Bank Holiday Beer Festival 2013
The Inn with the Well in Ogbourne St. George is holding a beer festival, 24th - 27th May 2013
The events so far:
Friday 24th May@ 8.30pm- ‘Bullseye’ Darts Competition
Saturday 25th May@ 8pm - ‘Sing for your Supper’ - (It is what it says in the title)
Monday 27th May- The Culinary Competition returns
3 p.m. - Pasties
4 p.m. - Afternoon Tea
Prizes on offer for the winning pasty and cake
Questions? Call Megan and Mike on (01672) 841445
Bottom Lane traffic, Consultation With Parishioners
Regarding the proposed changes to Bottom Lane.
Following the recent production of the report for the Traffic in Villages Initiative, members of the Parish Council met with Wiltshire Highways to discuss the main issues such as speeding through the village and parking. One of the problems raised was the concerns of residents in Bottom Lane who have for some time complained about the speed of traffic along the lane particularly from the direction of Aldbourne.
Highways suggested that it might be acceptable for Bottom Lane to become one way, with entry only from the village alongside the Parklands and with no entry from the Aldbourne direction. There would continue to be contra flow for cyclists. This is clearly a significant change and it can only go ahead after consultation and with the approval of the village.
The Parish Council want to hear from villagers whether
- A one way system should be introduced or
- Whether the current system should remain in place
Please can you let the Parish Council have your views either for or against by May 13th 2013 by email to the Parish Clerk or telephone 841270, or leave a message here on the village website.
Telephone Box Competition
Now that so many people use mobile phones, British Telecom is disposing of its telephone boxes. The two boxes in the village are now a Village Asset, and we can do what we like with them!
What would you like?
If you have any creative suggestions, please email the Parish Council.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK
Christian Aid Week starts on 12 May. The focus this year is on food security among the poorest societies. There will be a house-to-house collection in the village. Any money you feel able to put into one of those red envelopes will be put to excellent use. Thank you. Timothy George (841278).
SONGS OF PRAISE
On Sunday 26 May at 6.00 pm we shall be holding a Songs of Praise service in the village church. Do please feel free to come and lift your voices to sing well-known hymns. If you have a favourite hymn that you want to see included please give me a call (8421278) or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) - in time for us to warn the organist! If you feel like saying why you particularly like the hymn, so much the better. Timothy George
Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area - events news
Fix My Street
Fix My Street is a useful way to report local problems to Wiltshire Council (like pot holes in roads, fly tipping, or broken paving slabs).
Wiltshire Council subscribes to it. See http://www.fixmystreet.com/reports/Wiltshire
Traffic Action Group - updated plans
The latest traffic action plans are now attached to the Parish Plan page.
Recycles Swindon is a Salvation Army initiative in Swindon that is doing great work, and helping people rebuild their lives. Please contact them if you have any unwanted bicycles. They also professionally repair or service your bicycles at competitive rates or sell you a quality refurbished model ready to go.
Tel: 01793 401 834
Parish Council Elections, May 2013
The Parish Council Elections are in May 2013, and approaching fast.
Ogbourne St.George Parish Council has seats for seven councillors. If you want to be one of the new councillors, the time to get nominated is now.
Nomination packs will be available from Friday 1 March 2013. Nomination papers are now available on the election pages of the Wiltshire Council website. In the interests of the environment, candidates are urged to obtain them electronically where possible.
Hard copies can be obtained by phoning 0300 456 0112.
Church working party Saturday 23rd March 2013
Volunteers are wanted for a Church working party on Saturday 23rd March 2013 from 9.30am.
There will be indoor and outdoor tasks, so if you can spare an hour or two, come along! For more information contact Jane Fisher 01672 841155