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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

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.  

John Agate

David Bond (Vice-Chairman)

Sarah Buttenshaw
Philip Dale
Leila Gould
Susan King
Andrew Moore  

Ann E Perry (Chairman)

Peter Sides

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.

Pre 2004 Minutes working project and will appear in 2017.

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  28 FEBRUARY  at 19:15  in 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 
Mrs Catherine Reade
BA12 0HN

Parish Clerk  : Mrs Catherine Reade
email :

Telephone : 01985 841087

Link to Wiltshire County Council