Household recycling centres have reopenedPLEASE NOTE: Not all sites are open seven days a week and all sites are operating different hours with a postcode rota. Please check your postcode, opening times and what materials you can recycle before you travel.
The parish council warmly welcomes a new councillors, Mark Arnold, Stephen Lyons and John Wood. They all live in the village answered the call for new blood. Their respective skill sets will be of great value to the council and the parish.We still have three vacancies and if you would like to serve your village and community please contact the parish clerk.
Data ProtectionCollingbourne Ducis Parish Council recognises its responsibility to comply with the Data Protection act 2018. The Act regulates the use of personal data and affects all authorities. It acknowledges the rights of individuals over data that is held and used by Councils. Please follow these links to find further information on how Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council treats your data:
The council has drawn up a list of useful contacts which should help cover any emergency.
COVID-19 NOTICE BOARDThe council has a covid help page which has news, advice and information to get you safely through these dificult times.
Parish Council Meetings and COVID-19As a result of COVID-19 Parliament has passed two new pieces of legislation relating to the holding of Parish Council meetings and the timelines for the approving of the Council’s Accounts for FY 20/21. The impact of the legislation is that there is no requirement to hold an Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, the Chairman remains in place until 6 May 2021, and that meetings can be held remotely (e.g. via Zoom) and the date for the Accounts to be approved by the Council moves from 30 June 2020 to 31 August 2020.
Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirusPeople living in Wiltshireare being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their children if they become ill, have a serious accident or have a concern about their health. They are also being warned that not seeking medical help for symptoms that could be the early warning signs of serious conditions such as cancer could be putting lives at risk.
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 26th October 2020 in Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall can be found here.
The next full Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday October 2021 at 7.00pm. The decision will be taken nearer the time to whether it will be virtual or in the village hall.
News about speeding traffic through the village.Our local police officers conducted some speed checks in the village on the 8th September and below are their results.“Yesterday Dan and I conducted some speed checks in Collingbourne Ducis. I'm not sure if I'm pleased to say it or not, but everyone was behaving themselves - not one word of advice was given and no tickets issued. All of the HGV vehicles were well under the 30.”Pc 2789 DUGGAN Wiltshire Police | Neighbourhood Police Officer
Did you know there was a plane crash in the Collingbournes?I am currently working on the history of they type of aircraft called the Boulton Paul Defiant, ( operational 1940 – 1942 as a defensive fighter ) for my publisher, Pen and Sword, and a good part of that relates to the operational losses in the U.K. One such loss was Defiant N3520 on 26th February 1941; it was on an operational night patrol from R.A.F. Colerne, and crashed at Sunton Farm, Collingbourne, with the loss of the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Sidney Johnson. His air gunner had baled out safely, after the Defiant ran out of fuel. I would be most interested in ascertaining the location of the crash, and if there are any residents left that might remember the incident, so any leads that you may be in a position to pass on would be gratefully received.Thank you Andy Longandrewfirstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Resignation.Sadly we received a resignation notice from Cllr Paul Hartley this month. Paul works for the Army and has been posted away for a few months and as a result would not be able to continue in his capacity as a councillor. Paul has been a very proactive member of the council and will be missed. On behalf of the Parish Council I’d like to thank Paul for his work, however hopefully this will be just a brief he has indicated his desire to return to the Parish Council upon his return.
Free meals for vulnerable children in Wiltshire during school holidaysWiltshire’s vulnerable children will benefit from free meals during October half-term after Wiltshire Council agreed to ensure families struggling with food poverty in the county are supported.
Message from the H M Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.To those Groups, Individuals, businesses and organisation who have stepped up to the mark and gone that extra mile during this present crisis there is a message of thanks to you all from H M Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.
Knapp Close will be closed on 6th November 2020.Wiltshire council will be having another go at trying to repair the surface of the road at Knapp Close