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.   August’s Diary of Events 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 At 2pm a service will be held at Collingbourne  Ducis  war memorial to commemorate the  outbreak of WW1 and reflect on its impact on  the village. During the service, time will be  given for those who wish to place a single  bloom or small bouquet on the war memorial.  This will  be followed by a lone bell ringing 100  times, one strike for each year, whilst the  congregation makes its way to the  commemorative orchard sited on the recreation  ground for the dedication. The service will be  conducted by our vicar, the Rev'd Jo Reid. Tea and cakes will be served in the village hall  and all are welcome so do join us to mark this  event in village history.  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. 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. Remember, that entrance to Wiltshire Council swimming pools is free in the school holidays for those under 16. On 4th August Collingbourne Ducis remembers those of the parish who were killed and suffered in World War 1   2nd 3pm Wedding of Tim Brown & Natalie Watson 2nd 1.30-7.30pm CCC Wiltshire League Home Match 3rd 8.00am Holy Communion 6th 2.30 - 4pm Fun in the Sun, Recreation Ground  7th 10.30am Holy Communion at West Farm 9th 1.30-7.30pm CCC Wiltshire League Home Match  10th 9.30am Family Communion 12th 2.30 - 4.30pm Parish Sports for 11-19 year olds Summer Programme , Recreation Ground 13th 2.30 - 4pm Fun in the Sun, Recreation Ground 16th 1.30 -7.30pm CCC  Wiltshire League Home Match 17th 2 – 8pm CCC  Friendly Match, Home 17th 6.00pm Evensong - Lay Led 20th 2.30 - 4pm Fun in the Sun, Recreation Ground 23rd 4pm Wedding of Darren Hill & Karen Clark 23rd 1.30 -7.30pm CCC  Wiltshire League Home Match 24th 6.00pm No Service at St Andrew's Evensong at St Mary's, Collingbourne Kingston 25th 2pm – 8pm CCC Clubs Captains Game, At Home 29th 7.30pm Rural Arts Wiltshire present The Fossil Lady of Lyme at Collingbourne Kingston Village hall. 30th 1.30-7.30pm CCC  Wiltshire League Home Match 31st 2 – 8pm CCC  Friendly Match, Home