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Invitation to Tender
External Review into Staff Capacity, Sub-Groups and Decision-Making Structures
The closing date is 8th March 2019

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?
Hampton Park -Drakes Close/Aldworth and Oldfield road area-58 to deliver.
Old Sarum -Roger Way/Henry Lane/Herman Way area-128 to deliver
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.

The next monthly Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 18th February at River Bourne Community Farm 7pm
Residents are welcome to attend.
David Wilmot, SWAST Community Responder Officer for Wiltshire and David Watson a resident of the Parish and Paramedic will be addressing the Parish Council on Monday 18th February at 6:30pm before the above meeting.  The meeting will be open to the public and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions or raise concerns.
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.

 
Section of A338 in our parish closes from 18 to 21 February
 
 
Another road closure which effects Laverstock and Ford parish. The A338 from St Thomas’ roundabout to Broken Cross Bridge will be closed between 09.30 and 15.30 from 18 to 21 February to carry out carriage way resurfacing. This will close off the southern access to Ford during these periods.
 
The formal Temporary Traffic Regulation Order and the          Indicative Plan can be viewed on these links.
Read the Parish Council response  on the consultation regarding the electoral boundaries for Wiltshire Council
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 18th February at River Bourne Community Farm 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

Thu 31st January  Southern Wiltshire Area Board Whiteparish Memorial Centre 7pm


Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
Thu 24th January  Salisbury Area Board Alamein Suite City Hall  7pm


 Tree Planting
Thank you to all who helped plant trees in our First World War Memorial Woodland at Castle Hill Country Park.
The woodland planting is now completed.
There will be more tree planting projects for our community orchards, wet woodland, edible hedges and wood pasture on the Country Park in 2019.

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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