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Welcome to the Baydon Village Website

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

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 280 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)

                                                           

 

   Latest Baydon News   Forthcoming Events
 

Baydon Parish Council - draft Minutes of 27th November meeting issued

The draft Minutes from the last Parish Council meeting that took place on Monday 27th November have been issued. Click here to see a copy, and also available on the Parish Council Page

 

Baydon Church Page updated - Local services including Christmas

The Church Page has been updated to show our local church services up to the end of January, and so includes those over the Christmas period

 

Baydon Parish Council - 2018 meeting dates have been published

The last Parish Council meeting of 2017 was on Monday 27th November. The meeting dates for 2018 together with that of the Annual Parish Assembly have since been issued, starting on Monday 15th January. All the subsequent 2018 meeting dates together with that of the Annual Parish Assembly can be found on the News & Events Page

 

Baydon village Christmas Tree is now up on the Green

A group of volunteers put the Christmas Tree up on the village Green on Saturday 2nd December. The tree had been kindly donated by a local farmer. Debbie from the shop kindly brought out refreshments for the volunteers. The lights on the tree are set to come on first thing in the morning and then again from the afternoon to fit in with the primary school day. Full details of Father Christmas' visit to the village on Sunday 17th December can now be seen by clicking here and the Carols Around the Tree on Friday 22nd December will start at 6.30pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies

 

Baydon Parish Council - News report on 27th November meeting

Please click here to see Barbara Furber's news report on the recent Parish Council meeting that took place on 27th November in the BYPA Hall

 

Baydon church fund raising and related news / "100 Club"

You can join the new "100 Club" and help raise money for the church. Fill in the form that recently came through your letterbox, alternatively contact a church warden or any other church member you know. There will be a draw each month with a first prize of up to £100 (20% of monthly income), second prize up to £50 (10% of monthly income) and third prize up to £25 (5% monthly income). This is a chance to have a win whilst helping keep our beautiful 11th century church up and running. Reminder:- we need funds to pay for the vestry repairs which will cost us £9,178, and we have raised £6,482 so far. Please click here to see a copy of all the details and the signing up form

 

Sir Isaac Newton – Recent talk given raising funds for the church

A talk was given by Denys Cook on Friday 10th November about Sir Isaac Newton in the School Hall that was attended by 50 people from Baydon and surrounding villages and raised over £429. We all enjoyed this amusing and very informative evening on Sir Isaac’s connection with Baydon. Denys had done a huge amount of research to find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He told us how Sir Isaac was ranked second on a list of people who had been the most influential in history and was rated as the greatest scientist of all time. Also, he read us articles written in the 1892 about the house Sir Isaac had lived in in Baydon, as well as another written in 1927 in the same vein, these both turned out to be myths. Denys kept us in suspense as to the truth and it turned out Sir Isaac did own Finches Farm House with 135 acres, but he never even visited Baydon and had bought the property to leave to relatives! There were craft stalls, a raffle and Cheese, Wine and socialising which was thoroughly enjoyed too - Kate Buckingham

 

Baydon enjoys another great bonfire and firework night

After a wet start to the day we were very lucky with almost perfect conditions for our bonfire and fireworks display. We had 821 people through the gate. We would like to thank everyone involved in this annual event, which seems to get better every year. After another successful year we have a total of £687.37 carried forward to next years fireworks display. Once again thank you, and a big thank you for your continued support - Trevor Dominy on behalf of the Fireworks Group

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October 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

( Note:- awaiting e-copy of December edition of the Scene )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events for the week commencing Monday 11th December

Through this week there are overnight M4 resurfacing roadworks that will close the westbound (jn14 Hungerford to jn15 Swindon) carriageway weekdays from 10pm to 6am, and so there is likely to be extra traffic taking the alternative route through Baydon

Thursday - Community lunch from midday at the Red Lion Pub. Click here for full details

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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Sunday - Carol Service at Baydon church from 4pm

Sunday - Father Christmas will be coming to see us Baydon today. His visit to Baydon begins at Newtons Walk at 5.45pm, then he will sleigh to Waldrens Close, Aldbourne Road, Downsmead, Ermin Close, Russley Green before ending up at the Red Lion Pub around 8pm. Click here or on the poster below for full details

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Events for the week commencing Monday 18th December

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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Friday - Christmas carols around the village Christmas tree. Starting at 6.30pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Sunday - Carols by candlelight at Baydon church from 9pm

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 25th December

Monday - Family Communion and Crib Service at Baydon church from 9.30am

Thursday - 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 (change from Tuesday)        

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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Sunday - Team church service at Ramsbury from 10am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 1st January

Thursday - Kerbside refuse collection today, being black general waste (no green garden waste wheelie bin collection today). Click here for a full Wiltshire Council collection calendar 

Thursday - The mobile library will be visiting Baydon today, from 10.50am to 11.40am parked outside the school

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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Sunday - Team church service at Aldbourne from 10am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 8th January

Wednesday - 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 (change from Tuesday)        

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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Sunday - Matins service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 15th January

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting this evening in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. 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

Thursday - Weekly fitness class in the BYPA Hall from 8pm. Everyone very welcome to come along. £5 a class

Sunday - Informal morning worship service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

 

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

 

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