Welcome to the Fittleton cum Haxton website

The parish of Fittleton is formed by the settlements of Fittleton and Haxton which adjoin and make a single village. It is a very picturesque village with a 100 dwellings and a population of 261 in 2011.  The Church in Fittleton lies adjacent to wet pasture extending to the riverside but is bordered in the north west by woodland and the walled grounds of the former rectory and Fittleton Manor. The Church has a memorial window for HMS Fittleton, a minesweeper of the Royal Naval Reserve which sank in the North Sea in 1976 with the loss of 12 lives.   There are several thatched cottages in the winding narrow street leading to the village green known as The Pound in Haxton. This is surrounded by cottages, bungalows and a high wall of brick and flint. Lying behind the high wall is Haxton Farm and its historic farmhouse approached through an avenue of limes. Fittleton Parish includes Netheravon Airfield which was created in 1913 for the Royal Flying Corps.   It is now used as a parachute centre.

 

The Parish has a Parish Council with 7 members which meet every two months.   Fittleton shares a Village Hall with Netheravon which is called the Phoenix Hall.   The Parish Council meets there in the winter months, but meets in the Church in the summer.   As well as the responsibility of the Phoenix Hall, the Council has allotments within the village which they manage.   They hold two Village Tidy Days a year and the community pull together to keep the village looking neat and tidy. At Christmas, the Parish Council organizes Christmas lights in a tree in Fittleton and they hold a Carol and Mince Pie evening to turn on the lights and to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

PARISH CLERK

FITTLETON cum HAXTON PARISH COUNCIL

The position of Clerk will become available on 1 st November 2020

The PARISH CLERK is an important member of the Parish Council team in a non-voting capacity.

Responsibilities include control of finance, preparing the annual budget, payment of invoices, arranging and servicing parish meetings, general correspondence plus liaison with Wiltshire Council and other local bodies.

The Parish Clerk works from home and needs basic IT equipment such as a computer, printer and a broadband connection.

A home phone line is required.

Remuneration is for 4 hours per week at national rates depending on experience. (Normally £9-11 per hour).

A contribution towards home expenses will be made by the Parish Council. Authorised travel will be reimbursed.

Experience. The job will suit a competent administrator. Training and support will be available from WALC (Wiltshire Association of Local Councils). WALC will arrange a course for new clerks when Government rules on Covid-19 allow. The Parish Council will pay expenses.

Applications to Mr.A.S.Wood, Chairman, Fittleton cum Haxton Parish Council Orchard House, Fittleton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 9QA by 5pm on 16 November 2020.

If more information is required please contact Mr.Wood : T: 01980 671265 Email: wood94@btinternet.com

Netheravon & Fittleton Parish Councils

Advice for Parishioners Regarding Coronavirus

Please read this leaflet, as it contains important information regarding how the Parish Council will support those affected by novel coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).

For specific medical advice, call 111.

For emergencies, call 999.