Melksham Without Parish Council
Melksham Without Parish Council
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WELCOME to the parish of MELKSHAM WITHOUT
in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE
 
MELKSHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN 2

To find out more about the current Melksham Neighbourhood Plan statutory consultation from Monday 16th October to Sunday 3rd December see the "Latest News" item on Melksham Neighbourhood Plan 2  and the dedicated website www.melkshamneighbourhoodplan.org

 


CONTACT YOUR COUNCILLOR

Information on how to contact your councillor can be found on the Councillors and Representatives page. Their email addresses are provided, but if you wish to ring or write a letter to your councillor please contact the office on 01225 705700 or email: office@melkshamwithout-pc.gov.uk for their details.


OUT OF HOURS CONTACT DETAILS
OUT OF HOURS PHONE NUMBER
For urgent matters please ring the out of hours mobile 07341 474234 (please ring, not text, as diverted to a staff member)

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

Map showing Melksham Without within 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 4th December 2023
Click here for the agenda



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.

MELKSHAM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL 

OBJECTIVES & PRIORITIES FOR 2023/24

Adopted at the Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2023

  • Neighbourhood Plan Review*
    • Implementation, monitor and use of policies in NHP#1
    • Review of Plan of current Plan, production of draft NHP#2, formal consultation and submission to Wiltshire Council
  • To input and influence the Local Plan Review with Wiltshire Council*
  • To influence and lobby in conjunction with Wiltshire Area Local Planning Alliance (WALPA) Central Government to change the new NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) legislation for Neighbourhood Plans protected to a 3-year land supply, to hold for more than 2 years (working with WALPA Wiltshire Area Localism & Planning Alliance)
  • Water refill points – to progress installation of water refill points at Shaw & Bowerhill sports field
  • To review the Emergency Plan*
  • Move towards pilot of Real Time Information (RTI) in bus shelters (Mitchell Drive and Melksham Market Place)*
  • Bowerhill Sports Field enhancement project – teen shelter/gym equipment
  • Shurnhold Fields car park and improved entrance project*
  • To continue to maintain a good working relationship with Wiltshire Council, the Area Board and all the neighbouring parishes who abut Melksham Without.
  • Progress East of Melksham Community Centre with Melksham Town Council
  • * with Melksham Town Council

 

LONGER TERM OBJECTIVES & PRIORITIES FOR 4 YEAR TERM OF OFFICE 2021 - 2025

Approved at Annual Council meeting on 22 May 2023

  • To continue to use less paper/become more climate friendly (in line with Wiltshire Council’s goal of being Carbon Neutral by 2030)
  • Work towards obtaining Quality Gold Award https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/local-council-award-scheme
  • Continue to provide enhanced access to council meetings via remote technology to improve community engagement
  • To obtain mains drainage for Beanacre (Westlands Lane installation already taking place in 2023)
  • To achieve best outcome for the parish as a whole, for the A350 Bypass
  • To continue to progress wider Realtime Information (RTI) in bus shelters across the parish and town*
  • To seek to obtain higher speed internet access in the parish
  • To develop a policy to improve road safety in the parish, maximising the levers that the council have control or influence over
  • *working with Melksham Town Council

 


Website Disclaimer
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information given on the website is correct, Melksham Without Parish Council does not accept any responsibility for any errors shown. Opinions expressed or implied by material on the website are not necessarily those of the Council at any given time. All material on this website; text photos and graphics, are owned by Melksham Without Parish Council and copyright of the Council.



Accessibility

Melksham Without Parish Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
 
We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities.
 
Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone.
 
Whilst Melksham Without Parish Council strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this.
 
Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact our accessibility coordinator by e-mail on clerk@melkshamwithout-pc.gov.uk. 
 
Your feedback will help us make improvements.
 

 





Meetings
Mon 4th December 2023
Full Council - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Click Here for the Agenda
Click Here for the Associated Documents
Mon 18th December 2023
Planning Committee - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 8th January 2024
Finance Committee (to recommend budget & precept) - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus
Mon 15th January 2024
Planning Committee - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 15th January 2024
Highways & Streetscene Committee (following Planning meeting)
Wed 17th January 2024
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at 6.30pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 22nd January 2024
Full Council - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 5th February 2024
Planning Committee - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 19th February 2024
Full Council - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Mon 26th February 2024
Planning Committee - 7pm at Melksham Community Campus (First Floor)
Click here for a full list
or
Meeting Calendar