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Welcome to Alderbury Parish Council Website 

Welcome to Our Community  


Welcome to all Residents & Visitors of Alderbury & Whaddon.

Advice for Weather Emergencies

Given the exceptional rain we have had recently, and the possibility of further severe weather during the winter period, residents are reminded that the Emergency Plans section under the Policy and Documents tab on this web site lists contact details for reporting a range of emergency situations and for summoning assistance. There is also practical advice on recommended preparations if you are faced with a risk of flooding.


The first meeting of this new year and decade was well attended by residents, it’s great to see so many of you interested in improving the village and wanting to know how the parish council can help facilitate this. There was much discussion on the importance of trees and some great ideas on where to plant them over the course of 2020.

Maintenance Update

The parish council agreed to help fund some much-needed repairs to the entrance of the burial ground. Residents are asked to be mindful of where they park so as not to cause further damage.

The ‘vacta’ (a sort of industrial water hoover) has been attempting to clear the main drain running from the manhole in the verge next to the recreation ground to the other side of the manhole in Rectory Road. Fingers crossed these have now been cleared and residents will no longer need a boat to navigate the area!

Village Hall & Social Club Project

The recommended tender for the car park project was approved by the parish council and work should start shortly. Expressions of interest to tender for the Village Hall project are to be advertised and sent out in the next couple of months.

2020 Precept requirements

The parish council raises a local tax or precept which is collected via council tax and paid to us by Wiltshire Council. The precept is paid by every household and varies according to your property band. The precept is spent within the parish as laid out in the budget. Following a recent budget setting meeting and discussion regarding the future incomerequirements of the parish council, Alderbury Parish Council resolved to request a precept of £50,701 from Wiltshire Council for the new financial year from April 2020. This represents a 3% increase to be paid by residents or £1.49 extra per annum for a Band D household.

Parish Emergency Plan and a Flood and Snow Plan

Due to recent flooding and quite frankly pretty awful weather, the Parish Emergency Plan and Flood and Snow plan have been updated. You can find these documents under ‘Policies’ on the website. The documents summarise what do to in an emergency (weather related or otherwise) and who to contact.

New Planning Applications

The following planning applications were considered at the meeting:

19/11347/TPO- Hamilton, Southampton Road, Alderbury, SP5 3AF

Work to TPO Trees

The parish council had ‘no comment’ to make on this application and referred it to the tree officer.

19/11158/CLE- Prospect Cottage, Shute End, Alderbury, SP5 3DJ

Use of outbuilding as a dog grooming parlour.

The parish council had ‘no comment’ to make on this application.

19/11302/CLE- Former Three Crowns, Whaddon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3HB

Certificate of Lawfulness for Continued Use of Mobile Home as a Dwelling

The parish council had ‘no comment’ to make on this application.

19/11206/OUT- Land to the East of Wagtails, Southampton Road, Alderbury, SP5 3AF

Outline Application for up to 32 dwellings with all matters reserved (except access).

The parish council ‘objected’ to this application. Further details can be found online on the Wiltshire Council Planning Portal under ‘Consultee Responses’.

Future Parish Council Meeting Dates

7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon

Thursday 6th February 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020

Tuesday 7th April 2020

Joanne Kyles

Parish Clerk, Alderbury Parish Council

01722 238476


About our Village 

Alderbury & Whaddon benefit from schools, a Village hall and social club, two rural pubs, a police station, a church, a post office and a village store. There is a working village forge, which continues to this day, although others nearby have gone.

Alderbury & Whaddon are two small adjacent villages lying on a hill in beautiful unspoilt countryside three miles to the south-east of Salisbury, in the southern tip of Wiltshire. With a population of about 2,000, this quiet rural backwater belies a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are a number of footpaths around our villages, please click here to download a map of the local designated footpaths.







What's On in Alderbury


Alderbury Parish Council

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Alderbury Council is cancelling all public meetings and events in line with official advice.

Wednesday 25th March- Public Meeting regarding the loan- CANCELLED

Saturday 28th March- Great British Spring Clean & Public Meeting regarding loan- CANCELLED

Tuesday 7th April- Alderbury Parish Council meeting- CANCELLED

Wednesday 6th May- Annual Meeting of the Council- TBC

Wednesday 13th May- Annual Meeting of the Parish- CANCELLED



 Agendas & Minutes can be found under"Parish Council" on this website



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An AED Defibrillator is located outside the Village Hall.

Call 999 for code to release machine and follow the instructions from the machine.

The Parish Council has arranged training upon request and a short training video can be found here.