Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 14th July and will commence at 7.30 p.m at the Village Hall.

Click here for Agenda.

Temporary road closure orders

Temporary Closure of: Grove Road (Part), Sherston (Ref: TTRO 8142)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: Grove Road (Part), Sherston; from outside property known as No.05 Grove Road for a distance of approximately 20m in a south westerly direction.

See here for indicative plan. The closure can also be found on here:

To enable: Openreach to carry out works in underground structure and associated works.

Alternative route: via Grove Road (unaffected length) – B4040 – Noble Street and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 30 June 2022 and the closure will be required between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for 1 day.

For further information please contact Sunbelt Rentals on behalf of Openreach on 03700500792. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Pandemic Guidance


You will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.

You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Please follow the latest guidance here:

For any help and support please ring the Sherston Neighbourhood Network on 07500 860025.

Cycling Route proposal between Sherston and Malmesbury

Update May 2022:

The signage is being designed this month, so progress is now being made!

Update January 2021: 

CATG which is the local Highways committee has agreed to pursue this project. Some funding from Sherston Parish Council may be needed but we await costings.

Update September 2020:

This proposal was accepted by the Area Board in September. It is now with Wiltshire Council Highways to look into the detail and decide what can be done in the rural context of Foxley Road. A link to the proposal for a signed cycling route between Sherston and Malmesbury using the Foxley Road is below. A survey on this can be found on Sustainable Sherston's facebook page.



Councillor Vacancy 

Notice is hereby given...

that there is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Sherston Parish Council. Eligible members of the public (who must be aged 18 or over) are invited to apply for this voluntary position.

Applications must be made in writing to the Parish Clerk and must include the following:

  • Full Name, Age and Address;

  • A short statement (not exceeding 50 words) to assist the Council in deciding

    the suitability of the applicant;

  • Any further information that the applicant considers relevant;

  • The signature of the applicant.

Applications must be submitted in hard copy / email with an original signature by no later than 1.00pm on Friday 4th March 2022 to the address below.

It is anticipated that a decision to co-opt the new Member of the Council will be made at a meeting of the Council to be held on Thursday 10th March 2022.

Parish Clerk
Sherston Parish Council PO Box 1959

Tel: 07790 883503
Email: clerk(at)

Community Orchard

The orchard was planted in March 2021 - mainly apples, pears, cherry, apricot, blackcurrant, hazel, blackthorn for sloes & crab apples on a small strip of the Village Hall Field; underneath will be space for wild flowers so the mowing regime will change to accommodate that. There will also be space for bench seats so that people can enjoy the view (apparently the Churchyard has run out of space for commemorative seats so this could provide an alternative location).

In total around 60 new tress and about 40 shrubs, which will play their part in reducing CO2 in the atmosphere.

There is still allow ample space for the big, occasional events that take place there. 

An illustrative plan can be viewed via this link

A planting plan can be viewed via this link.

For additional information about Sustainable Sherston, please see their Facebook page:


Sherston Community
Emergency Plan

last updated on: 16/03/2020 FINAL (MS) 

If you are in immediate danger call 999

Click to view/print the full emergency plan.

Summary of Contents
Local risk assessment
Risk Matrix for Sherston
Map of Sherston showing Hazards
Local skills and resources assessment
Key locations identified with emergency services for use as places of safety Situation report for helping coordinate emergencies
Emergency contact list - Internal Emergency contact list – External
Useful Links and Contact Details

Activation triggers
List of community organisations that may be helpful in identifying vulnerable people or communities in an emergency
First steps in an emergency
Community Emergency Group first meeting agenda
Actions agreed with emergency responders in the event of an evacuation
Alternative arrangements for staying in contact if usual communications have been disrupted

Grant Awarding

Grant Awarding Policy and Grant Application Form

A grant is any payment by the Council to be used by an organisation for a specific purpose that will benefit the parish, or residents of the parish, and which is not directly controlled or administered by the Council.
The Council awards grants, at its discretion, to parish organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to benefit the parish by:

• Providing a service
• Enhancing the quality of life
• Improving recreation and / or sports
• Improving the environment
• Promoting the parish of Sherston in a positive way.

The PDF below includes:
Grant Application Process
Conditions of Funding

Click here to view/print the full Grant Award Policy & Form.

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