Early, Early Christmas Fair
Boscombe resident, Caroline Cary, is the Organiser and Fundraiser of the ABF The Soldiers Charity’s Early, Early Christmas Fair being held at Tedworth Park, Tidworth on 24th September (2pm-6pm) and 25th September (9.30am-4pm).
With over 100 stalls, it’s a great event – shop, eat, relax and chat with friends and family. You will find an assortment of gifts, treats and Christmas gifts from food, fashion, cosmetics to imaginative and useful items for your home and garden. Ten percent of every purchase goes to ABF The Soldiers Charity. Car parking is free.
Ride and Stride
Saturday 14th September is Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust ‘Ride & Stride’ day. The churches in the Bourne Valley, including Allington and Boscombe, will be open for you to visit between 10am and 6pm. If you would like to take part in this event, by walking, cycling or horse riding, to as many churches as you like, please let Rev’d Peter Ostli-East know as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org) so you can have a sponsor form as this is a great fundraising opportunity for WHCT and local Parish churches, with donations shared between both charities. If you’re not feeling so energetic or have other commitments that day, you can play your part by sponsoring someone who is able to join in the ‘Ride & Stride’. If you can Gift Aid your donation, so much the better!
Distruption on the A338
The Parish Council have been advised by the developers of the new housing and Village Hall site between Allington and Boscombe that they will be undertaking work on the approach to and the entrance to the site this month. Road space for the S278 works is to commence on September 16th and is likely to last 3 weeks. It will involve a full lane closure on the A338 adjacent to the site with traffic lights 24 hours each day while the work takes place. Queues to and from Salisbury are expected to be extensive – especially early mornings and early evenings.
13-14th September: All Saints Church, Idmiston is holding an exhibition titled ‘50 Years of Change’, exploring the social and cultural changes in Britain and the Bourne Valley since 1969. Open 10.30-4.30pm. Adults £3. Under 18s free. Home-made cakes and refreshments available.
21st September: Bourne Valley Link Scheme coffee morning and AGM at Idmiston Memorial Hall, Porton from 10.30am-Noon.
22nd September: Harvest Festival service at St Andrews Church, Boscombe at 3.30pm. To be followed by tea and cakes in the church.
26th September: The Four Villages Horticultural Society start their new season of evening meetings in Newton Toney Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers – an amusing and knowledgeable speaker, not to be missed.
In view of the lane closure and traffic lights on the A338 between Allington and Boscombe starting 16th September, the Speedwatch team will be concentrating on the 30mph speed limit area at the bottom of Allington Track during the second half of this month. Residents be aware!
The Speedwatch team has been in operation in our villages for two and a half years. During that time, average speeds have significantly reduced but each fortnightly session still sees 200-300 vehicles reported for speeding. Sadly, we are still recording the occasional reckless driver. During our most recent sessions in August, we recorded a top speed of 53mph in our 30mph zone and 62mph in our 40mph zone!
Highways England have given more details about the Stonehenge Tunnel. To view the interactive road map of the planned project, click here.
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Allington with Boscombe Parish Council
Mrs Jane Tier
Clerk to Allington with Boscombe Parish Council
40 Firs Road, Firsdown
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1SL