Melksham Without Parish Council


in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE

being held by Wiltshire Council
regarding proposal of Melksham Town Council
to merge Melksham Town Council & Melksham Without Parish Council
Friday 14th Feb at Melksham Assembly Hall

6pm to 7.30pm
Come and have your say!

For more information look up "Community Governance Review" on
Wiltshire Council's website
or see letter received in post, or visit Melksham Library

As a resident of Melksham Without (or Town) you will have received a letter from Wiltshire Council on Fri 17th Jan about the Community Governance Review.    There is an error on that letter as it has omitted to list Melksham Without and Melksham under the list of schemes to be reviewed. 
So, to make it clear...... there is a meeting on Friday 14th February, at Melksham Assembly Hall to hear residents' views on the merger of both councils as proposed by Melksham Town Council.  Plus, the Melksham Without Parish Council proposals to transfer the 450 houses being built to the rear of Spa Medical Clinic from the parish to the town; and to transfer the canal picnic area run by BRAG (Bowerhill Residents Action Group) from Seend to Melksham Without are also under discussion at these meetings.

Look at the letter you have received for more details, apparently you will receive another one that details that the Melksham Without and Melksham schemes are under review.    Take a look at the website (link above) which also has a copy of the consultation survey you can fill in online.  The letter also says that details and consultation forms are available at Melksham Library


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 9th March 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 17th February 2020
Asset Management Committee at +++ 10am++++
Click Here for the Agenda
Mon 24th February 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 24th February 2020
Highways and Streetscene Committee- Following Planning
Mon 2nd March 2020
Finance Committee- Grants
Mon 9th March 2020
Full Council Meeting- 7.00pm
Mon 16th March 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 16th March 2020
Staffing Committee (Following Planning Committee)
Mon 6th April 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Tue 7th April 2020
Annual Parish Meeting **at Bowerhill Village Hall **
Mon 20th April 2020
Full Council Meeting- 7.00pm
Mon 27th April 2020
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 27th April 2020
Highways and Streetscene Committee- Following Planning
Mon 27th April 2020
Highways and Streetscene Committee- Following Planning
Mon 11th May 2020
Annual Council Meeting- 7.00PM
Click here for a full list
Meeting Calendar

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