100 Club Winners for July and August

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July Winners

£10 No. 111 Andrew Newton

£10 No. 8 Audrey Lewis

£10 No. 103 Stacey Woolhouse

£10 No. 66 Alan EcElroy

August Winners

£10 No. 89 Colin McEwen

£10 No. 83 Mary Case

£10 No. 17 David Bickley

£10 No. 35 Derreck Oxby

Congratulations to the above winners

Its not all about Flowers – Stem and Foliage Interest

Monday 3 September 2018 @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm in South Marston Village Hall.

Speaker: Paul Green of Newent, Gloucestershire

Subject: “It’s not all about Flowers – Foliage and Stem Interest”

Paul is often asked “why don’t you like flowers?” Well he does, he loves them! The point is that flowers are not the only thing to get him excited. So many plants have interesting stem colour or texture. What about the range of berries? One of the main themes of plants he grows is for the range of foliage, its shape, size and colour. He’s hoping to tempt you too to try something new. There will be a large range of plants on show in the evening ranging from fairly common to rare and slightly strange!

Paul’s Nursery “Greens Leaves” is a specialist plant nursery which supplies a wide selection of choice, rare and unusual plants, all grown in their Gloucestershire nursery.  They have dedicated their nursery to a collection of rare and specialist plants from around the world and the list is growing.

At the end of the evening, you have the chance to purchase these rare and unusual plants.

Cost: £3 entry fee on the door or £12 for full Membership. A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake as well as an optional raffle.

For more information, please contact Mike New on 827807 mobile 07999914751 or Angela Newton on 832034 mobile 07789068340

August Council meeting and July minutes

August 2018 Council meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 21st August at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions during the Open 10 minutes at the start of the meeting.

July 2018 meeting minutes

In July 2018 the Council held their regular monthly meeting and the minutes of this can be seen here.

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

Flower and Produce Show

Have you ever taken a look at this great Community Village event?

You may not be into showing off your Home-grown Produce but what about showing off your prized Hanging Basket or House Plant, your Cooking and Baking skills or even your Flower Arranging talents? We have a long list of various types of flowers to show from Dahlias” to Sweet peas and cooking skills from Jams to Curds and Sausage rolls to Scones. This year our “flavoured cake is “Ginger”.  Do you have an amazing ginger cake recipe that you think may be a winner?  If none of these appeal to you what about a photograph of either an “Insect” or an “Abandoned building” these are our two Photography categories this year? We also have various categories for showing your Handcrafts from Metal to Wool and a Home Brew section. There’s something for everyone so what are you waiting for?

We haven’t forgotten the children so they can enter too.   Age 5 years and under- Collage Picture, 6 to 8 Years – Posy of Flowers and 9 to 11 Years- Vegetable Monster.

If you are not up to entering this year, why not come along to the Village Hall at 5pm to view the entries and the competition for next year along with tea and cake.  There will be a raffle and auction of donated exhibits at the end of the show at 5:30pm.  A very warm welcome awaits you.

If you would like a copy of the full Schedule and entry form please contact either Mike New Tel 8277807 or Angela Newton 832034

SOUTH MARSTON FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW

TO BE HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018

Friday 17 August 7pm to 8:30pm – Register your Exhibits (see list below) at the Village Hall

Saturday 18 August

10am to 12:30pm – Staging of Exhibits

1pm to 4pm – Judging takes place

5pm – Doors open to the public – Admission at door 20p (per adult)

Refreshments and Raffle available

5:30pm – Presentation of Show Winners followed by Auction of Produce (the Committee will be grateful for any exhibit left for sale) and Raffle Prize Draw

SECTION “A”

1.             3 Potatoes (white or coloured)

2.             5 French Beans

3.             5 Pods of Peas

4.             5 Runner Beans

5.             5 Broad Beans

6.             3 Onions – under ½ lb in weight

7.             3 Onions – over ½ lb in weight

8.             3 Beetroot

9.             1 Courgette

10.         3 Carrots

11.         2 Cabbages

12.         6 Pickling Shallots (under 30mm in diameter)

13.         6 Large Shallots (over 30mm in diameter)

14.         1 Cucumber

15.         3 Tomatoes

16.         Truss of Tomatoes

17.         Collection of any 5 Vegetables (one of each of any 5 different kinds in a seed  tray not exceeding 18” x 12”)

18.         Collection of 5 Salad Vegetables (All different)

19.         Collection of Fresh Herbs

20.         Longest Runner Bean

21.         Heaviest Onion

22.         Heaviest Potato

23.         Any other Vegetable not on schedule

24.         Ugly or Misshapen Vegetable (Please give your vegetable a “name”)

25.          Bowl of Home Grown Fruit (5 of same kind)

SECTION “B”

26.         Standard Fuchsia

 SECTION “B1”

  1. Hanging Basket

 SECTION “B2”

28.         1 Single Rose

29.         3 Roses

30.         5 Asters (single or double)

31.         3 Decorative Dahlias

32.         3 Cactus Dahlias

33.         1 Specimen Dahlia (large)

34.         3 Carnations

35.         5 Pansies

36.         5 Stalks of Sweet Peas

37.         3 Spikes of Gladioli

38.         1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus

39.         3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)

40.         Flowering Pot Plant (Geranium, Fuchsia, Orchid etc.)

41.          Foliage Pot Plant (Succulent, Cactus etc.)

SECTION “B3”

42.         Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6”)

43.         Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4”)

44.         Floral Wreath “100 WW1”

45.          Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” overall)

  SECTION “C”

46.         Photograph “Insects”

47.          Photograph “Abandoned Buildings”

 SECTION “D”

48.         Jar Soft Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)

49.         Jar Stone Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)

50.         Jar Jelly (in 1lb jar)

51.         Jar Marmalade (in 1lb jar)

52.         Citrus Curd (in 1lb jar)

53.         Sweet Chutney (in 1lb jar)

54.         Pickled Onions or Shallots

55.         6 Sausage Rolls

56.         Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)

57.         6 Cheese Scones

58.         6 Fruit Scones

59.         Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding

60.         Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients and size of tin below)

61.         Fruit Cake (see ingredients and size of tin below)

62.         Ginger Cake (any shape or size)

63.          Shortbread

 SECTION “E”

64.         Homemade Wine, Lager, Beer, Cider or Liqueur etc.

  SECTION “F”

65.         Metal, Wood or Glass Item

66.         Knitting or Crochet item

67.         Cross Stich or Embroidery Item

68.         Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)

69.          Material (Fabric, Fur, Felt etc.)

 CHILDREN’S SECTION

Class G (5 years and under) Collage Picture

Class H (6 to 8 Years) Posy of Flowers

Class I (9 to 11 Years) Vegetable Monster

 INGREDIENTS FOR CLASSES 60 & 61

Victoria Sandwich   Fruit Cake
6oz Self Raising Flour   8oz Self Raising Flour
6oz Caster Sugar   7oz Fruit
6oz Butter or Margarine   4oz Sugar
3 Eggs   4oz Butter or Margarine
Jam   2 Eggs
    1/8th pint Milk
 
Cakes to be made in 7” size tins using the above ingredients only.  

Judges will use their discretion to disqualify cakes made using any other ingredients or size of tin.

  1. Entry Fees 30p each entry for all classes (Classes A to F).
  2. Class prizes will be awarded – 1st 50p, 2nd  20p  and 3rd 10p
  3. Children’s class 20p to enter (Classes G, H & I).
  4. Children’s class prizes will be awarded – 1st £1, 2nd 50p, and 3rd 20p. Fourth prize and lower a prize for each exhibit.