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Tower and tap dec 2012

  1. 1. December 2012 - January 2013 South Marston Youth ClubTOWER & wins TAP Chairmans cup South Marstons monthly newsletterOrganisers Julie Hatherall and Sammy Hiscocks, centre, show off theaward with kids from the South Marston Youth Club see page 18 INSIDE Tower&TapA VILLAGE youth club hit with closure fears inthe summer has been named as the most Church News ...3-6successful club in Wiltshire this year. Bell Ringers wanted...13The South Marston Youth Club, which is held 100 Club Winners...15every other Monday and Friday, for childrenaged eight to 11 and 12 to 16, has won the Christmas puzzle...16Youth Action Wiltshire Chairman’s Cup 2012. continued on page 18
  2. 2. DECEMBER 2012 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 9Youth Club Tots ‘n’ SME Group Wheelie Bins Christmas(12-18) Toddlers 19.30-21:00 Mixed Plastics Meeting Point18:30-20:30 9.00-11.00 Venue tbc Green Waste 10:00-12.30Village Hall Village Hall Village Hall Saturday Scene 16:00-17:15 Village Hall10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Friendly Club Tots ‘n’ Quiz Night at Youth Club 14:00-16:00 Toddlers Carriers (8-11) Village Hall 9.00-11.00 Arms 18:30-20:00 Village Hall Village Hall SMRA Meeting 19:30 -21:3017 18 19 20 21 22 23Youth Club Parish Tots ‘n’ Wheelie Bins(12-18) Council Toddlers Mixed Plastics18:30-20:30 Meeting 9.00-11.00 Green WasteVillage Hall 19.30 Village Hall24 25 26 27 28 29 30Christmas ChristmasEve Day2 http://southmarston.org.uk
  3. 3. Dear FriendsI have been searching out Christmas presents to give and thebright and sparkly things in the shop bring all kinds of thoughts tomy head. The recession takes its toll and the decision to give andwhat to give can cause concern. And yet there is no doubt that ifwe keep in mind the reason for the season then our hearts arewarmed by the thought of giving something to our loved ones.Theres an old saying which says: The secret of living is not in the keeping but in the giving For only what we give away, enriches us from day to day, and only when we learn to love will man find peace with God aboveThe amazing events at Bethlehem on that first Christmas continueto remind us of the truths which are important for our lives and wellbeing. God loves the world enough to give but do we love enoughto give?There is a danger of restricting giving to family and friends and tobe caught up in materialism and the commercialism of Christmasthat ultimately leads to self-centredness. Its so easy to forget thosewho will be cold, homeless, hungry, refugees or living in war tornplaces this Christmastide.We are fortunate in this country, that perhaps we should thank Godfor his generosity to us by giving to others in need through aidorganisations or to his church so that we can continue toexperience the care the church gives in all the changing scenes oflife.George and I wish you every blessing for Christmas and the NewYear.Rev. Vicky FlemmingPriest in Charge3 http://southmarston.org.uk
  4. 4. Christmas at South Marston Church22nd 5pm Carols and Village Nativity on the GlebeCome dress as angels,shepherds,kings,or any of the characters forthe nativity story23rd Nine Lessons and Carols with mince pies and mulled wine Christmas Eve4pm Christingle Service raising funds for The Childrens Society11.30pm The First Communion of Christmas Christmas Day10am Family Communion at St. Margarets SwindonIf you would like to make a special donation towards the Church Fabric thisChristmas you will find an envelope enclosed which may be bought to anyChristmas Service or handed to Rev. Vicky Fleming, Donald Page The Meeting Point Coffee morning with table top sales (All the tables have been booked for December—you may book forJanuary—free Telephone Vicky Fleming 827021) Scouts post and stamps (25p) available Come and enjoy good company and refreshments. 8th December From 10am until 1pm with a visit from Father Christmas 12th January from 10am -12.30 In the Village HallSouth Marston Church serving the community4 http://southmarston.org.uk
  5. 5. Craft Company We will be meeting in Mary Coopers house on Wednesday 11th December in Dryden House, and 9th January at 12noon meeting at Blunsdon House for lunch. More details contact Vicky Fleming Saturday Scene for young families meets on 8th December for our Christmas Party and 12th January in the Village Hall 4pm to 5.15pm ns Contact Donald Page on 825693 a rgi B GIFTS s*Bargin Polite Notice-Parking on the Glebe When thinking of about Please do not park on the Glebe Christmas gifts dont grass as the ground is too wet.After forget that South so much care has been put into Marston Church Tea making it look good it would be sad towels are still on sale. to see it chewed up by tyres £3.50 or 2 for £6 and 4 for £10 Thank you - Rev.Vicky Flemming and the Church Wardens We are taking bookings for 2014 now...as we get very booked up to avoid disappointment please contact: Rev. Vicky Flemming for details as soon as possible 5 http://southmarston.org.uk
  6. 6. CHURCH SERVICES FOR SOUTH MARSTON All#services#at#South#Marston#unless#otherwise#stated# 2nd##December# 11.00am# Family#Service# 9th###December# ###9.30am# Holy#Communion# 16 th#December# ###9.30am# Morning#Worship# 23rd#December# ###8.00am# Holy#Communion# ###6.00pm# Lessons#&#Carols# 24th#December# ###4.00pm# Christingle# #11.30pm# Holy#Communion# 25th##December# ####8.00am# Holy#Communion# ##10.00am# Family# #at#St.#Margaret’s# Communion# 30th##December# ##10.00am# Team#Service# at#St.Margaret’s# 6th####January#2013# ##11.00am# Family#Service# 13th#January# #####9.30am# Holy#Communion# 20th#January# ###11.00am# Team#Service# at#Coleview# 27th#January# #####8.00am# Holy#Communion# # SOUTH MARSTON ENTERPRISE GROUP We are a friendly social group that meet to talk about all things business related. Regular meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month, 7.30pm-9pm. We chat around business related topics and enjoy some nibbles and a drink. Anyone with an interest in business enterprise is welcome to come along and join in. Future topics include: a pub quiz, keeping up to date with social media and finding out about acupuncture. Contact Hazel Andrews by e-mail hazel@acuhome.co.uk or 017938275507 for further details.6 http://southmarston.org.uk
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  8. 8. Allotment Site UpdateSouth Marston Parish Council together with Stratton St MargaretParish are intending to work together to expand the South MarstonParish Council allotment site on Highworth Road. The plot of land,formally the home of the gliding club, is leased from Honda andapproximately 40% has remained unused for the past 25 years.Some 20 or more 10x10 plots could be feasilbe if the land can becleared. Sample excavations on the site have shown good qualitytop soil. However, the area is covered in thick bramble that inhibitsa detailed survey.This may involve excavation of founfations from the ex-gliding club.Excavation may uncover a water connection that could bereconnected, though at cost. This has potential for the future butreconnection would need deepere investigation as to costs.Strattan St Margaret Parish Council has their own ground workequipment and work force. All work to be funded by, and carriedout by Strattan St Margaret Parish Councils man power andequipment, at no cost to South Marston Parish Council.A date for clearance work has been suggested for the 10thDecember 2012 and is expeccted to last 2 days.Letters will be sent to all allotment tenants and householdersbordering the site informing them about the clearance work and theexpanded site.Parish Councillor VacancySouth Marston Parish Council currently has a vacancy on the ParishCouncil.If you would like to know more about becoming a Parish Councillor andwould be interested in joining the team, please contact the Parish Clerkon 01793 820529 or email: clerksmpc@aol.com.Please note that Parish Council meetings are held the third Tuesday ofthe month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.8 http://southmarston.org.uk
  9. 9. HGVs Driving Through the Village The Parish Council are aware that there are HGVs ignoring weight limit signs, driving through the village. We are trying to collect evidence to pass on to Wiltshire Police who may be able to find an appropriate solution to the problem. Pleasedont assume other people are reporting the problem. We need you tocontact us if you have any information that may be of use. Please passthis on to the Parish Clerk either via email(clerksmpc@aol.com) or bytelephoning 01793820529. Thank you Parish Council Meetings Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held on the third Thuesday ofthe month, at 7.30pm in the Village hall. There is an "Open 10 Minutes" section at the start of the meeting where you are invited to ask questions or discuss an agenda item. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at the start of the meeting of any items that you wish to raise or discuss. All agendas are published on the village website and on the vilalge notice boards, prior to the meetings. To be keep informed of all the latest Parish Council Meeting news, including the minutes of Parish Council meetings, please visit.southmarston.org.uk and visit the Parish Council section9 http://southmarston.org.uk
  10. 10. SOUTH MARSTON YOUTH CLUB For more details please contact Julie or Steve Hatherall, e-mail: hatherall24@yahoo.co.uk tel: 07923 441 296 Monday Youth Club is from 18:30 - 20:30 in the Village Hall Friday Youth Club is from 18:00 - 20.00 Fri$ 30$Nov$ $ Fri$ 22$Feb$ $ Fri$ 17$May$ Mon$ 03$Dec$ $ Mon$ 25$Feb$ $ Mon$ 20$May$ Fri$ 14$Dec$ $ Fri$ 08$Mar$ $ Mon$ 03$Jun$ Mon$ 17$Dec$ $ Mon$ 11$Mar$ $ Fri$ 14$Jun$ Fri$ 11$Jan$ $ Fri$ 22$Mar$ $ Mon$ 17$Jun$ Mon$ 14$Jan$ $ Mon$ 08$Apr$ $ Fri$ 28$Jun$ Fri$ 25$Jan$ $ Fri$ 19$Apr$ $ Mon$ 01$Jul$ Mon$ 28$Jan$ $ Mon$ 22$Apr$ $ Fri$ 12$Jul$ Fri$ 08$Feb$ $ Fri$ 03$May$ $ Mon$ 15$July$! ! Busy Bees Childminding HOME TUTORING !Ofstedregisteredchildminder, earlyyearsfoundationstageof Fully qualified learningfollowed primary teacher !Safeandcomfortableenvironment !Onetoonecareandlearning offering home tutoring opportunitiesforyourchildas at competitive prices. wellassocialinteractionwith otherchildren Maths from KS1 to GCSE !Ihaveaccesstogovernment (£25 - £30 / hour) fundedbabyandtoddlergroups !Competitiveprices Literacy KS1 and KS2 !Flexibleworkinghoursinclude (£25 / hour) earlymorning !Newcollegeandsurrounding Full CRB certificate areasof Swindon Kirsty Feline BSc For more information (Mathematics) PGCE please call: 01793 619146 !Tel:!07855!099086! or visit: kirstyfeline@hotmail.com ! www.busybeeschildminding.vpweb.co.uk 10 http://southmarston.org.uk
  11. 11. ! Good 0"14%years% Ofsted 2011 White Cottage Pre-school & Nursery% Flexible funded sessions 15 hrs (Alternately 20 hrs FREE 9am -1pm) !Breakfast%Club%&%Driving%drop%offs%% !After%school%club%&%Driving%Collections%% !Holiday%Club%(Swimming,%horse%riding........)% Free%Registration% www.whitecottagenursery.co.uk! ! info@whitecottagenursery.co.uk Even Swindon Community Centre Old Vicarage Lane Jenning Street South Marston Rodbourne Swindon Wiltshire SN2 3BG Wiltshire SN3 4SH 11 http://southmarston.org.uk
  12. 12. Allsorts at South Marston Primary School on Friday’‛s 9.00 – 10.00am (term time only) Children aged 0-under 5 years, enjoy various activities with your children including craft, messy fun and games, look forward to seeing you - drop in sessions, no need to book. 50p per family Phone Saplings 01793-829996 for more information Saplings Childrens Centre, Delamere Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4XE 01793 82999612 http://southmarston.org.uk
  13. 13. Give Us A Ring Your local bell ringers are looking for new members!Bell ringing is an eco-friendly team activity that is open to everyone. It stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit,while making a glorious sound. In learning to ring you will be part of a global group of friends, start a lifelong learning experience, maintain a traditional skill, serveyour community and possibly get the opportunity to visit some amazing places! For more information please contact: Tower Captain – Darran Ricks 07964 708730 13 http://southmarston.org.uk
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  15. 15. Congratulations to this monthsCONGRATULATIONS 100 Club Winners! ! No. 49 £10 Jill Comley No. 73 £10 Barbara Rudnik No. 52 £10 Gladys Fitchett No. 16 £10 R.T.Lewis N EXT%MONTH S%TOP%PRIZE%WILL%BE% £100, %JUST%IN%TIME% FOR% C HRISTMAS ! % % If#you#dont#have#a#100#Club#number#but#would# like#to#have#one,#please#contact#Julie#Hatherall# on#979287#or#Jenny#McEwen#on#825312#or## Mary#Case#on#826038# Lucky Programme.....unclaimed prize. There#is#still#an#unclaimed#First#Prize#from#the# Summer#Fete#Lucky#Programme,#for#£125# # If#you#have#this#programme,#please#contact# Rachel#Case#on#07545#923021#to#claim#your# prize!!!# # Many#thanks#to#our#collectors#and#distributors,# Jill#Comley,#Rosemary#New,#Richard#Sansum,# and#Jenny#McEwen,#who#enable#SMRA#to#make# over#£700#a#year#from#the#100#Club# Good#luck#for#next#month.# # 15 http://southmarston.org.uk
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  17. 17. ! !!! ! Car & Van MOT - £45 10day free re-test Motor Bike MOT - £29 10day free re-test Servicing, Welding Body Work, Mechanical Accident Repairs Restoration, Re-Spray Upgrades, Body Kits Brakes and maintenance checks Open 8.00am – 5.30pm Phone us on 01793 821360 or email mitch@mitchymotors.co.uk!17 http://southmarston.org.uk Address: Old Farm Barn, Nightingale Lane, South Marston, SN3 4SL
  18. 18. Continued from page 1 South Marston Youth Club wins award The$success$was$an$extra$special$achievement$for$the$club$ after$a$recent$appeal$for$adult$volunteers$to$help$keep$the$ Monday$youth$group$running$failed$to$attract$any$interest.$ $ But$the$club,$which$was$set$up$back$in$2007$by$husband$ and$wife$team$Julie$and$Steve$Hatherall,$has$continued$ thanks$to$the$dedication$of$the$couple.$ $ $ Youth$club$coEordinator$Julie$said:$“I$used$to$run$the$club$ on$a$Friday$and$my$husband$did$the$Monday$club$but$his$ work$commitments$meant$he$had$to$work$evenings$so$we$ needed$someone$to$take$his$place.$ $ “We$were$struggling$to$find$someone$to$do$it$regularly,$we$ put$out$lots$of$messages$for$people$to$take$over$but$we$ couldn’t$find$anyone$so$I$decided$to$take$it$on$as$well$as$ Fridays,$so$we$do$still$need$the$help$but$I$will$continue$to$ do$it$temporarily.$ $ “It’s$important$to$me$because$there$is$nothing$else$for$the$ children$to$do$in$the$village$and$it$would$be$such$a$shame$ if$it$had$to$close$because$of$the$adults.$The$children$come$ regularly$and$they$love$it.$We$set$the$club$up$and$we$want$ it$to$succeed,$we$don’t$want$to$close$it.$ $ $“Volunteers$don’t$need$any$experience$really,$we$didn’t$ have$any$when$we$set$it$up,$you$just$need$to$be$there$to$ make$sure$the$kids$are$playing$safely.”$ $ The$club$is$held$at$the$village$hall$and$attracts$about$25$ children$who$take$part$in$a$variety$of$activities$from$table$ tennis,$darts,$rounders,$arts$and$crafts$as$well$as$Nintendo$ Wii$games.$ $The Parish Council are looking in to options for displaying their award in the Village Hallalong side photos and contributions from other village groups. Anyone interested incontributing to the display contact Hannah Jones hannah.starquality@gmail.com.18 http://southmarston.org.uk
  19. 19. JANUARY 2013 Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun31 1 2 3 4 5 6 New Years SME Group Wheelie Bins Day 19.30-21:00 Mixed Plastics Venue tbc Green Waste7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Friendly Club Tots ‘n’ Youth Club Meeting Point 14:00-16:00 Toddlers (8-11) 10:00-12.30 Village Hall 9.00-11.00 18:30-20:00 Village Hall Village Hall Village Hall Saturday Craft Company Scene 14:00 16:00-17:15 Village Hall SMRA Meeting 19:30 -21:3014 15 16 17 18 19 20Youth Club Parish Tots ‘n’ Wheelie Bins(12-18) Council Toddlers Mixed Plastics18:30-20:30 9.00-11.00 Green Waste MeetingVillage Hall Village Hall 19.3021 22 23 24 25 26 27 Tots ‘n’ Quiz Night at Youth Club Toddlers Carriers (8-11) 9.00-11.00 Arms 18:30-20:00 Village Hall Village Hall28 29 30 31Youth Club Tots ‘n’(12-18) Toddlers18:30-20:30 9.00-11.00Village Hall Village Hall19 http://southmarston.org.uk
  20. 20. Useful Contacts http://southmarston.org.uk Parish Council Chair Stuart Young T 828775 Parish Council Vice Chair Sylvia Brown T 823535 Clerk to the Parish Council Gemma Cheal T 820529 SMRA Chair Mary Case T 826038 SMRA Secretary Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624 Village Hall Bookings Julie Hatherall T 07857 310624 Football Field Bookings Chris Maull T 824505 Tots & Toddlers Rachel Case T 832719 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 Alison Lowe 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 Donald Page T 82569320 http://southmarston.org.uk

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