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David Burton interviewed on BBC Wiltshire about the Country Park
A new type of river management is coming.

Click here to see an animated film on river management.
PARISH COUNCIL GRANT SCHEME

The Parish Council operates a small  community grant scheme. It is funded from income unconnected with council tax.
The Council encourages applications from local community based, ‘not for profit’ or charitable organisations  e.g. voluntary groups, societies, clubs (including new startups), sports clubs, youth clubs, playgroups, and Community Projects.
Note: This is in Word Document format and will be downloaded to your download folder.
Report potholes, street lights not working, damaged road signs and other street-scene faults to Wiltshire Council     on-line or by calling      Highways 0300 456 0105


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

SpireWeather
The local Laverstock weather information site

www.spireweather.co.uk

 
“We are all of a buzz to learn that the Salisbury Bee City Trail which Laverstock and Ford Parish Council supports as a main Sponsor, has won a national award this week and have been nominated  as one of 17 Pollinator Champions.
 
The Bee City Team received their award from Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Lord Gardiner  who commented:
 
“We must all be thankful for our essential pollinators who do such vital work on our behalf, flying from crop to crop, tree to tree, helping us to grow our food. The champions I had the pleasure to meet today are doing exceptional things to return the favour and look after our pollinators. We must not leave them to it. We can all play a part.”
 
The Bee City team will be holding a series of talks at each bee stop including our own bee stop in Laverstock next summer. In the meantime if you haven’t collected your virtual Laverstock bee from our stop here is the link on how to download the Bee City Apps!”

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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 Parish Council  meeting will be held on Monday 18th December at River Bourne Community Farm Laverstock at  7pm.
Residents are welome 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 Update

Read parish correspondence and actions


Further meeting of Parish Councillors and residents to discuss the revised plans for the proposed airfield development (15/04004/OUT), information on the recent Flying Forum held at Old Sarum Airfield and problems with the Wiltshire Council planning website when trying to post a consultation response.

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

Thu 7th December Southern Wiltshire Area Board Whiteparish Memorial Centre 7pm

 

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
City Hall Salisbury 2018 10 January.

Parish Newsletter

November/December 2017


Are you a carer??
Get some support, click picture  for more details.


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

St Andrew's Church
Service Details

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