Melksham Without Parish Council


in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE

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Melksham Without Parish Council Office Closed & Meetings Cancelled
Following the recent Government advice,  Melksham Without Parish Council have taken
the regrettable decision to close their office to the public. 
There will also be no public and/or council meetings until further notice.

Office staff can be reached by the Council Mobile Phone
07341 474234

You can also reach office staff and councillors by email (see website for details) or send to
Parish Council staff will continue to undertake their duties, including the amenities staff
who will carry on with health and safety inspections of play areas, playing fields and
allotments in the parish until Government advice changes.

Please check for regular updates and useful information on the Parish Council website.

The Council's facebook page is Melksham Without Parish Council or for additional community news find and friend request Teresa Strange (Clerk to Melksham Without).  On Twitter the Council's account is @melkshamwithout and on instagram melkshamwithoutpc

In the case of urgent Parish matters that cannot wait until the
office is open please ring
07341 474234

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

It surrounds the Town of Melksham and has thirteen 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 20th April 2020

There are several villages and communities in the parish, each with its own distinct character and needs.
Your Council is Here to Serve You

If you are a resident of Melksham Without and have an issue you would like raised with your local council, please get in touch with the Clerk or your local Councillors.

If you have any comments about our web site or suggestions for information or resources that you would like to see added, please let us know via the feedback page.

adopted at the Annual Council Meeting 13th May 2019
  • To continue working to produce a robust, community led Neighbourhood Plan for the designated Area.
  • To continue to investigate the possibility of installing a Teen Shelter in Bowerhill.
  • To continue to actively seek ways to promote the hire of the Bowerhill Sports Field and Pavilion changing room facilities.
  • To continue to work in partnership with Melksham Town Council & the Friends of Shurnhold Fields to actively develop the shared Public Open Space at Shurnhold Fields.
  • To continue to work with partner organisations to achieve flood alleviation in the parish.
  • To continue to work with the relevant organisations to improve Shaw Play Area.
  • To continue to maintain a good working relationship with Wiltshire Council, the Area Board and all the neighbouring parishes who abut Melksham Without.
  • To ensure, following the Local Government Boundary Commission for England review of the unitary boundaries in the County, that Melksham Without maintains its integrity and independence in order that the rural nature of the parish and the individual character of its constituent villages and communities are preserved.

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Mon 6th April 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm - CANCELLED
Tue 7th April 2020
Annual Parish Meeting-POSTPONED
Mon 20th April 2020
Full Council Meeting- 7.00pm-CANCELLED
Mon 27th April 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm - CANCELLED
Mon 27th April 2020
Highways and Streetscene Committee-CANCELLED
Mon 11th May 2020
Annual Council Meeting- 7.00PM
Mon 18th May 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 18th May 2020
Finance Committee- Following Planning committee
Mon 8th June 2020
Planning Committee- 7pm
Mon 8th June 2020
Asset Management Committee (Following Planning)
Mon 15th June 2020
Finance Committee- 7pm
Mon 22nd June 2020
Full Council Meeting- 7pm
Mon 29th June 2020
Planning Committee- 7pm
Mon 29th June 2020
Staffing Committee (Following Planning Committee)
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Meeting Calendar

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