5 year housing land supply targets and new policing priorities hotly debated at this week’s Southern Wiltshire Area Board meeting

5th September 2019, 11:41pm | By Karen |

Thanks to the speedy responsiveness of the Alderbury Village Hall committee, the Southern Wiltshire Area Board found itself the perfect stand-in venue for its public meeting this week, due to a complication which meant it couldn’t come out to Trafalgar School as previously hoped. Despite this last minute venue change, the meeting was well attended and the car park did a grand service accommodating the very popular mobile fish and chip shop, its many customers, and various keen bowling teams as well, on the night…a thriving hub of activity!

Chairman, Cllr Richard Britton, led a lively debate on a range of topics, with the complex rules and processes governing land supply for housing development in southern Wiltshire serving as the main topic of debate.

Other local matters on the agenda included a series of brilliant presentations from the leaders of The Grimstead’s Circular Footpath project, from Liv McLennan on the area board funded Music for Wellbeing intergenerational project in Old Sarum, and from the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner on proposals for revised policing priorities for Wiltshire.

£8.5k worth of funding was also approved for 2 new local projects – helping Alderbury Football Club to kit out the kitchen in its new club room, and to help with a much needed upgrade to the surface at West Dean playground.  That leaves around £16k for any new project or initiative you might wish to bid for during this financial year.

Join us again at Alderbury Village Hall on the 28th November, when the main theme of the area board meeting will be Eco Friendly Parishes.

In the meantime, do contact karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk or call her on 01722 434697 if you would like any further information about the board, its priorities and funding opportunities.

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