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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 3rd November, 2021
Firsdown Parish Council Meetings are normally held at Winterslow Village Hall. Check details (See Notes below)
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 and please always check the Agenda in case of the meeting due to Government rules will be held online.
The most significant update since my last report must focus on COVID-19. Lockdown 2 has led into Lockdown 3 as we witness cases, hospital admissions and deaths sadly rising rapidly. No longer are we looking for evidence of the existence of this pandemic as many of us will now have either seen the effects personally […]
THERE IS AN OPEN FORUM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING SO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND To join by phone, ring 0203 4815 5240 and follow the instructions Meeting ID: 914 6132 5485 Passcode: 460911 More details attached
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Come and join us for our first Wiltshire Youth Choir Winter Course on Monday, 21 December, 10 – 4pm. On this course you will: – learn varied and engaging repertoire – explore different aspects of choral singing – work with three amazing choir leaders – Lynsey Doherty, Tim Gilvin and Felicity Courage – try […]
The Parish Council has in the last few years, raised funds via the precept, to finance improvements to the facilities in Firsdown. Recent examples are the defibrillator, the Speed Indicator Device ( Partly funded by a local business ), and the provision of the new climbing frame and replacement of the zip wire in the […]
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Details attached regarding a popular and much-needed activity for people impacted by respiratory and associated conditions. 6-week introductory courses and a weekly singing group for people with lung conditions ( All Sessions online Via Zoom )
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NHS COVID-19 App launching this week The NHS COVID-19 app will launch in England on Thursday 24 September. In the run-up to the launch, the council is engaging with businesses and venues across the county to provide guidance for those required by law to print and display posters to help users of the app check in […]
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Wiltshire Police has had a decrease in the volume of recorded crime by 5.8% in the 12 months to July 2020 and continues to have one of the lowest crime rates in the country More detail available in the attached newsletter
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