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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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Obituary - Dorothy Jean Newman, who had lived all her 90 years here in Baydon

The funeral of Dorothy Jean Newman was held in St Nicholas Church Baydon on Saturday 21st May. Dorothy had lived nearby the church all her married life, she was born, went to school, married and lived her 90 years in the village until she died in April this year. The service was conducted by the Rev. Simon Weedon, the scriptures were read by Messrs Ball and Newman, the organist was Francis Lofthouse.
Robert Miles, Dorothy’s nephew gave a brief history of Dorothy’s life from, he said, jottings that she had written on scraps of paper over the past year. Dorothy was born in 1925 the youngest of four children, after a 14 year gap, so the rest were all out to work by the time she was born. At 14 years of age Dorothy worked in the village shop and later became their milk delivery maid and entrusted with a bicycle. Having never learned to ride a bike, she pushed it everywhere on the delivery. At 27 years of age she went into domestic service at Russley until her marriage to George in 1956. As a child she was taught by the vicar’s wife to play the organ which she continued faithfully to play at St Nicholas Church for 75 years, Dorothy knew about commitment, said Robert Miles. She was a member of the WI for 75 years, sold Poppies for 50 years and was married to George for 51 years. Her last few months were spent at the Aldbourne Nursing Home where everyone treated her like family calling her Aunt Dorothy. Dorothy was laid to rest in the church graveyard with her husband George. The packed church’s congregation then joined the family in the School Hall for refreshments and journeys down “memory lane”. Donations were requested for Ramsbury Surgery

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Traffic calming in Baydon - Update by Baydon Parish Council

The chicanes installed on Ermin Street in 2014 near the playground, have proved to be successful, reducing what was the highest speeds in the village, from an 85th percentile of 44.3mph to the lower figure of 39.8mph. However, these chicanes will be even more effective in conjunction with additional traffic calming measures. Since 2013, Baydon Parish Council has been planning for the next phase of traffic calming and considering further obstacles for Ermin Street, with road safety outside the school being the highest priority. Click here to see this full news item. Also click here to see a copy of the original draft traffic calming project plan prepared by Wiltshire Highways

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

Baydon Parish Council - Parish finances information updated

Please see the Parish Finances Page for updated information regarding the Baydon parish finances for the year ended 31st March 2016, which also now includes the 2015/16 Annual Return

Parish Council (AGM) - news report on the meeting of Monday 16th May

Please click here to see a copy the news report by Barbara Furber on the Parish Council AGM meeting that took place on Monday 16th May in the BYPA Hall

BYPA Hall - Gardens get a good weeding, prune and tidy up

Many thanks to the group of volunteers who came along to the BYPA Hall last Saturday afternoon and helped tidy up the garden and outside areas, and did a fantastic job. As an example of the results see the photos below of before and after the work at the front of the hall  - Tamsin Witt and the BYPA Committee

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Red Lion Pub - Updated details forthcoming events for June and July

Please see the Pub Page for updated details including various events that are taking place over the next few months

Friends of the Railway Path - announce forthcoming events

There are several local cycling and nature events taking place over the summer. These include Cycling :- Wednesday, 1st June, a second ride to Ogbourne St George using a slightly different route, leaving at 6pm from Coate Water. Please click here to book, Sunday 5th June, The Castles Bike Ride (in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support) uses several route of different lengths which include sections of the Path (click here). Nature :- Sunday 24th July, a visit to our chalk grassland to look at the flora and fauna (butterflies and moths). Meet at 11am at the access road to Whitefield Farm, north of Ogbourne St George. August (date to be finalised), Bats a weekday evening walk from Coate Water

Baydon church services - Details updated on the Church Page

Please see the Church Page for updated details of our local church services, which now show up to the end of July. The forthcoming services are also shown within the events listed on the right of this page

Recent village litter pick gives Baydon a lovely spring clean

A good number of volunteers came along to the recent 'Clean for the Queen' village litter pick (Saturday 23rd April). 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

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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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

 

Baydon Church - Essential repairs and Treasurer required

Please see the Church Page for details of a vacancy for a part time Treasurer role, plus details of urgent repairs that are needed at the church and how you can help

 

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  29th May

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    

Wednesday - Sue's Handmade Candles Sale this evening in the Red Lion Pub from 6.30pm to 9pm. Click here for details

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

Sunday - Team Communion service today at Baydon church, from 10am

Sunday - Quiz Night at 7pm in the Red Lion Pub, raising money for the Great Western Special Care Baby Unit

 

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

Thursday - Wiltshire Good Neighbour Community Lunch today in the Red Lion Pub

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

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

Saturday - Baydon's School and Church Fete today, from 12pm to 2pm in the Paddock next to the school. Click here to see the children's poster

Saturday - in the Red Lion Pub from 8pm, England v Russia in Euro 2016

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

 

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 - in the Red Lion Pub from 2pm, England v Wales in Euro 2016

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 - Pet church service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

Sunday - Fathers Day lunch in the Red Lion Pub. Book a table and Dad gets a free pint

 

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

Monday - in the Red Lion Pub from 8pm, Slovakia v England in Euro 2016

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

Thursday - Voting on the EU Referendum takes place today, with BYPA Hall (Manor Lane) our local polling station from 7am to 10pm. Click here for further details

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 27th June 

Monday - Baydon's Parish Assembly takes place this evening from 7.30pm in the School Hall. This is not a Parish Council meeting but a village meeting. Please come along to hear an update from all the different groups in the village and maybe make some new connections

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 - Exclusive Clinique Pamper Party in the Red Lion Pub from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Limited ticketed event fundraising for Macmillan

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

Friday to Sunday - Baydon Beer Festival over the weekend in the Red Lion Pub, with live music, quizzes and much more ! Click here for full details. With Quiz Night on the Sunday

Sunday - Church service today being a Team Service at St Michael's, Aldbourne at 10am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  4th July

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

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting, from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. The agenda will appear here once published, but the meeting will include a discussion about proposed traffic calming measures in the village (see related news item on the left)

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

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 11th July 

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 - Wiltshire Good Neighbour Community Lunch today in the Red Lion Pub

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

Thursday - Baydon Social Group event today, being a Hungerford Historic Walk. See related section of the Clubs Page for more details

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  18th July

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

 

 

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

 

 

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