South Marston Summer Fete


South Marston Summer Fete

Saturday 7 July 2018  2 – 5pm

Recreational Field, Between Old Vicarage Lane and Thornhill Road.

What’s on.

Dog Show, Spitfire Flypast, Children’s Fancy Dress, Car Boot, Craft Stalls, Fairground Rides, Music, Raffle, Ice Creams, Fire Engine, Plants and Produce, Refreshments, Beer Tent, Entertainment, Cakes, Face Painting, Tombola and lots, lots more…..

Children’s Fancy Dress: 2:45pm

Age Categories: 0-4 years, 5-7 years and 8+. Cash prize to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all categories and a prize to each entry.

Car Boot: £10 per car – Entry onto the field from 1pm to set up.

Dog Show: Entries from 1:30pm, Classes and Judging start at 2:30pm


  1. AV Puppy (6-12 months)
  2. AV Sporting
  3. AV Non-Sporting
  4. AV Open
  5. AV Veteran (7 years and over)

Best Pedigree in Show will now be judged

Classes Open to All Dogs:

  1. AV Veteran (7 years and over)
  2. Prettiest Bitch
  3. Best Crossbreed
  4. Best Child Handler (up to 16 years)
  5. Most Handsome Dog
  6. Dog in Best Condition
  7. Best Movement
  8. Best Brace (2 dogs most alike)
  9. Most Appealing Eyes
  10. Best 6 legs


Tug ‘O War – We’re looking for teams of 6 to take part. Winner to take home the “winners” trophy. Contact Jenny McEwen (see below) to register your team no late than Sunday 1 July 2018. 

Cake Donations – Please could we kindly ask for tray bakes, whole cakes and individual cakes to sell on the Refreshments and Gardening Club stalls.  Could we ask you to bring your cake to the blue porta cabin on the recreational field on the day?

Volunteers – We desperately need your help and kindly asking for just an hour of your time in helping to run this year’s Fete?  We are looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Thursday evening (5th July)
    • Put up marquees
    • Put up the bunting
    • Collect items from the village hall (car with trailer ideal)
    • Collect hay bales from within the village (car with trailer ideal)
  • Saturday morning (7th July from 9am)
    • Help lay out tables and chairs for stall holders
    • Help lay out and prepare the refreshments area
    • Mark out car parking, dog show and exit areas
    • Put signage up around the field and on the road
    • Lay out two arenas with hay bales
    • Collect tables from the village hall at 1pm (car with trailer ideal)
  • Saturday during the fete (2pm to 5pm)
    • Car parking attendants
  • Saturday at the end of the fete (5pm)
    • Take down marquees
    • Litter picking
    • Take down banners
    • Take down bunting
    • Return items to the school and village hall (car with trailer ideal)
    • Collect up parking (cones and stakes) equipment
    • Return hay bales (car with trailer ideal)

If you can help in any way, please contact Jenny McEwen 07770 633362, Mary Case 07340 965037 or Angela Newton 07789068340 for more information or to leave your details.

See you all on Saturday 7th July!


Public viewing of Council accounts

Each year, South Marston Parish Council undergo both an internal and external audit to ensure that we are effectively managing our finances and that our internal processes are working.

As part of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No.234), Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Transparency Code, members of the local electorate are welcome to request to view the accounts of the Council.

Details of this as well as copies of the Annual Return (which is completed as part of our external audit) can be seen below.

Notice of Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights 2018-page-001

Notice of Commencement of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights 2018

Annual Return – public copy


Roadworks update: 15th June 2018

As you may have noticed, the roadworks in the village continue but the end is in sight!

Although originally planned for half-term, the work on Pound Corner will now take place on 23rd/24th June. This will be carried out under a three-way traffic light system.

Work on the culvert under the road by Quarrybrook is progressing and should be finished shortly. The agents have, at the Parish Council’s request, filled in the large pot hole at the lights as well.

Councillor Thunder has also flagged a number of issues with the agents at the request of individual residents. These include issues about reinstatement and the repair of a fence.

The good news is that the last tasks are planned to take place on 26th & 27th June.

We are continuing to work closely with the contractors to try to reduce the impact on residents where possible.

Parish Council Meeting: June 2018 & May minutes

June 2018 Council meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 19th June 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.

May 2018 meeting minutes

In May 2018 the Council held their Annual Meeting of the Council and their regular monthly meeting. Minutes of both meetings can be seen here.

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