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

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.

Wiltshire Good Neighbours

Wiltshire Good Neighbours is a new service is aimed at those over 60 years of age. They can put you in touch with the people & services who can really help you to improve living your independent life. By visiting you and talking with you they can identify the services that will make the most difference to your day to day living. They can then refer you to these services, and follow up to ensure they are delivered accordingly.

They can provide information on a variety of topics & these may include:
. Befriending services and social activities
. Advice on benefits
. Healthcare needs
. Transport
. and many more……
If you think they can help you to find the services you need then give them a call on 07557 922030. Or go to their website.

The service is free and confidential.

Midsummer Dance on Saturday 22nd June 2013

News from Lizzie Hawnt:

Hello! I’m organising a Midsummer Dance on Saturday 22nd June 2013 in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Please visit their website to see the good work they do.

Please let me know if you would like a ticket [or tickets].

* There will be dancing to “Locomotion” [great Band] , a Buffet and Raffle.
* All this will happen at The Ogbourne Downs Golf Club, Ogbourne St George.
* A cracking good night is guaranteed.
* Tickets will be £15:00 each.

All profits will be donated to the charity.

I hope you might be free that night! Please pass this on to anyone who you think might like to come and ask them to contact me.

Please e-mail me to let me know if you would like to come and how many tickets you would like!

With love, LizzyX

Lizzy Hawnt
Mobile : 07821-396-430
Home : 01672-841553

Friends of the Railway Path workday: 23rd February 2013

Friends of the Railway Path meet at the corner of Hodson Road just outside Chiseldon (grid ref SU 182 799) at 10.00 on 23rd February 2013.

They will have a hedger, Clive Leeke, coming along to show you how to lay hedges. There’s also some planting and some clearing to do. Please bring stout gloves (especially if you would like to do some hedge laying).

Parish Clerk vacancy

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new part-time Parish Clerk.

The post involves about 3 hours work per week and 2 hours in the evening every two months, for the bi-monthly Council meeting. Extra hours as worked will be paid. The duties will involve liaison with Councillors to produce meeting agendas, the preparation and circulation of Minutes, dissemination of information received from outside sources (Wiltshire Council etc) to the Councillors, implementation of Council decisions as requested.

Training will be arranged, subject to course availability, with a view to the successful candidate also taking on the role of financial administration (Responsible Financial Officer). The minimum hourly rate will be £8.50, depending on experience and qualifications. Employment status will be by agreement as will contractual terms and job description.

Applications are invited from those who have proven administrative, management, IT and financial skills.

Clerks from neighbouring parishes may apply.

Please send brief CV to: at your earliest convenience.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2013

Free swimming during half term (11-15th Feb 2013)

Young people will be able to swim for free again this half term as Wiltshire Council’s pledge to fund free swimming during school holidays continues.

Children aged under 16 can enjoy free swimming during all public swimming sessions at their local Wiltshire Council and DCLeisure managed leisure centres in Wiltshire throughout the school holidays. This term swimming will be free from 11 February 2013 to 15 February 2013.

Those under 16 will be able to gain free access to all public swimming sessions during the Wiltshire Council recognised school holidays, however each leisure centre will retain the right to request proof of age before granting entry. Please contact your local pool for further details relating to this offer. Tel: 01672 513161

St Georges Seedy Sunday

2.30pm February 17th in the Village Hall

Bring along your unwanted seeds to swap





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