Sherford Community Trust


Santa sleigh ride: Santa and his elves
Santa and his elves

Santa sleigh ride

Sherford children enjoyed a wonderfully festive Santa sleigh ride on the 20th December. Santa and his elves visited all the residents in Sherford dropping off gifts to the children on their way. The Sherford Community Trust were pleased to be able to approve funding to help towards the gift selection packs. 

20th December 2020

Brilliant baubles and festive fun at Sherford: Year 2 pupils from Sherford Vale at the Christmas bauble competition
Year 2 pupils from Sherford Vale at the Christmas bauble competition

Brilliant baubles and festive fun at Sherford

To help spread seasonal cheer throughout the community, a bauble decorating competition took place at Sherford this month, with hundreds of children and their families decorating baubles and hanging their colourful creations on the town Christmas tree.  

A bit of festive fun, organised by the Sherford Community Trust and Vistry Partnerships – part of the Sherford Consortium – this was the first ever ‘Sherford Christmas Bauble Competition’ and the town enthusiastically got behind it, ensuring the tree was festooned with handcrafted masterpieces! 

Judy Talbot, Community Coordinator from the Sherford Community Trust, had a hard task of picking two winning baubles – but creations by one of the youngest members of Sherford Vale infants and one of the eldest juniors especially caught her eye for their colourful and imaginative designs.  

Staff and pupils from Sherford Vale School helped mark the occasion, dressing in festive finery and delivering plenty of Christmas spirit! To continue the fun, families have been encouraged to take their baubles home in time for Christmas, keep hold of them and reuse in the future!  

18th December 2020

Mobile Library Service comes to Sherford

Please see the attached poster with all the dates for the new Mobile Library Service which will be coming to Sherford from January 11th onwards on a four-weekly basis from 1-4pm at the School Car Park.

Mobile Library Service

Devon Libraries

8th December 2020

Brixton Parish Council Community Letter

Please see the attached letter with useful numbers and support group details.

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16th November 2020

Community Trust update

Please see the attached community notice outlining grant applications and the forthcoming community hub with plans.

Community Notice

6th October 2020

Community Hub Plan

Please see attached the community hub plan.

Community Hub Plan

6th October 2020

Councillor Surgery Minutes 20th July 2020

Please see the attached minutes for useful updates on Sherford.

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29th July 2020

Successful Grant Applications approved

The Sherford Community Land Trust approves two grant applications from the community: One application for a litter-picking project and the other for equipment to help with community events. Both applications were made on behalf of the Residents Association and the Youth Project. More information about events related to these to follow.

15th July 2020

Road closure notice

Sherford Main Street - Phase 2

New Road Closure

13th June 2020

Devon County Council - COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund

The Fund aims to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak. 

There are two separate grants available through the Fund; one of less than £500 and one of between £500 and £5,000. 

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18th May 2020

Community Trust update to Residents

Please see the attached letter for updated news from the Trust

Letter to residents

3rd May 2020

Healthy Communities Together

Funding for partnerships between the voluntary sector, local authorities and the NHS to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities.

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22nd April 2020

SHDC Community Support Team

SHDC have set up a community response team for specific wards in the district. They will liaise with District Council members in working with local communities thereby providing a link between community groups, parish councils and the District Council.

A database of local organisations and businesses in your area which are helping to provide key services can be accessed on the below website:   

Officers will be able to advise on local supplies and home-delivery services etc. To get in touch please click on the below link which also contains the latest information.

The Council also have a dedicated Covid-19 community response helpline on 01803 861297.


20th April 2020

Covid-19 South Hams Local Action Support Fund

Please click below for further details on how to apply:

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3rd April 2020

Covid-19 information from Devon County Council

News update

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30th March 2020

COVID-19 Important information for Businesses

Support and advice for businesses - please click below.

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24th March 2020

NHS website

NHS information on how to self-isolate if required.

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24th March 2020

Public Health England

General government Covid-19 advice

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20th March 2020

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