Please help us replace the St. Julian’s Woodland Gazebo

Gazebo fundraising appeal poster

In association with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT), Robbie Taylor and Barry Thunder have setup a fund-raising appeal.

The gazebo in St. Julian’s Woodland, enjoyed by many residents and others over the past 4 years, was destroyed by arson on 11th June.

Many messages of anger at its loss and offers of funding, and even rebuilding, have prompted us to set up this fund raiser.

Our appeal has been set up specifically for villagers and other local users. Funds raised will only be used for a replacement or other activities in St. Julian’s Woodland.

It is directly linked to WWT so that Gift Aid and banking are managed properly and easily accessible for donations, please go online to: www.wiltshirewildlife.org/st-julians

For any donations preferred to be made by cash or cheque please call Robbie on 823757 or Barry on 826697.

Please help to spread this message by forwarding on to others you know that may like to support this. Thank you.

Old Vicarage Lane – closure update

A number of residents have raised concerns about the ongoing closure of Old Vicarage Lane – which has been extended by the lockdown situation. The following points summarise an update the Parish Council received after raising these concerns with the developers:

  • The road remains closed because work on a gas main running underneath needs to be completed – the developers are waiting for an update from the utility provider on this and cannot make further progress until this is done
  • After this the closure will move to the other side of Nightingale Lane – the developers acknowledge this will cause more concerns but this will be the final stage of the closures

We will be updated when the developers know more but currently there is no more information available.

 

 

 

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.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 2020

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely on Tuesday 16th June 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 May 2020 the Council held its Annual Meeting and regular monthly meeting and the minutes of these can be seen here.

Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting.

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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Photography Competition

 

Summer is nearly here and lockdown is easing up a little.

Taking a photo with a mobile phone camera

There’s still time to spot interesting subjects and enter the Community News Photography Competition – the closing date is now Friday the 12th June.

We have separate competitions for adults and under 18s, with prizes for the best entries, so there is no excuse not to get snapping. Full information is on the Community News page. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Communications Working Group