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Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, is a quintessential English market town redolent with history spanning more than 2000 years. The town gave its name to Wiltshire and the famous Wilton Carpets, which are still made here today. Wilton lies 3 miles west of Salisbury, located at the confluence of the Wylye and Nadder rivers and has a number of independent shops. Market day is Thursday and, with free parking and cash points, you have easy access to the wide range of traditional family - owned shops, pubs, cafés and other services. Within a short walk of the Market Square and Old St Mary's Church, you will find the famous Italianate Church and a delightful river walk along the Wylye, running from St John's Square through the Flouse Hole conservation area to Castle Meadow. With Wilton House and the Wilton Shopping Village, Wilton offers a unique and varied day out for families of all ages. 10 Miles west of Salisbury at Fovant, the famous regimental badges can be viewed from laybys on the A30. Travel further west and you will find Tisbury, with its own railway station, situated on a steep slope beside the River Nadder. From here you can discover the blood-thirsty past of Old Wardour Castle, as well as simply taking time to explore some of Wiltshire's loveliest villages and footpaths that surround it. The Larmer Tree Gardens are to be found in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, rolling chalk downlands which were reputedly the hunting grounds of King John.
The Town Council is responsible for a number of facilities in the town:
- The play area and tennis courts at Minster St, (on the corner of Minster St/A30 and the A36).
- The recreation ground and Sports Pavilion at Castle Meadow, Castle Lane, just off North Street.
- The play area and park on the Bulbridge Estate.
- The play area at Wishford Road.
- The Cemetery on the A30/Shaftesbury Road
- The churchyard surrounding Old St Mary's Church in the town centre
- The youth service building at The Hollows in the Waterditchampton area.
- The two (free) car parks in the Market Square and South Street. T
- The public toilets in Greyhound Lane, just off the Market Square between the Health & Medical Centre and The Greyhound Inn
- The Council Offices, just off Kingsbury Square.
In addition, the Town Council is currently applying to take on the ownership of:
- The Sheep Fair Field, behind The Avenue and the A36
- Two play areas, one at Randalls Croft Road, and one at Maple Crescent
- Two disused buildings on the corner of Bell Lane/Silver St
Meetings are held four times a month in the Council Chamber
- The Full Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month
- The Amenities & Planning Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month. No meeting in August, and it meets on the second Tuesday in December
- The Finance & General Purposes Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. No meeting in August, and it meets on the third Tuesday in December
- The Town Team meets on the third Thursday of the month. No meeting in August or December,
All meetings are open to the public, and there is always an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues, make comment, or provide information about the matters to be discussed at 7.00pm, before the formal meeting starts. The agenda for each meeting will be posted on this website no later than the preceding Thursday.
- The Town Team is a working group of the Town Council. It has no powers to act, and cannot spend taxpayers funds, but is a very useful discussion forum attended by representatives of a wide range of local organisations. It refers its ideas for projects etc back to the Town Council for action.
To contact the Town Council, in the first instance please e-mail the Town Clerk, Mrs Catherine Purves at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01722 742093. Please note that the Clerk works part time, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 2.00pm, so there may be a delay in responding to your e-mail or call. There is an answerphone service for out of hours calls.
For in depth information about the shops, businesses, organisations and events that Wilton can offer, including the annual Community Carnival, the Wilton Business Event, the Christmas Tree Lighting event, British Cycling event and events held by and in the grounds of Wilton House go to: www.wiltontown.com