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: email@example.com 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.
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.
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:
Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring 01793 782925
SHRIVENHAM ALLOTMENT GARDENS ASSOCIATION [SAGA]
SAGA was formed in early 2021 to promote the interests of all plot holders in their gardening activities and to take joint action for the benefit of all members. Allotmenteers are represented by a committee that has developed links with Shrivenham Parish Council as landowner to promote the allotments, develop allotment facilities and governance and protect them. It will take action to protect members and their plots against damage, trespass and theft by seeking to ensure that the allotment site is secure from vandals, dog fouling and other anti-social activities.
The Association is affiliated to the National Allotment Society (NAS). For a small annual charge, plot holders have the option to become affiliate members of the NAS to gain the benefits offered. These include Allotmenteers’ Liability Insurance, discounted quality seeds, seed potatoes and onions etc from King’s Seeds [usually 40%], a quarterly e-magazine and monthly e-news, as well as access to the Member’s Area on the NAS website that includes useful information.
SAGA produces a monthly newsletter, holds events to raise money for improvements to the site and runs social events and day trips to appropriate shows.
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