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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.
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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Wiltshire Council is reviewing the Wiltshire Core Strategy (adopted January 2015), which sets out planning policies for the development and use of land in the county over the period to 2026 and is used in the determination of planning applications. Referred to as the Wiltshire Local Plan Review. Wiltshire Council are seeking your views on […]
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Despite the forecast of poor weather for the Inauguration of the Firsdown Circular Walk, there was a good turnout of residents and the weather stayed fine for most of the walk. Nigel Walsh spoke briefly about the circular walk describing how two other parishes, Pitton and Alderbury, have established circular walks in place with another […]
Firsdown Circular Walk Official Opening Firsdown Paths Group are proud to announce the official opening of the circular walk ranging from 2.5 to 5 miles, The official opening takes places on Sunday 1st October at 2 pm and starts from outside the Play Area at the South end of Firsdown All are welcome so please […]
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