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Community Policing Report - November

November 2018

The latest CPR is available in the Download Library.

West Lavington Parish Council Download Library West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Machine Gun Fire

November 2018

There will be live machine guns firing on the West side of #modontheplain from 0830 on Sat 1 December to 1300 on Sun 2 December. Red flags will be flying.

For your safety do not enter.
The West Lavington Commemoration Copse

November 2018

The Chairman of the Parish, Mrs. Sandra Gamble, planted the first tree of the Parish’s Commemoration Copse at 12.30 p.m. on Remembrance Day. The Reverend Pat Strowger carried out the blessing of the Beech Tree in the presence of Councillors Peter Blundell, Hazel Freeman, Julia Ford, Sandra Gamble, Michael May, Tony Morton, Robert Oglesby and Wiltshire Councillor Richard Gamble.

Many people have made it possible for the creation of the Commemoration Copse to become a reality. They include Mrs. Caroline Holloway, who has donated this area; Mr. Simon Collins of Gore Cross Farms Ltd. and his manager, Mr. Keith Potter for giving up the use of the adjacent parcel of land; Lt. Col Tim Jalland and all his colleagues at the D.I.O. and finally Wiltshire Councillor, Richard Gamble.

Councillors Peter Blundell and Michael Challinor have worked tirelessly for over twelve months with the very active involvement of the District Councillor, Richard Gamble, to ensure that this scheme came to fruition.

Perched high above Ram’s Cliff this site has panoramic views over the entire Parish. It dramatically emphasises the inextricable link between this Parish and the military presence on Salisbury Plain being within sight and sound of the artillery guns. In all thirty five trees will be planted and, as they mature, they will be thinned and grow into a fine, iconic Beech Copse so typical of this area of the country. A fitting tribute to the twenty five soldiers from this Parish, who lost their lives fighting in the Great War.

West Lavington Parish Council Commemoration Copse
L. to R. Councillors Michael May & Julia Ford, Wiltshire Councillor Richard Gamble,Councillors Tony Morton, Hazel Freeman, Robert Oglesby, Reverend Pat Strowger & Councillor Sandra Gamble.
West Lavington Parish Council Commemoration Copse

Parish Council Chairman, Sandra Gamble, planting the first beech sapling. This tree will eventually be joined by a further thirty four. Gradually they will be thinned out to leave twenty five mature trees, thus representing that number of soldiers from this Parish who perished in the Great War.
West Lavington Parish Council Commemoration Copse

The first sapling in the West Lavington Commemorative Copse.
West Lavington Parish Council Commemoration Copse

Sandra Gamble joined by Councillor Peter Blundell, who chairs the Council Memorial Group, and the Reverend Pat Strowger.



Photographs courtesy Peter Blundell
West Lavington Parish Council Commemoration Copse

Reverend Pat Strowger
West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Results of our Regional (TEA 25) 2018 Poppy Appeal

November 2018

Poppy Appeal

Over the two weeks of Remembrancetide 27th Oct – 11th Nov , we had 16 door to door collectors and 13 static points covering our patch of Littleton Panell, West Lavington , Little Cheverell, Great Cheverell and Erlestoke.

Our team of volunteers, schools, churches, businesses and local organisations raised a staggering grand total of over £3500, the largest total ever received, from our 9 years of records. This broke down as follows:

Littleton Panell
£255.89
West Lavington
£1624.05
Little Cheverell
£237.01
Great Cheverell
£1038.90 + (£150 for the sale of poppies made by the children of Holy Trinity School which was sent directly to the RBL)

Erlestoke
£359.60 (This did not include their church collection which was administered separately)
Steve and Bridget Herniman       Joint Poppy Appeal Coordinators for the RBL

On behalf of the Poppy Appeal, many thanks indeed to all of the volunteers and organisations who took part and for all the generous donations.
LIVE ON

TO THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIVING


The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Older person’s standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass

November 2018

Information about the renewal of bus passes.

From 01 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically. This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used. In these cases, the passes will not be automatically renewed.

If your pass is not automatically renewed but you would still like to receive one to use in the future, please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100 and we can arrange for your new pass to be issued.

Wiltshire Council regrets that any charges which may occur on bus journeys are non-refundable.

West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Community Policing Report - October

October 2018

The latest CPR is available in the Download Library.

West Lavington Parish Council Download Library West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Community Policing Report - September

September 2018

The latest CPR is available in the Download Library.

West Lavington Parish Council Download Library West Lavington Parish Council is a Wiltshire local authority, serving the communities of West Lavington and Littleton Panell.
Wiltshire Council mistake leads to delay in Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation extended 6 weeks to 30th August 2018

Please comment in this important consultation as your views will shape the future of our Parish

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The reason for this extension is as follows:

The Regulation 16 consultation for the West Lavington Neighbourhood Plan has been extended and will now end at 5pm on Thursday 30th August 2018. This is because, although West Lavington Parish Council provided all correct consultation documents, Wiltshire Council published in error an out-of- date version of the Consultation Statement. As a result, Wiltshire Council considers that a total re-run of the consultation must now take place delaying completion by 6 weeks.

West Lavington Parish Council has made a formal complaint about this disproportionate response.

Wiltshire Council has apologised for the error and for any inconvenience or delay caused.

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News and Views across our local communities

The ever-popular village magazine 'News and Views' magazine is delivered free to every home in the parish, almost every month (combined issues for December/ January and July/August) by a dedicated band of volunteer distributors. We hope you enjoy this alternative way of reading the magazine, and that our friends around the world now have a chance to keep up with village life!

The latest copy (and back-issues to 2010) of 'News and Views' is available from the Download Library.



For our local newspaper, the Gazette & Herald, click here.

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