Each year, South Marston Parish Council undergoes both an internal and external audit to ensure that it is effectively managing its finances and that its internal processes are working. Members of the local electorate are welcome to request to view the accounts of the Council.
The full Notice of Public Rights can be seen here.
The Governance Statement and Accounting Statement from the Annual Return can be seen here along with the internal auditor’s report.
Prospect Hospice has launched an appeal due to a lack of fundraising opportunities caused by the COVID-19 restrictions. The Parish Council agreed to make a donation to the appeal at its last meeting and to highlight the campaign on this website. If you would like to make a donation please use the link on the poster.
Joining details for the Annual and Monthly Parish Council meetings, to be held on Tuesday 19th May using Zoom, are now available.
If anyone wishes to access the meetings please email the clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the details.
Annual Meeting of South Marston Parish Council
The Annual Meeting of South Marston Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 7:00pm. At this meeting, the Council will elect a Chair and Vice Chair, appoint roles and responsibilities and review and adopt its key policies. A copy of the agenda can be seen here.
May 2020 Council Meeting
The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 7:30pm following the annual meeting. The agenda can be seen here.
Members of the public are welcome to attend remotely – any questions for the open 10 minutes should be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
In April 2020 the Council held its regular monthly meeting and the minutes of this can be seen here.
Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting.
These are the joining details for tonight’s Parish Council meeting being conducted remotely using Zoom.
The meeting will be open from 7:15pm to allow a prompt start at 7:30pm. As previously mentioned if a member of the public has any issues they wish to raise then please email these to the clerk in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: SMPC Meeting 21st April 2020
Time: Apr 21, 2020 07:15 PM London
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Meeting ID: 810 4064 0856
The car park in Nightingale Woods has been officially closed by Forestry England.
The woodland is open, but to use it you will have to walk or cycle to it.
There are NO parking spaces along the single track Nightingale Lane leading to it. This Lane now only gives access to the three residential homes and Mitchy Motors together with the Thames Water pumping station.
Do NOT park along the lane as you will block the access to the above.
The only nearby parking spaces are the limited number in the Parish Council Car Park next door to the school.
Hopefully the car parking will be reopened when the COVID-19 Pandemic is safely over.
At its meeting on Tuesday 17th March the Parish Council took the following decisions to enable business to continue as effectively as possible given the unprecedented circumstances regarding the current Coronavirus threat:
- All meetings of the Council and working groups to be cancelled until further notice
- Any contact on Council business to be conducted remotely where possible
- Council business will continue to follow the general monthly cycle
- Any decisions and spending to be discussed and approved by Councillors using email or other electronic means to ensure ongoing transparency
- Planning applications to be circulated, discussed and responded to as they are received
- Any decisions made to be formally recorded and ratified at the soonest available proper meeting
For any queries concerning these changes or any issues to be raised with the Council please contact the clerk –
email@example.com or 01793 686150.
Clerk to the Council
The Clerk will be on leave over the Christmas period from Monday 23rd December and will resume his normal hours on Friday 3rd January.
During this period email will be checked intermittently for any urgent matters. Any normal business will be dealt with on the Clerk’s return.
An updated planning application (S/19/1245) was received last week for a proposed development off Nightingale Lane.
While this arrived too late to be included on the agenda for this week’s Parish Council meeting, it was considered important enough to be discussed.
The Council has already responded and repeated its strong objection. Any residents who have also previously responded to the application are encouraged to do so again. The deadline for responses is 28th November.
Concerns have been raised about the number of off-lead dogs on the recreation ground in the village.
The Council has discussed this and would like to remind members of the public that dogs should not be exercised off-lead there (as indicated by signs) and should also be deemed to be under control at all times.