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The Parish Newsletter
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.

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
You may be aware that Wiltshire Council is carrying out a parish & town council boundary review. You live in Laverstock & Ford Parish. Your parish council has asked for the boundary to remain intact i.e, Hampton Park, Old Sarum, Ford and Laverstock (including our element of Milford) and for two Wiltshire Councillors to represent our parish exclusively.

Salisbury City Parish Council has narrowly voted to absorb the whole of our parish into the city and so, in future we would pay our council tax to Salisbury and be represented by Salisbury City Parish council and not Laverstock and Ford.

Our survey on this matter has now closed. Thanks to all who took the trouble to vote.
The results will be shown here shortly.

Old Sarum Airfield Update

Read parish correspondence
and news of recent fires on the airfield

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 15th December 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

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 Whiteparsih Memorial Centre  6.30pm for 7pm start

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 7.00 pm City Hall Salisbury
Thursday 12th March 2015 Venue tbc 6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 16th July 2015 Venue tbc 6:30pm for 7pm start

Parish Newsletter  Nov/Dec 2014

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St Andrew's Church
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