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Welcome to Alderbury Parish Council Website 

Welcome to Our Community  


Happy New Year to all Residents 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.


Happy New Year!  I hope you and your families have had a lovely Christmas and that 2020 will be a positive and prosperous year for us all.  Thanks to everyone who joined the Parish Council to switch on the lights on the village Christmas tree. There were over 200 residents and it was great to see so many of you enjoying the carols, mulled wine and mince pies. I hope that you will agree that it was a lovely community event.  Special thanks must go to David Hogan for supplying the tree(s!), Marcus and Charlie Light for all of their time in transporting the tree and helping to put it up and Andy Coles for overseeing the electrics – plus all the volunteers who helped decorate the tree… twice. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

Maintenance Update

There has been yet another incidence of fly tipping this time in Old Road. Please remember if you are planning to have garden work completed you must ensure that the contractor has a licence to dispose of any waste. If not and the rubbish can be traced back to you, you risk a fine. Please be vigilant – if you see anything, please either report it to Wiltshire Council by phone or via the ‘MyWiltshire app’.

Village Hall & Social Club Project

Tender applications have been received for the independent car park project at the Village Hall. This will see the addition of much needed further car parking spaces and the project will begin early this year.

School Grant

The parish council were very happy to grant £5000 to Alderbury and West Grimstead School for improvements to their outside Year R and Year 1 area. The money will be used to provide all the equipment needed to redevelop the area and we hope the pupils will hugely benefit by their much-improved environment.

This grant was made available through the Community Infrastructure Levy that the parish council receives when new houses are built in the parish. CIL is a charge on development that came into force in 2010. The purpose of CIL is to support the development of the local area to fund improvements to infrastructure. It should help to address the demands that development places on a community.

2019 in brief…

2019 has seen the Parish Council gain a new clerk and two new councillors, the debate of 252 agenda items, a review of 45 pages of minutes and grants of over £11,000 given to community projects. No wonder we’ve been busy! I am looking forward to what 2020 will bring for Alderbury and Whaddon.

New Planning Applications

The following planning applications were considered at the meeting:

19/10220/CLE – Oakdene, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, SP5 3EE

Lawful Development Certificate for an existing residential dwelling.

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

19/04628/FUL- 17 Spiders Island, Alderbury, SP5 3BG

Replacing an existing conservatory with a larger Conservatory.

The parish council had ‘no objections’ to this application.

19/10383/VAR- Lime Yard, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, West Grimstead, SP5 3RH

Application to Relax Operator Condition to allow Another Operator.

The parish council had ‘no objections’ to this application.

Future Parish Council Meeting Dates

7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020

Monday 2nd March 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

Wednesday 8th January 2020


St Mary's Hall ,Whaddon.


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


Quiz Night @ Alderbury Bowls Club

7pm, Sat 18th January 2020



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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.