Parish Councillor Vacancy

Firsdown Parish COuncil

We need a new Parish Councillor —could you be the one?
YOU could help keep Firsdown Parish a vibrant, good place to live.
YOU could be in at the ‘grass roots’ helping make things happen.
YOU could get views about local issues brought to the attention of the powers that be.
You need to give up just six evenings per year – in return, you will receive the satisfaction of helping our community.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and a British subject or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union and must satisfy at least one of the following:
• be a local government elector for the Parish of Idmiston.
• have, during the whole of the previous 12 months, occupied land, or other property in the parish, either as owner or tenant
• have, during the whole of the previous 12 months, had your principal or only place of work in the parish.
• have resided in the parish during the whole of the previous 12 months.
The Parish Council normally meets on the first Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7.15 pm in Winterslow Village Hall

See attached documents for more information


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Download: Gen Haig We need you Firsdown Election notice July 2021 (114 KB) Download: APPROVED Co-Option policy July 2021 (163 KB) Download: APPROVED Co-option person spec and application July 2021 (109 KB)

Are you interested in becoming a Community Journalist?


Is looking to build a team of community journalists – could this include you?

There is no requirement for experience, they can help with any skills and equipment you may need. All you require is an interest in what is happening locally around you and a willingness to learn.


They will be running regular workshops for everything involved including:

  • Web Publishing and Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • MS Office 365 (Work, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Writing for Journalism
  • Legal workshops
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Lighting
  • Audio Recording
  • Video/Audio Editing
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Social Media

We are looking for people interested in reporting on the following topics:

  • News
  • Sport
  • Entertainment & Arts
  • Local History
  • Lifestyle
  • Opinion

If you are interested in finding out more, please go to or email


fire engine

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking to partner with individuals and organisations who are in contact with or visit vulnerable people across Wiltshire to provide referrals into our Safe and Well Teams. The attached leaflet sets out why referrals are important to DWFRS, some risk factors to look out for, and how to make a referral to us. Early intervention with at-risk vulnerable people allows us to prevent fire deaths and serious injuries caused by fire.

Our Safe and Well Visits are completely free of charge. We supply and install free smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms. We also provide fire retardant bedding, spray, extension leads, heater loans, arson-proof letterboxes, and deaf alerts where required.  We have several resources on our website and the following links provide some more information on what a Safe and Well Visit is together with the option to make a referral.


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Download: SnW CHARLIE A5 4 Page Leaflet Jun21 WEB (2 MB)