Welcome to the new Shrewton.com

The merging of Shrewton.com with Shrewton.org is now completed.

This is now the site you will see when you go to Shrewton.com, any links on remote websites will now therefore come to our new website.

But, if you want to use Shrewton.org that’s fine too as that will bring you here too – it will just say Shrewton.com in the browser’s address bar when you get here.

Enjoy your visits here and please let us know by emailing shrewtonweb with your news, events, suggestions or to ask for advice about the website.

Welcome to the Shrewton.community website.

John Dudman


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Website News Update

100x100ShrewtonFurther progress has been made this week with the website and the Facebook page.  Here are some of the highlights.

Website: The Community page has more organisations and links, have a look and tell us about more we can add.

David Haslett is asking for volunteers to assist with “Lorry Watch” – if you don’t know what that is or why it matters you can find out more here.  It does make a difference, you can see how it is working for Westbury here.

A chance discussion with Billy Baxter led to me getting two copies of “The Georgian Times”.  Those of you who were in the village may be aware of this.  These copies have been scanned and have been added to the History page.  They make entertaining reading. Have a look and be prepared to find out what village life was like in 1994 and 1995.

Where we have identified FaceBook pages and Groups we have added those and now these are identified by the FB-f-Logo__blue_29Icon which will take you to the appropriate FaceBook page.  If your organisation has a link with Shrewton and also has a FaceBook page or group let us know about it.

The Shrewton Wiltshire Walking page has been updated with images and a new page has been added with John Berry’s account and photos of the walk from Netherhamption to Salisbury and back.  Looks as if everyone had a good time.

The calendar has been updated with more events.  Don’t forget to let us know about your events so we can include them.  We have a few more to add and these will be included in the next few days.

FaceBook: A number of “Likes” for other pages have been added – it is surprising how many Shrewton organisations have pages and don’t publicise them.  Once again, let us know if you have a page.

We are well on the way to merging shrewton.com with shrewton.org – but I’ll save that news for another time…

Have a good Easter – Don’t forget the Funday at the Rec. on Good Friday.  Details on the What’s On page.

John Dudman
email: shrewtonweb@gmail.com

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Website Updates – end of week report

100x100ShrewtonA lot has been happening this week as the website continues to develop.  On Wednesday evening John Berry and I described the new layout and features to the public meeting organised by the Parish Council.  And in the few days since then many of the features have been implemented and more information has been added to the Community page and elsewhere.

Here are the highlights:

  • Our Facebook page and link is now active – if you have a Facebook account please like us and share this with neighbours.
  • Shrewton and Till Valley Horticultural Society distributed their 2015 Newsletter around the village.  The information has been added to this website and their meetings added to the calendar on the What’s On page.
  • Weekly lists of Planning Applications submitted to Wiltshire Council -find this under Planning Applications on the Community page.
  • A link to Salisbury Reds Route 2 time table has been added – find this under Transport on the Community page.
  • Other updates to the What’s On calendar include:
    • ‘Funday’ taking place on 3rd April, Good Friday, at the Recreation Ground.
    • Don’t forget the Duck Race on Easter Sunday at 2pm.
    • Moviola film night, a showing of Gone Girl on Monday April 13th.
    • Larkhill Choral Societies performance of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers on Saturday, April 18th.
    • Further off, we have Shrewton School’s Summer fete on Saturday, July 4th.

Thanks to those of you who have contributed so far, send in your news and events and if you want a page for your organisation contact us.

Thanks for reading and for supporting your village and parish website.

John Dudman

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Stonehenge Overflow Car Park Surfacing Rejected – For Now

Grass%20(Meadows2) (3)On Thursday 19th March English Heritage’s Planning Application to resurface the grass overflow car park was rejected by planners. 

However it is likely that English Heritage will appeal the decision.

Since the access to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre is by booking it is unclear to us if this would mean an increase in traffic if approved.  Presumably English Heritage already include the 133 spaces on grass in their visitor place number calculations.

Read a full report in the Salisbury Journal

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Tack Room and Shed Thefts

Two nights ago a tack room in the village was broken into and a theft took place.

The tack room wasn’t easily visible from the public highway which suggests it was not an opportunistic crime.

There has also been a number of break-ins and theft from contents of garden sheds.

We suggest you review security and report any suspicious activity to Wiltshire Police by dialling 101.

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Methodist Church Diary – April 2015

Methodist-ChurchThe Shrewton Methodist Church Diary for April 2015 is now available here to view or download.

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Public Meeting Today

A reminder that the public meeting on village matters is taking place this evening.

Find out more here:

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