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Easter event – st julian’s wood


Free Family EASTER Event

You are invited to join us in St Julian’s Wood

supported by the village Open Spaces Group and sponsored by the F & E Harris Trust

Saturday 20th April
2pm – 4pm 
in St. Julian’s Wood

Scavenger Hunt
Rock Quest
Find the Golden Carrots
Refreshments
Craft Activity

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Carriers arms

The Carriers Arms in South Marston has music this Saturday 30th March. They’re called Rock it a BLAST from the past, The Who, R.E.M., Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzy, Queen, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Free, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Stereophonics, The Beatles, Status Quo. Lift off at 2100 hours!


Over the Easter weekend, there is also music on Easter Saturday, Saturday 20th April. They’re called ROCK-OLA 4 PIECE COMBO. Performing juke box hits, made famous by … Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly etc.

Would you like to help improve South Marston?

Would you like to help improve South Marston?

Come along on Tuesday 23rd April (St.George’s Day) anytime between 10am and 4pm, and meet our green spaces volunteers. 

We’ll be working in the Orchard Meadow and Village Garden completing our Spring tasks.

More details will be published nearer the time but feel free to contact Chris Brooks at wttmh@tiscali.co.uk or on 01793 829868 if you want to find out more.

SOUTH MARSTON BIG SPRING CLEAN UP


Join us on Sunday 24th March

This will be our third Village clean up event. We would like to see as many residents including families getting involved.

It’s very rewarding seeing your village all clean & tidy, working in small teams & meeting fellow residents. Any time you can give will be much appreciated.


Please meet at the Village Hall at 11am for refreshments, safety brief & supply of equipment.


Let’s all work together to keep South Marston a clean & safe place to live. At the same time helping the environment.

If you are unable to join us, can you spend a few minutes tidying outside your property. It all helps.


For further information please contact Mandie Olive on 07794076015 or mamamandieolive@yahoo.co.uk

New pond at St Julian’s Wood

Credit: https://openclipart.org/detail/278387/Garden-seen-from-above

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has recently announced they have funding for a new pond, and have chosen St Julian’s Wood for it.

It’s not possible to extend the existing pond because of the short timescale involved, so after discussing with our local warden, the most appropriate place has been agreed.

Expect to see digging works within just a few weeks, as the pond begins to take shape – quite literally.

It is hoped that the new pond will provide a high quality wildlife habitat, and later may be adapted to incorporate a dipping platform for children to use.

For more details, please contact Chris Brooks at Wttmh@tiscali.co.uk or on 01793 829868.

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.