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.
Speed limit restrictions will come into operation on 25 March 2024 and will be required until 25 September 2025.
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary introduction of 40mph Speed Limit: Various Roads (Part), Winterbourne
Stoke and Shrewton (Ref: TTRO 9330)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to temporarily introduce
a 40mph speed restriction on the following length of road:
A) B3083 (Part), Winterbourne Stoke; from a point 160m north of its junction with A303 for
a distance of approximately 200m in a northerly direction.
B) B3083 (Part), Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with Cherry Lodge Access for a
distance of approximately 200m in a southerly direction.
C) B3086 (Part), Shrewton; from its junction with The Packway for a distance of
approximately 300m in a southerly direction.
D) A360 (Part), Winterbourne Stoke; from a point 500m north of its junction with A303 for a
distance of approximately 300m in a northerly direction.
E) A360 (Part), Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A303 for a distance of
approximately 300m in a southerly direction.
To enable: Octavius Infrastructure to facilitate safe access/egress of works traffic from work
The speed restrictions will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This speed limit restrictions will come into operation on 25 March 2024 and will be required
until 25 September 2025. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to
complete depending upon weather conditions. The Order will have a maximum duration of
For further information regarding these works please contact HW Martin on behalf of
Octavius Infrastructure on 07736597284.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
UPCOMING VILLAGE EVENTS
Are you starting university this year?
Wiltshire Community Foundation offers grants to young people in Wiltshire and Swindon who need support with the costs of studying an undergraduate degree at university. The One Degree More bursary is £1,600 for each year of the course to help with general living expenses, course costs, books and equipment. We are now open for applications for those stating university this year.
Who is eligible to apply – young people can apply for a university bursary if they:
• are under 24 years old
• have lived in Wiltshire or Swindon for at least 2 years
• parents or guardians receive 2 means-tested benefits (2 elements of Universal Credit)
• eligible for funding through Student Finance England
• studying for first undergraduate degree at a UK university or college
• are a young person in the care of Wiltshire or Swindon Borough Council (LAC)
Applications close on 5 April 2024. Apply today by visiting: www.wiltshirecf.org.uk/grants-and-support/individuals/university-bursary-one-degree-more/
Can you Help?
1st Shrewton Scout Group is scouting for a Group Lead Volunteer.
This role involves supporting our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts leaders to ensure our group keeps thriving, helping to plan a challenging and exciting program for our young people, and liaising with our trustees and the district team.
Help us give local young people the skills they need to succeed in life and discover how
being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.
To come and meet the group, email: email@example.com.
To learn more about the role, please contact Steve Tibbert, Mid-Wiltshire District Leader Volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
WILTSHIRE BOBBY VAN TRUST COLLECTION BOX
We are committed to ensuring our volunteers feel valued and recognised for everything they do
If you are passionate about making a difference become a WBVT Volunteer
If you love getting out and about but also want to support a cause in achieving its aim, then becoming a Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (WBVT) Collection Box Volunteer. This could be the right step for you. You will be involved in displaying our collection boxes in your local community to help raise funds for WBVT.
In this community-spirited volunteer role, your support will include getting involved in the following:
- Getting out and about to display our iconic collection boxes in your local community
- Networking with organisations to share our cause and encourage them to display our collection boxes
- Maintain an accurate list of the location of the collection boxes and the dates on which they have been replaced or emptied
- At suitable intervals be responsible for the collection and replacement of these collection boxes
- Being an ambassador for WBVT
- Have good organisational skills to organise distribution of collection boxes
- Have good communication skills to spread the word about WBVT
- Be looking to commit to 8hrs a week which is flexible to allow you to enjoy a work-life balance
- The minimum age of this volunteer role is O’18 and you will require your own vehicle, insurance, and Driving Licence
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible, so please just get in touch email@example.com
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.
Wiltshire Council in partnership with Wessex Rivers Trust, focusing on promoting the funded upgrade of private homeowner septic tanks and sewage treatment plants in the Hampshire Avon catchment as part of Wiltshire Council’s nutrient mitigation strategy.
Wiltshire Council is offering fully funded grants for homeowners in certain areas of the Upper Avon catchment to upgrade their domestic sewage systems (eg septic tanks) and improve water quality. READ MORE
Agricultural & Equestrian Land Owners
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.