The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 20th August 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.

In July 2019 the Council held its regular monthly meeting and minutes of this can be seen here.

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


Annual Flower and Produce Show

Don’t forget this Saturday is the Village Annual Flower and Produce Show.

By now, you should have received the Schedule through your letterbox or via email.

There are over 60 classes and something for everyone.

Held in the Village Hall

Saturday 17 August 2019 (Timings below)

Friday 16 August 7pm to 8:30pm – Register your Exhibits at the Village Hall

Timings for Saturday are as follows:

Saturday 17 August

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.

List of Classes

  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 in weight
  7. 3 Onions – over ½ lb in weight
  8. 3 Beetroot
  9. 1 Courgette
  10. 3 Carrots
  11. 2 Cabbages
  12. 6 Pickling Shallots (under 30mm in diameter)
  13. 6 Large Shallots (over 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”)
  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)
  25. Standard Fuchsia
  26. Hanging Basket, Container, Pot or Tub
  27. 1 Single Rose
  28. 3 Roses
  29. 5 Asters (single or double)
  30. 3 Decorative Dahlias
  31. 3 Cactus Dahlias
  32. 3 x Pompom Dahlias
  33. 1 Specimen Dahlia (large)
  34. 5 Pansies
  35. 5 Stalks of Sweet Peas
  36. 1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus
  37. 3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)
  38. Flowering Pot Plant (Geranium, Fuchsia, Orchid etc.)
  39. Foliage Pot Plant (Succulent, Cactus etc.)
  40. Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6”)
  41. Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4”)
  42. Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” overall)
  43. Photograph “Spider’s Cobweb”
  44. Photograph “Church Window”
  45. Jar Soft Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  46. Jar Stone Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  47. Jar Jelly (in 1lb jar)
  48. Jar Marmalade (in 1lb jar)
  49. Citrus Curd (in 1lb jar)
  50. Sweet Chutney (in 1lb jar)
  51. Pickled Onions or Shallots
  52. 6 Sausage Rolls
  53. Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)
  54. 6 Cheese Scones
  55. 6 Fruit Scones
  56. Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding
  57. Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  58. Fruit Cake (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  59. Salted Caramel Cake (any shape or size)
  60. Shortbread
  61. Homemade Wine, Lager, Beer, Cider or Liquor etc.
  62. Metal, Wood, Glass or Ceramic Item
  63. Knitting or Crochet item
  64. Cross Stich or Embroidery Item
  65. Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)
  66. Material (Fabric, Fur, Felt etc.)

Childrens Categories

Class G (5 years and under) Decorated Biscuit

Class H (6 to 8 Years) Branch / Wood Monster

Class I (9 to 11 Years) Baking

If you would like more information, please contact Angela on 07789068340



Old Vicarage Lane Closure

Thames Water engineers have dug a trench across the road between the former Hotel site entrance and the A420. They are due to finish by Friday 9th.

This means that construction traffic is coming through Pound Corner, in breach of Bellway’s movement conditions.

We  have protested to Bellway and informed the Swindon Borough Council case officer, but I am not sure that  he can enforce the movement conditions on Bellway when they cannot comply.

Information Event – August

The Parish Council has arranged an extra information event that will be held in the village towards the end of August.

This will be attended by Borough officers dealing with highways changes linked to the NEV developments,  including the White Hart and Gable Cross junctions, and will also cover any changes to the local plan.

This event is similar to those being held in other parishes currently and offers an alternative for residents in the village.

Once confirmed the date and location of the event will be published here.