Moving on in the Maltings

Moving on in the Maltings

View from the constituency by John Glen Mp I heard the news that the latest ‘poisoning’ incident at Prezzo in Salisbury may have been a hoax, with a mixture of relief and anger. Quite apart from costing our hard-working police, ambulance technicians an...
My first experience in publishing

My first experience in publishing

By Elizabeth Kernick As my first work experience, Valley News was an excellent choice. I had a general interest in writing and publishing, but beyond that, I wasn’t sure what to do as a career. Looking back, I believe I made the right decision on where to go. On...
Council could keep its size

Council could keep its size

Wiltshire council will keep its 98 members if a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is adopted. Wiltshire Council made a case to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England that the it was essential to retain its area boards as...
Best buy now as rents are on the up, agents forecast

Best buy now as rents are on the up, agents forecast

By Louie Kalvis Estate agents in and around Salisbury were asked in July by Valley News for their views on the future of the housing market in the area. Of those contacted, the consensus was that property prices most likely will remain static for the rest of the year....
Play areas survey – views needed

Play areas survey – views needed

Warminster Town Council is urging residents to complete an online questionnaire on the Town Council website and on Survey Monkey. With just a few days left to comment on local play areas, the council is keen to get views from as many residents as possible. People...
New move to build affordable housing

New move to build affordable housing

The first public meeting of the new Nadder Community Land Trust is on Wednesday, September 12, 7pm at The Nadder Centre, Tisbury SP3 6HJ. Key speaker is Ian Crawley from the national CLT Network. Key subject is affordable houses in the Tisbury area, and everyone is...
More Stones bypass consultations

More Stones bypass consultations

Three changes are proposed to the Stonehenge/A303, Amesbury and Berwick Down scheme, and Highways England wants public views on them. The plan is to remove the link between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; to widen the green bridge near the...
Town council challenges district council

Town council challenges district council

Shaftesbury Town Council is challenging the district council over the sale of Shaftesbury Cattle Market site. The town council held an extraordinary meeting on  July 11 to response to a letter from Shaftesbury Civic Society and the Parish Meeting called by six...
Strength in Salisbury pull-out and keep feature

Strength in Salisbury pull-out and keep feature

This special pull-out souvenir edition captures Salisbury’s resilient attitude towards a tricky four months and its positive outlook with moving forward and enhancing Salisbury’s reputation as a wonderful city to visit, stay and enjoy! The feature is now...
The (House of)  Lord’s prayer

The (House of) Lord’s prayer

By David Parker- Editor of Valley News In answer to an email from me about a petition signed by more than 150,000 people nationwide, South West Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison replied: “I voted for a fully elected Lords but an elected second chamber will be more...
NHS funding has two paths to tread

NHS funding has two paths to tread

View from the constituency By John Glen,MP At the time of writing, I was looking forward to one of my regular catch-up meetings with the leadership of Salisbury District Hospital. This is a chance to raise questions and casework issues that individual constituents...

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