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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?
Click here.

SpireWeather
The local Laverstock weather information site

www.spireweather.co.uk
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.


STOP PRESS:
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

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.

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 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.

Parish Newsletter September/October 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
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