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


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To comment, express your views via the Local Government Boundary Commission consultation portal:


or via email to:


There is a petition to sign in Porton shop, and Councillors will have copies of the petition too. The deadline to sign the petition is 5.00pm Saturday 13th July.

2019-07-10 IPC response to proposed changes to wilts Council ward boundaries July 201
IPC Wilts Council WARD BOUNDARY Changes [...]
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Map of proposed WC ward boundary changes July 2019
Proposed WC ward boundaries July 2019 (0[...]
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Road Closures

Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part), Laverstock and Ford and Winterbourne - 06-Mar-19 to 09-Mar-19, 09:00 to 15:00

Notice 2.pdf
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Indicative Plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]

Temporary Closure of: A30 London Road (Part), Firsdown and Winterslow - 13-Mar-19 to 14-Mar-19

Notice 2.pdf
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Indicative Plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

Christmas Period Bin Collections

There are changes to Wiltshire Council's waste recycling schedule between the 24th December 2018 and 14th January 2019.  We have proided the information here for your convenience.  For any questions about this, please contact Wiltshire Council directly.

Christmas collections 2018_Advert_FINAL [...]
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River Bourne - Weed Clearance

Idmiston Parish Council is organising a working party for River Bank Weed Clearance on Sunday November 18th, starting at 09:30. Please come and help!  More details in the poster.

Weeds posterF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [288.4 KB]

Bourne Valley Scouts - fundraising thank you

Note received from Samantha, Assistant Scout Leader, Bourne Valley Scouts.


"We raised £540 at the Scout Jumble sale on Saturday towards the fundraising efforts of local scouts off to the World Scout Jamboree in America next year. This is a fantastic amount of money. Thank you to everyone for advertising this event, donating items and supporting the event on the day.
Much appreciated.  Thanks again"

Jubilee Path - temporary closure


Due to some complexities around Tree Presevation Orders, this work will be delayed.


Would the people who remove the netting which closes the path (which we have now replaced) please understand we have done this for safety reasons.  Your actions put not only yourself at risk, but also other parishioners.


A situation has arisen where a large branch has fallen from a tree in the Jubilee Path area, across the Jubilee path into Nahalsen Close.  The large branch originally blocking the path has now been moved but we believe there is a risk of further branches falling - due to something we have been advised that affects Ash trees in very dry, hot weather called ‘Summer Drop’.


Work is being planned to remove the larger, heavier branches hanging over the path.  Until then, warning signs have been posted at the entrances to the Jubileee path asking people to use an alternative route.


Additionally, as of 8-August-18, the IPC has chosen to close the path until work is carried out to make it safer.  We have placed orange netting across both entrances.  We know this will be inconvenient to those who regularly use the path, but we need to consider parishioners’ safety.

Road Closure 05-07 September 2018

The MOD section of Winterslow Road at Porton Down, Salisbury will be closed from 05-07 September, 2018 between 09:30 and 16:00.  More details in the attached letter from Dstl.

MOD Winterslow Road Closure 5th to 7th S[...]
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Road Closure 05-October, 9am to 3pm

Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: C288 (Part), Idmiston, Winterbourne and Durnford; from its junction with A345 to its junction with A338. (aka Porton Rd/Winterslow Rd that runs past Boscombe Down entrance).  Details in the files.

Notice 2.pdf
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Indicative Plan.pdf
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Road Closure 10 July 2018

Part of the High Street in Porton, between its junction with Winterslow Road and Bourne Close, will be closed for the day.  Details of closure, location and diversion in the files below.

TTRN High Street (Part), Idmiston-1.pdf
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S013 Location Plan.pdf
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S013 Diversion Route.pdf
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Parish Clerk

Idmiston Parish Council do not have a clerk at present (from 31/5/18). Phone calls and emails will be checked occasionally, but it may be a few weeks before we are able to respond. If you need to speak to a member of the Council please find their details here.


Our new Clerk will be starting on 3rd September, 2018.

Annual Return and Accounts

The annual accounts were internally audited by Auditing Solutions Ltd on 11 April 2018.

The unaudited accounts were sent to the External Auditor on 17 May 2018.

The accounts can be inspected from 4 June to 13 July 2018

The published accounts  and further details can be found here: Accounts 2017_18


Vacancy be Co-option
Idmiston_Notice only_11.5.18.docx
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Job opportunity

Could you help Idmiston Parish Council produce the next newsletter? Starting with the Summer 2018 issue.

Job advert pdf
Idmiston Parish Council - Newsletter Adv[...]
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Councillor Vacancy

We have vacancies for two councillors at Idmiston Parish Council. Please find the person specification and application form below. If you have any questions please contact the Parish Clerk.

Councillor Person Specification
IPC Co-Option person specification.pdf
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Councillor Co-option application form
IPC Co-Option application form.pdf
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Amesbury Police Rural Crime Report

The latest from Amesbury Police: 

Amesbury Police Rural Report
Amesbury Rural TC report May 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [273.5 KB]

We're now on Facebook!

There is now a "Porton, Idmiston and Gomeldon Forum" group on Facebook for the use of residents. Please join at:


We will keep you updated with news. Please use the group to share news and activities you think would be of benefit to parishioners.

Grants now available!

At the IPC meeting on 11 December 2017, the IPC Grant Policy was adopted. We are now able to offer small grants to local organisations. For conditions see our policy below.

A grant is any payment made by the Council to be used by an organisation for a specific purpose that will benefit the Parish, or residents of the Parish, and which is not directly controlled or administered by the Council. The Council awards grants, at its discretion, to Parish organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to benefit the Parish by:

  • Providing a service
  • Enhancing the quality of life
  • Improving the environment
  • Promoting Idmiston Parish (Idmiston, Porton and Gomeldon) in a positive way


For 2018/19 only, we will accept applications between January and August 2018. For 2019/20 expressions of interest must be made by 30 September 2018. For further information and an application form see links below.


If you require an editable version of the application form, please contact the Parish Clerk.

IPC Grant Policy
IPC Grant Policy.pdf
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IPC Grant Application form
IPC Grant Application.pdf
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Horefield Residents Association formed

The Horefield Residents Association (HRA) was formed on Wednesday 25 October 2017, and was unanimously voted  in by residents attending the first meeting at the Memorial Hall. The Committee members are:


Mr Edwin Watts (Chairman) 07771 728825

Mr David Neal (Secretary) 

Mrs Hayley Hannah (Treasurer).


HRA Committee Meeting Minutes will be displayed on the Parish Communal Notice Boards and the village shop notice boards along with any flyers events the HRA will hold.

New Footpath Walk details now available
Footpath Project


Parish Clerk

Catherine Purves

Idmiston Parish Council,

Cranbourne, White Way


Salisbury  SP5 1DT


Telephone: 07763 411 595




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