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Welcome to Our Community  


Village Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

Sunday 1st December

Gather around the tree on Waleran Close at 5pm

for the switching on of the Tree Lights 

followed by mulled wine and hot drinks in the Social Club 



Notice of Road Closure from Wiltshire Council

Temporary Closure of: Witherington Road (Part), Alderbury (Ref: TTRO 6224)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Witherington Road (Part), Alderbury; from its junction with Old Vicarage Lane for a distance of approximately 350 metres in a southerly direction.

To enable: Openreach to carry out works to overhead network.

Alternative route: via Witherington Road (unaffected length) – Barford Lane – B3080 – A338 – A36 – Southampton Road – Shute End and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 04 November 2019 and the closure will be required daily between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for one day. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Harry Stratford (A-Plant Lux on behalf of Openreach) on 03700500792.


Alderbury Parish Council News September/October 2019

I hope you all have enjoyed the summer and it’s (mostly) wonderful weather. The leaves are already starting to fall which can only mean that Autumn has arrived. Work has continued over the summer period to progress various aspects of village maintenance including some significant repairs to the recreation ground.

The parish council does not schedule a monthly meeting in August due to the holiday period, however this August an extraordinary meeting was held to review a number of planning applications that had been received. Responses to these can be seen online or in the meeting minutes.

Claire Bourne has stepped down as a Parish Councillor. She is obliged to as she is moving away. We would like to express our thanks to Claire for her contribution during her time as a parish councillor.

Key themes from the September meeting:

  • • Maintenance update
  • • Grant Requests
  • • Village Hall development project
  • • Fun in the Sun
  • • New Planning Applications
  • • Volunteers Required

Maintenance update

The recreation ground has seen some significant repairs including replacing the climbing net, repairing the damage to the wet pour, replacing the seats and chains on the swings and repositioning the grind rail at the skate park.

Wiltshire council have replaced three waste bins on the recreation ground and installed a new one close to the Oakridge Business Park.

New name plates for Spiders Island, Oaklea Lane and Grimstead Road have been received and will be put up shortly.

Grant Requests

The Parish Council was very happy to grant £5000 to Alderbury Football Club matching the grant from the Southern Area Board. The Parish Council grant will be helping to fund the cost of the flooring, furniture and a chiller cabinet in the new clubhouse.

The Parish Council also decided to grant £750 towards the 2020 Salisbury Live event at the Social Club as they have done for the past two years.

Village Hall Project

Whilst waiting for legal paperwork to be finalised on the Village Hall project and deciding on a quantity surveyor it was decided to go ahead and invite tenders for the car park project which will be started independently of the Village Hall. Additional parking spaces will be

created as well as erecting a safety fence for the recreation ground as required by Sports England.

Councillors and the clerk attended a meeting with Downton Parish Council in order to gain valuable knowledge since they have recently completed a major renovation project on their memorial hall. The Parish Council would like to thank Downton for giving up their evening and providing some sound advice.

Fun in the Sun 2019

The Fun in the Sun event, held at the Village Hall and recreation ground was once again a great success. Thank you for all those that attended. The organisers saw a 30% increase in the number of participants compared with last year and the activities were enjoyed by all.

New planning applications

The following planning applications were considered at the meeting:

19/07440/FUL – Sandiacre, Oaklea Lane, Alderbury, SP5 3DY – Proposed alterations to existing roof to remove hipped ends. Single storey rear extension along with internal changes. The parish council had ‘no objections’ to this application.

19/08050/FUL- Peri Lydo, Firs Road, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3BD- Single Storey Extension to Front of Property. The parish council had ‘no objections’ to this application.

Your village needs you! Volunteers required.

Grit Bins

The Parish Council has provided additional grit bins through the village to make it easier to treat the main side road junctions with the Southampton Road and the bus stops on the odd occasions of snow or severe icy conditions in the winter. Cllr Sloan would like to recruit a team of volunteers who would be willing to grit specific locations when this need arises. Team members will also be supplied with the means of spreading salt as well as using the grit from the bins. The locations of the bins and areas to be treated are listed below, and if you live near one of them and would be willing to help, please contact Barry Sloan; barry.sloan@alderburyparishcouncil.gov.uk who will add you to the team and give you further information.

1. At the top of The Green: slope to junction with Southampton Road and Green Dragon bus stops.

2. Old Road: junction with Clarendon Road and Southampton Road and bus stop on Clarendon Road.

3. Folly Lane: slope to junction with Southampton Road and bus stop on Folly Lane side.

4. Oak Wood Grove: slope up to junction with Southampton Road.

5. Beside Lights Lane bus stop: junctions of Lights Lane and Southampton Road and Junction Road and Southampton Road and the Lights Lane bus stops.

6.In village hall carpark: junctions of Rectory Road and Southampton Road and Firs Road and Southampton Road and Rectory Road bus stops.

7. Avon Drive: junctions of Eyres Drive and Avon Drive, Avon Drive and Southampton Road and Canal Lane and Southampton Road and Old Police House bus stops.

8. The Sandringhams: junction of The Sandringhams and Southampton Road and Grimstead Road bus stops.

9. Spider's Island: junctions between Spider's Island and Grimstead Road and Grimstead Road and Southampton Road.

10. School Hill: slope of School Hill and junction of School Hill and Folly Lane.

War Memorial

Do you have a flair for decorating?

Would you like to pay respect to those who have fought in wars?

In the past two ladies in the village have decorated the war memorial but now feel that it is time to give up. We give them our very grateful thanks. Whilst other organisations provide and display wreaths, we need one or two volunteers to help decorate the war memorial annually in November. Poppies and ribbons are supplied. Please contact the clerk if this is something you might be interested in helping with.

Village allotments available at the Southampton Road site

A full-size plot and a half size plot are vacant with immediate effect. Please let me know if you are interested and would like further details.

Future Parish Council meeting dates for 2019

7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon

Wednesday 2nd October

Monday 4th November

Tuesday 3rd December

Joanne Kyles

Parish Clerk, Alderbury Parish Council

01722 238476

PO BOX 2366, Salisbury, SP2 2NY




News from Wiltshire Council…

The following decisions on planning applications have been made by the Wiltshire Council planning officers during the past month;

19/05884/FUL- Wyndrina, Grimstead Road, Whaddon, SP5 3EE

Proposal: Subdivision of plot and the erection of x1 detached 1.5 storey dwelling and associated access.

Decision: Approve with Conditions

19/06286/FUL- 6 Twineham Gardens, Alderbury SP5 3TF

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Garage and Erection of Two Storey Side Extension and

Single Storey utility room

Decision: Approve with Conditions

19/07008/FUL- 3 The Sandringhams, Whaddon, SP5 3SP

Proposal: Proposed two storey rear extension and alterations

Decision: Approve with Conditions

19/05368/FUL- Downside, Rectory Road, Alderbury, SP5 3AD

Proposal: Demolition of the existing lean-to extension at the dwelling house of Downside, and erection of one detached dwelling, associated parking and access

Decision: Approve with Conditions

19/05057/FUL- Crossfields, Rectory Road, Alderbury, SP5 3AD

Proposal: Alterations to the roof slope and replace the existing thatch roof with plain tiles and

the insertion of an enlarged dormer window.

Decision: Approve with Conditions

18/10448/FUL- Land Adjacent to Wagtails, Southampton Road, Alderbury SP5 3AF

Decision: The appeal is allowed with conditions.

16/00383/ENF- Nightwood Farm, Lucewood Lane, West Grimstead, SP5 3RN

Decision: Planning Enforcement Appeal (deadline 2nd October).

Have your say on planning applications

If you would like to comment on a planning application within the parish, please go to the Wiltshire Council website and select the planning section.

If you do not know the application number, you can search by using the address or a keyword. Check the timescales within which you need to respond on an application – there is a set date for each application within the process, for neighbours and residents to respond. Bear in mind that any comments you make will be seen by everyone, as responses, even those in writing, will be scanned when received by Wiltshire Council and go onto the website. Planning officers will then take your comments into consideration, together with those from other respondents to make their final decision.







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.