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The Parish Council is the representative body for the parish of Heytesbury, Imber and  Knook incorporating  Tytherington and reports to Wiltshire County Council on a range of issues including (but not limited to) Planning, Highways, Rights of Way, Street Lighting, Play Areas.  The Parish Council consists of 11 plus a Clerk and meet monthly to discuss topics relating to the Parish.

The meetings are held in Heytesbury School usually on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 19:15 hrs.  There is no meeting in December and January's meeting is usually held in the middle of the month.   Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Clerk holds a certain amount of minutes for the Parish Council meetings, these can be made available for inspection, by writing to the Clerk.  The rest of the minutes for the Parish Council are held by Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.

Involvement of Parish Councils on Planning Applications

The process is exactly the same as that of an individual wishing to comment on a planning application.  Parish Councils are statutory consultees and have no powers to approve or reject planning applications, they can only comment or not on applications

A parish council is a statutory consultee, that is they must be notified of all planning applications within the parish.  This is so that they may comment on the application

A Parish Council is not a planning authority and has no special powers.  They may comment or not they cannot approve or reject planning applications

Question : A Councillor's own house is in the same street as planning application.  He declares an interest but refuses the Chairman's request that he sit with the public   Is this OK

Answer : No - the Councillor clearly has a personal and prejudicial interest and should have left the room for the item.

See Wiltshire Council's guidelines on planning applications


HEYTESBURY, IMBER & KNOOK Standing Orders 2016/2017 - Public Participation :1c and 1d

c.    Meetings shall be open to the public unless their presence is prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons. The public’s exclusion from part or all of a meeting shall be by a resolution which shall give reasons for the public’s exclusion.

d.    Subject to standing order 1(c) above, members of the public are permitted to make representations, answer questions and give evidence in respect of any item of business included in the agenda: public participation only.

Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration.  Chapter 7.7 [Tenth Edition] Public Participation Many local councils set aside a period when the public can ask questions or even make statements. This is an excellent practice as long as the period is defined, and it is clearly understood that the public must not take part at any other time.

Closing meetings to the Public [link to document] Guidance by Wiltshire Association of Local Councils – Closing Meetings to the Public – January 2015 Guidance1/15 AND Paul Clayden; Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration. Chapter 7[Tenth Edition]


Responsibilities and members of the Parish Councillors.  

David Bond (Vice-Chairman)

Sarah Buttenshaw
Philip Dale
Tom Eastman
Patricia Fellowes
Leila Gould
Derek Hiscock  
Susan King
Andrew Moore

Ann E Perry (Chairman)

Vanessa Sturmey

Minutes of the Parish Council for 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010, 2009; 2008; 2007200620052004; can be found by clicking on the relevant year.  Minutes are in pdf format.

Past Agendas for  2017; 2016

Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please see

Information available from Heytesbury, Imber & Knook Parish Council under the model publication scheme

Next Meeting of Parish Council is the 27 June 2017 at 19:15  in Heytesbury School
The Annual Parish Meeting is NOT a Council meeting.  It is a meeting of the electorate to celebrate local activities on 22 May 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00 at Heytesbury School

Public Notices and Agenda are put on the Parish Website three (3) clear days before a meeting.  Once the meeting has passed the date of the next meeting is advertised and the previous Agenda is placed under 'Past Agenda' as above.

The qualified persons in this Act for the Parish are the Clerk (1st) and the Chairman (2nd).  If you would like to know more contact :

Heytesbury, Imber & Knook Parish Council
Parish Clerk -  VACANT

Parish Clerk  :
email : 

Telephone : 

Link to Wiltshire County Council