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Stanton St Quintin Village Hall

Please see "Parish Hall Report.doc" below for an update on what your Hall Committee are doing to update & upgrade our Village Hall & make it more of an asset for us all.
Following a very well attended (80+) fundraiser on Saturday evening 31st January 2015 at which Dr Fiona Baskett gave us a fascinating talk about the History of Stanton St Quintin & donated 14 copies of her book "The Chronicles of a Courtier", the Hall Committee are delighted to announce that £750  was raised towards the further refurbishing of our Hall. For more detail on this please see "Parish Hall Fundraiser.doc" below.

We all thoroughly enjoyed a talk from Avils Lane resident, Sir Francis Richards KCMG, about how British crossword solvers cracked the Nazi's cryptic clues at Bletchley Park during World War 2.
This took place on Saturday 6th February 7:30pm & was followed by cheese & mulled wine.
Tickets were £6 in advance from Jenny Plummer (01666 837978) or £7 on the door.

This was again very well attended & made in excess of £500 towards Hall refurbishment.

Friday evening 30th October saw another well attended Pub & Skittles do in the Hall, again great fun & well attended & which contributed more tan £500 to Hall refurbishment.

The Hall will be closed throughout October to begin this refurbishment.

Christmas Waste Collection

Please see "Christmas Waste collections A6_HIRES.pdf" below for detail on this.

Stanton St Quintin Primary School

Our Summer Fete was on Friday 1st July. Have a look at our lovely poster below created by Susannah "Fete 2016 Poster Susannah (1).pdf". The School will also be busy on Friday 2nd December 2016 singing Christmas Carols at The Pit Stop, starting around 5pm. There will be complimentary mulled wine & mince pies made in the Restaurant.

Notice of Audit 2015-2016

Please see "Notice of Audit 2015-2016.doc" below.

Stanton St Quintin Social Committee

Please see barn dance "October 2015.jpg" and" jumble sale.jpg" for posters concerning these 2 fund raising events. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page & click on these to open the posters.

The Chatter
 
The chatter sign up and general communication is sstqpc@gmail.com Please see "The Chatter November 2016.pdf" for the latest copy.

Temporary Road Closures

Please see below for full details on these. They are produced as pdf documents & will open in Adobe Acrobat format.
 
Important News on our Village Hall
 
Please see below (Flyer to Village on SSQ Hall) for exciting news on potential developments concerning our Church/Village Hall.

Transparency Code for Smaller Parish Council

Please see below for more on this including, Details of Land and public assets.odt, Internal audit 2014-2015.jpg,  List of councillors and member's responsibilities.odt List of information to be published.doc List of items of Expenditure over £100.odt SSQ Annual Governance Statement 2014-2015.jpg SSQ Annual Return 2015-2015 001.jpg SSQ End of Year accounts 31.3.15 001.jpg.

Mobile Library
 
Please see below (Chippenham mobile library timetable) for the latest details showing the times the mobile library will be visiting Stanton St Quintin, Lower Stanton & Buckley Barracks. It's a pdf file & should open OK in Adobe Acrobat but, as always, any problems let me, Nick, know at stantonstquintin@gmail.com

Please see a new poster for the Mobile Library below. Look for "Mobile Library Poster 001.jpg"
 
Our War Memorial
 
If anyone would like to know more about this project, or how you could help in its ongoing funding, please feel free to contact me (Nick Greene, your web master) on 01666 837850 or email me at stantonstquintin@gmail.com
 
Breaking News: Just received memories of Private Arthur Thomas from his great nephew, Tim Couzens. Details on the main page of the site. Please see below for a picture of Arthur in his uniform (Pte Arthur Thomas.jpg) & a letter from the Regimental Chaplain to Arthur's Dad (TOM3.doc).
 
Living Churchyard Annual Report.
 
The Living Churchyard is now into its 19th year & wonderfully managed by Ivan Randall & Liz Cullen both of Lower SSQ and ably assisted by their hard working & knowledgeable helpers. Please see St Giles Church tab on the Around the Village to read their report.

We have also seen the addition of an Interpretation Board in the Church grounds explaining their work.
 
Parish Council Meeting
 
The next full Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017.
 
Pre-school with strong links to Stanton in Seagry.  
 
Just received this interesting information from Laura in Lower Stanton:
 
"I'm a resident of Lower Stanton with two little ones (ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2).  Thought it might be helpful for parents of small children in the village to know that, even though we don't have a pre-school in Stanton, we do have a pre-school with strong links to Stanton in Seagry.  While Seagry Pre-School is co-located with Seagry Primary School, Seagry Pre-School is fully independent and their children go off to primary schools across the area.  My son enjoys being in a school setting for pre-school and I like the fact that he will be with a large group of other children from Seagry Pre-School all starting reception together in Stanton School this September."
 
 
Also, as a help to new parents in the area, here's a list of the playgrounds local to the area. 
 
Playground in Valetta Gardens - small, climbing frame & swings.
 
Chippenham - John Coles Park - great (as I understand it, this is usually where most SSQ parents of small children go...)
 
Yatton Keynell (next to Village Hall)- great, tons of equipment
 
Seagry (next to School) - very small, no swings, equipment suitable for older children
 
Grittleton (next to Village Hall) - small, good equipment
Kington Langley (?) never been there, but I've heard it's good
 
Corston (up the hill from the pub) never been there.
 

Kington St Michael - good playground for older kids, plenty of equipment

Sutton Benger (next to village hall) - small but pleasant, good range of equipment for all ages next to large field & tennis courts.

Malmesbury (short, paved walk along river) - very small, but reached by a pleasant walk & by a big field to let dogs off leash etc.

(Thanks to Amanda Batu for these last 3 suggestions).
 
If anyone would like to add to this list or comment on it, please email us at stantonstquintin@gmail.com.
 
Expansion Proposals for Malmesbury
 
Please click on "Help Save Malmesbury2" below to see how to make your voice heard.
  
Temporary Road Closures.
 
Please see below for details of road closures.
 
Kington St Michael Community Shop
 
Please see KSM News Article below.
 
A Senior Moment
 
Please see poster below " A Senior Moment A5 for web".
 
New non-emergency number for Wiltshire Police
 
Please see "101_Wiltshire_logo" below.
 
New Singing Group
 
Based in Suton Benger, please see their website for updates:
 
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Stanton St Quintin Baby & Toddler Group
 
Please have a look at the poster (A4 toddler poster) below for more information.
 
Get Fit 4 Summer
 
The 1st session is FREE!!!. Please click on Download & then Open "Circuits"to see the poster below.
 
War Memorial
 
Please click on the link below to "Download" & then "Open" Lest We Forget.If you would like to print this, I've set it up so it all prints on just 1 page. If you don't have Excel on your computer, I've also supplied it as .doc document which should open in Word or Wordpad.
 
The School 
 
Please see below information concerning the building work schedule for the new School Extension (Neighbour Notification).
 
There's also a flyer for "Getting Fit for Summer" at the School. Click on Circuits, Download & then Open.
 
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