The Parish Council is committed to serving all 240 or so parishioners in any way that enhances the quality of life for all in Compton Bassett and promotes the best interests of the parish. Councillors are elected volunteers who do not receive any payment for their services.
The Parish Council meets every six to eight weeks at the Benson Village Hall and an Annual Community Meeting is held in May of each year. You are very welcome to attend.
If you would like to contact us for help or information, please follow the link to our parish clerk: email@example.com
We represent your views when plans are submitted for approval that affect the village and the area. If you have concerns about a development within the parish then talk to us and we will do our best to help.
Hills Group run meetings for a liaison committee twice a year covering all of their sites that are in our area and we hold two seats on the committee for Lower Compton site. Find contact details and minutes here.
We represent you on the Area Boards with a view of bringing local decision making back into the community. CATG is a sub-group of the Area Boards that specifically deals with highway issues.
We look at ways to improve the behaviour of road users through the village. We helped the implementation of the 40mph speed limit, speedwatch and getting better signage to promote the 7.5 tonnes limit.
Members of our parish council are able to visit the sick and elderly when a need arises. We can put them in touch with those whose role it is to help or look after them, wherever that is possible.
Parish Stewards are responsibile for looking after the fabric of our village and take care of the smaller issues that arise from time to time. Larger projects are dealt with via a different process. We provide an immediate way of getting messages to the Parish Steward and provide you with feedback.
The generosity of past residents of this parish gave a most excellent village hall for our community. Two parish councillors represent your views and wishes on the management committee to ensure that this asset of the village is run in a manner to enhance our environment for everyone's benefit.
The parish has an extensive history and some parishioners have acquired a wealth of documentary and photographic evidence to support that history. This resource will be available to everyone to view and the council has a great interest in preserving this facility.
With such beautiful countryside in our parish and an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways, the parish council actively support their maintenance and repair. We have specific duties for the upkeep of rights of way and will be pleased to hear of any concerns.
We have the means to get local news in front of you in a variety of ways: the village website, direct emailing, and our periodical hand-delivered newsletter Compton Bassett Matters. Our primary and most responsive connection is through this website.
The Neighbourhood plan provides this parish with a positive vision for how we want our community to develop in the future. We work to maintain a relevant plan to protect the integrity of the village and to seek ways to enhance our environment for the good of all who live in it.