About Purton Parish Council

Purton Parish Council provides a high quality, professional service which we are proud to say is accountable, proactive, responsive, inclusive and transparent

The Council Office is situated in the Institute/Village Hall to the rear of the Library and is open to the public Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays 9.00am to 4.00pm. When the office is closed you can Contact us hereand we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Our Mission Statement:

  • Engage in open dialogue with all residents to understand their needs, and in turn explain how we will address these needs within the resources and powers available to the Council
  • To help provide cost effective amenities of a high standard to help meet the needs and wishes of all residents
  • Assist and encourage other bodies to provide such amenities
  • Protect and enhance the environment in which the residents of the Parish live and work
  • Promote the best interests of the Parish

Our Objectives:

  • To help create a socially inclusive and caring community which embraces all residents, irrespective of age, gender, culture, income, race or religion, and will seek to develop their well-being, knowledge, understanding and mutual co-operation
  • To enable residents to enjoy high quality social, recreational and sporting facilities within the parish, and to seek the continuing improvement and developement of these facilities in accordance with the desires expressed by the residents
  • To encourage and promote the economic and commercial viability of the Parish. This will assist in improving the levels of deprivation experienced by some residents of the Parish.
  • To protect and improve the character of the Parish and promote sustainable development for the Parish to meet the needs of present residents without jeopardizing the needs of future generations
  • To work in partnership with other statutory bodies, voluntary groups, agencies and indivduals to ensure an improving standard of services to meet the needs of the Parish.

Councillors make policy and take key decisions on the Council’s budget, priorities, and how the Council should be run. They are supported and advised in their decision-making by the staff officers  who work in the various council departments, and who then implement the Council’s decisions.

Meet our Councillors...

The Council officers are a team of non-elected paid staff, managed by the Parish Clerk, responsible for implementing the policies set by the Council and carrying out the day-to day running of the Parish Council’s services.

Meet our Council Officers...

All Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and the agendas and minutes of meetings are published on this website.


A neighbourhood plan is your chance to have a say in the future of our parish. It is a powerful tool for shaping the development and growth of a local area.

Until the Localism Act in 2011, it was almost impossible for local communities such as ours to have a say in the planning matters that shape the place where we live. The Localism Act gives local communities the opportunity to develop a shared vision for their Neighbour Area and to shape the development and growth of their local area.


Purton Parish Council has formally adopted a Parish Emergency Plan at their Council meeting held on Monday 11th December 2016. This plan will be activated in the case of an emergency whereby local support and knowledge will be invaluable to help the emergency response agencies. 


If you would like to know what documents are available from the Parish Council, then please contact the Council Office. A copy of the Parish Council Minutes are placed in the Library once approved by Council and if you would like to read them please ask the librarian who will show you where they are or alternatively look at our meeting diary where the agendas and minutes are listed.


Purton Parish Council provides services and amenities for the community.  These services focus on the maintenance of Purton, the provision of activities and events and the support of local charities. We encourage you to discover what your council can offer you, and possibly find some new places to visit!


There does seem to be a general nationwide disillusionment with the democratic process and a feeling that the average resident cannot really affect anything. In addition, our lives certainly seem busier and more complicated. However if anyone out there could spare a couple of hours a week helping to do a necessary and worthwhile job, then the role of Parish Councillor can be rewarding and might even help you to wind down and to put life into perspective. We currently have no vacancies but if you do have the interest of your community at heart, please do consider putting yourself forward in the future.

All Parish Council meetings are open to the public and these meetings include a regular slot where parishioners can ask questions. An Annual General Parish meeting for all parish electors has, by law, to be held every year (usually in March, in Purton) where reports on the previous year are made and at which parishioners can raise items of query or concern.

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