A long established and active Scout group based in Shrivenham. The group caters for young people from ages 6 to 18 from the local villages and the Defence Academy. Many activities are offered throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors.
Further information can be found at the scout website
Opened in April 2017. It’s run by myself, a Mum (teacher by profession) and Sarah Morris (retired midwife). We are a “stay and play” and provide a weekly craft activity and a cuppa. We welcome parents and aim to provide a supportive environment for our little ones to explore and have fun. We meet weekly (term time only) on Thursdays in our local church St. Andrews, 8.45-10.45am. There are no sign-up sheets however we do welcome donations towards running costs (suggested donation £1).
Contacts: Jayne Morris phone- 07710 668420 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply pop in and say hello.
This Charitable Trust, administered under the auspices of the Charity Commission and managed under Almshouse Association guidelines, currently owns 13 homes (7 houses and 6 apartments, housing 17 adult residents).
The properties are all self-contained homes and are easily visible from the Recreation Ground which is managed by our ‘sister’ Trust – The Viscountess Barrington Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground Trust.
The Trust was established in the early 1920s to promote well-being in the village and to provide homes for veterans returning from the 1st World War. Most of the homes were built in the 1920s and included workrooms to encourage occupants to provide for a living for themselves. The newest block of 4 apartments, closest to the Fairthorne Road roundabout on the High Street, was completed in 2005.
The criteria to be a resident of one of the homes include a strong Military Service link, a local connection, a physical disability, and the financial need for charitable housing. There is no waiting list per se for residency, rather a list of interested persons. When a vacancy arises, it is advertised in various local and Service publications and the most deserving case within the criteria is selected.
Residents are charged a ‘below market rate’ weekly maintenance contribution in line with Almshouse Association guidelines, which the Charitable Trust relies on to fund ongoing cyclical and emergency maintenance. Major refurbishment is usually undertaken when a property becomes vacant, within financial limitations.
Demand for existing properties upon vacancies occurring encouraged the Trustees to explore the possibility of enlarging the property portfolio. Planning permission has been obtained to build additional properties on Trust owned land adjacent to the Football Club. It is hoped to start building these by 2018.
Although the Trust is not responsible for the welfare of the residents, occasional help is provided in dealing with agencies such as the local council and care centres as and when appropriate.
Further information is available from the Clerk to the Trust, Graham Vizor, on 01793 783684.
Whether you fancy making new friends or just enjoying a night out once a month, you’ll be more than welcome at the Shrivenham Women’s Institute.
You are sure to fit in, we come in all shapes, ages, and sizes
We meet in the Memorial Hall on the third Thursday of each month @ 7p.m for 7-30. If you are interested just come along to a meeting, no pressure, just come and see if it is for you.
Or telephone Mary Hewitt on 01793 780039 or Jane Ahern on 01793 783521
This very friendly group meets every Wednesday at 10.30 in the Churchyard for walks led by leaders trained with Walking for Health, the national programme run in partnership with the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Research. We offer a choice of walks, one of about an hour, one of about 40 mins and when required, a slower paced walk as well. Our walks are followed by coffee/tea. Newcomers, whether to walking or to the village are warmly welcome. You will make new friends and get to know your village and its surrounds in a very satisfying way.
Contact Jane Archer for more information 01793 782876, or for the national picture visit walkingforhealth.org.uk
Girlguiding Tuckmill District
Come along and join the fun!
Cool badges; great games; mad trips
What do we do?
Activity weekends away, climbing, swimming, vet visit, ice skating, badges galore, Go For Its with our Patrols, parties, water-sports and at the moment the Guides are ‘Changing the World’ by raising awareness and money for the UK Railway Children.
We run Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers in Shrivenham, Watchfield, Longcot and Uffington
Contact Jane Hollick 01793 782881 or Maggie Gregory 01793 782200 for more information.
This friendly club meets in the Memorial Hall on the first Tuesday of the month, less August, at 7.30pm. You will be very welcome and do not require to be an expert! Topics vary from a specialised type of flower to general garden advice and interesting travelogues with a gardening bent. We enjoy an annual dinner, day and weekend trips. Telephone 01793 783254 for more information or simply pop in on the night.
Tuesday walks start at 6pm from outside the Doctors Surgery in the High Street and typically last until around 8pm depending on the time of the year.
Saturday walks on the first Sat of the month start at 9:30am from Martens Road car park and finish around 1:30pm.
Contact: Rita Cox 783410 or Sandy Gipps 782226 or to go on the distribution list email here
To enquire about a plot in Shrivenham contact:
Either visit the Parish Council Office in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, telephone 01793 782925 or email here
Songs and Stories is a group for Mums and pre-school children.
It is held in the front of the Methodist Church on Wednesday mornings from approximately 9:00am until 10:30 and includes coffee and a snack.
Contact: Linda 783152 or Becky 780595
The cemetery is situated in Stainswick Lane, going out of the village and just past the built up area.
Enquiries may be made via the Parish Office on (01793) 782925