Sherford Community Trust

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Open Gardens Event Sunday 9th June 2 to 5pm

OPEN GARDENS AT SHERFORD THIS JUNE

On Sunday 9th June, between 2-5pm, the Friends of Sherford Country Park will be holding an open garden event. This community event will also feature a plant sale and alfresco cream tea. 


For Sherford residents, there are several ways to get involved:


Open your garden up!

Donate plants that you have grown for the plant sale;

Bake a cake or help in the tea room

The Friends of Sherford Country Park say of the event, "This is not a competition. It is a chance for us as a community to learn from one another, especially the new people moving in. For them to see what grows well and what does not and to be encouraged to create a garden in their new homes. The result will be a rich diverse environment to pass on to future generations."


For further details please contact Christine King email gceking@blueyonder.co.uk or call 07941073393

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22nd May 2024

Sherford Community Church Easter Services:

Sherford Community Church Easter Services

Do come along to Sherford Church's Services across Easter!

22nd March 2024

Sherford Community Church welcomes new Vicar!:

Sherford Community Church welcomes new Vicar!

Sherford has welcomed a new vicar, to lead the new town’s Church of England congregation. Greg Bakker has taken over the post – in an interim capacity – to lead Sherford Community Church.


Greg has lost no time in getting to know people in the community.  He has been working with Sherford Vale School and the House of Brews to offer a number of mothers and carers a free cup of coffee as part of the Mother’s Day celebrations.  On Tuesday (5th March) and Wednesday (6th March) Mrs Evans took the opportunity to join Greg and his team handing out cards to many of the mothers and carers of children attending the school offering them a free coffee to say thank you to them for all they do bringing up their children.


Greg has had a really warm and friendly welcome from residents.  He commented, “It is really lovely to be part of the Sherford community and I am very much look forward to working with the school and joining in community activities alongside helping to nurture an open and engaged church here in Sherford.” 


Mrs Susie Evans, Head Teacher said, ‘It is very important for the school and church to work together as both institutions are at the heart of the community.  Greg is very is open and welcoming and has taken the initiative to show how thankful the community is to mothers and carers for all that they do to nurture their children.’


Greg originally hails from California, some distance from his current Plymouth posting! He supports churches as they adapt to be more outwardly focused: based on his considerable experience, he is well placed to support the growing community of Sherford.

 

There are plenty of opportunities – for those living within and outside of Sherford – to get involved in events run by the church in the coming weeks:


On Mothering Sunday (10th March) everyone is invited to this special service at 10 am with coffee and cakes.  With crafts, prayers, and the giving of flowers: it will be a great way to say thank you to mums, carers, and all are nurturing or have nurtured children and young people.  

At Easter there will be a Muddy Church in Sherford Country Park on Good Friday, 29th March at 10.30am.  And on Easter Day (31st) there will be a ‘Sunrise Service’ in the Country Park.

On 6th April the church will be supporting the community’s Sherford Celebration. 

There will be an ‘agape’ family lunch for everyone on Sunday 11th April as part of the usual morning service.


Sherford Community Church runs regular Sunday services, small Bible groups, a children’s ministry.  There is also a popular baby and toddler group which meets every Wednesday at 9.30am in the Sherford Community Hub.  Find out more at www.sherfordchurch.net


 


7th March 2024

Sherford Day 6th April 2024:

Sherford Day 6th April 2024

Come and join the celebrations up at the Country Park at 2pm with cream teas at the Community Hub afterwards at 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

4th March 2024

Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project - Public Information event:

Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project - Public Information event

The Sherford Consortium invites you to find out more about a local traffic calming project. Work will soon begin to make improvements to the junction where Sherford Road enters the new town of Sherford from Elburton.


Information about the Sherford Road Traffic Calming Project and detailed plans will be on display at an evening drop-in session taking place at Sherford. A team will be available to take you through these plans and answer any questions.


The public information event will take place on Wednesday 21st February, 6:45-8:45pm in Sherford Community Hub. 


Sherford Community Hub is based next to Sherford Vale School on Hercules Road (postcode: PL9 8FA). Parking is available on the square in front of the Hub building, or public transport is available via Stagecoach 1A and Gold bus services.  



15th February 2024

Christmas celebration 16th December:
Christmas celebration 16th December:
Christmas celebration 16th December:
Christmas celebration 16th December:

Christmas celebration 16th December

The community came together and enjoyed a wonderful festive weekend with a busy artisan market offering gifts and produce. There were Christmas activities in the hub and children enjoyed seeing Santa in his grotto. The new 'Scratch Choir' made up of residents and children led the festivities by singing around the community's Christmas tree. The Trust thank the Community Panel for all their hard work in helping put this event together aswell as thanking the Consortium for their generous contributions as always.

10th January 2024

Sherford Community Surveys

The latest Sherford Community Survey results from 2021 are now available. Please see the Survey Statistics Leaflet below. If you would like to view the full raw data please request these on Sherford@swdevon.gov.uk.