Annual meeting of the Parish Council
Thursday 16th May, 2013. 7pm at Barford Nursery
At this meeting we will be introducing the report of the Barford Working Party Committee on Planning a copy of which is shown below with appendices.
Barford St.Martin is a small, picturesque village in South Wiltshire located 2 miles from Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex and some 13 miles from Shaftesbury. It is located on the junction of the A30 and the B3089. It is within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river Nadder runs through the village and Barford is known as one of the Nadder valley villages. Its history can be traced back to the 11th Century and there was reference to Barford in the Domesday Book compiled in 1085/1086.
It has 467 adult residents and has an active and growing church, a pub, a children’s nursery and a fuel station which has a shop. Much of the surrounding farm land is owned by the Wilton Estate. Barford has an active Parish Council who are determined to improve facilities and the visual appearance of the village.
St Martin’s Church offers regular Sunday services, both traditional and contemporary, it is an Anglican church although the contemporary service is ecumenical and draws a membership from people with a variety of denominational backgrounds. Our team vicar, Rev. Jane Tailby, has responsibility for St. Martin’s and other parishes close by.
eMail the Parish Clerk, Mrs Jane Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org