The Boundry Commission is currently holding a consultation over new boundaries in South Wiltshire. Their proposal is to move several of the Parish Councils in the Bourne Valley, including Allington and Boscombe, to combine with Winterslow and Firsdown to form a new Ward within Southern Area Board (south of the A30) rather than Amesbury Area Board.
Our Parish Council has objected strongly to such a move believing that there is no synergy with Winterslow and Firsdown and the move does not reflect community ties that already exist with nearby Amesbury. If residents feel the same way, you are urged to object to this plan with a short email of objection to email@example.com The support of residents objecting to the plan is the only way of stopping its progress. The consultation ends on July 29th. More information on this negative plan for our community can be found at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk
Summer Fayre Date
The Allington with Boscombe Village Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 10th August, 2pm-5.00pm at the Old Rectory, Allington. Traditional stalls and games include Bottle Stall, Bric-a-Brac and collectables, Ladies Accessories, Bottle Fishing, Loo Shoot, Plants/Cakes/Produce, Tombola, Craft Stall, Treasure Island, Coconut Shy, Hoopla and Magic Boxes.
Afternoon teas and scones will be available all afternoon. While you enjoy your afternoon tea there will be two Bingo sessions so don’t forget to bring your ‘Dabbers’ (or a pen). The Summer Village Raffle draw will take place at 4.30pm. There is unlimited free car parking – so put the date in your diary today! Entry fee is £1 Entry on the Gate (Children 16 and under are free).
Bourne Valley Link Scheme
The recent coffee mornings at Newton Toney and Cholderton village halls were great opportunities for Bourne Valley Link Scheme clients, friends and volunteers to meet for a catch-up and coffee.
Why not join the group at their combined Coffee Morning and AGM on Saturday 21st September at Idmiston Memorial Hall, Porton from 10.30am-12.00 noon.
Bourne Valley Link Scheme can help with social needs such as visits to friends and relatives or a pleasant drive to a place of interest. Transport to hospitals, GPs, dental surgeries, hairdressers and shopping are also some of the tasks with which they may be able to assist in exchange for a donation to BVLS.
If as a resident of Allington or Boscombe you would like to volunteer your services to the Bourne Valley Link Scheme, please contact the BVLS Co-ordinator on 01980 611117.
The Summer months present many opportunities for theft. The Police advise the following action:
1. Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when just in the garden.
2. Never leave a spare key in a hiding place like in a plant pot or letter box (a thief knows all the hiding places).
3. Consider installing dusk-to-dawn lighting out the front of your property.
4. Ladders and garden tools should be locked away, as they can be used by offenders to gain access to your home.
5. Take photographs of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe. Also consider using an artificial DNA property marker.
Superintendent Sarah Robbins, Head of Crime for Wiltshire Police explains, “Some of the advice may seem obvious, but we continue to receive reports of opportunist burglaries and by putting in place some simple precautions people can reduce the risk and improve the security in and around their home. We urge all residents to follow our prevention messages and to work with us by reporting anything suspicious on 101.”
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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