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  • 1. May 2014 SOUTH MARSTON’S COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER INSIDE… Meeting Point Date… Gardening Club… South Marston Parish Council contact details… Results of the Sevor Farm Logo Competition… Volunteer Assistant Lock Keeper vacancies… Tower and Tap Editor Vacancy—see back page!
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  • 3. 3 Dear Friends, I hope that you all had a blessed and joyful Easter break; it was so wonderful to share our Easter services with so many of you. grips with life in South Marston and Swindon. Two of the things I seem to get into expressions of supporters to know if they have won or lost, but I'm not sure I'll ever understand the off-side rule!! Now gardening...there are allotments everywhere and when I'm cycling around you fruit and vegetables that neighbours and friends so kindly give me. I'm not a gardener, but I'm tempted to give it a go. It must be so wonderful to start with soil and seeds and months later be able to sit and eat the rewards of your own hard work. now and exactly as we want it and without disappointment. Gardening appears to me may not grow or deliver as expected. So many factors affect the growing process, like the taste or size etc may not be what they had expected. But I have know doubt that God will be pleased with the results of his harvest. Enjoy May as we prepare for summer Helen Baber
  • 4. 4 Church News 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. May: 2nd, 16th and 30th June: 13th and 27th July: 11th and 25th ‘Craft Company’ we are meeting at Dryden House at 2pm Wednesday, 14th May, More details from Mary Cooper. Saturday Scene meets on 10th May in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm. An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food. Contact Donald Page on 825693 The Annual Meeting. Tina Hiscocks and Richard Sansum were elected as Church Wardens once more. William Hiscocks is Treasurer and Diane Gambles is PCC Secretary. Donald Page was also elected as a PCC member and Mary Crichton as our Deanery Synod Representative. We want to thank you for your support and help.
  • 5. 5 The Meeting Point Coffee morning with table top sales Please book a table £2.50 for people who live in the village £5 for those outside and free to village organisations 10th May from 10am –12.30pm In the Village Hall Refreshments provided by South Marston Church Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven’t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other. Something for every age group! We look forward to seeing you
  • 6. 6 4th May 11.00am South Marston Family Service 11th May 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion 18th May 10.00am Stanton Fitzwarren Team Service 25th May 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 1st June 11.00am South Marston Family Service 8th June 9.30am South Marston Holy Communion 15th June 10.00am St Margaret’s Team Service 22nd June 8.00am South Marston Holy Communion 29th June 10.00am St Margaret’s Team Service 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 Gardening Club Recent Events On Monday 7th April, Bruce Porter came and talked on ‘Growing Vegetables’. He gave us an insight into how and what types of vegetables to grow for the show, and how to ensure all the - something to think about for our show in August. Future Events ‘Wiltshire Villages’ Dates for your Diary Saturday 16th August Annual Flower and Produce Show Monday 1st September Peter and Di Boor on 'Fuchsias' Monday 6th October Iris Smith on 'Victorian Christmas' Monday 1st December For further information contact Mike on 827807 or Arthur on 832663 Thanks to you all…. Hospital and the people of South Marston village? The care and professionalism of every staff member who treated me during a very scary 36 hours was outstanding and they also helped ease my fears as well by explaining everything in a way that made what was happening a lot less frightening then it could have been. I work for Royal Mail and for the last 12 years have delivered the mail to South Marston village. The support the people in the village have shown me during the last four months I’ve been off many people have gone out of their way to get in contact with me. I would just like to say thank you to both the staff at the hospital and the people of South Marston, especially Mrs Robina Taylor, for everything they have done for me. Paul Burke Postman, South Marston Village
  • 8. 8 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 charge to users. The scheme will be run by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) based in Liden on behalf of the Trust. Those who require the use of the scheme will need to register their details with RVS before 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.
  • 9. 9 Sevor Farm Solar Logo Winner! design the logo for the new Sevor Farm Solar site. At the unveiling on the 25th April at the Mercure Hotel, all of Class Three, together with Headteacher Luke Madison, Chair of Governors Dianne Gamlin, Liza from Honda and Barry Thunder of South Marston Parish Council joined the Directors of Eneco to present the prize to the Sevor Farm Logo winner. The top prize was an iPad, plus 4 runner-up prizes. Every child received a goody-bag from Eneco and Honda, plus a special mug and a red top. The winner of the iPad was Phobe Young Runner-up prizes went to Amelia Pirt, Lily Young, Jamie Blanchard and Toby Shepard
  • 10. 10 South Marston Parish Council Update Tuesday, 20th May at 7.00pm Tuesday, 20th May at 7.30pm Tuesday, 3rd June at 7.30pm which are held in the Village Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” agenda item. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at All agendas are published on the village website and on the village Contact South Marston Parish Council:  01793 686150 or by email at
  • 11. 11 For the last three years volunteers have been 45 locks along its length between Lechlade and Teddington. Now, ahead of our fourth season, we invite you to apply to become a Volunteer Assistant Lock Keeper at a lock near you. a week between May and the end of September. Volunteers can agree their hours with lock keepers but need to be available at least from 11 to 5. along the river between Reading and Lechlade. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and to find out more about the Thames, its history, wildlife and management. At the same Our Volunteer Assistant Lock Keepers work alongside paid lock keepers. They help boats river. Visitors really appreciate the local knowledge that volunteers can provide. All applicants are invited to an assessment at a local lock. Here they will have the role assessed to decide which site may be most appropriate for them and to ensure that they On the lock side the volunteers follow a documented training programme before being signed off to take charge of the lock on their own. This will only be for short periods, while the paid keeper is at lunch for example. The volunteers are there to augment the service provided by paid staff rather than to replace them. Volunteers are provided with some uniform and can claim mileage for travel to and from a If you would like to find out more about volunteering on the Thames and to receive an 828360 or email Volunteer Assistant Lock Keepers
  • 12. 12 May 2014 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 BANK HOLIDAY 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 Meeting Point 10:00-12:30 Village Hall Saturday Scene Village Hall 4pm - 5.15pm 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 7.30pm Gardening Club Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Craft Company Dryden House 2.00pm Tots ‘n’ Toddlers 9:00-11:00 Village Hall SMRA Meeting 19.30-21.30 Quiz Night at Carriers Arms Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Annual Parish Meeting 19:00 Village Hall Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 BANK HOLIDAY Quiz Night at Carriers Arms 12.55 & 13.10 Mobile Library Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall
  • 13. 13 June 2014 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Parish Council AGM 19:30 Village Hall 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Tots ‘n’ Toddlers 9:00-11:00 Village Hall 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 4pm-5.15pm 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall Parish Council Meeting 19:30 Village Hall 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 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 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 Youth Club (8-11) 18:30-20:00 Village Hall 30 Youth Club (12-18) 18:30-20:30 Village Hall
  • 14. 14 The Friendly Club SMRA South Marston Recreation Association April £10 Dot Bird ( 98) £10 Lisa Haine (118) £10 Peter Withers ( 41) £10 Sheila Jinks ( 60) Recent Events Tuesday, 8th April 2014 - in the Village Hall Future Events Tuesday, 13th May - in the Village Hall at 2.00pm 100 CLUB WINNERS We were entertained by Geoff Roffe and John Williams who presented a programme on the life of Tommy Cooper, together with card tricks during our tea break. A talk will be given by Peter Owen on the topic ‘Did you laugh at school’. playground equipment in South Marston, please report it to: Angela Newton - 832034 or speak to Mary Case or Jenny McEwen
  • 15. 15 The Friendly Club Holiday 2014 Warners Holme Lacy Hotel, Hereford 5 Days 29th September 2014 Monday to Friday A Georgian manor house set in 20 acres of parkland with evening entertainment Travel with Barnes Coaches to Hereford, on the way stopping at the historic town of Ledbury for lunch before arriving at the hotel. The first day trip will be a tour through the Welsh countryside to the scenic Elan Valley Dams following the Black and White Trail of medieval villages on the return to the hotel. The second day trip will allow you to spend the morning at Hereford City dominated by towards Leominster and visit the magnificent medieval Hampton Court Castle to include a 45 minute guided tour of the Castle and discover the glorious gardens and 1,000 yew the return journey home we will visit Symonds Yat on the River Wye for a river cruise and lunch before returning to Swindon. Cost for dinner, bed and breakfast for 4 nights - £350 per person (price based on 30 people) Those interested contact Sheila on 828545 with a deposit of £30 per person
  • 16. 16 Letters…... What's Going On With Our Parish Council? understand the way South Marston Parish Council (SMPC) works. My If, like me, you would like a greater understanding of how SMPC carries out business, below is some of what I have come to understand so far. The Standing Orders are reviewed annually whilst the Code of Conduct was revised significantly in 2012 to Parish Council AGM (see below). More than half of the parish councillors are members of the Village Expansion Group and non-members are copied into correspondence. Working party reports -groups. Lead members are assigned to key issues which exist for the village. outside bodies, eg Swindon Borough Council. This includes a record of land and premises owned and by law must be published on the Swindon Borough Council website. At the items. There have been vacancies on SMPC for many months so I am not surprised to discover that there My seat in the Goodenough company? Much more entertaining was the music of John Denver, presented by Chris Bannister at the Country Club on 11th April. What a great night! Thank you to Rachel Case and Co for organising this event and persuading him to come back in September. Another lovely sound is that of the cuckoo calling to announce its return for the summer. Their recent
  • 17. 17 … not since school? Already playing but want a new challenge? Want to get fit as part of a friendly team? Moredon netball club would love to welcome new club has been going for over 50 years, with three teams in the Swindon league. This league has five divisions, and dozens of clubs come together at the central Dorcan venue every Saturday. All our teams are did really well this season - the A and B teams C team finished 4th place in Division 3. Our ladies are varied in age and ability but we have one thing in common - we all love netball! Contact Jenny Carter on 01793 724044 for more details - we would love to hear from you! How long is it since you played netball…... Green Waste Update More than 8,000 households have signed up for the new Green Waste Service. The new service costs or email enterprise-works Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, where it goes on to be composted. The extended summer opening on the website which means they can check on queues before village– many thanks!
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  • 19. 19 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, 16th May 2014
  • 20. 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 DIY Livery Available
  • 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 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 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 01793 686150 Useful Contacts
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