Welcome to Shrewton
The village of Shrewton in Wiltshire is located 3.5 miles north-west of Stonehenge, midway between Salisbury and Devizes and just under five miles from the town of Amesbury.
It is a small community of about 1,800 people that boasts many historic buildings, a strong sense of community spirit and a beautiful rural setting.
Shrewton has been in existence for centuries. The Domesday Book records that there were 60 households in what has now become the parish of Shrewton and the first recorded use of the name Shrewton, which derives from the old English term for ‘Sheriff’s farm’ (or settlement), was in 1236. The village and the surrounding area is a popular destination for tourists looking to explore the history and culture of the English countryside.
The village has a number of community events and activities, which bring locals and visitors together.
Rural Crime Survey 2023
Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson and his PCC counterparts in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset and Gloucestershire have come together to launch a survey to explore how crime is affecting rural communities.
They are hoping the survey will help them to understand how their county’s rural communities are affected by crime in the South West.
The survey asks rural residents if they have been the victim of any crimes in the last 12 months as well as asking what rural crimes concern them the most…Read More & Take Survey Here
From the Vice-Chair of the Parish Council.
Concerns have been expressed about teenagers riding e-scooters at several locations around the village, this may appear to be a bit of harmless fun but riding a privately owned e-Scooter on the public highway (which includes the pavement) is illegal. These e-scooters are classed as ‘motorised vehicles’ so, like any other motorised vehicle, if they are used on the public highway they need to meet the regulations for road vehicles such as having lights and insurance. Furthermore, the rider is required to have a driving licence with a category Q entitlement. Should anyone be caught riding a private e-scooter on the public highway they could face a fine, they could get penalty points on their licence (if they don’t yet have a licence the points could be ‘banked’ until they do) and the e-scooter could be impounded.
Concerns have been expressed beyond keeping to the above legal requirements. The evening of 9 August some e-scooter riders turned right into Highfield Rise cutting across the path of an oncoming car as they did so and the evening of 10 August an e-scooter nearly had a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle in the Salisbury Road which, at the very least, would have resulted in injury to the scooter rider. If your child is one of those illegally riding an e-Scooter on the public highway I urge you to stop them before they are caught by the police (who are now aware of this issue) or are involved in an accident.
UPCOMING VILLAGE EVENTS
Looking for old Friends
We are helping people connect with friends they used to know who lived in Shrewton. Whether you’ve moved away and lost touch, or are just curious to see what your old friends are up to, we are aiming to help you find them…… Click and Reconnect.
Local Jobs & Volunteers Needed
To see all local jobs & volunteering roles please click here
Shrewton is a thriving community in the heart of Wiltshire.
It boasts many clubs and organisations, details of which may be found in the links section.
A lot of businesses serve the village and surrounding areas and many are listed in the Business Directory.
This site also hosts the official pages of Shrewton Parish Council.