What We Do
The parish council works alongside Swindon Borough Council on issues such as highways, planning and the environment. For example, the Borough council takes care of tree maintenance, public footpaths and bridleways, graffiti clearance and large loads of fly-tipping.
In addition, the Parish Council provides a variety of services for the community. These include the maintenance, repair or enhancement of Parish assets, including:
- The Old Chapel
- The Recreation Hall and Grounds
- Sports Pavilion
- Castle View Play Area
- Butts Road Cemetery
- Sir Henry Calley Memorial Garden
Our responsibilities also extend to other environmental work – such as emptying the dog bins – and providing support to the local community through small grants and donations. Some of these help fund local groups such as the Washpool Area Restoration Project and the Youth Facilities.
Recently we have supported local residents by providing food boxes during Covid. We have received grant money and donations to carry out this work and organised volunteers. We will also be providing Christmas holiday lunch box supplies from our funds to children in the area who would miss out when schools are closed.
2 collection points have been arranged to provide children with a Christmas gift or treat, and to provide the elderly in our 2 care homes with a Christmas card or small gift or treat.
We have granted a sum of money to a local working party to investigate whether a BMX track can be placed in the parish. The group will raise funds themselves but this grant will provide help with professional fees and publicity/surveys.
We recently provided a grant to Phoenix Enterprises who help local people with help with CV writing, benefits, debt management and much more.
Our annual Christmas tree goes up on New Road each year so bring some sparkle to the area.
Most years (Covid permitting) we organise an annual spring litter pick across the whole parish. A massive amount of extra litter and waste is usually removed.
How We Meet
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from May 2020 until further notice, all council meetings will take place using the online meeting platform, MS Teams. The video below has a tutorial on how to install and use it.
Additional Services from 2016
As a result of recent changes to funding, Chiseldon Parish Council now furnishes additional services. Our new service model means that the Parish Council provides:
- grass cutting
- hedge trimming
- light street cleaning
- litter clearance
- emptying of litter bins
More About Our Work
All of our services are implemented through the actions of our four committees. You can find out more about the Parish council’s work, past and present, by visiting each committee’s pages:
- Environment, General Purposes and Amenities
- Finance policies and Staff
- Planning, Transport Development and Highways
- Parish Council
Get in Touch
If you notice a problem within the parish that falls within our remit, or for further queries about what we do, please get in touch. If it’s not something we deal with, we’re sure we can point you in the right direction.