Points of interest from the meetings held in September 2022.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1926-2022

The Members of Chiseldon Parish Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication and service to the country and its citizens was unwavering. We join the nation in mourning her passing and offer our sincere condolences to her family.

Flowers are being placed on the New Road Memorial which the council will compost at the end of the mourning period. (No cellophane please)

There is a book of condolences available to sign at the Chapel Offices on Butts Road – please contact the Clerk for opening hours.

You can also complete the online book of condolences at www.royal.uk

The flag on New Road memorial has been lowered and raised according to national guidance.

Our September Full Council and EGPA meetings were cancelled as a mark of respect.

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 Housing Needs Questionnaire

The official deadline has now been reached for replies to our questionnaire. We won’t collect the final results for another week or so to allow any last minute entries to be returned as it took our volunteers a few weeks to get the questionnaires out to all households.    Thank you to everyone who replied.   We will be discussing the results at the next working group meeting for the NHP, which any members of the public are free to attend.  The next one is 27th September 7.00pm at the Chapel Office on Butts Road.

Current Projects in progress/under investigation/for consideration.

Solar light at Strouds Hill carpark

Improved facilities at Castle View Play Area

Improved Recreation Ground and new building

Layby parking at Windmill Piece and Draycot Foliat

Road re-surfacing at New Road

Removal of Build Out on New Road

Addition of new speed indicator devices across the parish

New planter box at Liddington end of Badbury

Spring bulbs planted on New Road

Repairs and maintenance to the Old Chapel on Butts Road

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

Forthcoming roadworks and closures.

Marlborough Road 19 to 21 Sept

Draycot Lane 14 Sept

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 19 to 23 Sept

High Street 19 Sept to 27 October

High Street 26 Aug to 3 October.

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

Subscribe to the Parish Councils newsletter:

To receive regular updates on Parish news, go to our website www.chiseldon-pc.gov.uk and go to the “Subscribe” option at the foot of every page.

Enter your email and receive weekly updates from us direct to your in-box.

Alternatively email the Parish Clerk who can set up your submission for you.

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  7th October 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 10th October 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.