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Ansty Parish Council

members of the public are ALWAYS welcome to attend ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS

Dear Ansty Villager,

The next Ansty Parish Council Meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday August 19th at 6.30pm at St. James’ Church.

We are still not sure of the exact format of the meeting due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but we will let you know in the very near future.



Ansty Parish Council Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019-2020

Exercise of Public Rights, commencing 20 June 2020 until 5 August 2020

Dear residents, during this period the Annual Governance and Accountability Return together with supporting documentation available for inspection.

Click here to view the information.

Kind regards,

Julie Ann Murphy.  Parish Clerk

Dear Residents,

A ‘Virtual’ Ansty Parish Council Meeting was held at the end of May!  (updated 28-05-2020)

Ansty Parish Council held its very first Council Meeting on Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 6.00 pm using Zoom Video Conferencing technology to discuss a shortened agenda. Using this technology was necessary because of the current coronavirus restrictions.  It was a partial success in that the Annual Governance and Accounting Regulations (AGAR) relating to the annual internal audit of the Parish Accounts was approved – but the chance to hear statements from the ‘floor’ and discuss any other business was missed due to the video streaming breaking up. The Zoom meeting was joined by two parishioners and was recorded by the Parish Clerk.

Click here  if  you still wish to view the shortened agenda.

Kindest regards

Julie Ann Murphy.  Parish Clerk


Draft minutes published from the last Ansty Parish Council meeting.   (posted 29/04/2020)

It seems a long time has passed since our last Ansty Parish Council meeting, held at St James’ Church in Ansty on Monday 10th February which was attended by a small, involved and attentive group of parishioners. Since then the coronavirus crisis got in the way.  However, Parish Council business goes on as usual. There is even talk of communications by video link!  But before then – please Click on image for a copy of the draft minutes. These minutes will be ‘signed off’ at the next Parish Council meeting scheduled in August.

Kind regards, Julie Ann Murphy, Parish Clerk

Planning Applications within the Parish.

Dear Residents

This is to let you know that the Parish Council has received a further planning application consultation from Wiltshire Council relating to the New Barn Farm development of six dwellings on the A30.  This application relates to an additional room in House 2 which removes the front entrance arch in the front elevation facing the road.  It also seeks approval for eight additional rooflights in House 3. The Parish Council raised the issue of non compliant roof lights in House 3 with Wiltshire Council, following concerns expressed to them by villagers that rooflights had been installed which were not shown on the approved plans.

If you have views on this application you would like the Parish Council to consider prior to them responding, then please let me have these by the date noted below.  You may as an alternative or in addition make comments directly to the Planning Department at Wiltshire Council.  These need to be received by Wiltshire Council before the end of the consultation period also shown below:

Application Ref: 20/05094/VARVariation of condition 18 of 16/11728/FUL

Location:  New Barn Farm on corner of A30 and Shave Lane

Outline of application: Additional upstairs room in House 2 with changes to front elevation and the provision of eight rooflights in House 3.

Comments to APC: By 10 August 2020

Comments to Wiltshire Council: By 20 August 2020

Ansty Planning Applications 2017 to 30-07-2020 v39

Kind regards, Julie Ann Murphy, Parish Clerk

Parish Clerk Post

We are still looking to fill the Ansty parish clerk post as our current clerk Julie Ann Murphy has decided to step down. We are a small parish council, in fact one of the smallest in our area and therefore the duties are not onerous.

If there is anybody local who might like to take on this position please contact parish council chairman Mr Tim Martin to find out more details via email:

.Click here for more information.

Julie Ann Murphy, Parish Clerk


Tim Martin (Chairman)

Juliette Foy

Louise Gooding

Mathew Feltham

Rob Wilkinson

Sub committees

Flood monitoring: Rob Wilkinson

Please contact any of the above via:

Parish Clerk

Julie Ann Murphy

Ansty Parish Council ‘Code of Conduct’.

As part of the Government’s Localism Act 2011, Ansty Parish Council (and its elected or co-opted members) are duty bound to adopt and maintain a code of conduct that is expected of members and co-opted members of the parish council when they are acting in that capacity. Click here for more details: Ansty Parish Council Code of Conduct 2018

General Privacy Notice. (Ansty Parish Council)

In common with many other organisations dealing with ‘personal data’ Ansty Parish Council has had to draw up a ‘Privacy Notice’ to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘the GDPR’) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act. After publication of GDPR in the EU Official Journal in May 2016, it came into force on May 25, 2018. Please find time to read our document and contact us if you have any questions about the Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you. Click here for all the details:  General Privacy Notice (Residents)

The Ansty Parish Council requires your consent! 

The Ansty Parish Council’s ‘Personal Data Consent Form’ is available to all those parishioners that want to ‘opt in’ to any of our Parish Council communications. The Parish Council uses email, phone, post and our village website to communicate with villagers about Parish Council activities and to share information relevant to Ansty Village and its events. To do this the Parish Council needs the recipient’s consent which is given by completing and returning a signed copy of our ‘Consent Form’ to our Parish Clerk.  Click here to obtain a consent form and further details:  Ansty Parish Council Consent Form

Ansty’s Local Emergency Plan has been adopted.

At the recent Ansty Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th November, 2018 it was agreed to adopt our draft emergency plan with a flood plan annexed to it and post it on our website.  All local parishes have been required (by Wiltshire Council) to submit similar plans in an attempt to improve resilience within their communities should any widespread emergency arise.  Click here to view our parish ‘Community Emergency and Local Flood Action Plan’  Emergency Plan Documents

Ansty Parish Council adopts specified consultation procedures when considering any Planning Application.

At the Ansty Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 11th February, 2019 it was agreed to adopt a document outlining consultation procedures that Ansty Parish Council will follow when considering any application for Planning and Listed Building consent. Click here to read the details: Ansty Parish Council Planning & Listed Building Consultations.

Annual Report (2018-2019) from Wiltshire Council has been published. 

Wiltshire Council has published their annual Cabinet Reports for 2018-19.  The report considers the continuing challenge of delivering local government services caused by reductions in grant funding from central government whilst catering for ever increasing demands for those services. The report is a long read but it does show what Wiltshire Council (given the constraints) are trying to do. Click icon for the report details.


Other items:

Please click on the links below, for further details regarding recent Village and Parish Council Meetings:

Ansty Precept      2019-20

A copy of all official parish council files can also be found in the Website ArchivesArchives