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.
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Octoberís 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
To all 2014 events To all 2014 events
Financial Plan Annual Report
There is currently one vacancy on the Parish Council due to a councillor moving away from the area. If you wish to become a co-opted member and contribute to the welfare of the village please contact the Clerk
Notice Board The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on  6th November at 7:30pm at Collingbourne School. A consultation process has started regarding how the village should develop in the future. A map and letter from Wiltshire has been posted on the notice board as well as at this website. This consultation will affect the village in years to come. Please take part and make your views known.
5th 8.00am Holy Communion St Andrew’s Ducis 9th 7.30pm WI - Making Angels –Papercraft given by Mrs. J. Morcom Kingston Village Hall 12th 9.30am  Family Communion St Andrew’s Ducis 12th Collingbourne Football Club home match, Recreation ground 19th 11.00am Harvest Festival Family Worship St Andrew’s Ducis 19th Collingbourne Football Club home match, Recreation ground 18th 10am Autumn Clean-up, start at Ducis Village Hall 23rd 7pm “Our Friends, The Enemy/Rural Arts Wiltshire- Ducis Hall 26th 3.00pm Celebration of 200 years of Worship  and Harvest Festival taken by the Rt Rev Edward  Condry, Bishop of Ramsbury. St Peter’s Kingston  
It is with regret the View from the Chair for Collingbourne Ducis did not appear in the September edition of the “Courier”. It is a shame as it contained a great deal of important information. If you wish to know what was in it please click on the button.
View from the Chair Accounts
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, 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.
Parish Council response 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 -
This particularly affects Cadley Road. Rather than the usual expansion of development this proposal contracts potential development areas. The closing date was Monday 22 September 2014 and our response can be found here.
The Parish Council will be organising the annual village “clean-up’ on SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER AT  10.00 a.m. from the village hall. Please come along to help, it will only take a couple of hours. All equipment will be provided and there will even be tea and “biccies’ afterwards.
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Rural Arts Wiltshire presents the story of the events surrounding the 1914 Christmas Truce.The Western Front, Christmas 1914: lights appear from the German trenches and soldiers meet between the firing lines. The events which follow are the most astounding stories of the Great War told through the eyes of one soldier. Private James Boyce takes us on a magical, haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas truce.
NOVEMBER 7th, DUCIS HALL. 2.00 p.m – 8.00. “Collingbourne Remembers”; An Interactive Exhibition of Collingbourne Ducis in 1914. Further details to follow.
An appeal for Help We would be grateful for any donation of snowdrops, wild daffodils, bluebells, primrose or cowslips or any other spring plants to make the orchard a delight and a fitting tribute next springtime. Please contact David Paterson on 01264 850573