Sherford Trust - News Updates

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 meg.brassil@gmail.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.

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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: https://southhams.gov.uk/findagroup   

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.

https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/6529/Coronavirus-information-and-advice

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.

Survey

1 September 2019

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