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Old Sarum & Longhedge Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Update.

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We currently have 79 volunteers who  between them deliver the 4,200 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.
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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.



ELECTORAL DIVISION RECOMMENDATIONS
Have your say

A consultation on the further draft recommendations for division boundaries in Wiltshire has begun.
 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.

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 September at Greentrees Junior School 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

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 11 Jul 2019 Coombe Bissett Village Hall

Wed 4 Sep 2019 Trafalgar School Downton
Thu 28 Nov 2019 Alderbury Village Hall

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings 7pm
Thu 4 Jul 2019 City Hall
Thu 26 Sep 2019 City Hall
Mon 4 Nov 2019 City Hall



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Country Park
We are pleased to announce that Castle Hill Country Park has been transferred to the Parish Council. Now the hard work begins to nurture the Country Park, turning the spoil-scapes to wildflower-scapes and ensuring the special qualities of Castle Hill are preserved for future generations.

Thanks to everyone who made our community art workshop and Country Park information drop-in on the 15th of April such a memorable event. There will be more opportunities to enjoy and learn about Castle Hill Country Park over the coming year as the Park continues to take shape.


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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