Swindon Borough Council’s South Locality Team (which covers Chiseldon Parish) is holding a public meeting at the Civic Offices in Euclid Street, at 7pm on Monday 5 October.
The agenda includes the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions, an update on local policing and an update on highways issues.
As many residents of Chiseldon will be aware, Swindon Borough Council operates a Gypsy and Traveller site on the periphery of the village. The site is used as a temporary facility for travellers moving through the area so is only open in exceptional circumstances.
At the time of writing the site is occupied by a small group of travellers who have a licence to occupy until the end of November and are being supervised by Council Officers.
The Officer dealing with the site is Michael Ash and, in the event of any problems, he can be contacted at: MAsh@swindon.gov.uk
Chiseldon Tennis Club is pleased to announce that one of the newly refurbished courts is now open to the general public for hire.
The hire will be on one hour blocks with a charge of £10 per hour. You can book a session and through Chiseldon House Hotel on 01793 741010.
A couple of times each year the Parish Council organises a village clean-up, as a way of helping to keep Chiseldon tidy.
The next clean-up is planned for SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER
If you would be willing to help then please meet at the Strouds Hill car park at 10am
Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided.
The Parish Plan Steering Group is currently preparing a programme of consultation activities that will run from October 2015 to February 2016. The aim of this consultation is to identify what parishioners value about our villages, what they dislike and where they wish to see improvements.
The first set of activities will be three ‘place walks’. These will take place during October, probably at the weekends, and will initially cover Chiseldon, Badbury and Hodson. A member of the Steering Group will accompany interested parishioners on a short walk (between 30 and 45 minutes), asking for comments and views on the villages and their facilities.
If you would be interested in taking part in one of these walks then please contact the Parish Clerk as soon as possible.
If you are interested in serving your community and would like to be actively involved in the future of the Parish then perhaps you could join the Parish Council? We currently have one vacancy and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in working with us.
We are inviting applications between now and the 15 October, so if you would like to be considered please contact the Parish Clerk by that date.
You can use the contact form on this website, write to: Chiseldon Parish Council, The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon SN4 0NW or call: 01793 740744.
If you would like to discuss the role prior to application then you can also call our Chair, Caroline Brady, on 01793 740560.
The next Neighbourhood Watch meeting (which was due to take place on 28 September) has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
The Group, which is very active, will next meet on Monday 30 November at 7.30pm at the Recreation Hall, Chiseldon.
- If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you need to apply for a Primary or Infant School place by 15th January 2016.
- If your child is currently in Year 6 you need to apply for a Secondary School place by 31 October 2015.
Drop in sessions will be held at North Swindon Library (2pm to 5.30pm on 23 September) and at Swindon Borough Council’s Offices (2pm to 5.30pm on 6 October). For more information, please visit: www.swindon.gov.uk/schoolplaces
Swindon Borough Council has just released a ‘Design Guide’ for public consultation. The Guide has been developed to provide a clear set of principles and guidelines to apply to future housing development across the Borough.
There is a hard copy of the document available to view at the Parish Council’s Offices (from 9.30am to 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) until 21 October.
Alternatively you can view it online at: www.swindon.gov.uk/design or at the Borough Council Offices at Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
This website has recently been updated and two maps have been added, showing the location of the 15 bins that we provide for the disposal of dog waste. Please make use of these bins when out walking your dogs and don’t leave waste behind, or deposit it in the general refuse bins. We are a dog-friendly community but we do need to ensure that our streets remain safe and clean.
Also, if you are a dog owner in the vicinity of the Butts Road cemetery can you please check your garden fencing as there have been a number of reports of a dog roaming free around the graveyard. On one occasion this resulted in damage to a floral tribute, which was very distressing for the family concerned.