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Welcome to the website for Downton Parish Council. On this site you will be able to find information about the activities and work of the Parish Council.  The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government. The next tier of Government after Downton is the unitary authority of Wiltshire Council.


The civil parish of Downton straddles the Avon valley about 7 miles south of Salisbury and has a population of nearly 3,000.  The Parish Council represents the villages of Downton and Charlton All Saints and the hamlet of Standlynch.  For information on all other events and activities in Downton, please visit the Downton Village website.


From our website you will be able to find out about the dates of our meetings and read copies of our agendas, minutes and policies.  

Downton Parish Council is responsible for the following facilities in Downton: 

  • Playgrounds at the Memorial Gardens, the Moot Lane Recreation Ground, the Charlton All Saints Playground and the new playground at Wick Lane.
  • Downton  Memorial Hall which is managed by a separate Management Committee
  • Downton Cemetery in Barford Lane
  • Allotments which are managed by the Downton Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association
  • Areas of public open space such as The Borough Greens

The Parish Council also looks after the interests of the parish where empowered to do so, bringing any other needs of the parish to the attention of the relevant authority.  It also responds to consultation documents and requests from a diverse range of other bodies and authorities.


Each year Downton Parish Council calculates how much money it requires to provide its services or achieve any planned projects. This sum, called the precept, is collected by Wiltshire Council as part of a household's council tax. Downton Parish Council does not receive any money from central government or Wiltshire Council, nor does it receive any financial support from local business rates which are collected by Wiltshire Council.


For 2014/15 the precept is £46.58 for Band D properties.  For 2013/14 the precept was £38.98 for Band D properties.  


To find out more about us and what we do, please explore our website.   We would also welcome any feedback you may have.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Clerk.  

External Websites

Downton Village

Redlynch PC

Wiltshire Council

- South Wilts Area Board

- Report an Issue

Photograph looking West over Downton
Upcoming Meetings:

Monday 10th November 2014 at the Band Hall, Gravel Close, Downton

Parish Council - 7.30 pm - Agenda

Latest Parish Council News

You can read the Parish Council's response to the Charles Church Application here

Parish Exhibition 2014 -  The Parish Council held an Exhibition of the Final Plans for the Charles Church Development for 99 houses at Salisbury Road, Downton on 17th July 2014.  You can read the presentation here 

Public Exhibition & Consultation 2013:  Please find below a more detailed set of results to those highlighted in the Parish Council Newsletter and enclosed with the InDownton Newsletter together with the original letter sent to residents and the Exhibition Presentation:
For the Parish Council Meeting Schedule for 2014 click here

SKATEPARK PROJECT - Summer 2012