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July 28, 2022


The Parish Council at their Finance and General Purposes Meeting held on Monday 20th June 2022 considered six applications for funding and awarded a total amount of £3628.20.

Fund allocation as follows :

Purton Footpath Volunteers £255 for a battery-operated blower

Purton Bowls Club £500 towards the purchase a new scarifier  

Silver Threads Charity Hall £594 to install a community fridge in the lobby

Swindon Dial A Ride £1000 to provide door to door accessible transport for disabled individuals in Purton

Purton Football Club £300 towards a new water filled roller

Purton Cricket Club £979.20 for two new benches

Our next round of donations is to be held in February 2023.  If you wish to discuss any potential projects, and criteria in more detail please do not hesitate to contact the Offices and speak to the Clerk who can help with options and advice.

For information the Parish Council continues to support the Purton Stoke Planters (entrance to Purton Stoke) each year with £250 towards the flower displays.

WELCOME – Community Engagement Officer

We are delighted to announce the employment on a part time basis of Susan Hughes as Community Engagement Officer. Susan will be working with the Council and Charities in the coming months to grasp the complexities of each area and formulate a Council strategy. If you see her, please welcome her to this new post and our wonderful community.

  Email : susan.hughes@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk Tel : 01793 771824


Some new 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 1pm.

“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


The parish councillors take a much needed recess from meetings in August and resume in September as follows :-

12th September 2022 Council meeting

26th September 2022 Purton War Memorial and Village Centre Charity mtg

Agendas are posted on our notice boards (Purton Village Hall and Pavenhill Shops and our website www.purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk


Purton Parish Council continues to support and fully fund the running of our very own Youth Club.  All Purton resident children are welcome.  For more information please call 07715681950 or email danielleb@therisetrust.org .  Wednesday at Purton Village Hall 7.00-8.30pm, Year 7 and above.


In June we replaced another hanging post to a wooden kissing gate on FP72 off of Hyde Lane. We continued trimming back in the Packhorse and Down Farm area but missed a couple of Mondays due to rain. Strimming of overgrown footpaths and a fallen branch obstructing the footpath around Bradon Forest School was removed.

Here is an interesting piece of information for you. We now have a new footpath, number PURT162, well it's a bridleway. It was noticed on the online Definitive Map for Wiltshire. It's off Wood Lane and is a short length from the road through a wooded area to the Lydiard Millicent boundary where it continues as a Lydiard bridleway. We hadn't been told of this, it's presumably a new entry correcting a previous omission and not marked on our current paper maps.

Our traditional Annual Village Walk will take place on Sunday September 4th. Meet at the layby opposite the cenotaph to leave at 2 o clock. The route is not yet decided but will be 4 - 5 miles with minimal or no stiles. We are hoping for fine weather.


Planning applications received 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.

Permission Granted Applications

PL/2022/03105 – 59 Ringsbury Close, Purton. SN5 4DF.  Proposed single storey rear extension.

PL/2021/07191 – Brockhurst Farm Stables, Greenhill. SN4 8EH   Conversion of former stables to 1 No. dwellings.

PL/2022/01217 – 22A Hyde Lane, Purton. SN5 4DU   Additional garage with home office above the new and existing garage.

PL/2022/01831 – 63 Pavenhill Purton, SN5 4DA.  Demolition of existing garage, conservatory, and rear lean-to-structure. Erection of a new side and rear two storey extension along with side single storey extension.

PL/2022/02030 – 20 Hoggs Lane, Purton. SN5 4BU.  Disability adaptions including a single storey rear extension, first floor extension over the existing kitchen to give headroom for a new stair, new dormer to bedroom 2, new light well to the basement and associated works.

PL/2022/01304 – 8 The Parade, Pavenhill. Purton. SN5 4BX.  Proposed change of use from Butchers to Thai takeaway.

PL/2022/03167 – 103 Pavenhill, Purton. SN5 4DB  Two storey front extension.

PL/2022/01543 – The Ghost Train, New Road. Purton. SN5 4HF  Proposed annex.

PL/2022/03354 – 58 Ringsbury Close, Purton. SN5 4 DF.  Erection of a single storey & two storey extensions and part conversion of garage into habitable space.

PL/2022/03437 – 6 Battlewell, Purton. SN5 4BT.  Single storey rear extension and porch.

Refused Application

20/06768/LBC – 4 Willis Way, Purton. SN5 4BD.  Replacement of 3 wooden sash windows at back of property with UPVC sash windows of same type.


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.



Please be reassured that we haven’t forgotten these questionnaires.  We have waited for the new appointment of our Community Development Officer who can then work with the Council 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.


The Parish Council manages two community hire facilities, the Village Hall and Millennium Hall, for more information please give us a ring or email lesley.miles@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk  

Full Council details can be found on our website www.purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Telephone number 01793 771066, email address: deborah.lawrence@purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk  

We also hold Facebook and Twitter accounts

On our website you can sign up to receive regular updates which will keep you informed of matters happening in and around the village such as planning information and road closures etc.  Please have a look at the site  www.purtonparishcouncil.gov.uk and sign up today.