Shalbourne is a picturesque, winding village, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a pretty c12th church, many old and thatched houses (some c16th/c17th), a well-used village hall and a recreation ground with one of the most beautifully-positioned cricket pitches in England.
It’s a busy, thriving village, with a very strong community spirit. Village life revolves around the Church, The Plough, the shop, the enviable list of sports and social clubs and our many fund-raising events. We use most of these events not simply to socialise, but also to support each other and keep our village special.
So, whether it’s a tasting evening in the Village Hall, a Pilates class at Shalbourne Pavilion, a Burns Night dinner, a choral concert, or a quiet game of Boules on a summer’s evening - you’ll find it here.
To post a notice here, contact Administrator
Statistics for this area can be found here.
The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be its Annual Meeting on Thursday 19 May 2022 at 7.30pm. The agenda is on the Council page of this site.
SHALBOURNE PARISH ASSEMBLY
This will be held on 21 April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There will be talks about: the School; the Shalbourne Club; the Church; the Parish Council; Village Charities and more. It is your chance to have your say. The full agenda can bre found here.
Details of public worship on the 'Church' page of this site.
The Plough's website is here.
RAIL SERVICES CUTS
Network Rail plan a significant degradation of the services between Bedwyn and Paddington from May. This will involve an 80% reduction in direct services. More details on the website of the Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group here
PICTURES OF THE CAR SHOW
Pictures of the 2020 Car Show, taken by Peter Orr, can be found here.
2021 Car Show pictures by Peter Orr are here.
DEFIBRILATORS IN SHALBOURNE
There are three defibrillators in the village. A note about them and their use can be found here.
JUBILEE ROAD COSURE
The roads around the Plough will be closed on Sunday 5 June for the Jubilee Street Party. Details here.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATOR
Mrs Kelly Elliott is Shalbourne's Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator. New data protection rules have made it impossible to transfer mailing lists so if you want to get Neighbourhood Watch information please e mail Kelly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link to reporting non urgent crime to Wiltshire Police is here.
SHALBOURNE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Shalbourne Primary School is a small school with a very friendly ‘family’ atmosphere. If you have any questions about the school or wish to discuss the educational needs of your child please contact the school, a warm welcome awaits you. The school's website can be found here.
A picture of the Rain Garden which was built at the school in conjunction with ARK (Action for River Kennet) and Sparkling Streams is shown below. See here for more about the Sparkling Streams work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=BKJ-YwE5ZLI&t=32s
Video by Andrew Blake
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Events in and around Shalbourne are on the Out & About page of the Parish Magazine, a copy of that page can be found here.
Wiltshire Council's Interactive Footpath Map Can Be Found Here