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Election of Parish Councillors May 6th 2021

Attached details of the Nominated persons for election as a Parish Councillor ( Refer to Page 58 for Firsdown Parish )


Total Attachments: 1

Download: Firsdown PC Satement_of_Persons_Nominated 2021 (1 MB)
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Election of a Unitary Councillors May 6th 2021

Attached details of Persons Nominated for Election as a Unitary Councillor


Total Attachments: 1

Download: Wilts Council Statement_of_Persons_Nominated 2021 (898 KB)

Notice of Local Elections 2021 ( Parish Councillors )

Firsdown Parish Council


We need new Parish Councillors —could you be one?

YOU could help keep Firsdown Parish a vibrant, good place to live.

Any person interested in becoming a Parish Councillor by standing for election at the forthcoming Local Government Elections on 6th May 2021 should contact the Clerk, Catherine Purves, by phone 01722 712651 or e-mail for more information

Please see attached documents for more information




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Download: Gen Haig We need you Firsdown Election notice (53 KB) Download: Notice of Local Gov Election 2021 (90 KB)
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Salisbury Community Policing Team Report

Prevention is better than cure

Covid continues to dominate the Policing picture with patrols and enforcement continuing. We now have a Road-Map to exit Lockdown, thanks to an impressive delivery of vaccination by our partners, but wanted to reinforce the message that we currently remain in Lockdown and all the dates provided by the Government are preceded with ‘AND NOT BEFORE’. As much as we welcome projected dates, we all must take responsibility to not book fixed dates for events or gatherings until we are clear that they can be fulfilled. It is vital that we continue to follow the advice from the Government, in line with the scientific advice they are receiving, in order to keep our communities safe and not extend or return to future Lockdown periods.

For more details refer to the attached document


Community Messaging. This is an underused tool but I am encouraging greater use by my staff. One particular function is the ability to map private CCTV systems. The increase in numbers of security systems linked to doorbells is an opportunity that can support investigations. A database that provides the ability to email information that an offence has occurred in an area and we are looking for a person of a certain description, could be the vital link to locate an image nearby on such a camera. Please log in/sign up to Community Messenger and tick the CCTV box to help.

For more details refer to the attached document


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Download: March 2021 (2 MB)

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Wiltshire www.walkinginengland.co.uk/wiltshire is the website for you!


With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county, and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.


John Harris said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Wiltshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk)  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.


With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.


So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

Contact details as follows

John Harris




Parish Council Meeting 3rd March at 7:15pm Zoom Log-In Details

Firsdown Parish Council to be held in on the Zoom conference platform (Meeting ID: 986 7790 5989, Passcode: 758919 or telephone: 0131 460 1196 and follow the instructions) on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 7.15pm


Firsdown Litter Collection

“A litter pick was undertaken today from Firs Close to the Dunstable crossroads, resulting in 2 bags of rubbish. Firsdown Parish Council appreciates that some of this rubbish may have come from traffic passing through our parish, but we ask for residents assistance in keeping our parish litter-free.”

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Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

Considering putting yourself forward in the upcoming elections on 6 May?

If so, please join our elections team on 24 February to a briefing webinar to find out all you need to know if you’re thinking about being a candidate or agent in the upcoming Wiltshire Council unitary, and town and parish council elections.

The webinar starts at 5.00pm, hosted on Microsoft Teams via this link https://bit.ly/3rYFykx

The election timetable will be talked through in detail, and useful information and links will be shared. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered.

More information about becoming a councillor can be also be found at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-becoming-a-councillor.

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Information from Age UK Wiltshire

  • We are supporting clients to apply for the Wiltshire Surviving Winter Grant this year (in partnership with Wiltshire Community Foundation and Wiltshire Warm & Safe) which, if applying through Age UK Wiltshire, is a one-off grant of £150 (up to £250 for some clients). We can support clients who meet all the following criteria:
  • over pension age (client and/or partner)
  • have household income (excluding disability benefits) less than £16,190pa OR in receipt of a means-tested benefit
  • considered to be in fuel poverty by AUKW– e.g. high heating costs, struggling to afford to heat their home adequately, hard-to-heat homes, significantly underusing heating.
  • able to provide evidence of their means-tested benefit and a suitable bank account to pay the money into
  • We continue to take applications for our free telephone befriending service and are branching out into other things like telephone book groups, although we now have a short waiting list. We can also refer into free Age UK national telephone befriending.
  • We are still supporting clients with Attendance Allowance/DLA application forms which are now done through free telephone appointments and the turnaround time for us to contact and completing the appointment is around 2wks or less (with it being backdated to the date of referral to us)
  • We continue to offer telephone and email advice and support in the usual areas of advice like welfare benefits for older people, housing options, and issues and care and support options.


All of the above can be arranged through our Information & Advice team by calling us on 0808 196 2424 or emailing us . You can read about our other services on our website here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/


Carer Support Hospital Liaison Service

Please find details, attached, for support should a Family Member or Friend be looking after a patient on a Hospital ward

The service has been set up to relieve the pressure on hospital staff,
so please use it!


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Download: Hospital Support & Liaison Poster (Jan 2021) (433 KB)