Update May 19, 2016

 In this edition:

  • Village Hall Cleaners Wanted – NO LONGER APPLICABLE
  • Youth Club Leader Required
  • BBC Radio 4’s Question Time at Stonehenge Visitor Centre
  • The George, Change of Use
  • Royal Pony Pageant at GUL’s The Bustard
  • Summer Solstice Traffic Restrictions
  • Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre Update
  • Beware – Possible Rogue Trader

Village Hall Cleaner position filled.

Shrewton Youth Club Leader Required

YouthLeaderRequiredDo you think you could be the New Shrewton Youth Club Leader? Can you lead, organise and plan weekly club meetings?

If so, why not apply for the Shrewton Youth Leader job?

£8 per hour Average 4 hours each week

Interested? email your CV to – gemma.howell@wiltshire.gov.uk

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time at Stonehenge Visitor Centre

The celebrated panel of gardening experts will be tackling the questions put to them by local gardening enthusiasts, with Eric Robson in the chair and the team being made up of Anne Swithinbank, Pippa Greenwood and Matt Biggs.

Tuesday 24th May 2016, Doors 6.30pm, Recording starts 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £4.50 and must be purchased in advance by calling English Heritage customer services on 0370 333 1183.

The George

We understand that Peter Hirst owner of The George will be applying for change of use to residential for the building.

Join Gul to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM the Queen,

GUL HMQ 90thSee HM’s Balmoral Highland Ponies, Curlew, Macduff and Tiger Moth on show at our therapy centre.

  • Discover how we use horses to help others
  • Have a go at pony rides
  • Learn how to cook over an open fire
  • Track wildlife in our ancient woodland
  • Watch the carriage driving demo
  • Enjoy our home made cream teas and pizza from Solstice pizza.

Entry is free!

Also list our cream teas at the Bustard 2-4pm begin 19th June and continue every Sunday until August 21st.

Summer Solstice – Traffic Restrictions

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council intends to make Orders to: Temporarily close to all vehicles, Pedestrians and Equestrians:

(a) Byway 10 (Part), Durrington; from its junction with Fargo Road to its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury / A344.

(b) Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with Byway 10, Durrington / A344 to its junction with A303 (T).

(c) Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 500 metres to its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake.

(d) Byway 11 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 500 metres.

And to introduce a temporary No Waiting at Any Time restriction on the following lengths of road:

(e) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A303 Longbarrow Roundabout to its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner).

(f) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a westerly direction towards Shrewton for a distance of approximately 1 kilometre.

(g) B3086 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke / Shrewton; from its junction with A360 / A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a northerly direction to its junction with The Packway (Rollestone Crossroads).

These Orders are made to ensure public safety during the period of the Stonehenge Summer Solstice.

Sections (a) – (d) will come into operation at 00:01 on Friday 17th June 2016 and will remain in force until 00:01 on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Sections (e) – (g) will come into operation at 06:00 on Monday 20th June 2016 and will remain in force until 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.

Entry to the sections of byway indicated by (a) to (d) will be conditional upon permits to be issued by English Heritage.

For further information please contact Simon Rowe (Wiltshire Council) on 0300 456 0100.

Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre

Statement by the Chairman of Royal Artillery Museums Limited (RAML)

Major General Nick Eeles has issued the following statement:

Plans to create a new heritage centre overlooking Salisbury Plain (with The Royal Artillery Collection at its heart) are developing well.  Our recent bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) received a very encouraging response from the HLF Board but they were unable to provide us with a development grant this year due to funding limitations. The board of Royal Artillery Museums Ltd is, of course, disappointed with this decision but it will not deter it from developing and building the new heritage centre.

I would like to thank the HLF staff for their excellent advice and support throughout the bidding process; we have a strong relationship with them which we will look to develop further through the next year. I would also like to pay tribute to our partners and stakeholders, and in particular the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Wiltshire Council, the local Town and Parish Councils and the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site for the unstinting support they have provided for the project so far.

Finally, I would like to thank our staff and volunteers for their commitment over the last 12 months, and for the enormous amount they have achieved both in Woolwich and Wiltshire during an extremely demanding period. I know that, alongside the RAML Board, they are fully committed to tackle the challenges ahead with enthusiasm and determination.

Possible Rogue Trader


Information supplied by Wiltshire Police.

Please see above a leaflet of a company that states that they are registered with Checkatrade when they are not.  The police on 101 or Trading Standards 0300 4560107 would be interested to know a registration number or description of these males and if they have canvassed or leaflet dropped in your village/area?

Two males dressed very smartly attended a property in Shrewton unannounced.  They have then cleaned some guttering which was agreed by the owners at the property and charged £20 cash.  They went on to state that further work needed to be done.  Tiles replacing etc.  The owners said that they are renting and the males have left no questions asked.

The George item was updated 20 May.