News Update September 4th, 2015

Over the past couple of days a number of changes have been made to the look and content of with more links to local businesses and services and what’s on pages..

To help you find them they are listed below.

First some breaking news that the planned roadworks at the A360-B390 junction have been delayed and will now start on Wednesday 9th September with a two day knock on to the project.

Website Changes: A new heading has been applied to the front page of the website, this will not appear on other pages giving more room for stories. There is a new look to the layout and fonts has been applied – but all the content is unchanged.   Above each News item there will be one or more category descriptions – click any of them to see other news in the same category: click the News menu item to return to the front page. I hope you enjoy your visit to and find it useful.

The Links and Adverts pages have been combined, there was a considerable overlap between them and now you only have to look in one place to find out about facilities and businesses in or serving the parish.

Some new new businesses and services have been added to the Links and Adverts page: Stonehenge Osteopath (under Osteopath), Rhys Dobbs tree services, Stuart Larter’s Evolve Tree and garden service (under Garden and Tree services) and Patricia Davies’ Saturday Art Class (under Art Classes).  The following businesses previously on the Adverts page have been brought across to the Links and Adverts page: Plain Cleaning (under Cleaning Services), Jim’s Gardening Services (under Garden and Tree services), Mark Clifford Interior Painter (under Painters and Decorators) and Smarty Party Children’s Parties (under Party Organisers).  Other links have been added to the page: Appleford School (under Schools), Wiltshire Council Waste and Recycling link (under Recycling), Shrewton’s own Oasis Community Coffee shop (under Eating and Drinking) and Shrewton Country Market (under Local Produce).

If you want to publicise or advertise your business or service email details, with a poster or flyer if you have one, to

What’s On, well a lot!  In the village, a Craft fair at the Methodist Church, Moviola Film Nights at the Recreation Ground Hall and a free Computer Training open day – you may not need this (as you are already online) but mention it to friends or family who would like to find out more. While further afield a Contemporary Craft and Heritage Festival this weekend in Salisbury and an Early Early Christmas Fair in support of ABF the Soldiers’ Charity and a Military Musical Pageant to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

Arrowhead Editor: Unless someone comes forward the November edition of the Parish Magazine will be the last.  Sally Franklin will not continue in the role, this isn’t brinkmanship, it won’t happen.  If you want to find out what is involved and consider if you could be the new editor please contact Sally on 01980 621066 or email

Oasis Coffee Shop: A small band of volunteers keep the coffee shop open and provide not just good coffee but a place for villagers to socialise and visitors, or even those just passing through the village to relax and recharge.  Help us [I am a volunteer and love it and am honing my barista skills] by volunteering to help on a Tuesday or Saturday morning.  You will not be left alone and full training is provided.  To volunteer, or to find out more, drop in on a Tuesday or Saturday and chat to one of the volunteers on duty.

John Dudman – Webmaster