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 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   Cubs: are now meeting regularly on Mondays at 6.30 in Collingbourne Kingston village hall. For more information please  email 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 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 12th May 2016 at approx 7:30pm following the  Annual Parish meeting which commences 7:00pm at Collingbourne School.
April’s Diary of Events
2nd 1 - 4pm Jumble and table top sale in aid of Parkinson’s Research. Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall 2nd 7pm The Film Place presents “The Lady in the Van”, Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall 10th 10:00am Clean for the Queen, village tidy up. Meet at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall 10th 11:00am Family Worship, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 14th 7:30pm ringing the stone age to life. by Katy England, Collingbourne Kingston Hall. 17th  6.00pm Evensong , St Andrew’s, Collingbourne  Ducis 18th 7.00pm Burbage and district model railway  club,British Legion Hall, Burbage. 19th 7:00pm Annual Church meeting (with a sausage snack), St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 20th 7.30pm Burbage and district video & camera  club,British Legion Hall, Burbage. 24th 9;00am Holy Communion, at St Andrew’s,  Collingbourne Ducis 26th 2.30pm Collingbournes, Chute & Everleigh link Scheme AGM, Collingbourne Kingston Hall.   28th 7.30pm “Garden Payback” Bob Brown, Gardening Club, Collingbourne Kingston Hall. 29th 7.30pm The Film Place “Brooklyn”, Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall                       
Collingbourne Ducis Audited Accounts for 2015-16
To the Accounts To the Accounts Minutes Minutes
Minutes for the council meeting  held on the 10th March 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.
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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
Agenda for the Annual Parish meeting:
Agenda Agenda 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.
  On the 29th April your local cinema presents BROOKLYN, the BAFTA winner in the category of Best British Film. Starring Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Saoirse Ronan. BROOKLYN tells the story of an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950’s Brooklyn. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. One of the hits of the Sundance Festival, it is a film of grace and beauty and Saoirse Ronan’s performance is of Oscar winning quality. Doors open at 7 pm for pre film drinks and refreshments, and the film starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £6 available now from Collingbourne Ducis Village shop or by telephoning: Jim Plenderleith, (Ducis) on CD 852734, Robert East (Everleigh) on CD 850449  James Robinson (Kingston) on CD 850858. Tickets will also be available on the door, if not previously sold out.