Village Facilities and Services


Walking Maps

We have some Walking Guides for sale at £1.50 each, that were produced as a Millennium Project. The booklet shows 8 walks around the village in great detail.

If you wish to buy one please contact Cllr. Tom Pepperall on 01793 770734. Further, we also have a new booklet by the same author "6 More Walks around Lydiard Millicent" at the same price.


Millennium Maps

A Parish map was produced as a Millennium Project that shows the Parish as it was in 1900 from an OS map dated 1887 and as it is now from aerial photographs. It is embellished by delicately detailed drawings of places of interest. The first 50 maps were presented to those parishioners who had lived longest in the parish.

The Millennium Map project was funded, with our grateful thanks, by the late Peter Blackford a local businessman.

The original map, 2ft x 3ft, is hung in the Parish Hall, and a limited edition of 350 A3 size copies were produced for sale to interested parties.

They are for sale at £25 framed or £15 unframed. The funds accrued from the sale of these maps is used for various projects that enhance the parish.

I you wish to buy one of these maps, please contact Cllr. Tom Pepperall on 01793 770734.


The Lydiards Link

The Lydiard Link scheme provides community transport for the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged of this parish and the parish of Lydiard Tregoze.

It takes the form of volunteer drivers, using their own vehicles, to transport those in need of the service, a free service that accepts donations, to places such as the Doctors, Dentists, Hospital, and other social or necessary services.

Other services such as home visits may also be available, please contact the Link Co-ordinators, Sheila or Avril on 01793 855842. Thank you.

We are still seeking additional volunteer drivers, or those willing to help in other ways. If anyone is willing to give up a few hours to this very worthy cause please contact our Volunteer Recruitment Officer, Diane, on 01793 874558

The Lydiards Link is a member of the Wiltshire Link Schemes, supported by Community First in Devizes.

For any other queries about The Lydiard Link, do please contact our Chairman on 01793 770734.


Recreation Field

The Recreation Field was kindly donated to the parish by a local businessman - Peter Moody - and is now owned by Lydiard Millicent Parish Council and is open for use by the parishioners for sporting and recreational purposes. The original pavilion was burned down, but we now have a new pavilion named the Jubilee Club House [JCH].

It has 4 changing rooms (2 have showers), toilets, kitchen, and a meeting room.

Bookings for the JCH can be made through Cllr. Tom Pepperall on 01793 770734.


Football

To date the most regular users of the Recreation Field are Shaw Football Club and they have first call on the football facilities until further notice.

The contact for football is Karen Prictor on 01793 881966.


Cricket

During the summer months the Lydiard Millicent Cricket Club use the Recreation Field on most week ends and some Thursday evenings.

Anyone interested in joining the cricket club should contact contact Stuart on 01793 853219 evenings only.


Boules

A Boules Piste is available free on the Recreation Field, but any reservations made through Ian Church on 01793 771052 will take priority.


Playground Facilities

The Playground Facilities in the Recreation Field were erected in 1999 and are intended for children in the 5 to 13 age group. These facilities are subject to regular safey inspections and are maintained to ROSPA standards.

The Recreation Field car park is tarmaced and can be used for general play purposes.


Play Area between the Mews and Meadow Springs

This area with swings and a spring animal is intended for children up to the age of 10yrs. These facilities are also subject to regular safey inspections and are maintained to ROSPA standards.


Recreation Field and JCH Fees

Fees for using the Playing Field and the JCH are set out in this document.


The Parish Hall

We have a very active Parish Hall, independently run as a Charitable Organisation, and it is well used.

Apart from its use by various village organisations, clubs, etc, it is also available for private functions such as weddings, parties, etc.

Please note that the Parish Hall Secretary is Tina Wheeler who can be contacted on 01793 771989

All bookings for use of the Parish Hall should be made through the Bookings Manager Joe Ricketts on 01793 770828. Click here for more information and pricing.


All Saints Church

We have a thriving and hard working Church community in the village, which is part of the West Swindon Parochial Church Council. The Church is well loved and well used, and an essential part of village life.

For further information, visit the Church website.


Lydiard Millicent Pre-School

Lydiard Millicent Pre-school we specialise in providing care and education for two to five year olds in a secure and stimulating environment. The pre-school is open for Monday to Friday during term-time and offers two three hour sessions a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. The children will have time to eat lunch during the afternoon session allowing children to stay all day if required. The pre-school is regulated by OFSTED who, in November 2010 gave the preschool an overall rating of 'good', with a 'outstanding' rating for promoting equality and diversity and engagement with parents and carers. For more information visit our web site.

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