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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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Aprilís 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 TAI CHI and QIGONG Classes from the 8th of January  on Thursdays from 7.45 to 9 pm at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall.
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Notice Board
The next full Parish Council Meeting will be held on 6th May 2015 at 7:00pm at Collingbourne School.
2nd 8.00pm Last Supper Holy Communion, St Andrew’s 3rd 10.00 pm Walk of Witness, Ducis to Kingston, St Andrew’s 11am (approx) Good Friday service and hot cross buns at Kingston 5th 11.00am Easter service/Family Communion followed by Easter Egg Hunt, St Andrew’s 9th WI talk on ‘Working on your Doorstep’ Kingston Village Hall 12th 11.00 pm , Family Communion, St Andrew’s 14th 8pm Collingbournes and Everleigh Show Planning Meeting, Ducis Village Hall 19th 6.00 pm Evensong followed by the Parish Church AGM, St Andrew’s 20th 7.30 Burbage & District Model Railway Club, Royal British Legion Club, Burbage 23rd  7.30pm Gardening Club talk ‘Great Victorian Gardens’, Kingston Village Hall 26th 7.30pm Collingbournes & Everleigh Gardening Club talk on Aspect of Fuchias, Ducis Village Hall 26th 6.00 pm Evensong, St Mary's C Kingston                      
There is now a new procedure for Reporting  Highways Issues. The system has been changed and improved in the following ways: 	The old Clarence number has been replaced by 0300 456 0105.This feeds direct into the Customer Care Centre and avoids problems that used to arise for mobile phone callers.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 www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywilts, and an app is available to smart phone and pad users who can download an App from the online reporting website.  	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. The Wiltshire Council 2014 Annual Report and the The Councilís Financial Plan 2014-15 are now available. Links to these documents are below.     The annual Parish Accounts for 2013/14 can be found here - Accounts
Flood Advice and Contacts As winter is nearly upon us and with a mind to what happened last year our flood warden, Mr Simon Gilford has produced an emergency guide.
Wiltshire Council has made the following Orders:
Road Notices and Updates
Tai Chi and Qigong classes come  to the Collingbournes   David Kiy will be starting a Tai Chi and Qigong class from the 8th of January. The classes will be on Thursdays from 7.45 to 9 pm at Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall.    If you require any more information please give David a call on 07817 707 999. The Station Yard development has reached the planning application stage.                                  The council held a presentation of the plans and a planning committee meeting open to the public in which members of the public could express their views and have questions answered. This was held on the 15th February at the village hall. The minutes of the meeting and full notes of the meeting can be found here. The consultation period closed on 26th February. More Info
Temporary closure A342: A342 (Part), Everleigh and Collingbourne Ducis; from its junction with A338 Tidworth Road,Collingbourne Ducis to its junction with C259 (Tank Crossing), Lower House Farm, Everleigh.
Potholes and your rights With the current state of the roads it is good to know that you have certain rights if you car is damaged by a pothole. This link outlines your rights and chances of making a claim. More Info
The Parish Council has a new member, Mrs Wendy Roper, but this still leaves two vacancies. If you wish to become a co-opted member and contribute to the welfare of the village please contact the Clerk.
More Info Plans download Minutes Parish response to Wiltshire
Due to a technical error the View from the Chair for Collingbourne Ducis did not appear in the March edition of the ‘Courier’. As the piece was primarily about the Station Yard planning application and the interest it provoked it can be found at this link
View from the Chair
The General Election is on May 7th and gives you the opportunity to make the choice for who you think is best to represent you in Parliament. General Election candidates for the Devizes Constituency will be in attendance at a Hustings event to be held at Tidworth Garrison Theatre,       St Andrew’s Rd, Tidworth SP9 7EP, on Tuesday 14th April from 7-9pm.
The parish Council has been informed by Wiltshire Council that this project is delayed. After a survey  it appears that there is to many utilities running under the grass verge and there is no room for the cables required for control of the crossing. In April test will be carried out to see if new technology will be adequate for our needs and more importantly reliable.
Further details
Fibre Broadband Has Arrived! As part of ‘Wiltshire is going Superfast, Get Connected’ project the Collingbournes and Everleigh have access to high speed broadband. More details can be found from the following link or from your internet provider.  
It is good to see that that the roundabout by the Tipple Inn has at long last been resurfaced and remarked. This should mean less noise for those in the vicinity of it and safer for traffic.
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Roundabout Resurfaced
The Construction of the Puffin Crossing Has Been Delayed
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