Parish Council News – Nov 2011

Thank you to Ill Wind and local residents

South Marston Parish Council would like to acknowledge the major contribution made by the campaign group, Ill Wind in raising awareness of the Honda/Ecotricity wind turbine planning application in all the local communities and for their tireless campaigning throughout.

In particular, we acknowledge the efforts of Andy West for playing a major role in building awareness in his local area and also for the technical detail and information he produced throughout the course of the campaign. In both planning hearings the level of public speaking by Andy and so many others eloquently expressed the concerns felt by the majority of residents.

The Parish Council also extends its appreciation of the support of the local residents of both South Marston and Stratton. Especially those who petitioned Swindon Borough Council, attended the planning hearings and spoke at both meetings.

Septic Tanks Update

Thank you to everyone who has been in contact with septic tank information. Please continue to let the Clerk know if your property has a septic tank. This information is being collected in order to identify infrastructure issues associated with village expansion and to investigate the potential to connect all properties in the village to the main sewer system.

HGV’s Driving Through the Village

The Parish Council are aware that there are HGV’s ignoring weight limit signs, driving through the village. We are trying to collect evidence to pass on to Wiltshire Police who may be able to find an appropriate solution to the problem. If you have any information that may be of use, please pass this on to the Parish Clerk either via email ( or by telephoning 01793 820529. Thank you.

Parish Council Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” section at the start of the meeting where you are invited to ask questions or discuss an agenda item. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at the start of the meeting of any items that you wish to raise or discuss. All agendas are published on the village website and on the village notice boards, prior to the meetings.

To keep informed of all the latest Parish Council news, including minutes of Parish Council meetings, please visit and visit the ‘Parish Council’ section.

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