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Carriage drive on 24th April 2011

Carriage drive on 24th April 2011

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Calendars: Regular Events and Single Events

Funding has been raised for a path along the Causeway and it is likely to proceed before March 2018.

A "Walk-in" session at the village hall was held between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on 22nd January 2017 and a public meeting was held at 7.00pm on 26th January 2017 to discuss the Chalke Valley History Festival's move to Church Bottom. Plans and access routes are displayed in the Coffee Shop.

Parish Questionnaire: Friends of All Saints' Church have discussed improvements for the Church. Contact Chris Littlemore on chris @ cplarchitecture.com (no spaces) or by hand to Meadow House, High Lane. The 2008 proposals are now largely out of date.

The Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan 2016 draft. The Neighbourhood Planning process is progressing well - informal consultation process 1st October 2016 to 20th November 2016. Click on The Neighbourhood Plan 27/09/2016 to view the document. For further comments see the Government Section below.

The Housing Needs Survey Report Word document may be slow to download and may open in a separate window. Contact Daniel Richter, Hill View, Knighton Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5DX with queries.

Satellite View and Map; Bus, Train and Taxi Services

Broad Chalke Satellite View, Road Map and Postcode List

Bus service No. 29 Traveline Timetable from Blue Boar Row (stop M), then Brown Street (stop Y) in Salisbury, (NOT from the old bus station in Endless Street) (via Odstock District Hospital) or from Shaftesbury, roughly every 90 minutes (not on Sundays) or Wiltshire page with link to Traveline for all SW bus routes.

Trains to Salisbury or Tisbury from London Waterloo take about 90 minutes and the stations are about twenty five minutes away by taxi. Look up your train times here.

Classic Cabs taxi telephone 07780 578717.

Local News

Broad Chalke News

  • Funding has been raised for a path along the Causeway and it is likely to proceed before March 2018.
  • A "Walk-in" session at the village hall was held between 4.00pm and 6.00pm on 22nd January 2017 and a public meeting was held at 7.00pm on 26th January 2017 to discuss the Chalke Valley History Festival's move to Church Bottom. Plans and access routes are displayed in the Coffee Shop.
    Plans: CVHF 2017 festival plan and CVHF 2017 access plan
    CVHF 2017 access routes
  • Parish Questionnaire: Friends of All Saints' Church have discussed improvements for the Church. Contact Chris Littlemore on chris @ cplarchitecture.com (no spaces) or by hand to Meadow House, High Lane. The 2008 proposals below are now largely out of date.
  • The Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan 2016 draft. The Neighbourhood Planning process is progressing well - informal consultation process 1st October 2016 to 20th November 2016. Click on The Neighbourhood Plan 27/09/2016 to view the document. For further comments see the Government Section below.
  • The Housing Needs Survey Report Word document may be slow to download and may open in a separate window. Contact Daniel Richter, Hill View, Knighton Road, Broad Chalke SP5 5DX with queries.
  • Changes to the Bus Timetable are being considered.
  • The Community Speed Watch is now in operation.
  • The proposed 20mph zone is shown on the plan below:
    20mph zone proposal as at 13th October 2015
    Newtown 20mph zone proposal as at 13th October 2015
    The zone extends from the present 30mph signs in High Road to a position near Timperley House in High Lane, also along North Street, Doves Meadow, Tank Lane, Chalk Pyt Lane, Manor Farm Close and parts of The Causeway, Bury Lane and Newtown.
    Documents can be viewed online at Wiltshire Consultations.
    20mph signs were erected on 30th November 2016.
  • Vodafone has located sites for transmitters for a Rural Open Sure Signal. These will not cover the whole village and only available for Vodafone mobile phones.
  • Chalke Valley Stores has been named as joint winner of the Countryside Alliance South West Region Award and national winner for Village Shops & Post Offices. See News below. The Shop has been entered for the Champion of Champions; vote by telephone or email in November; postcards will be available at the Shop.
  • The parish council has agreed to recommend the refusal of the planning application for a wind turbine at Knowle Farm.
  • Chalke Valley Stores has been named as joint winner of the Countryside Alliance South West Region Award and national winner for Village Shops & Post Offices.
    The Community Hub secretary, Michael Roe, said "As joint Regional Winners, Chalke Valley Stores had been entered as a UK Finalist but with little, or no, expectation of winning the national title. The judges, however, had taken a different view and the shop and post office was named as the best rural shop in the United Kingdom - less than a year after it opened - and against the stiffest competition."
    The Telegraph published an article on 20th April 2014 which had two paragraphs relating to Broad Chalke:
    The South West winner in the Post Offices and Village Shops category in this year's Countryside Alliance awards or "Rural Oscars", which are sponsored by The Daily Telegraph, was Chalke Valley Stores in Broad Chalke, near Salisbury. Here the church is a village shop, which turns over £1,000 each day, as well as the parish office, a café, a Knit and Natter for older residents and the local community police constable's office. The local architect, lawyers, and all the professionals needed for the project gave their services free.
    and
    Let's follow the example of Broad Chalke, acknowledge that our forefathers intended these great buildings to be more than places of occasional worship, and make our churches once more the centre of our rural communities; if God is angry then I am sure that the thunderbolts will not be long in coming. Chalke Valley Stores has not been hit by one yet.
     
    Ellen Smets, the shop manager, supported by a small party of hub volunteers was invited to the House of Lords on Wednesday 30th April 2014 for the achievement to be recognised and to meet the DEFRA Secretary of State, Owen Patterson MP, along with Kate Hoey MP, Baroness Golding and Baroness Mallalieu. The Chalke Valley team was joined there by John Glen, local MP and longtime supporter of the project.
     
    A further Telegraph article featuring interviews with photos of the hub, shop, police and archive personnel on 17th April 2014 was published on 3rd May 2014.
  • Wiltshire Council is in favour of moving the 30mph sign on High Road nearer to Longbridge. 20mph zones have been requested by the Parish Council at least along the Causeway, past Manor Farm and along Newtown past the School.
  • A car parking area for Community Hub users and, on the opposite side of the road from the Hub, a layby for use as a bus stop has been given the go-ahead and is now completed. The cost is estimated to be about £31,000. Wiltshire Council has agreed to pay £21,000 and South West Wiltshire Community Areas Transport Group (CATG) will provide £10,000. Shop parking proposal as at 21st February 2014
  • Superfast Broadband is expected to be installed into the Broad Chalke exchange (but links to homes will remain copper, so only those close to the exchange will benefit to a large extent).
  • The Post Office is now open on Fridays from 9.00am to 1.00pm as well as on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Chalke Valley Stores shop and post office in the Chapel. See Community Shop for details. Building works started on 25th February 2013 for the conversion of part of the Chapel into a shop and were completed on June 3rd 2013. The Official Opening by Terry Pratchett took place on 22nd June 2013 at 11.00am. Robert Fry closed his shop in South Street at 1.00pm on 31st May 2013 for the last time. Shop Proposal and Meeting Minutes held on 19th April 2013 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall. Contact The Secretary, Chalke Valley Community Hub, Lodge Farmhouse, Hut & Lodge, Salisbury SP5 5LU regarding all Community Hub matters or 01722 780998 for the Stores Manager.
  • Wessex Water have submitted a planning application 13/00879/FUL for a booster station in the field opposite Mead House in High Road and a new pipeline to Chalk Pyt Farm to pump water past Chalk Pyt Farm and over Compton Down to Fovant. Work is completed.
  • The Chalke Valley Cricket Club has received a grant from the Foundation of Sports & Arts and building work on the new pavilion has been completed.
  • Public Meetings regarding a new community shop and post office were held on 20th and 26th October 2012 and on 19th April 2013 in the village hall. Read the proposal and my Meeting Minutes of the three meetings.
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan Questionnaire comments & statistical results (the comments make interesting reading).
  • The Parish Council has approached various mobile phone operators regarding a reliable mobile phone signal, possibly to be sited on the Airwaves Mast at Gurston Farm, but has had negative replies.
  • The Surgery is closed on Monday afternoons and Wednesdays but the Broad Chalke Surgery phone number 01722 780282 is still manned.
  • South Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan was adopted on 7th February 2012; see the Document List and the Core Strategy Plan. "Desired outcomes: The delivery of at least 9,900 new homes carefully managed to be in the most sustainable location and to respect the local character. Well over half the number will have been built in or around Salisbury, with significant growth in Amesbury."
    "Secondary Villages: The secondary villages are ...Broad Chalke, ... In terms of their role, function and level of services, this group of villages perform a less significant, but nevertheless important complementary role to the Local Service Centres. Levels of growth proportionate to their size, character and environment will be supported in these settlements."
    "Salisbury and Wilton Community Areas Planned growth: at least 6060 homes and 29 ha (23ha new allocation and 6ha saved) of employment land..."
    "Rest of Wilton Community Area: at least 220 homes... The Community Area has three secondary villages... Broad Chalke..."
  • A Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan is to be prepared by the Parish Council to submit to Wiltshire Council to assist the Council with the proposals to vary planning application requirements for "sustainable development" in line with the Core Strategy Development Plan. Contact Ashley Truluck or Michael Powis. Questionnaire comments and statistics
  • Report potholes online; fill in details and Submit.
  • There is a Village Archive stored on the Chapel balcony; contact Michael Powis tel. 01722 780483 (secretary), Ann Ferreira tel. 01722 780477 or Michael Roe tel. 01725 519242 (chairman) if you would like to contribute time, documents or money.
  • Fifield Bavant Church Restoration Appeal; contact William Hillary, tel. 01722 417900 or email will@willhillary.co.uk
  • The status of the track between High Lane and Chapel Lane. The Inspector has concluded that the footpath should extend over the full width of the existing track.
  • The Environment Agency has made the River Ebble subject to a wild fish preservation order.
  • All applications by trail riders before the cut-off date to have by-ways converted into by-ways open to all traffic can no longer be pursued and there can be no appeal against this decision.
  • Conservation area appraisals and management plans for Broad Chalke have been issued in draft; Broad Chalke PDF file;
    High Road (Eastern approach leading to Vikings Corner) has been removed from this Conservation Area. Reason:-
    "The houses are outside the housing policy zones and this area is essentially open countryside. It does not have a relationship with the settlement and the boundary appears to drift out to an arbitrary point, including buildings of reasonable but not special quality. The setting of the conservation area would preserve any potential threats to this part of the open countryside." Surely it should read "negate any potential threats", not preserve them.
    The south side of Howgare Road has also been removed from the Conservation Area.
    Comment: Although the Plan says "outside the housing policy zones", would these areas, without the planning restrictions applicable within a Conservation Area, be more or less likely to be developed with housing, not immediately, but possibly in the future if government pressure on local authorities to find development land is stepped up? Although the areas are agricultural land, future policy changes might allow areas on the fringes of villages to be developed and Conservation Area restrictions would not apply. Note that recent houses in New Town and Knighton Road and the Primary School were allowed even though all were built on agricultural land outside the Conservation Area.
    Between now and 2026, Salisbury district has to find space for 12,400 new houses in the 2009 plan, reduced in the 2012 Core Strategy Development Plan to 6060 for Salisbury and Wilton Community Areas. Will the above areas be targetted?
    Submit comments to Development Control, Wiltshire Council, PO Box 2281, Salisbury SP2 2HX.
    See further comment in the Local Government section below.
  • All 36 public footpaths in the area have been inspected and a meeting with the County Council's Rights of Way Officer will decide how best to deal with some minor problems.
  • Black recycling boxes have been delivered to all houses for newspapers, catalogues (not hard-backed), magazines, junk mail, leaflets, envelopes (remove plastic windows), white paper and most telephone directories, glass bottles and jars, food and drinks cans and tins, aluminium foil, empty aerosol cans. Clean clothes, pairs of shoes, leather belts, handbags, blankets, duvet covers and sheets, should be put in a knotted carrier bag.
    The following are not to be recycled: flat or broken glass, spectacles, pyrex, light bulbs, Yellow Pages, pillows and duvets.
    Blue-lidded bins have now been issued for cardboard and plastic bottles.

Regular Local Events Calendar

See the Church pages for Church or Chapel services and events. See below for Single Events.
DATE PLACE TELEPHONE EVENT
Every Sunday Sports Centre MUGA 01722 780496 Tennis social mix; 11.00am; contact Hilary Brown
Every Sunday Village Hall   Wilton and District Youth Band; training; 5.30pm to 6.30pm; see Clubs below
Sunday evenings Sports Centre 01722 781139 Table Tennis; contact Malcolm Penney
Monday 9.30am Coffee Shop   Story Time for Toddlers who must be accompanied by an adult
Monday evenings Village Hall   Ladies Choir; 7.30 pm to 9.15pm
Monday evenings Queen's Head 01722 780344 Pub Quiz Night; 8.00 pm; entry £2
Mondays and Thursdays Sports Centre 01722 780093 Short Mat Bowling; evenings; 7.30pm; contact Edward Fry
Mondays and Fridays
of every week
Sports Centre 01722 331341
07788 587937
Pilates; 0915 and 1345 on Mondays and 0930 on Fridays; contact Claudine Baker
Every Tuesday morning Coffee Shop

01722 780988

Café Français; contact Ellen Smets
Every Tuesday morning Sports Centre

 

Yoga Classes; 9.15am
Every Tuesday   01722 780483 Chalke Valley Walkers; rambles every Tuesday morning; contact Ail Powis
Every Tuesday Village Hall &
Old School

01722 780789
01722 781200

Parenting Course; five to fifteen year olds; 10.15 am; contact Caroline Lamb or Jayne Jennings
Every Tuesday Village Hall   Tuesday Morning Fellowship (Wellspring); 9.30am to noon; see Clubs below
Every 1st Tuesday Village Hall 01722 780830 Happy Circle; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; see Clubs below; contact Charlotte Edwardes
Every Tuesday Bishopstone Village Hall 01722 718463 Country Dancing; 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm; £2; contact Des and Heather Adeley
Every Tuesday Village Hall   Wilton and District Youth Band Seniors; 7.00pm to 9.00pm; see Clubs below
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month URC Chapel 01722 781264 Chalke Valley "Knitwits"; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; £2.00; knitting for charity including Feed the Children and Mission to Seafarers; contact Rina Musselwhite
Fortnightly on Wednesday Village Hall 01722 780351 Literary Group; 9.30am to 12.00pm; contact Gail Allcorn
Every Wednesday except during holidays Village Hall 01722 780595
01722 780483
"Teddy Bears" for babies and young children, together with parents and carers; 1.00pm to 3.00pm; £2.50 for one child, £3.00 for two; contact Sue Todd or Ail Powis in advance please due to popularity.
1st Wednesday of every month (not December) Village Hall   Big Screen @ Broad Chalke Film night; 7.00pm for 7:30pm; tickets £6 from the shop
2nd Wednesday of every month Village Hall   Parish Council meeting; 7.30 pm
3rd Wednesday of every month Village Hall 01725 519224 W I meeting; 7.30 pm to 9.00pm; see Clubs below
4th Wednesday of every month Village Hall   Chalke Valley Flower Club; 7.30 pm to 9.00pm; see Clubs below
Every Thursday Village Hall 07901 537268 HappyBats Tennis for toddlers; 1.30pm to 2.15pm; contact Fiona
Every Thursday Sports Centre MUGA 01722 780496 Tennis social mix; 6.00pm; contact Hilary Brown
Every Thursday Village Hall   Zumba Dancing; 7.45 pm to 8.45 pm; £5; contact Kirsty Wright;
Every third Thursday URC Coffee Shop   Craft Meeting; £2; 7.30pm
Every Friday Bishopstone Village Hall 07739 039818 Extend Exercise Classes for the over-50s; 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm; £3; contact Pam
Every Saturday Bowerchalke Village Hall   Saturday Market including Veterinary Advice (no animals); 9.30 am to 12 noon
Every first Saturday of a month URC Chapel   Broad Chalke Archive; open for viewing; 10.00 am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of a month (started on 2nd June 2012)
Every week
(unspecified times)
URC Chapel 01380 826614 (101 ext 747442 is no longer available) Police Point; PCSO Nicola Clarke
October to April   01722 780031
01722 780496
Scrabble tournament; contact Julie McRoberts or Hilary Brown
from November 2012 Village Hall   Display of pictures by Broad Chalke schoolchildren to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
from the beginning of December 2011 Village Hall   Display of pictures by Broad Chalke artists

Single Local Events Calendar

See the Church pages for Church or Chapel services and events. See above for Regular Events.
DATE PLACE TELEPHONE EVENT
3rd March 2017 Village Hall 01722 780862 Informative talk about Dementia; 1.30pm to 3.30pm; contact Sarah Wilson or Sharon Ibbotson
7th March 2017 Village Hall   Happy Circle; Daphne Harding will be visiting with her range of comfort clothing; 2.00pm
11th March 2017 Village Hall   Lent Coffee Morning; 10.30am to 12noon
14th March 2017 URC Chapel 01722 781264 Chalke Valley "Knitwits"; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; £2.00; knitting for charity including Feed the Children and Mission to Seafarers; contact Rina Musselwhite
15th March 2017 Village Hall   W.I. Meeting; 7.30pm; fish and chip supper
16th March 2017 Queen's Head Car Park   Ramblers; walk up Fovant Down; 10.00am
16th March 2017 Village Hall   Hub AGM; 7.30pm
19th March 2017 Salt Lane Car Park, A354   Ramblers; walk on Martin Down; 9.30am
22nd March 2017 Village Hall   Chalke Valley Flower Club; Demonstration by Emily Broomhead "In Print"; 7.00pm; £6 at the door
25th March 2017 Local Churches   Tour de Chalke Vallée Fun Bike Ride; Berwick St John Church 10.00am, Broad Chalke Church 11.05am; Coombe Bissett Church 11.40am
28th March 2017 URC Chapel 01722 781264 Chalke Valley "Knitwits"; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; £2.00; knitting for charity including Feed the Children and Mission to Seafarers; contact Rina Musselwhite
14th April 2017 Primary School   Treasure Hunters Easter Event; 9.30am to 12.30pm;
3rd June 2017 Sunrise
North Street
  Plant Sale
18th June 2017 Local Gardens 01722 780296 Open Gardens; 1.30pm to 5.00pm; tickets from the Village Hall; contact Ian Nason
26th June - 2nd July 2017 Church Bottom 01722 780144 Chalke Valley History Festival; contact Rachel Holland; website

Clubs and Societies

CLUB OR SOCIETY TELEPHONE CONTACT NAME & DETAILS
Chalke Valley Community Hub 01725 519242
01722 780998
The Secretary, Chalke Valley Community Hub, Lodge Farmhouse, Hut & Lodge, Salisbury SP5 5LU
Community Hub Manager, URC Chapel, High Road, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EH
Sports Clubs   See the Sport page for Chalke Valley Sports Centre, Cricket, Fly Fishing, Hill Climb, etc.
Women's Institute 01722 780093
01725 519224
Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall; 7.30 pm; contact Sue Fry, President or May Glover, secretary
Chalke Valley Flower Club 01722 780869
01722 780448
Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall; 7.30 pm; contact Mrs Vivienne Thornton or Liz Long; website
Chalke Valley House and Garden Directory 01722 781105
01722 780545
Louise Carter, Carolyn Sheppard
Broad Chalke Allotments 01722 780102 Allotments near High Lane; contact Matthew Dodd
Chalke Valley tennis Club 01722 780496
01725 510558
Contact Hilary Brown or coach Chris Matthews
Chalke Valley Walkers 01722 780483 Rambles every Tuesday morning; contact Ail Powis
Yoga Classes   Yoga Classes every Tuesday Morning at the Sports Centre; 9.15am
Chris Brown Day Centre
Chris Brown Thursday Club (over 60's)
01722 781040
01722 780137
Meetings every Thursday at Bowerchalke Village Hall; 10.00 am to 3.00 pm; contact Jill Stevens or Jane Littlemore
Happy Circle 01722 780830 Meetings every first Tuesday; usually at the Village Hall; 2.00pm to 4.00pm; contact Charlotte Edwardes
Chalke Valley Ladies Choir 01725 519242
01722 780052
Contact Janet Roe or Marianne Tomkies
Zithering 01725 519242 Beginners' Group to learn to play the 18th century instrument; Contact Janet Roe
Men's Breakfasts 01725 519242 Michael Roe; 7.45am at Broad Chalke Village Hall
Tuesday Morning Fellowship
(now called The Wellspring)
  Meetings in the Village Hall; 9.30am to noon every Tuesday
Chalke Valley Knitwits 01722 781264 Every second and fourth Tuesday of every month in The URC Coffee Shop; contact Rina Musselwhite
Craft Meeting   Every third Thursday in the URC Coffee Shop; £2; 7.30pm

Stone Carving Courses

07766 464048 Stone Carving Courses at Knowle Farm, Bowerchalke; contact Henry Gray
Literary Group 01722 780351 Fortnightly on Wednesday in the village hall; 9.30am to 12.00pm; contact Gail Allcorn
Broad Chalke Parish Archive 01725 519242
01722 780483
01722 780477
Contact Michael Roe (chairman), Michael Powis (secretary) or Ann Ferreira
Chalke Valley Preservation Society 01722 780483 Michael Powis; Hon. Secretary; website
Chalke Valley History Festival 01722 781133 for tickets Church Bottom, Broad Chalke; website
The Wilton & District Youth Band 07920 148615 Secretary's  website;
Tuesday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and for the junior and beginners group 5.30pm to 6,30pm on Sunday evenings at Broad Chalke Village Hall;
Wikipedia used to refer to "musician Sir Dennis Chalk" for many years but someone has now realised that he hasn't been knighted and the reference has been removed. Never mind, Dennis, it was good while it lasted!
"Teddy Bears" 01722 780595
01722 780483
"Teddy Bears" for babies and young children, together with parents and carers; every Wednesday in the village hall; 1.00pm to 3.00pm; £2.50 for one child, £3.00 for two; contact Sue Todd or Ail Powis in advance please due to popularity.
Broad Chalke Brownies 01722 714787
01722 780532
Meetings every week during term time; 5.30pm to 7.00pm; contact Lisa Arrowsmith or Catherine Allwood;   website
Primary School Gardening Club   01722 780212 Friday lunchtime; contact Rebecca Eyres or Lisa Rawlinson
Youth Club Sports Centre 01722 780323
01722 780810
Youth Club for ages 9 to 16; contact Andy Bundy or Angela Hardingham
Broadchalke Bellringers 01722 781139
01722 780559
Every Monday at 7.30pm at All Saints' Church; website; contact Malcolm Penney  or David Laity

Chalke Valley Scout Club

01722 780510 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts; meetings on Thursday evenings at the Village Hall; contact Vernon Bundy; (currently no groups are running)
Cinnamon Trust   01736 758707 A charity requiring volunteers to take dogs for walks; contact Sally or  or download a volunteer registration form from Cinnamon Trust
Ebbesbourne Folk Music     Ebbesbourne Folk which relates to the Concerts, mostly folk/acoustic, that Paul Sampson and Bill Cox Martin have been promoting at Ebbesbourne Wake over the past few years.
Broad Chalke Charitable Trust (formerly Broad Chalke Poors Charity)   01722 780373
01722 780478
Trustees: Martin Holland, Liz Barr, Joan Hitchings, Andrew Brown and Canon David Henley

Government, Parish Council & Neighbourhood Plan

NAME TITLE TELEPHONE ADDRESS
Mr S C Whitmore Parish Council Clerk 01722 412412 Field House, Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5DP; Parish Council website;
Mr John Glen Member of Parliament 01722 333141 12 Brown Street, Salisbury SP1 1HE; website
Wiltshire Council Home Page 0300 456 0100
01722 336272
Wiltshire Council website
Wiltshire South - Area Hub
Wiltshire Council Planning Applications   All areas or South Wiltshire

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The Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan 2016 draft

The Neighbourhood Planning process is progressing well.

Notice of Informal Consultation. Quote: If, having read the draft Plan, you would like to discuss or comment on it, we would welcome your views as part of a 6-week informal consultation process 1st October 2016 to 20th November 2016 before we finalise it ready for submission to Wiltshire Council. Please share your thoughts with the planning team by meeting, telephoning or emailing one of the following: Ashley Truluck - 'Anthony's Ground', High Lane: atruluck@broadchalke.net tel. 01722 780852 or Dan Richter - 'Hillview', Knighton Road: dan @ richter.org.uk (no spaces) tel. 01722 780359
Read it all here: Informal Consultation 23/09/2016

The Plan consists of two documents:

Part 1: The Village Design Statement - which seeks to protect our current village and rural environment. The final draft copy - based on earlier documents and consistent feedback from villagers, is attached by way of informal public consultation to confirm that we have interpreted your views correctly. Click on The Village Design Statement 13/07/2016.pdf to view the document. Please send any comments by 20 November 2016 (or earlier if at all possible) to: The Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan team at atruluck@broadchalke.net or by post to Anthony's Ground, High Lane, Broad Chalke SP5 5HA.

Part 2: The Neighbourhood Plan itself - this sets out our plans for the future of the village and is also nearing final draft stage. There were further Village Consultation Meetings on Friday 16 September at 7 p.m. and Sunday 18 September at 4 pm which explained explained how the Neighbourhood Plan proposes to tackle the various environmental, housing and social issues raised by villagers and sought comments and endorsement of the way ahead. This will be part of the same informal public consultation ending 20 November 2016. Read it here: The Neighbourhood Plan 27/09/2016

The Housing Needs Survey Report This can be viewed here: The Housing Needs Survey Report (Word document may be slow to download and may open in a separate window).

A Community Land Trust (CLT) will be set up. This is a local organisation run by ordinary people to develop and manage affordable homes. Contact Dan Richter, dan @ richter.org.uk (no spaces) tel. 01722 780359 if you wish to help or require affordable housing.

The Conservation area appraisals and management plans 2009 may now be several years old but are still of interest and will form the starting point for the Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan (previously called the Community Plan or Neighbourhood Development Plan). This is to be prepared by the Parish Council to submit to Wiltshire Council to assist the Council with the proposals to vary planning application requirements for "sustainable development" in line with the Core Strategy Development Plan. Contact Ashley Truluck (telephone 01722 780858) ) or Michael Powis (telephone 01722 780483).

Neighbourhood Development Plan Questionnaire
previously called the Community Plan

You can view the Neighbourhood Development Plan Questionnaire Anonymised Comments (PDF file) and the Neighbourhood Development Plan questionnaire Statistical Results (PDF file) in the foregoing links. The comments make interesting reading. There was a large degree of agreement that:

  • it is essential that a village shop and post office should continue after the shopkeeper and postmistress retire in May 2013.
  • there should be local employment opportunities.
  • affordable housing (for young and old) should be provided.
  • the natural and built environment should be protected, but not to the extent of excluding some 21st century additions.
  • the Church should have some modern facilities.
  • the Surgery opening days should be reinstated to five days a week.

The 20mph zone proposal is shown in Local News above.

South Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan including Broad Chalke was adopted on 7th February 2012; see the Document List and the 2012 Core Strategy Plan. "Desired outcomes: The delivery of at least 9,900 new homes carefully managed to be in the most sustainable location and to respect the local character. Well over half the number will have been built in or around Salisbury, with significant growth in Amesbury."
"Secondary Villages: The secondary villages are ...Broad Chalke, ... In terms of their role, function and level of services, this group of villages perform a less significant, but nevertheless important complementary role to the Local Service Centres. Levels of growth proportionate to their size, character and environment will be supported in these settlements."
"Salisbury and Wilton Community Areas Planned growth: at least 6060 homes and 29 ha (23ha new allocation and 6ha saved) of employment land..."
"Rest of Wilton Community Area: at least 220 homes... The Community Area has three secondary villages... Broad Chalke..."

Wiltshire Council's Core Strategy Development Plan Document Consultation was from 13th June 2011 to 5.00pm on 8th August 2011; email the completed representation form to or view the consultation documents at 27 - 29 Milford Street, Salisbury SP1 2AP.
A public exhibition was held at the Guildhall in Salisbury on 29th June from 2.00pm to 8.00pm. The links may still be of interest.

Wiltshire Council's previous Consultation on the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Options dated July 2009 has received comments. See 2009 Core Strategy Plan regarding the requirement for 12,400 new houses up to 2026. Phone 01722 434247 or or write to Spatial Planning (South Office), Economy and Enterprise, Wiltshire Council, Planning Office, PO Box 2281, Salisbury SP2 2HX. It will be used as a basis for accepting or rejecting all planning applications for new developments over the next twenty years. 3775 new homes are proposed in the first five years in and around Salisbury and Amesbury.

The only comments I could find relating to Broad Chalke are Levels of growth proportionate to their size, character and environment will be supported in these settlements and the earlier Salisbury DC plan stated In twenty years the villages of ... Broadchalke... will have evolved only incrementally, with limited infill growth sympathetic to their character.

The plan also says that the Central Car Park in Salisbury could provide about 200 dwellings as part of a retail-led mixed use development. Would this mean less car parking during a period of rising population?

The link may still be of interest.

Wiltshire (previously Salisbury) Council's Conservation area appraisals and management plans dated February 2009 for Broad Chalke were issued in draft; Broad Chalke PDF file;
High Road (Eastern approach leading to Vikings Corner) ie on the south side from Primrose Cottage as far as the stream in the middle of the field before the Jubilee Copse, has been removed from this Conservation Area. Reason:-
"The houses are outside the housing policy zones and this area is essentially open countryside. It does not have a relationship with the settlement and the boundary appears to drift out to an arbitrary point, including buildings of reasonable but not special quality. The setting of the conservation area would preserve any potential threats to this part of the open countryside." Surely it should read "negate any potential threats", not preserve them.

The south side of the section to the south of Howgare Road (ie Bury Lane, not Howgare Road) including Church Bottom and Field House has also been removed from the Conservation Area.

Comment: Although the Plan says "outside the housing policy zones", would these areas, without the planning restrictions applicable within a Conservation Area, be more or less likely to be developed with housing, not immediately, but possibly in the future if government pressure on local authorities to find development land is stepped up? Although the areas are agricultural land, future policy changes might allow areas on the fringes of villages to be developed and Conservation Area restrictions would not apply. Note that recent houses in New Town and Knighton Road and the Primary School were allowed even though all were built on agricultural land outside the Conservation Area.

Between now and 2026, Salisbury district has to find space for 12,400 new houses in the 2009 plan, reduced in the 2012 Core Strategy Development Plan to 6060 for Salisbury and Wilton Community Areas. Will the above areas be targetted?

Submit comments to Development Control, Wiltshire Council, PO Box 2281, Salisbury SP2 2HX.

Local Facilities

  • Broad Chalke has a Store and Post Office in the URC chapel in High Road and watercress can be bought from the watercress packing station at The Marsh at the western end of South Street.
  • There is a doctor's surgery at Doves Meadow, a cul-de-sac near the Queen's Head. See Health Care for further telephone numbers.
  • There is a Chalke Valley Link Scheme run by volunteers providing a taxi service and care, advice and support services.
  • There is a mobile library van that calls approximately every two weeks on Wednesdays at the School between 2.15pm and 3.00pm and at the Church Car Park between 3.05pm and 3.40pm and every two weeks on Thursdays at Knighton Road between 11.10am and 11.30am. The Warminster and Wilton mobile library visiting schedules can be seen on this Wiltshire Council mobile libraries website.
  • There are seven local places providing Accommodation on a regular basis and several others on a casual basis.
  • For names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites of trade services please contact The Broadsheet Management or use an online search program like Google.

History

General History Index

Village origins

The village origins are described in Wikipedia. A brief history of Broad Chalke and a list of historical documents can be viewed on the Wiltshire County Council website and on the British History Online website.

Broad Chalke Parish Archive

There is a Parish Archive stored on the Chapel balcony. Contact Michael Powis tel. 01722 780483, Michael Roe tel. 01725 519242 or Ann Ferreira tel. 01722 780477, if you would like to contribute time, documents or money.

The Archive will be open for viewing on the first Saturday of a month from 10.00am to 12 noon, (started on 2nd June 2012).

Archive Contents List (Excel) (download may be slow).

Some of the Archive can be viewed here: Archive OneDrive Cloud Store (download may be slow).

The Broad Chalke Book
A history of a south Wiltshire village, its land, families & people over 2000 years.

This book was published in 1999 by The Baskerville Press. The editorial team was Elizabeth Gallop, Ann Ferreira, Liz Barr, Ronnie Butler, Robert Hitchings, Candida Hughes, Michael Powis, Michael Roe and Ivor Smith.

The book is available at the village shop and can also be obtained by sending a request to The Broad Chalke Millennium Book, The Willows, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5HH (price £20, plus postage and packing: UK £3.95; Australia & New Zealand, £14; USA & Canada £12.50; Europe £6.00 but the prices may be out of date so please check first).

Other history books

Other history books about Broad Chalke and neighbouring villages are referenced here.

A Shepherd's Life by W H Hudson (1841 to 1942) details the lives of villagers in South Wiltshire, part of which records his travels alongside the River Ebble through "The Chalks", which you can read online here. Note the long list of "small print" restrictions at the beginning and end of the book. You can read my brief comments here.

A brief history of Broad Chalke and a list of historical documents can be viewed on the Wiltshire County Council website.

Books and photographs by or about previous residents of Broad Chalke are listed here.

The 1841 Census Return

The 1841 Census for Broad Chalke can be seen here.

Births, Deaths and Marriages

There are only a few sample records at present but more will be added soon.

Other old documents or historical items

You can see entries for The First World War concerning enlisting and the Armistice in the South Wilts Church Magazine 1914-1918 and the Peace Treaty and the War Memorial in the South Wilts Church Magazine 1919-1921.

The Village Hall construction cost is shown on an extract from the South Wilts Church Magazine dated June 1914. It was then called the Parish Room.

The purchase documents for Penny Cottage in 1923 by Eva Penny.

Thomas Burrough and his sons Thomas and Abner wrote Diaries between 1800 and 1871.

Burrough Wills: - The Probate of the Will of Joan Burrough dated 4th December 1820, her son Thomas Burrough dated 11th December 1843, her son John Burrough dated 27th December 1852 and a copy of her grandson Thomas Burrough's Will dated 8th December 1870.

Further information on the Burrough family can be found on the Burrough Family Homepage.

Historical Road Names.

Ghosts at Tank Cottage.

There is also a separate History section and Archive page of this website under construction but at present they only list what has already been included in the Site Map page History section.

Famous residents

John Aubrey (1626 - 1697) and Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861 - 1923), authors, see Old Documents.

Reverend Professor Rowland Williams (1817 - 1870), theologian and vicar of Broad Chalke, is buried in All Saints' Church graveyard. See Darwin Project and genuki.org.uk and 1911encyclopedia.org.

Sir Cecil Beaton lived in Reddish House.

Staley+Wise website about Sir Cecil Beaton.

Sir Anthony Eden had a cottage in Little London, west of The Marsh, but it was mainly lived in by his wife while he was in London until they moved to Pewsey.

Christopher Wood; painter, is buried with his parents in All Saints' Church graveyard under a gravestone scupted by Eric Gill.

Sir Terry Pratchett lived locally. He died on 12th March 2015 and prayers were said in the evening at St. Martin's Church, Fifield Bavant.

Toyah Willcox lived in Reddish House with Robert Fripp.

Other websites

NAME TITLE TELEPHONE ADDRESS
Jane Dick Online Parish Clerk   Genealogy for Broad Chalke website; Broad Chalke page; Contact form
Michael Powis Hon. Secretary 01722 780483 Chalke Valley Preservation Society website

THE BROADSHEET

A monthly journal of events in Broad Chalke with reports, contact information, a diary of future events, stories from local contributors, advertisements and so on.

THE EDITORIAL TEAM TELEPHONE CONTRIBUTIONS
Hannah Bell 01722 780752 Written copy must be with one of us by 5pm on the 24th of the month, apart from the January and March editions (17th December & 17th February) although the earlier we receive it, the better! Email your contributions to . Please do tell us your news, your views, photos, club reports, sports results, meetings, reviews, stories, etc. (The Editors reserve the right to edit ALL contributions.) Cheques for ads & donations MUST be made payable to Broadsheet Management please.
Abigail Butcher
(Editor)
01722 781017
Jess Dennes
(Distribution)
01722 781157
Emily Millar
(Advertising)
01722 780636
 
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  £2.50 Small Ads per insert
  £4.00 Business Ads in Broad Chalke
  £6.00 Business Ads in Chalke Valley
  £12.00 Business Ads outside the Chalke Valley
  £20.00 Inserts/Fliers

PLEASE NOTE: AD SIZE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED NOR INSERTION INTO CONSECUTIVE PUBLICATIONS. THE BROADSHEET IS DELIVERED FREE TO EVERY HOUSE IN BROAD CHALKE.

DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME!

Broadsheet Index to 2016 (Excel - download may be slow)

Adjacent village websites

You can see the latest news and listings of future events here:-

Bishopstone

Bowerchalke

Coombe Bissett

Ebbesbourne Wake (link not working any more)

Other websites

See also links in the Village Hall, Church, Chapel, Sport, Leisure, Schools and Services pages.
NAME TITLE TELEPHONE WEBSITE ADDRESS
Chalke Valley Churches Administrator 01722 781112 Chalke Valley Churches Broad Chalke
Chalke Valley Stores Manager 01722 780998 Chalke Valley Stores Shop and Post Office
Genealogy Online Parish Clerk
Jane Dick
  Genealogy for Broad Chalke website; Broad Chalke page; Contact form.
Chalke Valley Preservation Society Hon. Secretary
Michael Powis
01722 780483 Chalke Valley Preservation Society website
Ramblers Salisbury and South Wiltshire   Ramblers website
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Administrator 01380 725670 Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website
Cranborne Chase AONB Administrator 01725 517417 Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty website

This website (started 10th October 2007)

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