Parish Council News
PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
The Parish Council still has two vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor – or finding out more about the role - please contact the Parish Clerk.
PARISH HIGHWAY ISSUES
The Parish Council has been asked to compile a list of potholes and other highway maintenance issues for Wiltshire Council to attend to. Residents are invited to let the Clerk know of any such issues. Please email any details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next parish litter pick has been scheduled for Saturday 18th May. Meet at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church. Equipment and hi-vis will be provided but please bring your own gloves. Depending on the number of volunteers it should take no more than 90 minutes.
PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT 2019/20
At the January meeting, members resolved to maintain the current level of precept paid by householders in the parish. Residents will therefore see no increase for the coming year. Copies of the Council’s budget are available on request from the Parish Clerk.
• The new gate into the playing field from Stormore will be installed by the end of January.
• Replacement benches for the playing field have been ordered and will be installed in early spring.
• A number of parish noticeboards are to be either replaced or refurbished in the New Year.
• The village defibrillator has now been installed and the council is in the process of arranging a training session.
• The contract has been let to carry out remedial tree work at The Firs. Work will take place over the 19/20 February.
Next Parish Council Meeting
21st February 2019 7.30 pm
Venue: Conference Room, Fairfield College
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Parish Council Meeting Dates 2019
The Council meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30 pm at the Memorial Hall.
Dates for 2019 are:
17th January 2019
21st February 2019
21st March 2019
18th April 2019
16th May 2019
20th June 2019
18th July 2019
August - Council recess
19th September 2019
17th October 2019
21st November 2019
19th December 2019
Planning Applications January 2019
18/11763/LBC and 18/11490/FUL
6 St Mary’s Lane, Dilton Marsh, BA13 4BL
Single storey rear extension with side porch
The Old George 2 St Mary’s Lane Dilton Marsh BA13 4BL
5 Silver Birch trees & 1 Sycamore tree - Crown reduce 30%
Land at Petticoat Lane Dilton Marsh BA13 4DG
Demolition of the sites existing B2 light industrial and B8 storage buildings and erection of 8 new dwellings
Members noted that the proposal was outside the village development boundary for the purposes of dwellings and therefore would be contrary to the Wiltshire Council’s Core Strategy. This being the case Cllr Wickham was asked to call the application in to the Strategic Planning Committee should the Planning Officer be minded to refuse it.