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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           0800 23 23 23


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
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 15th February 2016 at Old Sarum Community Centre at 7:30pm
Residents are welcome to attend.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our  Minutes page.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LAVERSTOCK & FORD PARISH COUNCIL

Community Governance Boundary Review – Latest News

Tuesday 24th November saw this review being presented to the full Wiltshire Council for them to vote on.
The Review Committee recommended that the area of Bishopdown Farm currently in the Salisbury City Parish, should be transferred to Laverstock & Ford, and recommended this course of action to the councillors present.

In the meantime, two Wiltshire Councillors,  Mary Douglas and Richard Clewer,  put forward a motion seeking that  “That Council instruct the Working Group to investigate and consult on the merger of Laverstock and Ford Parish into Salisbury City Parish; and bring the matter back to Full Council for a decision at the earliest opportunity.”

        This motion was carried by a small majority (47 votes to 38).                  This means that the recommendations of the committee have been overturned, and a working group will now have to consider if the whole of our parish should be subsumed into Salisbury City Parish.

Watch this space for updates.
The complete webcast of this council meeting can be seen here.
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, 24th March, 2016   6:30pm for 7pm start Old Sarum Community Centre

Thursday 26th May 6:30pm for a 7pm start Trafalgar School Downton

Salisbury Area Board  (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 10th March South Wilts Grammar School
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  Jan/Feb 2016


 
Bus services review
 
 Wiltshire Council is reviewing its Local Transport Plan (LTP) Public Transport Strategy and service delivery (i.e. Council supported bus services).
To have your say click here for the WC consulation.
 
Questionnaire and comments need to be submitted by 5pm on 4 April 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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