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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 September, 2019
Firsdown Parish Council Meetings are held at Pitton Village Hall & Winterslow Village Hall Commencing 7:15 pm - Please refer to "Meeting Dates" in the drop-down menu for more details.
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. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/boundary-review-consultation https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/
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 […]
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.
Mobile Library The library visits Firsdown every 28 days at two venues in Firsdown and every 14 days at Winterslow Village Hall. Firsdown Great Croft: 1135 to 1150 and top post box Firs Road 1155 to 1210. Winterslow: 1330 to 1615. Firsdown residents may prefer to use Winterslow because of the extended hours. Next visit […]
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Work by Openreach to provide additional capacity at the “Green Cabinet” Ilynton Avenue ( A 2nd cabinet is due to be installed ) starts in ( Openreach have now rescheduled the upgrade work to start in mid –January 2019). However, there is usually a 4-6 month period following installation, before the cabinet is available for service, as […]
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Do you struggle to keep your home warm or worry how you will afford your energy bills this winter? For free, impartial advice about keeping warm in your home Contact Warm & Safe Wiltshire a service provided by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council in partnership with “The Centre for Sustainable Energy and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire […]
From 30th July you can recycle: PLASTIC POTS,TUBS,AND TRAYS DRINK AND FOOD CARTONS In addition to plastic bottles and cardboard, you will be able to put yogurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice cartons in your blue bin. Please rinse and squash your recycling where possible. Plastic films and black plastic […]
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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.
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