Parish of Collingbourne Ducis © Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council 2014 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.   July’s Diary of Events 2nd Cricket - Under 15’s Kennett & District League Game Home 6pm – 8.30pm 3rd Cricket - Savernake Evening League Game Home  6.15pm – 8.45pm 4th Cricket - Friendly Match Home 6.15pm – 8.45pm 6th Cricket - Wiltshire League Home Match 2pm – 8pm 6th 8.00am Holy Communion St Andrew’s 10th 7.30pm WI - Life Below Stairs / Mrs. D. Atkinson Kingston Village Hall 7th Cricket - Friendly Match Home 2pm – 8pm 9th SCAMPS 1030 St. Andrew’s 9th 1030am ‘The Opening Shots’ WW1 Tidworth Garrison Theatre 10th 11.30am Holy Communion at West Farm 10th Cricket - Savernake Evening League Game Home  6.15 – 8.45pm 11th Cricket - Under 15’s Friendly Game Home 6 – 8.30pm 13th Cricket - Wiltshire League Home Match 2pm – 8pm 14th Collingbourne FC - Training 10.00am-1.00pm  14th Cricket - Friendly Match, Home 2pm-8pm 19th 7pm ‘Ceilidh’ Kingston Village Hall 19th Mid Summer Party, Live Music, Tipple Inn 20th Cricket - Wiltshire League Home Match 2pm – 8pm  21th Collingbourne FC Training 10.00am-1.00pm 21st Cricket - Friendly Match Home 2pm – 8pm 24th 2pm School Leavers Service  24th Cricket - Savernake Evening League Game Home 6.15pm – 8.45pm  26th 10am - 4pm WW1 Exhibition (photographs, memorabilia, aircraft and other models)  Kingston Village Hall 25th 5 - 7pm Wine Tasting Gastro Nicks Garlands Estate 27th 6.00pm No Service at St Andrew's Evensong at St Mary's, CK 27th (time to be confirmed) WW1 Commemoration service in Collingbourne Kingston Church 27th Cricket - Wiltshire League Home Match 2pm – 8pm 28th Collingbourne FC Training 10.00am-1.00pm 30th WW1 Remeberance Event, Tidworth Military Cemetary 30th 2.30 - 4pm Fun in the Sun Recreation Ground 31st Fun in the Sun - Free Wilts Council Fun Sports Day 2.30-4.00pm Recreation Ground 31st Charity Race Night, Tipple Inn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Regular Groups and Societies meetings: Beavers: Monday evenings at Kingston Village Hall from 17.45 until 18.45 during term-time. Cubs: Cubs meet on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm during term time, Kingston Village Hall  Scouts: Fridays at 7.15 pm in term time, Kingston Village Hall. 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 The Wiltshire Council 2014 Annual Report and the The Council’s Financial Plan 2014-15 are now available. Links to these documents are below.   There is currently two vacancies on the Parish Council due to a resignation. If you wish to become a co-opted member and contribute to the welfare of the village please contact the Clerk The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on 31st July at 7:30pm at Collingbourne School. Volunteering For Home-Start Kennet We all lead such busy lives! Yet Home-Start Kennet is asking if anyone, experienced from raising their  own children, can find a couple of hours a week to visit and support local families who are struggling.  Your two to three hours could make the difference between just about coping and discovering the joys  of parenting. Our volunteers come from all parts of the community, are men and women, and their ages range from  20s to 70s.  Some are winding down after busy lives at work or with their own families.  Others are  gearing up and hope to use their experience to start a new career.  We support families across the former area of Kennet – Marlborough, Devizes, Pewsey, Tidworth and  the rural areas and villages in between.  We have a special commitment to the Tidworth community,  both civilian and military, and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds to work in this growing and  developing area. You'll get training, and professional support.  For those who wish, there is the opportunity of national  accreditation. The next preparation course begins on September 30th for 8 consecutive Tuesdays. For more information please visit our website: or phone 01672 569457. The annual Parish Accounts for 2013/14can be found here - School Holidays and things to do in the village for the children. Fun in the Sun – Sports Activities, Summer 2014 High quality coaching from Bath Rugby and Wiltshire Cricket. Meet new friends, have fun and stay active. This scheme is aimed at providing regular sports sessions for young people in rural locations across the county. Sports provided change on a week by week basis but will include tag rugby, cricket, football, dodgeball, tennis, rounders, athletics and team activities. Children must bring with them a completed consent form (a form can be downloaded from the website, collected at school or collected at their first session of attendance). The sessions will be held on the Collingbourne Ducis recreation ground 2.30pm – 4pm. Sessions will run on Wednesdays for the first 4 weeks of the summer: 30 July, 6 August, 13 August and 20 August.  Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis, and we suggest that children bring with them a hat and water bottle if it’s sunny. In the event of wet weather we will endeavour to provide an indoor venue but this is not always possible so if rain is a possibility please encourage children to bring along a waterproof coat Various activities at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall and on the recreation ground. 12th August 2.30 to 4.30. More information can be found by clicking here.