Welcome to Worton, Wiltshire
Welcome to Worton, Wiltshire

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Village Organisations

This is where you find the details of all the organisations in the village, and perhaps a few further afield. Please support as many as you can! If you would like your details added here, or want them altered (or removed!) please contact us.

the bridge magazine

Well, not strictly an 'organisation' of course, but it certainly takes some to make it happen! This is the magazine that is delivered to your door for a remarkably low subscription every month. To contribute to the content, advertise or subscribe, do please contact The Editor direct. The entire operation is run by a large number of dedicated volunteers.

The Worton & Marston Village Hall

This 100 year old Hall is available to hire for community and private events.  The hall can accommodate 80 people seated or 120 standing and there is a fully equiped kitchen available to use.  The location of Worton and Marston in the centre of Wiltshire means that the venue is easily accessible to the whole county. 

 

The hall was built in 1911 and was funded partly through donations from people living in the parish. It was originally known as the Library Hall, for the remainder of the money was donated by Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American who publically promoted the importance of England’s public libraries.  It became a charity in 1972 and is registered under the name Library Hall with the Charity Commission.

The hall has retained its striking black and white timber and render external appearance and is a characterful building situated at the western approach to the village. The kitchen was replaced in 2010 and the main hall internally redecorated by volunteers from Amey in 2012.  In 2015 the hall had a major refurbishment and energy efficiency improvements.

The hall serves both parishes of Worton & Marston.  There are a number of local groups & businesses using the Hall on a regular basis including:  Rainbows, Brownies, Toddlers, Dog Training, Martial Arts, WI, Ladies Group, Gardening Club.  In addition it is used as a Polling Station for local & general elections.

 

The Village Hall has its own website for more information and bookings.

 

 

christ church

Christ Church is part of the Diocese of Salisbury within the Church of England.


You will find Christ Church situated at the end of Church Lane, Worton. (Church Lane is a turning off Worton High Street, just by Worton and Marston Village Hall).

 

It is a small ashlar building dating from 1843 with low pitch slate roofs and the church with its surrounding churchyard, walls and hedges makes an important contribution to the character and appearance of this part of the Conservation Area.

 

The Church has its own website, with more information, point of contact, and times of services.

five lanes school

We are a busy friendly school with lots going on! We think for ourselves, feel for others and work together to do our best in a caring, Christian environment. Our school family is a partnerhsip between staff, parents, governors, the church and the local community, with and for the children.

 

Learn more by visiting us here.

community speedwatch

Worton speedwatch team currently has in excess of 20 members.  The aim of the group is to slow down the traffic in Worton.

  

The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The faster someone is driving, the less time they have to stop if something unexpected happens.


If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences.

Speed limits are there for a reason.


New members are always welcome.  For more information contact the CSW Team Leader Debbie Mackay on 01380 730564.

potterne rainbows

Potterne Rainbows meet weekly in the Village Hall during term-time from 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Rainbows are girls aged five to seven years old and the youngest members of Girlguiding, they follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.  Contact Vicky Barton on 01380 720928 or 07702 033897 or by email bartez1971@sky.com for further information, or to register your daughters interest & details go to Girlguiding UK.

1st Worton & Marston Brownies

1st Worton  & Marston Brownies meet weekly in the Village Hall during term-time from 6pm - 7.30pm. Brownies is the section for girls aged seven to ten. Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.  For more information contact Vicky Barton on 01380 720928 or 07702 033897 or by email bartez1971@sky.com or Vicky Earley 07702 033897or by email vicky_brownowl@btinternet.com mobile - 07702 033897. To register your daughter's details, please go to www.girlguiding.co.uk and click on the parents tab.

Worton & Marston Link Scheme

The LINK Good Neighbour Scheme is a team of volunteers set up to help people of all ages and circumstances who live within Worton and Marston who may have problems with transport. It is part of  county-wide scheme - see www.wiltshirelink.org.uk 

 

To request assistance just call 07413 912828. If you would like to volunteer for LINK you can call the same number and ask to speak to Hazel.

 

To learn more about how our LINK scheme works download the fact sheet below:

LINK scheme facts
LINKScheme.docx
Microsoft Word document [45.5 KB]

WORTON & mARSTON GARDENING CLUB

The club grew out of the local Flower show and started in 1975. Since then, apart from a few years in the early 1990’s, it has been meeting on a regular basis in the Village Hall, normally on the 3rd Monday of each month.

 

The programme consists of a range of talks, presentations, activities and visits. We usually have a barbecue at one of the member’s gardens in June and a visit to a local prestigious garden in July. Perhaps the biggest event however is the annual flower and produce show, usually held at the end of August. Competition is fierce as members compete to win a range of shields and cups.

 

There is a small annual membership fee. Extra income is gained from a regular raffle and we encourage members to share plants, equipment or produce in a bring and buy scheme. We try to have a larger annual event locally such as an open garden day.

 

We have found that regular changes in committee members brings in new ideas and keeps meetings fresh and interesting so are always looking for new members willing to give a helping hand.

 

If you would like to attend, please turn up at one of the meetings or give me a call for further information.

The schedule for 2016 is below.

 

Bill Francis

Current club chairman 01380  739986

2016 Programme
WMGCProgramme2016poster.pdf.docx
Microsoft Word document [45.6 KB]
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