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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 - draft Minutes of the 30th June 2014 meeting

The draft Minutes for the last Parish Council meeting have been issued and are available by clicking here and are also on the Parish Council Page itself

Changes to kerbside garden waste collections - Have your say

Wiltshire Council need your views on proposals for changes to kerbside garden waste collections. The council currently delivers a kerbside fortnightly non-chargeable garden waste collection service to those residents that request the service. This is your chance to have your say about the future of your kerbside garden waste collection service. No decisions have yet been made and your views would influence their decision. You can fill in an online garden waste collection consultation to let Wiltshire Council know your views

The Merchant’s House delighted to welcome Eric Knowles to its Annual Summer Lunch

The Merchant’s House is delighted to welcome back Eric Knowles, recognised expert in his chosen field of antiques with regular appearances on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, to its Annual Summer Lunch on Sunday 27th July 12pm-3pm. Bring along treasured items for a discussion and valuation with Eric in the delightful setting of Marlborough College. The first item will be valued for free, a £1 donation for further items. Tickets £18 (£15 MH Friends) include glass of fizz on arrival and a 2 course lunch catered by Marlborough College. A bar will be available, and a raffle with prizes including an iPad Mini, case of wine and hampers. Tickets from The Merchant’s House Shop or call 01672 511491 to reserve. Also click here for a copy of our latest newsletter

‘Lunch for all at the Red Lion’ - 12pm on Thursday 14th August

‘Lunch for all at the Red Lion’ - 12pm on Thursday 14th August. Join us for a relaxed lunch and light conversation. Click here for full details

Baydon Parish Council Finances  - Information updated to 30th June 2014

Please see the Parish Finances Page for updated information regarding Baydon's parish finances with the first 2014/15 quarters report from 1st April to 30th June 2014

Surprise party arranged on Sunday 29th June 2014 in Mrs Dorothy Newman’s honour

Dorothy has been the organist at St. Nicholas Church Baydon since 1939. She had been taught by the vicar’s wife and at the age of 14 was suddenly told as she arrived one morning for the service, that it was her turn to play – no time for nerves!  Rev. Simon Weedon welcomed everyone and presented a certificate celebrating Dorothy’s 75 years of service (including that morning’s service!). Click here for the full news report

Valerie Phyllis Palmer - Thanksgiving Service

St. Nicholas Church Baydon was packed to capacity with family and friends at the Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 25th June 2014 for the life of Valerie Phyllis Palmer. Candles were lit by Valerie’s eleven grandchildren and step grandchildren, her son Richard and grandchildren Jemma and Joanna also read poems and biblical readings. Please click here for a full news report

Baydon church services - Updated to include services for August

Please see the Church Page for an updated list of forthcoming services, now including those up to 31st August

Great news ! - Scene in Baydon publication to continue

A new editor for the Scene in Baydon has been found, which is great news as we say a sad goodbye to Brydgette who leaves Baydon next week. Click here for the latest details

Baydon's physical traffic calming project - News item (last updated 19th July)

Wiltshire Highways had previously confirmed that the installation of the street lighting should be completed any day, then the project will be finished and the traffic lights taken away but that was a month ago and they are hoping to get an update from the Contractors during the next week

The physical traffic calming project, that will slow down speeding traffic as it enters the village on Ermin Street from the east and passes the playground area, as well as slowing vehicles travelling in the other direction started a couple of weeks ago. This has been the result of a lot of hard work over a number of years by the Parish Council, the Traffic Calming Working Group and the Community SpeedWatch (CSW) Team. Click here to see an outline design of the project

Latest edition of the Scene in Baydon available online

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

Local youth activity questionnaire - Feedback from Baydon welcomed

Aldbourne Youth Council will be delivering the most popular activities requested via the attached questionnaire at the Community Junction, Aldbourne from September 2014. Other regular activities for young people are available at Community Junction which are open to all young people included from Baydon. We will be releasing some dates for summer holiday activities but current sessions are as follows:- Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8pm Youth Activity Planning and Youth Enterprise, Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8pm Dreamy Sheep Chocolate Club and 14+ Youth Club, Thursdays 5pm - 6.30pm art and craft, 6pm - 6.30pm Ukulele lessons (Both all ages.), 6.30pm - 8pm Duke of Edinburgh Award and 13+ Youth Club, Fridays 6.30pm - 8.30pm Youth Club age 11+, Saturdays 10am - 12.30pm Youth Club. On Monday evenings there are a variety of courses planned throughout the year

Aldbourne 2014 Carnival Programme issued

The programme for this year's Aldbourne Carnival has been issued, taking place from Saturday 23rd August to Sunday 7th September. Click here to see a copy

Baydon Footpath Diversion Order - Path 2 and Path 11

The proposed application for the diversion of Baydon's footpaths known as Path 2 and Path 11 has been submitted to the Secretary of State for review. It has been considered in everyone's interest to hold a local enquiry. Click here for background to this issue. An enquiry date has now been set, being 10am on Thursday 4th December 2014 at Lambourn Memorial Hall, RG17 8XT. A copy of the related Order dated December 2013 is available by clicking here

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the School and Church Fete

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the School and Church Fete on Saturday. I would particularly like to thank those people who helped before, during and after the Fete to make it such an enjoyable event. The village Fete was very well attended, probably helped by the lovely warm sunny weather. Everyone had a great time and the total funds raised is now over £2,600. Well done to you all - Rowan Cockcroft, Baydon PCC

Ramsbury and Wanborough Surgery – News report June 2014

1st April saw changes to the GP contract., and the allocated usual GP for all patients 75 and over. This is not new to the surgery as we have always encouraged patients to see their usual GP. All patients 75 and over will be advised at consultation or via letter re their allocated doctor. Dr Rayner is to have a period of unexpected absence from the surgery, being on sick leave from 11th August 2014. Dr Muller’s sabbatical starts on 26th July for 5 weeks. Please click here for a full related news report

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 20th May 2014. Also available on the Wiltshire Council Page

Healthier for longer – Wiltshire CCG launches future health plans

People in Wiltshire are being asked to support plans to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. This is just one of the principles the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing as part of a five year plan to improve healthcare services. There are also a series of public meetings. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the future of healthcare in Wiltshire is encouraged to come along to one of four workshops around the county. Click here for more details

Baydon school - Newsletter May 2014

Please see the School Page for a copy of the School Newsletter issued on 22nd May 2014

Parish Council Meeting of Monday 19th May  -  Full news report

Please click here to see a full news report on the Baydon Parish Council Meeting that took place on Monday 19th May 2014

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

Parish Council Meetings of 31st March and 7th April - Full news reports

Please click below to see the full news reports on the two recent Baydon Parish Council Meetings that took place on Monday 31st March 2014 and then on Monday 7th April 2014

Latest Wiltshire HorseWatch Bulletin  -  March 2014

Please click here to see a copy of the latest HorseWatch Bulletin issued by Wiltshire Police

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 21st July

Sunday - Trinity 6 Holy Communion service today at Baydon church from 9.30am

Sunday - The Merchant’s House is delighted to welcome back Eric Knowles to its Annual Summer Lunch today from 12pm. See related news item on left

Events for the week commencing Monday  28th July

Monday - Messy Church from 10am to 1pm at the Methodist Church, Lottage Road, Aldbourne. Click here for details

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

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

Sunday - Family Communion service with baptism today at Baydon church from 9.30am

Events for the week commencing Monday 4th August

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bins

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

Events for the week commencing Monday  11th August

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting today, from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. Agenda will appear here nearer the time

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

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

Thursday - ‘Lunch for all at the Red Lion’ - 12pm on Thursday 14th August. Join us for a relaxed lunch and light conversation. Click here for full details

Thursday - Baydon Social Group event day - Croquet / Boules (members only). See the Clubs Page for further details

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

 

 

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