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.
Andy Oliver - Chair
Member and Chair of the Staffing Committee, Council representative to the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust
Mobile: 07769 324365
Jayne Gillick - Vice-chair
Member of the Staffing Committee
Anne Appleyard - Councillor
Member of the Planning Committee
Address: Appledown, 1A, Bourne Close, Porton, Salisbury, SP4 0LL
Phone: 01980 610385
Steven Cocking - Councillor
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
Member and Chairman of the Planning Committee, Council representative to the Amesbury Neighbourhood Tasking Group and the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust
Kirsty Exton - Councillor
Member of the Staffing and Planning Committees, Council representative to Wiltshire Council's amesbury Area Board
Mark Jones - Councillor
Councillor refused request for photo.
Member of the Planning and Staffing Committees
Wayne Maher - Councillor
Member of the Planning Committee, Council representative to the Idmiston Parish Memorial Hall Trust
Address: 1 Bourne Close, Porton, Salisbury, SP4 0LL
Mobile: 07788 636456
For Councillors' Registers of Interests, go here: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-town-parish-council
Wiltshire Unitary Authority - Unitary Councillor
(Bourne and Woodford Valley)
Phone: 01980 610301