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Friday, 6 December 2019

HIVE Closure - Re-Opens Thursday 12th December

Reading Force - Share A Book & Scrapbook Together

To visit the Reading Force website,

Alternatively please pop into the HIVE where you can collect a free scrapbook!

Colerne Cinema Showings - December 2019-April 2020

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Christmas - Last Posting Dates

Get your cards, gifts and greetings there in time for Christmas.

Check the latest recommended posting dates for all UK and international parcels and letters services on the Post Office website.

Alternatively, CLICK HERE

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Sepsis

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Coping With A Partner Away This Christmas

When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses.

There are thousands of military families for whom Christmas often falls within a period of duty - and enforced separation.

For any families - military or otherwise - facing Christmas with their partner away, Reading Force have compiled a list of top tips to help make the most of your festivities.

To read these tips online, CLICK HERE

Are You Winter Ready?

With winter well and truly here, Amey have put together some self-help advice and guidance on common issues such as how to avoid frozen pipes, boiler issues and blockages in gutters and drains to help keep your home protected during the winter months.

Amey employ additional staff as their Customer Service Centre through the winter, to help you as quickly and effectively as possible.

Amey are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should you experience any issues with your property, there are numerous ways to get in touch.

To visit the website for Amey's top winter tips,

Poppy Pods - Membership Now Open For 2020 Breaks

Hampshire County Council provides the location for these wooden camping Pods providing low-cost holiday facilities exclusively for Service Personnel, Veterans and military families.  

To join the Membership for 2020 please visit the website and register your details. If you have previously been a member of the scheme you will already be listed on the membership mailing list. The membership is free.

To find out more and to register online, CLICK HERE

Wiltshire Council Recycling & Household Waste Collection Calendar

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Please note that the above relates to collections in Colerne.

Don't live in Colerne?

To visit the Wiltshire Council website, where you can type in your postcode, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Dead? Or Dead Slow? - British Horse Society's Horse & Rider Road Safety Campaign

Dead? Or Dead Slow? is the British Horse Society (BHS) horse and rider road safety campaign. It’s an appropriate slogan as 42 riders and over 300 horses have been killed on roads in the last ten years. This parish has over 400 horses and only a few bridleways, some of which are hard to use, and the only way to exercise the horses is on our lanes. We have few safe passing places, verges have ditches in them or have been built up with soft soil or taped off with electric fence. All this makes it difficult for riders to get their horses out of the way of other road users.

Four simple steps for drivers:

If I see a horse on the road, then I will...

1. Slow down to a maximum of 15mph
2. Be patient; I won't sound my horn or rev my engine
3. Pass the horse wide and slow (if safe to do so) at least a car's width if possible
4. Drive slowly away

To read more online, including advice for riders themselves, CLICK HERE