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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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Parish Council - Agenda issued for the meeting on Monday 4th July

Please click here to see a copy the Agenda for the Baydon Parish Council meeting that is taking place next Monday evening. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

Man charged with drink-driving after crash in Baydon last Thursday

As per the Gazette & Herald a man has been charged with drink-driving following a crash which left a woman needing hospital treatment. The collision happened in Aldbourne Road, Baydon on Thursday at 6.10pm, near the entrance to Baydon House Farm. It involved a black Audi A3 and a black Nissan Micra. The woman driver of the Audi was taken to Great Western Hospital in Swindon. William Griffiths, 23 years old from Aldbourne was arrested on suspicion of and later charged with drink driving. He has been released on unconditional bail

Wiltshire Police appeal for witnesses after burglary at Baydon Village Stores

Wiltshire Police appeal for witnesses after a burglary at Baydon Village Stores that happened last Friday (10th June 2016) at around 1pm. Thankfully no one was hurt during the incident but cash was taken from the store. A clip from CCTV footage can be found by clicking here. Detective Sergeant Scott Anger from Swindon CID said:- "We would like to speak to the man in the CCTV picture in relation to this incident and if you can identify the male in the clip, I would urge you to contact me”..."Also, we are appealing for anyone in the area, who may have heard or seen anything suspicious at this time, to come forward to help us with our enquiries. Perhaps someone may have captured something on their dash-cam or CCTV system, if they have one, any information would help”. You can contact Sergeant Scott Anger on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 - Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

Church Service to mark retirement of Peter Chambers as school Headmaster

Peter Chambers is retiring as Headteacher of Baydon St Nicholas School after 24 years. To mark his retirement, there will be a Church Service in Baydon St Nicholas Church on Sunday 17th July at 9.30am to which you are all most welcome. After the church service, the School Governors will continue the celebration by serving cakes and refreshments in the School Hall from 10.30am. It would be helpful to know numbers in advance so please could you let us know if you are planning to come by signing the attendance sheet in the Baydon Stores by 8th July. We look forward to seeing you - Lesley Whelan (Chair of Governors, Baydon St Nicholas)

Baydon Village Fete on Saturday 11th June was a wonderful achievement

We would like to thank everyone who attended, helped and donated items for the Baydon Church and School Fete on Saturday 11th June. With your support we raised £2,666.00 which was a wonderful achievement. The profits will be shared between the Church and the School. Everyone enjoyed the fete being held in the paddock again this year, and the weather which was warm and cloudy with a few spots of rain, did not dampen anyone's spirits, and it was still a lovely afternoon. Once again a very big thank you to all - Pauline and Tony Topp on behalf of the Church and the School

Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) - a new training programme

Whether you are looking to improve your skills to get a job or wanting to get back into learning, now is the time to do what you want to do and get where you want to be ! If you are between 16 and 24 years old our training programme can start you on your journey into a Traineeship, an Apprenticeship, employment or back into education. It can be completed as quickly as 6 weeks ! We know that classrooms are not for everyone. If you want to get real experience and skills then we can help. You will be supported by a Young Person’s Coach who will agree a personalised learning plan with you. Click here for full details

Latest edition of the Scene in Baydon - being June 2016

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

 

Wiltshire Police keen to hear from you - Short survey to complete

Wiltshire Police are keen to understand how they can better communicate and engage with communities in Wiltshire. To help them understand how best they can connect with local communities such as Baydon, and tailor their engagement to meet what we need, they have put together a short, 5-question survey which is aimed at helping them understand what channels the public currently use to keep informed of the work of Wiltshire Police and what they can do differently in the future. There is also a chance for you to make suggestions and give ideas. Please take a few minutes to take part in their survey by clicking here

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

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 3rd July

Friday to Sunday - Our local 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 - Baydon Parish Council meeting, from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. Please click here to see a copy of the Agenda

Tuesday - 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. Note:- Renewed green bin collection stickers are needed from today (Note new collection day)  

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 (see related news item on the right regarding this church service)

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  18th July

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. 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 - Holy Communion service today at Baydon church, from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 25th 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 - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Sunday - Team Holy Communion service at Ramsbury, from 10am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  1st August

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. 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 - Baydon service today at Baydon church, details to be announced

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 8th August 

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 Social Group event today, being a walk and supper. See related section of the Clubs Page for more details

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

Sunday - Baydon service today at Baydon church, details to be announced

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  15th August

Tuesday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste and green garden waste wheelie bin collections for those opting in for the paid for service. 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 - Baydon service today at Baydon church, details to be announced

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 22nd August 

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 - Baydon service today at Baydon church, details to be announced

 

 

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