All members of Preshute Parish Council adhere to this Code of Conduct to ensure they are placing the public interest before their own.

The Code covers the seven basic principles of Public Life - selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Code of Conduct document is here


Role of Working Groups

(Guidelines for need, objectives and structure)

The Role of Working Groups document is here


Accessibility Statement



This Accessibility Statement applies to the Preshute Parish Council website.

This website is run by Preshute Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible. This applies to older PDF documents that are not fully accessible to screen reader software and some parts of the site may not be navigable using only a keyboard.


Feedback and reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements or if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print, please contact us:

Email [clerk@preshutepc.org.uk]

Call: [01672 861262]

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.


Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Technical information about this website's accessibility

Preshute Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, as full compliance would be a disproportionate burden to the Council to make it fully accessible.

Areas where the website may be non-compliant include navigation and accessing information and PDF documents. As far as we are able, by September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared and last reviewed on 28 July 2020.

This website was last tested during April 2020. The test was carried out by a Preshute Parish Council nominated volunteer with basic knowledge of websites.

This approach used was HM Government's basic self test procedure (where to do a detailed test to WCAG 2.1 would be a disproportionate burden).

Accessibility Statement website v1.0,  28 July 2020


What is a Parish Council?

Parish councils are the first tier of local government and are closest to the community. We play a vital part in representing the interests of our community and are responsible for:

  • Maintaining the rights of way in the parish

  • Managing the provision of various services such as grass cutting and local amenities

  • We work with and represent the interests of our community to Wiltshire Council on matters of Highways, Planning, the environment, etc.

  • Maintaining the parish property

  • Ensuring the parish environment is pleasant and free of litter

  • Listening to residents and working to improve the parish environment

  • Supporting community projects such as Marlborough Downs Space for Nature and Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group

  • All Parish Councillors contribute their time and efforts voluntarily and generally live within or within 1 mile of the Parish
  • If you would like to become involved in your local Preshute community, please contact the Clerk, Sophie Roberts (see contact details below)
  • The list of Parish Councillors can be found at the foot of each page of this website

Our Councillors represent their community to the Parish Council and the management of the Parish to the community. 

The Council is apolitical and meets approximately every other month at Manton Village Hall (usually on Monday evenings) or remotely using audiovisual media (Zoom). The general public can attend these meetings. For the next meeting, click on the 'Parish Council' heading at the top of this page.

Want to be a Councillor?

To become a Councillor you need to be over 18 and live or work in the parish (or within 3 miles of the boundary).  You also need to be a qualifying UK citizen.

You will need enthusiasm and a desire to improve your neighbourhood. Preshute Council needs a range of skills to function properly with individual members taking on specific responsibilities depending on their backgrounds. You might be a methodical organiser, have accounting skills, be an ideas person or good at influencing others.

We all have different backgrounds but all have one common purpose - to champion our community and look after the beautiful and historic rural landscape we live in. 

To learn more, please contact our clerk, Sophie Roberts at: