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Welcome to the Froxfield in Wiltshire Village website

This website is designed for use by the Froxfield Village community.

Hire of Froxfield Memorial Hall
Contact details an be found under the Organisations section

Please remember that wheelie bins should only be put out the evening before collection. Please do not spoil our beautiful village or your neighbour's view by leaving them out.


2017 EVENTS


Music & Beer Festival 10TH JUNE on the green

Froxfield Fete 22ND JUL on the green

Beating the Bounds 6TH AUG

A pub quiz is held every first Friday of the month in the Pelican 7:30




FROXFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

High-Speed Broadband Engineering Works

It has been brought to our attention that a new telegraph pole has been erected in Manor Park as part of the on-going engineering work in preparation for the roll-out of super-fast broadband. This work is being carried out by BT Open Reach.

At our PC meeting in March this year we invited a representative of the BT, the regional manager for the roll-out programme, kindly attended to talk about the pending installation. I know at that time he did state that ‘where possible’ the lines would be underground. We will be contacting him again to discuss this.

Unfortunately, the Parish Council were not aware that these poles were to be installed or where they would be sited. There has been no consultation. Having spoken to Wiltshire County Council, who are responsible for all planning applications, Open Reach, as a Statutory Body are not obliged to seek planning permission for their installations.

I understand that attached to the poles there are the details to contact should anyone wish to make a complaint and I suggest any residents in Manor Park who are unhappy follow this action and perhaps present a united argument to ask for the poles to be re-sited.

The Parish Council has the best interest of the village at heart at all times
If anyone wishes to discuss this further please contact any of your councillors whose details are listed on this website and we will seek to help in any way please let me know.

Our next Parish Council Meeting is on Wednesday 12th July. Councillors will be available before the meeting from 7.00pm to discuss any items of concern and the meeting will start at 7.30pm.


Pat Adams
Chairman Froxfield Parish Council



WHAT DOES YOUR PARISH COUNCIL DO?
Read about the roles and responsibilities of the Parish Council under Froxfield Parish Council, Lists of Councillors and Responsibilities. There is also a list of your new Councillors.

Draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of May 10th have been published.
Find them under the Froxfield PC Section.

We have a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. After many years of loyal service, our Parish Clerk, Graham Francis is retiring. If you would be interested in taking on the role of Parish Clerk, please contact PC Chair, Pat Adams. Contact details under the List of Councillors.


Background to High-Speed Broadband roll-out

AT the Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th, Guest Speaker Mr Richard Leeding of BT briefed locals about the upgrade of the village to high-speed broadband. This work has now begun. Every household in the main village area of Froxfield will have the facility of fibre optic cable to their premises.

However, to access the new speeds, individual householders will need to sign up to a new contract with their own broadband provider.

Information about progress by individual postcodes can be found on either the BT Openreach website or http://www.wiltshireonline.org.

READ A REPORT ON THE MEETING WITH ALL POSTCODES COVERED IN THE PROGRAMME IN THE PARISH COUNCIL SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.


Froxfield Parish Council has been awarded a Community Benefit Grant from Lightsource Renewables, the company that owns and manages the Rudge Manor Solar Farm and this one-off payment of £15,000 has now been paid and we will begin discussions on the process of setting up a local committee to manage grants to local projects at the next Parish Council Meeting on July 12th.[b]


[b]THE FROXFIELD EMERGENCY PLAN
can now be found on the website under the Parish Council info. This contacts emergency contacts and advice for coping with the aftermath of a major disaster (locally). SEE "THE PARISH COUNCIL" SECTION.

We want to keep you up-to-date on how this money is spent, as well as other news from the Parish Council, we now have a dedicated email address. Sign up for this and we will send you news bulletins to ensure YOU are fully informed!

To sign up to this service you must email froxfieldPCnews@mail.com
With your name and address. We will keep your email address on our database


GET INVOLVED - Froxfield PC asks locals to get involved in a new project to improve the Froxfield Water Meadows and the river running through our village – with the help of Action for River Kennet. Keep an eye on the Water Meadows section of the Parish Council news for more details of the next steps, following the successful public meeting hosted by ARK.

Find out more under the Froxfield Parish Council section.



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Web Editor Lorraine Saville
Parish Council Content: Cllr Vanya Body