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Tisbury Parish Council

Tisbury nestles in the south-west corner of Wiltshire close to the county of Dorset and is located in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

In the 2001 census, the population of Tisbury was 2056 persons.

The High Street boasts a wealth of independent shops together with a small Co-operative food store and a Boots chemist shop. Other facilities include a sports centre, outdoor swimming pool (May to September) and railway station that connects to Salisbury, London Waterloo, and towns to the west including Sherborne and Exeter.

The Square

The village centre is called 'The Square' (although it is not square) and is characterized by a two-way roundabout!

What is a Parish Council?

There are approximately 8,500 parish councils in England; in addition, there are County Councils, Town Councils, Unitary Authorities etc. Most parish councils were established in 1894 by an Act of Parliament, creating civil parishes that are quite distinct from those of the church.
A typical parish council represents around 1,700 people, but some have much smaller and some much larger populations.
The most effective parish councils will have councillors and a clerk that works as a team to provide a service to the community.

What does a Parish Council do?

The parish council represents the interests of the whole community; these can be diverse and discovering the needs of different groups is an important part of the work of each and every parish councillor. Occasionally there will be a conflict of interest between the groups within the village and making difficult decisions in an open and reasoned way is something that all parish councils must do well. Consultation with the residents is, therefore, a very important tool.

Powers and Duties

Each parish council throughout England has powers and duties to help the community to thrive. A parish council must not do anything unless it has the legal power to act, granted by law.
Councillors must therefore always ask the question "Does the council have a legal power to act?"
This is especially important when spending public money.

History, Charm & Community Spirit

Latest Parish News

Station Works News

Tisbury - Station Works Development

20

June 2021
Photograph of Station Works

Overview

Tisbury Parish Council has had several meetings with Intelligent Land, (agents for Tisbury Community Homes, purchasers of Station Works in 2019). There are draft plans in progress for a redevelopment of this old industrial site. At the moment, the proposals are expected to include provision for approximately 80 new dwellings, including some flats, plus a care home for the elderly; together with associated private parking and a new pedestrian access into the village via the Three Arch Bridge. Intelligent Land has yet to finalise its plans.

Tisbury Community Homes is inviting the local community to look at the plans and provide feedback online at stationworks-tisbury.co.uk. Residents can also provide feedback by calling 0800 080 3160 or by emailing tisbury@devcomms.co.uk.

While we welcome the development of the Station Works site there are several outstanding issues that the Parish Council and the community has concerns about. These were aired at the public meeting held on 27th May 2021.  Simon Trueick from Intelligent Land on behalf of the site owner, Tisbury Community Homes was present and gave responses.

Below are the Notes from that meeting. There is also a PDF of the PowerPoint that Councillor Gerry Murray presented which is a great visual guide to all the issues.

Tisbury Parish Council has received a huge amount of feedback from the community and will publish a response soon.

Heard about the Regeneration of the Station Works Site?

Tisbury - Station Road

08

May 2021
Station Works site photograph
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