Category Archives: News

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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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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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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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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School gets first Ofsted report

Old Sarum Primary School received their first Ofsted inspection just before Christmas, and the results were published today. There are some very encouraging views expressed by the inspector, who mentions that “pupils’ behaviour is good in lessons and when at play” also “the school provides a very safe and secure environment for pupils” and “pupils …

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A few words from Wiltshire Councillor Ian McLennan

Ian McLennan was kind enough to email me after stumbling across this blog, and thought it unfair that I portrayed his predominance in Old Sarum affairs in a sinister light. He kindly took the time to fill in some background as to why he “has his finger in all the pies”. He has agreed that I …

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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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Fencing off the field

I first heard the rumours of fences to go up on the football practice pitches a while back, but now I’ve seen the plans – and so can you! On the window at the side of the Community Room you can get a good look at what is set to happen in the very near …

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20mph speed limits

I have been stuck in the house with poorly little ones this week, but OldSarumDad tells me that when I get out and about again I will see new 20mph speed limit signs around Old Sarum. He thinks they are on most of the roads leading off Sherbourne Drive, at the Sarum Meadows end. I …

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Soft Play planning decision

The decision is in, and it’s a refusal. The refusal notice and more detailed Officer’s Report can be read on the website, but the summary is this: “Based on the information submitted, it is considered that the harm likely to result from this proposal, including the unjustified loss of an existing occupied industrial unit and …

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