New Boundary Commission Review

The Parish Council has made one formal response and will be submitting a further response, residents are encouraged to submit their own views and opinions to the consultation via the following link, More information was supplied in a recent leaflet drop to all homes in Firsdown.


Openreach has now fully commissioned the 2nd broadband cabinet in the village. Residents who have not yet upgraded to an FTTC service (which is delivered over their telephone line), should contact their Internet Service Provider to order an FTTC service. Residents in Firs Close are able to order the superior FTTP service (a new fibre line is run to the property) and this type of service is also available to some properties on Firs Rd between Ilynton Ave and Firs Close.

Virgin Media

Contractors will start to install underground ducting for cabling for Virgin Media, from the end of June until mid-August. Works will be mostly in pavements but will include some road crossings and also verge work (i.e. Firs Rd). Underground chambers and equipment cabinets will also be constructed.

SID Speed Indicator Sign

The Parish Council are discussing a metrocount ( Rubber wires across the road to monitor traffic speeds through Firsdown  ) the last such test was carried out some five years ago, this may lead onto talks regarding the installation of an active Speed Indicator Sign.

Firsdown Children’s Play Area ( Update ) March 2019

Previously mentioned Dec 2017 the Parish Council is planning to replace the roundabout with an improved version, also suitable for use by those with disabilities, The basketball hoop is planned to be removed and replaced with a new rope climbing frame/clamber net.