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Join us for some Christmas cheer!


As mentioned in the November edition of Community News, all residents are invited to our Community Carol event taking place at St Julian’s woodland on Thursday 15th December at 3pm.

We will be holding a community carol sing-a-long with children from South Marston Primary School. Please park at the school from 2.30pm onwards and walk with the children to Gazebo.

Afterwards, back at the school, there will be mulled wine for adults, a warm drink for the children and a mince pie for all.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Don’t forget that younger members of the village still have time to enter the Christmas Decoration competition! Details here

Don’t miss our Christmas decoration competition!

Christmas Decoration Competition – Judging on the 15th December at the school 

A gentle reminder that Little Ted is running a Christmas Decoration Competition for all children who live in the village of South Marston and all pupils and siblings that attend South Marston School aged between 3-12 years old.

Your decoration should show the Spirit of Christmas and the diameter of the decorations must be between 76mm-80mm. It needs to have a string or ribbon loop attached so it can be hung. Each decoration should have a card accompanying it with your name and age and contact number and needs to be placed next to/attached to  your decoration.

All decorations to be delivered to the school from the 13th December and no later then 9.30am on the morning of the 15th December as judging will start at 10.30am.

Each age group listed below will have a runner-up and winner and we shall also have an overall winner.


3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

All winners will be announced at the Carol Service at the Gazebo in St. Julian woodland on the afternoon of the 15th December 3-4pm and prizes will be given out back at the school after the services.

All decorations will then be placed on the Christmas tree or around the church.

We look forward to seeing your decoration

Any questions please contact Alison Thunder on

Keeping South Marston litter free


Would you like to be involved in helping keep South Marston litter free?

If you can you spare 20 to 30 minutes once week, you could make a noticeable difference keeping a small area litter free.

Litter picking is surprisingly rewarding.  It is very satisfying looking back on a clean, rubbish free country lane, road or path and know it is down to your efforts.

It really is enjoyable and a great excuse getting out in the fresh air, getting some exercise and doing something useful.

The South Marston Recreation Association (SMRA) with help from South Marston Parish Council (SMPC) have purchased litter picking equipment to issue out to people who want to offer help on a regular basis.

If this is something that you would like to be involved in, please contact Angela Newton on 07789068340 or 832034 and a high visibility vest, litter picker, sack hoop, refuse sacks and a pair of gloves will be issued to you.