News Update – 6th April 2016

In this packed edition:

  • Showcase Shrewton
  • News from the Plume
  • 4G interference with television pictures
  • Mobile Library timetable
  • Army Basing newsletter
  • Public Health in Wiltshire update
  • Training Workshop for Relative-Carers
  • Salisbury Events
  • Countryside Events in Wiltshire

Showcase Shrewton

ShowcaseShrewtonThis original and innovative event has to be our lead story in this edition.

Come along to Shrewton CofE Primary School between 7pm and 9pm on April 14th.

Find out about over 50 businesses, voluntary organisations and your parish council.  There will be sure to be something for everyone.  Click image to see poster.

Refreshments available.

Coming up at the Plume

Quiz night in aid of The Dog’s Trust on 13th April and local band The Tokamaks will be playing live on 23rd April.  Find out details on Shrewton diary under the Plume of Feathers category.

New OPENING Hours, from this week The Plume will be open from 4.00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Open at the later time of 6.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Possible 4G interference on TV reception

TVInterference (Custom)Vodafone have recently activated 4G mobile broadband in Shrewton which may cause interference to TV reception. If anybody is now suffering interference with their TV (e.g. picture has ‘blocks’ appearing or a total loss of one or more programmes) they may require a 4G filter to be fitted to the aerial lead.

Technical assistance can be obtained by calling 0808 13 13 800. Alternatively further information can be obtained at this at the at800 website.

Thanks to Richard Harris for this information.

Mobile Library

The latest scheduled dates for the mobile library’s visits to Shrewton have been added to Shrewton Diary.

Army Basing Update

ArmyBasingThe March newsletter is now available.

This gives details of public strategic planning meetings and timetable leading to completion by Summer 2019.

Training workshop for relative-carers

CarersTrainingPosterAre you a carer for a relative?

Learning in Wiltshire are running a workshop for Relative Carers in Trowbridge on 18th April.  View and download flyer (pdf).

Public Health in Wiltshire Update

PublicHealthClick the logo or follow this link to read a comprehensive update on Public Heath in Wiltshire including news that Wiltshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board has won a national award that celebrates the huge success they have had in delivering more effective, joined up health and social care services in the county.

Salisbury in April


Alongside the regular Charter Market on a Tuesday and Saturday, Salisbury City Council is delighted to bring you a range of markets this April:

Sunday 3 April sees the second of the Artisan Markets this year in the Guildhall Square showcasing a wonderful range of locally handmade craft items and food produce. Enjoy live music provided by Cinnamon Jazz.

Friday 8 April is the day to leave the lunch box at home and visit the Foodie Friday market in the Market Place for some delicious tempting treats whilst listening to the sounds of Indigo Avenue.

Friday 29 April the Vintage Market returns with a nostalgic collection of vintage, antique and bric-a-brac stalls. Timeless classics sung by Sandy Ince of Sticky Toffee Jazz.

In addition to these markets on Sunday 10 April, Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square will be hosting the first of five Car Boot Sundays happening each month.

To find about more about Salisbury’s Markets contact Salisbury City Council on 01722 342860 or go to

St. George Celebrations

St GeogesSalisbury (Custom)On Sunday 24 April 2016 Salisbury City Council will host a fabulous free day of St. George’s Day celebrations for all the family.  Taking place in Salisbury’s Market Place and Guildhall Square from 11am – 4pm there will be a range of entertainment and activities for all including:

Punch & Judy – He’s behind you! Join Ticklish Allsorts for some fun entertainment and laughter, but beware of the crocodile!

Puppet Show at 11.30am and 1.30pm in The Guildhall’s Crown Court. Join Mr Brown’s Pig for his fabulous puppet show for children of all ages.

The enlightening historical St. George and Medieval FREE Salisbury guided walk, will leave The Guildhall at 12pm. Led by a professional Blue Badge Guide.

The epic battle of George and the Dragon will follow the parade at 3.30pm in the Market Place. This fast paced street theatre is guaranteed to entertain so come along and join in with plenty of cheering and booing! Will George save the Princess and the day or will the Dragon triumph?

Also in the Old George Mall….

Join the team from Salisbury Arts Centre and help make a scary dragon as part of this FREE community project. Enjoy the live music and street theatre too!

And in The Maltings….

Join Wessex Community Circus and practice your circus skills too! Live music and street theatre as well for everyone to enjoy.

With cream teas in The Guildhall, live music, and workshops throughout the day across the city there is plenty for everyone!

Tel: 01722 342860 email:

Countryside Events in Wiltshire 2016

Lots of organised events taking place this year – find out more (link also added to Community Links page).