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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 4th November, 2020
Firsdown Parish Council Meetings are held at Winterslow Village Hall.
Members of the public are welcome to attend but please be advised that we are following government guidelines with regards to social distancing, this means that:
Councillor tables and chairs to be 2m apart
Members of the public chairs to be 2m apart
Doors and windows to be open (fun in the winter!)
All surfaces that we touch – door handles, window handles, tables, chairs etc to be sanitised before and after use.
Face coverings to be worn, unless you have a pre-condition eg asthma which means you are exempt.
Hands to be sanitized on entering and leaving the building
Please refer to “Meeting Dates” in the drop-down menu for more details.
All of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin, will reopen on Monday 18 May with an easy to use postcode entry system to help limit the number of people on-site at any time and ensure social distancing. Stanton St Quintin HRC will remain closed because parking spaces on-site have been significantly reduced […]
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The most recent Government guidance for England has relaxed measures related to the playing of tennis. On a clarification of this advice, the Village Hall Executive Committee and the Tennis sub- Committee has agreed to re-open the Hall Tennis court with effect from Wednesday 13th May. The Government has laid down certain restrictions, which if […]
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“In the light of the current COVID-19 situation, Firsdown Parish Council will not be meeting in May, but of course, will keep the matter under review. It will comply with all prevailing Government guidelines. However, the Parish Council is still working, and the Chairman, Councillors, and Clerk can still be contacted in the normal […]
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People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for themselves or their children if they become ill, have a serious accident or have a concern about their health. They are also being warned that not seeking medical help for symptoms that could be the early […]
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During the current lockdown, we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability. Our team of Home Security Operators is still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse. Our office team are on […]
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The attached pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Within it, you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources, and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time. Contents . Health advice • […]
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed in Wiltshire As you may well have already seen, the UK Chief Medical Officer has today (5 March 2020) confirmed further cases of COVID-19 infection in the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 115. Three of these cases are residents from Wiltshire who became infected whilst in […]
The 2020 annual Houghton event takes place this year in Houghton, Stockbridge on May 3rd, Interested parties can register at https://www.houghton-trail-event.org.uk/registration/. The event normally attracts around 500 entrants with refreshments by Houghton W.I. There is also a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Houghton-Trail-Event-Sunday-3rd-May-2020-1015-am-START-121334244707870/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/HoughtonTrail The proceeds will be split between All Saint’s Church and the Village Hall […]