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

Energy Centre: Revised submission

The developers of the proposed Energy Centre at Keypoint have submitted further papers that can be viewed on the Swindon Planning Portal under reference S/16/1055.

Responses should be submitted to the Borough Council by the 15th December.

The Parish Council’s planning group have prepared a note for the Parish Council analysing the traffic issues raised and recommending that the Parish Council repeat their previous concerns and objection.

The note can be viewed here.

Swindon Council planning documents for the New Eastern Villages approved

Swindon Borough Council have confirmed that two supplementary planning documents were formally adopted at Planning Committee on 11th October 2016.

The documents (Planning Obligations and Travel Framework) include the Masterplan, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) as it relates to the New Eastern Villages and the Diversity Impact Assessment (DIA).

The SPD sets out a comprehensive approach for dealing with the development of the NEV, including the provision of infrastructure necessary to create a sustainable development as required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper they produce they are not printing many hard copies of the document.  The SPD is available for public inspection at the Council Offices or can be seen here (At the bottom of the page)

If you would like to purchase a hard copy or require further information, please e-mail:, or contact Angela Clack on 01793 466370.