Facebook Page for North Newnton Parish Council

Our Clerk, Gill Tatum, attended a useful online conference today (29/09/2021) hosted for free by Scribe,  lots of useful information from speakers , including using social media to engage Parishioners and the final speaker was the now famous Jackie Weaver!

North Newnton Parish Council are looking at setting up a Facebook page shortly and if you would find this useful please reply to the Clerk saying yes or no with Facebook as the subject   Clerk@nnpc.org.uk

Wiltshire Local Performance & Scrutiny Committee Dates of Meetings

Members of the Dorset & Wilts Fire and Rescue Authority, Wiltshire Local Performance & Scrutiny Committee have asked that I provide your Parish with a link to our upcoming meeting papers in order for you to promote them.

Below are the dates to all our upcoming LPS Wiltshire meetings throughout the year:


Wiltshire Local Performance & Scrutiny Committee Meetings
Date Time Meeting
2 September 2021 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
2 December 2021 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
3 March 2022 Thurs 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire
8 June 2022 Weds 1000-1200 hrs Local Performance & Scrutiny – Wiltshire

Please find the link to download the Agenda and papers for the meeting on the 2 September 2021https://www.dwfire.org.uk/fire-rescue-authority/meetings/local-performance-scrutiny-committee-wiltshire/

Please see the Public Notice below;

Wiltshire LPS Public Notice 2 Sept


Hilcott Defibrillator moved and operational

Thanks to a trio of Parish Councillors the Defibrillator has  been successfully moved in Hilcott.

It’s new address is; Corner of Wilford Road with Stitchings Lane (opposite the Village Hall where it was previously), Hilcott, SN9  6LE.

Its what3words address is;https://w3w.co/musical.unspoiled.sunbeam  (Every 3 metre square in the world has its own unique what3words address).

Pictures of its new location 

In an emergency please dial 999 the operator will give you a code to open the defibrillator and follow the instructions as it “talks” to you when placing on someone experience heart attack issues.

The Parish Council are considering organising training for the use of the defibrillator, anyone interested please contact Gill the Clerk; Clerk@nnpc.org.uk





The Parish Council Notice Board in Hilcott has moved!

Hilcott residents may have already noticed but the Parish Council Notice Board has moved locations !  It is now adjacent to the Village pond adjoining Stitchings Lane.

It has been moved following the request of the Trustees of the Village Hall due to the demolition works to take place there and with the kind permission of Andrew Ford.

We do hope you will drop by and read notices.  If you would like notices pertaining to the Parish and Hilcott to be put on it please let the Clerk, Gill know, she can be reached by email clerk@nnpc.org.uk  or mobile  07979866387

Wiltshire NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic  and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time there is  a self-referral option via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors – This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.

The risk tool can be accessed via the link below:


AGE UK update on Advice and Information

Some news from the Information & Advice (I&A) team at Age UK Wiltshire that may be helpful to older residents across  North Newnton Parish:
  • Age UK are supporting clients to apply for the Wiltshire Surviving Winter Grant this year (in partnership with Wiltshire Community Foundation and Wiltshire Warm & Safe) which, if applying through Age UK Wiltshire, is a one-off grant of £150 (up to £250 for some clients). They  can support clients who meet all the following criteria:
  • over pension age (client and/or partner)
  • have household income (excluding disability benefits) less than £16,190 pa OR in receipt of a means-tested benefit
  • considered to be in fuel poverty by AUKW– e.g. high heating costs, struggling to afford to heat their home adequately, hard-to-heat homes, significantly under using heating.
  • able to provide evidence of their means-tested benefit and a suitable bank account to pay the money into
  • Age UK continue to take applications for our free telephone befriending service and are branching out into other things like telephone book groups, although they now have a short waiting list. They can also refer into free Age UK national telephone befriending.
  • They are still supporting clients with Attendance Allowance/DLA application forms which is now done through free telephone appointments and turnaround time for us contacting and completing the appointment is around 2 weeks or less (with it being backdated to the date of referral to them )
  • They continue to offer telephone and email advice and support in the usual areas of advice like welfare benefits for older people, housing options and issues and care and support options.
All of the above can be arranged through Age UK  Information & Advice team by calling  on 0808 196 2424 or emailing  enquiries@ageukwiltshire.org.uk. You can read about their other services on our website here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/

Parish Memorial

The new small memorial is now in place beside our young trees that were planted as part of our WW1 Armistice Centenary Celebrations last year at the Parish Notice Board just below The Seven Stars. We now also recognize the VE Day 75th Anniversary.
Our grateful thanks to Melissa Cole, our local artist blacksmith, for all her work and support in making this memorial possible.