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Hilton Parish Council (Dorset) lies in Abbey Ward and represents the communities of Hilton, Higher and Lower Ansty and part of Melcombe Bingham villages. Its westernmost boundary divides the village of Melcombe Bingham so that both Binghams Melcombe and part of Melcombe Bingham are in the West Dorset Parish Meeting of Melcombe Horsey.

Representing a rural parish Hilton Parish Council is keen to foster a close working relationship with its neighbours Melcombe Horsey and Milton Abbas. It is in the Dorset Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with much of the parish and surrounding countryside being a conservation area, its work focuses on the concerns of its rural community and sees the sustaining of its natural and cultural heritage as very important.

Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride this Sunday 5th July and the road to Long Ash (not Hilton) is on the route for several hundred riders
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Would you like to be more involved with your community?
Have you thought about working for the Parish Council?
Hilton Parish Council is looking to employ a
Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer
Part-time 6 hours per week with one Parish Council meeting on first Tuesday evening of each month
Salary between £8.613–£9.029 (SCP15–SCP17) plus travel and directly incurred expenses

The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to undertake duties from the 1st September 2015. Responsibilities include preparation of the agenda for, taking Minutes and implementing decisions made at monthly Parish Council meetings, maintaining council records and accounts, liaising with councillors, other bodies and members of the public, and keeping the Parish Council website up to date. The successful candidate will be well organised, a good communicator, able to work on own initiative and computer literate (Microsoft Word and excel). They will be expected to work from home. A laptop, printer, two-drawer filing cabinet and small projector will be provided. For further details email hiltonclerk@gmail.com. Please apply in writing with CV to Shulla Jaques hiltonclerk@gmail.com or, Smithy Cottage Hilton DT11 0DB, contact details of two referees required. 
Applications to be received by noon Friday 24 July 2015


The Hilton & Melcombe Horsey Parish Plan provides further information about the parish as a whole and is available here.

The Natural World of Hilton Parish, written, adapted and edited by local residents Dee Stevens and Anna Davies and published on behalf of the Heart of Dorset Environment Group provides an overview of the landscape and natural environment of Hilton. Please contact the clerk if you would like to purchase a copy.

Hilton Parish Boundary

Boundary Map
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(map from
The Natural World of Hilton Parish, Dee Stephens and Anna Davies, on behalf of the Heart of Dorset Environment Group, courtesy Dee Stephens. From Google Maps)