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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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Two serious local road incidents in the last two days Updated

It is sad to report that there have been two serious local road accidents in the last couple of days. On Tuesday afternoon a woman was seriously injured and another hurt after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree on the A346, closing the road between Swindon / M4 and Marlborough at Ogbourne St Andrew for 6 hours. On Wednesday afternoon a local elderly lady was injured just after 4pm on the entrance to Baydon from Aldbourne, which again saw police, land and air ambulances in attendance. Sam Austen was on the scene soon after Baydon's accident as he was on the Thamesdown Bus from Marlborough due in to Baydon at 4.14pm. The bus was stopped just outside Baydon and the passengers were able to exit the bus and walk the short distance in to the village. Sam explained that there were police and land ambulance crews in attendance, and an air ambulance was circling above and an elderly lady lay at the side of the road. Updated Her injuries were not initially thought to be serious, but the Gazette and Herald is reporting that this information was subsequently updated and the lady suffered major injuries to her leg and hip, together with some facial injuries. Late on Wednesday evening I asked Marlborough Police, who were on the scene, if they would like to provide any update but have not had a response yet. We wish those injured in both accidents a speedy and full recovery

 

Red Lion Pub Page - New food menu, food deals and B&B now operational

Please see the Pub Page for an updated food menu and food deals information. Also see details of the Red Lion now providing B&B facilities

 

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

 

St Johns School (Marlborough) presents  'Schools We Will Rock You'

St Johns School is proud to present their production of 'Schools We Will Rock You' being a musical spoof including dialogue and covers of Queen's greatest hits, written by Queen and Ben Elton. One of the principal performers is Baydon's own Sam Austen. Click here or on the image below to order your show tickets with performances on 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th February

 

Ramsbury and Wanborough Doctors Surgery awarded an 'Outstanding' report

In December an inspection was carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at both Ramsbury and Wanborough Surgeries. The CQC have since published their report which has graded the surgeries as ‘Outstanding’. The surgeries are absolutely delighted with this news, and it shows the dedication and commitment all members of the Practice Team demonstrate on a day to day basis supporting and caring for our patients. The full report is available for viewing by clicking here

 

Wiltshire Police announcement regarding recent burglaries to garages in Aldbourne

There have recently been three reported overnight burglaries to garages in the Aldbourne area. Thefts of property from gardens, sheds and garages is an ongoing problem across the country. Thieves are aware that whilst people may make improvements to their household security they forget to include their sheds, garages and outbuildings. Whilst individual items may not be particularly expensive, having to replace all your tools would be costly. Garden tools can also be used to break in to your home or a neighbour’s home. Locking them away will prevent them being used in this way. Please report all suspicious incidents. In an emergency dial 999. For all other enquiries call 101 - Richard Barratt (Police, Community Beat Manager, Marlborough Neighbourhood Policing Team)

 

Baydon Social Group (BSG) - Issue their 2016 provisional events programme

The Baydon Social Group have issued their provisional meeting programme for the 2016 calendar year, starting with a Quiz & Supper evening at the Red Lion Pub on Thursday 11th February. See the Baydon Social Group section of the Clubs Page for full details

 

Wiltshire Council - Local public transport review (have your say)

Wiltshire Council are undertaking a cost cutting review of their local public transport services and this includes looking at subsidised rural bus services that serve us here in Baydon. There is a questionnaire that you can complete either online, or by downloading the questionnaire when available and posting or emailing this back. Click here for full details and a link to the online questionnaire that just takes a few minutes to complete, or click here to go straight to the questionnaire

 

Baydon's Little Crickets Pre-school -  Family Fun Day on 19th March

The Little Crickets Pre-school are holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 19th March, from 12pm to 3pm at Baydon St Nicholas Primary School. Everyone is very welcome to come along. Please click here for full details

 

Baydon Parish Council - draft Minutes issued / Parish finances updated

Please click here to see a copy of the draft Minutes from the Parish Council meeting that took place on 11th January, plus see the Parish Council Finances page for details of the costs and income relating to the quarter ended 31st December 2015

 

Timothy Fitzgerald - 1931 to 2015

The funeral of Timothy Fitzgerald was held at Baydon St. Nicholas Church on Thursday 21st January at 2pm. The church was packed to overflowing. Well-wishers and mourners lined the walls, filled the bell tower and entrance porch to say good bye to this quiet, unassuming village character. Tim was born in Ireland, one of 14 children. He and a sister came to England when Tim was just 19. They both married here and stayed close until his sister’s death. He remembered Ireland with affection, but loved his life here in Baydon. The service began with “Danny Boy” in memory of Tim’s son who died so young. Nephew Nick Kelly said in the first tribute, that Uncle Tim came over from Ireland with his sister in the 50’s, originally to London. He spoke of Tim’s desire to turn all members of the family into jockeys and how he kept them all poor with his legendary betting tips. Tim, he said, was happy in his own skin, content with life as long as it involved his family, horses and a pint at the Red Lion. Tim’s daughter Marilyn gave a loving but amusing tribute Tim was totally selfless and supported her, said Marilyn, when her children’s father died. He became a surrogate dad and wonderful grandfather to Finn, Ellie and Josie with his quiet love of life and good humour. Tim was buried near his wife and son Danny

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School Governors announce the forthcoming retirement of Mr Chambers

The Baydon primary school governors have announced the forthcoming retirement of Mr Peter Chambers as Head Teacher, and thanked him for his brilliant support and guidance over the last 24 years. Please click here to see the full announcement

 

Next Baydon Ladies Night - Friday 4th March in the Red Lion Pub

The next Baydon Ladies Night in the Red Lion Pub will take place on Friday 4th March. It will be a cheese and biscuits evening with money being raised for Baydon's pre-school club, the Little Crickets. Click here for full details and an order form

 

Baydon Parish Council - news report on the meeting of Monday 11th January

Please click here to see a copy the news report by Barbara Furber on the Parish Council meeting that took place on Monday 11th January

 

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

 

Latest edition of the Scene in Baydon available online

Please click here to see the December 2015 edition of the Scene in Baydon, with previous editions also available on the Contacts & Links page

 

 

Parish Council's traffic calming efforts continue

Following the related news item by Baydon Parish Council (click here to see a copy) regarding the additional traffic calming on Ermin Street please click here to see a draft copy of the plans, which you can click on to enlarge. Baydon Parish Council was also successful in obtaining a further Ł9,000 of central government funds towards this traffic calming project. These draft plans are not final and the Parish Council hopes to arrange a date in a few months time when Wiltshire Highways can come along to the village for an evening consultation meeting with everyone being very welcome to attend

 

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

 

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Events remaining for the week ending Sunday 14th February

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  15th February

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

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

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 22nd February

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting, 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    

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

Thursday - Further session of the Alpha Course this evening from 7pm at Ramsbury Church Rooms. Click here for full details

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  29th February

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 

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

Thursday - Mobile library visits Baydon today, from 10.50am to 11.40am outside the school (visits now monthly not fortnightly)

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

Friday - Baydon Ladies Night from 8pm in the Red Lion Pub being a cheese and biscuits evening and raising funds for the Little Crickets Baydon pre-school club. Click here for full details and order form

Sunday - Mothering Sunday service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 7th March 

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

Thursday - Further session of the Alpha Course this evening from 7pm at Ramsbury Church Rooms. Click here for full details

Thursday - Baydon Social Group event today, being an indoor bowls afternoon in Marlborough. See related section of the Clubs Page for more details

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  14th March

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 - Further session of the Alpha Course this evening from 7pm at Ramsbury Church Rooms. Click here for full details

Saturday - Baydon pre-school 'Family Fun Day' today from 12pm to 3pm at Baydon primary school. Everyone is very welcome to come along, with BBQ, ice cream, face painting, raffle, silent auction, and much more. Click here for full details

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

Sunday - Prayer and Praise at Baydon church from 4pm

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 21st March 

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting, 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    

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

Friday - Good Friday Silent Vigil at Baydon church from 10am

Sunday -  Easter Day Family Communion service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  28th March

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)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 4th April 

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

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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