Idmiston Parish Council (IPC)
Idmiston Parish Council (IPC)

Idmiston Parish Council

29th June 2020




As you are no doubt aware, the Government is easing restrictions and allowing more people to gather under new Covid19 guidelines. We, the managing committee, have studied the latest rules and taken advice from the WVHA & ACRE.  After much consideration, taking account of all the restrictions and procedures that would have to be followed, we have decided that in the interests of safety for all it is best to keep the hall closed until September.

While we understand this will be disappointing for many, to reopen in July would require a considerable amount of preparation and ongoing supervision.  As a Parish Hall we have a duty of care for all  of our users many of whom are in the older age bracket. Therefore, it is felt that this is the most sensible course of action and most importantly avoids unnecessary risk at this early stage of the easing of restrictions. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 




The Idmiston Parish Council's Report for 2019/2020 has just been published.


Go to the Annual Report tab on the specific Parish Council page to downlaod and view.



UPDATE 21st APRIL 2020


Due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdown situation, the decision has been taken to cancel the Annual Parish (Electors) Meeting, and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, both due to be held on Monday 11th May 2020.

The situation is reviewed regularly, and the Idmiston Parish Council continues to work - the Clerk remains contactable via phone and email - see the details in the left hand column. 

We will re-arrange the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council as soon as we can, so please check back here regularly for more updates.





Use of footpaths – residents are reminded and requested to keep to the designated footpaths when taking their daily exercise and/or walking their dogs.

Please do not stray onto adjacent farmland – you will be trespassing, and you could damage growing crops or frighten livestock, which will be particularly stressed if they have calves or lambs to look after. They could be aggressive as a result, and behave unexpectedly.

Keep to the social distancing guidelines, and do remember to pick up after your dogs. You can deposit the plastic bags in designated dog bins or normal litter bins provided.

Many thanks!


8th April 2020


UPDATE 6th April 2020

If you are elderly and/or terminally ill and think you may have to leave your pets for any length of time, consider contacting The Cinnamon Trust on 01736 757900 or look at their website  for help and information.


Alternatively, you might want to compile an emeregency pet care plan. Go here: for more information. The local Salisbury branch can be contacted by letter only at RSPCA South wiltshire Brnach, PO Box 160, Salisbury, SP1 3ZP.

There is no telephone number


UPDATE 18th March 2020



If you are self-isolating due to Coronavirus and do not have a local support network at hand, we may be able to help! If you need assistance because of the emergency, or if you’d like to volunteer to help,

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Catherine Purves on:


Telephone: 07763 411595, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Please leave a message outside these hours.


Ways we may be able to help:

  • Picking up basic shopping from the Porton shop
  • Collecting pre-paid prescriptions from the Porton surgery
  • Posting letters, collecting parcels
  • Dog walking

If you have medical concerns, please call the NHS on 111

Coronavirus is contagious. Wash your hands regularly.

If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch

Volunteers will avoid physical contact (2m distance).

Items to be left on your doorstep.


16th March 2020 -  If you are willing and able to volunteer to help the elderly and vulnerable in our communities during the Coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic, please contact the Parish Clerk by email with your name, address and contact phone number, and consent that these details may be shared for the purposes of helping during the current situation. The Parish Council will then be able to co-ordinate and liaise with everyone to help ensure all in our parish are looked after.


Thank you


Parish Clerk - Catherine Purves




Phone: 07763 411 595



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Parish Clerk

Catherine Purves

Idmiston Parish Council,

Cranbourne, White Way


Salisbury  SP5 1DT


Telephone: 07763 411 595




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