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South Marston Recreation Association (SMRA) AGM

Wednesday 11 March 2020

7pm Village Hall

The SMRA is actively seeking more people to join.  If you would like to be more involved in the village we would love to meet you.  This is a good opportunity to get to know more about the Village and the people that live in it.  For more information about the SMRA see: South Marston Recreation Association

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Village Hall.

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 Summer Fete


South Marston Summer Fete

Saturday 7 July 2018  2 – 5pm

Recreational Field, Between Old Vicarage Lane and Thornhill Road.

What’s on.

Dog Show, Spitfire Flypast, Children’s Fancy Dress, Car Boot, Craft Stalls, Fairground Rides, Music, Raffle, Ice Creams, Fire Engine, Plants and Produce, Refreshments, Beer Tent, Entertainment, Cakes, Face Painting, Tombola and lots, lots more…..

Children’s Fancy Dress: 2:45pm

Age Categories: 0-4 years, 5-7 years and 8+. Cash prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all categories and a prize to each entry.

Car Boot: £10 per car – Entry onto the field from 1pm to set up.

Dog Show: Entries from 1:30pm, Classes and Judging start at 2:30pm


  1. AV Puppy (6-12 months)
  2. AV Sporting
  3. AV Non-Sporting
  4. AV Open
  5. AV Veteran (7 years and over)

Best Pedigree in Show will now be judged

Classes Open to All Dogs:

  1. AV Veteran (7 years and over)
  2. Prettiest Bitch
  3. Best Crossbreed
  4. Best Child Handler (up to 16 years)
  5. Most Handsome Dog
  6. Dog in Best Condition
  7. Best Movement
  8. Best Brace (2 dogs most alike)
  9. Most Appealing Eyes
  10. Best 6 legs


Tug ‘O War – We’re looking for teams of 6 to take part. Winner to take home the “winners” trophy. Contact Jenny McEwen (see below) to register your team no late than Sunday 1 July 2018. 

Cake Donations – Please could we kindly ask for tray bakes, whole cakes and individual cakes to sell on the Refreshments and Gardening Club stalls.  Could we ask you to bring your cake to the blue porta cabin on the recreational field on the day?

Volunteers – We desperately need your help and kindly asking for just an hour of your time in helping to run this year’s Fete?  We are looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Thursday evening (5th July)
    • Put up marquees
    • Put up the bunting
    • Collect items from the village hall (car with trailer ideal)
    • Collect hay bales from within the village (car with trailer ideal)
  • Saturday morning (7th July from 9am)
    • Help lay out tables and chairs for stall holders
    • Help lay out and prepare the refreshments area
    • Mark out car parking, dog show and exit areas
    • Put signage up around the field and on the road
    • Lay out two arenas with hay bales
    • Collect tables from the village hall at 1pm (car with trailer ideal)
  • Saturday during the fete (2pm to 5pm)
    • Car parking attendants
  • Saturday at the end of the fete (5pm)
    • Take down marquees
    • Litter picking
    • Take down banners
    • Take down bunting
    • Return items to the school and village hall (car with trailer ideal)
    • Collect up parking (cones and stakes) equipment
    • Return hay bales (car with trailer ideal)

If you can help in any way, please contact Jenny McEwen 07770 633362, Mary Case 07340 965037 or Angela Newton 07789068340 for more information or to leave your details.

See you all on Saturday 7th July!


Venue change to SMRA AGM

South Marston Recreation Association (SMRA)


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Is now being held at The Carriers Arms @ 7pm (not the Village Hall as previously advertised).

All villagers welcome.

Please note the AGM date and time was incorrectly advertised in the January edition of the South Marston Community News.