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

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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

New Stonehenge Permissive Path Opens

The new Permissive Path at Stonehenge is finally open after a three-year delay waiting for the grass to grow strong enough to bare the weight of a few cyclists and pedestrians it passes within a few feet of the Heal Stone  gives free access to the public and allows you to take some beautiful photographs without having to have a local residents pass and then booking your appointment time along with other tourists. The opening of the path opens the old connection between Shrewton and West Amesbury if you are brave enough to cross the A303 although the authorities deem it to be a safe crossing.

Recently a group of pedestrians and cyclist from surrounding villages came together to mark the occasion former unitary councillor Ian West accompanied them along the route. The path allows the public to use the old A344 road and the new path from Airman’s Corner roundabout to the A303 free of charge and without any passes, horses are not permitted on the new path which is the grassed over part of the old road but can travel from the roundabout to By-Way 12 which passes close to the stones and goes to Larkhill in one direction and Druids Lodge in the other free of charge and without passes this opens the access to the by-way and allows travel in both directions on horseback.

Further details available from Ian West 01980 620389, ian.west560@gmail.com