Till Valley Link Charity Christmas Sale

Till Valley Link will be holding a “nearly new sale” at the Oasis Café  (at the Methodist Church) on Saturday, 11th November from 9.30am till 1pm.

They will be selling an array of gifts for Christmas – Books, DVD’s, toys, Christmas Stockings.

All proceeds will be donated to the Till Valley Link charity that provides transport to those in our local community who are in need due to infirmity or other needs and where public transport cannot be used.

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Have your say towards the A303 Environmental Statement

Shrewton Parish Council, as a ‘Consultation Body’, has been requested to provide any information it considers relevant for an Environmental Statement concerning the proposed A303 tunnel and Winterbourne Stoke bypass.

The Environmental Statement includes topics such as air quality, cultural heritage, landscape, biodiversity, geology and soils, road drainage and the water environment, materials, noise and vibration, people and communities, climate and combined and cumulative effects (e.g. the impact on human health is a combination of air quality, noise and vibration, people and communities, road drainage and its effect on the water environment).

To enter your comments please email them to shrewtonparishcouncil@gmail.com. The closing date for this survey is 15 November, this so the statutory deadline of 20 November, a cut-off date that cannot be extended, can be met.

Sale of George House (formerly The George)

From the chair of the parish council:

The owner of The George (George House) has notified Wiltshire Council of his intention to sell the property. Under the terms of the ‘Asset of Community Value’ listing on the building community interest groups, such as an incorporated voluntary body with a local connection, have until 28 November to submit a request to Wiltshire Council to be treated as a potential bidder. If Wiltshire Council receives such a request then a six-month moratorium on the sale is put in place (ending on 17 April 2018).

Although the seller is not under any obligation to accept the bid the six-month pause is to allow the Community Interest Group time to raise funding to make a credible bid to buy the property.

Online support and guidance to potential bidders is available at www.mycommunityrights.org.uk

Shrewton Shines – Gallipoli 2015

Thursday the 24 May 2017 saw villagers and Appleford School pupils having an history lesson in one of the most harrowing campaigns of WW1 – Gallipoli.

Grateful thanks were expressed Appleford School for providing the venue at no charge together with our local Co-Op supplying the light refreshments for the evening.  The result of this was a donation to the Shrewton Shines activities of £143.50, this figure consisted of donations to the raffle and entrance fees. There was also a Q &A Discussion with the pupils from Appleford asking most of questions, which were of interest to all; especially as WW1 is a subject within their forthcoming GCSE examinations.   We all of the Shrewton Shines committee wish them well in their endeavours. Continue reading

Annual Clean-up Day this Saturday 21 October

Shrewton Women’s Institute will be holding its Annual Village Clean Up Day on Saturday 21st October 10:00 – 12:00 (see attached poster).

This is the second clear-up day of the year and we are hoping for even greater numbers of volunteers to help with clearing weeds and litter from our lovely village.

We plan on being busy for two hours in all but if you and others can give just a few minutes of your time to help then we’ll be really grateful.

Wiltshire Council are lending us litter-picking equipment and they will collect and dispose of the filled rubbish bags – there were 40 of them last time!! – but if you have your own tools then please bring them along.

And, when it’s all over, the social club have promised to provide you with a comfy chair to sit on while you chat about the day and they brew you a cup of tea or coffee.

See you on Saturday 21st October.

Best wishes,
Hazel Smith
Shrewton W.I.

Annual Shrewton village clean-up day October 2017