Parish Council Elections

Notice of Parish Elections

Candidates can submit nomination papers between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Thursday 20 May 2021 until the statutory deadline of 4pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday).   Please note that Nomination Papers can only be delivered by hand and must be delivered to the location stated on the Notice of Election.

We would encourage prospective Candidates to use the online booking system to book an appointment to submit their nomination papers.  This enables the Electoral Services team to ensure there are sufficient numbers of staff available to receive nomination papers.  If the Candidate’s are  unable to use the booking system, they can contact the Electoral Services Staff by telephoning 0300 456 0112.   The online booking system can be found on the Wiltshire Council website at: South Area Notice of Election (All areas)South Area Notice of Election (All areas)

Nomination papers can be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website at: Area Notice of Election (All areas)


Census 2021

The census is coming! By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.

It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire. Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan and fund public services.

In one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in England and Wales, whether it’s through using census information to plan new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes.

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made or payments or services you receive cannot see it.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from government. Your details are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.

Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.

Everyone should have the support they need to fill in the census. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available.

These include a contact centre that can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.

If you need help or have any questions, visit

Or see the leaflet below!