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Parish Council News – June 2012

The Parish Council held an AGM meeting on 15th May 2012. Mr Stuart Young was elected as Chairman. Sylvia Brown was elected as Vice Chair.

Parish Council Working Parties:

Strategic Planning, Property & Finance

  • Chairman – Stuart Young, Sylvia Brown,
  • Malcolm Phillips & Barry Thunder

Operational Planning

  • Ken Millard, Stuart Young & Barry Thunder


  • Barry Thunder

Emergency Planning

  • Ken Millard with SBC

Allotment Liaison

  • Barry Thunder

Village Expansion Working Party

  • Chairman – Malcolm Phillips.
  • At least three Parish Councillors and local residents.

Representatives on Outside Bodies

Highworth United Charities

  • To be arranged

Friendly Club

  • To be arranged

Swindon Area Committee

  • Sylvia Brown, Ken Millard and Colin McEwen

Tower & Tap/Website

  • Clerk – Gemma Cheal

Transport & Police

  • To be arranged

South Marston Recreation Association

  • Stuart Young and Jill Little

Swindon Community Planning Forum

  • Stuart Young and Colin McEwen

For a full update, please check the village website for Draft AGM minutes.

The Parish Council sadly said goodbye to Mr Neil Burchell and Mr Brian McGlone. The Parish Council wish to express their thanks to Mr Burchell and Mr McGlone for all their hard work and dedication to the Parish Council.

Village Expansion Community Dialogue Event

You are invited to attend a Village Expansion Community Dialogue event which is scheduled to be held at the Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel on Tuesday 12th June. You are welcome to drop in any time between the hours of 4pm and 9pm for an update on progress to date. The Parish Council would very much like to receive your views, opinions and ideas.

If you have any specific questions that you would like the Parish Council to answer, please email the clerk on clerksmpc@aol.com.

Alternatively, please telephone the Clerk on 01793 820529.

Parish Council Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There is an “Open 10 Minutes” section at the start of the meeting where you are invited to ask questions or discuss an agenda item. It would be helpful if you could inform the Chairman at the start of the meeting of any items that you wish to raise or discuss.

All agendas are published on the village website and on the village notice boards, prior to the meetings.

To keep informed of the latest Parish Council news, including minutes of Parish Council meetings, please visit http://www.southmarston.org.uk and visit the ‘Parish Council’ section.

Parish Council News – June 2011

New Chairman

At the Parish Council AGM on 17th May, Mr Neil Burchell was elected as Chairman of South Marston Parish Council, with Mr Stuart Young remaining as Vice Chairman. The Parish Council thanked Mr Colin McEwen for all of his work and dedication as the previous Chairman for the last five years.

The following Working Parties and representatives on Outside Bodies were also elected:

Parish Council Working Parties

Strategic Planning, Property & Finance: Chairman – Neil Burchell. Sylvia Brown, Ken Millard, Malcolm Phillips and Barry Thunder

Operational Planning: Ken Millard, Brian McGlone, Stuart Young

Environment: Barry Thunder, Neil Burchell, Brian McGlone, Robbie Taylor

Emergency Planning: Ken Millard with SBC

Allotment Liaison: Barry Thunder

Village Expansion Working Party: Chairman – Neil Burchell. At least three Parish Councillors and local residents.

Representatives on Outside Bodies

Highworth United Charities: Brian McGlone

Friendly Club: Brian McGlone

Swindon Area Committee: Sylvia Brown, Ken Millard and Colin McEwen

Tower & Tap/Website: Clerk – Gemma Cheal

Transport & Police: Robbie Taylor

South Marston Recreation Association: Stuart Young

Swindon Community Planning Forum: Stuart Young and Colin McEwen

Allotment Update

The Clerk and the Parish Council Allotment Liaison have recently carried out an inspection of the allotments in South Marston. We are pleased to report that generally, the allotments are being maintained to a very good standard.

Conservation Site News – June 2011

On 19th May we worked on tidying up the new season’s growth. The newly planted hedgerow is growing well with only a few plants lost to the lack of rain. There are a few meters of hedge still to plant next year.

The new path foundations are settling well and we hope to add the finer top layer of grit after the summer. The design for the two bridges is being worked on and we hope to have enough funds to build these toward the end of 2011. Work on the pond sitting is going well and we hope to be putting it in place over the next few months.

We are still looking for native plants to use on the site and welcome any contributions from the village. Any donations, please call Brian on 826243 or Barry 826697.

We always welcome new volunteers and help them in any way we can. Please come along and see what is going on, between 2pm and 5pm on18th June.