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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 270 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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Saturday's village litter pick gives Baydon a lovely spring clean

A good number of volunteers came along to Saturday morning's 'Clean for the Queen' village litter pick. All the roads and public areas of Baydon were included, with the volunteers benefiting from the recent purchase of extra litter picking equipment by the Parish Council, as well as the large "Litter picking in progress" roadside signs to help keep people safe during the event. Numerous black sacks of rubbish were collected, the majority of which being food and drinks containers thrown from passing vehicles on Ermin Street and Aldbourne Road. Photo of some of the volunteers at the start of the litter pick provided by Barbara Furber

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Baydon's beacon lit to mark the Queen's 90th birthday

The beacon on the cricket field was lit at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st April to mark the Queen's 90th birthday, and was one of a chain of over 1,000 beacons across the UK and overseas. Around 70 villagers came along to watch on a calm and bright evening. Tony Prior gave a brief speech before everyone sang Happy Birthday to the Queen. Thanks go to Jim Grove and his team for organising the lighting of Baydon's beacon

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Mike Mears has provided a few great photos that he took during the event, please click on the names to see the photos:- Jim Grove lights the beacon, Tony Prior welcomes everyone, Crowds gather as beacon takes light, Villagers of all ages come to watch, Beacon fully alight, and Beacon continues to burn

 

Red Lion Pub - Updated details re food serving times / Food promotions

Please see the Pub Page for updated details re food serving times over a weekend and the extension of the Steak Deal to Friday and Saturday's. Also click here for details of the "Gentlemen's Night" taking place on Saturday 14th May (original notice to add your name to is on the wall in the pub)

Survey - What do you want from your local pub? Please click here to complete this short survey

The Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run - 18th June 2016

The Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run, takes place on Saturday 18th June 2016. Held at Ridgeway Farm, Bishopstone Ridgeway, the event was a huge success last year and saw many of the local community and beyond out running the beautiful trails on our doorstep. The event supports The National Trail & The Swindon Radiotherapy Appeal. It would be great to see Baydon residents taking part. Click here for full details - Jennifer Hewitt

Obituary - Roland Benwell Day

The funeral of Roland Benwell Day was held at the Swindon Crematorium on Wednesday 20th April 2016. Roland (and his father before him) farmed at Finches Farm, Baydon for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed his 77th birthday surrounded by family (daughter Heather and sons William and Nicholas) and friends on the 12th March 2016 and died at home on 28th March 2016. Many well-wishers, including many from Baydon and the outlying farms were amongst the mourners. The service was conducted by the Reverend Robert Jordan who for many years served a farming community in Argentina. Roland’s son William, who flew over from the Cayman Islands with his wife and baby daughter, gave a short but loving tribute. He recalled the times that he was encouraged to take part in farming routines, usually with the briefest of instructions on how to control the machinery. The music on entry was the 633 Squadron played by the Central Band of the RAF and to closing music from the soundtrack of The Great Escape, a tribute to Roland’s interest in “anything to do with WWll”. Donations in memory of Roland were for Diabetes UK and Parkinson’s UK. The family and friends then moved to The Plough Inn at Wanborough for refreshments
 

Baydon Playground re-opens after the installation of new play equipment

Baydon Playground has now re-opened after the installation of  new traditional style toddler swings, junior swings, a roundabout and see-saw. It is currently a bit soggy after the recent rain but the grass will grow through the new black matting. This is great news for the village and well done to Councillor Tamsin Witt and the Parish Council for getting all this completed with the vast majority of the funding coming from Wiltshire Council as part of S106 money from the development of Newton's Walk

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Baydon Parish Council - draft Minutes for the meeting of Monday 21st March

Please click here to see a copy the draft Minutes for the Parish Council meeting that took place on Monday 21st March in the BYPA Hall. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

Latest edition of the Scene in Baydon - being April 2016

Please click here or on the image below to see the latest edition of the Scene in Baydon that was issued in April 2016

 

Treasurer required here in Baydon - Parochial Church Council (PCC)

If you have an accounting or bookkeeping background and could spare a few hours a month your help would be invaluable. We need someone to do the bookkeeping on QuickBooks, supply reports quarterly to the PCC, and do the annual returns. Help to set up your computer with the software and go through how it all works will be given, as well as any help through the year you may require. The day to day banking is done by the Church Wardens and the Gift aid paperwork is done by a PCC member. Also please note that you do not have to be a regular at church to take up this role. If you would like to get in touch with us over any of the items please contact the PCC secretary, Rowan at Church@baydon.org, the church wardens Margaret Hill (tel 540789) and Mike Ball (tel 540117), or any other church member you may know - Kate Buckingham

Baydon Church essential repairs – Urgent help required

We have a very beautiful 11th century church that needs our care. The insurance company requires us to do the following repairs in order for the church to be covered and we have run out of building fund money:- (1) test 24 electrical circuits at a cost of £360, and (2) repair the lightning conductors at a quoted cost at £517. There is also damage occurring due to rain and in order to stop this water entering the building the Vestry wall needs re-pointing and the Vestry roof needs repairing. There are many other on going repairs that need addressing but those above require immediate attention. If you would like to donate towards these repairs or sponsor one of them please get in touch with Rowan via Church@baydon.org or the Church Wardens, Margaret Hill on tel 540789 and Mike Ball on tel 540117

 

Marlborough Area Board (MAB) - draft meeting Minutes and Agenda issued

Please click here to see a copy of the Agenda for the recent MAB meeting that took place on Monday 22nd March. Also please click here to see the draft Minutes from the previous MAB meeting that took place on 26th January 2016, with Tony Prior attending on behalf of Baydon Parish Council. These Minutes and Agenda are also available on the Wiltshire Council Page itself

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

 

See the News & Events page for a list of older news items

 

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Events remaining for the week ending Sunday  1st May

Sunday - Team Service today from 10am (we believe this is taking place in Aldbourne but not had confirmation yet)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 2nd May 

Monday - Updated I am sorry to announce that this years annual Beating of the Bounds will no longer be taking place today

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 Wiltshire Council collection calendar    

Wednesday - Baydon Bikers Club meeting this evening at the Red Lion Pub, being the first Wednesday of the month (note:- recent change from Tuesdays)

Thursday - Election of our local Police and Crime Commissioner takes place today, with BYPA Hall open from 7am to 10pm as our polling station. Click here for details of the candidates etc that will be available nearer the time

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Sunday - Morning Prayer service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

Sunday - Prayer and Praise at Baydon church, from 4pm

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  9th May

Monday - Kerbside collection today, being green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar 

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Thursday - Baydon Social Group event today, being a trip to the Watermill Theatre. See related section of the Clubs Page for more details

Friday - The Baydon annual Parish Assembly takes place today from 7.30pm (venue to be confirmed). Further details to appear here nearer the time

Saturday - "Gentlemen's Night" taking place this evening in the Red Lion Pub. Click here for details (original notice to add your name to is on the wall in the pub)

Sunday - Morning Worship service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 16th May 

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting (AGM) from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. The agenda will appear here once published

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 Wiltshire Council collection calendar    

Tuesday - Marlborough Area Board (MAB) meeting this evening, from 7pm at Marlborough Town Hall. The agenda will appear here when published

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Thursday - Deadline for items to be included in the next edition of the Scene in Baydon

Sunday - Holy Communion service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  23rd May

Monday - Kerbside collection today, being green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar 

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

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Friday - Baydon School teacher development day (TDD) so the school is closed today to pupils

Sunday - Morning Prayer (modern language) service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 30th May 

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 Wiltshire Council collection calendar    

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Sunday - Church service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am (details not available yet)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  6th June

Monday - Kerbside collection today, being green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar 

Wednesday - Baydon Bikers Club meeting this evening at the Red Lion Pub, being the first Wednesday of the month

Wednesday - Baydon Social Group event today, being a BBQ at 36 Downsmead. See related section of the Clubs Page for more details

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Saturday - Baydon's School and Church Fete today (further details to follow)

Sunday - Church service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am (details not available yet)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 13th June 

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 Wiltshire Council collection calendar    

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Saturday - The Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run, takes place today at Ridgeway Farm, Bishopstone Ridgeway. See related news item on left

Sunday - Church service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am (details not available yet)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  20th June

Monday - Kerbside collection today, being green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste. Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar 

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

Thursday - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Sunday - Church service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am (details not available yet)

 

See the News & Events page for a list of subsequent events

 

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