Public survey on planters in the village

Public opinion wanted please:
The Parish Council are discussing flower planters in the Parish and wanted parishioners opinion please:
1) Should the PC finance some planters?
2) Do we think they will be vandalised?
3) Where shall we put them?
4) There will need a certain amount of maintenance and watering – would anyone like to volunteer to help?

Replies can be made to the same post on the Chiseldon Parish Facebook page, or to please.Bluebells 2016
Thank you


Appeal for local residents from 1956/57

Mr Lindsay Tonkin is researching the Hungarian Refugee evacuation of 1956/1957. He would very much like to hear from members of the Chiseldon WVS who provided comfort to the refugees who were housed at the Chiseldon Refugee Centre from November 1956 to Jan 1957.
Likewise if there are any voluntary workers from Chiseldon area, or Red Cross nurses, VAD members or members of the public please get in touch.
Mr Tonkin is also making an appeal via the local press and BBC Wiltshire.
Please contact him on: or 07748 227643.
Details of previous books can be found on:
Please feel free to share with other groups.

Please help Eric the Washpool sheep!

Eric the sheep


Thanks to the generosity of Niall Jones, Eric has temporarily moved to a nearby farm where he can be closely monitored and treated on a daily basis. This relieves the pressure on our volunteers and will ensure that Eric gets the expert attention that he needs. As you will see, he is already making new friends and we are hugely grateful to Niall for his support and advice.

However, we still need to pay for Eric’s veterinary bills and his medicines – and we also need to urgently replenish our funds in case any further sheep are injured or require attention.

Over the next few weeks we now need to raise around £500 to make sure we can continue to offer adequate care to Eric and to the other members of the Washpool flock. If we cannot find this additional support we may have to put a time limit on Eric’s treatment or consider re-locating the sheep away from the village.


You can donate by looking out for collecting tins around the village or by placing your donation in an envelope marked ‘Eric’ and dropping it off at Lavender Cottage, 26 Turnball (at the Hodson Road end). Cheques can be made payable to WARP.

There is also a Just Giving page at:


Message from Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear all,

Swindon CCG is seeking applications for the role of Public and Patient Representatives to be involved in the procurement of community health services.

Please share the attached role description and application form with your patient groups and public forums. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 1 June, therefore please circulate this information as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact me

With kind regards

Robin Butcher

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group The Pierre Simonet Building, North Swindon Gateway North Latham Road, Swindon, SN25 4DL TEL: 01793 683700 DDI: 01793 683735 Web:

PPI representatives application form FINAL (ID 614752)


Annual Reports from Parish Meeting 16th May 2016

Please click on the links below to read the reports given at the Annual Parish meeting on the 16th May 2016 at the Chiseldon House Hotel.

The Parish Council would like to thank the hotel for all their help and generosity in setting up the venue for us for the evening.

We took the decision to move the meeting to the hotel to make it more accessible for Parish residents and we wish to thank those of you who came along and showed your support.  We were very pleased that so many residents were able to attend.


Ward Councillors report May 2016

Env report 2015-16 for Parish meeting

Recreation Committee Annual Report May 2016

Finance annual report 2015-16

Chiseldon Parish Counci1planning report 2015-16

Annual Transport Report – June 2016


REPORT ON WARP for Parish Meeting 2016