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Parish Council Precept 2024/2025

Hilperton Parish Council met recently to set the precept for 2024/25.

After discussion relating to increasing costs, the council decided that an increase in precept was justified.

It therefore agreed to an approx. £1.00 PER ANNUM increase from April (approx. 2p per week).

McDonald’s in Hilperton?

Over 150 people attended the public meeting on 1st August with many more turning back as the hall was full.

Residents spoke to share their concerns over the applications, and the meeting was drawn to a close after about an hour and a half.

At the parish council meeting which followed, it was agreed that the PC will employ a planning consultant to fight the applications.  The cost will be met from PC reserves.

Extraordinary PC Meeting

The parish council will consider its official response to the various McDonald’s planning applications at an extraordinary meeting at the village hall on the evening of Tuesday 1st August.

This will be preceded, at 6.00pm, by a public meeting when you can ask any questions you have about these applications and indicate to the parish council what your opinions are!

Please note that the parish council is NOT the decision-making body for these applications – it is simply a statutory consultee.  The decision will be made by Wiltshire Council and any comments need to be advised direct to WC via the planning portal.