100 Club

Would you like to take part in the 100 Club? This is a monthly draw run by SMRA.

The subscription is £12 per year (£1 per month). On receipt of payment, you will be allocated a Draw Number.  For each additional annual payment of £12, an additional Draw Number will be allocated.

Prize Funds:

  • Four prizes of £10 per month;
  • In addition £30 at the end of each quarter (March, June and September);
  • £100 at the end of the year (December)

All profits made by the “100 Club” will be used to support the maintenance of the South Marston Village Hall and Recreation Field.

For further details or to join, please contact Angela Newton (Chair SMRA) Tel.: 832034, mobile: 07789068340 or email: angelanewton01@gmail.com

Old Vicarage Saved

The latest Application to demolish the Hotel buildings show that the substantial Victorian building that gave its name to Old Vicarage Lane is to be preserved.

The Prior Notice for the Proposed Demolition has been lodged with the Borough Council and can be viewed here

The Parish Council is reviewing the proposed conditions and in particular will be emphasising that no heavy traffic should come through the centre of the village. Councillor Russell Holland has written to the Planning officer asking that, if possible, no action should be taken until the planning application has been determined. However, as the buildings are not “Listed”, the powers of the planning system to prevent an action that does not involve a new use are very limited.

Parish Council Chair, Colin McEwen, said “This highlights both the strength and weakness of the draft Neighbourhood Plan. We were not able to insist that the Club was kept open, but citing the Old Vicarage as a Heritage Building has provided evidence for it to be retained to provide a focal point amongst the proposed modern housing.”