Liddington in Wiltshire, UK, is situated on the ancient Ridgeway track at the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village dates back well over 1000 years to the Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and is entered in the Domesday Book. The parish has been inhabited since the distant past, and the evidence is all around us: barrows, crop marks, field systems, the Roman road which forms part of the parish boundary, and the great iron age fortification of Liddington Castle surmounting the hill. Liddington is a great place to live, surrounded by spectacular countryside, with amazing views over the Vale of The White Horse, and close access to the M4 Motorway. The village is attached to the Borough of Swindon.
During this pandemic it is really important that we look out for one another.
If you find you need to self isolate during the coming weeks ,a member of the Liddington Support Group can help you by collecting essential food and/or medicine. Please contact one of the names below and the Support Group will be able to assist you.
People who are self isolating are advised to do what they can to avoid visitors to their home, so deliveries of groceries, medicines or other shopping are to be left at the door.
Karen Allen 07879896991 Jane Howes 07951563367
Clive Bunney 07824536559 Matthew Bowman 01793791401
Guy Allen 07775712874 Tessa Lanstein 07795057420
Joanne Ayres 07803292080 David Lomax 07931895044
Andrew Caird 07779010645 Nicky Heape 07503157859
Penny Caird 01793791955 Phil Cripps 07595248143
If you would be prepared to help a householder in this way, please phone Tessa Lanstein who is setting up a WhatsApp group on the phone for the Support Group.
This information can also be found on our facebook page
As the dark nights draw in across Swindon and winter really starts to bite, it’s worth thinking about how we can all make sure we’re looking after ourselves and staying well over the cold winter months.
The NHS recently launched its annual winter campaign – Help Us Help You– which is here to help make it easier to understand the things you can do.
We all know hospitals and surgeries can be especially busy during the winter months and it can often be tricky to know the best place to go for help, so here’s some handy tips to see you though until spring:
It’s not too late to get your flu jab
The free flu vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu, including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-10. If you’ve not had one yet, it’s not too late.
Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk online
If you’re unsure where to go and think you need urgent medical attention, but it’s not life-threatening, contacting NHS 111 can help you make sure you reach the most suitable NHS service for your needs.
Ask a pharmacist for advice before minor ailments or winter illnesses get worse
Community pharmacists are qualified healthcare professional who can offer clinical advice and over the counter medicines to safely manage things like coughs, colds and sore throats.
It’s quick and convenient to see a pharmacist– you don’t need to book an appointment and can often be seen in a private consultation room.
See your GP in the evening or weekend if you can’t see them during the day
If you need to see a GP but find it hard to find the time during routine hours, appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional are often available in the evenings and at weekends through many local practices or other local NHS services.
For more information about services in your area visit:
AN ERROR WAS MADE DURING THE PUBLICATION OF THE FEBRUARY EDITION OF THE PARISH MAGAZINE. THE CORRECT DETAILS ARE BELOW:
PRECEPT FOR 2019/20
At the January meeting it was unanimously agreed that the Precept would need to be increased by 9.49% for 2019/20 to maintain the level of service that has been achieved in this current financial year. Since the transfer of services from Swindon Borough our aim has been to carry out works and maintenance where it is most needed. This equates to approximately £59 for a band D property. The Parish Council will continue to make every effort to ensure that the precept is no higher than is necessary and remains prudent and self-sustaining.
The Parish Council fully endorses and supports the aims and objectives of South Swindon Protection Group, whose flyers have been distributed to residents, in fighting the Planning application to build a Science Park on the land at Inlands Farm, Wanborough. We will be submitting our own objections to the proposal and encourage all residents to make their views known to the planning authority.
NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT
At the time of writing, the new play equipment was due to be installed on Liddington Playing Field soon after 8thJanuary, weather permitting. We hope the children enjoy using the new pieces. As previously mentioned, the basket swing can cater for more than one person at a time, so siblings or parent and child can be on the swing together. It is also suitable for children with disabilities. The Dart Activity Centre should provide a variety of activities. We hope the children enjoy using the new equipment, it would be good to hear what they think.
The next meeting of Liddington Parish Council will be held onWednesday 6thFebruary 2019starting at 7pm in the Village Hall, not as reported in the Lyden Magazine.
Val Curtis, Clerk to Liddington Parish Council
PLEASE NOTE: The AGM for the Village Hall Committee was also incorrectly reported. The Meeting will be held on Monday 18thFebruary at 7.30pm in the Village Hall not as reported in the Lyden Magazine.