Police Surgeries – Dec 2009 (UPDATED)

The local Police is holding a surgery Wednesday 16th December in the Mead Room of the South Marston Hotel (formerly the Nightingale Hotel).

If there is anything you would like to discuss with them, then drop in between 1900 and 2000 hours. If you have any problems in your area or there is a forthcoming priority you would like to talk about then please come along.

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Swindon Christmas Website 2009

Swindon Borough Council has launched a new website: www.swindon.gov.uk/christmas

The site is an excellent place to visit for a host of information from fun, budget-friendly activities for all the family to top tips on keeping healthy. In addition you will find the opening hours of council facilities and any changes to services, such as refuse and recycling collections. So check it out and make the most of what Swindon has to offer this Christmas

Meeting Point – December 2009

Coffee morning with table top sales.

(All the tables have been already booked for this month – you may book for January).

£5 if you live in the village

£10 if you live outside the village

Telephone: Vicky Fleming – 827021

Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

Saturday 12th December and 9th January from 9:30 – 12 noon in the Village Hall.

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church.

Tower and Tap – December 2009

Click here for the PDF Version of Tower and Tap Dec 2009 – Jan 2010

This months edition includes:-

  • Letter from Rev Victor Howlett.
  • Parish Council Update
  • East Swindon Says No2EDA
  • Website update
  • Gardening Club update
  • Police Surgery
  • Friendly Club update
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Youth Club info.
Tower & Tap Submissions
Please email items for Tower & Tap to kaylong@btinternet.com or drop any article in to The Maples, South Marston (next to the Vicarage).
The deadline for February 2010 issue is 15 January 2010.

Residents’ fears about 12,000 homes

Members of a close-knit community have expressed fears about the repercussions of building 12,000 homes just east of the A419.

The comments came at a meeting at Covingham Park Primary School where more than 50 people gathered to discuss the Government’s Eastern Development Area (EDA).

Covingham residents said their greatest concerns included an increase in flooding, traffic, crime and the loss of an area of outstanding beauty.

EDA homes are to be built north and south of the A420 in Covingham, Wanborough and South Marston on 300 hectares of land.

The area has been identified by the Government’s Regional Spatial Strategy to help Swindon meet targets for new homes over the next 20 years.

Outgoing North Swindon MP Michael Wills, who organised the meeting, in order to bring members of the community together, and to stir discussion, said he was neither opposed nor for the development.

Mr Wills said he hoped to organise another meeting, along with Covingham Parish Council, in January with professional and independent planners to help guide residents through the EDA’s plans.

The above was extracted from Swindon Advertiser. Click for the original article.