email@example.comTOWER & TAPTOWER & TAPTOWER & TAPTOWER & TAPJuly & August 2013Tuesday, 23rd July 2013Please put this date in your phone calendar or diaryWHY? If you would like to learn moreabout how the village is likely toexpand with the proposed housingdevelopment, then this is the day todo it!WHERE & WHEN? Join us at theMercure Hotel in the village, between3pm and 8pm. Come as a family oron your own—all are welcome.WHAT WILL YOU SEE? Detailedproposals about how the developmentcould be structured, what should be in the village and how it will retain its character,but with more houses in it. There will also be information about the proposedhousing development at Rowborough as well as the building plans for south of theA420.WHY IS THIS EVENT DIFFERENT? Feedback from previous village events hasguided how the Parish Council has worked with Swindon Borough Planners and theDevelopers up to now. This summer is the final opportunity to influence the overallshape of any future development. We expect the first actual planning application tobe submitted for Rowborough and South Marston village before the end of the year.CAN I ASK QUESTIONS AND GIVE MY VIEWS? Parish Councillors, Developersand others will be on hand to provide more information. You will be invited to makecomments and share ideas either at the event or once you return home. Allcomments will be reviewed and taken into consideration.In the next few weeks, every house in South Marston will receive a leafletexplaining in more detail what will happen at the event.We hope to see you on the 23rd July
firstname.lastname@example.org 3Dear Friends,I am thinking about what I should pack for my holiday. Fortunately weare going by car and the endless list of ‘just in case’ items don’t have tobe carried or weighed in!We can be the same about our ‘life journey’ too. Ifwe are unsure that we can make the journeysuccessfully only relying on God, then we burdenourselves with all sorts of unnecessary baggage.In this ‘minimalist’ culture I find myself a little atodds because I am a hoarder. Well, it might comein useful….. and I can tell you countless stories oftimes when I have been big and brave and clearedout things only to find I need them after all!Some people must have particular possessions because they feel theygive them status or social acceptability. Unfortunately we can findourselves spending time and energy on maintaining these possessionsand end up being slaves to them or their demands.Other burdens we carry can be relationships—unhealthy ones that harmus or others. Perhaps we encourage dependence on us to make us feelimportant or we become dependent on the opinion of others for our ownself-worth. Then there are the spiritual burdens of guilt and regret;feelings of failure which weigh us down.We are called to travel life’s journey lightly, Christ promises to walk withus and has taken our burdens on himself. We need not strive for Hegives us everything we need and there will never be an event for whichHe cannot provide. Are you carrying unnecessary baggage?Safe journeys and happy holidays!God Bless,Vicky FlemingPriest in Charge
email@example.com 4Craft Company We are meeting again at Mary Cooper’shouse (Dryden House) at 2pm Wednesday 10th July and14th August, More details from Mary or Vicky Fleming.Once again…...A huge thank you to Colin and Jenny McEwen for continuing to cut the Glebegrass and Richard Sansum and William Hiscocks for working hard in thechurchyard. Please help us to keep it tidy by disposing of non-biodegradablethings in the bin provided and compost the rest in the designated area.Church of England rules for churchyards also state that artificial flowers andornaments other than the agreed memorial stones are not allowed. Ourchurchyard has to be kept within these guidelines, please help us to maintainits peace and beauty.Saturday SceneSaturday SceneSaturday SceneSaturday Scene Will be meeting on 6th July but willWill be meeting on 6th July but willWill be meeting on 6th July but willWill be meeting on 6th July but willnot meet in August. We will meet again 14th September.not meet in August. We will meet again 14th September.not meet in August. We will meet again 14th September.not meet in August. We will meet again 14th September.Have a good holiday!Have a good holiday!Have a good holiday!Have a good holiday!For more information contact Donald Page on 825693FROM THE REGISTERS:Weddings11th May Matthew Hawkins & Charlotte Hawkins (née Cave-Ayland)(Blessing)18th May Timothy David Stokes & Jennifer Hollie LiddiardWeddings and BaptismsIf you would like to book either a wedding or a baptism at South MarstonChurch you need to contact Rev. Vicky Fleming as soon as possible to avoiddisappointment.Bookings are already being taken for 2014/15 and the baptism diary is very fullfor this year.
firstname.lastname@example.org 5The Meeting PointCoffee morning with table top salesPlease book a table early: £2.50 for people who live in the village£5 for those outside and free to village organisations13th July and 10th August from 10.00 –12.30pmIn the Village HallCome and meet your friends, chat and enjoy catching upon the latest news!Refreshments provided by South Marston ChurchWe look forward to seeing you‘Held in the Heart’Have you suffered the loss of a child or given birth to a stillborn baby?We are doing a special service in memory of these dearly loved childrenwho are held in the hearts of their parents. The pain when things gocontrary to the expected order is so great. We recognise this, andrealising that our Rosemary service in November time may not meetyour special needs we are holding Held in the Heart.This is a service of remembrance which will be held on Sunday, 14thJuly at 4pm at St. Margarets Church, Stratton. Please come and joinus, however many years ago you suffered your loss - together we willremember and support each other.
email@example.com 67th July 11.00am South Marston Family Service14th July 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion21st July South Marston No Service21st July 10.30am Grange Drive Churches Together28th July 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion4th August 11.00am South Marston Family Service11th August 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion18th August 10.-00am South Marston Team Service25th August 8.00am South Marston Holy CommunionSouth Marston Church is part of theStratton Team Ministry.The office is located at St. Margaret’s Centre,Kenwin Close, Stratton St. Margaret.It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday andThursday mornings from 8.30am to 12 noon.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 826505If you would like to talk to a priest or book aChristening or Wedding please contactRev Vicky Fleming on 827021 between 6 and7pm any evening except Fridays or SundaysMembers of the team:Priest in Charge Rev. Vicky Fleming 827021Asst. Priest Rev. George Fleming 827021Lay Minister Mr Dan Read 763016
email@example.com 7Helen Baber is the new curate with the Stratton Team Ministry and will be living inthe South Marston vicarage for the next four years. She is a Bristol girl; in fact shehas lived in North Bristol all her life. She was baptised as a Methodist, but from theage of 5 moved to the local Church of England in Henbury. Sunday school and theChurch Lads and Girls Brigade helped form the foundations of her faith.Helen has been an active lay person before ordination, serving thirteen years as aChurch Warden. She has two daughters,Jessica 21 and Harriet 18; they will be regularvisitors to South Marston. She also has twodogs and a caravan, all of which are her prideand joy. She particularly likes to holiday in NorthCornwall, but she is happy anywhere near thesea. She has recently learnt to fish and plans tofill her freezer with her trips to Seaton!Helen trained at Southern TheologicalEducation Training Scheme (STETS) based atSarum College in Salisbury. This was a parttime course over three years.Helen chose this course so she could continueto work full time, she felt that the job she didwould be of value to her future ministry. Helenwas a training and development consultant for alarge pharmaceutical company, workingspecifically with change management in theNHS.Last September Helen had the privilege of training at the World Council of ChurchesEcumenical Training Institute just outside of Geneva, she spent 5 months studyingecumenical theology with students from all of the world as far afield as Jamaica andMadagascar and with all denominations including Armenian Oriental Orthodox andLutheran, she says ‘she will never take Churches together for granted ever again!’Helen is really looking forward to meeting everyone in Stratton, South Marstonand Stanton Fitzwarren and she has already been warmly welcomed andshowered with good wishes already!Helen BaberCurate, Stratton Team Ministry
firstname.lastname@example.org 8S M A W LSouth Marston Assisting WildlifeMany thanks to all of our volunteers for their continued contributionsAs well as wildlife, you can find many amazing things in South Marston, including:- 150 million year old coral fossils- lumps of iron from an ancient quarry- Roman pottery- a medieval village- families that have been in the area for more than 500 years- and a proud history that includes the building of Spitfires 70 years agoFor this month’s SMAWL puzzle we have an amazing thing for you to find!Write down the names of the two pubs in the village.(Each pub name is made up of three words.)Cross out the words that both pub names have in common.Now cross out any letters that the remaining words have in common, no matter howmany times each letter appears in each word.Using the four letters that are left, make a word.How weird is that?(If you want to check your answer or simply cheat, the answer is later on in this edition)SMAWL PUZZLE If you’d like to be a part of SMAWL please call Chris on 829868 or Susan on 824957,or email Chris at Wttmh@tiscali.co.uk. You can also read more about the group on thevillage website, www.southmarston.org.uk
email@example.com 9Christmas Hampers - new qualification criteriaThe government has increased the State Pension age for women to 65phased from April 2016 to December 2018. A further increase will be phasedin to raise the State Pension age for all to 66 from December 2018.In consideration of these changes, and the proposed expansion of the villagecommunity, the Trust will be making the following changes to the criteria forallocation of Christmas Hampers to senior citizens of South Marston. Thesechanges will be implemented on 1st April 2016.The changes are not subject to the exact scheduling of government criteria.To qualify for a Christmas Hamper the recipient is required to havebeen in permanent residency in South Marston for a period of 3 yearsprior to submission of registration.All new applicants must be 65 years of age on 24th December 2016 tobe eligible to register.Mobile LibrarySwindon Borough Council are reviewing the mobile library service that supportsoutlying villages and communities. Did you know that the mobile library visits SouthMarston?If you currently use it, we need your views on how important the service is and arethere any changes you would like to see made? We will then feed these back toSBC. Please send your comments to:Clerk to South Marston Parish Council, 3 Ash Gardens, South Marston SN3 4XXOr by telephone on 07804 225571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com 10There are now 23 now new allotments in the village that have been built inconjunction with Stratton Saint Margaret Parish Council. 10 of these were letin the first 36 hours of them being ready for occupation!We expect the remaining ones to be taken up very soon.To date, we have no South Marston residents on our waiting list.If you would like to to take on your own allotment to grow fruit and vegetablesplease call the parish clerk, Amanda Burchell on 07804 225571.Barry Thunder,South Marston Parish Council - Allotment Liaison ContactSend your contribu ons for our next issue firstname.lastname@example.org the 20th August 2013
email@example.com 11Parish Council MeetingsMembers of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetingswhich are held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm in theVillage Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” section at the start of themeeting where you are invited to ask questions or discuss an agendaitem. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at the start ofthe meeting of any items that you wish to raise or discuss. All agendasare published on the village website and on the village notice boards,prior to the meetings.To keep informed of all the latest Parish Council news, includingminutes of Parish Council meetings, please visitwww.southmarston.org.uk and click on the ‘Parish Council’ sectionParish Councillor VacanciesSouth Marston Parish Council currently has two vacancieson the Parish Council.If you would like to know more about becoming a Parish Councillorand would be interested in joining the team, please contact theParish Clerk via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com 12South Marston Enterprise (SME) GroupThe SME group is for people in the village who own or run businesses or have a generalinterest in business. We have a topic for each meeting followed by a social chat over wineand nibbles.In the June meeting we were joined by Ginny Rideout, who is a Cambridge Weight PlanConsultant based in the village. The meeting was hosted by Rae of Raediance Beautyand was all about using the self-development technique of the Johari window, to find outmore about ourselves and how other people perceive us. We all learnt a lot about our-selves and it was great to receive positive feedback from other group members about thequalities we had, but were unaware of!This was followed by a general discussion about business and sharing useful information.The next meeting is on the 4thJuly, then a break until the 5thSeptIf you would like to join the SME Group please contact Hazel Andrews on01793 827507 or by e-mail at Hazel@acuhome.co.ukR_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsOn Monday 13th May, Alan Christopher came to talk on ps to make gardening easier.Though these ps sounded simple, we all agreed that we didnt always do things to thele*er, thus making life harder.Futur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsOur next mee ng will be a BBQ at Catsbrain Farm on Monday 1st July at 7:00pm, withmusic byOK Reunited. Please remember to bring a plate, dish, cutlery plus any dona on of asalad or a sweet.Th_ @nnu[l Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ Show will take place onSaturday, 17th August (see main advert under ‘What’s on’sec on). Schedules for the show will be available from mid-Julyfrom Mike on 827807 or Arthur on 832663.
firstname.lastname@example.org 13An Important Message from Wiltshire Police andSouth Marston Neighbourhood WatchFollowing the recent theft of a car from the South Marston School car park, pleasemake sure your vehicle is always locked when you leave it and the keys are removedfrom the ignition. If a vehicle is stolen when the keys are in the ignition your carinsurance would be invalid.Recently there have been two thefts from motor vehicles at beauty spots in this area,one being Nightingale Wood. Please ensure no valuable items such as handbags,Sat Navs, coats etc are left on show in your vehicle when left unattended. Also, forthose who visit these areas for walking their dog etc, ifyou see any suspicious persons or vehicles please reportthis to the Police immediately.Please ensure your sheds, summerhouses and garagesare locked when you are not about; thieves/burglars maysteal items from these buildings or use items in them tohelp break into your property. Also thieves/burglars mayuse these buildings to hide in or store stolen goods whichthey will later return to collect.During the hot weather it is very important to rememberto shut and lock all windows and doors when you go out.Even a small casement window left open can provide athief with a quick and simple way into a house. Pleasedon’t be tempted to leave anything unlatched, evenduring a short absence from home.Even when you are at home in the back of the house or in the back garden, make surethe front of the house is secure. Anyone can take advantage of an open or unlockeddoor or window to quickly nip in and help themselves to your valuables!Crime Prevention Officers for Wiltshire Police can be contacted forhome security advice etc, by telephoning 101Remember!South Marston is a safe place to live with a very low crime rate but crime can happenanywhere so be sensible and alert!PC Marc JacksonPSCO Juliet Evans &South Marston Neighbourhood Watch
email@example.com 16R_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsR_]_nt Ev_ntsAnnual General Meeting—Tuesday 11th June in the Village Hall at 2.00pmFollowing the AGM a talk was given by Graham Carter on Alfred Williams in SouthMarston. We heard how his life progressed and were surprised to learn of the manyactivities he engaged in his life. We were shown and told about the houses in SouthMarston he lived in and the effort he took to build Ranikhet for himself and his wife Maryafter his return from the war. He remained a working man in the railway works throughouthis life and never considered turning to be a fulltime poet/writer. His work output wassurprising all achieved after a full working day. Not only was he a poet but also a writer ofseveral books on various villages and the more well know book about life working in theSwindon railway works. He also did some painting but little is known of his output.Although he had well known people as friends he and his wife led a very private life andwould never accept charity at the expense of having a tragic end to their lives due topoverty and ill health.Futur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsFutur_ Ev_ntsTuesday 9th July – In the Village Hall at 2.00pm: A talk will be given Lynda Thompsonon a wagon train trip across Wyoming entitled “Beans and Dust”Tuesday 13th August – Social Event: An afternoon tea, free to members will be held atthe South Marston Mercure Hotel commencing at 2.00pm.Tuesday 20th August –Trip: We will be visiting Highclere Castle, Garden and MuseumDeparture from South Marston 9.30am Arrival back at South Marston 5.30pmFriendly Club Annual Holiday - September 2013An opportunity not to be missed - open to non membersOur annual holiday this year will be to Nottingham, staying at Warners Thoresby HallHotel for 4 nights departing from South Marston on the Monday 30th September andreturning Friday 4th OctoberThis will include various day trips during our stay. Barnes Coaches will be supplying thetransport. The hotel has 30 acres of gardens and is on the edge of Sherwood ForestThe cost for dinner, bed and breakfast for 4 nights is £330 per personAnyone over 50 who would like to join us will be made very welcomePlease contact Sheila 828545 for details and to book the holiday
firstname.lastname@example.org 17RELIEF OF NEED FUNDSupporting South Marston residentsThe Relief of Need Fund currently has a limited amountof money available to assist residents who are ingenuine need. Application forms are available fromHighworth Council Offices or the Lions’ Shop inNewburgh Place. Please note that documentary proof ofneed will be required before applications can beconsidered.EDUCATIONAL FUNDSupporting Young People living inSouth MarstonThe Educational Fund currently has a limitedamount of money available to assist with theeducation or training of young people.Application forms are available from HighworthCouncil Offices or the Lions’ Charity Shop inNewburgh Place, Highworth.Do you want tolearn but can’tafford the fees?Do youneedassistance?SMRA South Marston Recreation AssociationJUNE 100 CLUB WINNERS£30 Colin McEwen (no 89)£10 Brian Bell (no 43)£10 Rita Smith (no 24)£10 Janet Cave-Ayland (no109)£10 Jean Franklin (no 14)Calling all bakers!Your Village Fete needs you!All cake donations, whether they be big orsmall, fruity or creamy will be gratefullyreceived and put to very good use at theVillage Fete! They can be dropped off onthe day (Saturday 13th July)Offers of help for before, during andafter the Fete would also be mostwelcome.Please contact either Jenny McEwen(825312) or Angie Newton (932034) tovolunteer or for any enquiries
email@example.com 18Th_ @nnu[l Vill[g_ Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Vill[g_ Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Vill[g_ Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowTh_ @nnu[l Vill[g_ Flow_r [n^ Pro^u]_ ShowSaturday, 17thAugust at the Village HallEveryone from the village or gardening club is welcome to enter any of thecategories. We know there are many keen gardeners in the village, so why not comealong with your produce and show what you have grown!This year we are trialling a cra= tableAll exhibits need to be in by 12:45pm on the day, and doors open at 5:00pmSchedules for the show will be available from mid-July from Mike on 827807or Arthur on 832663(They can also give you any informa on about how to show if you are not sure!)
firstname.lastname@example.org 19Open Air Theatre Returns To Lydiard Park This SummerFamilies are being invited to pack up a picnic and sample the very best in liveentertainment in the beautiful surroundings of Lydiard Park this summerLydiard Park is staging a series of open-air theatre performances over the coming monthsstarting with Shakespeare’s much-loved masterpiece Romeo and Juliet on Friday, 5July. Heartbreak Productions’ unique storytelling style has a modern twist but maintainsall the intensity of the classic play, creating a compelling performance.On Friday, 26 July, Quantum Theatre’s The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunnywill use live music to bring the magical childhood stories by Beatrix Potter to life in a showdesigned to appeal to all the family.Family theatre continues on Friday, 16 August, when Illyria return to Lydiard Park topresent a new adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s heart-warming tale of friendship, courageand determination, Babe the Sheep Pig.Tickets for each of the open air theatre shows are £14 for adults, £9 for childrenand £40 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children).They are on sale now from Swindon Arts Centre’s box office by calling 01793 614837 ortickets can be bought online by visiting: www.wegottickets.com/swindonartscentreChil^r_n invit_^ to _nt_r th_ Cr__py Hous_[t Swin^on Lir[ri_s this summ_rYoung people can take part in a spine-tingling challenge as part of the Summer ReadingChallenge at Swindon Libraries. This year’s challenge has been dubbed Creepy Houseand will involve children reading six books during the summer via their local library.Those taking part are given a foldout poster to fill out and a certificate and medal will begiven to everyone who successfully completes the challenge. Children who read threebooks as part of the challenge will receive a voucher for a free children’s DVD fromSwindon Libraries.The challenge will be officially launched at a special event on Saturday, 20 July at10.30am where Swindon Dance will perform a ‘Thriller’ dance routine. People attendingthe launch event are being encouraged to wear fancy dress with the person in the bestcostume winning a prize.The website can be found at: www.creepy-house.org.uk.Enrolment for the Summer Reading Challenge starts from 13 July andbrave new adventurers can explore the Creepy House from Saturday, 20 July.For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge contact Anish NobleHarrison on 01793 463238 or by email at: ANoble-Harrison@swindon.gov.uk
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firstname.lastname@example.org 23SOUTH MARSTONVILLAGE HALLHIRE CHARGESAll enquiries and to make a booking please contact Julie Hatherallhttp://southmarston.org.uk/village-hall-bookings/or email: email@example.com tel: 07857 310 624Refundable deposit also applies for all one off bookings,Please see website for further details. Terms and Conditions apply.Local Village Organisation £5.00 per hourNon-Local Organisation £8.00 per hourParish Council £8.50 per hourREGULAR HIRE COSTONE-OFF BOOKINGS e.g. ChildrensParty, Family Party, Christenings etcCOSTVillage Resident Non-ResidentMorning Session 08:30 – 13:30 £20.00 £25.00Afternoon Session 13:30 – 18:30 £25.00 £30.00Evening Session 18:30 – 23:30 £30.00 £35.00SMAWL PUZZLE SOLUTIONWrite down the names of the two pubs in the village:T h e C a r r i e r s A r m sT h e C a r p e n t e r s A r m sCross out the words that both pub names have in common:T h e C a r r i e r s A r m sT h e C a r p e n t e r s A r m sNow cross out any letters that the remaining words have in common,no matter how many times each letter appears in each word:C a r r i e r sC a r p e n t e r sLeaves: i p n tUsing the four letters that are left, make a word: pintCheers!
firstname.lastname@example.org 24HOME TUTORINGFully qualifiedprimary teacheroffering home tutoringat competitive prices.Maths from KS1 to GCSE(£25 - £30 / hour)Literacy KS1 and KS2(£25 / hour)Full CRB certificateKirsty Feline BSc (Mathematics)PGCETOWER & T@PWe are always looking forideas to improve the Towerand Tap—if you have anysuggestions, we would love tohear from you!Please contact Amanda at:3 Ash Gardens, South Marston,SN3 4XXCall on 07804 225571or email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org 25All prices exclude VAT (where applicable)and are valid for 30 days from issue of this scheduleInvoices will be issued electronically and are payable prior to publicationThe South Marston Tower & Tap is a popular publication, publishedmonthly with a double issue in Dec/Jan and Jul/Aug. It is distributedby hand to 375 homes in South Marston with a potential readershipin excess of 700. It is also published on our website increasing itsreach beyond householders.Note: the dimensions above are based on B5 size pages.(164mmx 235mm) Your advertisement should be sent email@example.com an electronic format ie .jpeg or .png or .pdfPlease send any logos or picture files in a separate file.Failure to send your files by 12th of the Month will delay publicationPlease send all advertisements firstname.lastname@example.orgBy the 12th of the month before the publication you require.Black and White Colour (for back page or inside cover)For a one off ad:£27.50 full page£16.50 half page£8.80 quarter page.For one year (10 issues)£82.50 full page£49.50 half page£27.50 quarter pageFor a one off ad£35.00 full page£20.00 half page£10.00 quarter pageFor one year (10 Issues)£100.00 full page£65.00 half page£35.00 quarter page
email@example.com 26Parish Council Chair Stuart Young T 828775Parish Council Vice Chair Sylvia Brown T 823535Clerk to the Parish Council Amanda Burchell T 07804 225571SMRA Chair Angie Newton T 832034SMRA Secretary Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624Village Hall Bookings Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624Football Field Bookings Chris Maull T 824505Tots & Toddlers Ryan Turner T 07568 065924Youth Club Julie & Steve T 07923 441296Gardening Club Mike New T 827807Friendly Club Brian McGlone T 826243Spitfires Football Club Bev Maull T 824505South Marston School Luke Madison T 823379Pre–School Pre-School Staff T 07847 590601Saplings Children’s Centre (All Sorts) T 829996Ward Councillors Russell Holland T 07999 566623John Haines T 07901 534640Colin Lovell T 321634Member of Parliament Justin Tomlinson T 522123Priest in Charge Vicky Fleming T 827021Church Wardens Richard Sansum T 831473Tina Hiscocks T 832884Website Donald Jones T 823035Tower and Tap Amanda Burchell T 07804 225571