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Surviving Winter Fund
Wiltshire residents can claim up to £250 (whilst funds last!) to help with their heating and fuel bills over the cold period. This time round we are paying either for top up vouchers for their prepayment meters or credit into their energy account if they pay by direct debit. We can also help with solid fuels also such as LPG gas bottles, wood or coal.
To be eligible, the client will need be in receipt of a means tested benefit, of pension age, or of working age and receiving a disability benefit (or they/someone in the household has a health condition worsened by the cold). They also need to be struggling with their fuel bills and keeping their home warm.  
You can call our advice line number on 0800 038 5722

An aerial view of  the
Country Park.
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
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PARISH COUNCIL GRANT SCHEME
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.

Road Closure: Church Road Laverstock  15th - 19th February
Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Church Road, Laverstock (Ref: TTRO 6975)
Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
Church Road, Laverstock; from its junction with A30 London Road to its junction with Duck Lane.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out Carriageway Resurfacing and associated works.
Alternative route: via A30 - Wain-a-long Road - Laverstock Road - Riverside Road and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 15 February 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 until 19 February 2021.
It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete
depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.
For further information please contact Wiltshire Council on 03456004600.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
11 February 2021

Our play areas are now open subject to the Guidelines for Parents, Guardians, Carers and Users below.
Play Area gates all display maximum users figure.  This limit is different at each location and specific to its size and the number of pieces of equipment.  Please observe these limits to keep yourselves and other users safe.

Normal Parish Meetings have been cancelled due to current health warnings. Meetings are being held by on-line meetings. Details of meetings are here.

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.

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

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.
Live Area Board meetings have been cancelled for the time being.

Details of future meetings can be found at

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-area-boards



Parish Newsletter
January/February 2021





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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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