Area Boards – General

Area Boards are a way of working to bring local decision making into the heart of the community. There are 18 Area Boards across Wiltshire, with each one holding delegated powers and devolved budgets to facilitate community action at a local level. Residents and local organisations are encouraged to engage with their local Area Board by contacting their local Councillor or Community Engagement Manager or by attending one of the local business meetings, community events, working groups or activities.

A full description of the purpose, roles and responsibilities of Area Boards, along with a link to the most recent Area Boards Handbook can be found here.

Area Boards Map – 2021

Southern Wiltshire Area Board

Full information on the role and activities of the Southern Wiltshire Area Board can be found here.

Dates of meetings, agendas and minutes can be found here.

Engagement and Partnerships Team (SEP)

‘The Engagement and Partnerships Team work closely with residents, volunteers, local partners and Councillors of the Area Board to help facilitate community-led action. The team ensure that the boards use a variety of engagement platforms such as business meetings, working groups, events, workshops and surveys, to develop a strong network of local partners and to deliver to local priorities. They work closely with their communities and really get to know local residents and partners. They are experienced in developing projects, building relationships and putting together funding to deliver to local outcomes’.

The current Southern Wiltshire SEP Manager can be found here.