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
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
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 2012/13 the precept is £33.17 for
Band D properties. For 2011/12 the
precept was £30.67 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.