Melksham Without Parish Council


in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE


A series of public meetings are to be held as part of the consultation process on proposals to amend a number of parish boundaries across Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review (CGR) at the request of a number of parish and town councils. This is a review of parish boundaries and in some cases also the number of seats on a parish council.

The draft recommendations for consultation relate to parish boundaries around Melksham, Trowbridge, Hilperton, Salisbury, Calne, Corsham and Box, Lyneham and Clyffe Pypard, Bishopstrow, Nomansland (Redlynch and Landford) and Devizes.

The meetings for Melksham and Melksham Without are Tuesday 20th October, 7pm at Melksham Oak School and Wednesday 21st October, 7pm at Melksham Assembly Hall.

Stuart Wheeler, cabinet member with responsibility for governance, said: “A CGR must reflect the identities and interests of the communities in that area and also help to enable effective and convenient local government. Consequently, this review will take into account the impact of community governance arrangements on community cohesion, and the size, population and boundaries of a local community or parish.”

A series of public meetings have been arranged during October for the larger parishes affected, at which members of the public will be given the opportunity to make their opinions heard. In areas where only a few homes are affected, individual letters have been sent to residents outlining details of how they can take part in the consultation.

A working group containing a representative of each political group on the council has been appointed to carry out the review and to make recommendations to the council in due course. Other members may also attend where an item specifically affects their electoral division.

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The Parish of Melksham Without is in the Melksham Community Area.

It surrounds the Town of Melksham and has thirteen elected Members. It is the largest rural parish in Wiltshire and has a population of approximately 7,500. It covers an area of 2,904 hectares (7,173 acres).

The next Full Council Meeting is on Monday 12th October 2015
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Mon 12th October 2015
Full Council
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Mon 19th October 2015
Planning Committee
Mon 9th November 2015
Planning Committee
Mon 16th November 2015
Full Council
Mon 30th November 2015
Planning Committee
Mon 14th December 2015
Full Council
Mon 21st December 2015
Planning Committee
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