In this edition:
- Village Clean Up.
- Report from Shrewton’s Flood Warden.
- Report on the Successful Auction of Promises.
- Oasis Coffee Shop new Sunday afternoon opening.
- Website policy for Shrewton – keeping it local.
Village Clean Up – Saturday 5th November, tomorrow morning as I write this, is the date of the Village Clean up organised by the WI.
Please note that the assembly point is the Sports and Social club and not the bus stop opposite the Co-op.
Shrewton’s Flood Warden Report – Summer/Autumn –
“Now that summer has past and we are well into autumn and preparing for winter, I thought it might be worth looking back over the winter and spring of 2015 -16 as regards our river Till. December 2015 and January and February 2016 were pretty wet and particularly mild. The Till started flowing around the 28th Dec and stopped flowing around the 20th July 16, a long period, during this time trout were seen up stream as far as the High Street. The wet winter months caused the ground water levels to rise very quickly causing concern for the owners of properties in the village that are vulnerable to ground water flooding. Fortunately March and April turned out to be much drier months and risk of flooding soon receded.
The warm weather and fact the river flowed into July has seen a huge amount of weed growth this year. The weed issue will be addressed by the Environment Agency cutting it back in the next month or so.
That leads me nicely on to an important issue that arose late in summer that led the Environment
Agency to issue warning letters to some Shrewton residents with regard to the care and upkeep of the river and river banks. As we know the River Till is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and as such we should be proud of it and care for it! For that reason the Environment Agency has given me permission publish their letter [pdf file] as part of this report.”
Den Parrett Shrewton Flood Warden
Auction of Promises – A night to remember as Auction of Promises raises a whopping three and a half thousand pounds for the Salisbury Plain Benefice.
Starting 6th November the Oasis Coffee Shop will be open on the first Sunday of the month between 2.30pm and 5pm. [Not every Sunday as previously posted].
The usual fine coffee (other drinks are available) and cake will be available. Join us and then stay for Prayer & Praise.
Website – keeping it local. You may have noticed a shift in emphasis for this website and for its sibling What’s on diary site.
Your webmaster has taken the decision to report only events which have a direct Shrewton link. So events and news from Shrewton will appear of course but we will also include news of events elsewhere involving individuals or groups from Shrewton – for example the Christmas Concert taking place in Devizes on 3rd December when Shrewton Silver Band will be performing with the Wessex Male Voice Choir.
I am grateful for the excellent report of the Auction of Promises mention above. Please send me reports of your organisation’s events.
John Dudman, Webmaster, firstname.lastname@example.org