Village News

THE VILLAGE AMENITY AREA, 3 Feb 19
 
A big thank you to all who turned up to burn the brash created as a result of part of the amenity area hedge being professionally laid.  It was a cold and frosty morning and we had a lot of difficulty in getting the three fires lit, but eventually they caught and it didn't take long for everything to be burnt.  Those taking part were Peter Baker, Simon Brown, Philip Cartwright, Bob Chalklin, John Crozier, Tim Deal, John Ivill, Brian Johnston, Phil Keogh, Nick Sauer and Andy Watson.
The village amenity area is a quiet and peaceful space by the river which is available to all.  There are three benches on which to sit and watch the river go by.  It is accessed down the track which leads from the village hall play area towards the bridge.  The hedge on one side of the track has been laid as far as the bridge, but it is our intention to continue all the way into the amenity area as and when funds allow.
Marston Parish Council

UPDATE ON 'THE THOROLD', 21 Jan 19

We have had some disappointing news in the last week.  Firstly the decision on our planning application to allow the new toilet block including dedicated disabled facilities to be constructed and extending the kitchen by incorporating the corridor between the shop and kitchen has been delayed until the end of February.  Secondly we heard that we were unsuccessful in the grant application to LNER.
However, key internal building work in the bar area of the pub will be starting in the next 2-3 weeks.
We made great progress over the weekend stripping the wall-paper in the pub.  However, the multiple layers with painted layers in between made it a challenge and we will need one more session to complete.  We will be working again this week-end Saturday 26th January from 9:30 am and feel that it will all be completed before 1pm.  Please let me know if you can help.
Sandra Allen

NEW PARISH COUNCILLOR

Kevin O'Sullivan was co-opted as a member of Marston Parish Council at the January meeting.  Kevin is already the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for Marston.

VILLAGE HALL CHRISTMAS FAIR

The amount raised at the Village Hall Christmas Fair on 1 December was £2,535.40.