News

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?
Flowers?
Information?
Maps?

If you have any creative suggestions, please email the Parish Council.

Church News

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 (tjbg@martlets.wanadoo.co.uk) - 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

Ogbourne St.George is inside the boundary of the new Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area.

The MDNIA Events Programme 2013 has some exciting events planned - like the International Dawn Chorus Day 2013 and the Bat Night at Avebury.

Many more events are here: Diary of events for 2013

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.

http://ogbournestgeorge.org.uk/community-section/parish-plan-20112012/

Recycling bicycles

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
http://www.recycles-swindon.co.uk/

Parish Council Elections, May 2013

The Parish Council Elections are in May 2013, and approaching fast.

Nomination packs

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.

Parish details
Ogbourne St.George Nomination pack
Guidance and forms for election expenses

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

Parish Plan update, March 2013

The Parish Plan team are busy putting the finishing touches to the final plan to be published in March 2013.  There’s still time for new material to be included if it is relevant to future projects in the village - especially in the areas of leisure & recreation, renewable energy, traffic or shop, so if you have any information that you feel is worthy of consideration, please contact Brian Utton on 841163 or b.utton@btinternet.com.

Merchant’s House Spring Lecture by Jon Cannon, 7th March 2013

The Merchant’s House Spring Lecture is being delivered by Jon Cannon (an Ogbourne St.George resident) on Thursday 7th March 2013 at 7pm at St Peter’s Church, Marlborough.  Jon’s lecture is entitled “Continuous reformation? How the timeless architecture of old English churches is anything but”.

This should be good! Jon Cannon is famous as the author of Cathedral, and the presenter of the BBC documentary “How to build a Cathedral”, based on the same book.

Tickets £14 / £11 MH Friends - available from The Merchant’s House Shop in Marlborough.


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