Parish of Collingbourne Ducis
© Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council 2016
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.
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  Regular Groups and Societies meetings: Table Tennis Club meets three times a week, Tuesday & Wednesday at Kingston Village Hall between 10-12pm and at Ducis Village Hall on a Monday between 7-9pm. All welcome and further can be obtain from Terry Greenwood on 01264 852776 or greenwt@hoymail.co.uk Brownie Guides: meet every Tuesday between 5:45 - 7:15 (in term time) at Collingbourne Kingston Hall. It is for girls aged between 7 - 101/2 years. More details at collingbourne7@yahoo.com   Cubs: are now meeting regularly on Mondays at 6.30 in Collingbourne Kingston village hall. For more information please  email cubs@collingbournescouts.org.uk. Beavers: Monday evenings at Kingston Village Hall from 17.45 until 18.45 during term-time. The sessions are for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years. More details at  beavers@collingbournescouts.org.uk. The Collingbournes & Everleigh Society of Ringers, The band practice every Monday 7.30 - 9 pm, at Ducis on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. COLLINGBOURNE PETANQUE CLUB Play at the Barleycorn Collingbourne Kingston on Tuesday evenings from 6pm For a taster contact Larry Read on 850598 or Peter Bell on 852779 TAI CHI and QIGONG Thursdays from 7- 8 pm at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall. The Collingbourne Quilters first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm. Main Hall of Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall. 
Notice Board
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 7th July 2016 at approx 7:00pm following the  at Collingbourne School.
June’s Diary of Events
1st 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Marlborough Away 2nd 6pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Avon Valley,  Ducis Recreation Ground 4th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Seagry Away 5th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v St Marybourne Away 8th 11:00am Family Worship, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 8th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Great  Bedwyn Away, 9th WI talk ‘Wildlife in the Garden’ by Simon Tucker,  Collingbourne Kingston hall 11th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Bath Hospital, Ducis Recreation Ground 12th 3 - 5pm Everleigh Midsummer Tea Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday St Peters Church 12th 11am Family Worship and Celebration of the Queen’s Official Birthday   12th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club vPotterne Away 15th 7.30pm Burbage and district video & camera  club,British Legion Hall, Burbage. 15th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Cup Semi- Final Away Cup 18th 2 - 5pm Collingbourne Kingston Fun Day, Collingbourne Kingston hall   18th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Wooton Bassett 2nds Away 19th 9.30am Holy Communion at St. Mary's, Collingbourne Kingston. 19th  6pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer), St  Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 19th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v  Ramsbury,  Ducis Recreation Ground  22nd 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v  Hungerford, Ducis Recreation Ground 23rd 6pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Avon Valley  Away   25th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Wroughton Wranglers, Ducis Recreation Ground 25th  8pm African Children’s Choir’ in concert, St John’s School, Marlborough. 25th 7.30pm Midsummer Music Night with Mini Auction of Promises, Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall  26th 8am Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis. 26th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Shalbourne,  Ducis Recreation Ground 26th 6pm Evensong at St. Mary’s, Collingbourne Kingston                                                  29th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Burbage & Easton Royal Away                       
Collingbourne Ducis Audited Accounts for 2015-16
To the Accounts To the Accounts Minutes Minutes
Minutes for the council meeting  held on the 12th May 2016 can be found here.
Road Notices and Updates Non to report. The “mega ship” now has a new roof. The work has been carried out by volunteer councillors and Les Doherty to whom we are indebted. It has added colour to the ship and will help to protect  the structure from the elements. It is very gratifying to see how popular it is with the children.  	  The “Mega Ship” has a new colourful roof. To all 2016 events To all 2016 events To all 2016 events
Welcome to a new councillor. The Council is pleased to welcome a new member to the team, Mr Peter Knowlson. He brings the council up to full strength with 11 councillors.  
Council’s current financial situation.
Accounts Accounts A Result! Everleigh Household Recycling Centre has a reprieve. It appears that Wiltshire Council have had a rethink and will not be closing the center in the near future. The reaction of comumities it serves and all the parish councils working together have had an impact. We will have to be vigilant in case there is a another attempt to close it in the future. Wessex Water has plans for the same financial year to reline the main sewer pipe through the village. This should avoid the problem of the manholes lifting and sewage running in the street as has happened in the past. We have heard in that in the next financial year 2016/17 the A338 will be re-surfaced between the Tipple Inn roundabout to the roundabout at Collingbourne Kingston. When we say resurfaced we mean a proper job and not just a patch up. Good News
Minutes for the 2015/16 Annual Parish meeting:
Minutes Minutes Think of the Children. The majority of smokers think before lighting up when children are close by but it is sometimes easy to forget when you are desperate to light up. To give a gentle nudge a couple of signs have been put up. These notices were designed by the children themselves. Village Litter Pick On the 9th of April volunteers joined members of the council and carried out a village tidy. It was a good turnout (19 villagers of all ages)  and we were lucky with the weather as well. The numbers meant that, for once, we could cover the whole village. There was quite a haul as you can see. Tea, coffee and cakes were provided afterwards. To all who took part - a big thank you. 	The old Clarence number has been replaced by 0300 456 0105.This feeds direct into the Customer Care Centre     and avoids problems that used to arise   for mobile phone callers. 	Reports may now be made online to          	It is now possible to track progress in real time on resolving road maintenance issues that have been reported online. 	Issues that can be reported include council signs, car parks, fly-tipping, potholes, playgrounds, street lighting, roads and drains and manholes, traffic lights, dead animals on a public road, trees and many others.   There is now a new procedure for Reporting  Highways Issues.  The system has been changed and improved in the following ways:       and an app is available to smart phone      and pad users who can download an App from the online reporting website.
Safety Barrier Installed The path leading from Knapp Close to the footpath along the main road (A338) has now a barrier to prevent children inadvertently running directly into the on coming traffic.
BRIDGE LESSONS Lessons for Absolute Beginners, Improvers &  Intermediate New courses start September 2016 Practice sessions also available Marlborough Area, No Partner needed Friendly relaxed atmosphere Please contact Andy Hill for further details & Availability Tel : - 01380 724725 andyjbridge@btinternet.com www.bridgewebs.com/bfamarlborough