Sherford Trust - News Updates

Youth Cooperative Action Group

Please see the attached details for these forthcoming new youth sessions at Sherford starting on Wednesday 11th May. Any questions please contact Amy on the attached email or look at the link.

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2 May 2022

Sherford Community Celebration

The Sherford community has cause to celebrate, with its first ever resident marking their fifth anniversary of moving to the new town as its founding member. A day of commemorative activities took place to celebrate the growing community, the groups that have formed and to mark its past, present and future.

A tree planting ceremony was held, with Councillor Dan Brown - Ward Councillor for Wembury and Brixton - officiating alongside South Hams District Council's Green Infrastructure Officer. Scots Pine trees were planted during the event in Sherford's Country Park; an area that will eventually span a colossal 500-acres of open green space.
The celebration was run by some of Sherford's active social groups, including the Community Church, Over 50s club and Friends of Sherford Country Park. The Friends group is RHS affiliated and includes 25 households from within the old and new parts of the community. It undertakes projects within the expansive public green space, enables members to mix and enjoy the outdoors and encourages everyone to work together for the common good.
The Friends of the Country Park group marked her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee year by planting a further seven trees - one for each decade on the throne - as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative which is running across the country to increase native tree cover as a 'special gift' for the Queen. These trees were funded by the Sherford Community Trust along with the community celebrations, refreshments and a plant sale which was held at the hub later in the day. 

20 April 2022

Lord Mayor event

We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor of Plymouth along to Sherford to meet the community and thank residents for their kind donations to the Ukraine crisis fund. 

28 March 2022

Sherford Community Event 2nd April

Please come along to our Community Day at the Country Park and the hub. Do have a look at the poster for more details.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Community Event 2nd April

19 March 2022

Councillor Surgery 28th January 2022

Please come along to our next 'Meet your Councillors and MP Surgery' on 28th January 2022. See the attached document for more information and the zoom link to join. If you think you will be able to attend please do let me know on so I have an idea of numbers.

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24 January 2022

Sherford Community Survey 2021

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

The Community Survey Results and Findings report is in the process of being finalised and will be available to access soon. Watch this space!

Community Survey 2021 Statistics Leaflet

10 January 2022

Christmas carols and Santa's sleigh ride 2021

Residents in Sherford enjoyed a festive time with carols around the tree and Santa's sleigh ride-by. Santa and his elves managed to deliver around 600 presents to children in the town which were funded by the Community Land Trust. 

6 January 2022

Deep Lane pedestrian/cycle bridge consultation

Dear all,


Devon County Council is considering how to improve the cycle and pedestrian movements over the A38 at Deep Lane Junction, and is undertaking an online public consultation to get views on three potential options identified to deliver a new route.


The three options being consulted on include a route to the west of Deep Lane Junction, a route alongside the existing bridge at Deep Lane Junction, and a route to the east of Deep Lane Junction.


The public consultation will run between 13th December 2021 and 23rd January 2022, seeking the views of local stakeholders, businesses and residents. Further details of the options, including a plan, and an online response form can be found at, and the consultation leaflet that will be sent to surrounding landowners has also been attached for reference.


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13 December 2021

Councillor Surgery 28th January 2022

Please come along to our next 'Meet your Councillors and MP Surgery' on 28th January 2022. See the attached document for more information and the zoom link to join. If you think you will be able to attend please do let me know on so I have an idea of numbers.

Councillor Surgery Invite

6 December 2021

Community Hub Launch and Open Day

The Trust welcomed residents and groups to our launch and Open Day last Friday. Many thanks to Cllr Dan Brown and Sir Gary Streeter MP for formally opening the hub. Thanks also to the groups and organisations who took the time to speak with the community about their activities. It was good to see the hub so busy and we look forward to welcoming more of the community to the hub in the future.

Please look at the website for more details and availability.

12 November 2021

Halloween Pumpkin Trail

The community enjoyed a fun Halloween pumpkin trail throughout half-term. The Community Trust were pleased to contribute towards the treat bags for the children in Sherford. 

The unwanted pumpkins were all donated to a local residential care home for their 'pumpkin appeal'.

11 November 2021

Community Hub Launch

Please come along to our Community Hub launch on 5th November from 3.30 to 6pm.

Sir Gary Streeter will be officially opening the building and a number of groups and organisations will be there to discuss their classes. Come and see what's on offer in your community! Refreshments served from 4pm.

Community Hub Launch

5 November 2021

Sherford Pop-up Market - Saturday 20th November 10.30am – 2pm

Come along to the Sherford Community Hub and explore local food and craft producers, supporting independent and resident owned businesses. FREE ENTRY - Please be aware we will only be allowed 40 at a time in the space.

Some stall holders will be accepting card, but others will be cash only.

We’re still looking for stall holders, contact to book a table at the market.

Download our flyer

For full details, see our Market page

28 October 2021

New Maths and English Class drop-in events

Please come along to Sherford Community Hub for a drop-in event to discuss furthering your career with a new qualification.

Sherford Maths and English classes

21 September 2021

Sherford Family fun day

Sunday 5th September

Family fun day at Sherford Vale Primary School

Bike races, inflatable fun and Land Art, Refreshments etc

Sherford family fun day

4 August 2021

Toddler Group sessions

Children have been enjoying the Forest School space in the Country Park for their new Toddler Group sessions. These are taking place on a Wednesday morning. Please do contact Meg on for more details.

19 May 2021

Mobile Library Service comes to Sherford

At last the Mobile Library will be in Sherford! It will come to the School car park every four weeks on a Monday from 1-4pm starting on Friday 7th May. Please see the attached poster for further dates.

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28 April 2021

Sherford Easter Holiday Club

A fun flurry of forest school sessions, games, crafts and outdoor fun, Sherford's Easter Holiday Club was a huge success!

Taking place at the Country Park - a stunning slice of green space at the town's heart - the activities were kindly organised and run by Dartmoor Community Kitchen Hub and Sherford Forest School. Part of a project to support positive mental and physical health, and help tackle holiday hunger, funded by Devon County Council.

A great initiative, here's to plenty more forest fun for Sherford families in the future.

27 April 2021

Easter Egg Hunt

Families in Sherford enjoyed a fun Easter Egg Hunt over the holidays with lots of yummy chocolate for the children - the eggs were funded by the Trust. Glad everyone had a good time.

13 April 2021

Sherford Directory

Please see the attached digital version of the recently distributed Sherford Directory flyer.

The Directory shows the key amenities, infrastructure and services at Sherford and lets you know which organisations are responsible for what elements. 

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8 March 2021

Sherford Matters

Please see a copy of the Trust's recently submitted article to the Sherford Matters magazine. It gives details of the new Sherford Directory which will give residents all the information they need about the structure and organisations operating in Sherford.

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8 March 2021

Forest School activity packs

The Trust approved a grant application for these wonderful forest school activity packs which families have been enjoying through lockdown. The activities included a seasonal trail with tree identification guides, bird watch sheets, fairy doors, scavenger hunt sheets and clay for leaf pressing.

A fabulous selection to keep children happy!

12 February 2021

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. 

20 December 2020

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!  

18 December 2020

Space discord programme events

Please see the attached poster for Space youth online programme of events

Space programme of events

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10 December 2020

Online Youth Club

Please see attached details of Space online youth club

Space online youth club

10 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

8 December 2020

Brixton Parish Council Community Letter

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

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16 November 2020

Community Trust update

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

Community Notice

6 October 2020

Community Hub Plan

Please see attached the community hub plan.

Community Hub Plan

6 October 2020

Councillor Surgery Minutes 20th July 2020

Please see the attached minutes for useful updates on Sherford.

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29 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.

15 July 2020

Road closure notice

Sherford Main Street - Phase 2

New Road Closure

13 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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18 May 2020

Community Trust update to Residents

Please see the attached letter for updated news from the Trust

Letter to residents

3 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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22 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.


20 April 2020

Covid-19 South Hams Local Action Support Fund

Please click below for further details on how to apply:

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3 April 2020

Covid-19 information from Devon County Council

News update

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30 March 2020

COVID-19 Important information for Businesses

Support and advice for businesses - please click below.

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24 March 2020

NHS website

NHS information on how to self-isolate if required.

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24 March 2020

Public Health England

General government Covid-19 advice

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20 March 2020

Sherford Trust Co-ordinator

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a co-ordinator who will start working with the Trust at the end of November.

25 November 2019

Residents Survey

This survey was carried out in Spring 2019 and established the first facts about those living in Sherford. Although anonymous the results showed how residents of the new town were on average younger than national and local average ages. The majority are very positive about the development of their community. The survey can be found at the link below. It is planned to hold a similar survey every couple of years to chart the needs and views of Sherford as it develops.


1 September 2019

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