of April.

2 new bins have been installed at the Castle View Play area – the old metal bins had corroded so were no longer functional and safe.

Layby works for Draycot Foliat and Windmill Piece.

Due to an issue with the contractor, the Parish Council are having to go out to tender again to start the process of getting approval to create 2 new layby parking areas.

We will look to approve the tender process in March’s planning meeting and hopefully approve a contractor in April or May.

The tender was approved at the March meeting and will be published in due course to invite contractors to quote for the work.

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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 5th May 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.

Next submission date 1st April 2023 – 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 15th May 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.

We will also be holding our Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 15th May prior to the May full council – timings to be confirmed.