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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 275 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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The Sylvia Mather Charity - Higher education grants

The Sylvia Mather Charity has for several years granted small financial grants to those Baydon residents entering degree or equivalent education. These small grants will help with initial expenses. They are awards to students for achieving the A Levels or equivalent required for entry to a further education opportunity. If you are taking up an offer of a course in higher education and have received your results then you may be eligible for a grant. Application deadline is Friday 8th September 2017. Click here for full details, plus click here for some background to this local charity

 

Baydon Church warmly invites you to join forthcoming Homegroup course

Every Thursday for six weeks commencing on Thursday 5th October 2017, based on ‘The Creeds’, a Pilgrim bible study course for the Christian journey. 7.30pm start at 20 Newton’s Walk, Baydon - home of David and Margaret Hill. Everyone is welcome. Click here for full details

 

Proms on the Green concert given by the Aldbourne Band

In a quintessentially English setting on the village green, surrounded by thatched cottages, a pub and the village church, a large audience enjoyed this year’s traditional Proms on the Green concert given by the Aldbourne Band. MD David Johnson delighted the crowd with music ranging from Verdi’s Force of Destiny, a Mozart Horn Concerto, Benedictus from Carl Jenkins’ War Requiem, to music from the Western Silverado, Putting on the Ritz and a Glen Miller selection. A wonderful addition to this year’s prom was the superb young soprano Tilly Wale who gave a masterful performance of “I dreamed a dream” from Les Miserables accompanied by the band, and later in the concert led the crowds in the traditional singing of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. Click here for full news report

 

Community Grants available for projects around Baydon

The new Swindon Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund is open now for applications. There are small grants of up to £2,000 for community organisations working to improve the lives of people living in the parish areas of Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon. In addition applications are also open for two grants of up to £20,000 for projects that have a focus on science, technology, engineering, maths, environment, health, play. Examples might be the use of renewable energy, ecology or habitat conservation. Projects can be for the creation of a physical asset or for the encouragement of learning. Grants can be for capital or revenue costs. The project must deliver benefit to communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park. Click here for full details - Jane Butler, Grants Manager (Wiltshire Community Foundation) - closing date 19th October 2017

 

August 2017 edition of the Scene in Baydon -  Now available online

Please click here to see the latest edition of the Scene in Baydon. Note previous versions are available by clicking here

 

Baydon Red Lion Pub  - Announcement from Julie Wyatt, the current owner

As the current owner of the Red Lion I feel it necessary to advise those who have an interest in the future of the Red Lion Pub that the purchase price stated in the “Business Plan” of the Save Baydon Lion campaign has not been discussed with me and is not in any sense agreed. I have not, nor will I, agree to sell the Red Lion for the sum stated. I have had expressions of interest and requests for information from a number of parties regarding the building and land that comprise the Red Lion. The “Save the Lion” campaign only has until the 7th October 2017 after which date if an acceptable offer has not been received from the “Save the Baydon Lion” campaign, I will actively pursue discussions with other interested parties. If the “Save the Baydon Lion” is to succeed, and I do wish it well, then it is important that that those supporting the campaign know that the value stated in the “Business Plan” is not going to be accepted. Regards, Julie Wyatt (Owner of Red Lion)

 

Baydon Parish Council - News report on the 31st July meeting

Please click here to see Barbara Furber's news report on the recent Baydon Parish Council meeting that took place on Monday 31st July 2017

 

Ramsbury Surgery has been awarded Gold Plus Accreditation

Ramsbury Surgery has been awarded Gold Plus in the recent ‘Carer Support Wiltshire Investors in the Carers GP Accreditation Scheme’. This is a team effort and there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to support unpaid Carers. We started monthly Carers Coffee Afternoons last September and will be looking to develop this over the coming months

 

Parish Churches of Wiltshire - Book raising funds for Baydon church

Parish Churches of Wiltshire: A Guide, by Brian J Woodruffe. This fascinating book containing hundreds of beautiful photographs is available for sale at only £10 each. Proceeds will be split between Baydon St Nicholas (in aid of desperately needed roof repairs) and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust. Please contact Pamela either via email (as below) or calling  on 07815 903 796 to buy a copy. Below are photos of the front and back cover (Email is pamela.stnicholaslcc@gmail.com)

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Wiltshire Police - Community Policing report issued (July 2017)

Wiltshire's Community Policing Team (CPT) have issued their July report to Baydon Parish Council, please click here to see a copy

 

Baydon Parish Council - News report on the 12th June meeting

There was an extra Parish Council meeting in the BYPA Hall on Monday (12th June). Please click here to see Barbara Furber's related news report

 

Volunteer(s) needed to look after Baydon website going forward

After 11 years of updating our village website on almost a daily basis, I am planning to move from Baydon in a few months time. I am therefore starting the process now to see if there is anyone who would be willing to take this sometimes time consuming but always rewarding important village role over from myself, either individually or perhaps as part of a new website team to share the work load. If interested or would like further information please send me a message via the 'Contact Us' icon at the top-right of this page or an email to website@baydon.org  (Mark Austen)

 

 

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Events for the week commencing Monday 21st August

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, clothes, bed linen 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 - Holy Communion (Common Worship) service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 28th 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 - Baydon informal cycle club ride, from 6.30pm outside the Red Lion Pub

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 4th September

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, clothes, bed linen 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 - Deadline for applications for local charity small grants to help Baydon students entering in to higher education. See related news item on the left

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 11th September

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

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

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 18th September

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, clothes, bed linen 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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 25th September

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

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 2nd October

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, clothes, bed linen 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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 9th October

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

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 16th October

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting this evening from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. An 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, clothes, bed linen 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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 23rd October

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

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 30th October

Tuesday - kerbside refuse collection today, being black recycling boxes for paper, glass jars and bottles, cans, empty aerosols, clean aluminium foil, clothes, bed linen 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 - Baydon's annual bonfire and fireworks evening. Details will appear here nearer the time

Sunday - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

 

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