Keevil Parish Council serves the village of Keevil and all the outlying areas within the large parish area.
The current Keevil Parish Councillors, serving until May 2021 are: (for contact details of the Clerk and Councillors see Councillors page)
|Ginny Sherman (Chair)||Sarah Dow|
|Suzanne Wickham (Vice-Chair)||David Finch|
|Rosemary Banfield||Rodney Meatyard|
Here you will find all the essential information you may require about the Council and its activities, including news, minutes, agendas, contacts for the Clerk and the Councillors and important notices.
What is a Parish Council?
A Parish Council is the first tier of local government and Councillors are elected to serve for four years. Parish Councillors are elected or co-opted volunteers from the parish and carry out their role as a public service. They are bound by a code of conduct which requires them to undertake their duties fairly, impartially and honestly in the public interest.
Councillors work hard to represent the interests of local people and improve the quality of life and the local environment. They have limited powers but are supporters of existing local services and do their best to protect them. Councillors also act as signposts and access points to services, as representatives, if assistance from a different agency is required. A Parish Council has the ability to negotiate with those other agencies that do make the final decisions (such as Wiltshire Council, Health Authorities, Police etc); they know that a Parish Council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something, and its views will be taken seriously.
How is the Parish Council funded?
The funding for Keevil Parish Council is allocated by Wiltshire Council and is taken from the council tax; this is called an annual precept. The budget is limited and much goes on maintaining the Banfield Recreation Ground and the War Memorial and donating to village organisations. Requests for funding for village projects are welcomed by the Council and, in collaboration with our Wiltshire Councillor, Jonathon Seed, additional contributions may be sought from the Area Board or from the Community Area Transport Group as appropriate. Increasingly, the Parish Council is required to pay for or contribute to general village improvements or maintenance, previously funded by Wiltshire Council.
Many issues are beyond the remit of Keevil Parish Council, so parishioners are invited to contact Wiltshire Council direct to raise their concerns. The link below gives a list of all Wiltshire Council’s services:
Parishioners can also report issues direct to Wiltshire Council via the use of MyWilts online reporting:
In addition, the Parish Steward visits the parish once a month. He is part of the Wiltshire Highways department and can complete relevant jobs at the request of The Parish Council. If any parishioner sees something that needs repairing or improving, they can contact any Councillor with details. For contact details see Councillors page.
Crime statistics are no longer provided to the Parish Council. Parishioners can find information on local crime statistics here:
Keevil Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, any information can be requested in an alternative accessible format upon request to the Clerk, contact details are available on the Councillors page.