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Welcome to the Baydon Village Website

The peaceful village of Baydon is found on the old Roman Road of Ermin Street that dips and sweeps through undulating countryside, rising to over 760 feet above sea level at Baydon. The total population of Baydon is approximately 560, including those from outlying farms, and encompasses about 265 houses

St Nicholas Church is located in the centre of the village, and nearby are the village pub (The Red Lion), and the village shop / post office (Baydon Village Stores). The primary school (Baydon St. Nicholas C. of E. School) is situated next to the church and is very well regarded, attracting children from the surrounding villages

To keep up to date on Baydon’s village news and events, please do revisit our village website, plus also see the latest edition of our own local bi-monthly publication (Scene in Baydon)                                                           

 

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Baydon Parish Council - Agenda for next Monday's meeting issued

Please click here to see a copy of the Agenda the Parish Council meeting taking place this coming Monday. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

Baydon defibrillator - is here and ready to save lives in our village !

The village now has this marvellous new life saving equipment being located in a wall mounted box outside the pub. The box is opened without the need of any keypad codes and as soon as you remove the equipment from its casing you are given verbal, easy to follow instructions on how to use it, no special training is needed. Inside the box are also the details of the village designated custodians of the equipment who can be contacted if you discover any problems with the defibrillator or it's use

BBC 2  forthcoming programme called Posh People to feature our late Shirley Smith

Baydon's Shirley Smith who sadly is no longer with us, will be featuring in a new BBC 2 programme being shown on Monday 1st December at 8.30pm. Shortly before Shirley died she wrote her book 'She's not my granny, she's my nanny' which is on sale in the Baydon Stores at just Ł3 with all funds going to the Baydon church

St John’s School presents Beauty and the Beast - Starring Baydon's own Sam Austen

Following on from the successful production of Footloose, St John's are once again showcasing students in our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with performances on 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th December 2014. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, you will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over thirteen years. Baydon's Sam Austen plays the role of the Beast. Please click here for a copy of the booking form plus contact Sally Bere on 01672 519558 to reserve you seats

Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox appeal

I am very pleased to confirm that I have just delivered 22 shoeboxes from the village, and that the School sent off 58 shoeboxes that had been collected, so a marvellous 80 shoeboxes in total. Thank you and well done Baydon, that will make a huge difference to 80 children in the world. kind regards, Kate Buckingham

New Marlborough Rural East Police Beat Manager - PC Nick Spargo

Dear All. It is with some sadness that I need to inform you that I am moving to a new post as part of the Military Communities Team within Wiltshire Police. I have greatly enjoyed Policing the Marlborough community area over the last 13 years and in particular the rural East beat as Community Beat Manager for the last 8 years. I have found the area a great place to work with genuine people who care. I hope that you will all continue to support your local officers when needed. Your new beat manager is PC 1827 Nick Spargo who is due to take post on Monday (17th November). Regards and good luck in the future - PC 1661 Batchelor (Batch)

Wiltshire Council's review of local car parking - Have your say‏

Wiltshire Council is currently consulting with residents, Parish and Town Councils, interest groups and business interests on its new Car Parking Strategy. The Council has made no decisions at this stage and would like to hear your views on a number of options being considered. Please click here to complete the survey for the Marlborough area. The consultation runs until 16th January 2015

Dog Fouling sound likely! - Issued on behalf of Baydon Parish Council

It has been brought to the Parish Council's attention that a dog walker or walkers are allowing their dogs to foul the pavement in a trail on a regular basis on Aldbourne Road between the bus stop and Newton's Walk. A resident posted a notice on their fence but it was removed within 24 hours. The path alongside the alpaca fields is also regularly subject to fouling. The Parish Council would like to remind the offending dog owner(s) that dog fouling is taken so seriously on a national basis that laws are in place which can be used to prosecute them. Therefore, yet again, a plea goes out to all dog owners who do not collect their dog mess to desist from this unacceptable and inexcusable practice. Residents are incensed by this subject and are always looking out to observe such events. If these are reported to the Parish Council action will be taken - Baydon Parish Council

Church clean ready for Christmas - Saturday morning 6th December

This morning we are going to clean the church ready for Christmas, from 9:30am onwards. Please do come along and help us and for as little or as long a time as you can spare. Thanks - Kate Buckingham

Remembrance Sunday - News report by Barbara Furber

12 Brownies from the Baydon 1st Brownie Pack presented their flag at the beginning of the Remembrance Service in St Nicholas Church on Remembrance Sunday. Mrs Tina Evans presented the Royal British Legion wreath at the Alter. Lt Cdr Ben Hughes gave the bible reading and Mr Philip Coyle read the names from the Roll of Honour of those from Baydon who lost their lives in both World Wars. The service was led by Mr Michael Ball, and the address was given by Lay-reader Mrs Jackie Hollander to a church packed with villagers young and old. Mrs Hollander pointed out that 95 years ago the Church Bell and brass plaque were consecrated in memory of those who died in the Great War 1914 / 1918. Mr Bryn Furber played the Last Post and Reveille and Mrs Helen Chambers accompanied the congregational hymns on the organ

Church Page update - New information re activities for children

Please see the Church Page for updated information, including Sparklers, ReFuel, and Messy Church. There is also now a list of all the local church services taking place in the Whitton Team area

Another great annual bonfire night and firework display

Despite an afternoon of heavy rain Jim, Trevor and the firework committee put on another great bonfire night and firework display on Baydon's cricket field on Saturday evening. The decision to light the bonfire was made at the last minute after the high winds dropped. Brownies and Little Crickets pre-school provided the refreshments and members of the Parish Council and other volunteers helped marshal the evening to ensure the safety of the 662 spectators who came to watch the event

Well done to everyone who helped to make this a great event and to all those who came and supported the night

(Photos provided by Sam Austen - Please click on photos to enlarge)

Updated - addition from Trevor Dominy :- Just a quick note to thank everyone for their continued support for the annual bonfire and fireworks. Although we were like drowned rats during the day the weather was very kind to us in the evening. We were a bit disappointed by the response to the guy competition but congratulations to Emily Furber and Bee Verdina, who were joint winners and their winning entry took pride of place on top of the bonfire. Plans are already in hand for next year, thanks again - Bonfire and Firework Team

Bingo at Aldbourne's Memorial Hall on Monday 1st December

Bingo is taking place at the Memorial Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start on Monday 1st December, with all profits to benefit the Scout & Guide Hut in Aldbourne. Children are welcome with adults and children get a free game

Baydon Church Page - Updated to now include all local Christmas services

Please see the updated Church Page for details of all our local services over the Christmas period, together with services for January

You can create your own life - A series of talks by Lizzie Brown

Lizzie Brown is a healer therapist and will be giving a series of talks at the Aldbourne Community Junction (SN8 2DU) on Mondays from 7.30pm to 9pm. The target audience is adults and teenagers. These talks started on Monday 3rd November and will include :- You can create your own life, Positive thoughts and positive actions bring positive results, Being who you truly are, Mind, Body and Soul, and Systemic work, healing at its best. More information is available direct through her website by clicking here

Marlborough Area Board (MAB) draft Minutes issued for recent meeting

Please click here to see the draft Minutes issued for the recent MAB meeting that took place on 30th September 2014. Also available on the Wiltshire Council Page

Baydon Parish Council - Parish finances information updated

Please see the Parish Council Finances Page for up to date information regarding the Baydon parish finances

Baydon Post Office - New extended opening hours, including Sundays

Please see the Shop Page for details of new extended post office opening hours, including 9am to 12pm on Sundays

Latest edition of the Scene in Baydon available online

Please click here to see the October 2014 edition of the Scene in Baydon, with previous editions also available on the Contacts & Links page

Baydon Village Litter Pick - Saturday 11th October

8 people came along to the recent village litter pick that took place last Saturday morning, and collected 6 black sacks of rubbish. The volunteers went down passed the cricket field and as far as the new business units down, plus also cleared litter from the paddock, Finches Lane and Ermin Street. Many thanks to all those who helped and made our village look a lot tidier afterwards

The seasonal flu vaccines have arrived at Ramsbury Surgery

The seasonal flu vaccines have arrived. Patients can ring and book an appointment. Seasonal flu vaccinations are available to those aged over 65 (or 64 but turn 65 before 31st March 2015) or if you suffer with any of the below medical conditions:- diabetes, asthma, chronic heart disease, COPD, stroke, heart/liver/Kidney failure, pregnant women or immunocompromised. Carers are also entitled to a free flu vaccination but this is only carers in the community not those who work in an organisation as a carer. Those that work for a company should be offered the flu vaccination through their employment - Tom McGowran

Baydon Young People’s Association (BYPA) - Hoping to get a Youth Group running

Baydon’s BYPA Hall in Manor Lane has recently been dramatically refurbished and offers a great venue for the young people of Baydon and the surrounding areas to meet. We are hoping to get a Youth Group up and running during term time, for children between the ages of 8 and 11 year old one evening a week or possibly a Saturday morning. A youth worker will organise and lead the youth group, but we will also need support from the parents to enable the youth group to function. We would like to know your thoughts and ideas, so we have created a questionnaire available by clicking here which we would ask you to complete and then either return to St Nicolas School reception, the Baydon Post Office and Stores, or scan and email back to bypa@baydon.org   We really look forward to hearing from you! Many thanks, The BYPA Committee

Baydon Parish Council - News report for recent meeting of 22nd September

Please click here to see a copy of Barbara Furber's news report for the recent Baydon Parish Council Meeting

Parish Clerk part–time permanent position (approx 7+ hours per week) available

The position of Clerk to Baydon Parish Council is currently available. This is a part-time permanent position. Approximately 7+ hours per week, mainly working from home with the majority of the hours being flexible to suit yourself. You will be required to attend an evening meeting around once every 6 weeks. This is a paid position, with any related expenses reimbursed. The role involves interesting and varied work including some office management, secretarial and advisory work, together with a financial element. Training and support is given. This is a great opportunity to work for your village. Informal enquiries welcomed to the Chairman, Andy Knowles via email to ParishClerk@baydon.org

St Nicholas Church, Baydon warmly invites you to join a 7-week Homegroup course

St Nicholas Church, Baydon warmly invites you to join a 7-week Homegroup course on ‘The Holy Spirit’, a cover to cover bible study Written by Selwyn Hughes with Ian Sewter, Thursday evenings and originally started on 2nd October 2014. Please click here for full details

Parish Council Meeting of Monday 11th August  -  Full news report

Please click here to see a full news report on the Baydon Parish Council Meeting that took place on Monday 11th August 2014

A new bicycle club in Baydon! - Anyone up for taking part in an informal cycle club?

Enjoy riding your bike? Want to get or keep fit by regular local cycling. This is what we’re thinking of:- a regular ride of about 20 miles (probably Thursday evenings), we will end up at the Red Lion Pub for a post ride drink. Ad hoc on road and off road rides as desired. We will go whatever the weather. Hopefully we can organise rides for different levels of ability. We will stay together and support each other so no one is left behind. Please click here for full details

Marlborough Neighbourhood Policing Team - Latest crime statistics report

Please click here to see the latest briefing document from Marlborough Neighbourhood Policing Team with local crime statistics. Baydon comes within beat BH12 and so is included within the Aldbourne and Ramsbury figures

Latest Marlborough edition of Our Community Matters issued

The latest edition of the local Our Community Matters publication issued by Wiltshire Council has a number of news items relevant to us here in Baydon. Please see the Wiltshire Council Page for a regularly updated copy of the publication

'Baydon World' - Photo by Brian Billington

This great photo of the Green was taken by local Brian Billington of BKB Photography

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 Aldbourne and Baydon Aid In Sickness Fund

The Fund benefits the sick or those in financial difficulty because of sickness. Small grants are offered to residents of the two parishes plus loans of medical equipment (to parishioners or visitors). Click here for details

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Events remaining for the week commencing Monday 24th November

Saturday - Baydon school Christmas Fayre takes place today, from 1pm to 4pm. Everyone is very welcome to come along to this great Christmas event

Sunday -  Team Service at St Michael’s, Aldbourne (Holy Communion). At 10am

Sunday - Many hands make Christmas Tree lights work ! Baydon's Christmas Tree is being put up this morning on the village green opposite the pub and the shop from 10am this morning. Anyone who wants to come along and help is very welcome to join the volunteers helping with this event

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  1st December

Monday - Bingo is taking place at the Memorial Hall today, 7pm for 7.30pm start with all profits to benefit the Scout & Guide Hut in Aldbourne. Children are welcome with adults and children get a free game

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting today, from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. Click here for a copy of the Agenda

Monday - Baydon's Shirley Smith who sadly is no longer with us, will be featuring in a new BBC 2 programme this evening at 8.30pm. See related news item on the left

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, and metal jar lids plus the cardboard / plastic bottles blue lid wheelie bins. Click here for a full recycling calendar 

Tuesday to Saturday (excl Wednesday) - St John’s School presents Beauty and the Beast. Doors open 6.30pm with performances starting at 7pm. See related news item on the left

Thursday - Mobile library visits Baydon today, from 10.50am to 11.40am outside the school

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.15pm outside the Red Lion Pub. See related news item on left for further details

Saturday - This morning we are going to clean the church ready for Christmas, from 9:30am onwards. Please do come along and help us and for as little or as long a time as you can spare

Saturday - Friends of the Path workday - Our next workday takes place today starting at 9.30am. We will be working on the stretch of path between the motorway and Chiseldon. The programme includes:- laying more of the hedge just north of the motorway, maintaining the lengths of hedge we’ve laid in previous years, clearing the path of leaves and overhanging branches, a little maintenance of the path surface where cracks are opening up. We will meet in the car park at Coate Water. Please bring clothes for the weather on the day, some drink and lunch, and any tools you would like to use. Best wishes, Dick Millard

Sunday -  Christingle service today at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 8th December

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bins. Click here for a full recycling calendar

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.15pm outside the Red Lion Pub. See related news item on left for further details

Thursday - Baydon Social Group event day - Skittles evening. See Clubs Page for further details

Friday - Baydon’s Christmas Ladies Night at the pub this evening, from 8pm. Turkey or vegetable pie, roast potatoes, stuffing and seasonal vegetables, along with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, then mince pie or chocolate profiteroles served with cream or ice cream. Dress code:- very Christmassy and festive! (Including Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and mistletoe earrings etc). Click here for full details

Sunday - Carol Service today at Baydon church from 4pm

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  15th December

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, and metal jar lids plus the cardboard / plastic bottles blue lid wheelie bins. Click here for a full recycling calendar 

Thursday - Mobile library visits Baydon today, from 10.50am to 11.40am outside the school

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.15pm outside the Red Lion Pub. See related news item on left for further details

Friday - The annual Christmas Carols around the village Christmas Tree takes place today at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Further details will appear here nearer the time

Sunday -  Holy Communion Service today at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 22nd December

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bins. Click here for a full recycling calendar

Wednesday - Christmas Eve Communion by Candlelight (Common Worship) 9pm at Baydon church

Thursday - Christmas Day Carol and Crib Service 9.30am, followed by Holy Communion at Baydon church

Sunday - Team Covenant and Communion Service at Ramsbury (10am) 

 

Note:- there will be changes to our next few kerbside collection dates. Tuesday 30th December is now on Friday 2nd January, Tuesday 6th January is now on Thursday 8th January, and Tuesday 13th January is now on Wednesday 14th January

 

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