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Old Sarum & Longhedge Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Update.


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 area below. Can you help?
Longhedge -Any help would be appreciated as the estate grows in size.
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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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
HELP US RESPOND TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND’S DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS – THEY ARE BAD FOR THE PARISH AND COULD LEAD TO ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO SUBSUME LARGE PARTS OF OUR PARISH INTO SALISBURY CITY PARISH

Please follow the links below to access the following documents:
A summary and guidance from us on the sorts of things you could include THOUGH IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU USE YOUR OWN WORDS otherwise the Commission will disregard them A copy of the leaflet inserted in your Newsletter – this briefly explains the situation.
 
Old Sarum Airfield Planning Application Appeal Public Enquiry
The public enquiry resumed on Wednesday 13th Feb and was concluded the following day.  The Inspector, Frances Mahoney, will now deliberate on what she has seen and heard. There is no forecast currently as to when she will be able to publish her findings. Details of the proceedings will be available on this website soon.

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 15th April at River Bourne Community Farm 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 14 Mar 2019 Alderbury Village Hall

Wed 1 May 2019 Whiteparish Memorial Centre
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 28 Mar 2019 City Hall
Thu 16 May 2019 City Hall
Thu 4 Jul 2019 City Hall
Thu 26 Sep 2019 City Hall
Mon 4 Nov 2019 City Hall



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.

We are marking the occasion with the installation of 6 stone way-markers and 2 pavers from the artist Kerry Lemon inspired by our community heritage. The art is based on the medieval tiles that were cast from potteries in the  local area and feature the special wildlife of our chalk downs.

To find out more please do come along to the Community Art workshop and Country Park drop in on Monday 15th of April at Hampton Park Pavilion 11.30 to 2.30.
If you cannot make this event there will be more opportunities to get involved with the Country Park over the coming months.

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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