Category Archives: Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting – urgent extra item

An urgent extra item will be discussed during the Parish Council meeting tomorrow (16th) relating to the school expansion and the requirement for a temporary car park off Old Vicarage Lane.

This is the result of discussions with the borough council which were confidential until this point. This would normally be included on the agenda but the matter has only just been finalised and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.

A draft working version of the document to be discusssed can be found here.

If anyone would like to raise any queries about this in advance of the meeting please email the clerk on clerk@southmarston.org.uk

Parish Council Meeting February 2021

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday 16th February 2021 at 7:30pm. The agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend remotely – please contact the clerk for joining details at clerk@southmarston.org.uk. Any questions for the open 10 minutes should be submitted in advance to the same address.

In January 2021 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.

Nightingale LAne and Woods

Residents have raised a number of concerns recently regarding the amount of vehicles and visitors using Nightingale Lane and accessing Nightingale Woods.  These concerns include speeding, safety of pedestrians and horses and damage to the road and property.

Forestry England has confirmed that the car park there will not be locked due to government guidance that such locations are to remain open – they will put some additional signage up. Our police contacts  have also confirmed that there is little they can enforce regarding ‘local’ use.

This matter was discussed in the public session of the Parish Council meeting held on 19th January. Unfortunately, despite understanding the concerns, the Parish Council has no powers to intervene in the situation.  The Clerk has notified our ward councillors who have been asked to investigate any measures that might be taken.

Kevin Morgan

Parish Clerk

Parish COuncil Meeting October 2020

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday  20th October 2020 at 7:30pm. The agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend remotely – please contact the clerk for joining details at clerk@southmarston.org.uk. Any questions for the open 10 minutes should be submitted in advance to the same address.

In September 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.

PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL AUDIT COMPLETION

Each year, South Marston Parish Council completes both an internal and external audit to ensure it has sound financial processes and is compliant with legal requirements.

We have now received confirmation that the Council  has passed both audits for the last financial year 2019/20.  The notice of the conclusion of audit can be seen here.

Members of the public can view the Annual Return here and the external auditor’s report here.

PUBLIC VIEWING OF COUNCIL ACCOUNTS

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 Funds Appeal

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.

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Annual Meeting of the Council and Monthly Parish Meeting

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 clerk@southmarston.org.uk.

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.

Parish Council meeting – joining details

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 clerk@southmarston.org.uk

Topic: SMPC Meeting 21st April 2020
Time: Apr 21, 2020 07:15 PM London

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