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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)

                                                           

 

   Latest Baydon News   Forthcoming Events
 

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

 

Baydon Parish Council -  Agenda issued for forthcoming meeting

Please click here to see the Agenda for the forthcoming Parish Council meeting that takes place on Monday 31st July 2017. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

 

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

 

The Cream Teas in Baydon on Sunday 9th July to raise funds for the church

The Cream Teas in Baydon last Sunday to raise funds for the church was well attended and the delicious home-made scones and cakes were enjoyed by everyone who came, it was a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon. It raised £390.40 so many thanks to all who supported the event and special thanks to all who set up, baked, served, washed-up and cleared away - Kate Buckingham

 

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)

 

Save the Baydon Lion Team - Business Plan Published July 2017

The Save the Lion Team has worked hard over recent months to create a business plan for the village pub after purchase. It has gone through several iterations with professional and peer reviews to ensure it as effective, realistic and informative as possible. It is now time to publish for all potential investors in the Red Lion Community Pub Ltd. The business plan is available by clicking here. We believe this plan shows that it is possible to create a thriving pub business in Baydon for the benefit of all residents. It is a tax efficient and potentially rewarding investment for shareholders, shares are £100 each - Colin Newbould, Chairman (Save Baydon Lion Team)

(Click on logo for dedicated project website)

 

Loving home wanted for a local female rescue cat called Darcy

Can you offer Darcy a loving home ? We are looking for a forever home for a local female rescue cat. She has been recently neutered and health checked by the vet who gave her a clean bill of health and believes she is between 2 to 3 years old. Please click here for full details. Thanks very much, Lisa

 

Part–time permanent position - Clerk to the Baydon Parish Council

A part–time 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. Click here for full details of this local village role

 

Local M4 resurfacing works - Continuing through July 2017

Over the next month the resurfacing works on the M4 between junction 15 (Hungerford) and 16 (Swindon) will be continuing. 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

 

Baydon Fete - News report (June 2017)

On a cool summer’s day Baydon put on it’s 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

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

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 remaining for the week ending Sunday 23rd July

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. Click here to see a copy of the Agenda

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 - Team Holy Communion at Chilton Foliat, from 10am

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 Summer’s 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 - Community Lunch today in the Red Lion Pub, from 12pm. Click here for full details

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  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 - Taize style service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

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

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

 

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 

 

 

 

 

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