Melksham Without Parish Council
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OUT OF HOURS TELEPHONE NUMBER
In the case of urgent Parish matters that cannot wait until the office is open please ring 07341 474234   ....More

Works at Shurnhold Fields this week
Southern Electric will be carrying out some testing on the ground at Shurnhold Fields on Tuesday & Weds this week (25th & 26th Jan) regarding the upgrade of the sub station with a battery storage facility to the north of Shurnhold Fields. Please ....More

Your waste collection day changes from 28 February
Your waste collection day will change from 28 February   From Monday 28 February, household waste collection days for nearly all Wiltshire properties will change.   This change will only affect your general household waste collections – ....More

Ash die back trees to be felled in Bowerhill (Hornchurch Rd area)
Following a recent survey on Wiltshire Council’s ash trees a number of trees were identified in the Hornchurch Road Public Open Space area as requiring immediate removal due to ash die back. Click here for more information Those trees most ....More

The felling of the large Oak tree at Bowerhill Sports FIeld
Melksham Without Parish Council have taken the decision to undertake essential work on the oak tree at the Bowerhill Sports Field over the weekend, for health and safety reasons.

Following investigations from an independent tree inspector, as the tree trunk was hollow, it was identified that the decay was caused by Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (Eiffel Tower Fungi). The parish council’s original plan was to reduce the overall weight and crown spread by around 25% to reduce the sail factor and increase its stability, whilst retaining the tree in a reasonable shape.

Unfortunately, when the council’s contractors undertook their risk assessment on site it was deemed too dangerous to undergo the planned works due to the tree’s stability, with the parish council cordoning off the area around the tree for pubic safety.

Due to the heavy use of the playing field and public footpath, as well as the adjacent building, and restricting the usage of football pitches, it was necessary to fell the oak tree to a 10m monolith which will provide a habitat to gradually decay for the benefit of the local wildlife. Prior to the scheduled tree works the parish council undertook a bat survey on the tree, with the officer from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on site when the works commenced.

Timber has been chipped on site so the wood chippings can be used as mulch for the shrub beds around the car park and the 200+ trees that have been planted on the sports field boundary over the last few years. The chippings are really good for mulching as they return nutrients to the soil, retain moisture and supress weeds.

In 2011 an oak tree was planted to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from an acorn that was from a Royal Palace, it would be fitting to plant a replacement tree for this one in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.


  

Grant Aid 2022/23
Grant Aid 2022/23 Does your group or organisation benefit residents of Melksham Without? If so, you can apply for grant funding for 2022/23. Deadline for applications is 31st January 2022- you can download the forms below or request ....More


Spencers vaccination centre reopens Weds 15th December
Following the announcement made by the government on Sunday evening advising that the target to vaccinate every adult has been brought forward to 31st December 2021, Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network are pleased to announce that we ....More


Wiltshire Council report on 2nd bypass consultation
Wiltshire Council have published their report following the 2nd consultation on the proposed A350 Melksham Bypass, you can read the report here http://https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-a350-melksham-bypass ....More

Proposed A350 Bypass press release - Cabinet 30th November
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL'S PRESS RELEASE Cabinet agrees to make changes to A350 Melksham bypass project based on community feedback Cabinet has agreed to proceed with proposals for the A350 Melksham bypass and will be making changes ....More

Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit
Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Natural England, have produced a toolkit to help community groups carry out environmental projects in their area. More information and the toolkit are available here ....More

Shaw & Whitley Flood Wardens - video of work undertaken
A short film made by the Shaw & Whitley flood wardens about the work they undertake. The film was produced as part of the online Wiltshire Council and Environment Agency Winter Weather Resilience two day conference ....More

MELKSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Formal 'making' of theJoint Melksham Neighbourhood Plan 2020 - 2026 Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Joint Melksham Neighbourhood ....More

Response to A350 Bypass (2nd consultation) Aug 2021
Melksham Without Parish Council's response to Wiltshire Council's 2nd non-statutory public consultation on the proposed A350 Melksham Bypass (Route 10c) is here, and includes in its appendices the comments noted from the two public meetings held ....More

Information on Use of Drones
Flying Drone Information: No Matter What Size Drone You Are Flying EVERYBODY Must Comply with these Drone Laws: The Drone Code – The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) published The Drone and Model Aircraft Code in October 2019, which is clear ....More

VIDEO OF EMERGING BYPASS ROUTE
HAVE YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO OF THE EMERGING BYPASS ROUTE ? You can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4rkxMDV7Ug Melksham Without Parish Council will be holding two public meetings w/c 19th July to hear the views of parishioners to help formulate ....More


Precept & Budget 2021/22
Melksham Without Parish Council Precept & Budget 2021/22 Melksham Without Parish Council have agreed to a reduction in Precept of 1.5% for 2021/22 whilst maintaining all services and continuing with existing projects. To have kept the Precept ....More

Precept and Budget 2020/21
PRECEPT & BUDGET 2021/22:   Melksham Without Parish Council have agreed to a reduction in Precept of 1.5% for 2021/22 whilst maintaining all services and continuing with existing projects. To have kept the Precept at the previous level would ....More

Privacy Notice & Data Protection Policies
For details of the parish council's privacy notice and Data Protection policies please see the section "Council Policies" under "Your Council" from the main menu. ....More

Privacy Notice
The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored to enable us to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities ....More

Pre-application meetings with developers welcomed
The Parish Council welcomes the opportunity to hold meetings with developers at early pre-application stage in order to discuss the needs and requirements of the community and how any potential future development could meet or address these. Please click ....More

Want to keep in touch?
Want to keep in touch? Follow us on facebook Melksham Without Parish Council or Teresa Strange (Clerk) for additional community news, on twitter @melkshamwithout and melkshamwithoutpc on instagram. ....More



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