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Notice : Public Open Space

SOUTH MARSTON PARISH COUNCIL

SECTION 123 of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (AS AMENDED)

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

NOTICE is hereby given that South Marston Parish Council intends to dispose of 4,714m2 of land deemed to be Public Open Space at Old Vicarage Lane, South Marston. The land will be disposed of by means of a long lease and used for an extension to the primary school. A plan showing the land can be inspected, by appointment, at 10 Manor Park South Marston SN3 4RR or by following the link below:

Any objections to such disposal should be made in writing to the Parish Clerk, at the above address, by 4 March 2019.

Gary Vickery

Clerk to South Marston Parish Council

Date: 18 February 2019 Ref: WK

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Local MP Celebrates South Marston’s Outdoor Gym

The outdoor gym installed on the Recreation Ground last autumn has received a visit from our local MP, Justin Tomlinson and ward Councillor Russell Holland.  

This was arranged by the Big Lottery, now renamed the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of national publicity for their grant recipients and the write-up will appear on their website.    

The weather was hardly helpful to the occasion, being wet and windy, but representatives of SMRA and the Parish Council enjoyed seeing our visitors try out the equipment.

South Marston Parish Council at the Keypoint Enquiry

Parish Council representatives Tony Leathart and Sylvia Brown shared the daily attendance at the two week Keypoint Enquiry at the Steam Museum that ended last week. They were able to appear and speak most days on matters ranging from pollution risk and visual impact, to the likelihood of HGV traffic congestion within and outside of the Keypoint estate.

One of the most hotly-debated aspects were the benefits, claimed by the developers, from the planned use of the rail terminal for transporting feedstock to the plant. This proposal was brought forward just before the appeal started and was not in the original application. The Parish Council was able to show that the likelihood of this ever happening was extremely small and no significant weight should be given to the claim.

The inspector’s report will probably not be produced until late spring.

All told, our two stalwart representatives spent more than 40 hours at the enquiry, which involved accompanying the inspector at the day-long site visit in the pouring rain and the challenge of getting to the enquiry on the Friday morning when the snow was at its worst.

The snow also meant no deliveries had reached the Steam museum or any of the food outlets in the vicinity. Attendees had to make do with day-old sandwiches rescued from the bin by the Steam caretaker! At the end of the day, participants helped dig each other out of the car park as the snow had continued to fall.

Spring into Action

Lighter evenings.. snowdrops.. and daffodils in bloom as you enter South Marston, surely Spring is just around the corner.

Thinking ahead to the March edition of the South Marston Community News, would you like to take a photo (ideally taken in the village) on the theme of Spring, and have it included in the March edition?

If so, please send your photo(s) to editor@southmarston.org.uk before 14th February 2019. Most likely, just one photo can be published in the magazine, however, we will attempt to publish all entries here on the South Marston village web site.

Photo by Ollie Brown https://flic.kr/p/3KXSFr