Useful Information

Links to other websites that may be of relevance to the Parish Council or of particular interest to Salford Priors residents:

Council Websites


First Salford Priors Scout Group

1st Salford Priors Scout Group was founded in 1970. The group has its own headquarters on a small site on the edge of the parish playing field in the centre of Salford Priors. Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people. Scouting is active in 216 countries and territories with a global membership of over 28 million. By becoming a scout you are joining a big international family.

All children, boys and girls, are able to take part. Beavers cater for the age range six to eight. Cubs cater for eight year olds to ten and a half and Scouts for ten and a half to fourteen. Children over fourteen years old move on to Explorers (14 – 18) and then to Network (19 – 25).

Contact:
James Greenaway, Group Scout Leader
Email: salfordpriors@westwarwickshire.org.uk


Photos and Memories of Days Past in Salford Priors

This is a Facebook group for anyone with an interest in Salford Priors and surrounding areas – Irons Cross, Dunnington, Abbots Salford, Rushford, Wood Bevington, Cock Bevington, Pitchill, etc.

Members of the group can post pictures and add comments about memories past or present, and many have renewed friendships they thought lost.


Salford Priors Over 60s

We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 2pm, in the Memorial Hall on School Road. Our activities include card games, dominoes, short mat bowls and crafts, and we have a raffle every session, as well as refreshments.

During the year, we have many outings, ranging from all day trips to the coast, to local visits. So far this year we have been to Minehead, Gloucester (to the Docks and for shopping), the Botanical Gardens at Birmingham, and Leominster and the Herefordshire villages. We are visiting Worcester later in the year for Christmas shopping, and have organised a Christmas lunch at Norton Grange.

Do call in and see us – we’re a friendly bunch, and we love to meet new people!

Contact:
Mary Milward
Tel: 01789 773365


Salford Priors Royal British Legion

Apart from a short break in the 1940s there has been an active Branch of the British Legion in Salford Priors since 1926. The main activity of the Branch throughout this time has been to raise money for the poppy appeal.

The activities of the Branch are designed to bring to the notice of the people of Salford Priors the continuing and vital work of the Royal British Legion in giving support to ex-servicemen and service-women who have suffered injury and/or hardship as a result of their service to the Armed Forces. The Branch expresses this support by bringing these issues to notice in a social context through Coffee Mornings, Displays at the Village Fete, Away Days, and of course, the Poppy Appeal.

Contact:
Mr Iain Ballantyne, 4 Ban Brook Copse, Salford Priors, WR11 8GW
Tel: 01789 778334
Email: iain@iainballantyne.co.uk


Salford Priors Short Mat Bowls Club

Salford Priors Short Mat Bowling Club was formed in 1996 and meets fortnightly on a Friday evening from September to July at the Memorial Hall Salford Priors.

Since 2010 the club has had an active Junior Section (7 to 14 years) that meets between 6.00 and 7.00pm prior to the senior session.

No experience is needed and all equipment is provided the only thing required is a pair of flat shoes, for a friendly game to a competitive match then come along. Tuition is available if required, its hassle free and friendly fun. If you are interested in taking up bowls come along and give it a try one evening.

Over the years the club has been successful in local bowling competitions and regularly play other clubs in competitive games both home and away.

Refreshments are provided. Juniors: 6.00 to 7.00pm. Seniors: 7.00 to 9:30pm

Contact:
Mr Kim James
Tel: 01789 772338
Email: kjames2338@aol.com


Salford Seven Ladies Group

Founded in 2007. The name was formed with Salford Priors village and six hamlets to encourage friendship for ladies. In 2009 we formed a new walking group. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at Salford Priors Memoral Hall at 7.30pm.

We have a varied and interesting programme of speakers, demonstrators and activities, theatre trips and dinners. Our membership has grown each month, everyone is very welcome.

Contact:
Pam Sharpe, Leader
Tel: 01789 773746

 

Alcester Alzheimer’s Cafe

Alcester Café is a drop-in café dedicated to help support people with memory problems/dementia, their families and carers. Run on a weekly basis, every Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Globe House (next door to Alcester Library).

The Café provides opportunities to share emotions in a safe environment and help prevent isolation and encourage peer support.

On the last Friday of the month the café is run by trained staff from the Alzheimer’s Society who cover a variety of topics such as the different types of dementia, how memory works, coping with the progression of dementia, together with related talks from other organisations.

Contact:
Carole or Roger
Tel: 01789 488088


Bidford and District History Society

Since its September 2006 launch, Bidford and District History Society has enjoyed a thriving membership with meeting venues packed. The Society draws members from Salford Priors, Bidford, Cleeve Prior parishes and neighbouring towns. The aim of the society is to entertain and inform people who have curious minds about interesting historical subjects.

Members enjoy guest speakers, outings and projects based on historical topics. Some meetings focus on very local issues while others consider the impact of national issues on this area (such as men going off to war). Some meetings consider domestic topics such as families owning pigs or the medieval Christmas. There is a real diversity of subjects.

Website: www.bidfordhistory.org.uk


Bidford Area Community Choir

A friendly, local choir for all ages and abilities. There are no auditions. Professional coaching for all plus sound files for home practice if you wish.

We have three choirs – main choir, children’s choir and teen harmony group. Meeting on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Bidford Methodist Church, we put on two main concerts a year. All proceeds go to local charities. Subscriptions are kept to a minimum working out at around £2.50 a rehearsal.

We hope you will join us or come and see us – we are a fun, friendly bunch who sing for the joy of singing together. Take a look at our website for more information or call us on 01789 774002.


Bidford Community Library
Bidford Community Library Ltd began providing a full ‘county library service’ to the communities of Bidford on Avon and the neighbouring villages in April 2012. The day to day running of the library is carried out entirely by volunteers.

Existing users of the County Library Service can continue to use their current county library cards. New services will be provided including the CAB advice unit and a new live webcam link to the District Council Offices in Stratford to avoid travelling to Elizabeth House.


Bidford-on-Avon St John Ambulance Cadets

The purpose of the group is to learn first aid and to administer it at public events. Boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 16 gain knowledge in a variety of subjects and may achieve bronze, silver, gold and Grand Prior awards. They have the opportunity to gain leadership skills, to perform in shows, and to go on camping holidays.

The order of St John was founded over 100 years ago where there is still an eye hospital. The St John Association was set up to train people in first aid and ambulance aid in1877. The St John Brigade was set up in 1887 to administer first aid to the public. The Cadets was formed in 1922 for boys and girls in 1922. Bidford-on-Avon St John Ambulance Cadets started in 1966. For younger children between 5 and 10 Badgers groups were formed in 1987.

Contact:
St John Ambulance HQ, London
Tel: 0207 324 4000 (Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm)


Perkins Educational Foundation
The Foundation is a registered charity which helps young people under the age of 25 mainly with their expenses in courses of further and higher education. The Foundation owns property in Stratford-upon-Avon purchased in William Perkins’s own times and has investments in the stock market.

A board of voluntary governors is drawn from the parishes of Salford Priors, Harvington, Cleeve Prior, Bidford-on-Avon and Broom, the parishes in which applicants must live. This was one of the stipulations that Perkins himself approved.

The Foundation has come a long way since William Perkins established it in 1656, but still devotes all its funds to helping the young people of Salford Priors and the surrounding villages achieve their educational goals.

Contact:
The Clerk to the Governors, Perkins Educational Foundation, 10 Elm Court, Arden St,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PA


Local Businesses

The Bell

The Bell has recently reopened after a major refurbishment transforming it into a relaxing Country Pub and dining venue.

Contact:
The Bell, Evesham Road, Salford Priors, WR11 8UU
Tel: 01789 772112


Hillers Farm Shop

Hillers is a family owned business that has been committed to supporting local growers and producers and to providing excellent quality and service to customers for over 80 years. The retail site comprises a Farm Shop, Display Garden, Garden Café, and a Gifts and Interiors Outlet.

Contact:
Hillers Farm Shop, Dunnington Heath Farm, Dunnington, B49 5PD
Tel: 01789 773057
Email: info@hillers.co.uk


Limebridge Rural Services Ltd

Limebridge Rural Services Ltd has 20 years’ experience in grounds maintenance and landscaping in the South Midlands. The Limebridge business was established in 1952 and over time has transformed from a horticultural and nursery business into a substantial grounds maintenance specialist company. We now offer a grounds maintenance service in all areas throughout the South Midlands. See our website for full details.

Contact:
Limebridge Rural Services Ltd, 1 Ban Brook Road, Salford Priors, WR11 8XE
Tel: 01789 773999
Email: info@limebridgeruralservices.co.uk


Salford House Residence for the Retired

Salford House is a care home for the elderly, over 65s, for up to twenty-five residents. It is an old house with beautiful gardens and many rooms have en-suite facilities. Salford House also provides facilities for those with Dementia.

Contact:
Pam Hancox, Salford House, Station Road, Salford Priors, WR11 8UX
Tel: 01789 772461
Email: dcope@salfordhouse.co.uk


Sandfields Farms Ltd

Sandfield Farms are growers and packers of fresh produce. The farm grows asparagus, salad onions, garden peas, and beans. Non-cropped areas are maintained for wildlife and the company is a member of FWAG, LEAF, and RSPB. The packhouse packs produce into retail packs such as bunched salad onions, punnets of asparagus, and bags of beans.

Sandfields Farms became part of the Shropshire Group in summer 2007. Shropshires have been farming in the fens of Cambridgeshire since 1952.

Contact:
Deborah O’Kane, Woodwards Way, Upper Moor, Pershore, WR10 2PU
Tel: 01386 555054
Email: sfl@gs-fresh.com


Thomas Gilbey Interiors

Based in Salford Priors, we have been in the blinds business for over 15 years, and are the leading suppliers of made to measure blinds and curtains for your home, office or conservatory.

Contact:
Thomas Gilbey Interiors, 10 Priors Grange, Salford Priors, WR11 8XP
Tel: 01789 490889
Email: sales@tgiblinds.co.uk


Ultimate Fireworks

Professional Firework Displays.
Individually Choreographed Displays for All Occasions.

A family run business based in Salford Priors offering a professional firework display for any occasion private parties, wedding receptions, public and civic celebrations to corporate events large or small at affordable prices.

Locally we have been privileged to provide displays for the Christmas Light Switch on Event at Bidford, the St Nicholas Night Celebrations at Alcester, Bonfire-night displays at Dunnington, Droitwich and Honeybourne and the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Salford Priors, Bidford and Honeybourne.

For those that wish to fire their own firework show we have a small but well stocked retail shop offering a comprehensive range of retail fireworks.

Contact:
Ultimate Fireworks Ltd, Limebridge Farm, Salford Priors, WR11 8SH
Tel: 01386 870954 or 07970075133
Email: info@ultimate-fireworks.ltd.uk