Potential Travel Disruption: Milford Mill Rd closed for 6 weeks from 3rd April.
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Temporary Closure of: C336 (Part) Witherington Road / Barford Lane, Aldberbury and Downton (Ref: TTRO 5184)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: C336 (Part) Witherington Road / Barford Lane, Alderbury and Downton; from its junction with Tunnel Hill to its junction with B3080 High Street / Lode Hill. To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.
Alternative route: via Shute End – Southampton Road – A36 – A338 – B3080 The Borough / High Street and vice versa. The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 6 March 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 8 March 2018.
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 Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477. Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
- New mobile library visits to Alderbury. Click here for details.
It has been a busy start to 2018 with lots of projects being discussed at the February meeting, many preparing for the spring and summer months. A short summary of each of the key themes from the meeting is given below, however if you would like to view the full minutes from any of the previous meetings, please visit the village website – www.alderburyparishcouncil.gov.uk.
February meeting – key themes:
· Village Maintenance
· Interim Internal Audit report
· Refurbishment of the Village Millennium Sign
· Upgrade of the electrics at the village hall
· Best Kept Village Competition 2018
· Fun in the Sun 2018
· A new piece of play equipment at the Recreation Ground
· Review new planning applications
Cllr Hartford confirmed that new wooden posts will be installed along the top edge of the Fountain Green to match the other sides, to prevent cars from parking on the grass.
Lights Lane would be closed for an afternoon following the meeting, to enable the repair of a drain in the middle of the road.
A new handrail has been installed by Wiltshire Council next to the steps up to Old Road from Southampton Road.
During his most recent visit to the village, the parish steward has been clearing away leaves, filling smaller potholes and clearing drains.
** Residents are reminded to keep any hedges near footpaths, pavements or roads trimmed, to ensure they are not overhanging the walkway or carriageway. **
Interim Internal Audit report
An internal audit of the parish council financial records up until 31st December 2017 recently took place. Three recommendations were identified and these have either already been adopted by the clerk, or will be by the end of the current financial year.
Refurbishment of the Village Millennium Sign
Funds were approved to refurbish the village Millennium Sign. The original supplier of the sign will refurbish and repaint the top of the sign later in the year. The company currently have a waiting list and therefore the sign will remain in situ until later in the year, when it will then be removed for the work to be completed.
Upgrade of the electrics at the village hall
A request from the village hall committee was approved by the parish council, to financially support an upgrade of the electrics in the village hall.
Best Kept Village Competition 2018
The parish council has agreed to enter Alderbury into the Best Kept Village Competition again this year. Cllr Hartford will co-ordinate the application to enter and supporting documents.
Fun in the Sun 2018
Wiltshire Council will run the ‘Fun in the Sun’ sessions again this year at the Recreation Ground in Alderbury. The parish council has agreed to cover the cost of the hall hire for the four sessions, which will be held during the summer holidays. This will ensure that the children have access to toilets during the sessions and in the event of bad weather, the hall can be used so that the sessions can still take place. As soon as I have the dates and times of the sessions, I will publish them in a future article.
A new piece of play equipment at the Recreation Ground
Alderbury Parish Council is planning to install a new piece of play equipment at the Recreation Ground in Alderbury and would value your feedback regarding what you would like to see added. The parish council is currently considering one of the following pieces of equipment:-
· Basket swing (that up to 4 children can be in together)
· Roundabout (with wheelchair access)
· Zip wire
Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org to give your feedback. As a reminder, the play equipment is for children up to the age of 13.
Future Parish Council meeting dates for 2018 (7.30pm, St. Marys Hall, Whaddon):-
Thursday 8th March
Monday 9th April
Tuesday 1st May
Thursday 10th May – Annual Parish Meeting, 7pm at Alderbury Village Hall
** Allotments available at the Southampton Road site **
A whole plot and a half plot have become available 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.
** The Great British Spring Clean – volunteers wanted **
Alderbury will take part in the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ on Saturday 3rd March from 10am – 12.30. Litter pickers and bags will be provided. Meet at the village hall. Please come and help us to make sure that the village is as litter free and tidy as possible. If you would like to know more, please either contact me or speak to Cllr John Fuller, who will be co-ordinating the event.
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.