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South Marston tower & tap july & august 2014

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  3. 3. 3 Dear Friends, It’ anniversaries as the years mount up. This year we commemorate a hundred years since the outbreak of World War One. It was to be the war to end all wars but as we know from our daily news it was not. Thousands of lives were lost as young men fought valiantly for their country. Today, war is very different and even more brutal. Innocent people are used as shields, raped and tortured and millions of people are made homeless refugees. The so called advances of the human race towards ‘ ’, democracy, and equality just do not reach the human heart. I enjoy watching—people with great skill thrilling and entertaining millions. The Football World Cup tournament, a major player this year, brings its usual passion with roller the monthly wages of the average Brazilian and the cost of on a scale we can’t even imagine. I ask, ‘Has the human race ’ by fear— from these things, society seems to take an express route to more of the same, only more and more brutal. This is what happens when we try to ignore God; our God is not irrelevant, nor is he ignoring us—he suffered brutality, being a refugee and everything we experience. God understands and loves us so much he gave us a way to freedom and peace through Jesus Christ his son. Isn’ love? Vicky Fleming Priest in Charge
  4. 4. 4 Church News ‘ ’ ’s house (Dryden House) 2pm Wednesday 9th July and 13th August. More details from Mary Cooper. From the Registers: Weddings 14th June 21st June 28th June Luke Roach and Joanne Gregory 7th June Saturday Scene will be meeting on 12th July but will not meet in August . We will meet again 13th September. Have a good holiday! For more information contact Donald Page on 825693 Weddings and Baptisms Church you need to contact Rev. Vicky Fleming as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. for this year.
  5. 5. 5 Once again…. grass and Richard Sansum and William Hiscocks for working hard in the -biodegradable things in the bin provided and compost the rest in the designated area. ornaments other than the agreed memorial stones are not allowed. Our churchyard has to be kept within these guidelines, please help us to maintain its peace and beauty - thank you! The Meeting Point Coffee morning with table top sales (Please book a table early: £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside and free to village organisations ) 12th July and 19th August from 10.00 –12.30 In the Village Hall Come and meet your friends, chat and enjoy catching up on the latest news. Refreshments provided by South Marston Church We look forward to seeing you
  6. 6. 6 6th July 10.00am St Margaret’s Team Service 13th July 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion 20th July 11.00am Grange Drive Comm. Centre Churches Together 27th July 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 3rd August 11.00am South Marston Family Service 10th August 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion 17th August 11.00am Coleview Team Service 24th August 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 31st August 9.30am South Marston Morning Worship Church Services for South Marston Team Ministry. The office is located at St. Margaret’ Margaret. It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am to 12 noon. 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 Rev. Vicky Fleming 827021 Assistant Priest Rev. George Fleming 827021 Curate Rev. Helen Baber 821412 (The Vicarage, South Marston) Lay Minister Mr Dan Read 763016
  7. 7. 7 The F & E Harris Memorial Trust New Community Transport Scheme The Trust will be funding a community door-to-door transport scheme. It is designed to help people aged 55 and over who live in South Marston to get out and about and who do not have to users. The scheme is run by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) based in Liden on behalf of the Trust. Those who require the use of the scheme need to register their details with RVS before booking a The contact telephone number to register personal details for the scheme is 01793 465552. The Trust is looking for volunteer drivers to work with the volunteer drivers employed by RVS. Contact Brian McGlone (01793 826243) if you are interested in volunteering or contact RVS directly. 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. Highworth Council Offices or the Lions’ Shop in Newburgh Place. Please note considered. EDUCATIONAL FUND Supporting Young People living in South Marston The Trustees currently have a limited amount of money available to assist Offices or the Lions’ Charity Shop in Newburgh Place, Highworth. Early application is advised.
  8. 8. 8 There are no laws against having a bonfire, but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause: You can’t ’s health - this Contact your local council to find out how to dispose of garden waste and about recycling in your area. Danger to traffic by smoke You could be fined if you light a fire and you allow the smoke to Complain about a neighbour’s bonfire Your council can issue an ‘ ’ if a neighbour’s bonfire is causing a nuisance. A bonfire must happen frequently to be considered a nuisance. Your neighbour can be fined up to £5,000 if they don’ Bonfire Tips  Keep your bonfire to a manageable size  Burn only dry material - dry materials burn quickly and produce less smoke      Douse the fire once material is consumed to avoid smouldering  Avoid burning when your neighbours have washing out  Avoid burning when the wind will carry smoke over roads or into neighbours’ gardens - ideally you want the smoke to disperse upwards, quickly  -  centre And finally – when people want to enjoy their gardens! Garden Bonfires - The Rules
  9. 9. 9 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. July: 11th and 25th August: 8th and 22nd September: 5th and 19th 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
  10. 10. 10 The Friendly Club Recent Events Tuesday, 10th June 2014 Tuesday, 17th June 2014 Future Events Tuesday, 8th July A talk will be given by Norman Jeffries on the topic ‘ own’ Tuesday, 15th July 2014 - Tuesday, 12th August 2014 Social Gathering - Tuesday, 19th August 2014 - Mystery Tour Tuesday, 9th September 2014 Tuesday, 16th September 2014 A trip to the Watercress Line Steam Train & Basingstoke Canal Cruise Monday, 29th September 2014 5 day holiday to Warners Holme Lacy Hotel in Hereford. Tuesday, 14th October 2014 A talk by Richard Deacon on the History of Deacons the Jewellers Tuesday, 21st October 2014 Harvest Lunch at Blunsdon House Tuesday, 11 November 2014 A talk by the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Tuesday, 9th December 2014 Christmas Lunch at the South Marston Hotel Non-members are always welcome on our trips - please contact: Josie (01793 828080) or Sheila (0 1793828545)
  11. 11. 11 SMRA South Marston Recreation Association playground equipment in South Marston, please report it to: Angela Newton - 832034 or speak to Mary Case or Jenny McEwen Refreshments are always very welcome at our Summer Fete and are made especially nice with home-made cakes. Thank you so much to all of those people who made cakes last year, and helped SMRA to a healthy profit to support upkeep of the playing field. on Saturday 19th July. Anything that might accompany a cup of tea or coffee, or a glass of squash will be gratefully received. Please contact Jenny McEwen on 825312 if you are able to make your offerings to Church Farm House on either Friday 18th July or to the playing field changing rooms on Saturday 19th July. Thanks again Summer Fete Refreshment Stall
  12. 12. 12 July 2014 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Recycling Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall 2.00 Friendly Club, Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers 9:00-11:00 Village Hall 2.00 Craft Company SMRA Meeting 19.30-21.30 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library 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 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Friendly Club Outing to Swanage Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall Craft Company Dryden House 2.00pm Tots ‘n’ Toddlers 9:00-11:00 Village Hall Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Recycling Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers 9:00-11:00 Village Hall Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library 28 29 30 31 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms
  13. 13. 13 August 2014 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Recycling 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library Meeting Point 10:00-12:30 Village Hall 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Friendly Club Social Gathering - Afternoon Tea 2.00 Craft Company SMRA Meeting 19.30-21.30 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Recycling 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Friendly Club Mystery Tour Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Bank Holiday Wheelie Bins Mixed Plastics Green Waste Recycling
  14. 14. 14 South Marston Parish Council June Report from Councillor Anne Featherstone Once described as “ ” the Bodleian book storage facility, situated at Key Point, is no ordinary warehouse. Constructed in less than 12 months and chosen from 80 possible sites, this computerized and climate controlled building holds books, maps, manuscripts, microfilms, periodicals and newspapers primarily from the 18th century onwards with some from the 1600s. Impressed? Furthermore, these are not the most precious or frequently used resources belonging to the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. The Bodleian Libraries are one of the oldest and most famous the 14th century. They also hold a copy of every new book growing at the rate of 1,000 books a day, around 150,000-170,000 new items per year. Completed in October 2010 this £26 million facility is capable of holding 8.4 million volumes football!) pitches with high density racking providing a shelf surface area equivalent to 16.5 pitches. The racking is 11.4m high in aisles 71m long. There are 31 of these aisles totaling 3,224 bays with 95,000 different shelf levels to accommodate the different heights of the books. There is 2,196 tons of steel and 4550m of safety rail. More than 25,000 nuts and bolts, over 1,000,000 rivets and over 18,000 floor fixings hold things together. The archived microfilm measures 1600 linear metres. 600 map cabinets hold over 1.2 million The site, which has room to expand, was chosen because of its easy links with Oxford. Items are gathered and transported in large batches along the A420 within hours of being requested. 1854 tonnes of top soil have been spread across the site with 730 tonnes added to the mound autumn and we are promised: 122,000 bulbs, 72 trees and 3535 shrubs. -Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton apologises for delays in the landscaping works. The Parish Council Environmental Working Group (Barry Thunder, Stephanie Blair, Anne Featherstone) is liaising with the university regarding the impressive gateway to the village.
  15. 15. 15 South Marston Parish Council Village Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” Tuesday, 15th July 2014 at 7.30pm  01793 686150 or by email at Gardening Club Recent Events On Monday, 12th May we enjoyed a talk by Ray Rummins on Wiltshire villages. He gave us an insight into some of the villages in our area with tales from long ago. He said his main aim was to Future Events Please remember to bring a plate, dish and Annual Flower and Produce Show Our show this year will be held on Saturday 16th August. Everyone from the village or Gardening Club is welcome to enter any of the categories. We know there are many keen gardeners in the village, so come along with your produce and show us what you have grown - help us to make the show a success! Schedules for the show will be available mid July from Mike on 827807 or to show this year.
  16. 16. 16 THE valuable community work carried out by volunteers, police officers and Police Community Support Officers across Wiltshire and Swindon has been recognised at the first The awards were set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson. Nominated by South Marston Parish Council, the Judging Panel felt that Juliet was a worthy winner of this award. Juliet Speed Watch, accompanying the team on many occasions, even those outside her normal working hours. -social behaviour. . She gives her support willingly to the Swindon Salamander Programme for Down’s Syndrome children. walk from Highworth of some five miles. Community Safety Partnership to arrange for their community bus to visit South scheme. Congratulations Juliet From South Marston Village! PCSO of the Year Award - Juliet Evans
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  18. 18. 18 Overgrown Hedges Tots ’n’ Toddlers Following the recent warm and wet weather, a large number of hedges in the village are now very overgrown. This not only causes problems for pedestrians (who end up having to leave the pavement to avoid them) but also for vehicles trying to pull out onto village roads. Their view of pedestrians and oncoming South Marston Parish Council would be very grateful if residents would check their hedges and cut them back if they are causing a nuisance or covering road signs. Tots ‘n’ Toddlers are a parent and toddler group that meet up every Wednesday morning during term time for a play session, craft table and coffee and a chat. In order to raise funds for some new equipment, the group would be grateful for any donations for raffle prizes (either for children or adults). Please contact Jodie Woolhouse on 07990 848433 Please come along and join in the fun! South Marston Village Hall from 9.00am to 11.00am Under 4 years - £1.50
  19. 19. 19 The Four Towers - Carolyn Page Its not every day you get taken for a grave robber; or get an Australian history lesson from a travelling priest. There again, bell ringing is one of those you set off on a tower tour not only is it a way of way. 'Can anyone ring a bell?' we were asked by a tourist at our first tower in Lechlade, where Kevin, learned to ring. The short answer is 'Yes.' The tenor (the heaviest bell at just over 668kg) very well once he'd got used to being by the balustrade of an open balcony overlooking the main aisle of the church. Not only is ringing a great way to meet people but the bells too - going on a tour and leaving have their unique foibles. On to Bibury church and the next round of six - a 464kg tenor here. The very light six (240kg tenor) at Barnsley, which Kevin dubbed "flighty", were difficult to moving on. This is where we were suspected of mischief in the graveyard - the caretaker had been taken ill and we hung about studying the gravestones and peering into back gardens for asked us what we were doing. We then had the tale of the caretaker's ailments (poor lady) The priestly encounter came at Ampney Crucis (354kg tenor) where the bells are arranged around the font; an Australian vicar and his wife were holidaying in the area and happened to come in as we were mid Plain Bob Doubles (yes, weird bell ringing technospeak!). He gave and back. On leaving he gave us a blessing. We saw him again in The Crown where we had Ringers on this tour were: South Marston on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday See South Marston Bell Ringers on Facebook
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  21. 21. 21 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 double issue in Dec/Jan and Jul/Aug. It is distributed by hand to 375 homes in South increasing its reach beyond householders. Note: the dimensions above are based on B5 size pages. (164mmx 235mm) Your advertisement should be sent to 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 Please send all advertisements to 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 one year (10 issues) £82.50 full page £49.50 half page £27.50 quarter page For a one off ad £35.00 full page £20.00 half page £10.00 quarter page For one year (10 Issues) £100.00 full page £65.00 half page £35.00 quarter page Tower & Tap Advertising Rates 2014
  22. 22. 22 Parish Council Chair Stuart Young T 828775 Parish Council Vice Chair Sylvia Brown T 823535 Clerk to the Parish Council Amanda Burchell T 01793 686150 SMRA Chair Angie Newton T 832034 SMRA Secretary Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624 Village Hall Bookings Rachel Case T 627975 Football Field Bookings Chris Maull T 824505 Tots & Toddlers Jodie Woolhouse T 07990 848433 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 01793 686150 Useful Contacts
  23. 23. 23 All enquiries and to make a booking please contact Rachel Case or email: tel: 01793 627975 / 07545 923021 Refundable deposit also applies for all one off bookings Please see website for further details. Terms and Conditions apply. Local Village Organisation £5.00 per hour Non-Local Organisation £8.00 per hour Parish Council £8.50 per hour REGULAR HIRE COST ONE-OFF BOOKINGS e.g. Children's Party, Family Party, Christenings etc COST Village Resident Non-Resident Morning Session 08:30 – 13:30 £20.00 £25.00 Afternoon Session 13:30 – 18:30 £25.00 £30.00 Evening Session 18:30 – 23:30 £30.00 £35.00 by Friday, 22nd August 2014
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