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The Courier – October 2021

The COURIER is the Magazine of the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis,
Everleigh and Collingbourne Kingston, click below to download/view the October 2021 edition.

The deadline for November copy is 6.30 pm on 18th October 2021.

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The View from Everleigh – May 2021

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines, with the situation constantly evolving.  Village Area Co-ordinators remain in place and alert to the needs of parishioners as required in the face of an uncertain future.  Key Covid-19 information is posted on the village web site at www.everleigh.org

We reopened our village playground on Tuesday 30th March in time for the Easter weekend, with appropriate Covid-19 control measures in place. The onus will be on users to implement social distancing, clean equipment before and after use, and maintain personal hygiene. Instructions are posted at playground gates.

Continue reading The View from Everleigh – May 2021

Urgent Closure of: C259 (Part), Everleigh

Road Works on Chicks Lane, Everleigh

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Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Urgent Closure of: C259 (Part), Everleigh

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 5th May 2021, the following length of road shall be closed to alltraffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway reactive patching andassociated works.

C259 (Part), Everleigh; from the Tank crossing for a distance of approximately 75m in either direction.

Alternative route: via C259 (unaffected length) – A338 – A342 – C259 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained forresidents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

These works will commence on 5th May 2021 and are anticipated to be required for 1 day between the hours of07:00 and 19:00.

This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.

For further information regarding these works please contact Helen Pickett of Wiltshire Council on 01225 713376Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

REF:20-21S2134 : https://api-gb.one.network/downloads/tm/1142/c259-part-everleigh_119315454_3271340_7972df3244.pdf

Chicks Lane Everleigh Closure

Town and parish elections

Statutory notices published for uncontested town & parish council elections

The electoral statutory notices for the town & parish areas that are uncontested have now been published on the Wiltshire Council website.

Each of the uncontested areas will fall into one of these scenarios:

  • The parishes are uncontested and have enough candidates to be quorum.
  • Where no nominations were received the election will have to be  re-run within 35 days from 6 May 2021 on an date to be decided by the Returning Officer. We will confirm the exact day as soon as possible.
  • Some nominations were received but not enough to make the parish council quorate, so the election will have to be re-run to fill the vacant seats within 35 days from 6 May 2021, on a date to be decided by the Returning Officer. We will confirm the exact day as soon as possible. In this scenario, those individuals that had submitted valid nominations are elected unopposed.   
  • No nominations were received by some parish wards, but there were nominations in the other wards that make up that parish council to be quorate, and therefore the unfilled seats can be filled by co-option by the new Parish Council.

For more information please visit https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-town-parish. If you have any additional queries please email candidates@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 0300 456 0112.

A View from Everleigh

COURIER SUBMISSION – APRIL 2021

THE VIEW FROM EVERLEIGH

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines, with the situation constantly evolving.  Village Area Co-ordinators remain in place and alert to the needs of parishioners as required in the face of an uncertain future.  Key Covid-19 information is posted on the village web site at www.everleigh.org

The village playground has been closed since last March due to the Covid-19 situation. We intend to reopen it in time for the Easter weekend 2– 5 April, with appropriate control measures in place. The onus will be on users to implement social distancing, clean equipment before and after use, and maintain personal hygiene. Instructions will be posted at playground gates.

A village litter pick will take place on Saturday 24th April, meeting up at The Crown bus shelter.  Timings will be staggered in order to facilitate social distancing: Group A 10am – 1130am; Group B 11am-1230pm.  After issue of equipment, we will split into several groups to clean up the verges of all arterial roads approaching and running through the village. We would be grateful if volunteers could let the Event Organiser know which group they would like to join so we can balance numbers.  The Event Organiser is Denis Bottomley (Tel No above). Please come and help keep your village clean! 

On Sunday morning,16th May, we intend to walk the parish boundary to commemorate the ancient ceremony of Beating the Bounds of Everleigh Parish.  The plan is to assemble at 9am at the V Tank Crossing/Weatherhill Firs situated 1km south of The Crown on the Netheravon Rd, and then conduct a leisurely 8 mile+ hike around most of our scenic parish boundary, to finish at about 1pm.  Clearly, this event is subject to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

As notified previously, Wilts Council have agreed speed limit changes on Marlborough Road (MR) in Everleigh as follows:

•           MR South:  From the A342 up to and including Coombe Cottages – Reduce to 40 mph.

•           MR North:  From Coombe Cottages northwards – remains 50mph, and extend this zone

         to the KK tank crossing.

We are pleased to report that implementation of changes was completed on Tuesday 23rd March.

Right of Way (RoW) 6 is a route running south west from the village playground on to the Plain.  It is a restricted byeway and as such it may be used as a footpath and a bridleway and is also open to non motorised vehicles including horse drawn vehicles and push bikes. In the winter the track becomes very muddy and consequently we are hoping to lay a 300m stone track 1m wide on the west flank of the RoW, subject to Wilts Council funding.

Finally, the Annual Parish and Annual Parish Council meetings will take place during the period   10-24 May 2021.  Confirmation of date, timings and location will follow in the May edition of the View from Everleigh article.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining these meetings will be available from the Parish Council clerk, Mr Phil Gill, at philip.gill101@ntworld.com.

Pewsey Vale School – Crowfunder

The Pewsey Vale School Parent Teacher and Friends Association has launched an exciting new campaign to raise funds to install a permanent covered outdoor seating area at Pewsey Vale School.

The canopy will provide a further separate area at the School which, in the short term, will be used in keeping student bubbles separate during breaks from lessons and, in the longer term, will be used for dining, socialising, relaxing and learning as needed.

The canopy will cost in the region of £16,000 and, towards this, the PTFA can already contribute £8,000. They are hoping that working with the community, a further £8,000 can be raised to make the covered outdoor space a reality, providing real benefit to current and future pupils at the school. They are asking for pledges to donate and offering incentives for donations.

If you are an ex-pupil, a community resident or business and would like to support the PTFA, a registered charity, in providing this infrastructure for this Pewsey Vale School please visit their crowdfunding page. All support, of any size, will be much appreciated.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pewsey-vale-school-covid-19-shelter-appeal

A View from Everleigh – March 2021

THE VIEW FROM EVERLEIGH

Denis Bottomley (CD 852731) writes:

Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines, with the situation constantly evolving.  Village Area Co-ordinators remain in place and alert to the needs of parishioners as required in the face of an uncertain future.  Key Covid-19 information is posted on the village web site at www.everleigh.org

On Sunday morning,16th May, we intend to walk the parish boundary to commemorate the ancient ceremony of Beating the Bounds of Everleigh Parish.  This is an 8 mile hike and is an enjoyable way to promote both community spirit and fitness. Clearly, this event is subject to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

A national census takes place Sunday 21st March.  The census is a survey that takes place every 10 years and covers all people and households in England and Wales. All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. A letter will be sent to all households from the Office of National Statistics in early March. The letter will include an access code to complete the census online. A paper copy option is also available.

As notified previously, Wilts Council have agreed speed limit changes on Marlborough Road (MR) in Everleigh as follows:

•           MR South:  From the A342 up to and including Coombe Cottages – Reduce to 40 mph.

•           MR North:  From Coombe Cottages northwards – remains 50mph, and extend this zone

         to the KK tank crossing.

Wilts Council have approved Traffic Regulation Orders and have issued a works order to implement change.  We are hopeful that implementation may be completed in the Spring.

Right of Way (RoW) 6 is a route running south west from the village playground on to the Plain.  It is a restricted byeway and as such it may be used as a footpath and a bridleway and is also open to non motorised vehicles including horse drawn vehicles and push bikes . At this time of year the track becomes very muddy and consequently we are examining options to improve the situation, in conjunction with the Wilts Council RoW officer who visited the site on Tuesday 9th February.

The village playground has been closed since last March due to the Covid-19 situation. We intend to reopen it this Spring and are currently looking at the control measures necessary to achieve this.

Wiltshire Council have a clear procedure for reporting infrastructure faults or issues, such as an inoperative streetlight, fallen trees, pot holes or blocked drains/gullies. There are several reporting options: by phone 0300 456 0105; on line at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywilts; or use the MyWilts app on a smart phone. Any resident may report any fault direct; please do not think that this is the sole preserve of the Parish Council. However, if residents need Parish Council support on infrastructure issues then please contact Cllr Kim Wheeler-Mallows Tel: 01264 850303.

Finally, the next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 7pm.  This meeting will be held remotely via Zoom, due to the Covid-19 situation. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining this meeting will be available from the Parish Council clerk, Mr Phil Gill, at philip.gill101@ntworld.com.

Guidance on Census Field Operation for Police forces and for Trading Standards

The Office for National Statistics will shortly be carrying out the Census 2021 across England and Wales. Census Day is Sunday 21st March. After this day, in your authority, census officers will be:

knocking on doors following up non-responders  

helping the public with queries  

From 22nd March 2021 our field census officers will be working across England and Wales. We have recruited around 29000 members of staff to carry out home visits.  

All our officers will be carrying official identification cards. The card will have a photograph and the officer’s name. The officers will work through the day to make contact with residents but will not call before 09:00 or after 20:00. 

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Any member of the public concerned that the person on their doorstep is not a census officer can call the number on the critical workers letter that the officer can show them. 

Census officers will never ask for any money or bank details at any point during the conversation with respondents. 

Our staff in the field are classed as key workers. The law allows that where there is a lockdown people can leave their home for work if they cannot work from home. As their role cannot be carried out by working from home, they are allowed to carry out the duties of their role. 

The health and safety of the public and the census field force is of the utmost importance to us. Field force routines in Census 2021 have been planned with the health and safety of both the public and field staff front and centre. All our officers will work in a socially distanced way; they will all be wearing PPE and they will not enter anyone’s home. 

The Office for National Statistics has several important studies and surveys continuing alongside the census (more details here). It is, therefore, possible that an address will be visited by staff working on other surveys too.  

If you have any questions about the 2021 census work being carried out in your authority, please phone the Partnership Team on 01329 447434. More information is also available at www.census.gov.uk, or you can email 2021Census.LA.Liaison@ons.gov.uk