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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 Baydonís 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 - Agenda and also draft Minutes issued

Please click here to see the Agenda for the Parish Council meeting of Monday 26th June, plus click here to see the draft Minutes from the previous Parish Council meeting that took place on 12th June 2017. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

 

Baydon Fete - News report (June 2017)

On a cool summerís day Baydon put on itís annual fete. From early in the morning a big turnout of helpers arrived to set up the paddock. A busy but social time, with lots of running around and discussion as to tent positioning and how to display all the goods on the stalls run by members of the village, church, school staff and parents. Well over 200 adults visited the fate. Well done to the Year 6's (and parents) who helped and had stalls on the day to appeal to all ages. Some amazing artwork was on display and for sale. The Buzzwire (made by Postman Pete) proved to be a very popular new addition and sparked a bit of competition amongst some of the Dads. The children particularly enjoyed getting their own back on the Year 6 boys with the Wet Sponge throwing stall, great fun to watch and do and the squeals of laughter could be heard from the bottom of the paddock! They raised a staggering £74.90. At the bottom of the paddock there was a Penalty Shoot game which was very popular and raised an impressive £35.40. Yet again this year, there were some fantastic raffle prizes, with grateful thanks as ever to everyone who kindly donated a prize. Thank you also to everyone who turned up and supported this year's fete, and I am pleased to say that we raised the magnificent sum of £2,600 to be split between church and school - Kate Buckingham

 

Save the Baydon Lion Team - Newsflash 20th June 2017

The Tax office (HMRC) has qualified our plan for the Baydon Lion Community Pub, we qualify for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status, investors (who are eligible to pay tax) will get 30% tax rebate on their investment. EIS status gives investors a 30% refund of their investment from their income tax bill with HMRC. It also means that any profit from sale of the shares, after three years, will be free of capital gains tax. To qualify you need to be a UK tax payer. The share application form is available from our website, so do not delay apply now. We will shortly begin negotiations to purchase the pub. We aim to be publishing the business plan shortly. Before any instructions are made to proceed with a purchase, all shareholders and investors will be provided with an opportunity to understand the small print so everyone is clear about any risks and benefits - Colin Newbould (Chairman) Save Baydon Lion Team

(Click on logo for dedicated project website)

 

PartĖtime permanent position - Clerk to the Baydon Parish Council

A partĖtime permanent position with approx 7+ hours per week has become available. Majority of hours are flexible to suit yourself. Mainly working from home (expenses paid). You will be required to attend an evening meeting approx once every 6 weeks. Some office management, secretarial, advisor and financial elements to the role. Training and support given. Interesting and varied work. Opportunity to work for your village. A paid position. Anyone wanting to know more, please contact tamsinmwitt@gmail.com or 07766 883883

 

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

 

June 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

 

Little Crickets Pre school - Recent Fun Day a great success

Little Crickets Pre-school would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our family fun day and made it such a success. Please click here for full details

 

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)

 

Local M4 resurfacing works - During June and July 2017

Over the next couple of months there will be resurfacing works on the M4 between junction 15 (Hungerford) and 16 (Swindon). The road surface material being used will reduce noise levels. There will be some overnight closures with traffic divert on to local roads. Click here for full details

 

Christian Aid week 14th to 20th May 2017

A big THANK YOU to all in our Baydon community. We have raise a total of £511.55 plus £62.15 Gift aid, making a fantastic grand total of £573.70. Christian Aid has been there for refugees since 1945. We will not turn our backs now

 

Baydon primary school - Looking to recruit 3 Foundation Governors

Baydon St Nicholas Primary School has a very active governing body made up of members of staff, clergy, members of the Church community and parents. A governorís term of office lasts 4 years and most are recruited through word of mouth and/or recommendation and each has a different set of skills and experiences that make up a well-rounded Governing committee. Due to the natural turnover of office, we are currently looking to recruit 3 Foundation Governors. Please click here for full details

 

Wiltshire Police - Community Policing report issued (May 2017)

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

 

Baydon Parish Assembly meeting takes place on 12th May in BYPA Hall

There were 23 villagers at Friday evening's annual Parish Assembly. Baydon Parish Council chair Tamsin Witt welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. Representatives from the BYPA had sent their apologies. Tamsin gave a report on the last year's activities of the Parish Council. Reports were then given by local village groups and representatives, including:- Allotment Association, Table Tennis Club, St Nicholas Church, Little Crickets, Baydon School, Brownies, the Golf Society, the Fireworks Committee, Baydon Flyers Bicycle Club, Baydon Website, the Link Scheme, and the Save Baydon Lion Team. Tamsin said a few words on behalf of BYPA and then the success of the Baydon Ladies Nights at the Red Lion Pub. Margaret Hill thanked the Parish Council, Baydon website and Scene in Baydon for their continued support to our local village church

Those giving an update during the meeting were asked to provide a copy of their reports to the Parish clerk, Charlotte Booth. Once Charlotte has collated these reports I will work with her to provide the key details to update the Clubs Page of the village website, add related news and forthcoming event dates to this main page of the Baydon website, etc

 

Beating the Bounds - Took place on Bank Holiday Monday

This year's annual Beating of the Bounds took place on Monday 1st May, with 13 villagers and a couple of dogs starting out at 10am to walk the Baydon parish southern boundary (click here to see boundary map). Fortunately the weather remained dry and mostly bright for the whole of the 3 hours it took to walk the hilly 7.5 miles before 11 of the walkers returned back to the village Green where they had started (as below, excluding Heather Burch who took the photo)

Historically villagers walked around the parish boundary pausing at certain trees, walls and hedges that denoted the extent of the boundary to exclaim, pray and ritually Ďbeatí particular landmarks with sticks. The aim was to keep fresh in the local collective memory the exact location of a boundary

 

Missing Tabby cat - £500 reward offered for his safe return

Ali and Rob have lost their much loved Tabby cat. Lexxi has been missing since 12th September. He is male, neutered and chipped. We miss him very much and would love to have him home where he belongs with his sister and us. If you have any news please can you call Ali and Rob on 07903 830259. Many thanks. £500 reward for safe return. Please click here for full details

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Events for the week commencing Monday 26th June

Monday - Baydon Parish Council meeting this evening from 8pm in the BYPA Hall. Click here to see the Agenda

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 - Today's local church service Team Holy Communion at Holy Cross, Ramsbury (10am)

Sunday - Aldbourne Band Pond Concert this evening from 6pm. Come and join us for our popular Sunday evening concerts by the Pond in the village of Aldbourne. Our informal free concerts are relaxed and entertaining. Bring a deck chair, and maybe a picnic, and put your feet up with a drink from one of the local pubs. A perfect way to end a Summerís Day! Donations to help fund the band appreciated

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  3rd July

Monday - full overnight local M4 eastbound and some westbound closures start this evening (see related news item on left)

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 - Matins (Book of Common Prayer) service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 10th July

Monday - full overnight local M4 westbound closures start this evening (see related news item on left)

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 - Pet service outside church (inside if wet!) at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  17th 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 

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

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 (Common Worship) service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 24th July

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 - Morning Prayer (Common Worship) service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  31st July

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 - Aldbourne Band's 2017 Proms on the Green from 4pm. Bring a deck chair, and maybe a picnic, and put your feet up with a drink from one of the local pubs. A perfect way to end a Summerís Day! Donations to help fund the band appreciated

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 7th 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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  14th 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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed

 

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 - Local church service information still to be confirmed 

 


 

 

 

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