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 www.hallbookingonline.com/sherford 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.