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  • 1. TOWER & TAP November 2013 SOUTH MARSTON’S COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER South Marston Primary School Christmas Craft & Gift Fair Friday 29th November 6pm - 8pm Christmas Gifts & Decorations, Cards, Jewellery, Textiles, Trinkets, Smellies, Sweets, Photographs, Shabby Chic, Refreshments & Tombola plus much more! All your Christmas gifts under one roof Plus Children’s Arts and Crafts activities! Organised by South Marston Parents’ Associa on to benefit school funds towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk
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  • 3. Dear Friends, Once again we come to the month of ‘Remembrance’ November. We shall be holding our annual Rosemary Service when we have an opportunity to remember those whom we love but see no longer on 3rd November at 6pm.at St. Margaret's Church, Stra&on. 5th November follows when fireworks and the gunpowder plot give an excuse for fun, but the following weekend we are reminded of the tragedy of war and those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. If we look at scripture we see that history con,nues to repeat itself. The agony and horror of human conflict is recorded just as it is today. The scriptures encourage us to remember and there is the saying which reminds us that ‘if we ignore history we are condemned to repeat it.’ Scripture also reminds us that God is hur,ng with us. There are many mighty saving acts recorded throughout the Bible with two key acts of God. Jewish people remember their deliverance through celebra,ng the Passover, and Chris,ans share broken bread and wine poured out in remembrance of the Lord’s death un,l he comes again. A ba&le is being fought for the soul of our na,on as many forget God or reject his existence. We appear to be self-sufficient, placing faith in our own ability to exist. Perhaps this rephrased version of Psalm 8 reflects today’s view—’O man how excellent is your name in all the earth. Who has set your glory above the heavens. When I consider your inven,ons: the works of your hands, the aeroplanes and nuclear bombs which you have made, what is God that I should be mindful of him or the Son of God that I should reverence him?’ The scriptures and history show the consequences of godless living and yet we ignore them both. The major threats to our world and society all stem from ignoring the spiritual side of life. It is in our depths we are formed and the outlook is not promising except for the fact that God is with us which we will celebrate at Christmas. Its not just a heart-warming story—it’s a heart transforming truth. God Bless, Vicky Fleming Priest in Charge towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 3
  • 4. Church News ‘Craft Company’ This month we meet again at Dryden House, Mary Cooper’s home on Wednesday 13th November at 2pm. For more details please contact Mary on 823530. Saturday Scene for young families meets on 9th November in the Village Hall 4pm to 5.15pm Contact Donald Page on 825693 Celebrating Harvest Once again the church was beautifully decorated - a huge thank you to the Flower Team for all their hard work. We had wonderful homemade cakes and drinks to welcome people and collected produce for Swindon Foodbank as well as collecting almost £100 for Tearfund. The School Harvest Service was excellent and it was such a joy to be able to share this with them in our church. The church was full with so many parents coming and supporting their children that some had to stand at the back of the church. Meeting Point celebrated its fifth birthday last month. This is something we started as a service to the community which gives people an opportunity to meet up with friends, the Youth Group have supported us well by providing a tuck shop. Thank you for your support everyone who helps and attends. Remembrance Sunday Service 10am 10th November 2013 You are cordially invited to join us in a Service of Remembrance at St. Mary Magdalene Church We will remember them When you are thinking about Christmas gifts don’t forget that South Marston Church Tea towels are still for sale £3.50 each or 2 for £6, 4 for £10 - contact Vicky Fleming. 4 http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 5. The Meeting Point Coffee morning with table top sales (Don’t forget to book your table - £2.50 if you live in the village, £5 if you live outside the Village - Telephone Vicky Fleming 827021) Come and enjoy good company and refreshments. Saturday 9th November from 10am –12.30pm In the Village Hall South Marston Church Serving the Community The 7.30 Club for 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information Mobile Library - Routes & Times Arrives Departs Place Area 12.55 13.05 South Marston Bungalows Right side of road near bus stop 13.10 13.20 South Marston Carriers Arms Outside Carriers Arms Public House The mobile library has full access for disabled people. Dates: November 1st, 15th and 29th; 13th December towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 5
  • 6. Church Services for South Marston 3rd November 11.00am South Marston Family Service 10th November 10.00am South Marston Remembrance Service 17th November 10.00am St Margaret’s Team Service 24th November 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 1st December 11.00am South Marston 8th December 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion 15th December 9.30am South Marston Morning Worship 22nd December 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 22nd December 6.00pm South Marston 9 Lessons & Carols 29th December 10.00am St Margaret’s Family Service Team Service South Marston Church is part of the Stra&on Team Ministry. The office is located at St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close, Stra&on St. Margaret. It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am to 12 noon. Email: stmargaretsoffice@,scali.co.uk or Tel: 826505 If you would like to talk to a priest or book a Christening or Wedding please contact Rev Vicky Fleming on 827021 between 6 and 7pm any evening except Fridays or Sundays Members of the team: Priest in Charge Asst. Priest Curate Lay Minister 6 Rev. Vicky Fleming Rev. George Fleming Rev. Helen Baber (The Vicarage, South Marston) Mr Dan Read http://southmarston.org.uk 827021 827021 821412 763016
  • 7. Swindon Supermarine Fixtures November 2013 • • • • • • Saturday 2nd - Yate Town, 3:00pm (H) Wednesday 6th - Shortwood United, 7:45pm (H) Wednesday 13th - Cirencester Town, 7:45pm (H) Saturday 16th - Cinderford Town, 3:00pm (H) Saturday 23rd - Bridgwater Town, 3:00pm (A) Saturday 30th - North Leigh, 3:00pm (A) The Webbs Wood Stadium, Supermarine Road, South Marston, Swindon, SN3 4SY W: swindonsupermarinefc.com E: supermarinefc@aol.com T: 01793 828778 towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 7
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  • 9. The F & E Harris Memorial Trust Annual Outing This year’s outing is on Friday, 29th November to ‘A Victorian Festival of Christmas’ held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for senior citizens resident in South Marston. You will also have free entry to the historic attractions in the dockyard (for example, the Mary Rose Museum). The coach will leave near the school at 9.00am. Arrival back at South Marston will be approximately 6.00pm The closing date for reservations is 7th November 21013 Please do not miss this date To reserve your place, please contact Mary Cooper on 823530 Christmas Hampers The F & E Harris Memorial Trust invites South Marston Village residents who have reached the age of 60 years for ladies and 65 years of age for gentlemen by the 25th December 2013 to register with the Trust to receive a Christmas Hamper if they do not currently receive one. Christmas Hampers to be collected on Thursday 5th December 2013 from Westwinds between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Contact Mary Cooper (823530) or Terry Sansum (823684) for registration or queries Christmas Hampers - new qualification criteria From 1st April 2016, the following changes will apply: To qualify for a Christmas Hamper the recipient is required to have been in permanent residency in South Marston for a period of 3 years prior to submission of registration. All new applicants must be 65 years of age on 24th December 2016 to be eligible to register. All new and existing applicants must be 66 years of age or over on the 1st January 2019 to be eligible to register. towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 9
  • 10. South Marston Parish Council Update October 2013 Detailed below are some of the ac,vi,es in which the Parish Council par,cipated during the month. For more details, please visit www.southmarston.org.uk and click on the ‘Parish Council’ area or contact the Parish Clerk on 07804 225571 or clerksmpc@southmarston.org.uk Solar farm at Sevor Farm, Nigh ngale Lane, South Marston - Road Works The road works have now started to lay the cabling for the new solar farm. Updates will be posted on the South Marston website. RCD Contractors Limited direct contact for queries or concerns is: Alan Worrall (07815 144069) Car Park & Cage Area Agreeing the repairs required to the car par and cage area next to South Marston CofE Primary School with the South Marston Recrea2on Associa2on and School Governors 20mph zone for the village Renewable energy project for the village Induc on Pack (for new Parish Councillors) & Welcome Pack (for new residents) • • • • • Next Meeting - 19th November 2013 Members of the public are welcome to a&end Parish Council mee,ngs which are held at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” sec,on at the start of the mee,ng where you are invited to ask ques,ons or discuss an agenda item. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at the start of the mee,ng of any items that you wish to raise or discuss. All agendas are published on the village website and on the village no,ce boards, prior to the mee,ngs. Parish Councillor Vacancies South Marston Parish Council currently has two vacancies If you would like to know more about becoming a Parish Councillor and would be interested in joining the team, please contact the Parish Clerk via email: clerksmpc@southmarston.org.uk or call 07804 225571for more information 10 http://southmarston.org.uk
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  • 12. November 2013 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 8 9 10 Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall Forrest Yoga 7-8.30pm Village Hall Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall Meeting Point 10:00-12:30 Village Hall Saturday Scene Village Hall 4pm - 5.15pm 15 16 17 22 23 24 30 1 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Friendly Club 14:00-16:00 Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall Craft Company Dryden House 2.00pm SMRA Meeting 19:30 -21:30 Forrest Yoga 7-8.30pm Village Hall 18 19 20 Tower & Tap Contributions Cut Off Date Tower & Tap Advertising Cut Off Date Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall Forrest Yoga 7-8.30pm Village Hall Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste 25 26 27 29 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Ladies Latte 10:00am Mercure Hotel Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall Forrest Yoga 7-8.30pm Village Hall 12 21 28 Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 13. December 2013 Mon 2 Tues 3 Wed 4 Thurs 5 Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall Fri 6 Sat Sun 7 8 14 15 Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 9 10 11 12 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Friendly Club Christmas Lunch From 12 noon Mercure Hotel Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall 16 17 18 Tower & Tap Contributions Cut Off Date Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers Quiz Night at 9:00-11:00 Carriers Arms Village Hall 13 Meeting Point 10:00-12:30 Village Hall SMRA Meeting 19:30 -21:30 19 Tower & Tap Advertising Cut Off Date 20 21 22 28 29 Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 23 24 30 25 26 27 31 towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 13
  • 14. The Friendly Club R_]_nt Ev_nts Holiday: The Friendly Club holiday at the Thoresby Hall Hotel was an outstanding success. The accommoda,on and facili,es were praised by all those on the holiday. Our ou,ngs to Chatsworth House, Sherwood Forest and a boat trip on the River Trent were not troubled by the weather. It all worked out very well. Sincere thanks to Sheila Jinks for a well organised holiday! Tuesday 8th October – In the Village Hall: A talk was to be given by Val Threlfall on the Secrets of the Honeymoon Suitcase. Unfortunately she was not able to a&end. However, Lynda Warren was able to talk to us at short no,ce. She gave a talk on ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’ which was about Victorian England in the ,me of Charles Dickens, his life, ,mes and his books. Futur_ Ev_nts Tuesday 12th November - In the Village Hall at 2.00pm: A talk will be given by Paul Lewis on Pam Ayres Christmas Markets: Members resident in South Marston have the opportunity to register to go on the ou,ng to the Victorian Fes val of Christmas in Portsmouth on Friday 29th November. The closing date for reserva,ons is 7th November, as indicated in the October Tower & Tap and posted on the village no,ce boards. For members and non-members, we will have an ou,ng to Salisbury Christmas Market on Tuesday, 3rd December. Departure from South Marston at 9.30pm and back by 5.00pm. Contact Josie for reserva,ons and further details on 828080. Wednesday, 4th December: Members have been invited to a&end the Highworth Warneford School Christmas Concert. Time 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Advise Brian by 19th November on 826243 if you wish to a&end the concert and have not put your name on the list. Tuesday, 10th December: We will be holding our Christmas Lunch at the South Marston Mercure Hotel at 12 noon. We will be entertained by Rev. George Fleming who will be telling us many funny stories. Tuesday, 17th December: We have been invited to a&end an entertainment aPernoon as South Marston School. The date is provisional at present - confirma,on of the details when known. Ev_nts in 2014: Th_[tr_ Trips Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 - Tonight’s the Night - The Rod Stewart Musical at Bristol Saturday, 4th October 2014 - Riverdance at Bristol Call Josie on 828080 for details of costs and ,mes Early reserva,on is required to obtain good sea,ng posi,ons 14 http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 15. The Highworth United Charities RELIEF OF NEED FUND Supporting South Marston residents The Relief of Need Fund currently has a limited amount of money available to assist residents who are in genuine need. Application forms are available from Highworth Council Offices or the Lions’ Shop in Newburgh Place. Please note that documentary proof of need will be required before applications can be considered. Do you need assistance? EDUCATIONAL FUND Do you want to learn but can’t afford the fees? Supporting Young People living in South Marston The Educational Fund currently has a limited amount of money available to assist with the education or training of young people. Application forms are available from Highworth Council Offices or the Lions’ Charity Shop in Newburgh Place, Highworth. SMRA South Marston Recreation Association OCTOBER 100 CLUB WINNERS £10 £10 £10 £10 Margaret Turner Lisa Hayne Mar,n Taylor Mary Case (no (no (no (no 69) 118) 91) 83) towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 15
  • 16. What’s happening at South Marston Hotel & Spa…. New Senior Ci,zens Menu has been launched with a lovely choice of autumn and winter warmers to tempt you to join us on Thursdays each week. Lunch is served from 12.00 - 2.00pm and is only £4.95 per person. Pre booking is required by calling 01793 833700 and press op,on 4 New Lounge Menu Launch Our Autumn lounge menu is being launched in November offering some real winter warmer dishes at very reasonable prices. Do come along and try the new menu. Food served every day all day from 10.00am – 9.00pm. Sunday Carvery The Sunday Carvery is geUng popular now with some really posi,ve reviews on the food quality and service so why not give mum a break and bring the family along for a treat in the relaxing surroundings. Carvery is priced from £7.95 per person. We advise you reserve a table by calling 01793 833700 and press op,on 4 to reserve your table. Carvery is served from 12.30pm-4.00pm every Sunday. Free Entertainment st Friday 1 November we will be hos,ng a disco in the lounge area and everyone is invited to come along, starts at 8.00pm-midnight. Entry is free Children In Need Fund Raising Night th On Friday 15 November the hotel is going to raise funds for the Children in Need Appeal. We are hos,ng a disco in the lounge from 8.00pm-midnight and it is open to everyone and is free of charge. We will be doing a raffle on the night and there will be collec,on buckets on the bar. We want to raise as much money as possible and if successful we will make it an annual event but we need your support so come and join us on the night. ~~~~~~~ I am currently looking for a cleaner for our public areas and leisure club - please send an up to date CV to leisure@southmarstonhotel.com, as well as experienced bar and wai,ng staff for the Christmas Party Season - anyone interested please contact Kerry Durnford at ops@southmarstonhotel.com sending an up to date CV also. Hours to suit and a great place to work. The Mercure South Marston Hotel and Spa, Old Vicarage Lane, South Marston, SN3 4SH www.southmarstonhotel.com 16 http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 17. South Marston Parent Teacher Association Do you have any unwanted textile items in cupboards and drawers? The South Marston Parent Teacher Associa,on (SMPTA) is fundraising for the South Marston CofE school through Bags2School Bag2School collects good quality second hand adults' and children's clothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, soF toys, shoes, belts and handbags All items collected are for RE-USE In the past we have raised hundreds of £s through Bags2School which, combined with our other fundraising, has supported the school with improving outdoor space and equipment and much more. You can fill any bag you have or official Bags2school bags can be collected from the school or via Clare Williams. When filled, please leave at the school inside the school gate on 11 November before 9am We thank you in advance for your support! towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 17
  • 18. Support your vill[g_ pu! Come and enjoy some good home-cooked food We are open lunch,mes and serve food (12 - 2pm) from 6pm - 9pm in the evenings Future events Saturday 16th November - Singer NIK PAUL Friday 29th November - Karaoke Saturday 14th December - HOT FLEX Festive Celebrations (Bookings only) Christmas Fayre Menu (from 1st to 23rd December) 3 courses - £15.95 per person 2 courses - £12.95 per person Christmas Day Menu 3 courses - £37.95 per person, £14.95 per child (up to 12yrs) and under 3yrs free The Carriers Arms would like to join a darts league and are looking for male and female players Ladies darts team - matches would be Wednesday nights Mens darts team - matches would be on Sunday evenings If interested please contact either Amanda or Didier on 01793 822051 Highworth Ro[^, South M[rston, Wiltshir_ SN3 4SE T_l: 01793 822051 18 http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 19. SOUTH MARSTON VILLAGE HALL HIRE CHARGES All enquiries and to make a booking please contact Rachel Case http://southmarston.org.uk/village-hall-bookings/ or email: smra@sky.com tel: 01793 832719 / 07545 923021 Refundable deposit also applies for all one off bookings Please see website for further details. Terms and Conditions apply. REGULAR HIRE COST Local Village Organisation £5.00 per hour Non-Local Organisation £8.00 per hour Parish Council £8.50 per hour ONE-OFF BOOKINGS e.g. Childrens Party, Family Party, Christenings etc Morning Session Afternoon Session Evening Session 08:30 – 13:30 13:30 – 18:30 18:30 – 23:30 COST Village Resident £20.00 £25.00 £30.00 Non-Resident £25.00 £30.00 £35.00 Send your contribu,ons for our next issue to towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk by the 18th November 2013 towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 19
  • 20. HOME TUTORING Fully qualified primary teacher offering home tutoring at competitive prices Maths from KS1 to GCSE (£25 - £30 / hour) Literacy KS1 and KS2 (£25 / hour) Full CRB certificate Kirsty Feline BSc (Mathematics) PGCE Tel: 07855 099086 kirstyfeline@hotmail.com 20 http://southmarston.org.uk
  • 21. Tower & Tap Advertising Rates 2013 The South Marston Tower & Tap is a popular publica,on, published monthly with a double issue in Dec/Jan and Jul/Aug. It is distributed by hand to 375 homes in South Marston with a poten,al readership in excess of 700. It is also published on our website increasing its reach beyond householders. Please send all advertisements to towerandtapadvertising@southmarston.org.uk By 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 a one off ad £35.00 full page £20.00 half page £10.00 quarter page For one year (10 issues) £82.50 full page £49.50 half page £27.50 quarter page For one year (10 Issues) £100.00 full page £65.00 half page £35.00 quarter page All prices exclude VAT (where applicable) and are valid for 30 days from issue of this schedule Invoices will be issued electronically and are payable prior to publication Note: the dimensions above are based on B5 size pages. (164mmx 235mm) Your advertisement should be sent to towerandtapadvertising@southmarston.org.uk in an electronic format ie .jpeg or .png or .pdf Please send any logos or picture files in a separate file. Failure to send your files by 12th of the Month will delay publication towerandtap@southmarston.org.uk 21
  • 22. Useful Contacts Parish Council Chair Stuart Young T 828775 Parish Council Vice Chair Sylvia Brown T 823535 Clerk to the Parish Council Amanda Burchell T 07804 225571 SMRA Chair Angie Newton T 832034 SMRA Secretary Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624 Village Hall Bookings Rachel Case T 832719 Football Field Bookings Chris Maull T 824505 Tots & Toddlers Ryan Turner T 07568 065924 Youth Club Julie & Steve T 07923 441296 Gardening Club Mike New T 827807 Friendly Club Brian McGlone T 826243 Spitfires Football Club Bev Maull T 824505 South Marston School Luke Madison T 823379 Pre–School Pre-School Staff T 07847 590601 Saplings Children’s Centre (All Sorts) T 829996 Ward Councillors Russell Holland T 07999 566623 John Haines T 07901 534640 Colin Lovell T 321634 Member of Parliament Justin Tomlinson T 522123 Priest in Charge Vicky Fleming T 827021 Church Wardens Richard Sansum T 831473 Tina Hiscocks T 832884 Website Donald Jones T 823035 Tower and Tap Amanda Burchell T 07804 225571 22 http://southmarston.org.uk
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