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Are you planning a Street Party for the Queen's 90th birthday?

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.

Report potholes, street lights not working, damaged road signs and other street-scene faults to Wiltshire Council     on-line or by calling           0800 23 23 23

See the Old Sarum Community Website and newsletter  here.
What to do in case of flood?
Click here.
There is  new quarterly bulletin from Hazel Hill Wood, a conservation woodland and sustainable retreat centre near Farley. Specifically for the interest of local residents, families and organisations, this short update shares some of the exciting work happening at the wood, including the latest events to get involved with.
Read it here.

The local Laverstock weather information site


Community Governance Boundary Review – Latest News

If you wish to stay independent of Salisbury City, make your views known to Wiltshire Council Boundary Review Committee by attending either or both of the Open  Meetings below:
Monday 9th May at the  City Hall, Salisbury  at 6pm
Wednesday 18th May at Wyvern College, Church Road, Laverstock, at 6pm.
Parish residents will also get a letter from Wiltshire Council, outlining the review and containing a survey form and pre-paid return envelope. It is important that you complete and return the survey or complete the survey on-line using the link shown in the letter.
Your parish is under threat.     For more details read the newsletter. click on the cover page on the right.

Read the Salisbury Journal report on the Boundary Review

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 23rd May at River Bourne Community Farm Laverstock at 7pm.
This is our Annual Meeting , Residents are welcome to attend.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our  Minutes page.
Airfield Development Application
Over 110 people packed the Old Sarum Community Centre where the Parish Council held an Open Meeting on Wed 22nd July to enable residents to hear the council's objection to the development which has been lodged with Wiltshire Council and to allow residents to speak of their own comments about the plan.
Read the PC response to the application here

Proposed Boundary Changes

Over 1,000 households responded to our recent ballot about the Salisbury
City Parish Council’s vote that they should incorporate our parish into the city. The result was that our residents overwhelmingly voted, by 99.3% that the parish should remain independent from the city. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
Residents have spoken, your Parish Council will continue to fight this proposed take-over.
Laverstock & Ford Parish communities to remain independent of Salisbury  99.3%
                Laverstock & Ford Parish to be wholly absorbed by Salisbury         0.7%

Old Sarum Airfield Update

Read parish correspondence and actions

Latest update 27 Nov 2015

The Parish Council meets with Barton Willmore, planning consultants for Old Sarum Airfield Ltd.

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 May 6:30pm for a 7pm start Trafalgar School Downton

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

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 City Hall  Salisbury
Thursday 14th July 2016  City Hall Salisbury
Thursday 15th September 2016  City Hall Salisbury
Thursday 10th November 2016  City Hall Salisbury

Parish Newsletter  May/June 2016

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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