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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.

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.
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.

SpireWeather
The local Laverstock weather information site

www.spireweather.co.uk
Consultation on the Old Sarum Country Park Play Area
Monday 12th December at Old Sarum Community Centre 2pm—6pm
The draft plan below shows the proposed layout and equipment for the new play area on the open space opposite the Kia/Skoda garage, which should be installed and open by March 2017.
Residents are welcome to come and comment on the design, the contractor’s representative will be in attendance along with Parish Councillors.
Pupils from Old Sarum Primary School will visit  during the  early  afternoon.


There will be no waste or recycling collections on Monday 26 December 2016.
All collections during this week will be one day later than normal, with a collection on Saturday 31 December.
Collection days will return to normal from Monday 2 January 2017.
Garden waste collections will be suspended from Monday 26 December and restart on Monday 9 January.
If you have paid for a garden waste collection you can leave your real Christmas tree alongside your garden waste bin on your first garden waste collection day in January and we will ensure it is composted.
To check your collection days at anytime visit:
www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-days
or click here to see a copy of the collection calendar

Old Sarum Airfield Update
Advice for registering noise complaints

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 December 19th at River Bourne Community 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  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 1st December Alderbury Village Hall, Rectory Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3AD  7pm

Thursday 26th January 2017 Trafalgar School Downton  7pm

 

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 5th January 2017 City hall Salisbury
Thursday 9th March 2017  City Hall Salisbury
 


Parish Newsletter

 Nov/Dec 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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