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Our purpose as a council is to make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community whilst campaigning for better services and facilities
In doing so we hope to be improving the quality of life for all of our community
The Parish Council also accepts the challenge that annual reductions in Grants from Central Government have made.
Your next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday 7th September, 2022
Firsdown Parish Council Meetings are normally held at Winterslow Village Hall.
Members of the public are welcome to attend
Please refer to “Meeting Dates” in the drop-down menu for more details.
From Monday 5 September, the MOD section of Winterslow Road that crosses Porton Down Ranges will be closed to all traffic from the junction of the A30 to Blackbarn Road between the hours 10:00 to 15:00. The road will be closed Monday to Friday (inclusive), until (and including) Friday 28 October. It will not be closed at weekends
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Pitton Community Shop – update During March and April the Pitton Community Shop Steering Group organised a community survey and held two public meetings to review the potential for the creation of a community shop in Pitton. The group promised to keep everybody in touch with the survey results and any ongoing plans. We are […]
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MAKE A CHANGE BECOME A COUNCILLOR Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people […]
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Two public meetings to discuss the plans for a community shop in Pitton have been held. The slides from these meetings are available for download,attached It is not too late to complete the survey which has been provided to each household in Firsdown. The closing date is the 5th of April and returns instructions are […]
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Recycling collections to resume from 21 March Hills Municipal Collections and GMB Union have confirmed they have reached an agreement, which means the waste collection strike has now concluded with immediate effect, and our recycling collections will resume next week. Our contractor Hills Municipal Collections has confirmed those workers that were on strike will return […]
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Due to further industrial action confirmed by the GMB Union, we have made the difficult decision to extend our suspension of recycling collection services until the week of 4 April. This does not affect household waste or garden waste collections, which will continue. The GMB Union, which is in dispute with our contractor Hills Municipal […]
The Winterslow Area LINK Scheme, in common with all the Wiltshire LINK schemes, is a locally run good neighbour service. The actual area covered by our scheme includes the villages of Firsdown, Pitton, Farley, Lopcombe Corner and the Winterslows.
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The Community Ambassadors Programme is designed to increase awareness of Crimestoppers through partnerships with businesses, public authorities, charities, and other agencies. Acting as our Ambassadors, they enable us to spread the word about how we can help protect the people, places, and communities that matter to you. Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping communities to […]
Information from Wiltshire Council Some Hills Municipal Collection workers are currently taking strike action, and this is due to continue until 18 March. As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend mixed dry recycling (blue-lidded bin) and glass (black box) collections between 7 and 18 March. If you have already put out […]