Teffont Parish Council
The Teffont Parish Council was formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of the Parish Council of Teffont Magna (sometimes known as Upper Teffont) and the Parish Meeting of Teffont Evias (alternate acceptable spelling is Evyas, Ewias or Ewyas). It consists of seven Councillors who are, normally, elected every four years. Like all Parish Councils, it has very limited powers but, because all its members live locally, it is frequently the first port of call for anyone having problems with Local Government.
The Parish Council normally meets every two months but, in order to consider Planning Applications where it has some say, it will meet as a Planning Committee whenever necessary.
Notices and minutes of Council Meetings are posted on the Parish Council Meetings page and the two Parish Council notice boards in the village. All meetings, which usually start at 1830hrs and last about two hours, are open to the public although non-Councillors may not normally speak at them except during a short Question Time at the start of each meeting. The Parish Council sets an annual precept, which appears as part of Council Tax bills, to cover its expenses. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Chairman and Councillors of the Parish Council, of the Council's Clerk and of the Wiltshire Councillor, whose ward includes Teffont, are listed on the Council's notice boards and on this website.
Additional to the information on the Parish Council, it may be of interest to visit the Wiltshire Council website (Click here to link to the Wiltshire Council Website)
Teffont Parish Councillors
Sonia O'Donnell (Chairman)
Parish Clerk - Madeline Honeybourne (
Unitary Councillor (Nadder Valley Divison) : Bridget Wayman (
Parish Council Code of Conduct
Parish Council Meetings
All Parish Meetings are open to Teffont Residents
Minutes of Previous Meetings (note: these are drafts only until approved by the Parish Council at the following meeting. Therefore the final version may differ): Click on the underlined links to view in a new webpage.
Please Note, all minutes remain as draft until signed by the Chairman. If you wish to obtain a copy of the certified minutes, please contact the Parish Clerk.
The Annual Parish Community Meeting will take place Tuesday 18th April 2023 in the Teffont Village Hall
Below are the annual reports available prior to the meeting foray your information:
Please find below AGAR Document to download for 2022/23:
Teffont Community Emergency Plan
This plan provides guidance for reaction to emergencies and outlines self- help capability within the village. It is derived from the Wiltshire Council CEP thus having a similar layout making for ease of reference for the Emergency Services.
Copies of this plan are held by the Parish Council members and electronically on the Parish website from where it can be downloaded.
In 2007 the resident of Teffont began the process of preparing the Village Design Statement (VDS). Having been approved by Wiltshire Council, the VDS constitutes 'A material consideration in the determination of a planning application'. This means that the content of the VDS will be taken into account by the Council when determining planning applications. In 2017 the VDS available below, was reviewed, updated and published.
The Teffont Village Design Statement is available to view and download as a Pdf doument, click the following link to view: Teffont Village Design Statement