Notice & Location Map for Temporary Closure of Barford Lane
Potential Travel Disruption: Milford Mill Rd closed for 6 weeks from 3rd April. Extended now by at least 3 weeks.
- New mobile library visits to Alderbury. Click here for details.
ALDERBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Caring for Alderbury and Whaddon
I would like to welcome Peter Jenks to Alderbury Parish Council as our newest councillor. Peter has previously been a member of the Council and joined most recently at the annual parish council meeting on 1stMay. We look forward to working with Peter and are delighted that the parish council is now full. Cllr Elaine Hartford was elected as chairman of the parish council for the 2018/2019 financial year, with Cllr Darren Mernagh as vice-chairman.
Five of the ‘missing’ road name plates in the village have been ordered and will be re-installed as soon as they are ready. There are another three that need new backing boards and quotations are currently being sought for these.
Further fly tipping at the end of Old Vicarage Road and further along Witherington Road has been reported to Wiltshire Council.
Lights in four of the bus shelters have recently been replaced, with one outstanding opposite the Sandringhams. This will be addressed as soon as possible by the contractor.
Residents have also recently reported street lights that were not working and these have been attended to by a contractor on behalf of Wiltshire Council.
Whilst writing……I have been told this week by Wiltshire Council that the road is due to be redressed over the summer months in part of Avon Drive and in Eyres Drive.
Great British Spring Clean Up
A big ‘thank you’ to all of the volunteers, including a number of the ‘Beavers’ who came to help with the Great British Spring Clean Up in the village. Residents worked across the parish collecting rubbish to clean up our verges, hedgerows and open spaces. Refreshments were supplied by the Social Club which was very much appreciated!
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 years old – again this year!
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.
Future Parish Council meeting dates for 2018 (7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon):-
Tuesday 1stMay – Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
Thursday 10thMay – Annual Parish Meeting, 7pm at Alderbury Village Hall
Annual Parish Meeting- Together with short reports from the parish council and unitary councillor, Richard Britton, this year there will be a presentation by the Fire and Rescue service. Alderbury is outside of the ’10 minute’ response time from Salisbury station and the service will remind us what we can do to help protect ourselves and our properties. There will also be displays from some of the clubs and organisations in the village – join us to find out more and share your views and ideas.
Best Kept Village Competition – 2018
After winning the ‘larger’ villages category in Southern Wiltshire last year, we have once again entered the competition. Supported again this year by members of the village gardening club and friends, we are grateful to those who will be helping to plant up and water the planters throughout the village. The prize money from last year will be used to buy another planter to add to the floral displays in the village. Judging for the first round of the competition will take place between mid May and mid June. With this in mind the Parish Council would be very grateful for your support in keeping hedges and grass verges neat and tidy throughout the village. If you do see any litter, please help to pick it up.
Christmas lunch project
This year the parish council would like to support an idea raised by a resident, to provide a cooked Christmas lunch for any village residents who are due to be on their own on Christmas day. Ideally lunches could also be delivered to anyone who would prefer to stay in their own home. Cllrs Sloan and Mernagh will help to support the project, but we are keen to hear from any village residents who would be interested in helping. We would be especially grateful for support from any residents who have food hygiene experience and/or qualifications.
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust offers free online safety advice to anyone over 60 or with a registered disability (18+).
To make an appointment call: 01380 861191 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.