Welcome to the Hilperton Parish Council website

On behalf of Hilperton Parish Council, welcome to our website.

The Council hopes that you find being able to access minutes etc. electronically, a useful aid. For information on village history, Wiltshire Councillors, what’s happening at the Village Hall or Community Centre etc., please use the links shown in the menu bar.

Latest news items from Hilperton Parish Council are published below or you can select News for all items from the menu.

Parish Council Election. Update #1

The timetable for the election is now available. Nomination papers will need to be delivered to Wiltshire Council between the 16th March and the 4th April.  

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Parish Council Election

Thursday May 4th will see an ‘all out’ election for the parish council.  Every serving councillor has to stand for election and, of course, any other qualifying resident can stand too. Being on a parish council is surprisingly satisfying and enables you to put something back into your community.  The time required is not onerous [...]

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HPC precept set

The main point was that the PC agreed unanimously NOT to increase its precept (council tax) for 2017/18. It also agreed its support for St. Michael pre-school with its possible move to new premises adjacent to the village hall, set aside funds for increased grass cutting for Hilperton play areas and open spaces, increased funding for [...]

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Community Governance Review

Following the decision made by Wiltshire Council in July, to transfer some 200 houses from Hilperton to Trowbridge, the parish council considered its position.  It agreed to seek legal advice and this was received from both a solicitor and counsel. Following this a Letter Before Action was sent to Wiltshire Council. A reply was received [...]

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Housing needs survey

Over the next few weeks, all houses in the parish should see an A4 size ‘brown envelope’ drop through their letterbox!! It will contain a parish council newsletter and, more importantly, a Housing Needs Survey from Wiltshire Council. Please ensure that you complete the survey and post it back to WC in the reply paid [...]

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Next Meeting 18th February

The next parish council meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 18th March in the small meeting room, above the village hall in Whaddon Lane. All are welcome, but anyone choosing to speak must register with the clerk, and speak before the meeting formally opens.

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Ernie Clark
Chairman