Parish Council Meeting: May & April 2017

April 2017 meeting minutes

The minutes from the April Parish Council meeting are now available to read. In this meeting, the Parish Council discussed a wide range of topics, including:

  • Update on the transfer of services to the Parish
  • Litter within the village
  • Update on progress of the Neighbourhood Plan

Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting. They can be seen here Minutes of monthly Council meetings

Next meetings: Annual Council Meeting and Monthly Council Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Council will take place on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 7pm. At this meeting, the Council appoint the Chair, Vice Chair and the Council’s committees and working groups. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The agenda can be seen here.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place on the same night at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda can be seen here. Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions during the Open 10 minutes at the start of this meeting.

Hotel Site Goes to Committee

The application for permission for the Hotel site to be converted into housing is recommended for approval when it comes before the Borough Planning Committee at 6pm tonight, Tuesday 9th May.

Conditions are proposed relating to site drainage, attenuating the noise coming from the Steris building, community infrastructure payments and the retention of the Old Vicarage.

Details are within the Agenda documentation at http://ww5.swindon.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=281&MId=7527&Ver=4 

As well as supporting the numerous objections to the loss of the leisure facilities, the Parish Council raised a number of other concerns and these have been addressed in the Officer’s recommendations. The Parish Council no longer consider that it is feasible to expect the club to reopen and will not be attending the meeting.

Parish Council Meeting: April & March 2017

The minutes from the March Parish Council meeting are now available to read. In this meeting, the Parish Council discussed a wide range of topics, including:
  • HHT outline planning application revision (relating to a small reduction in housing area on the western boundary adjoining South Marston village, and an additional housing area being added at the eastern  end of Rowborough)
  • Discussion about Swindon Green Infrastructure planning
  • Update on the transfer of services to the Parish

Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting. They can be seen here Minutes of monthly Council meetings

The next meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions during the Open 10 minutes at the start of the meeting.

South Marston Gardening Club

Change to May’s Programme – Monday 15 May 2017 @ 7:30pm

There is a change to the Gardening Clubs May’s meeting date.  We will now meet on the 15th May (not 8th).  There is also a change to the speaker.  We now have Richard Cripps who will give a presentation on “Gardening for Wildlife“.

Richard trained with Bath Parks department, Cannington College Parks and was Superintendent with Trowbridge Council. He was Senior Lecturer at Lackham College Horticultural and Countryside Management. A Self-employed Garden and Estate Management.

For more information, please contact Angela Newton on 832034 or 07789068340.