Annual Return

Annual return for the year ended 31 March 2016.

By law, every smaller authority in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an Annual Return summarising its activities. This must be made available on the authority’s website on a set date, known as a “commencement of the period for the exercise of public rights”. 20th June 2016 is the date selected for Atworth Parish Council.

Below is a link to Atworth’s annual return for the year ended 31st March 2016

Annual Return to 31 March 2016

Notices relating to this are also available here:

Declaration of Status of Published Accounts

Notice of the Date of Commencement for the Period of Exercise of Public Rights




Planning Meeting – 23rd August 2017

Please be advised that parish councillors are summoned and the public invited to attend a meeting of Atworth Parish Council Planning Committee to be held on Wednesday 23rd August at 7.00pm in Atworth Village Hall to consider the agenda below:


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Declarations of interest
  4. Formal closure of the meeting
  5. Public Participation
  6. Reconvene the meeting
  7. Planning Applications

Council to consider

  1. Planning application reference 17/06067/FUL

Construction of Agricultural Building at Lenton Farm, 217 Great Chalfield, Broughton Gifford Nr Melksham Wiltshire SN12 8NQ

2. Planning application reference 17/06996/FUL
Installation of two rapid electric vehicle charging stations with associated equipment and parking bays within the forecourt of the garage. The Bear Garage, Bath Road, Atworth, SN12 8HN

3. Planning application reference 17/06956/FUL

Proposed demolition of existing cattle cubicles, erection of replacement cow shed, proposed new cow shed & extension to existing shed. Church Farm, Church Street, Atworth, Wiltshire, SN12 8JA

Link to Wiltshire Council Planning Portal:

  1. Finance

Approval of Schedule of Payments

  1. Any Other Business
  2. Date of Next Meeting

20th September 2017 at Atworth Village Hall

Agenda – Atworth Parish Council Meeting Wednesday 21st April 2017 at 7pm

Please be advised that Parish Councillors are summoned and the public invited to attend a meeting of Atworth Parish Council to be held on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 7.00pm in The White Hart (Skittle Alley) to consider the agenda below.

Please note the change of venue on this occasion to the White Hart rather than the Village Hall.




  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Declarations of interest

Formal closure of the meeting

Public Participation 

3.1 Presentation of Outstanding Service Award to Henrietta Brown

Reconvene the meeting

    4. Co-option of new councillors

Councillors to consider applications received

  1. Minutes

5.1       To consider, approve and sign the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 17th May 2017

  1. Outstanding Actions

Updates on the following actions arising from previous minutes:

6.1       Grass cutting

6.2       Poor House Cottages signpost repairs

6.3       Poppy wreaths

6.4       Clock tower clock repairs

6.5       Western bus shelter roof quotations

6.6       Quote for painting eastern bus shelter

6.7       Quote for repairs to Recreation Ground benches

6.8       Bollards in Pavement at Albion House

6.9       Update on the “No Trespassing on the Verge” sign

6.10     Consideration of draft Flags policy

Reports Received

7.1       CATG report

7.2       Police report

  1. Finance:

8.1       Approval of the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2017

8.2       Signature of Annual Return

8.3       Approval of Payment Schedule to June and authorisation of cheques

8.4       Approval to accept Budget Monitoring Statement to end of May 2017

  1. Planning Applications

Councillors to consider Planning Applications received since the last meeting (note: no planning applications received at date of publication of Agenda)

  1. Agenda items

10.1     Councillors to consider a proposal to review the dates of Parish Council meetings, taking into account no meetings planned for August or December.

10.2     Clerk’s performance review

10.3     To consider design and purchase of additional noticeboards for the village

10.4     To consider design and purchase of additional benches for the village

10.5     To consider adoption of a Fly Posting policy for the Parish

  1. Correspondence

            11.1 Application from the residents of 2, Hayes Close, for a gateway to the Recreation Ground along with queries regarding the boundary

  1. Any Other Business

            To receive any other relevant business that did not arrive in time for the agenda. No financial payments can be made at this point.

  1. Date of Next Meeting

            Wednesday 19th July 2017 in St Michael’s Church Rooms

Declarations of Office

At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 17th May 2017, Effie Gale-Sides was elected as Chairman, and Richard Clark and Alan Lee were confirmed as Councillors.


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Kate Hartley was co-opted at the August 2017 meeting

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Sarah Horrell was co-opted at the June 2017 meeting


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Arnold Snowball and Philippa Gray were co-opted at the September meeting