Category Archives: Local amenities

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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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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Old Sarum “Country Park”

There is a fairly large area of ground at the north-eastern end of the Old Sarum site which has been understood (until recently!) to be reserved as public open space, known as the “Country Park”. There is some archaeology buried under some of this land, a probable Bronze Age burial barrow I believe, and Persimmon …

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Price drop at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

OldSarumDad took OldSarumBaby for a stroll at the weekend and decided to check whether the entry prices had been revised at BDAC since I complained to him about the non-affordability of the museum as a destination. He was able to report back a reduction in prices, with adult tickets now costing £8.50 rather than £10. …

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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

I rashly promised OldSarumGirl that we would visit the Aviation Collection over at the Airfield this afternoon. It only opened on Sunday and there are lots of blue signs up, pointing the way, so I was confident we wouldn’t get lost! Stupidly however, I had not thought to check what the entrance fee would be, …

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New Community Café on Monday mornings

This morning we put our waterproofs on and visited the new Community Café on a very wet Monday morning. OldSarumGirl was pleased to see plenty of toys out waiting for her at the Community Rooms and OldSarumBaby had a good crawl around and socialised happily! Penny Joyce, the Community Enabler for Old Sarum, has started …

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Soft Play controversy film evidence

Following on from all the written comment, how about a video to illustrate some of the objections to the site for the proposed Soft Play facility at Old Sarum? Watch some articulated lorries and fork lifts here!

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Old Sarum Soft Play Controversy

Well things are certainly hotting up in the debate about the proposed Soft Play facility in Old Sarum! Take a look at the planning website and read some of the many representation letters to see what everyone’s so exercised over. Brushing aside a few misconceptions and downright irrelevancies mentioned by some commenters, what it boils …

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Aircraft Museum to re-home at Old Sarum Airfield

As reported in the Journal this week, Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is about to move to Hangar 1 at Old Sarum Airfield. The Collection has a variety of different exhibits and some cockpits that visitors can sit in. For any families that already visit the airfield to look at planes, this will be a welcome …

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So what is there to do around here?

Well there isn’t a very long list of facilities as yet, but in case I know of anything you haven’t discovered yet, here goes: Playground – on the Portway by Partridge Way. There are no baby swings, but for an older child there are swings, climbing frame, slide and bouncers. It looks a bit scruffy …

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