|“A long-term reminder of community giving during the pandemic.”|
On Saturday 19th September, Councillor Nick Baker, Chair of Laverstock and Ford Parish
Council, accepted the memorial bench which is strategically placed to honour those who
contributed to this successful and caring project overlooking both Bishopdown Farm and
An aerial view of the
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|
We have decided to re-open the hall on Sunday 30th August 2020.
We are not accepting private bookings until further notice.
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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.
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Traffic and Parking in Church Road
Laverstock and Ford Parish Council have noted Wiltshire Councillor Ian McLennan's recent comments in the Salisbury Journal. The Parish Council shares Concillor McLennan's (and many local residents') concerns about the level of traffic, illegal parking and dangerous driving on Church Road.
We believe that dialogue with all relevant parties is the best way to find long term solutions to the problem and have called for a meeting to be held between the schools, Wiltshire Council councillors, the highways and education departments, the police and ourselves to discuss the best ways of moving forward. We understand that the South Wiltshire Area Board is organising such a meeting and hope that we will see some practical outcomes which will help the support children as they return to school while addressing some of the issues on Church Road.
We welcome the commitment to dialogue on the issue from Mrs Bull, the Headteacher of Wyvern St Edmunds, and hope that all three schools will be represented at the meeting.
Our play areas are now open subject to the Guidelines for Parents, Guardians, Carers and Users below.
Play Area gates all display maximum users figure. This limit is different at each location and specific to its size and the number of pieces of equipment. Please observe these limits to keep yourselves and other users safe.
Old Sarum Airfield Ltd - Planning Application 15/04004/OUT
In Jul of last year a Planning Inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, published a report in which planning permission for this application was refused. This application included provision for 462 dwellings and a flying hub to be built in the Old Sarum Airfield Conservation Area.
Old Sarum Airfield Ltd challenged the Inspector’s decision and requested a Judicial Review. This was finally held on 7/8 May in front of a High Court Judge. The decision was that Old Sarum Airfield Ltd’s challenge fails.
This means that the Planning Inspector’s Jul 2019 decision to refuse planning permission for this application stands.
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
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.
Details of future meetings can be found at
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