Afternoon Tea at St James’s

From Jean Atkin:

It wasn’t a promising start to the day, but the weather improved as the day went on. We were able to put some tables outside in the churchyard and some of our guests chose to relax in the sunshine.

We welcomed loyal villagers who always support us and friends from Monkton Farleigh, Winsley, Bradford on Avon and even visitors from Bathford.

We appreciate the help and the gifts of cakes, sandwiches etc that we received from a number of people. Donations for tea amounted to £240 – an encouraging start to our summer season of hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming many more of you at our next Afternoon Tea on Thursday 28 June.

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Sports Day Tombola

From Angela Clarence:

The Village Hall will be running a TOMBOLA at the Sports Day (July 22nd 1-4pm) to raise money for the Hall. All contributions are being collected by Angela at The Cottage at South Wraxall Lodge. She’s going to leave a large plastic box outside The Cottage door at South Wraxall Lodge each weekend. Other days just ring the bell and wait a few mins. It’s the grey door before the back door of the Lodge. She’ll also try to go round the village nearer the time.

Bottles of Alcohol / Cordials / Beauty Products / Luxury Foods / Jars of Jam etc. Whatever you might have spare would be great. Many thanks.

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Afternoon Teas in St James’s Church

From George Parker:

For the fifth year in a row the church is opening its doors to welcome villagers and visitors to enjoy delicious afternoon teas in the peace and tranquillity of the Longs Chapel (and outside if the weather is fair).

We look forward to your company on the following Thursday afternoons to enjoy sandwiches and other savouries, plus a varied selection of delicious cakes, with tea, coffee and soft drinks:

Thursday 14th June

Thursday 28th June

Thursday 12th July

Thursday 2nd August

Teas will be available from 2pm until 5pm.

So please, do join us! Bring your family and friends (children are always welcome) and have a lovely time whilst supporting the upkeep of St James’s. Pop the dates in your diaries now!

If you have time to volunteer to help or bake us a cake please ring George Parker on 07778 679202.

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Looking for a budding photographer

From Jasmine Charles-Jones:

We are in need of a few photographs displaying our beautiful SW village hall in its best light. Is there anyone in the village who has a good eye and camera (ideally a camera with a wide angle lens) who might be able to take a few photos of the hall, inside and out for us to display on the website?

Any volunteers, please contact

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SW Parish Council Notice

From Margaret Carey:




Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. Date of announcement:  31st May 2018

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Mrs Margaret Carey, Parish Council Clerk, 52 Greenhill, Neston, Corsham, Wilts SN13 9SQ  tel: 01225 810274

commencing on (c) __Monday 4 June 2018 _______________________

and ending on (d) ___Friday 13 July 2018 ________________________

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

5. This announcement is made by  Mrs Margaret Carey, Parish Council Clerk

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Church Cleaning

From Jean Atkin:

St James’s is very much in need of a deep-down clean. We want it to look polished and sparkling for our Afternoon Teas; the first on is on Thursday 14 June. There is also the wedding in June, which may involve some of you.

We have had very few helpers recently, which makes it a long morning for those who do come. If you could spare an hour to give us a hand it would be much appreciated.

We have some dusters, brushes, mops and polish but extra ones are always useful. Please come any time from 10:00 am onwards on Thursday 7 June. Many thanks.

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Parish Meeting

From Margaret Carey:

To All Electors Of South Wraxall


You are invited to take part.  It will be held at:

The Village Hall, South Wraxall

On Thursday 7th June at 7.30p.m.

Under the Chairmanship of

Mr. Mark Caroe

(Chairman of the Parish Council)

The Parish Meeting may by law discuss all parish affairs and pass resolutions about them.  The following matters have so far been placed on the Agenda:

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th April 2017
Report of the Chairman of the Council
Reports from the Community Police Officer and County Councillor
Questions and Items of Report

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