Kington St Michael Village Website
Informing Our Community Since August 2004

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Parish Council

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MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
and other information.

 

Chairman: Mr Adrian Cole, e-mail ade@coleplanet.com. Tel. 750525
Vice-Chair: Mr Richard Wicks, 25 Kington St Michael. Tel. 750700
Council Members:
Mrs Linda Durno, 14 The Close, Kington St Michael. Tel. 750514
Mrs Maureen Hall, 67/68 Kington St Michael. Tel. 750550

Mr William (Bill) Isaac, Manor Farm, Easton Piercy, KSM.  Tel. 750266
Mr William (Will) Kallaway, Priory Cottage, Kington St Michael, SN14 6JR.  Tel. 07966 889307
Mr Roger Sealy, Manor Farm, Kington St Michael.  Tel. 750275

 

Parish Councillors' Interests
To view Parish Councillors' currently declared interests please click on
this link.

PARISH COUNCIL CLERK

Mrs Emma Tyler
29 The Ridings
Kington St Michael
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6JG

 

ksmparishclerk@googlemail.com
Tel. (01249) 758482
 
If you have a matter you wish to raise with the Parish Council you are welcome to attend the meetings, where there is a public participation period to discuss items on the agenda.  If you are unable to attend then please write to the Parish Council c/o the Clerk.  Thank you.

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Village Mailing List

The Parish Council is introducing a village mailing list to communicate with parishioners, when using the noticeboards or newsletter would be too slow (e.g. we would have sent out an alert when the road through the village was shut after the telegraph pole caught fire). If you would be interested in signing up for these messages, please send your e-mail address to the Parish Clerk at ksmparishclerk@googlemail.com.  There will be no charge for this service, and you can opt out at any time!

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County Councillor: Howard Greenman
Party: Conservative

Cllr Howard Greenman

Contact details:

18 The Parklands
Hullavington
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN14 6DL
Mobile telephone number: 07970 047686
Email address: howard.greenman@wiltshire.gov.uk
 

Member of Parliament: James Gray
Party: Conservative

James Gray MP

Contact Details:

James Gray MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA
Telephone: 0207 219 6237
Fax: 0207 219 1163
Email: 
jamesgraymp@parliament.uk

Website: www.jamesgray.org

 

General Responsibilities and Representatives of Various Bodies/Committees:

Chippenham Area Board: Adrian Cole
Development Control: Richard Wicks

Emergency Planning: Linda Durno

Emergency Snow Contact: Bill Isaac & Roger Sealy
Kington St Michael Charities (Alms Houses, private allotments, etc): Maureen Hall

Parish Stewards Scheme: Linda Durno

Recreation Field: tba
Rights of Way: Richard Wicks

Village Hall Committee: Adrian Cole
Village Website: Adrian Cole & Linda Durno (as Website Administrator)
The Parish Councillors as a whole are custodian trustees of the village hall.

 

For issues regarding rights of way please contact the Rights of Way Co-ordinator at County Hall.  Tel. 01225 713038.  The area Footpath Representative is Steve Leonard, tel. 01249 445554, e-mail stephen.leonard@wiltshire.gov.uk and the village's footpath representative is Frank Hughes, tel. 758863.

To view a detailed map of the parish, showing footpaths, parish boundary, etc please click on the icon: Link to detailed parish map  Please note you will require Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded from the internet free of charge: www.adobe.co.uk.
 

For issues regarding lighting and roads please telephone CLARENCE (Customer Lighting And Roads ENquiry CEntre) on 0800 232323 (for mobile phone users, and for calls from outside Wiltshire tel. 01225 777234) or e-mail clarence@wiltshire.gov.uk   www.wiltshire.gov.uk/clarence

 

Tree warden: The village's tree warden is Mr Frank Hughes.

 

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Planning Applications

On occasion there can be some confusion as to the parish council’s role concerning applications for planning permission.  Firstly residents should be aware that all planning decisions are made by Wiltshire Council and not the parish council.  Accordingly if you wish to comment on an application to those who decide it you must do so directly to Wiltshire Council within the specified time. 

The parish council is a statutory consultee in the planning process and is sent all applications within the parish upon which it can comment.  If you wish to bring your own views on a planning application to the attention of the parish council, prior to it considering the application at its meeting, these need to be sent to the Clerk to the council as soon as possible.  The parish council has to keep to the same response times to Wiltshire Council as everyone else.

Residents should remember that they can also raise their comments on a particular application directly with their Wiltshire Councillor, Howard Greenman – again within those all important time limits.  Time is very much the key to have your voice properly heard.

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Parish Stewards (Lengthsmen) 

The Parish Steward Scheme is operated by Wiltshire Council to carry out minor highways works.  The steward will be making regular visits to the parish.   

Among the works that can be undertaken are:  rodding and cleaning small cuverts and manholes; hand cleaning road gullies; hedge trimming around road signs to maintain visibility; strimming of grass verges for visibility at road junctions; clearing overgrown vegetation, debris and leaves obstructing footways; and repairs to kerbs and small potholes.

Items for the steward’s attention can be raised through the clerk: ksmparishclerk@googlemail.com.

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Parish Newsletter from Wiltshire Council

To view the latest copy of Wiltshire Council's parish newsletter please click here.

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Wiltshire Council Equipment Loan Scheme

Wiltshire Council lends parish councils litter picking equipment for parish events.  This includes the following:
    • Litter pickers
    • Un-logoed high viz vests
    • Bag hoops
    • Pairs of rubber gloves
    • Pack of orange sacks (52 per pack) 

The equipment can be collected from the local depot or be delivered to the event - this needs to be specified on request and the council needs to be notified in advance.  If any village organisation wishes to make use of this in the future, please contact the parish council Clerk, Emma Tyler, e-mail: ksmparishclerk@googlemail.com or telephone (01249) 758482.

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EMERGENCY PLANNING for KSM
 
The Parish Council keeps a list of skills and equipment available in the parish in case of an emergency.  We would be grateful to know of anyone with talents or equipment which could be of use, e.g. speakers of a foreign language (reasonable fluency), plumbers, electricians, people with 4x4 vehicles, chainsaw owners, catering skills & facilities, doctors, nurses, first-aiders, vets, builders, surveyors, tree surgeons, engineers, people with heavy lifting or moving equipment, lots of blankets, hot water bottles.  Perhaps you have a well in your garden or do you own a generator?  In other words anything which might be of value if there was an emergency.  If you think you have something of use please contact Linda Durno on 750514, e-mail kingtonstmichael@btinternet.com
 

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WILTSHIRE & SWINDON LOCAL ACCESS FORUM - YOUR GUIDE TO OPEN ACCESS


The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the CRoW Act, created a new right to walk over areas of open countryside and registered common land.  It came into effect in Wiltshire in December 2004.

 

Under the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000, every local authority is required to set up a Local Access Forum in their area to improve access to the countryside for their residents and visitors.  Wiltshire County Council and Swindon Borough Council have assembled a joint Forum.  The Forum is a statutory body in their own right and their primary role is to advise on access provision to the countryside in its broadest sense.  The Forum's website address is www.wiltshirelaf.org.ok and www.swindonlaf.org.uk, this contains background information on the Forum, minutes from all meetings, details on access land parcels in Wiltshire, frequently asked questions and other topics; or telephone 01225 756178.

 

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Useful contacts & telephone numbers:

 

Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge.  Tel. 0300 456 0100 (all departments)
www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Social care help desk - tel. 0300 456 0111
Automated payments - tel. 0300 456 0199

 

The local Wiltshire Council office is at Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1ER
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fridays 9:00am to 4:30pm

 

Register of Electors:  to be included on the Electoral Roll contact the Elections Team on 0300 456 0112.

 

Wiltshire Accociation of Local Councils: www.wiltshire-alc.org.uk

Wiltshire Local Councils: www.communityfirst.org.uk

National Association of Local Councils: www.nalc.gov.uk

 

Housing: www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk Homes 4 Wiltshire is the way in which you can search for housing in the Wiltshire Council area.  Homes 4 Wiltshire will allow you more involvement in your housing future and this website is your gateway to a new home.  You can search for vacant properties across the Wiltshire Council area on this website.)