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is, for technical reasons, reducing the number of advertisments that it carries. However, we know that our readers appreciate knowing about local services, so those companies no longer in the newsletter can be found here.

Commissioning Service for new Head Teacher at Wyvern College

The Bishop of Ramsbury with Paul German and Chair of the Governors Mrs F Wain
Members of the parish council joined governors, parents, church wardens, staff and pupils at the December Commissioning Service of Paul German, the recently appointed head teacher.
The service was held at Wyvern College and was officiated by The Right Reverend Dr Edward Condry, The Bishop of Ramsbury.
Paul has joined the college at an exciting time, the current construction works should be finished for the start of the autumn 2015 term.

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.

Local Trails

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

The local Laverstock weather information site

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% 

Parish Councillors are seeking to appoint a volunteer from within the Parish to take on the role of Footpath Warden. The Parish is fortunate to have around nine miles of footpaths, bridleways and Permitted Rights of Way. There are also Trails and Open Access land. The Parish consider them to be a great asset for residents and we are seeking ways in which they can be promoted and get better used.
The successful volunteer will be a resident who is an enthusiastic walker and would be prepared to give a few hours every week to walk the paths and promote the network.
If you are interested please contact our Parish Clerk for further details. The post is fully supported by Parish Councillors and our Parish Environmental Group. The appointment will be for one year initially and could be shared between several enthusiastic walkers. Closing date for applications 31st Jan 2015
Email:  Tel 01722 411847

Old Sarum Airfield Update

Read parish correspondence 

Latest update 12 Jan 15

Formal PC response to presentation and Community Consultation event

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 (Primary School), Hampton Park (Greentrees School) and Laverstock (PC Office at River Bourne Community Farm) on a rolling programmed basis.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 16th February 2015 at River Bourne Community Farm Cow Lane Laverstock
from 7pm.
Residents are welcome to attend.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our  Meetings 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.

Click  here to see the table of applications.

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
6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 29 January 2015 – Morgans Vale VH

Thursday 26 March 2015 – Whiteparish Memorial Centre
Thursday 28 May 2015 – Winterslow VH
Thursday 30 July 2015 – Coombe Bissett VH
Thursday 1 October 2015- Downton Memorial Hall
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Alderbury VH

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 12 March 2015 7.00pm South Wilts Grammar School
Thursday 14 May 2015 7.00pm City Hall
Thursday 16 July 2015n 7.00pm City Hall
Thursday 17 September 2015 7.00pm City Hall
Thursday 12 November 2015 7.00pm South Wilts Grammar School

Parish Newsletter  Jan/Feb 2015

Do you have a 5 to 6 year-old interested in football?

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

Wilton Mobile Library, which calls at Laverstock, Ford, Bishopdown Farm and Old Sarum.
Click here for latest timetable.

St Andrew's Church
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