Planning Application – Nightingale Lane

An updated planning application (S/19/1245) was received last week for a proposed development off Nightingale Lane.

While this arrived too late to be included on the agenda for this week’s Parish Council meeting,  it was considered important enough to be discussed.

The Council has already responded and repeated its strong objection. Any residents who have also previously responded to the application are encouraged to do so again. The deadline for responses is 28th November.

Dogs on Recreation Ground

Concerns have been raised about the number of off-lead dogs on the recreation ground in the village.

The Council has discussed this and would like to remind members of the public that dogs should not be exercised off-lead there (as indicated by signs) and should also be deemed to be under control at all times.



Parish Council Meeting November 2019


The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 19th November at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. The agenda can be seen here.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can also ask questions or raise any matters during the Open 10 minutes at the start of the meeting.

In October 2019 the Council held its regular monthly meeting and minutes of this can be seen here.

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

Parish Clerk – Annual Leave

The Parish Clerk will be on leave from Monday 4th November and returns to work on Friday 8th November.

During this time calls made to the Parish phone number – 01793 686150 – will go to voicemail and be dealt with on the Clerk’s return.

Emails sent to will be screened by a Councillor and will be responded to if deemed urgent. Otherwise the Clerk will respond on his return.


Build a Bug Hotel

Monday 11 November 2019

Would you like to make a Bug Hotel? Come along and build your own.

Bug Hotel

There is a £10 cost for non-members (includes the Hotel and materials) although it would be lovely to have a large selection if you have anything in your garden such as: dried grass, straw, bark, twigs, broken slate, pieces of wood (drilled with holes), canes or cones of any sort. Ensure canes and wood are cut to no more than 5 inches in length .

Hotels need to be ordered in advance so numbers with full payment to Angela by Friday 25 October.

Venue: South Marston Village Hall        Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Parking: Old Vicarage Lane, next to the school.

Cost: £3 entry fee on the door as a visitor or £12 for annual membership.
Pop along and chat with members and enjoy homemade cake and a cuppa along with an optional raffle. A warm friendly welcome awaits you.
More information: visit the website:, find us on Facebook, contact Mike on 827807, 07999914751 or Angela on 07789068340.