Points of interest from the meetings held in
October 2022

The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NW

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Public Campaign for A346/New Road traffic lights

The Parish Council have been trying for some time now to request traffic lights on this junction, to make the area safer.

We’ve not been able to make traction on this, so we want to enlist our residents to join our campaign.

We’ve seen the impact of people power before in Chiseldon Parish so can we ask you once again to help out….

Can you please email our Ward Cllr Jenny Jefferies with your views on this junction and whether traffic lights would make it safer?

Our hope is that the volume of messages Jenny receives will mean Swindon Borough Council Highways Dept are forced to consider this request in more detail.

Can I request that messages are from your own experiences, as a generic message copied and pasted won’t have the same impact – even though the intentions are good.

With thanks, from the Parish Council Planning, Highways and Transport Committee.

Chapel doors painting

We are inviting quotes to sand, fill and paint 2 sets of external doors at our offices. Please contact the Clerk if you wish to provide a quote for the work.

Youth provision Project

The Parish Council are looking into providing a once a week Youth Club provision at the Rec Hall.  We are currently investigating the set up around this and the costs involved.  We hope to soon be able to put the plan into action and recruit a Youth Worker for the sessions and also arrange a rota of volunteers to make the scheme work. If you’d like to find out more please contact the Clerk.

Neighbourhood Plan update

The team have made good progress on the plan, with our consultant being able to produce a rough draft 1.   We met with the team creating the design codes and will have a parish walkaround in a couple of weeks so they can see for themselves the character of the parish and features that should be maintained throughout any new buildings or developments.

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

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

Improved Recreation Ground and new building.    Tweaks made to draft plans and agreement to submit pre-planning application form for review to see if plans conform to SBC and national standards.

Road re-surfacing at New Road – Ward Cllr Jefferies will be having a meeting with SBC Highways to discuss this.

Removal of Build Out on New Road – Ward Cllr Jefferies will be having a meeting with SBC Highways to discuss this.

New planter box at Liddington end of Badbury – approved by SBC Highways.

Spring bulbs planted on New Road – Approved and ordered.

Repairs and maintenance to the Old Chapel on Butts Road – pointing approved.

Butts Road cemetery extra contractor hours to do a “Autumn Clean” ready for winter – approved

19th November tree planting event

All of the groups who wanted to plant a tree in commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are meeting on Sat 19th November to walk around the various sites to plant the trees and then have tea, coffee and biscuits in the Rec Hall.   Our website and Facebook page will show the times when confirmed. Please feel free to join us.

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.

High Street 19 Sept to 27 October

High Street 26 Aug to 3 October.

A346/Plough Hill 17 October

M4 J15 12 to 21 October

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

Earthline appeal

Earthline’s request to have a Statutory Review of the outcome of their appeal case has been thrown out. This was the last legal avenue the company could pursue. They now have 18 months from the date of the appeal decision to leave the site and return it to its previous state.

Data Centre on Brimble Hill

Major construction work will finish by the end of October so there will no longer be lorries travelling to and from the site.

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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  4th November 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 14th November 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.