David Burton has a go on the zip wire
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.
Click here for an application form.
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?
The local Laverstock weather information site
Old Sarum Community Fun Day 19th August was a great success with lots of residents attending.
David Burton, Chair of the Parish Council, officially opened the new play are on The Green.
We are proud to announce that an artist has been recruited by a steering group comprising Barratt Homes, Wiltshire Council and Laverstock and Ford Parish Council to work with our residents at Riverdown Park and our wider community on some inspirational public art. Kerry Lemon is from Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire and has a strong love of Wiltshire rural life. Much of her work has a common theme of connecting people with the natural history of a place in surprising and fun ways. For example Kerry is working with residents in Bracknell on street art that reflects the moths and other wildlife in the area while a commission with Harvey Nicholls in London had giant foxes and squirrels stalking across the shop windows. http://kerrylemon.co.uk/PUBLIC-ART
|Virtual Bee Trail To Open On 29th July |
We are delighted to host one of the new Bee City Trail points in our Parish. Our Trail Point will be up and running by the One Stop next to Wyvern College in Laverstock for the start of the School Summer Holidays. Residents armed with smart phones can view our very own virtual bee in full flight. The Ashy Mining Bee at our Trail Point looks a little like a Panda in colouration and shape and is known for its’ ability to pollinate orchard trees. To find out more about the Bee City Trail visit the Bee City pages of the Secret Garden web site.
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 September at Greentrees Junior School Saunders Avenue Bishopdown Farm 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
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.
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.
Thu 27th June Southern Wiltshire Area Board meeting has been cancelled
Thursday, 28th September, 2017 7.00 pm Trafalgar School, Breamore Road, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3HN
Salisbury Area Board (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
City Hall Salisbury 13 September, City Hall Salisbury 9 November, City Hall Salisbury 2018 10 January.