Melksham Without Parish Council


in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE


Planned community benefits from the main housing development East of Melksham (between Snarlton Lane and Snowberry Lane) include the necessary infrastructure, provision of the new primary school, and two children’s play areas; one for younger children (already built) and one for older children as well as some football pitches. 

However, with the development of the existing Forest & Sandridge School site there may be an additional funding pot for a community project and Melksham Without Parish Council are interested in finding out what local residents would like to see provided in that area.  

Subject to the acquisition of the land and funding for the project, the Parish Council are interested to see if residents would like to see the addition of allotments, the installation of open air gym equipment (a trim trail)  or another type of project.

An open air gym would include equipment for all ages, and for beginners to advanced athletes, it could even be described as a playground for adults (why should children have all the fun?!)  The equipment would be permanently installed outside making it free to use and accessible for everyone. 

Allotments have proved popular elsewhere in the Parish and the new site developed in Berryfield a couple of years ago is full of tenants all growing their own produce and enjoying the “good life”. The Parish Council are interested to find out if residents from Forest, Sandridge and the East of Melksham housing development would be interested in having allotments too.

Please take the time to complete the short online survey at or contact the office for a paper copy.

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 13th October 2014

The parish is divided into two wards (Click here to see a ward map) There are several villages and communities in the parish, each with its own distinct character and needs.
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Mon 22nd September 2014
Planning Committee Meeting
Mon 13th October 2014
Full Council Meeting
Wed 15th October 2014
MELKSHAM AREA BOARD - Melksham Assembly Rooms, Health fair, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Mon 10th November 2014
Planning Meeting at 7.00 pm
Mon 10th November 2014
Finance Committee Meeting - Budget at 8.00 pm
Mon 8th December 2014
Full Council Meeting
Wed 17th December 2014
MELKSHAM AREA BOARD - Melksham Assembly Hall, 7pm to 9pm with tea/coffee from 6.30pm
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