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The official newsletter of Calne Town Council You can follow us on


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 2 Hours Free Parking

Calne Christmas Festival


Community News






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YOUR TOWN NEEDS YOU! Do you know what matters to your neighbours? Are you looking for a worthwhile and rewarding way to help your local community? Have you ever thought about becoming a Town Councillor? You could be the fresh new talent that Calne Town Council is looking for. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area. What is expected of a Councillor? Being an effective Councillor requires both commitment and hard work, and includes: • Representing the ward for which you are elected • Decision-making • Developing and reviewing council policy • Community leadership and engagement

The Community Services Team work to make Calne an enjoyable place to live and visit. Their work includes: • Serving customers in Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre. • Managing bookings and weddings in the Town Hall. • Organising several town events including Fireworks, Calne Summer Festival & Carnival and Calne Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade. • Working with community groups such as Calne in Bloom and Calne Our Place. • Promoting the town and its events.

MEET THE TEAM Trudy King Information Officer “As Information Officer I welcome visitors to our town in the Visitor & Community Information Centre. I also meet residents who are looking for things to do locally and people who are moving to the area. I coordinate Calne in Bloom and am thrilled that the town has achieved Gold in this year’s South West in Bloom Awards.”

Christmas in the Visitor & Community Information Centre • We are a drop-off point for shoe boxes/gift bags of gifts for children (please specify age range and boy/girl) and women supported by charity Helping Victims of Domestic Violence. • Sending Christmas cards to friends and relatives in Calne? Drop them off at our Calne Scouts post box from 5th to 20th December and they will be hand delivered by the Scouts for 35p per card.

Two Hours Free Parking for Christmas Shoppers Don’t forget a trial of two hours free parking in Calne Heritage Quarter car park is in place until the New Year. The trial, funded by Calne Town Council, makes it even easier to enjoy the town’s independent shops, cafés and historic streets over the Christmas shopping season.


Local elections will be taking place in May 2017. Please get in touch with the Town Clerk if you would like to find out more.

New Gifts Highlight Calne’s Hidden Gems Visitors are now able to take a piece of Calne home with them with a new range of souvenirs available from Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre. The range includes a tea towel, tote bag, greetings card and magnets and features illustrations of Calne Heritage Quarter such as The Green and Castlefields Park. The playful designs are by local artists Brooks Smith Creative, who also designed the map of Calne Heritage Quarter which can be seen on six new interpretation boards around the town. With Christmas around the corner the range would also make ideal local gifts. After being well received last year, Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre will once again be stocking Calne Christmas cards and a calendar that features seasonal images of the town.


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South West in Bloom judges Lesley Jelleyman and Richard Taylor visited Calne on Thursday 14th July to judge the town’s floral displays and community projects. They visited three community groups who take part in the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ campaign, Mill Race Activity Club, Castlefields Canal & River Park and The Zion Chapel. Teachers and students from Priestley School guided the group around their wildlife garden and the judges were chauffeured in a Daimler from Calne’s Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum. Following July’s judging day, representatives from the Calne in Bloom team attended the South West in Bloom Awards ceremony in Taunton on Thursday 6th October. The team were thrilled to receive a ‘Gold’ award on behalf of the town for the third year running!


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This year we will be plantin g displays of Polyanthus, in the town centre’s flow Pansies and Wallflowers er beds, which will be in place until May 2017.

Strings Incognito Orchestra

Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Trotman

A Birthday to Remember for Calne Town Hall KEEP FIT at Castlefields Five new pieces of outdoor gym equipment have recently been installed in Castlefields Canal & River Park. The equipment has been funded by Viridor Credits.


Over 70 guests joined Calne Town Council and Strings Incognito Orchestra on Wednesday 27th July for a free lunchtime concert in Calne’s historic Town Hall to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its opening in 1886. Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Tony Trotman gave a speech sharing his fond memories of the Town Hall, “My memories go back to the regular dances held here that we looked forward to in our teenage years. It was a joy to welcome so many to this special event, and we all wish for the continued success of this building.”


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What’s On


LANTERN PARADE: 4.30PM GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ATTEMPT: 5:15 TO 5:45PM Attempt will be screened on The Strand for those not registered to take part.



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Followed by a Firework Finale Please note times may vary due to the Guinness World Records Attempt.


Santa’s Grotto Carol Singers Food & drink stalls Crafts and gifts Strings Incognito Orchestra Face painting with Heddington Preschool Xpression StreetDance 4 Stars Dance Plus lots more!

Santa’s Grotto Families can meet Father Christmas at Calne Town Hall from Wednesday 30th November to Saturday 3rd December. Please see for opening times. The Grotto is sponsored by Chilvester Independent Financial Advisors and will be raising money for the Town Mayor’s Charities which this year are the Calne Branch of the Royal British Legion and Wiltshire based charity Revival.



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Lantern Parade Now in its fifteenth year, the lantern parade is always a magical spectacle with hundreds of school children, families and residents taking part in the procession. The parade will be led by traditional Nativity characters The Three Kings and their Camels, who will also be taking part in the Guinness World Records Attempt. The parade will start from Bremhill View at 4.30pm and finish on The Strand at approximately 4.50pm.

Guinness World Records Attempt Calne Town Council is delighted to be holding a Guinness World Records™ title attempt on Saturday 3rd December for The Most Living Figures in a Nativity Scene. The Bible Society is the main sponsor of the Festival this year. Interim Chief Executive Paul Woolley said “We are delighted to be involved as the main sponsor of Calne’s Christmas Festival. The Bible story of Jesus’ birth is at the heart of Christmas and we are thrilled that people of all ages will be taking part and experiencing one of the world’s best known stories with a fresh perspective.” Registration is now open for all residents in SN11 to take part in the Guinness World Records attempt. Visit to book your place. Volunteers are also needed to help steward the record attempt, call Tracy at Calne Town Council on 01249 814000 for further details.

Town Mayor’s Christmas Day Lunch 2016 Calne Town Mayor Councillor Rounds and several of Calne’s churches and community groups will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch in Calne Town Hall. Guest applications are invited from local churches, charitable organisations and other caring agencies for those in our Calne community who may otherwise be on their own at Christmas, and from a small number of young families who may find the cost of Christmas Lunch too much of a burden. To apply for a place, or volunteer, visit or call co-ordinator Stan Woods on 07979 652783


Christmas Festival

Saturday 3rd December



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New All Weather Pitch at Beversbrook


BEVERSBOOK SPORTS & COMMUNITY FACILITY, SN11 9FL Bar open one hour before films start serving snacks, hot, soft and alcoholic drinks. Tickets: £4 adult, £2.50 child (under 16), £12.50 family (2A + 2C) Loyalty Card: see two films and watch third half price + free soft drink Football fans playing at Beversbrook Sports & Community Facility are now able to enjoy a new 3G pitch. The full size All Weather Pitch, funded by Wiltshire Council, is floodlit and can be divided into three mini soccer pitches. The 60mm carpet is made from artificial grass and offers further opportunities for evening football training and league matches at weekends.

Love & Friendship (U) Friday 25th November, 8pm Set in the 1790s and based on Jane Austin novel Lady Susan, Love & Friendship centres on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Finding Dory (U) Saturday 26th November, 11am Soft play and coffee morning every Tuesday and Thursday at Beversbrook, 10am to 12 noon. £2.50 per child, paying adult receives a free tea or coffee.

Dory is a wide-eyed friendly but forgetful blue tang fish. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on an epic adventure to find her parents.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15) Friday 9th December, 8pm Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to in London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party they flee penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, and hatch a plan to make their escape permanent.

The BFG (PG) Saturday 17th December, 3pm Based on the much loved Roald Dahl classic and directed by Steven Spielberg, a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul.

WALKING FOOTBALL FUNDRAISING SUCCESS Calne Walking Football Club took a trip down memory lane and raised £185 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust this summer with a screening of England’s Winning 1966 World Cup Final, plus a World Cup themed quiz, at Beversbrook Sports & Alan Jones of Wiltshire Walking Football presenting cheque for Community Facility. the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to Kevin Whitehorn, Calne Town Council Beversbrook Manager, and family. Walking Football is a developing sport for the over 50s that challenges participants and provides the physical and mental benefits of exercise. The group meet at Beversbrook on Wednesdays 2.30pm to 4pm, contact Beversbrook on 01249 814191 for further details.


FUNDING BOOST FOR CALNE CINEMA Big Screen Beversbrook has recently been awarded a British Film Institute (BFI) Neighbourhood Cinema grant, providing a new projector and audio equipment to enhance the cinematic experience at Beversbrook Sports & Community Facility.


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FIRST DRAFT COMING SOON The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to thank you for your views, comments and observations to date. We will be conducting a 6 week consultation on the draft plan before submitting it to Wiltshire Council, who will conduct their own consultation and arrange the final referendum. Your input in this next round of consultation is really important. Date & Details To Be Confirmed Find us on Facebook - Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan &

Calne’s Library stocks a huge range of books from bestsellers to well loved classics and information books covering a wide variety of subjects. We also hold hundreds of the latest DVDs to rent and offer free Wi-Fi / computer access with printing and photocopying facilities. For families we provide a great selection of children’s books and DVDs. Calne Community Hub, now co-located with the library, continue to offer support to local community groups with many opportunities to volunteer within their team. As part of the recent refurbishment of Calne Community Hub & Library various improvements have been made including new bookable meeting rooms and self-service access to the library using your library card, allowing us to increase the opening hours of the building. To register to access the unstaffed sessions please visit the library during staffed hours and bring your library card. Registering takes five minutes and is available now. Once registered you can enter the library using your library card and library pin number during the following times: Monday 8am-10am* 9:30am-7pm Tuesday 8am-9:30* 9:30am-5pm Wednesday 8am-10am* 10am-4pm** *Unstaffed self service access using your library card

Thursday 8am-9:30am* 9:30am-5pm Friday 8am-9:30am* 9:30am-7pm Saturday 9am-9:30am* 9:30am-4pm **Self service access supported by Calne Community Hub

We are hoping to further extend the hours in the future. Regular sessions at Calne Community Hub & Library include: • Every Friday 9:45am, 10:30am & 11am Rhyme Times parent and child nursery rhyme session for Under 5s. Free, no need to book. • Every Thursday 10am-12pm Health trainer drop-in session with health advice and blood pressure checks. • First Saturday of the month 10.30am – 11.30am ‘Once Upon a Saturday’ story and craft session for 4-7 year olds. Free, no need to book. • 5th November Once Upon a Saturday: Bear Hug • 3rd December Once Upon a Saturday: The Snowman • Mondays & Fridays Citizen’s Advice Wiltshire

We hope to see you at Calne Community Hub & Library soon!

William, Community Library Manager

Town Centre Masterplan Update

Get Social With

#CalneOurPlace Community tourism group Calne Our Place has been working for the past two years to create more reasons to visit and explore the Calne area. Share what you love about Calne with the group’s new Instagram page using #CalneOurPlace. Follow Calne Our Place on Facebook for local ideas and inspiration, maybe even learning something with the page’s weekly Calne Quiz. There are plenty of ways to volunteer with Calne Our Place, call Calne Town Council on 01249 814000 to find out more.


Behind the scenes, Calne Town Council has been busy resolving a number of key technical issues to allow the Masterplan to move forward. We welcomed the rejection of the McCarthy & Stone planning application for retirement apartments in the centre of the Masterplan area. Whilst the future of the site remains uncertain, we are once again including it within our plans. We have been exploring the financial viability of the various parts of the Masterplan area as landowners and developers need to know they will be able to get their money back from any investments made. To that end, the Town Council has just approved the next stage of the project, which involves a series of studies by specialists covering issues as diverse as drainage, highways, design and finance. Work on this is expected to be completed early in the New Year and we will share the results with the town.

The committee supporting local charity Calne Community Transport has just three trustees and two members and is struggling to manage and maintain the door-to-door minibus service it provides to those who might otherwise be housebound. Could you spare an hour or so a month to learn about the charity and support what they do? Call Sue Twyman on 01249 812526 for more information on the help that they need.


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What’s On listings give you a flavour of the many varied events on offer in Calne. We try to ensure the information reaches everyone in time, but sometimes it is not possible. To get up-to-the-minute information on community events in Calne and to view Town Council meeting times, visit

Tickets sold at Calne Visitor and Community Information Centre on The Strand


TICKE ALE Friday 4th November FOR S Calne Bonfire & Fireworks Beversbrook Sports & Community Facility Gates open: 6pm, Bonfire Lit: 7pm, Fireworks: 7.30pm Advance tickets available from Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre and Beversbrook


Wednesday 23rd November Moviola at Calne Town Hall 7.30pm - Florence Foster Jenkins (PG) Tickets £6

Agenda available at


Friday 25th November S TICKETALE Big Screen Beversbrook FOR S 8pm - Love & Friendship (U) Tickets: £4 adults, £2.50 under 16s, £12.50 family

S Sunday 6th November TICKETALE FOR S Marden House Concerts 3pm - Kate Gould, cello, with Daniel Tong, piano. Tickets: £12 adults, £1 full-time students

Saturday 26th November S TICKETALE Big Screen Beversbrook FOR S 11am – Finding Dory (U) Tickets: £4 adults, £2.50 under 16s, £12.50 family

Monday 7th November Calne Town Council Policy & Resources meeting



Saturday 12th November Calne Springs Craft & Produce Market 9am to 3pm, Phelps Parade Sunday 13th November Remembrance Sunday St Mary’s Church Service at 10am followed by parade Wednesday 16th November Calne Town Council Town Development & Planning meeting


Monday 21st November Calne Town Council Full Town Council meeting


Monday 21st November Calne Community Hub & Library 7pm, James Aitcheson author event Tickets available from the Library

Saturday 10th December Calne Springs Craft & Produce Market 9am to 3pm, Phelps Parade Monday 12th December Calne Town Council Amenities meeting


Saturday 17th December S TICKETALE Big Screen Beversbrook FOR S 3pm – The BFG (PG) Tickets: £4 adults, £2.50 under 16s, £12.50 family Friday 23rd December Special Christmas Rhyme Time 10.15am, Calne Library, with the chance to meet Father Christmas. Free no need to book

Saturday 3rd December Calne Christmas Festival, Lantern Parade and Guinness World Records Attempt 11am to 7pm, Lights Switch On 6:15pm For full details visit

JANUARY Wednesday 4th January Calne Town Council meeting Town Development & Planning meeting


Saturday 3rd December Christmas Crafts, Cakes & Coffee Event with Father Christmas 11am to 2pm, Calne Methodist Church, Silver Street

Monday 16th January Calne Town Council Policy & Resources meeting


Sunday 4th December Marden House Concerts 3pm - Joseph and Daniel Tong, piano Tickets: £12 adults, £1 full-time students Wednesday 7th December Calne Town Council Town Development & Planning meeting



S Friday 9th December TICKETALE FOR S Big Screen Beversbrook 8pm – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15) Tickets: £4 adults, £2.50 under 16s, £12.50 family

Wednesday 18th January Moviola at Calne Town Hall 7.30pm – film to be announced Tickets: £6


Wednesday 25th January Calne Town Council Town Development & Planning meeting Sunday 29th January Marden House Concerts 3pm – David Adams, violin, Tom Hankey, viola and Alice Neary, cello. Tickets: £12 adults, £1 full-time students



FOCUS ON CALNE: CHILVESTER & ABBERD WARD If you live on one of the following streets and you have any issues or concerns you would like to raise about your ward please contact one of your Chilvester & Abberd Ward Councillors. Abberd Way

Dakota Drive

North Street

St Margarets Close

Ernle Road

Oglivie Square

St Nicholas Close

Alma Terrace

Fitzmaurice Square

Oxford Court

Stokes Croft

Amberley Close

Fynamore Place

Oxford Road

Thatcham Close

Anson Avenue

Harrier Close

(Lionheart Place)

The Gardens

Bishop Road

Hastings Drive

(Goodhall House)

The Kilns

Bodinnar House

Hercules Road

Page Close

The Knapp

Braemor Road

High Street

Penn Court

The Slades

Broken Cross

Honey Garston

Penn Hill Road

The Were


Penny Royal Close

The Wynd

Bryans Close Road

Honeysuckle Close

Pinniger House

Victoria Terrace

Carpenters Close

Hungerford Road

Poppy Close

Water Mint Way

Charles Court


Pym House


Chissell Brook

Lid Brook

Richmond Road

Woodhill Avenue

Colemans Close

Macaulay Square

Rosemary Close

Woodhill Rise

Comet Crescent

Meadowsweet Drive

Saffron Meadow

Wood Street

Corfe Crescent

Newbury Avenue

Springfield Drive

Woodsage Way

Curzon Street


St Catherines Close

York Road

(The Bungalows)

(James House)


Printed on recycled paper Available in LARGE PRINT format please call 01249 814000

Cllr Mrs Heather Canfer 56 Newbury Avenue SN11 9UN 01249 822249

Cllr Mr Robert MacNaughton 15 Castle House, Castle Street SN11 0EY 01249 815777

Cllr Mr Richard Stigwood 16 Wenhill Heights SN11 0JZ 07790830542

Deputy Town Mayor Cllr Mr Tony Trotman 109 Wessington Park SN11 0AZ 01249 816062

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Calne Connection - Issue 63 Autumn 2016  

Calne Connection is the official newsletter of Calne Town Council and is delivered to all households in the Calne parish. Published quarterl...

Calne Connection - Issue 63 Autumn 2016  

Calne Connection is the official newsletter of Calne Town Council and is delivered to all households in the Calne parish. Published quarterl...