Who We Support
Each year local groups are invited to apply to become beneficiaries of any funds raised through the Street Market. Applications are welcome from any local group based in Silverton that is for the benefit of Silverton residents. Groups who are successful in their application then join the committee to help organise the event and also provide volunteers on the day.
Last year the PTA ran the car park, the Scouts did the clean up, the Community Hall ran the Grand Draw, the Pre-School Playgroup and After-School Club organised the children’s entertainment, St Mary’s Church ran the entrance gates, the Methodist Church hosted a refreshment centre, the Silverton Luvvies ran the PA, the Evangelical Church operated the famous BBQ and Silverton Football Club organised construction and setup.
Silverton Methodist Church has been involved in this fund raising ‘from the beginning’. However application for grant has only been sought latterly – this year in particular in respect of escalating running costs. SMC has certainly very much appreciated grants of latter years. SMC continues to play its part in the life of the Village – as has happened, according to records in fact, since its foundation 101 years ago!
By the way, there’ll be a flower display in the SMC as last year, also an opportunity to see various busy craft folk, paintings, handiwork, etc. Welcome everyone.
As over the years, refreshments available; many thanks to all Village Suppliers who kindly still deliver to the Church Hall. Superb!
The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Silverton
This Grade I listed building dates back to the 15th century and its welcoming atmosphere reflects centuries of prayer and worship by countless generations. As the Parish Church it is used by all ages, providing Sunday and weekday worship, school services, weddings and funerals. Visit website.
It is a great asset to the whole community and many of the residents acknowledge it to be theirs in the widest sense of ownership. However, like all old buildings, it needs costly and regular maintenance so any money granted will be used for its continual upkeep so that generations to come will be able to enjoy this wonderful historic building.
The Silverton Luvvies are very proud to be a part of Silverton Street Market. Each year we use our portion of the Street Market profits to get lights and staging for our February production. Last year’s The Curious Case of the Clockmaker’s Daughter was a steam punk crime drama and our community hall was transported back to Victorian times to a clockmaker’s workshop. Next February we are planning an Under the Sea musical – details to be confirmed. We are always looking for new members of cast, crew, costume, set, lighting, sound, music, front of house, design. Come and see us on Street Market day on the Old Hall Site making junk instruments and on the Little Rec at 3pm
for the first (and only) performance of the Silverton Junk Orchestra.
The Preschool (visit website) continues to supply wrap-around care for children age 3–11 years old as well as pre-school provision for children age 2–5 years old.
Due to the changes and government funding we are looking at the potential of changing the hours that preschool children spend with us from 15–30 hours per child. Therefore, we are looking at generally improving the outdoor area and additional safety matting around the play equipment as well as buying some additional teaching and learning resources.
The Preschool Committee and staff join together in thanking you for your continued support without which we would struggle to provide the level of updated resources that your generous donation has helped to purchase.
After School Club
Silverton After School Club runs alongside the Breakfast Club and Pre-School offering a safe and fun environment for children at the end of the school day. As well as lots of games, toys and craft opportunities the children can enjoy a quiet time to relax and there is a lovely garden to play outdoor games or just charge around on bikes and scooters! Snack time is a favourite with the children, drinks, fruit and toast are provided every day plus treats that the children have made themselves. Our staff are well trained in playwork and safeguarding both for older children and the early years, ensuring that Ofsted recommendations are adhered to. The funding we receive from Silverton Street Market helps us to keep the Club running smoothly and efficiently and we are very grateful for its support over the years! Good luck to the 2017 committee and thank you from all the children and staff!
The Silverton Primary Parents and Teachers Association is a thriving group, all parents of children at the school are automatically members. We are always pleased to see new faces and hear new ideas. The PTA is run by a committee and we organise fun social and fund-raising events throughout the year, hoping to encourage closer links between home and school which really benefits the children. The Street Market represents a large chunk of our annual fundraising income which allows us to buy the school the extra things that help along our childrens’ developing minds. Recent purchases include iPads, Books, items for gardening club, Lego WEDO sets for computer programming and most recently the new outdoor classroom.
1st Silverton Scout Group
Silverton Scout Group includes Beavers (6–8 years), Cubs (8–10.5 years), Scouts (10.5–14 years) and Explorers (14–18 years) who meet within the village, on Thursdays, Wednesdays or Mondays throughout the year.
Over the years Silverton Street Market’s support has enabled the group to buy new equipment – tents, water carriers, cooking equipment, tables and benches and last year contributed towards the purchase of a badly needed new minibus which is also available to be used by the Silverton Community when the Scout Group don’t need it.
With the guidance of the volunteer leaders the children in the group have the opportunity to camp, go tracking, build fires, climb, make and race go carts, abseil, canoe, learn about the wider community and much much more!
Silverton Community Hall
The Millennium Hall has many uses, it is equipped for badminton, short mat bowls etc. and is also used as a venue for parties for both young and old. Various items such as a PA system & 5 a-side
equipment are available to use. The hall is also used as a polling station and for flu jabs. The monthly mini market, held on the 1st Saturday of each month, where there are varied stalls, plus cooked breakfasts, is also held here. The Luvvies, our local drama group produce a production every February which is enjoyed by many local people.
There is also a small hall known as the Dorothy Granger Room (or the DG room) which is used for small gatherings or meetings. The well equipped kitchen serves either hall.
The funding from the Street Market helps the hall to keep the rent as low as possible and enables the Trustees to keep improving facilities. (See website)