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August 12, 2022


The Parish Council Finance & General Purposes Committee reviews funding for local community groups.

Whilst things are quieter over the summer, perhaps you may have time to consider what your group, club or society needs next and be looking for funding.

If so, you may like to contact our Parish Clerk, Debbie Lawrence to learn more on 01793 771066. You’ll be able to discuss any potential projects, and criteria in more detail, so please do not hesitate to call to access help and advice.

You may also wish to note that, our next round of donations is to be held in February 2023.


At Purton Parish Council we were sad to hear about the decision the Purton Carnival Committee needed to take, in bringing their efforts to a close due to lack of volunteers and support.

We would like to thank them for all their hard work over the years and for the wonderful annual event that they brought to the community of Purton.

In closing, the Committee generously decided to offer the remaining funds to the Parish Council. The Council would like to offer their most sincere thanks for all their hard work, contributions to the community, and generosity in donating these funds.

Funds donated by the Carnival Committee will be used for future Community projects for the village.

Volunteers are always needed in our village. If you can offer any time, no matter how little please email:


After the great success of the Lionesses at Wembley in the European Cup, Purton Parish Council are pleased to announce that they will helping to keep you up to date with the new Purton Ladies Club who will be running football training and matches at the Purton War Memorial and Village Centre Football Pitch.

Having had the opportunity to meet and greet the new club members this July, Parish Clerk Debbie Lawrence, Cllr Neil Hooper and Purton Red House Bar Manager James Poole are all keen to see how our new future football stars develop.

If you’d like to be the next Mary Earps or Chloe Kelly, you may like to get involved! Follow us on Facebook, to keep up to date with any new information as its posted:

• @purtonparishcouncil

• @Purtonredhouse

Or get involved by contacting the coach Thomas Swindall directly at:



Some reminders of dates for your diaries (more details with follow nearer the time)

Community Safety Roadshow, “Focus on Speed and Road Safety” held at Purton Village Hall on Saturday 1st October from 10am to 12 noon.

“Light up Purton” Christmas Tree Light Switch on, held at Purton Red House/Village Centre on Saturday 3rd December (timings to be confirmed).

Children’s Christmas Party with entertainer at the Purton Red House – resident children only due to numbers, more details to follow – Saturday 17th December 2022 from 12 noon.

Keep up to date by following us at: @purtonparishcouncil


Our Council Meetings will be held at the Village Hall from 7pm on:

• Monday 12th September

• Monday 10th October

• Monday 14th November

• Monday 12th December

Agendas are posted on our notice boards (Purton Village Hall and Pavenhill Shops and our website


Purton Parish Council continues to support and fully fund the running of our very own Youth Club.  All Purton resident young people are welcome from Year 7 and up.  It’s free to come along and refreshments, activities, and support are all available. The club is open Wednesdays at Purton Village Hall 7.00-8.30pm.


Please note that from September sessions will move to Thursdays and will be held at the Millennium Hall, starting on the Thursday 8th of September. Session timings will remain the same of 7.00pm-8.30pm.

Plans to further develop sessions are also in progress, which means that timings could change during Half Term from Thursday 20th October, although sessions will continue to be held at the Millennium Hall.

Please keep up to date by following us on Instagram: @the_rise_trust_youth  

If you’re not online and need to check details of the Youth Club, please email Sue Hughes:

Find out more and keep up to date at:

• Call - 07715681950

• Email - .  

• Follow on Instagram - @ the_rise_trust_youth

• Follow on Facebook - @TheRISETrustYouthTeam  

• Visit our web page -

• Check our notice boards – we’ll soon have our own space on the boards so do take a peek!


In July we continued trimming back and have now reached the Lydiard Millicent area. A report was received of footpaths in the Bentham area being overgrown. We trimmed these back at the beginning of June, which shows the relentless efforts needed to keep our footpaths clear for walking, so please bear with us.

A few minor repairs were carried out including the reinstatement of a post with way markers for FP50 in the field off Vasterne Close.  The previous one had mysteriously disappeared.

Several footpaths were strimmed, including the one through Brockhurst Wood which also required the removal of some fallen branches.

If you come across any problems with our footpaths, please let the Parish Council office know. If we're able to fix, then we will. However, we do not get involved with certain problems, these need to be reported to Wiltshire Council using the My Wilts app. These are obstructions like electric fences, barbed wire, padlocked gates and crops like maize.

Our Annual Village Walk will take place on Sunday September 4th. We will meet at the layby opposite the War Memorial, ready to leave at 2pm. It will be just under five miles, with no stiles. It will be possible for those not wanting to walk that far to cut it down, to just under four miles towards the end.


Planning applications received and are discussed under Council agenda on the second Monday of each month.  Purton Parish Council is a consultee only and the final decisions are made by the planning authority which is Wiltshire Council.  Details of applications are posted on our website should you wish to view or through the Wiltshire Council portal link also on our site.  Applications to be considered at our meetings will be posted on our agenda, which can be located on our noticeboards and website at:

Permission Granted Applications – the next Granted Permissions will be published on our website and in the October Edition of the Purton Magazine after the Council Meeting on Monday 13th of September.


The Parish Council currently has the option to co-opt five Councillors.  If you are interested in this community post and can provide valuable time and resource to support the community, please follow the link below to our website and complete the forms or contact the offices direct for information to be sent. The Clerk is also available for an informal chat prior to completion of your application.


Our Community Development Officer Susan Hughes has been busily culminating the results of the surveys and producing reports for our Councillors next meeting on Monday 13th September. After reviewing, our Council and Community Engagement Officer will then work to formulate response and actions.  As soon as this is available the results and Council/Charity comments will be available to all in various outlets, resources, and media types.


Following our testing in January 2019, headstones which were staked due to failure will now be sunk to safeguard all users of our cemetery as no contact has been made by family members to repair.

Grave Spaces :236 Miles, 310 Davies, 319 Bunce, 356 Strange, 374 Mason, 404 Newman, S16 Young and S19 Unitt.

The works will be carried out between September and December 2022, and we will endeavour to ensure the inscription in all cases is legible.

If anyone wishes to speak to the Council before work commences, please do so by calling on 01793771066 or emailing


The Parish Council manages two community hire facilities, the Village Hall, and Millennium Hall, for more information please contact us:

• Email –

• Call – 01793 771066

Purton Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst work is carried on refurbishing the windows at the Village Hall and whilst parking spaces are restricted to and keep everyone safe.


Further Council details and community information are available as follows:

• Call – 01793 771066

• Email –  

• Notice Boards – all council meetings and community notices are placed on these boards

• Attend council meetings – all meetings are public access, held in the Village Hall and are advertised in the Purton Magazine.

• Visit –

• Sign up for regular updates at –

• Follow us on Facebook – @purtonparishcouncil

• Visit our offices - Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays 9.00am to 4.00pm.

• Follow us on Twitter – @PurtonPC

• Hard copies of council meeting minutes are also available at the library, which is open Tuesdays 2pm-7pm.