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St Eds and Milford

2008 KeenTo Chat

Community Safety

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2008 Culture

2008 New Year

Wilts One Council

BFarm Retail Park

BFarm roads

New role Culture

The Bigger Picture

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New role Community

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Q Patricia Hewitt

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2008 One Council for Wiltshire

Implementation Executive
The County Council and the four District Councils are working hard to ensure that, when the new Council opens for business in May 2009, you, the customer, will receive an excellent service.

This process of becoming one Council is being overseen by Councillors from all five authorities: 2 from each District Council (8 in total), and the 8 Cabinet Members and Leader from the County Council. This ‘Implementation Executive’ currently meets monthly and the meetings are open to the public. As Cabinet Member for Culture, I am on this Executive.

Salisbury City Council
Salisbury is the only part of Wiltshire to have no parish councils. The bid for a Wiltshire unitary included a proposal to set up a Salisbury City Council, which is basically a parish council for a city.

New Ward Boundaries
The new Council will have about 98 councillors – to replace the 49 county and 195 district councillors currently serving Wiltshire. So the ward boundaries need to change. After consulting district and parish councillors, the County Council has submitted a proposal to the national Boundary Committee, who make the final decision on where the boundaries will be. Their formal response is awaited.

Senior appointments to the new Wiltshire Council
The top team of Corporate Directors for the new Council is now in place. The second tier of Service Director appointments are to be made on 30 June and 1 July. All new senior appointments are being offered first to the staff of the five councils. Only if no appointment can be made from existing staff is the vacancy then advertised nationally. The one exception is the post of Chief Executive which will be advertised nationally after the new Council has come into existence.

Find out more...
To find out more about any aspect of the move to One Council, go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk.