Amesbury Area Board meeting

WelcomeToShrewton (Small)David Hassett has alerted us to this meeting.

“To all the Good People of Shrewton;

Amesbury Area Board will be holding their six weekly Meeting at 7:00 pm at Shrewton Recreation Hall on Thursday 30th July 2015.

This will give villagers an opportunity to air their grievances concerning local issues, and for many of us the main one is TRAFFIC. In addition you can put forward your ideas on how to improve matters in Shrewton. Wilts. Council Officers, the Police, Fire & Rescue Services will be represented.

I exhort you to come along and air your views.

See you there!

David Hassett”

Find out more about Area Boards including their role, why they are important, and why we should be attending these meetings.

Thanks to David for this reminder.  If you have something you want the community of Shrewton to be aware of contact us at shrewtonweb.

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Annual Flower Show

The Shrewton and Till Valley Horticultural Society’s Annual Flower Show is one of the big events of the year.

You can find out what will be happening on July 25th at the Recreation Ground here.  It is so much more than a flower show!

Printed copies of the schedule were available from Bridge Garage and the Co-op but you can now also download a copy from the Annual Flower Show page.  There are plenty of classes so you are sure to find one or more to take part in.

Hope to see you there.

You find out more about the Horticultural Society on their main page.

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Wiltshire’s Big Pledge 2015 – Make a Difference


The Big Pledge aims to encourage Wiltshire residents to lead healthier and more active lives and to engage with their communities.  The theme this year is ‘make a difference’ with 12 pledges that people can make as an individual, a group, a work team, a family or a community.

‘Big Pledge – Make a Difference’ runs to the end of September 2015, participants are encouraged to write their pledge on the pledge card, take a photo or video and upload it to Facebook or Twitter using #BigPledge. All those submitting a pledge photo or videos will be entered into a prize draw for an iPad mini (terms and conditions available on the website).

The Big Pledge sign up website has plenty of ideas and tips on how to choose and  successfully complete your pledge. It could be as simple as pledging to help a neighbour or a more difficult one such as doing the sports or sugar swap challenge.

Pledges can be fun, such as ‘eating a rainbow’ and rewarding for example raising money for a local charity. You can also view the Council’s Big Pledge website.

What will YOU pledge?

Please tell colleagues, friends and/or family and any others you think may be interested in taking part.

With your help and support we can make the Big Pledge “Make a difference”

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Temporary Traffic Restrictions – Stonehenge Summer Solstice

Please be aware of the restrictions to byways and roads over the solstice period.

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Odd Jobs For Charity

We are happy to post this message from Megan Kilmister.

“I am from Shrewton and in November I am running the Athens Marathon 2015 for Worldwide Cancer Research. In order to reach my fundraising target I am offering to do odd jobs around the village for a donation or visit

Thank you very much,

Megan Kilmister”

You can see Megan’s poster on our Adverts page for how to contact her.

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Mobile Phone Reception Problems

SitefinderVodafone reception in Shrewton seems to be a problem as reported in the Salisbury Journal.

There is also a “vibrant discussion” (thanks Mark for this phrase) on Vodafone’s own user forum.


The problem seems to be with the microwave link getting the signal to the mast. However this doesn’t seem to be a problem just with Vodafone or services that use its network.

See the comments below.

Have a view on mobile phone reception in Shrewton?  Leave a comment below and we’ll share it.

TO SEE COMMENTS – CLICK THE Comments link at the bottom of this news item

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7.5 Tonne Restriction on High Street etc. – Update


Those of us who lodged an objection online against the order received the following email.

“Further to previous correspondence regarding the above proposal I can confirm that as objections were received for the same, details of all letters of objection and support will be considered in a report placed before the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.

 I will write to you again when the decision has been made regarding this proposal. 

Kind regards

 Lianne Bartle

Traffic Order Technician  |  Traffic Order Team  |  Highways & Transport

Wiltshire Council  |  County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

 Tel: 01225 713737  |  Fax: 01225 713207  |

Will await outcome with interest.

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