News Update 18 July, 2016

In this edition:

  • Road works
  • The George Planning Application
  • Till Valley Link Garden Party
  • Shrewton Village Trail
  • Festival of Archaeology – Salisbury Museum
  • Amesbury Area Board – Meeting in Shrewton
  • Become a Stallholder at Salisbury Late Night Market
  • Walk for Alzheimer Society

Resurfacing works – Road Closures

A360 17th July – 20th July 2016: Carriageway reconstruction 60mm patching, surface dressing and road markings.

A360 26th July – 28th July 2016: Lining and stud replacement.

B3083 (Part) Shrewton and Winterbourne Stoke. 15th July – 19th.

B3086 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke, Shrewton 17th July – 22nd and 28th July – 30th.

B3086 (Part) High Street, Maddington/London Road/The Packway, Shrewton 17th July – 22nd and 27th – 29th.

These works will be completed consecutively rather than all at the same time.

See map with dates of closures.

Furlong Way – From its junction at B3086 High Street for the whole length to its junction with UC Upper Backway. 19th July.

The George – Refusal of Planning Application

The owner’s application for change of use for the ground floor into residential accommodation was refused by Wiltshire Council.

The reasons for refusal can be seen here (pdf).

Till Valley Link Garden Party

CreamTeaSunday 24th July starting at 3pm at the Old School House High Street, Shrewton.  Cream Teas and a Raffle entrance by donation to Link.


Shrewton Village Trail

Download and print this guide and take a gentle stroll around the village and learn a little about the history of Shrewton.

The walk is approximately 1.5 miles in length. There are two stiles on the route.

Festival of Archaeology – Salisbury Museum

282 Salisbury Museum - 18thJuly2015 - by Ash Mills_reduxThis year’s Festival of Archaeology taking place on 23rd and 24th of July includes talks by famous archaeologists, a showground of living history demonstrations and heritage organisations and a live dig in the museum grounds. For everyone from professionals to families looking for a fun day out – the festival is the place to be.

Find out more

Amesbury Area Board meeting in Shrewton

This event is a regular one for the region. Rarely is it held in Shrewton – this one is. Attendance by local folk is generally low – mostly due to lack of interest! Their biggest positive is that they control large grants for local organisations and are influential in the planning committee, CATG and the like.

The next meeting of the Amesbury Area Board is scheduled for Thursday 28 July, 7pm at Shrewton Village Hall, Mill Lane, Shrewton SP3 4JY. Networking opportunities and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.  The agenda for this meeting will be published on Tuesday 19 July 2016.

A chance for residents of Shrewton and Orcheston to meet with Wiltshire Council members and ask questions.

Thursday Late Night Market – an opportunity to try your hand as a market trader!

Salisbury City Council is encouraging businesses who would like to trade in Salisbury an opportunity to enter a ballot for a free pitch at the Late Night Thursday Market.

The free pitches are to help and encourage new and start-up businesses to trade at the market and promote their products to the public.

Thursday Late Night Market offers stalls, live music, street food and drink. The Market takes place on the following Thursdays: 4 August and 1 September in the Market Place, Salisbury from 5pm – 9pm.

Submission of the application gives you a chance to be allocated with a free pitch at one market. If you are not successful in receiving a free pitch you may wish to apply through the normal application form, which can be found by visiting

Walks for Alzeimer’s Society

AlzheimerSocietyWalkAlzheimer’s Society are organising a marathon trek on Saturday 3rd September 2016 to raise funds for our vital work fighting dementia. Trekkers can choose between two distances with a full marathon option or a half marathon. Our marathon route starts to the north of Salisbury and then continues through meadows and woodland before stopping for lunch in the picturesque village of Stoford. Here we will be joined by our half marathon trekkers as we continue on and reach some fabulous views of Stonehenge before circling south and tackling the undulating chalk ridges and quiet valleys back to Old Sarum. For more information please visit