Paul Cripps

I am an archaeologist specialising in archaeological computing (GIS, IT, web) with a keen interest in photography. I look after a number of community websites including this one.

Posts by Paul Cripps

Quidhampton Art Show

Quidhampton Art Show

The Village Hall will be hosting an art show in September; come along and support the work of local artists!

Fly-tipping; a report by Wiltshire Councillor Bridget Wayman

The following article is a report circulated by Councillor Bridget Wayman who is Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste.

Road Work by Jo Naylor

A3094 road closure on May 19th

The A3094 will be closed again on 19th May to allow contractors to finish off the works they have been doing over the past months. The closure will be from the A36-A3094 Park Wall Junction all the way round to the junction with Upper Street in Harnham. Access will be maintained for residents. The alternative
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Meeting by Luciano Zanardo

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

A message from Clare Churchill, Clerk to Quidhampton Parish Council: The Annual Parish Meeting for Quidhampton will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 17 th May 2017 in the village hall. This is a meeting organised by the parish council but not a parish council meeting. In previous years members of village groups have been invited
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Extent of works and diversion route

A3094 Road Works

The A3094 Netherhampton Road will be closed for resurfacing works from Monday 13th February to Friday 24th February. The extent of the works is from the A36 junction all the way round to the junction with Upper Street in Harnham. According to the Valley News, the closure will apply between 7am to 6pm daily. During
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Inside the Chapter House

Salisbury Cathedral Masterplan Consultation

The consultation on the revised and updated masterplan for the cathedral is now open: Full details including an online version of the masterplan document are available from Wiltshire Council (the document is also republished here). A public exhibition is also being held on 28 September at the Guild Hall. In 2008, Salisbury Cathedral produced a masterplan entitled Faith
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Meeting by Luciano Zanardo

Annual Meetings, 2016

This Tuesday is the Annual Parish Meeting followed immediately by the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

Consultation on plans for Quidhampton Quarry

The chalk pit known as Quidhampton Quarry (just north of the village on the far side of the A36) closed in 2009 and the owners, Imerys Minerals Ltd, and their partners, S Walsh & Sons Ltd, would like to invite local residents to a meeting regarding future plans for the site. Quidhampton Quarry has a
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River Nadder monitoring station at Quidhampton

Science in the River Nadder – help needed!

We have been contacted via our Facebook page to ask if anyone can help with an ongoing science project taking place in Quidhampton. The DOMAINE project is being run by the Universities of Bristol, Bangor and East Anglia alongside the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at the Natural Environment Research Council who are also funding
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Cycling by Zachary Long

Landmarc Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix 2016

Once again, this premier cycle race is coming to our streets! This year the excitement will be on Sunday 8th May. The race is part of British Cycling’s Elite Road Race Series Spring Cup and attracts the very top professional riders in the UK. Starting in the Market Square the race starts with a ceremonial rollout
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Your Country Needs You!

Your council needs you!

All seats for Quidhampton Parish Council are up for election in the forthcoming local government elections. Information regarding standing as a candidate is contained in the election pack available here.There is further information on the Electoral Commission website and on the Wiltshire Council website. To stand, you will need a Proposer and a Seconder. These
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Sale by Martin Abegglen

Table Top Sale

Having a sort out before Christmas? Want to make money from your surplus clutter? If there’s not enough for a car boot sale then this is for you. Saturday 17 November 10.00 – 12.00 (sellers from 9.00) Tables and chairs provided Pre-booked: small table £2.50 large table £4 On the day: £3 and £5 Ring
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Bonfire Night 2012

A fantastic fireworks display was held, complete with bonfire, on 3rd November. Loads of fun was had by all. Here are some photos of the event. [AFG_gallery id=’1′]


Even more Jubilee photography

Another batch of photos has just been uploaded, this time courtesy of Ken Taylor, to whom thanks are due. You can see Ken’s photos in the album below. You can also see the full photoset here, including all the photos taken. [AFG_gallery id=’2′]

Olympic Flame for the London 2012 Games is lit in Ancient Olympia © LOCOG

Olympic Torch in Salisbury and Wilton!

The Olympic Torch will be in Salisbury on the evening of 11 July. It will leave from the Cathedral at 07.49 on 12 July and travel to Wilton. It will be in convoy along our bit of Wilton Road, emerging again at 08.22 at the Park Wall traffic lights. Expect traffic delays but there will
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The Queen at the White Horse

Even more Jubilee photography

Another batch of photos has just been uploaded, this time courtesy of Graham Heeley, to whom thanks are due. You can see Graham’s photos in the album below. You can also see the full photoset here, including all the photos taken. Thanks also to the Queen for making a personal appearance at the White Horse! [AFG_gallery
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Quidhampton paper mill; really…?

Thanks for the positive comments on the new website – much appreciated! If you have any comments, please feel free to use the commenting facilities on particular pages/posts or drop us an email at One topic that has come up more than once is the introductory text on the welcome page, taken from Wikipedia:
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More Jubilee photography

In addition to the photos taken by various people and published here, some panoramic images were also produced. These use Microsoft’s free Photosynth platform and should work in any browser. The above image is shows one of the panoramic images; click to see the full size version on Flickr.

Village photo

Diamond Jubilee celebrations

There were some fantastic events over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A street party, hog roast, dances as well as photograph and best decorated house competitions. Most of the village turned out and the photo above shows us all gathered for a group shot, replicating the view in an old
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Hello world!

Welcome to the website for Quidhampton Parish Council. It’s still got some way to go but will soon provide your one stop shop to find out everything you need to know about the activities of the council and related topics.

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