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GOOD news!

Well, I don’t know if I’m late to this, or early, or what, but the grapevine has been buzzing round Old Sarum today, to say the decision is back from the big planning inquiry – and it’s good news! My considered opinion on the matter was that we required divine intervention – well it looks …

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The big inquiry has begun

The big inquiry into Persimmon’s outstanding planning applications for Old Sarum has begun, at the Red Lion in Salisbury. Having a toddler at home is brilliant, but it sadly excludes me from sitting through four days of proceedings. All I’ve heard so far is a third-hand account of the first day’s business. In a nutshell, …

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Up in the air

To start off, something amusing! The OldSarumFamily were heading out for a little walk on Saturday morning, when we noticed a man walking towards us along the Portway, his parachute draped over his shoulder, looking rather sheepish! He had obviously not been able to land in the proper place. Perhaps the wind was a bit …

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September planning committee meeting

The weather forecast says cold and rainy for tomorrow, so that seems to mark the official end to summer! OldSarumGirl is settling in well at Old Sarum Primary School, and a new phase of life begins. We haven’t tried out the new little play area outside school yet. To be honest, I’ve heard the people …

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Being neighbourly

I was a bit worried about the state of the grass (or rather weed-infested bare earth) in the new Country Park in the last few weeks, but this week we went for a wander round and it does appear that grass seed was sown and there is a considerable amount of greenery shooting! The docks …

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Helicopter spotting

Recently I’ve been wanting to teach the children how to tell the difference between the kinds of helicopter we see flying past on a very frequent basis (in the same way they learn that we have robins/blackbirds/gold finches in the garden, not just “birds”). Trouble was, I didn’t know one from another myself, apart from …

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In the news

It was nice to see some Old Sarum stories on the Salisbury Journal website today. I’m afraid I don’t follow football myself, but I’m bound to take something of an interest when the cheers at the Ray Mac stadium can be heard so loudly from my house! Well done to Salisbury City FC on their …

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Care home finally given green light

The Wiltshire Council planning website has been in a kind of limbo in the last few weeks, and this evening it became obvious they had been making some changes behind the scenes. The new system is virtually useless when I try to do a blanket search for all applications in Old Sarum, and no longer …

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School place offered!

We’re all very pleased here, as OldSarumGirl has been offered a place at Old Sarum Primary School. It’s a great little school, fantastic facilities, fabulous staff, and an easy walk from home. I’ve heard on the grapevine that this year’s popular reception class teacher will be staying on, which is great news too, as we’ve …

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Planning decisions stalled

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the decision dates have been revised on some of the Persimmon planning applications, round to mid-April rather than mid-March. Those with dates that have already passed have not had decisions published. I am enormously encouraged by this fact! I think many people, including the Parish Council, were …

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