South Newton & Stoford, Wiltshire, UK

Notice Board


Parish Council Meeting:

Wed 04 Jan 17.  Draft Minutes are here. 


Next Meeting Wed 01 Feb 17 at 7.30pm.   Agenda is here

South Newton, Wishford and Stapleford WI.  January meeting report plus November walk & 02 Feb meeting details here 

Local Government, Parish Newsletters etc here

200 Club - December Winners, details here


Valley Art; details here

Village Hall Events

Bookings Secretary:  Loraine Sherlock

Tel: 01722 743577


Village Hall Location  (for Sat Nav Users):

  • Post Code: SP2 0PJ

  • Lat Long: 51° 08’ 53” N   1° 52’ 57” W



Tuesday 24th               Good Companions                                                                2.00 pm


Wednesday 25th         WI New Speakers Day                                                          9.00 am – 4.00 pm

                                      Private booking                                                                     6.00 pm – 9.00 pm


Friday 27th                   Valley Art                                                                              10.00 am – 12.30 pm

                                     Film Night                                                                              7.30 pm


                                     Bridge of Spies


                                     During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited

                                     to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help

                                     the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet

                                     captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.


                                     Director: Steven Spielberg


                                     Starring:  Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda


                                      Running Time: 2 hours 22 minutes


                                     Doors open 7.00 pm

                                     Film starts at 7.30 pm.  

                                     £5 donation each to the Village Hall Funds, includes a glass of

                                     wine or beer.  

                                     Soft drinks will be available on sale

                                     Children under 16 free accompanied by an adult



Saturday 28th             Breakfast morning                                                                   9.00 am – 11.00 am


February (and future) Events are on the new Village Calendar 


In addition to these listed events there are Table Tennis sessions on Monday evenings.


Regular Bingo Nights  are held every Tuesday evening. If you would like to come along to this enjoyable evening event, please contact Heather Bryans on 742207.  


If you would like to book the hall for a function or find out any more information on any of the regular events please contact Loraine 743577 or email:




£50        Mr James Brennan          No 117            Great Wishford


£30        Eroni Qioleuv                   No 43              Great Wishford


£10        Mr Jason Hooper             No 102             South Newton


If you would like to join the 200 Club and be in with a chance to win a cash prize, please contact Heather Bryans on



CHRISTMAS BINGO  This was held back in December and proved to be a real success with the hall filled with enthusiastic players, some regulars and some new faces and it is hoped that the Tuesday night sessions will continue to be well supported throughout this year.  A worthwhile amount of £630 was raised, so thanks to everybody who participated and to those involved in organising the event, that included a generous raffle.


HOUSING PANEL MEETING  Wiltshire Council house tenants from the area are invited to come along to the hall on Tuesday, 29th February for a cup of tea and  to  put forward  any issues they would like to discuss.


BAD DRIVING  There are a minority of drivers who drive off the main road and into St. Andrew's Road and beyond to Vale View road etc, at an unacceptable speed.  There are a number of children who live on the estate who are able to enjoy playing on and around the pavements and all drivers should be aware and make allowances for them by slowing down their speed.  It only takes a split second for an accident to happen that could potentially ruin many lives.


FILM  NIGHT                                                                                                                                                                                                              The film to be shown on Saturday,  24th February is Bridget Jones's Baby, a romantic comedy film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.                                                                                                                        

Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. £5 per person donation includes a glass of wine or beer and all profits go towards the Village Hall Extension Fund. Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult. Raffle.


VALLEY ART GROUP   We had a good start in January with more new members joining the group.  If you practice an art or craft you are welcome to drop in to any of our sessions held fortnightly on a Friday morning.  There is only a mininal fee payable on the day to cover the cost of the hall.  All levels of experience welcome. If you would like to join us please contact Loraine 743577 or email:


BREAKFAST MORNING  The next breakfast morning will be on Saturday, February 25th  from  9.00 am until 11.00 am. Come along and enjoy a full English breakfast, read the papers, and have a convivial chat.  A warming start to the weekend.


THE GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN is a national campaign led by the Keep Britain Tidy organisation, that will take place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th March.  This follows on from a successful litter pick last year, and volunteers are sought to help out again for an hour or two  to keep our area looking clean and tidy.  Appropriate equipment will be provided and anybody interested, including children, please contact Caroline Webb on 743897.


WOMEN'S INSTITUTE  South Newton, Wishford and Stapleford WI was first founded 90 years ago in South Newton

village and was originally called South Newton WI.   In later years ladies from Wishford and Stapleford joined and South Newton WI incorporated these names into the title.  In this anniversary year members come not only from these three villages but from the wider area including Wilton, Quidhampton and Salisbury .  Currently though only three members now come from South Newton and it would be good to increase the membership from our village.  You are welcome to come along to any of our meetings as a guest in the first instance and will be made to feel very welcome, without any obligation to join.  If you are interested please contact Loraine 743577 or Pam 790022.  We meet the first Thursday of the month at 2.00 pm at the village hall.


SOUTH NEWTON WEBSITE Check out all the above events and more by going to our website If you have a contribution to make for inclusion on the website please contact Tim by email:




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