F & E Harris Memorial Trust – Transport Scheme

The F & E Harris Memorial Trust.

Community Transport Scheme – conditions of use.

  1. The scheme is for people living in the Parish of South Marston who are aged 55 and over.
  2. The scheme objective is to provide transport for people who do not have their own transport.
  3. People who normally would have transport facilities but are temporarily unable to drive will be eligible to use the service.
  4. People will be required to register their personal details with Royal Voluntary Service -Swindon, (RVS) prior to using the service. Call 01793 465552 for registration and service booking
  5. If the person has the need for a carer the carer can accompany the person irrespective of the carer’s age.
  6. If disabled access is required this can normally be provided but may have some limitations depending on degree of disability. Volunteers are not trained to lift people.
  7. If the person requires a travel companion this will be eligible.
  8. Journeys can be taken as a door-to-door service. The volunteer car driver will be available to assist the person for the duration of the outing to suit the person’s requirements.
  9. If the car driver is not required to stay with the person during the outing a pick up time can be arrange with the driver by telephone or a pre- arranged time.
  10. No payment will be required by the user if a person’s journey is not greater than 100 miles including the return journey. All details of the journey will be recorded by RVS and charged directly to the Trust.
  11.  If the total journey exceeds the 100 mile limit the cost for the additional mileage to be paid directly to RVS by the person booking the journey.
  12. It is anticipated by the Trust that the service being provided is to accommodate activities such as the following but not limited to this list.
    • Visit to doctor, hospital, dentist and other similar medical requirements.
    • Visit to shops including outlet centres
    • Visit to the theatre or other entertainment establishments
    • Visit to friends or relatives
    • Visit to a place of interest.
  13. All driver volunteers taking people in their transport vehicle are fully trained, insured and vetted on a regular basis by RVS.

Note: The Trust is looking for volunteer drivers to work with the volunteer drivers employed by RVS. Training, operating method and contract details will be supplied by RVS. Contact: Brian McGlone 01793 826243 if you are interested in volunteering.

This service requires notice so it is best to arrange your transport as soon as you know what it is you need. The manned Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) office hours are Monday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Closed on Thursday. At other times an answering service should be available.

F & E Harris Memorial Trust Mini Bus Service


The F & E Harris Memorial Trust

Free mini bus service

Due to the withdrawal of the 65 bus service the Trust has contracted a 19 seat minibus service for South Marston residents. The service will be a return trip to Swindon on Thursday each week and will start on Thursday 25th June.

  • The mini bus pick up location in South Marston will be adjacent to the public car park near the school. Departure time will be 9.30 am. It will then also pick up at the Village Hall bus stop
  • The drop off and pick-up location in Swindon will be in College Street behind Debenhams.
  • The return to South Marston will leave the pick-up point at 12.30 pm.

Vacancy for Clerk to South Marston Parish Council

Vacancy for Clerk to South Marston Parish Council

17-25 hours per week, dependent upon availability and skill set.

South Marston is currently a small, but rapidly expanding village, located close to Swindon.  An exciting opportunity exists for the position of Clerk to South Marston Parish Council. This demanding and varied role is at the heart of the growing village, and the successful applicant will play an integral part in implementing and managing this complex transition process.

Initially working from home, but with a view to running a South Marston-based parish office, the Clerk will take full responsibility for the day-to-day administration and financial management of the Council’s activities.

In addition to the normal statutory duties, the Clerk will be expected to provide support and guidance to Councillors in implementing new initiatives and procedures, and to undertake project work as and when required.  He/she must be willing to work on their own initiative, acquire new skills and take a proactive interest in the wellbeing of the community.

This is an exciting role for a highly motivated individual with excellent management and organisational skills.  Applicants must be computer literate, and preferably qualified or experienced in local council administration.

Salary is negotiable depending on skills and qualifications. The hourly rate is circa £14.50 to £19.00 – the full time equivalent of between £28,000 – £36,000 p.a.

For a full job description and person specification click here

Closing date: 19th July 2015

Temporary Traffic Restriction – Stirling Road – 27.06.15






 This traffic restriction will prohibit vehicles from proceeding out of Stirling Road onto Vickers Roundabout, Highworth Road, Swindon.This restriction is being introduced to allow contractors to do surface repairs.

The restriction will come into force on the 27 June 2015 for 1 day only from 07:30am to 17:30pm.

Gwillam Lloyd, Highways and Transport Services

25 June 2015

For further information regarding this notice please contact the Street Works on: (01793) 466380 (direct line) quoting reference TTRO 2507.


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