Annual Flower and Produce Show Schedule

Please Note the Show will only go ahead if Government permits gatherings. The Gardening Club Committee will make a decision two weeks before the Show and notification will be made on Notice Boards, the SM Website and our Gardening Club Facebook page. Copies of the Schedule including application form will be posted through doors two weeks before the Show.

SOUTH MARSTON GARDENING CLUB FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW

SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2020

The Evening before, on Friday 21 August 7pm to 8:30pm Register your Exhibits at the Village Hall

Timings for Saturday 22 August are as follows:

10am to 12:30pm – Staging of Exhibits

1pm to 4pm – Judging takes place

5pm – Doors open to the public – Admission at door 20p (per adult)

Refreshments and Raffle available.

5:30pm – Presentation of Show Winners followed by Auction of Produce (the Committee

will be grateful for any exhibit left for sale) and Raffle Prize Draw.

SECTION “A” CLASSES 1 to 24 – VEGETABLES AND FRUIT

  1. 3 Potatoes (white or coloured)
  2. 5 French Beans
  3. 5 Pods of Peas
  4. 5 Runner Beans
  5. 5 Broad Beans
  6. 3 Onions – under ½ lb / 227gms in weight
  7. 3 Onions – over ½ lb / 227gms in weight
  8. 3 Beetroot
  9. 1 Courgette
  10. 3 Carrots
  11. 2 Cabbages
  12. 6 Pickling Shallots (under 13” / 30mm in diameter)
  13. 6 Large Shallots (over 13” / 30mm in diameter)
  14. 1 Cucumber
  15. 3 Tomatoes
  16. Truss of Tomatoes
  17. Collection of any 5 Vegetables (one of each of any 5 different kinds in a seed tray not exceeding 18” x 12” / 45.5cms x 30.5cms)
  18. Collection of Fresh Herbs
  19. Longest Runner Bean
  20. Heaviest Onion
  21. Heaviest Potato
  22. Any other Vegetable not on schedule
  23. Ugly or Misshapen Vegetable (Please give your vegetable a “name”)
  24. Bowl of Home Grown Fruit (5 of same kind)

SECTION “B” CLASS 25 – STANDARD FUCHSIAS

  1. Standard Fuchsia

 SECTION “B1” CLASS 26 – HANGING BASKETS, CONTAINERS, POTS AND TUBS

  1. Hanging Basket, Container, Pot or Tub

SECTION “B2” CLASSES 27 to 41 – FLOWERS AND PLANTS

  1. 1 Single Rose
  2. 3 Roses
  3. 5 Asters (single or double)
  4. 3 Decorative Dahlias
  5. 3 Cactus Dahlias
  6. 3 Pompom Dahlias
  7. 1 Specimen Dahlia (large bloom)
  8. 5 Pansies or 5 Violas (one species – not mixed)
  9. 5 Stalks of Sweet Peas
  10. 1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus
  11. Spray of Chrysanthemums
  12. 3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)
  13. Flowering Pot Plant (Geranium, Orchid etc.)
  14. Flowering Pot Fuchsia
  15. Foliage Pot Plant (Succulent, Cactus etc.)

 SECTION “B3” CLASSES 42 to 46 – FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

  1. Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6” / 15cms x 15cms)
  2. Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4” / 10cms x 10cms)
  3. Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” / 38cms overall)
  4. Buttonhole or Corsage
  5. Floral Arrangement “Olympics” (not to exceed 18” / 45.5cms overall)

 SECTION “C” CLASSES 47 to 48 – PHOTOGRAPHS

  1. Photograph “Cloud Formations”
  2. Photograph “Sunflower/s”

SECTION “D” CLASSES 49 to 64 – CAKES, BAKES AND PRESERVES

  1. Jar Soft Fruit Jam*
  2. Jar Stone Fruit Jam*
  3. Jar Jelly*
  4. Jar Marmalade*
  5. Fruit Curd*
  6. Sweet Chutney*
  7. Pickled Onions or Shallots
  8. 6 Sausage Rolls
  9. Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)
  10. 6 Cheese Scones
  11. 6 Fruit Scones
  12. Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding
  13. Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  14. Fruit Cake (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  15. Coffee Cake (any shape or size)
  16. Shortbread

*Note: when using recycled jars please use a wax disc and cellophane top if the lid bears commercial identification. It is ok to use lids if they are plain.

 SECTION “E” CLASS 65 – HOMEBREW

  1. Homemade Wine, Sparkling, Larger, Beer, Cider or Liqueur etc.

  SECTION “F” CLASSES 66 to 70 – CRAFTS

  1. Metal, Wood, Glass or Ceramic Item
  2. Metal, Wood, Glass or Ceramic Item
  3. Knitting or Crochet item
  4. Cross Stich or Embroidery Item
  5. Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)
  6. Material (Fabric, Fur, Felt etc.)

 CHILDREN’S SECTION – AGE 0-11 YEARS

Class G (5 years and under) Fingerprint Flower Picture

Class H (6 to 8 Years) Vegetable or Fruit Monster

Class I (9 to 11 Years) Decorated Cup Cakes

INGREDIENTS FOR CLASSES 61 & 62

Victoria Sandwich

6oz/170gms Self-Raising Flour

6oz/170gms Caster Sugar

6oz/170gms Butter or Margarine

3 eggs

Jam

 

Fruit Cake

8oz/227gms Self-Raising Flour

7oz/198gms Fruit

4oz/113gms Sugar

4oz/113gms Butter or Margarine

2 eggs

1/8th pint/142mls Milk

Cakes to be made in 7 – 8”/ 17.5cms – 20cms size tins using the above ingredients only.  Judges will use their discretion to disqualify cakes made using any other ingredients or size of tin.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Mike on 827807 or Angela 07789068340

 

 

 

 

Please help us replace the St. Julian’s Woodland Gazebo

Gazebo fundraising appeal poster

In association with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT), Robbie Taylor and Barry Thunder have setup a fund-raising appeal.

The gazebo in St. Julian’s Woodland, enjoyed by many residents and others over the past 4 years, was destroyed by arson on 11th June.

Many messages of anger at its loss and offers of funding, and even rebuilding, have prompted us to set up this fund raiser.

Our appeal has been set up specifically for villagers and other local users. Funds raised will only be used for a replacement or other activities in St. Julian’s Woodland.

It is directly linked to WWT so that Gift Aid and banking are managed properly and easily accessible for donations, please go online to: www.wiltshirewildlife.org/st-julians

For any donations preferred to be made by cash or cheque please call Robbie on 823757 or Barry on 826697.

Please help to spread this message by forwarding on to others you know that may like to support this. Thank you.

Old Vicarage Lane – closure update

A number of residents have raised concerns about the ongoing closure of Old Vicarage Lane – which has been extended by the lockdown situation. The following points summarise an update the Parish Council received after raising these concerns with the developers:

  • The road remains closed because work on a gas main running underneath needs to be completed – the developers are waiting for an update from the utility provider on this and cannot make further progress until this is done
  • After this the closure will move to the other side of Nightingale Lane – the developers acknowledge this will cause more concerns but this will be the final stage of the closures

We will be updated when the developers know more but currently there is no more information available.

 

 

 

PUBLIC VIEWING OF COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

Each year, South Marston Parish Council undergoes both an internal and external audit to ensure that it is effectively managing its finances and that its internal processes are working. Members of the local electorate are welcome to request to view the accounts of the Council.

The full Notice of Public Rights can be seen here.

The Governance Statement and Accounting Statement from the Annual Return can be seen here along with the internal auditor’s report.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 2020

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 7:30pm. The agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend remotely – please contact the clerk for joining details at clerk@southmarston.org.uk. Any questions for the open 10 minutes should be submitted in advance to the same address.

In May 2020 the Council held its Annual Meeting and regular monthly meeting and the minutes of these can be seen here.

Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting.

Prospect Hospice Funds Appeal

Prospect Hospice has launched an appeal due to a lack of fundraising opportunities caused by the COVID-19 restrictions. The Parish Council agreed to make a donation to the appeal at its last meeting and to highlight the campaign on this website. If you would like to make a donation please use the link on the poster.

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Photography Competition

 

Summer is nearly here and lockdown is easing up a little.

Taking a photo with a mobile phone camera

There’s still time to spot interesting subjects and enter the Community News Photography Competition – the closing date is now Friday the 12th June.

We have separate competitions for adults and under 18s, with prizes for the best entries, so there is no excuse not to get snapping. Full information is on the Community News page. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Communications Working Group