Parish Council Meeting April 2019

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 16th April at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. The agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can also ask questions or raise any matters during the Open 10 minutes at the start of the meeting.


Easter event – st julian’s wood

Free Family EASTER Event

You are invited to join us in St Julian’s Wood

supported by the village Open Spaces Group and sponsored by the F & E Harris Trust

Saturday 20th April
2pm – 4pm 
in St. Julian’s Wood

Scavenger Hunt
Rock Quest
Find the Golden Carrots
Craft Activity

Carriers arms

The Carriers Arms in South Marston has music this Saturday 30th March. They’re called Rock it a BLAST from the past, The Who, R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy, Queen, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Free, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Stereophonics, The Beatles, Status Quo. Lift off at 2100 hours!

Over the Easter weekend, there is also music on Easter Saturday, Saturday 20th April. They’re called ROCK-OLA 4 PIECE COMBO. Performing juke box hits, made famous by … Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly etc.

Notice of Casual Vacancies


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that two casual vacancies have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillors James Burfitt and John Haines on 18th March 2019 and 19th March 2019, respectively.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows for ten local government electors for the South Marston Parish to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancies. That request must be made within fourteen days excluding dies non. The fourteen-day notice period ends on 15th April 2019.

If a request for an election to fill the said vacancies is made in writing to the Returning Officer, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancies.

Requests must be made in writing to The Returning Officer, Swindon Borough Council, Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH.

If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time period Rule 5(5) of the above rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt two persons to fill the vacancies

This notice is dated Tuesday 26th day of March 2019

Gary Vickery

Clerk to the Council

South Marston Parish Council

Square Metre Gardening

Monday 1 April 2019

Speaker: Claire Hart

If you have a small garden and don’t think it’s big enough to grow anything, then this is the talk for you.

Making the most of small spaces and looking at reasons to Grow Your Own. For absolute beginners to experienced Gardeners.

Claire combines her love of growing with a passion for countryside topics, from poultry keeping, all about eggs, equine issues and grow your own to how to grow giant veg!

Venue: South Marston Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Parking: Old Vicarage Lane, next to the school.

Cost: £3 entry fee on the door or join the Gardening Club for £12 (full membership).

A warm welcome awaits you along with refreshments and optional raffle.

Follow us on Facebook or for more information please contact Angela on: 07789068340

Would you like to help improve South Marston?

Would you like to help improve South Marston?

Come along on Tuesday 23rd April (St.George’s Day) anytime between 10am and 4pm, and meet our green spaces volunteers. 

We’ll be working in the Orchard Meadow and Village Garden completing our Spring tasks.

More details will be published nearer the time but feel free to contact Chris Brooks at or on 01793 829868 if you want to find out more.

100 Club Winners for March


Congratulations to the following winners

£30 No. 48 Tracy Jones

£10 No. 2 Isabelle Clarke

£10 No. 79 Kevin and Sue Kerridge

£10 No. 18 Martyn Cook

£10 No. 60 Sheila Jinks

If you would like to be in for a chance to win, join the 100 Club for just £12 a year. Contact Angela on 07789068340 for more information.