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Do you have an Older Person’s Standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass?
Information about the renewal of bus passes
From 01 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically. This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used. In these cases, the passes will not be automatically renewed.
If your pass is not automatically renewed but you would still like to receive one to use in the future, please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100 and we can arrange for your new pass to be issued.
Wiltshire Council regrets that any charges which may occur on bus journeys are non-refundable.
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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.
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.

At 3 pm on the 11th of November 2018 the first tree for a new 1,000 tree wood was planted at Castle Hill Country Park in the Parish of Laverstock and Ford. The tree, an English Oak, was planted next to a wild Poppy on a spot overlooking the First World War Old Sarum Airfield.
We would like to thank the following for leading the formal blessing of the wood:
Reverend Jill Offer - Blessing
Royal Navy - Lieutenant (Lt) Martyn Allan – Wreath Laying
British Army - Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Dan Herberts  - Wreath Laying
Royal Air Force - Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Nick Perrott – Wreath Laying
Cllr Lesley Waller – Tree Planting
Amy Burton  - Bugler
Ben Parker – Timekeeper for 2 minutes silence
Wreaths making designed and organised by Penny Theobald
And a big thank you to all our tree planting volunteers who helped establish the rest of our tree nursery today.
Please join us to help establish our memorial woodland, the next two work parties will be on Saturday 17th of November 10.00 – 12,00 and Saturday 24th of November 10.00 – 12.00

Laverstock and Ford Heritage Boardwalk Project wins National Lottery support.
Laverstock and Ford Parish Council has received a National Lottery grant of £41,800 for an exciting heritage scheme, the Laverstock and Ford Heritage Boardwalk Project, in Whitebridge Spinney alongside the River Bourne. This is made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It focuses on installing a new boardwalk alongside the River Bourne with associated information boards and includes the thirteenth sign in the Salisbury Bee Trail.
Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the scheme will enable local young people not only to research and design the interpretative boards which will be placed alongside the boardwalk and River Bourne but also design and research the interactive Bee sign that will form part of the City Bee Trail.
Laverstock and Ford Parish Council has three secondary schools in the Parish and intends to work with these pupils and groups at the local Community Farm over the next two years to make them more aware of their local environmental and historical heritage and in particular the River Bourne which forms part of the Hampshire Avon Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Commenting on the award, Councillor Andy Birkett (Chair of Laverstock and Ford Parish Council) said: “We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will not only link physically two areas of our Parish but also support young people learning about their environmental and historical heritage.”
Public Enquiry on Old Sarum Airfield Planning Application Appeal to continue in December!
After 7 days of the Enquiry, the Inspector adjourned it until 18 December when it will reconvene for a further 2 days. For more details of the 7 days so far and what aspects of the hearing remain to be completed please click 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.
The next Parish Council  meeting will be held on Monday 17th December  at River Bourne Community Farm Laverstock
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

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

Change of date from Thursday 29th

Trafalgar School, Breamore Road, Downton, Wednesday 28th November 7.00pm

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
City Hall Salisbury Thursday 8th November 2018 7.00pm

 Tree Planting
By popular demand we are going to extend the First World War Memorial tree planting work parties as follows:

Saturday 24th November 10 – 12 am
Sunday 25th November 2 – 4 pm
Saturday 1st December 10 -12 am
Saturday 8th December 10-12 am
Saturday 15th December 10- 12 am
Sunday 16th December 2 – 4 pm
We hope to start planting our traditional orchards and wet woodland on the Country Park before Christmas too. Everyone welcome, please bring your spades!

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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