Housing survey – share your views

Look out for the housing survey – your feedback is needed!

Over the next few days your Parish councillors will be posting a housing survey from Wiltshire Council through your letter and mailboxes.

This is an important, local initiative which we requested so please do spare a few minutes to complete the survey and return it to Wiltshire Council in the envelope provided.

Nettleton Parish Council contact details for queries about the survey are included.

Thanks in advance for your time and cooperation.

Councillor Audrey Flint

Sadly Audrey, our longest serving parish councillor, passed away in June and will be greatly missed by her fellow councillors. She had served her community through her membership of the Parish Council for over 40 years, including a long period as Clerk in the 1980s and then as Chairman in the 1990s. She was always fair and considered in her views on the many matters that came before the Parish Council. I found her advice concise and to the point and almost invariably right. In recent years, in spite of her failing health, she continued to attend most of our meetings and was always ready to discuss a difficult issue facing us even when she was unable to attend the meeting. One of my lasting memories will be the occasion when she was taken ill during a meeting when we were discussing a particularly controversial planning application and as she was taken out to the ambulance she was heard to say “I must vote before I go”. This perfectly illustrated her determination to do her duty. She will be sadly missed.

David Kerr, Chairman.

New councillor, new clerk, new website

Fleur Shackleton has stood down as a councillor and Christopher Meier from Nettleton has now joined Nettleton Parish Council (NPC).  He is warmly welcomed, as is our relatively new Parish Clerk, Sheila Parker.

Our new website has been made possible thanks to a UK Government transparency grant that ensures local people have easy access to the democratic process and have the opportunity to contribute.

NPC thanks former councillor Ray Maddock for hosting its documents on the Nettleton Parish website he manages. His support in publicising papers over the last five years has been much appreciated, and his advice invaluable as this new parish council website was planned and launched.