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 21st July at River Bourne Communiuty Farm, Cow Lane, Laverstock from 7pm. Residents are welcome to attend.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our Meetings page.
Commemorating WW1 residents who gave their lives
In a previous edition of the newsletter, we described how Parish Councils are asked to submit suitable names for roads in new developments. Such submissions are scrutinised by Wiltshire Council, the developers and Royal Mail.
For the new development at Riverdown Park, the Parish Council proposed using the names of parish residents who had lost their lives in World War 1, taken from the memorial plaque in St Andrew’s Church. This proposal was accepted and the first two roads on the development have been named. Barratts, the developers, have thoughtfully added an inscription to each road sign, "In memory of a soldier who gave his life in the First Word War".
Holmes Road is named for Private G Holmes of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry who was killed in 1918. Applin Road commemorates Private G Applin who gave his life serving with the 7th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment.
Further names will be honoured as the development grows.
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.
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
31 July 2014 Winterslow Village Hall 6.30pm for 7pm start
2 October 2014 Downton Memorial Hall (TBC) 6.30pm for 7pm start
Salisbury Area Board (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
Thursday 18th September at Salisbury City Hall 6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 13th November Venue tbc 6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 12th March 2015 Venue tbc 6:30pm for 7pm start
Thursday 16th July 2015 Venue tbc 6:30pm for 7pm start