Have Your Say!

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Two important issues for the village will be presented and discussed at an extraordinary public meet taking place on 23rd April, 2015 starting at 7:30 pm.

The meeting is being held at Maddington Church Room.  Your informed view is important – please come along.

Please make sure your neighbours know about the meeting.

If you can print and display the poster please do so.

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So, What does a 7.5 tonne lorry look like?

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We make no apology for another item on the Wiltshire Council proposal to introduce a maximum weight limit of 7.5 tonnes to the B3086 from its junction with the A360 Salisbury Road/Maddington Street and the Rollestone Crossroads.

If granted, what type of vehicle might we expect to see driving through the High Street, London Road and the Packway?

Well, the picture above left shows a 7.5 tonne vehicle and for comparison the house it ran into in March last year!  Thankfully without injury – but will you feel safe walking with a rail and the Till on one side and one of these on the other?  How about your elderly neighbours?

It is important to understand that the 2 tonne signs are no longer legal, so some change is needed.  It is our understanding that a 3 tonne limit could be applied for either structural, which would require engineering reports, or environmental/safety reasons and given that an alternative and safer route using the A360 is in place would make far more sense.

Personal view: The order for a 2 ton limit in 1968 (actually enacted in 1969) would have been under the Road Traffic Act 1967.  In reading the 1967 act I can find no mention of weight restrictions for environmental reasons which suggests that the 2 ton restriction must have been for structural reasons….so what’s changed?

Comments on the proposal together with the reasons for which they are made should be sent in writing or via the website to reach the:

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road TROWBRIDGE
BA14 8JN by 8th May 2015 quoting reference LJB/TRO/SHRE.

Make sure you supply your name and address when making your comment.



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Shrewton – A Vision and Plan for Traffic and the Community

Allen Harris and Paul Timlett prepared a report on behalf of the Parish Council in January. Version 3.0 went to Wiltshire Council. This is version 4.0 which has minor revisions and is the report that we want to discuss with Wiltshire.

Click here to read the report.

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Amesbury Rural Monthly Newsletter March/April 2015

Hello All
Apologies for the delay in sending the figures for last month.  I have added this months figures to date also to make up for it!
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Consultation on proposed – B3086. High Street, London Road and The Packway, Shrewton – Weight Restriction




NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT Wiltshire Council proposes to make the above Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to revoke The County of Wilts (High Street, Church Street, London Road and The Packway, Shrewton) (Weight Restriction) Order 1968 and to introduce a 7.5 tonne weight restriction on the following lengths of roads: Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking in Shrewton

The George

Yesterday afternoon Mrs D and I dropped into the newly reopened The George, Shrewton.  Fully refurbished in a bistro style it offers something new and, in the opinion of the writer, welcome to the village.

We had a chat with owner Peter and Aly. They were pleased with what had been a successful opening weekend and the positive comments about their Sunday lunch.  They made the point that all food is prepared fresh with meats from Billy Baxters.  In addition to dining area and comfortable café style seating inside plenty of additional seating is available on the benches outside in the garden.

Behind the bar was a good range range drinks including a prizewinning Czech lager and  Waddington’s Henry’s IPA both on draught.  Peter was keen to point out that the focus was on the food and The George was not a stand up drinkers’ pub.

It being mid afternoon we ordered two cream teas (two scones for me and one for Mrs D) and sat down in the comfortable chairs to wait.  In a few minutes the warm scones arrived on slate serving platters with generously helpings of Cornish Clotted cream and raspberry jam.  The tea cups tea pot with more than enough for two cups each, are of an attractive gold rimmed flower pattern.  The teas were pronounced excellent!

The website is still under development – getting The George ready to open was the priority – but worth keeping an eye on www.thegeorgeshrewton.com for up to date news as it is developed.

A day time menu is available from 9 am to 8 pm, on Friday and Saturday an evening menu is available from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Sunday lunches are served from midday to 4 pm.

To contact The George call 01980 621612.

Note that at present reviews on TripAdvisor and other review websites are not for The George in its present form.


The Plume of Feathers

If it is a traditional pub you want then Paul and Fran at the The Plume offer this from 4.00 pm each day until ‘early or late closing’ depending on the day of the week and the number of customers. There are two bars: one with a dartboard, where regular league matches take place; the second has comfortable seating and depending on the season a roaring log fire. Wadworth 6x and Plain Ales Innocence are on tap.

You can find out more about the Plume of Feathers by visiting www.theplumeshrewton.webeden.co.uk.

Oasis Coffee Shop

The Oasis Coffee Shop appears at the Shrewton Methodist Church on a Tuesday and Saturday mornings.  Real coffee is served made by (almost) real baristas.  On Tuesday mornings the coffee shop is open from 9 am to 11 am in addition to the coffees, toasted teacakes are available and usually tempting cakes as well.  Saturday opening is from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm and cheese or ham sandwiches with salad are also usually available.

John Dudman – an almost real barista

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Superfast Broadband On Its Way

HIGH-SPEED-INTERNET1The rollout of Superfast (fibre) broadband to the village is on its way.

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