Most people's impression of what a Councillor does is that they just attend council meetings but nothing could be further from the truth! The duties and pleasure of being a Councillor are many and varied.
Parish Councils must have a minimum number of Councillors to remain legally enabled to make decisions on your behalf and allocate locally the funds raised by the Parish Precept which is paid as part of the compulsory Council Tax. If there is no Parish Council then these funds will be spent by the more remote, and locally disengaged, Wiltshire Council.
We have 15 parish council seats. When we have vacancies, often the seat can be filled by co-option which is a very simple process. If you count less than 15 councillors in this section, we likely have some. You can apply for co-option into the council by completing the form inside our standing orders located here.
Mark Jones, Gomeldon ward - Vice Chairman
Member and Chairman of the Planning Committee, and member of the Finance and Staffing Committees. Also a Flood Warden
Mobile: 07881 504095
Graeme Bryson - Councillor Gomeldon ward
Member of the Planning Committee
Representative to Gomeldon School
Steven Cocking - Councillor, Idmiston & Porton ward
Council representative to the Community Area Transport Group, Council representative to the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust.
Address: Amberley, Idmiston Road, Porton.
Phone: 01980 610852
Valerie Creswell - Councillor, Idmiston & Porton ward
Member of the Planning and Finance Committees Council representative to the Amesbury Police Neighbourhood Tasking Group, the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust and the Wiltshire Localism & Planning Group (WALPA)
Mike Crook - Councillor, Gomeldon ward
Councillor has refused request for photo.
Member of the Planning committee.
Wayne Maher - Councillor, Gomeldon ward
Member of the Planning Committee, Council representative to the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust
Address: 97 East Gomeldon Road, Gomeldon Salisbury, SP4 6LZ
Mobile: 07788 636456
Robert Miles - Councillor, Idmiston & Porton ward
Council repesntative to St Nicholas School, Porton
Defibrillator checker, Porton
Address: Byford Lodge, Winterslow Road,
Porton, Salisbury, SP4 OLF
Phone: 01980 762299
Stephen Wheatland - Councillor, Idmiston & Porton ward
Defibrillator checker, Gomeldon
Address: 2 St Nicholas Close,
Porton, Salisbury, SP4 0LS
Phone: 07774 584740
For Councillors' Registers of Interests, go here: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-town-parish-council
(Old Sarum & Lower Woodford Valley)
Phone: 07769 324365
(Winterslow & Upper Woodford Valley)
Idmiston & Porton Ward
Phone: 01980 591607, mobile: 07473 877019