Parish of Collingbourne Ducis
© Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council 2016
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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 greenwt@hoymail.co.uk 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 collingbourne7@yahoo.com   Cubs: are now meeting regularly on Mondays at 6.30 in Collingbourne Kingston village hall. For more information please  email cubs@collingbournescouts.org.uk. 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  beavers@collingbournescouts.org.uk. 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  7pm on the 7th July 2016 at Collingbourne School.
July’s Diary of Events
1st 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Marlborough Away 2nd 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Potterne 3rds Away 3rd 9:30am Matins, St. Mary's, Collingbourne Kingston. 3rd 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Keevil Away 5th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v St Marybourne Away 6th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Lambourn  Home, Ducis Recreation Ground 7th 7pm Parish Council meeting,Collingbourne School. 8th 6.15pm Cup Final Home Collingbourne Cricket Club v Great Bedwyn Away, 9th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Keevil, Ducis  Recreation Ground  10th 11:00am Family Worship, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 10th 11am Collingbourne Cricket Club v Presidents XI Ducis Recreation Ground 13th 1pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Marlborough, Ducis  Recreation Ground 14th 6pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Avebury, Ducis Recreation Ground 15th Cup Final Reserve Date 1 Home  16th Collingbourne Cricket Club v Swindon A Away  17th 9.30am Holy Communion at St. Mary's, Collingbourne Kingston. 17th 2.30pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Wilton, Ducis  Recreation Ground  18th 7pm Burbage and district model railway club,British Legion Hall, Burbage. 19th 1.30pm KS2 Performance of Shrek, Ducis Village Hall 20th 6.30pm KS2 Performance of Shrek, Ducis Village Hall 20th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Hungerford Away 20th 7.00pm Burbage and district video & camera  club,British Legion Hall, Burbage. 21st 6pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Bishops Cannings  Away  22nd 2.30pm Year 6 Leavers Service, St Andrew’s,  Collingbourne Ducis. 22nd 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Cup Final  Reserve, Ducis Recreation Ground 23rd 6pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Heytesbury & Sutton Veny, Ducis Recreation Ground  23rd 1030am - 1230pm Burial ground tidy up, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis 24th 9am Holy Communion, St Andrew’s, Collingbourne Ducis. 24th 6pm Evensong at St. Mary’s, Collingbourne Kingston 24th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Burbage, Ducis  Recreation Ground  27th 6.15pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v Great Bedwyn,  AwayGreat Bedwyn Away 30th 2pm Collingbourne Cricket Club v  Brightwell-cum- Sotwell, Ducis Recreation Ground 31st 9.30am Holy Communion (cluster service),Tidcombe                           
Collingbourne Ducis Audited Accounts for 2015-16
To the Accounts To the Accounts Minutes Minutes
Minutes for the council meeting  held on the 12th May 2016 can be found here.
Road Notices and Updates
Roadworks (surface dressing and adjustment to ironworks) are planned on the A342 between Upavon and the junction with A338 at Collinbourne Ducis. The proposal will see that section of the road closed.
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. To all 2016 events To all 2016 events To all 2016 events
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
Minutes for the 2015/16 Annual Parish meeting:
Minutes Minutes 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.
Safety Barrier Installed The path leading from Knapp Close to the footpath along the main road (A338) has now a barrier to prevent children inadvertently running directly into the on coming traffic.
Agenda Agenda
With access only for residents and businesses, delays are likely. The suggested diversion is via the A345, A303, and A338. This will begin on July 16th until July 17th .For further information contact Eurovia on 01249 468582.