Welcome to our Stanton St Quintin village site!

Welcome
 
Welcome to our village website.

We would love to receive pictures from Villagers to publish on this site. Please have a look at your photo collection of Stanton, past & present, and send them via the "Have Your Say" link. Please also se Gallery on the Sidebar for a different perspective.
 
If you click on "Directory", again on the Sidebar, you will see some contact details for me (Nick) & all members of the village Parish Council + some other useful contact details e.g. School, Church etc.
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Social Committee

The Village Social Committee ran an Auction of Promises on 25 February at the Parish Hall to raise funds for local and more distant causes. Entry was by ticket for £5 to cover supper and a welcome drink. Delighted to report that subject to final audit this brilliant event raised over £2,200.

Parish Council Elections

We have been advised by Wiltshire Council that they are NOT sending out nomination packs to the Parish Council clerk, Mrs Margaret Carey but to direct candidates to the Wiltshire Council website.

Please find below an electronic copy for you to print off, if interested in joining your Village Parish Council. It's called

"Parish-and-town-council-nomination-pack(2).pdf"

I would remind you that nomination forms MUST be handed in to Wiltshire council by NO LATER than 4pm on TUESDAY 4TH APRIL.  they can only be delivered by hand NOT posted.

Planning Meeting

There will be a planning meeting at the Parish Hall on 10th April 2017 at 7:30pm to consider the following applications:

17/02344/FUL Hangers 85 & 86 Hullavington Airfield

Use of Hangers for R&D Facilities (Class B1), external alterations to hangers, creation of a temporary car parking area and associated works.

17/03366/TCA Hollies, Stanton St Quintin

Crown lift to 6 metres an 15% crown to Sycamore tree.

17/01667/FUL 50A Bouverie Park. Single storey extension to North.


The Living Churchyard

The Living Churchyard Project maintains the churchyard as a wildlife haven. Once a month there is a practical social gathering when all are welcome to visit, to help or just to have a tour (and a drink and a biscuit). Our dates this year (all Saturdays 9.30 to 12 noon) are:
March 18th
April 15th
May 20th
June 10th
July 1st
July 22nd
August 12th
September 9th
October 14th
November 18th




A Neighbourhood Plan for Stanton St Quintin – Meeting held on 9th February 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall

Notes of the meeting

Present: Nick Greene, Chair of Stanton St Quintin Parish Council

               Howard Greenman, Wiltshire County Councillor

Attending: John Eley, Emma Walker, Roger Starling, Graeme Pattison, Ros Whiting, George Fenton, Stephanie Fenton, Brig Mike Smith, Jonathan Squire, Carol Squire, Elspeth Schwenk, John Seale, Paul Craven, Mark Pickavance, Jackie Pickavance, Janice Killinger

Apologies: Dr Wendy Bowring, Paul Woloschuk, Mervyn & Sue Stephens, Martin & Gabriele Horton, David Parnell, Rosalind Brown, Pat & Peter Harper, Marjorie Morgan, Hilary Greene

Introduction

Nick Greene introduced the meeting, setting out the format of the evening and drawing peoples’ attention to the apologies he had received from interested villagers who for a variety of reasons could not attend this meeting but wanted to offer their support.

He emphasised how fortunate our village was to have excellent support from the Hullavington Neighbourhood Plan committee. A lot of their experience so far in drawing up their plan, lessons learned, things to avoid, shortcuts etc will be invaluable as Stanton St Quintin begin their NP.

He reiterated Hullavington's NP Chair Graham Slaymaker's advice about Keeping It Simple and recommended the attachment sent with the minutes of the previous meeting on 19th January, the Locality's guide to "keeping your neighbourhood plan simple, short and straightforward" by Tony Burton.

He also recommended a workshop to be run by Wiltshire Community Land Trust at the Cause in Chippenham from 5:30 pm to 8:00pm on 23rd February 2017 offering a "special opportunity to find out more about shaping the future of your local town or village, especially through Neighbourhood Development Plans & community -led housing initiatives".

He welcomed & introduced Howard Greenman to explain why the village should have a Neighbourhood Plan and thanked him for attending this meeting after a very hard day at County.

Howard Greenman outlined the importance of a Neighbourhood Plan. He said it is not a negative document, saying what should not happen, but it allows the village to craft and shape the community. He had previously thought that Stanton did not need a NP because it is a small village, but has changed his recommendation because of the airfield developments, other developments, especially a particular application on Avils Lane recently which made him aware that there were pockets of land in the village that a developer might take advantage of. He also drew attention to the ‘Chippenham gateway’ at Junction 17 of the M4 – this development of the SE quartile almost certainly means that the other quartiles will be looked at soon. So the village should explore a NP. It will be hard work but a rewarding project. He also mentioned that Seagry, a small village, is producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Howard added that one of the meetings he had attended earlier in the day concerned a massive redevelopment of Chippenham Railway Station & its surrounding environment.

With modernisation & the electrification of the line to London, journey times would be significantly shorter making Chippenham & its surrounding villages an even more attractive place to live & consequently more attractive to Developers.

Developers were learning to have a healthy respect for villages with their own Neighbourhood Plans as outlined by Kevin Watson of Christian Malford at our last meeting where he spoke of a large developer withdrawing its plans for over development when faced with opposition from the NDP.

Nick Greene thanked Howard for his comments & all those present again for their attendance. He explained that development of a NP was not a Parish Council project but needed volunteers from the village. He requested that those interested in becoming involved to identify themselves & their details were noted by Councillor John Eley of Chapel House Lower SSQ who had volunteered to be the Parish Council's representative on the Neighbourhood Plan Committee. It was agreed that the next meeting would take place on Monday 13th February at 7.30pm where a Chair, Secretary & Treasurer would be appointed.

Mrs Elspeth Schwenk very kindly offered her house, Long Barn, Lower SSQ as the meeting venue

Nick gave Mrs Emma Walker a list of all the apologies along with their comments & offers of support.

Nick thanked all those attending and those offering their services to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan.

The meeting ended at 8.45pm.



A Neighbourhood Plan for Stanton St Quintin – Meeting held on 19th January 2016 in the Parish Hall

Notes of the meeting

Present: Nick Greene, Chair of Stanton St Quintin Parish Council

            Howard Greenman, Wiltshire County Councillor

            Over 60 members in the audience

Introduction

Nick Greene introduced the meeting, setting out the format of the evening and drawing peoples’ attention to the great improvements to the hall. He thanked the Hall Committee members especially the Chair Cara Voelcker and the project manager Peter Boggis.

He welcomed members of the Hullavington Neighbourhood Plan committee to the meeting and thanked them for attending.

He introduced Howard Greenman to explain why the village should have a Neighbourhood Plan and to introduce Kevin Watson from Christian Malford.

Howard Greenman outlined the importance of a Neighbourhood Plan. He said it is not a negative document, saying what should not happen, but it allows the village to craft and shape the community. He had previously thought that Stanton did not need a NP because it is a small village, but has changed his recommendation because of the airfield developments, other developments, especially a particular application on Avils Lane recently which made him aware that there were pockets of land in the village that a developer might take advantage of. He also drew attention to the ‘Chippenham gateway’ at Junction 17 of the M4 – this development of the SE quartile almost certainly means that the other quartiles will be looked at soon. So the village should explore a NP. It will be hard work but a rewarding project. He also mentioned that Seagry, a small village, is producing a Neighbourhood Plan.

Christian Malford are well underway with their NP. Kevin Watson has headed up the committee developing it. Howard said that Kevin has 2 particular attributes which have helped – tenacity and the ability to cut to the chase. We need to encourage people to come forward to form a team to develop the plan.

Christian Malford

Kevin Watson explained that they were not quite there but a long way along the process. During the work a couple of big developers have been scared away from plans for large scale development in the village.

They started in 2014 following talk of a housing development of 200 homes which influenced the start of the Neighbourhood Planning. There were also people living in the village who were offering pieces of land to Wiltshire Council for development.

There were three basic questions which needed to be answered: what do we have? What do we need? How do we get there?

Jan 14 Started with the formation of a Neighbourhood Planning Team

Mar 14 undertook a housing survey establishing the number and type of housing in the village

June 14           a parish wide survey questionnaire. This was delivered by hand to all houses in the village and collected by hand – there was some difficulty persuading some people to complete the survey. This got the response rate up from 20% to 50% which is reckoned to be a good response for a survey of this type.

Aug 14 Parish boundary was defined as the NP area – this is a formal approval process

Sept 14            First Parish meeting – development of a NP requires demonstration of consultation with all residents

Oct 14 Main Road meeting – this recognised that the favoured area for development is along the main road in Christian Malford. By now the plan was being formulated

Mar 15 2nd parish meeting. The NP Team delivered messages about developing or not developing particular areas – some people were pleased, others not.

May 15 the agreed draft plan was rejected by Wiltshire Council – they hadn’t told Christian Malford about a key step they had to take during the development of the plan.

Between May 15 and Sept 16 the plan went from version 6 to version 22. They didn’t find Wiltshire Council very helpful; the latter themselves seemed to be on a learning curve and would agree sections then later on reject them.

Sept 16 – initial consultation.

The process involves lots of meetings and hours of personal time which is necessary to feed information back to the village residents and obtain their views, thereby demonstrating to Wiltshire Council that proper consultation has taken place.

Still to do

They wondered about getting a consultant but as they were so far down the road, decided not to.

The 2nd written consultation produced 50 written responses, mostly supportive. Taking account of comments, the NP is reissued and submitted to Wiltshire Council who will send it out to various organisations for their comments. Then an external inspector will formally assess the plan. Once this has completed successfully, Wiltshire Council will organise a referendum in the village (like an election); the plan will be agreed if a simple majority of those voting is in favour. The NP Team are hoping to complete the process before the end of 2017.

Lessons learned

It is worth doing. Christian Malford has a common view of how the village should develop. It should enable steady progress. The plan is deliverable. A major builder has withdrawn from a development in the village (a moral victory). The plan recognises that Christian Malford does have to grow; it is not an option to reject all development.

It isn’t easy to develop the plan. It needs a big commitment from team members – CM had 7 in the team, Hullavington has 18, with a core team of 8 – it is good to have the larger number. Wiltshire Council seems under resourced to support the process. It is difficult to get people engaged and you can’t please all the people all the time so they are left with a minority of disgruntled people.

There is a lot to do to develop the plan. Need to assemble a strong team – CM was under resourced really; you need enthusiasm as much as a skill. They underestimated the time and effort required. They would have liked a website but couldn’t get the support to maintain one. They were helped by great mapping access from one of the members. There is funding to support the process – from Community First who will pass funds via the Parish Council.

CM has 250 houses and about 700 residents. The plan allows for about 30 new houses. In response to a question about the status of the NP, Kevin replied that it has a legal status and is the top tier of consideration for the planners when applications are being considered. CM spent about £500 on the development of their plan. If the CM team were to embark on this task again, it would ask for more Community First funding in order to employ specialist help during the process.

Hullavington

Graeme Slaymaker from the Hullavington NP committee updated the meeting on progress with their NP. He said they are just about to start writing the plan. The more people involved the quicker you get there. There is a lot of information available from the My Community – locality website. He particularly recommended a document ‘Keep it Simple’.

They hope to have their draft plan by the end of June. They are holding an Open Day on 18th February to feedback information from their questionnaire. Hullavington has taken on a consultant to help. The best way forward is to have a core membership with others to help out. It is good to have someone on board who is good at reading policies etc. Hullavington has a core of 8 people.

Key steps

  • Get a vision for the village
  • Scope it out
  • Develop a budget

  • Claim grant – John Smith from Hullavington supplied the following information. The maximum you can claim is £9000 during the course of the plan. Only 2 applications are allowed and if you don’t spend the money in time, it has to be given back.

Q: how are sites identified?

Graeme: basically they have already been identified by people coming forward and offering land for development.

Although the Core Strategy may say what the minimum number of houses required in a village is, it isn’t necessarily true.

Q: what about the dynamic of the MoD land?

Graeme: it is included in their NP boundary. The airfield is in Stanton St Quintin Parish, Hullavington Parish and St Pauls Malmesbury Without – the bit that has already been sold is in St Pauls Malmesbury Without and is in their NP.

Nick Greene thanked all those present especially Howard, Kevin and Graeme. He explained that development of a NP was not a Parish Council project but needed volunteers from the village. He requested that those interested in becoming involved provide their details and a further meeting will be organised to get the process kicked off. (These details will be added to those collected at the November Parish Council meeting when Hullavington PC gave a presentation).


WAAF Memorial Window Appeal for Support.

The Women's Auxiliary Air Force was founded in June 1939 to free RAF personnel for front line duties in World War Two. By 1943 the WAAF numbered 182,000.

100 other ranks of the WAAF were billeted at Stanton Court, Stanton St Quintin adjacent to St Giles Church. Many others were billeted in the village during the war. These women worked at RAF Hullavington. They undertook a variety of roles including radio operators, cooks, drivers and flight mechanics. They also made a significant positive impact on the village.

Currently there are few memorials to commemorate the WAAF. There is one at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, another at the Yorkshire Museum, and a re-creation of the RAF Filter Room at Bentley Priory. In recognition of the service given by the other ranks of the WAAF billeted in Stanton St Quintin during World War Two, a stained glass window is being commissioned in St Giles Church.

Your support for this project will be greatly appreciated.

THANK YOU

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/stantonstquintinpccstgileschurch

The Parish Council, which met on 14th March 2017 were very happy to support this Appeal & have given £100 from its Contingency Fund towards the Window.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid week was 15th-21 May this year and in Stanton St Quintin we raised £820.74 from door to door collections .  I would like to thank all who donated and all the volunteers who delivered and collected the envelopes.  Without you giving money or time this would not have been possible.  Thank you for your contribution to the continuing work of Christian Aid.

Angela Smith


Notice of Audit 2015-2016

Please see Village News for more on this. Conclusion of Audit 30/3/16 detail can be found below in Parish Council Minutes.


The Stanton St Quintin Parish Council Meeting

This took place on Tuesday 14th March 2017. The next full Council meeting will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017 in our newly refurbished Parish Hall equidistant between our Lower & Upper village.

Please see below ratified minutes from the 17th January meeting and the 31st January Planning meeting.


A Message from our Stanton St Quintin Parish Council

 

These meetings follow the procedures written in the Standing Orders.

There is Public Forum for 15 minutes at the start, where members of the public can

make a 2 minute statement – there is no discussion about this. The meeting then

continues with its advertised Agenda.  If there is anything you would like to have

discussed, please contact one of your Parish Councillors or the Parish Clerk – agenda

items have to be received no later than three days before a meeting. 

To quote from “10 Key points for Effective Parish Council Meetings (Wiltshire

Association of Local Councils, Sept 2008): Parish Council Meetings are not

“talking shops”, they are there for councillors as chosen representatives of a parish

or town to make decisions for the benefit of the town or parish”. 


Local Council Elections 2017

Please see Local Council Elections timetable.pdf below for more detail.




CHIPPENHAM  PIT STOP SHOP TO BECOME LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE

The enterprising Chippenham Pit Stop team are busy expanding  their truckers' shop into a new convenience store to serve both passing trade and all the surrounding villages from September 14.

The Pit Stop made recent headlines when a new outside gymnasium was installed to give their driver customers an onsite opportunity of keeping fit as part of a campaign to make the facility the best of its kind in the UK.

Now the Silvey family, who own and operate the Pit Stop just off junction 17 of the M4, are completely transforming their existing shop into a full convenience store as part of a £130,000 general improvement programme.

Managing Director David Hatherell said the greatly enhanced shop would offer locally sourced produce and freshly baked breads as well as staples such a milk and a whole range of other convenience items.

"With our extensive parking, excellent restaurant open to all and on site barber's shop we are ideally placed to play a much greater role in serving the local community," he said.

"While our  truck driver customers remain our core business we have ample scope to expand our services to meet the needs of local people," said Mr Hatherell.

Alternative shopping and dining arrangements were now in place while the work was progressing so it was very much business as usual, he said.


Nick Greene as Chairman of SSQ Parish Council cut the ribbon to declare the newly enhanced facility open at 11:30am on Saturday 12th September 2015.

Please click on this link for more on this:

http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/chippenhamheadlines/13804621.Truckers_and_villagers_welcome_at_new_Chippenham_Pit_Stop_convenience_store/


WHAT A YEAR AND NOW FESTIVE CHEER  AT THE CHIPPENHAM PIT STO

The flavour of Christmas comes to The Chippenham Pit Stop on Friday December 2 with a little help from the children of nearby Stanton St Quintin School who will be turning up to sing traditional carols from around 5pm.

The festive event, including complimentary mulled wine and mince pies made in the  restaurant, is the last of the year during  which the pit stop team have reached out to the local community while looking after their growing number of trucker customers.

Last month the Pit Stop ran a great carrot hunt to give local children a focus during their half term holiday leading up to Halloween and the event raised £75 for St Nicholas School in Chippenham

Pit Stop General Manager David Hatherell said the forthcoming festive event would be showcasing all the locally sourced seasonal fare available in their Draycot Stores both for their motorway customers and the surrounding community.

"It's been quite a year for us having been used by both BBC TV and BBC Radio Wiltshire for interviews relating to transport industry matters together with our recent appearance on The One Show having been named UK Truck Stop of 2016 for the high quality of our facilities," he said.

But carol singing at the Pit Stop will not be over after next Friday's Stanton St Quintin School performance because pupils of Kington Langley School will be along at 11am the following morning to extend the festive cheer.


COME AND JOIN THE GREAT HALF TERM CARROT HUNT

Twenty pictures of spookily decorated carrots with cheeky faces will soon be appearing in a bunch of Wiltshire  villages  as a Halloween fundraiser in aid of St Nicholas School in Chippenham

These fun "Carrotcatures" have all been created by pupils at St Nicholas and those at Stanton St Quintin and Seagry primary schools

Now together with children in Kington Langley, Sutton Benger, Draycott Cerne, Christian Malford and Hullavington, they will be asking their mums and dads to take them around all the communities to spot all the carrots during their half term holidays.

The Great Wiltshire Carrot Hunt has been organised by Lisa Hatherell of The Chippenham  Pit Stop and Draycot Stores who said she had been touched by the warm and enthusiastic support she had received from all the local communities

The hunt will start on Saturday October 21st at the beginning of Half Term and end on Halloween and there will be prizes for every child who finds all the carrots  and returns their completed entry forms to Draycot Stores plus a grand prize for the overall winner.

Entry forms are available from Draycot Stores, shops in Christian Malford and Kingston- St-Michael as well as The Wellesley Arms and Post Office in Sutton Benger and The New Inn, Seagry and the Langley Tap.


Wiltshire County Council Newsletter

Please click on the link below to keep up to date with all that's going on in our County:

Community in action!!,










The Chatter
 
The latest edition of the "The Chatter" is now available. Please see "Village News" for more detail.
 
Flood Risk
 
Wiltshire Council often approaches landowners to request them to clear overgrown ditches and watercourses where there is risk of flooding. However, with extensive networks of watercourses & ditches in the County, local Parish Councils have been able to provide valuable assistance in identifying & helping to resolve these issues in many cases. Villagers who have concerns or observations to make regarding flooding or potential flooding are asked to contact any member of the Parish Council. All our contact details can be found by clicking on "Directory" on the Sidebar.
 
Chippenham Our Community Matters
 
At the beginning of the year the Chippenham Our Community Matters website was launched to provide local people with an interactive notice board everyone can use. 

The website is full of local news, events and discussions and a place to find out local information about our area: http://chippenham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk

Chippenham Our Community Matters quick and easy to use and your information will appear instantly. A short tutorial has been produced to show you how to register and post news Click here 

I would also recommend that you register to receive the regular e-mail bulletins about our area Register here

.The Latest Parish Newsletter from Wiltshire Council:

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/parishnewsletterhome.htm 

 

HULLAVINGTON AIRFIELD WALKERS

 

 

For many years parishioners of both Stanton St Quintin and Hullavington have walked on and had access to Hullavington airfield. The vast majority of these walkers have behaved responsibly and have understood that certain military activity takes place on the airfield and acted accordingly. 

 

Over the past few weeks we have had several incidents regarding walkers and in one case a vehicle accessing areas which are prohibited for safety reasons. This is generally, but not exclusively when glider flying is taking place.

 

The station wants to maintain the status quo and be as good a neighbour as we can, we appreciate all of the support we receive from our villages and we do understand that we can be noisy at times (night flying helicopters for example). But we must ensure the safety of our personnel and the safety of the general public.

 

The following must be applied by all walkers on the airfield, you must not enter the inner area of the airfield, the safe boundary is the perimeter track and all areas outside of that. The perimeter track is a road and normal rules of the road apply.

 

Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

 

 
Results of Parish Council Election
 

Stanton St. Quintin

Number of seats: 7

Candidates

Results finalised at 16:26 on Fri 3 May 2013 - Candidates for Stanton St. Quintin
Candidate Description Votes
Conway, Brett Robert
56 (5.77%)
Cowan, Marina (Elected) Housewife. Company Director 114 (11.74%)
Druce, Anita Jeanne (Elected)
133 (13.70%)
Druce, Liza Georgina (Elected)
122 (12.56%)
Greene, Nick (Elected)
139 (14.32%)
Murton, Pete (Elected)
93 (9.58%)
Plummer, Ian Michael (Elected)
144 (14.83%)
Voelcker, Cara Ripley
71 (7.31%)
Whiting, Ros (Elected)
99 (10.20%)

 Turnout 44.81%
 
 
Mobile Library
 
Please see Village News for the latest mobile library timetable which is a pdf file giving details of the times the mobile library will be visiting Stanton St Quintin, Lower Stanton & Buckley Barracks. This will be updated every 6 months.

Parish Council Meeting
 
The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017 at the Hall at 7:30pm.
 
Pre-school with strong links to Stanton in Seagry.  
 
Please see Village News for more on this + a list of local playgrounds in our area.
Expansion Proposals for Malmesbury.
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Recycling 

Parishioners please can we all re-double our efforts on the recycling of our domestic rubbish and encourage others to do the same. Last financial year the Land Fill tax levied against our local council and paid for by each and everyone's council tax from this parish was as much as £50 per tonne. This led to a total cost in excess of £4.9 million of our money being sent straight to central government at Westminster. Next year the Land Fill tax will be raised to £80 per tonne and with the increasing amounts of domestic rubbish being generated it is very possible that £8+ million of local money will be wasted in going straight to central government. The council has issued wheelie Bins for 1) general rubbish 2) Cardboard and Plastic Bottles 3) Garden rubbish bins will be issued in Feb/march 2012 4) The small Black box for collection of paper, cans and glass. If we all think about re-cycling then we can make a significant contribution to saving some of the millions we may pay in central government tax

 
Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team
 
The following has just been received outlining the details of our new Police Officers:
 
Just an email to inform you all of the new Rural Neighbourhood Policing
Team details now that Heather has retired and Val has moved to
Chippenham Town.

Beat Manager:
PC Les Fletcher Leslie.Fletcher@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Police Community Support Officer's:
PCSO Claire Hannam  Claire.Hannam@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk
PCSO Elizabeth Duncan elizabeth.duncan@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Any issues please do not hesitate to contact us on the above email
addresses or on 101 to report a crime.
 


 
Interesting Village Records
The following has just been received via stantonstquintin@gmail.com
 

Hi there. My name is Colin Batten the son of Violet Batten(nee Tanner). My Grandfather Worthy Tanner and later his two sons Eric and Henry (my mothers brothers) farmed at Manor Farm and lived at 68 Greenhill, Stanton St Quintin for many years. I have come across many details regarding various sales of the farm and accounts,wages sheets etc from approx 1910-1979. Whilst they are of great interest to me I wondered if anyone in Stanton or indeed the current owners of the farm would be interested in seeing them.

Colin can be contacted by email at colinbatten@btinternet.com

Interestingly, it was Worthy Tanner who both gave the village the land & helped pay for the erection of our Church Hall.

A Senior Moment

A host of topics especially suited for our older villagers. Please see Village News for the poster..

Wiltshire Police New Non-Emergency Number
 
This now 101.
 
The Emergency number continues to be 999.
 
New Singing Group in Sutton Benger.
 
Please see Village News for more information.
 
SSQ Baby & Toddles Group
 
Please see Village News for their poster.
 
Crime & Community Briefing Paper
 
The latest edition can be found in Village News.
  
 MyView from the Woodland Trust
 
The Woodland Trust recently launched an initiative to double native woodland cover under the banner of More Trees, More Good. Part of this initiative includes mass public consultation about where more trees should be planted through a campaign called MyView.

MyView is a web-enabled system that allows people to take a photo of their local view that would benefit from more trees and load it onto the Woodland Trust website. People can then use our interactive, click and drag design programme to plant virtual trees and create a new 'treed' view for their community. It will enable people to visually demonstrate where they would like to see more trees and then allows them to create a written statement about why more trees in this space are important. Please have a look at:

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/myview

 
Next Parish Council Meeting
 
As well as the countdown on the Sidebar, it has been suggested that we make this date more prominent, so here it is:
 
                          Thursday  11th May 2017 at The Village Hall @ 7:30pm.
 




Parish Council Meeting Minutes.

 
If you would like to view the Minutes of our previous Parish Council Meetings just click on the box below & then click on "Download" & finally "Open" to see these. They should then open in your "Word" programme. As always, if you experience any problems with this or any other aspects of this website please let us know at:
 
 
Recent Changes
 
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The above advice works fine if you're using an email programme like Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail. However, if you use web based email like Hotmail or Yahoo you may need to actually type the address into the To: box. Please let us know if you experience any problems.
 
Village News
 
Please have a look at this link (on the Sidebar) to learn more.
Any other items of Village News you'd like to see here? Please let us know at stantonstquintin@gmail.com
 
Try This!
 
Do you see the map at the bottom of the page? If you click firstly on "SAT" & then on the "+" sign, you can keep zooming in until you can see your own house. Great Fun!
 

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