Laverstock & Ford Parish Council

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Have you lost your cat?
This attractive chap is wandering around in Laverstock Park looking lost. He is not chipped.  Email for more details.
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?
Click here.

The local Laverstock weather information site
The Great British Spring Clean 2017 in Laverstock and Ford Parish
Laverstock and Ford Parish Council are holding litter picking events at Laverstock, Bishopdown Farm/Riverdown Park and Old Sarum as part of the Great British Spring Clean.
The Laverstock Spring Clean event will take place from 10.00 to 12.00 on Saturday 4th of March and start and finish at the Parish Council Office at River Bourne Community Farm.  
The Bishopdown Farm/Riverdown Park Spring Clean event will take place from 10.00 to 12.00 on Sunday 5th of March and start and finish at the Pavilion on Hampton Park Green.
The Old Sarum Spring Clean, organised by the Old Sarum Resident’s Association, will take place on Sunday 12th of March  from 10:00 to 12:00 and will start and finish outside the Old Sarum Community Centre.
Residents from across the Parish are very welcome to turn up to as many of the events as they wish.
We will supply litter bags and mechanical litter pickers for the occasion which are great fun to operate!

Old Sarum Airfield Update

Read parish correspondence and actions

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.
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 March 20th at Old Sarum Community Centre 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  Minutes page.

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

Thursday 26th January 2017 Trafalgar School Downton  7pm


Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
6:30pm for 7pm start

Thursday 9th March 2017  City Hall Salisbury

Parish Newsletter

Mar/Apr 2017

Are you a carer??
Get some support, click picture  for more details.

Local Trails
See the  trail guides for Laverstock, Hampton Park and Old Sarum.  
Enjoyable local country walks.

St Andrew's Church
Service Details

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