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Race to the Stones, 15th and 16th July 2017

Threshold Sports is currently organising the annual Race to the Stones event, sponsored by Dixons Carphone and partnering with The Mix charity. It will take place over the weekend of 15th and 16th July 2017. They are interested in spending more time notifying the local residents of the areas that the event will be passing through.

For more details, please contact Charlotte Boadle.
Email: charlotte.boadle@thresholdsports.co.uk
Phone: 020 7603 1878

Or see : http://www.racetothestones.com/

Church Fete 20th May 2017

The Church Fete 2017 (a traditional village fete with summer lunches and a dog show) will be on 20th May.

Ogbourne St George Church Fete this year will be on the 20th May in the Manor House Gardens.

We are planning to serve lunches, hold a dog show and all the usual stalls and as many other stalls and attractions as we can find volunteers to run them.

Do you have a Gazebo we can borrow?

To make the event big and exciting we need volunteers, new and old, if you haven’t already been asked/press ganged into helping with something, if you have new ideas or can lend a Gazebo for the day, please contact me or Lou Elliott: Nicky Irwin; 01793 741216; 0797 3210048 nicky@dunvegan.biz / Lou Elliott: 01672841 514 missy.louelliott@hotmail.com

Elections, May 2017

In May 2017 local parish elections are being held in Wiltshire. Ogbourne St George Parish Council welcomes applicants for the positions of Parish Councillor. There are seven positions for Ogbourne St George and if there are more applicants than positions then an election will be held.

The Parish Council plays a vital role within the Parish of Ogbourne St George. The Parish Council works towards keeping the Parish an attractive place to live and can influence the future of the area.

More details …

Rural business grants event, Wednesday 8th February 2017

The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) in conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency and supported by LEADER groups will be running a series of events to let rural businesses know about the range of grant funding currently available to support business growth.

For Swindon and Wiltshire based businesses an event will take place on Wednesday 8th February 2017 10am-2.30pm (with buffet lunch) at the Devizes Corn Exchange, The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HS.

Here is the link.

Ogbourne Taxis

As of January 2017, we now have a taxi service based in the village.

Contact Mark Bentley (based at Parklands Hotel)
Telephone : 07791 673192
Email : ogbournetaxis@gmail.com

Parish Council Meeting, January 2017

The Parish Council regret that the Meeting due to be held on the 12th January has had to be postponed. The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 19th January at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Street lights in the parish, November 2016

Ogbourne St George Parish Council has the responsibility for the street lights in the Parish. Many lights have failed and spare parts are no longer available. The PC is looking into replacement with white LEDs and would like to give residents the opportunity to comment on the proposals which include the removal of some lights. To register your opinion and help ensure our street lighting matches our needs, you are invited to one of the following sessions in the village hall where the PC will explain the proposals in more detail:

Sun 27th Nov 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tue 29th Nov 7:30 - 9:00 pm

For more information contact Brian Utton. Telephone : 01672 841163

Applications invited for Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer

Ogbourne St George Parish Council is seeking to appoint a part time Parish Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer.

Applications are invited for the post of Clerk to the Ogbourne St George Parish Council. The post is part time working from home presently four hours per week. The Parish Council meets six times a year with occasional additional planning meetings.

The post-holder will be the Council’s Legal and Responsible Financial Officer and should have experience of accounts, minute taking and correspondence. Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills are required.

Salary is based on the National Association of Local Council’s recommendation on the salary scale LC1 SCP15 to SCP20 £8.72 - £9.99 depending on experience, plus mileage allowance, telephone, Broadband and stationery costs.

This is an interesting and varied post, supporting an active, community-focused Parish Council.

Further details from and letters of application including CV and a Personal Statement to:-

Cllr Gordon Mudge
Chairman to Ogbourne St George Parish Council
Amberley
Ogbourne St George
SN8 1SU

Email: gordon_mudge at btinternet.com
Mobile: 07857 273270

Closing date for applications is Monday 5th December 2016

Speed Watch quarterly report

Ogbourne St.George is one of the Wiltshire villages involved in the Speed Watch scheme. This has actively helped to deal with the problems and dangers caused by a small minority of drivers who think the speed limits do not apply to them.

Here is the latest news.

Friends of the Railway Path Workday: Sunday 13th Nov 2016

Dick Millard says:

Our next workday will be on Sunday 13th November. We will meet at 10:00 on the access road to Whitefield Farm, a little north of Ogbourne St George. We will be working to beat back bushes and improve width the stretch just south of where we park.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day. Much of the vegetation is thorny, so stout shoes and long sleeves and legs are a good idea. Please bring lunch and something to drink.

I will bring our usual kit, but feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you would prefer to use them.


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