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.
This website is maintained by the Parish Council for the benefit of the residents of Collingbourne Ducis and anyone with an interest in the village.
Welcome to Collingbourne Ducis on the North East corner of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, U.K.
Collingbourne Ducis Accounts for 2019 - 20
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 next full Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 17th May2021 . This meeting follows the Annual Parish Meeting which comences at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall subject to any changes in covid 19 regulations.
Bus pass time restrictions temporarily lifted in Wiltshire from 1 FebruaryFrom Monday (1 February) start time restrictions on Wiltshire Council bus passes will be temporarily lifted, to give people more opportunities to get to COVID-19 vaccination appointments they may have.Usually, people can only use their bus passes from 9.30am, but people will be able to use them at any time until schools fully reopen.
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 9th March 2021 via Zoom.
Parish Council Elections May 2021On Thursday6th May 2021 there will be an election to elect councillors to the Parish Council. Our council has 11 seats to be decided and all current councillors will step down on the 10th May. If you wish to help to manage and take the parish forward please contact the Parish Clerk to let him know your interest and to receive nomination papers. If less than 11 nominations are received those who have already applied will automatically be elected.At the same time election of the Wiltshire councillor for the parish will take place as well as the Police Commissioners.FAQs on the election can be found by following the link
NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) for residents within the Wiltshire area.The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time we have enabled a self-referral option via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors - This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.The risk tool can be accessed via the link below: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/starto increase access to the programme in Wiltshire.More information about the programme can be found at https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/bath-north-east-somerset-swindon-wiltshire/ and I would love to have a conversation with you to answer any questions you have.
Schools and colleges have reopened.Schools will reopen on Monday 8 March for all primary and secondary aged pupils. Wiltshire Council is supporting schools and colleges as they prepare to welcome pupils back on this date.On Monday 22 February, the Government provided information on how lateral flow tests will be rolled out in secondary schools and colleges and information on safety measures. Wraparound childcare for primary and secondary pupils will resume from that date.Read more detail on the education plans at GOV.UKYou can also read our frequently asked questions on going back to school.
The Book Exchange is open.The Collingbourne Ducis book exchange, provided by the Parish Council, is now up and running in the smart, refurbished red telephone box opposite the Tipple Inn. This is a community resource and we hope that everyone finds something to their taste. We aim to have a range of books for various ages and interests. Please feel free to borrow and/or donate books. It is used at your own risk and we ask that you use the hand sanitiser provided, please. If you are donating books and there is no room on the shelves, please leave them in the front porch of Ducis House in the High Street rather than leaving them on the floor or outside the exchange. Happy reading.
England has a road map for the easing of lockdown.People in England are starting to see restrictions start to lift with the government's four-step roadmap offering a route back to a more normal life.From Monday 12th the next stage of lifting lockdown goes ahead and allows the opening of pub gardens and non-essential shops in England.More businesses will open, but indoor settings should be visited alone, or with household groups. Outside, six people or two households can meet.All shops allowed to openHairdressers, beauty salons and other close-contact services can openRestaurants and pubs allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoorsGyms and spas can reopen, as can zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centresMembers of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodationNon-essential journeys between England and Wales are allowedWeddings - up to 15 peopleFunerals - up to 30 people, with 15 at wakesChildren will be able to attend any indoor children's activityCare home visitors will increase to two per residentDriving lessons can resume, with driving tests restarting on 22 AprilFor all the details please visit the Government roadmap page.Wiltshire roadmap for reopening servicesAs lockdown is cautiously eased in 2021, you can use our roadmap as a guide to see when services will reopen in Wiltshire.
Death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton has expressed her sadness at hear-ing the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Following the announcement of the death the following advice for protocol and arrangements for raising and lowering flags, condolence books, tributes and events. a)Flags: Please fly the Union flag at half-mast and remove any other flags that may be flying from additional flagpoles. Union flags should be flown at half-mast until 8.00am 13th April. From 8.00am on this day the ‘usual’ flag may be flown at full-mast. If no flags are normally flown, the Union flag may simply be taken down at this time.
b)Condolence books: Wiltshire Council - There will be an on-line book of condolence on the front page of Wiltshire Councils website and a link to the Buckingham Palace e-book of condolence. The Condolence book will remain open until the day after funeral. Public health also advise that physical condolence books are not set up at this time as we should be encouraging people to minim-ise travel. c)Tributes: The Royal household themselves have asked that floral tributes are not laid at Royal Residences. We support them and would reiterate that message across Wiltshire. The council has opened an online book of condolence and we would encourage you to direct residents to leave messages and share memories here https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registration-service/royal-memorial-events/hrh-prince-philip/book-of-condolence-for-hrh-prince-philipPublic health guidance that the laying of floral tributes is to be discouraged and residents should be asked to avoid gathering at landmarks at this time due to the ongoing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any local sites where members of the public may lay floral and other tributes must consider and put in place arrangements for their sensitive disposal afterwards. d)Local events:Careful consideration should be given to local events and activities arranged to take place during the period of mourning. Any Royal visits to the County will be cancelled or postponed. Organisers may also wish to consider local events and whether or not they should proceed as planned.