Carpenters Arms Update 24th March 2016

It’s finally occurred..!! We are pleased to announce that the Carps has been taken over today and is to re-open again once the refurbishment has been completed.

Peter Brock, who is well known in the village, and who also used to run the pub before in the 1990’s, has taken it over and will finish the works that are needed.

His plans for running the pub certainly seemed to us to be the best to ensure the continued presence of a second pub in the village, and we are sure the entire village will support him in this exciting new venture.

If you have any queries or questions you can contact Peter on   01666 841017 or 07912777647

Chris & Jo Brant

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Spring Play!

SDG Harlequin poster

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Boules 2016!


The 30th Anniversary Sherston Boules and Carnival will take place on Saturday 16th July 2016.

Registration for the Boules competition opens on 16th February only until 16th April as we would like to make the draw and let applicants know if they’ve been successful, by 30th April.

If possible please register Online through as this reduces both the processing time and the possibility of errors. Paper application forms will also be available in Sherston Post Office, or download a .pdf copy here.

The cost per team will be £25, payable if you’re successfully drawn: unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a Reserve List.  Most of the 128 places will be reserved for local teams, whose captain resides within the five Parishes of Sherston, Alderton, Luckington, Foxley and Easton Grey.

Sponsors who purchase advertising space on one of the pitch ‘toblerones’ will automatically receive one team place, with the remaining places allocated to visiting teams.

If you or a group off friends would like to help please contact James Pyle who is chairman of the Boules and Carnival Committee for this year.  Remember that profits from the event are distributed to local groups and good causes, so the more you contribute the more your group is likely to benefit.

Let’s have a great day again in 2016!

Paul Froggatt

Boules Competition Organiser

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Boules 2016 Update


For any group that wishes to help at Boules 2016 and like a donation from the proceeds please click the following link to download the application form:

Application Form

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Tracklements Open Day

On Saturday the 5th of December between 9.30am – 1pm, Tracklements will be opening our doors to invite you to look into the delicious world of condiment making.

There will be mulled wine and festive nibbles to greet you on arrival, behind the scenes factory tours where you can follow the raw ingredients and spices on their adventure through chopping, stirring, simmering and bubbling right through to bottling and don’t forget to have a browse around our onsite shop – Tracklements make great hamper or stocking fillers – an excellent way to introduce friends and family to your favourites, as well as being the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas and Boxing Day meals.

This is a date to put in the diary! We would love to see you there.

Open day Saturday 5th December, 9.30am to 1pm at Tracklements, Whitewalls, Easton Grey, SN16 0RD

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Remembrance Day2015 posterTo commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, last year Sherston’s Service of Remembrance was held in the open for the first time.  Estimates put the attendance in excess of 600 and the ceremony was considered a success by the village.

Accordingly, it is propose to hold the ceremony in the open, in front of the lych gate, again this year following a similar format with everyone in position by 10.45am. The service will start at 10.55 with the 2 minutes silence at 11.00. Representatives of the churches in Sherston will be taking the service. In addition to the regular wreath layers there will be an opportunity to lay a wreath or floral tribute in memory of anyone who died in any conflict or died during military service.

The Sherston service includes Easton Grey and the names of their fallen are read out during the service so everyone from Easton Grey is invited.

A limited number of chairs will be available for those who cannot stand.  Those with wheelchairs and mobility scooters should use them.

Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10.00 am until 12.00pm, diversions will be in place along Sandpits Lane, Green Lane, and Court Street.


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