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Clubs and Associations

There are a variety of clubs and associations in and around Baydon. Details on all of them are given below in alphabetical order. Please contact us if you have a local club or association that you would like to have included here

Baby and Toddler Group

Unfortunately the toddlers group is not currently running, anyone interested in starting it up again please contact the BYPA Committee - February 2017. Baydon baby and toddler group is a lovely, friendly group held in the BYPA hall on Mondays during term time from 9am to 11am, and welcome any adult who accompanies a child or children aged from 0 years to school age. There are lots of lovely toys to play with and a garden to use when the weather is nice enough. We also have a craft activity every week. There is a hot drink for the adults when you arrive and snack time for the little ones is around 10am. We end the session with a song time where all the children can choose their favourite nursery rhyme to sing. Everyone is very welcome to join us and it would be great to see any new families who would like to come along


Baydon Allotment Association

Baydon has an excellent allotment field within easy walking distance of everyone in the village. There are currently 15 plots. The Baydon Allotment Association was formed in November 2007 by the allotment holders at that time with an objective of enhancing gardening skills within the community. Membership is voluntary and open to any member of the village irrespective of whether they have an allotment or not. Contact Jenny Gribble (Hon Sec BAA) via 01672 540461 for further information


Baydon Bikers Club

Baydon Bikers are a motorcycle club that meets the first Wednesday of each month in the Red Lion Pub (6pm summer months / 8pm winter months). We welcome motorcyclists of all ages and with all types of motorcycle. We enjoy ride outs and regular events throughout the year. Contact Mike Mears 07748 701193 or email jfrayling@btinternet.com


Baydon Cricket Club

Unfortunately following the 2014 AGM, due to lack of support and players the Baydon Cricket Club has reluctantly decided to end its activities as May 2014. Cricket club assets are being sold off and the funds ring fenced by the Parish Council for future sports activities within the village


Baydon Flyers Bicycle Club

This is an informal cycle club in Baydon. We ride for about 20 to 25 miles every Thursday evening mostly on quieter local roads, with a shorter route if 20 miles is too far for you. After the ride we meet up at the Red Lion Pub for a drink. For further details please contact Rob on 07903 830259


Baydon Jogging Group

Baydon Joggers have various small groups that meet at different times during the week, every pace is covered from the Tortoises to the Hares! If you are interested in joining us, in the first instance please contact Heather Burch on 07796 300645, or hburch1@yahoo.co.uk


Baydon Link Scheme

Contact any time on 01672 541345. Organised by local people with a team of volunteers offering practical assistance with transport or a problem in the home. There is no charge but the Scheme welcomes donations. Registered Charity No. 1112698. Please click here for more details of the Scheme


Baydon Social Group

The Baydon Social Group (BSG) is a social group formed in 2011 and is open to all. Membership is £12 per year but non-members are welcome to join in the varied organised events, £3 per evening.  If you are not a member and would like to come to any of these events please contact Maureen Yeo 540725 or Barbara Furber 540695

Provisional Remaining Programme for 2017

Date                   Event                                    Venue                             Contact

June  8th            BBQ                                      36 Downsmead           Mike & Janice Gray
July  13th           Town Walk                             Lechlade                    Colin Yeo 540725
Aug  10th           Boat Trip                               Devizes                    Tom McGowran 540784
Sept  14th          Town Walk                             Newbury                     Colin Yeo 540725
Oct  12th            Quiz                                     Challins/TBC                Tony Prior 541446
Nov  9th             TBA
Dec  14th           Skittles                                White Hart @ Stratton    Tina Evans 540250


Baydon Table Tennis Club

Formed in January 2017, the Baydon Table Tennis Club meets every Friday evening in the BYPA Hall between 7pm to 9pm. The club accommodates all levels of skills and ages. There is no membership fee, a small charge is made on the night to cover Hall charges. New members are always welcome, just come along on the night or contact Bernie 01672 540461 or Ged 01672 540765


Baydon W.I.

Regrettably after running for 83 years, the Baydon W.I. ceased to function from December 2010

Baydon Youth Club

Baydon’s Youth Club - (**not currently running**) Awaiting new Youth Worker, etc

Baydon Young Peoples Association (BYPA)

BYPA is the organisation that looks after the management of the BYPA Hall. There is currently a need for local volunteers to get involved and help look after the day to day running of this valuable local amenity

An online calendar is available to view availability of the BYPA Hall so you can see if it is free for an event you may be planning. Click here (or on the calendar image below) to see the calendar and e-mail bypabooking@gmail.com if you wish to enquire about making a booking

The BYPA can be contacted via the BYPA drop-down menu of the Contact Us page of this website, or by sending an e-mail to BYPA@baydon.org  


Brownies Pack

The Baydon Brownies meet on Wednesday evenings during school term at the BYPA Hall from 6pm until 7.30pm. The meetings run under the guidance of Jayne Dominy and Wendy Appello.   For further information please contact Wendy Appello on 01672 541469 or Jayne Dominy on 01672 540450


Friends of Baydon School (FOBS)

The Friends of Baydon School are a registered charity formed so that parents, staff, governors and villagers can help support the school (see the School Page). The Friends bring together the community for social and fund raising events which enables the purchase of equipment for use by the children. Parents automatically become Friends when their child starts school and are invited to their regular meetings.  Please contact the school on 01672 540554 if you would like to be involved in someway either big or small to help raise funds for our fabulous school. Please click here for further details


Pre-School  (Little Crickets)

The Little Crickets pre-school club is open in the BYPA Hall on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm for children aged 2 years to 5 years. For further details please contact the Little Crickets Committee via an email to baydonpreschool@outlook.com 


Thursday Club

The Thursday Club -  Regrettably after running for 38 years, the Thursday Club ceased to function from December 2010

Traffic Calming Working Group (TCWG)

The Baydon Traffic Calming Working Group (TCWG)  is looking at all aspects of road safety in the village, consulting with relevant authorities and feeding back to the Parish Council. High on the list is practical solutions to slow traffic down through the village

Since 2015 the Baydon Parish Council has taken on the main role of identifying and implementing traffic calming measures within the village, but members of the TCWG remain on hand to assist the Parish Council when required

Over the years we have had official Wiltshire Highways speed surveys undertaken in the village, these have shown the following :-

Ermin Street, December 2014, at the shop end of the road, 85th percentile was 37.4 mph, with the maximum speed recorded at 67.7 mph and the average speed of the 11,376 vehicles was 31.2 mph

Ermin Street - November 2014, near the chicanes and showing that the chicanes are working and have reduced the general speed of traffic in that area. The 85th percentile, being the speed at which 85% of the passing vehicles are below was 39.8 mph which is a large reduction from the previous main Metrocounts in that location over the last 4.5 years when both in April 2012 and May 2010 this speed was around 44.5 mph. However we cannot be complacent about these results as the maximum speed recorded was a staggering 73.6 mph and the average speed of the 15,774 vehicles was 34 mph

Manor Lane - November 2014, Before chicanes, Manor Lane's 85th percentile was 21.7 mph. After chicanes it was 23mph, so slight increase, but sensible and well under the speed limit. Also the number of vehicles using Manor Lane had not increased after the chicanes were in place on Ermin Street

Aldbourne Road, not done since April 2012, 85th percentile was 35.6 mph, 8,533 vehicles passed during the week's survey but I do not have details of highest or average speed

If you have any comments or queries please let us know by sending us a message via the 'general enquiries' section of the Contact Us page or clicking here to send us an e-mail


Wagtails Pre/After School Club

The Wagtails after-school club (held at Baydon primary school) provides safe and friendly after-school care, which has been very much welcomed by parents/guardians. The after-school club currently runs Monday to Thursday 3.15pm to 6pm

Please see the School Page for details of any forthcoming Wagtails organised events, etc

Wagtails have a Breakfast Club in the mornings too. This runs Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 8.45am and allows parents/guardians to drop their children off earlier in the morning before school starts, and the children are provided with breakfast in a safe and friendly environment before being escorted to their individual classes at the beginning of the school day. If you wish to contact Wagtails, please do so via 07826 646631.

Click here to see the full details on the School's website, plus booking forms, etc



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