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Long term flood risk assessment for locations in England
Use this service to find out:

  • the probability that a location will flood
  • the possible causes of flooding
  • where to find advice on managing flood risk
Old Sarum & Longhedge Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Update.

How to join

We currently have 79 volunteers who  between them deliver the 4,300 newsletters every two months, but are short due to residents moving and an increase in new houses.
We need volunteers to deliver newsletters in the areas below. Can you help?
  • Downview Road, Laverstock
  • Longhedge -Any help would be appreciated as the estate grows in size.
LFPC Privacy Notice
The Council encourages applications from local community based, ‘not for profit’ or charitable organisations  e.g. voluntary groups, societies, clubs (including new start-ups), sports clubs, youth clubs, playgroups, and community projects.
Note: The application form is in Word Document format and will be downloaded to your download folder.

See the Old Sarum Community Website and newsletter  here.
What to do in case of flood?
Click here.

Statement on Access to Old Sarum Airfield

Following the circulation of the Resident’s Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire, Old Sarum Airfield Limited have asked us to make the following points clear on access to the airfield.

“Old Sarum Airfield is a commercial operation on private land and access is only open to those invited or authorised by the owners of the airfield. The airfield property provides no rights of public access and any unauthorised access is trespass, with unauthorised incursion into the licenced aerodrome being a criminal offence. The airfield property is fenced to prevent unauthorised access and we take significant steps to remove those persons who enter the property unlawfully as they create danger to themselves and others including authorised users".
Important Message to Mobile Library Users
The Mobile Library Manager for the South Public Mobile has unexpectedly been signed off sick until 5 January 2020. This member of staff provides the service weekly on a Friday and Saturday.  We are unable to provide cover at the moment and therefore it will not be possible to resume this service until after 5 January. The South Mobile Service will continue to run Monday – Thursday.    We are doing everything we can to support the Mobile Library Manager and help them come back to work healthy and fit.
The removal of the service will impact on 10 days of service. The customers impacted are in the communities listed below.  The team will be telephoning all customers to let them know and ensure they are aware of alternative provision, ways and means of loaning books:
• Winterbourne Earls, Boscombe/Allington, Newton Tony, Porton, East Gomeldon
• Nomansland, Woodfalls, Quavey, Lover, South Newton
• Sutton Veny, Heytesbury, Chitterne, Tilshead, Codford, Upton Lovell, Wylye, Hanging Langford
• Alderbury, Landford, Whiteparish, Laverstock, Bishopdown Farm
• East Harnham, West Harnham. Fugglestone Red
• Chute Forest, Chute Cadley, Collingbourne Sucis, Collingbourne Kingston, Milton Lilbourne, Figheldean, Enford
Alternative access for mobile library customers
Customers will not incur any fines, can return and borrow items from any library in Wiltshire, or wait to return to the mobile when it is back on Friday and Saturdays in the New Year.  All customers with internet access can use our online services at; including downloading digital books and audio books.  Some customers will be able to use alternative static branch libraries.  Those without internet access or transport will be without access to library books for approximately 5 to 7 weeks, depending on where they are on the mobile route.   We are also looking at alternative ways to deliver books during this period to those customers impacted for example through our active network of volunteers.
Our Parish Plan outlined the need for the following action:
"The Parish Council will continue to secure representation from the four              communities and will seek further ways to improve its association with them for example by rotating  the venue of Parish meetings."

Future Parish Council meetings will be held at Old Sarum         Community Centre, Hampton Park (Greentrees School) and Laverstock  at River Bourne Community Farm on a rolling programmed basis.
The next monthly Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 16th December at River Bourne Community Farm at 7pm. Residents are welcome to attend.
Residents can address the council with any concerns for up to 3  minutes before the meeting proper starts.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our
Old Sarum Airfield Planning Application Appeal Public Enquiry
The Appeal Decision has been announced for Planning Application 15/04004/OUT which included the construction of 462 dwellings on the airfield. The appeal has been dismissed by the Inspector and planning permission has been refused.

Planning Applications

The PC is providing a table which lists the Planning Applications that have been referred to the Parish Council for their opinion. Applications are generally considered by a team of three
Councillors, but may occasionally be referred to the whole Council. Full details may be viewed on the Wiltshire Council website.
The RESPONSE is the view of the Parish Council and will be considered, along with other consultations, by Wiltshire Council, who will make the decision.

Area Boards

Giving power back to the people
What is an Area Board?

The Area Boards are a new way of working to bring local decision making back into the heart of the community. They are a formal part of Wiltshire Council that try to find solutions for local issues such as road repairs, traffic problems and speeding in villages, litter, facilities for young people and affordable housing.

People who work with the 18 Area Boards include councillors, community area managers, democratic service officers together with one member of the council’s top decision making committee, the cabinet. It also includes the local NHS, fire and emergency services, police, town and parish councils, community area partnerships and many other groups.

By working in partnership with local communities, the council can achieve so much more than it ever could on its own. We hope this will lead to better services, better communities and a better quality of life for everyone in Wiltshire.

Southern Wiltshire Area Board meetings 7pm

Thu 28 Nov 2019 Alderbury Village Hall

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings 7pm
Mon 4 Nov 2019 City Hall

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Local Trails
See the  trail guides for Laverstock, Hampton Park and Old Sarum.  
Enjoyable local country walks.

St Andrew's Church
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