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Wiltshire Council advice and information about Coronavirus

Please be aware of the following restrictions whilst using the boardwalk, at the beautiful Whitebridge Spinney in Laverstock.  There is no cycling permitted on any part of the boardwalk, dogs should be on leads and please clean up after your dog, as you should in any public area.  We are trying our best to avoid too many signs in such a lovely rural setting, but may have no choice following numerous complaints of cyclists and dog fouling.  It’s a beautiful spot - please respect it and look after it.
Laverstock Village Hall
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic we are following Government directives and, as such, the Village Hall  is now closed until further notice.
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
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.
In spite of the lockdown, which has resulted in the cancellation of the last three Council meetings, the business of the Council has continued. All major decisions of the Council have been made by an email vote and duly recorded.
A table of these decisions can be viewed here.
If any member of the public would like more information please contact the Parish Clerk.
Normal Parish Meetings have been cancelled due to current health warnings.
A virtual online Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 17th August. Contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to view this meeting.
Our play areas are now open subject to the Guidelines for Parents, Guardians, Carers and Users below.
Please follow these Covid-19 guidelines when visiting our play areas:
• You are using this play equipment at your own risk.
• Please wash your hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible, but particularly at the beginning and end of play.
• Please maintain 2 metre social distancing at all times.  Do not enter if social distancing can’t be maintained or you would exceed the maximum permitted users.
• 1 family member only to accompany a child.
• The virus can survive on hard surfaces for several days.  Do not touch your mouth or face and do not put your mouth on any part of the equipment.
• Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue, or your arm when a tissue is not available.
• During busy periods it’s recommended that people visit for no longer than 20 minutes.
• Consumption of food and drink is not permitted within the Play Area or on any of the equipment.
• Please dispose of any PPE and litter in a bin or take it home with you.
• Please leave the equipment clean for the next person.
Parents, Guardians and Carers are responsible for ensuring their children are behaving responsibly using the Play Area and following all guidelines, to keep themselves and other users safe.  Failure to comply will result in the closure of the Play Area.

Normal Parish Meetings have been cancelled due to current health warnings.

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

Salisbury District Hospital News Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Government advice for

Advice on small business COVID-19 related grants is available here
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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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