REVISIONS TO COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
From the 30 July 2018 the materials that you can recycle at home from the kerbside is changing. In addition to cardboard and plastic bottles, people will be able to recycle food and drink cartons, plastic pots, tubs and trays in their blue lidded bin.
Alderbury Parish Council currently have a vacancy for one Cllr. If you want to know more about this role and have an opportunity of making a positive change in your community, please contact one of the Cllr or the Clerk for an informal chat.
Details as to how to apply can be found at:
Well the summer has well and truly arrived. I hope that you have been enjoying the warm weather! It is holiday time for many too, which can bring with it more traffic to our area as people either visit or travel through Salisbury. The parish council are very aware that not only have volumes of traffic travelling along Southampton Road in the village increased (particularly when the A36 is congested), but also the speed of vehicles – many seem to ignore the 30mph speed limit! As a village we are fortunate to have a Community Speedwatch team, who help to monitor the speed of traffic around the village at varied times and days of the week. There is no easy solution to address this, particularly as traffic calming measures tend to be very expensive but the parish council are keen to discuss the matter in more detail at a future meeting and would be grateful for any feedback or suggestions from residents. Feel free to ring or email me with your thoughts or speak to one of the parish councillors.
The parish steward has been working on a number of tasks in Alderbury and Whaddon during his monthly visit, including filling pot holes, replacing a manhole cover in the verge by the hedge of the Recreation Ground, weed spraying and cutting back greenery where it is obscuring road signs.
Wiltshire Council have been out to inspect a raised curb in Windmill Close and this will be adjusted by them in due course.
A range of work to parish trees around the village was conducted at the end of June.
The footpath group has been asked if it can trim back vegetation along the footpath which leads into the back of the burial ground following feedback from a resident.
Two new signs will be purchased and put onto the two gates at the Recreation Ground to remind residents that dogs are not allowed onto the field.
Best Kept Village Competition 2018
This year Alderbury has come second in the larger villages category, with Whiteparish coming first. The feedback report from the judges was generally very positive about their visit to the village and was complimentary about a number of aspects including the children’s play area and facilities at the Recreation Ground, the tennis courts, the shops and pubs and the allotments. In summary they commented: ‘We left with the impression of an inclusive, enterprising community offering plenty of opportunities for a wide range of interests and activities for all ages and a busy and motivated parish council. ‘
Allotments available at the Southampton Road site
There is still availability for allotments at the Southampton Road allotment site. If you are interested in having an allotment and would like to find out more information and arrange a viewing, please contact me as a first step.
FREE ‘Fun in the Sun’ sessions for children aged 5 – 11 yrs old during the summer holidays
These sessions, which have been very well attended in recent years, will be held again this year at the Recreation Ground in Alderbury during the summer holidays. The sessions which are ‘free’, are run by qualified coaches for primary school aged children and will include a range of sports. The four sessions will take place from 12.30 – 2.00pm on Tuesday 31stJuly, Tuesday 7thAugust, Tuesday 14thAugust and Tuesday 21stAugust. The sessions will still take place even if the weather is against us, as they will be held in the village hall.
Improvements to recycling
From 30thJuly you will be able to recycle even more in your blue top recycling bin! You will now be able to include the following items:-
· Plastic pots, tubs and trays
· Drink and food cartons
· Plastic bottles
· Yoghurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs
· Milk, juice and soup cartons
NOTE: plastic films and black plastic cannot be recycled.
Please rinse and squash your recycling where possible.
We currently have a vacancy for a new parish councillor to join and have their say on current and future projects within the village. If you would like to know more, please get in touch. It is always a good idea to come to a meeting, to see the types of issues that are discussed. The parish council is a proactive group which is keen to preserve and enhance the parish for residents.
Future Parish Council meeting dates for 2018 (7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon):
August – no scheduled meeting at present.
Tuesday 9thOctober (venue – Roman Catholic Chapel, Whaddon)
Members of the public are welcome to join us at any of our meetings, to give their thoughts and ideas on any aspect of the village. Once the minutes of meetings have been approved, they can be viewed on the village website, or in the glass notice board next to the village hall bus stop.
Alison McGowan, Parish Clerk
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.