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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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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)

 

Parish Assembly and Parish Council meeting Minutes issued

The Minutes from the recent annual Parish Assembly and then the Parish Council AGM Meeting of 15th May have been issued and are available on the Parish Council Page

 

We are short of helpers for the village Fete on Saturday 10th June

Hello. We are short of helpers to set up the stalls from 10.30am, man them for the 12pm to 2pm duration of the Fete, and then helping to clear up at the end which will be about 2.30pm-3pm. This includes the Gate from 11:15am sitting on a chair with a small table and collecting money at the entrance gate to the Fete. We need an extra helper on the Plants stall, an extra helper or two on the Book stall, ideally an adult with a couple of children to put the skittles back up, does anyone have a suitable pony that they could bring along for the Fete to offer lovely Pony Rides to young children?, we have no one for the Toys stall at all and it is usually a very full and busy one. Please do contact Kate Buckingham on 07860 388197 or Debbie McDonald on 07970 732524 if you can help in any way

 

Wiltshire Police issue message regarding the recent terrorist attack in Manchester

The thoughts of everyone at Wiltshire Police remain with those affected following the horrific events in Manchester on Monday evening. The decision has been taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) to raise the national threat level to "critical". This means that an attack remains highly likely but also that a further attack may be imminent. The most important message is for the public to remain alert but not alarmed. Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe. Please do report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999. The latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed by clicking here

 

Local M4 resurfacing works - During May to 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

 

Church Page - updated with local services plus exciting biblical outdoor drama

Please see the Church Page for a recently updated list of local church services to the end of July, plus details of an exciting biblical outdoor drama taking place on 20th June

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Election results - James Sheppard re-elected at Wiltshire Council

Councillor James Sheppard has been re-elected as the Wiltshire Councillor for our local area of Aldbourne and Ramsbury. He received 67% of the votes, followed by Fran Bishop 18% (Liberal Democrats),  Jason Haythornwaite 9% (Labour) and Brian Utton 6% (Green Party). The turnout in our area was 39%

The Marlborough Area Board (MAB) is made up of four councillors, these being :-

Aldbourne & Ramsbury - Cllr James Sheppard
Marlborough East - Cllr Stewart Dobson
Marlborough West - Cllr Nick Fogg
West Selkley - Cllr Jane Davies

 

Save Baydon Lion - Latest update issued on 3rd May 2017

We would like to thank everyone for the continued interest in the Red Lion Community Pub. On 9th April 2017 the Save Baydon Lion Team was advised that Mrs Wyatt had notified the local authority of her intention to dispose of the Red Lion and as a consequence, a six week interim moratorium period had been triggered. We wasted no time in submitting our letter to Wiltshire Council applying to be formally considered as a potential bidder and are pleased to confirm that Wiltshire Council confirmed that we meet the definition of a community interest group and the full six month moratorium has now started. So what does this all mean......click here for the full news report sent to those registered with the Save Baydon Lion Team. Click here for a share request form

(Click on logo for dedicated project website)

 

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. Click on all photos to enlarge, below bluebells and a parish boundary stone seen during the walk

 

April 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 Parish Council Meeting - draft Minutes issued

Please click here to see the draft Minutes from the recent Parish Council meeting that took place on Monday 3rd April 2017 in the BYPA Hall. Also available on the Parish Council Page itself

 

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 29th May

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       

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

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

Sunday - Today's local church service Pentecost Team Holy Communion at St Michaelís, Aldbourne (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

Sunday - Quiz Night at the Red Lion Pub from 7pm. Click here for full details

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  5th June

Monday - full overnight local M4 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 - Community Lunch today at the Red Lion Pub from noon. Click here for full details

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

Saturday - Baydon church and school fete is taking place today, from 12pm to 2pm. A quintessential English village fete held in the grass paddock in the centre of the village with bargains to be had: Books, Plants, Nearly New, Bric-a-Brac, Toys and Cakes. Lots of things to do: Pony rides, Coconut shy, Skittles, Face painting, and lots more games on Childrensí stalls. Food and drink to be enjoyed: BBQ, Pimms, wine and beer, ice creams, tea and cakes. Raffle with a first prize of £100 cash, many other prizes too

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

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 12th June

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 - Informal Morning Worship service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday  19th June

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 - Holy Communion (Common Worship) service at Baydon church from 9.30am

 

Events for the week commencing Monday 26th June

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 - 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 

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

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.
 

 

 

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