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Old Rafters on 28th May 2020

Old Rafters on 28th May 2020

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The Hub shop opening hours will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays from 1st June 2020.
The Coffee Shop is closed during the Coronavirus epidemic.
The Post Office opening hours change to 9.30am to 1.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8th June 2020.

Wiltshire Food Collection of non-perishable and in-date items will take place on Thursdays at 2.00pm from the Church Porch.

CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 Government Guidelines
The Hub shop will now take orders and make deliveries, tel. 01722 780998 or email info @ chalkevalleystores.co.uk (no spaces). The Pub is now selling hot food in the evening to take away, Website. The Post Office opening hours change to 9.00am to 10.00am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Link Service will fetch and deliver medications, tel. 01722 780800.
Volunteers required: for Shop & Pub deliveries tel. Linda Walton 07775 581579; for Link medication collection & delivery tel. 01722 780800.
Covid-19 Support Network tel. Nicki & Nigel Tinkler 07771 967961.

Major changes in refuse collection start from Tuesday 17th March 2020; the blue lidded bin takes more items and the black box will only be for glass and bagged textiles.

Satellite View and Map; Bus, Train and Taxi Services

Broad Chalke Satellite View, Road Map and Postcode List

Bus service No. 29 Timetable from Blue Boar Row (stop L or 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 Salisbury Reds page.

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

  • The Hub shop opening hours will be from 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays from 1st June 2020.
    The Coffee Shop is closed during the Coronavirus epidemic.
    The Post Office opening hours change to 9.30am to 1.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8th June 2020.
  • Wiltshire Food Collection of non-perishable and in-date items will take place on Thursdays at 2.00pm from the Church Porch.
  • Salisbury, Wilton and District Branch have launched a painting competition for local children this week to coincide with the Local RNLI painting Competition for under 16 year olds which runs for the whole of May 2020. For details of the competition and entry forms please email Ray at rnliwilton @ gmail.com (no spaces).
    The RNLI are running a home schooling programme called Water Safety Wednesday for young children. It is live at 10.15 every Wednesday on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RNLI and runs for 15 minutes, it is also downloadable.
  • CORONAVIRUS Covid-19 The Hub shop will now take orders and make deliveries, tel. 01722 780998 or email info @ chalkevalleystores.co.uk (no spaces). The Pub is now selling hot food in the evening to take away, Website.The Link Service will fetch and deliver medications, tel. 01722 780800.
    Volunteers required: for Shop & Pub deliveries tel. Linda Walton 07775 581579; for Link medication collection & delivery tel. 01722 780800.
    Covid-19 Support Network tel. Nicki & Nigel Tinkler 07771 967961.
  • Ashley Truluck has been appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire.
  • Reddish House, the cottages, outbuildings and land are for sale for about £4million. The demolition and rebuilding of the winter garden hasn't been started yet; perhaps the new owner won't do it.
  • Major changes in refuse collection start from Tuesday 17th March 2020; the blue lidded bin takes more items and the black box will only be for glass and bagged textiles.
  • Demolition and rebuilding of Knighton Mill started at the end of February 2020.
  • The Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan Final Draft is published.
    The village will be incorporated as a Community Benefit Society (part of a Community Land Trust).
    The Pre-Submission Consultation Letter and proforma for comments is available in the Government Section below.
  • The Queen's Head became a FREE HOUSE on 2nd December 2019.
  • Mail & parcels must not be left at the Hub when the Post Office is closed.
  • Post Office opening hours change to 9.30am to 1.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays under the direction of Ed Rigg from Tisbury Post Office.
  • A defibrillator has been installed in the old telephone box near the URC.
  • Tony Patel has taken over from Ellen as manager of Chalke Valley Stores from 7th May 2019.
  • Causeway footpath work started on 15th October 2018 and has been completed with grass seed sown on the extended village green.Causeway Path Proposals
  • Fibre broadband cable was fixed to poles along High Road from the Broad Chalke telephone exchange on 2nd November 2018, as a distribution cable which will enable houses to connect directly to fibre broadband. A few years ago an underground ducted fibre cable was laid along High Road for the mains fibre cable to the exchange.
  • Contactless payments are now possible at the shop.
  • Planning Application for Reddish House. Winter Garden (conservatory) to be demolished and rebuilt in a different style. Wiltshire Planning website
  • Planning Application for Knighton Mill. Demolition and replacement of the single family dwelling; Wiltshire Planning website
  • Village Hall redecoration needs financial contributions. Contact Henry Flint tel. 01722 780763
  • A Speed Indicator is being used next to High Road, High Lane and the school.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 has been 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..."
  • 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.

Regular Local Events Calendar

See the Church pages for Church or Chapel services and events. See below for Single Events.
DATE PLACE TELEPHONE EVENT

Check if event has been cancelled or postponed, nearly all have been cancelled.

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 Table Tennis; Table Tennis website
Monday mornings Coffee Shop   Story Time for Toddlers who must be accompanied by an adult; 9.30am
Monday evenings Village Hall   Ladies Choir; 7.30 pm to 9.15pm
Mondays and Thursdays Sports Centre Short Mat Bowling; evenings; 7.30pm
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 780998

Café Français; contact The Shop
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 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 Literacy Group; 9.30am to 12.00pm; contact Gail Allcorn
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 during term time Village Hall 01722 780595
01722 780483
"Teddy Bears" for babies and young children, together with parents and carers; 9.15am to 11.15am; £2.50 for one child, £3.00 for two; contact Sue Todd or Ail Powis in advance please due to popularity.
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)
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

Check if event has been cancelled or postponed, nearly all have been cancelled.

13th June 2020 Online   "Your Life in Lockdown" Photography Competition; send photos to the email link on the Chalke Valley Stores Website before 13th June 2020.
22nd - 28th June 2020 Bury Lane   Chalke Valley History Festival; contact Rachel Holland or email: marketing @ cvhf.org.uk (remove spaces) CANCELLED
25th July 2020 Online   "Virtual Flower & Horticultural Show" Photography Competition; send photos to the email link on the Chalke Valley Stores Website before 25th July 2020.
5th September 2020 Village Hall 01722 780671 Flower Show; volunteers wanted; still proposed to take place; contact Sara Moss

Clubs and Societies

Note that all clubs, charities and societies should comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations by 25th May 2018 (until we leave the EU, that is.)

CLUB OR SOCIETY TELEPHONE CONTACT NAME & DETAILS
Chalke Valley Community Hub 01722 780007
01722 780998
The Secretary, Chalke Valley Community Hub, Cerney Rise, Lower Gurston Lane, Broad Chalke, Salisbury SP5 5HW
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 785007
01725 519224
01722 780093
Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall; 7.30 pm; contact Nicky Jones, President (from Fovant), May Glover, secretary or Sue Fry
Chalke Valley Floral Society 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
Damerham and District Horticultural Society 01725 518802 Meetings every month at the Damerham Village Hall contact Carolyn Andrews; website
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 780001 Meetings every Thursday at Bowerchalke Village Hall; 10.00 am to 3.00 pm; contact Mike Lattimer
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
Literacy 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 780093
01722 780477
Contact Michael Roe (chairman), Michael Powis (Treasurer), Sue Fry (secretary) or Ann Ferreira
Chalke Valley Preservation Society 01722 780483 Michael Powis; Hon. Secretary
Chalke Valley History Festival 01722 781133 for tickets Church Bottom, Broad Chalke; website
The Wilton & District Youth Band   Andy Bell'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 realised that he wasn't knighted and the reference was removed. Never mind, Dennis, it was good while it lasted! (Dennis died in 2019).
Story Time for Toddlers   Story Time for Toddlers; 9.30am every Monday; children must be accompanied by an adult.
"Teddy Bears" 01722 780595
01722 780483
"Teddy Bears" for babies and young children, together with parents and carers; every Thursday in the village hall; 9.15am to 11.15am during term time; £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 780327
01722 714877
Every Monday at 7.30pm at All Saints' Church; website; contact Nicki Tinkler or Vicki Rowse

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 Community Fund (formerly Broad Chalke Poors Charity)   01722 780478 Trustees: Rev'd Catherine Blundell, Liz Barr, Sue Fry, Damon Johns and Michael Roe
Nextdoor Broad Chalke     Neighbourhood forum to discuss traders, safety & local issues, local events, items for sale, etc. Nextdoor website

Government, Parish Council & Neighbourhood Plan

NAME TITLE TELEPHONE ADDRESS
Mr Chris Rothwell Parish Council Clerk 0755 2159369 Parish Council website;

(Stephen Whitmore has stepped down in April 2019.
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
Wiltshire Council Refuse Collection   Refuse Collection Dates website

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The Neighbourhood Plan

(The following documents are large and may take time to download.)

Notice of Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation 200116 Reg 14 Consultation letters v3 including Comments Proforma

Main Document
1. The draft Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan V3

Supporting Documents
2. the draft Basic Conditions Statement
3. the draft Consultation Statement

Evidence Base
4. the Historical Environment Record
5. Broad Chalke Housing Needs Report
6. Broad Chalke Strategic Environmental Assessment
7. Site Assessment Report 2
Appendices
Appendix 1A Desktop Assessment 2
Appendix 1B Planning History
Appendix 2A Landscape Assessment
Appendix 2B Heritage Assessment
Appendix 2C On Site Assessment Comments

This link refers to the Causeway Footpath plan and Village Green which were completed in February 2019.

The NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION BEGINS!
As notified earlier on this website and in the 'Broadsheet' the final stage of local consultation on the Broad Chalke Neighbourhood Plan has now begun.
To date the Plan has received strong local support and has achieved a great deal - including the implementation of our Community Hub, village car parking, pathways and village green. This final draft includes village proposals for a small Community-led housing scheme to meet local needs.
Consultation runs for 6 weeks until 15 March 2020 and we welcome your comments and support. The final documents, self-explanatory Consultation Notice and Response Forms are all available electronically on this website - just click the links on the left. Hard copies of the Plan, Consultation Notice and Response Forms are also available in The Community Hub coffee shop.

Planning Team: The Neighbourhood Plan Office, Anthony's Ground, High Lane, Broad Chalke, Salisbury SP5 5HA email mail@broadchalke.net .

The Community Benefit Society is part of a A Community Land Trust (CLT), 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.



Historical Planning Items

The Conservation area appraisal and management plan February 2009 may now be several years old but is still of interest and forms 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. The link 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 South Wiltshire Core Strategy Plan July 2009 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 appraisal and management plan dated February 2009 for Broad Chalke was issued in draft; Broad Chalke PDF file or from the Wiltshire Council website Wiltshire Council's Conservation Area Appraisals;
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 (chairman), Ann Ferreira tel. 01722 780477 or Sue Fry (secretary) tel. 01722 780093 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
Written copy must be with one of us by 5pm on the 24th of the month, apart from the January edition (14th December) 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. Hannah Bell
Emily Millar
(Editor)
01722 780752
01722 780923
Jess Dennes
(Distribution)
01722 781157
Emma Flint
(Advertising/donations)
01722 780763
 
ADVERTISING RATES per issue FREE Charity Functions in Broad Chalke
  £5.00 Charity Functions outside Broad Chalke
  £3.00 Small Ads per insert
  £5.00 Business Ads in Broad Chalke
£5.00 (1/2 page) or £55pa or £10.00 (1 page) or £110pa
  £10.00 Business Ads outside Broad Chalke
£10.00 (1/2 page) or £110pa or £15.00 (1 page) or £160pa
  £25.00 Colour back page

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   Genealogy for Broad Chalke website; Broad Chalke page
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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