Teffont Parish Council
The Teffont Parish Council was formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of the Parish Council of Teffont Magna (sometimes known as Upper Teffont) and the Parish Meeting of Teffont Evias (alternate acceptable spelling is Evyas, Ewias or Ewyas). It consists of seven Councillors who are, normally, elected every four years. Like all Parish Councils, it has very limited powers but, because all its members live locally, it is frequently the first port of call for anyone having problems with Local Government.
The Parish Council normally meets every two months but, in order to consider Planning Applications where it has some say, it will meet as a Planning Committee whenever necessary.
Notices and minutes of Council Meetings are posted on the Parish Council Meetings page and the two Parish Council notice boards in the village. All meetings, which usually start at 1830hrs and last about two hours, are open to the public although non-Councillors may not normally speak at them except during a short Question Time at the start of each meeting. The Parish Council sets an annual precept, which appears as part of Council Tax bills, to cover its expenses. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Chairman and Councillors of the Parish Council, of the Council's Clerk and of the Wiltshire Councillor, whose ward includes Teffont, are listed on the Council's notice boards and on this website.
Additional to the information on the Parish Council, it may be of interest to visit the Wiltshire Council website (Click here to link to the Wiltshire Council Website)
Teffont Parish Councillors
David Wood (Chairman)
Ruth Bull (Vice Chairman)
Parish Council Meetings
All Parish Meetings are open to Teffont Residents
Tuesday 9th May 2017. Annual Parish Meeting following by a Parish Council Meeting. Agenda
Tuesday 14th March 2017 Agenda
Tuesday 10th January 2017 Agenda
Tuesday 8th November 2016. Agenda
Tuesday 18th October 2016. Agenda This meeting will only consider planning applications.
Tuesday 13th September 2016 Agenda
Tuesday 16th August 2016 Agenda This meeting will only consider planning applications.
Tuesday 12th July 2016 Agenda
Wednesday 8th June 2016 .Agenda This meeting will only consider planning applications.
Tuesday 10th May 2016 - Annual Parish Meeting followed by a Parish Council Meeting.Agenda
Minutes of Previous Meetings (note: these are drafts only until approved by the Parish Council at the following meeting. Therefore the final version may differ):
Draft Minutes of 14th March 2017
Draft Minutes of 10th January 2017
Draft Minutes of 8th November 2016
Draft Planning Minutes of 18th October 2016.
Draft minutes of 13th September 2016
Draft minutes of 16th August 2016.
Draft Minutes of 12th July 2016.
Minutes of 10th May 2016.
In 2007 the resident of Teffont began the process of preparing the Village Design Statement (VDS). Having been approved by Wiltshire Council, the VDS constitutes 'A material consideration in the determination of a planning application'. This means that the content of the VDS will be taken into account by the Council when determining planning applications.
The Teffont Village Design Statement is available to view online, click the following link to view: Teffont Village Design Statement
Notice of Conclusion of Financial Audit 2015/16.