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Wiltshire Police – Swindon North Neighbourhood Policing Team

Drop in Sessions in April, May and June 2015

The aim of Neighbourhood Policing is to have a dedicated policing team in your local community. We are here to tackle the issues that you feel are affecting the quality of life in the area in which you live.  We will work together with other agencies to deal with your concerns.

 What matters most in your community?

What affects you? Tell us your views!

 If you would like to see one of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we will be holding drop in sessions at the following times: –

Castle Eaton  Village Hall       10.00 – 11.00am,  Thursday 16th April and Thursday 28th May.

Blunsdon Shop                               9.00 – 10.00am,  Saturday 9th May and Saturday 13th June.

South Marston Village Hall   10.30 – 11.30am,  Saturday 9th May and Saturday 13th June. 

Stanton Fitzwarren Park         12.00 – 1.00pm,  Saturday 9th May.

Hannington Jolly Tar                  19.00 – 20.00,  Tuesday 2nd June.

If you are unable to make any of these event please do not hesitate to call 101 to speak to either our Crime Prevention Officer who will be happy to talk to you, or to speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

In an EMERGENCY dial 999, all NON-EMERGENCY calls dial 101

(Your call will be recorded)



Church News – Feb 2012

Christmas Gifts

At Christmas there was an opportunity to give a gift towards the church‘s fabric fund. I would like to thank you for your generosity; the appeal raised £798 some of which was ‗gift aided‘ and will eventually yield more from the taxman. This is the best response we have had for a Christmas appeal so thank you again.

On Christmas Eve we had such a wonderful Christingle service with standing room only—we were able to send £200 to the Children‘s Society.

High Five

The next High Five service for children up to 5 years will be on 22nd February at 10am

Saturday Scene

Saturday Scene meets on the 11th February in the Village Hall 4-5.15pm.
An exciting church event for young families. Stories, songs, crafts, games and food.

Contact Donald Page on 825693

‘Craft Company’

It is so good to get together with others of like mind and share ideas, inspire and encourage each other and enjoy a natter while doing our crafts. Please come and join us on Wednesday 8th February 2–4pm at Dryden House. More details from Mary Cooper or Vicky Fleming.

Moving experience!

George and I will be sad to move to the Rectory in Kenwin Close—all of 2.2 miles but we still hold you very much in our hearts. I am still the Vicar of South Marston and hope to continue to build the relationships between church and village. Please do keep in contact and don‘t forget to come to Meeting Point so that we can have a chat.

God Bless,


Lent Course: ‘God is closer than you think’

Our Lent course begins on Ash Wednesday 22nd February, 7pm at St. Margaret‘s Church.
We shall then be meeting every Monday at 7.30pm in St. Margaret’s Centre, Kenwin Close. The six sessions are as follows:

  1. God‘s great desire for people
  2. Where is God in my world?
  3. Partnering with God today
  4. Listening to the voice of God,
  5. God wants a relationship with you
  6. Heaven breaking through.

This is a journey that will help you to experience God‘s presence in the busy matrix of your life, hear God speak in ways you can understand, and discover God‘s desire to be with you in this moment.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Meeting Point

Coffee morning with table top sales

(Please book your table by 9th Feb: £2.50 for people who live in the village, £5 for those outside and free to village organisations )

11th February from 10 –12.30pm In the Village Hall

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church

Those who come often remark about the enjoyment of sitting down with a neighbour they haven‘t seen for a while with a cake in one hand and a coffee in the other.

Church Services (at South Marston Church unless otherwise stated)

5th February 11.00am Family Service
12th February 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Holy Communion
19th February 10.00am Team Service St Margaret’s
22nd February 7.00pm Ash Wednesday Service St Margaret’s
26th February 8.00am Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Morning Worship
4th March 11.00am Family Service
11th March 8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Holy Communion
18th March 9.30am Morning Worship
25th March 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Team ServiceSouth Marston

Church Events – Dec 2011 / Jan 2012

High Five:

The High Five service for children up to 5 years meets again on 18th January at 10am We would love to see you there!

Craft Company:

We will be meeting on Wednesday 14th December at 2 pm at Dryden House, and then on 11th January at 12 noon at Blunsdon House for lunch. If you love crafting then join us for inspiration and encouragement as well as good company. More details contact Vicky Fleming

The 7.30 Club:

For 10 to 16 year olds from Stratton, Stanton & South Marston.

Held on alternate Sunday Evenings 7.30pm to 8.45pm at St Margaret’s Centre.

Please call the St. Margaret’s Church Office for more information

Saturday Scene:

Saturday Scene for young families meets on:

  • 10th December for our Christmas Party
  • 14th January in the Village Hall 4pm to 5.15pm

Contact Donald Page on 825693

Tea Towels:

When you are thinking about Christmas gifts don’t forget that South Marston Church Tea towels are still for sale.

£3.50 or 2 for £6, 4 for £10—contact Vicky Fleming.

Baptisms and Weddings:

As we get very booked up please contact Rev. Vicky Fleming for details as soon as possible.

The Meeting Point:

Coffee morning with table top sales. All the tables have been booked for December—you may book for January—free.

Telephone Vicky Fleming 827021.

Scouts post and stamps (20p) available

Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

    • 10th December from 10am until 2pm with a visit form Father Christmas
    • 14th January from 10am –12.30 In the Village Hall

Christmas at South Marston Church:

17th Dec

5pm: Carols and Village Nativity on the Glebe. Come dressed as angels, shepherds, kings, or any of the characters from the nativity story

18th Dec

6pm: Nine Lessons and Carols with mince pies and mulled wine

Christmas Eve

4pm: Christingle Service raising funds for The Children’s Society

11.30pm: The First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day

10am: Family Communion

Connect with your Parish Council

The Parish Council are keen to explore additional communication channels for interaction with village residents. As you know, the first 10 minutes of the monthly Parish Council meeting is set aside for residents to voice any concerns they may have. If you find this approach too formal, or simply don’t have time to attend the meetings, then why not come along to see us at the Meeting Point on 12th March, where we have booked a table.

We will have several Parish Councillors there who will be very happy to listen, talk, explain what the PC does, or help with any issues you may have. The Meeting Point is held from 9.30 to 12.00 in the Village Hall and we hope that this will become a popular way for villagers to communicate with us. We look forward to seeing you!

Your Parish Council

Meeting Point – August 2010

Date: Saturday 7th August

Time: 09:30 – 12:00

Where: Village Hall, South Marston

Coffee morning with table top sales. Homemade cakes, tuck shop, gifts, cards. There’s always a variety of different things to see and buy each month – and you never know who you might meet.

Please book your table:

  • £5 for people who live in the village
  • £10 for those outside
  • free to village organisations

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church

New at The Meeting Point

At this month’s Meeting Point on 13th February we shall have The Body Shop alongside Charlotte with her reasonably priced jewelery, Karen’s sumptuous linens, and Jan’s home made cards. The Youth Club will be offering a good selection of pocket money sweets, and, there will be hand knitted Nepalese hats, Mustard Seed Cards – including Mother’s Day and Easter. Come and enjoy good company and scrummy cakes and fair trade tea and coffee – or if you prefer hot chocolate –

See you there,

Vicky Fleming

Meeting Point – December 2009

Coffee morning with table top sales.

(All the tables have been already booked for this month – you may book for January).

£5 if you live in the village

£10 if you live outside the village

Telephone: Vicky Fleming – 827021

Come and enjoy good company and refreshments.

Saturday 12th December and 9th January from 9:30 – 12 noon in the Village Hall.

Refreshments provided by South Marston Church.