Melksham Without Parish Council
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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 ....More

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: ....More

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)....More

How to access published council meeting recordings on YouTube
How to access recordings of meetings on YouTube: All parish council meetings are recorded and published on YouTube following the meeting. You can access the parish councils YouTube channel by following the link Melksham Without Parish Councils YouTube ....More

Grant Aid 2024-25
Grant Aid 2024/25   Grant Awards Does your group/organisation benefit residents of Melksham Without? If so, you can apply for grant funding for 2024/25. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2024, with awards to be made at the Annual ....More

Notice is hereby given that due to the non attendance of Robert Hoyle, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Melksham Without Parish Council. If by 7 December 2023 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to ....More



Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council has reviewed its current Neighbourhood Plan (adopted July 2021) for the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Area. The reviewed draft Plan updates some existing policies and provides some new policies which, once adopted, must be used in the determination of planning applications within the parishes of Melksham Town and Melksham Without.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council are required to publicise the draft Neighbourhood Plan and invite comments.

Copies of the Plan will be available for public inspection from Monday 16th October until Sunday 3rd December 2023 for a period of 7 weeks. The draft Plan and associated material are online at:


Hard copies are available at: 

Melksham Town Hall, SN12 6ES

Melksham Without Parish Council offices, SN12 6ES

Melksham Campus (Library), SN12 6ES

Spindles Caf, Top Lane, Whitley, SN12 8QU


Drop in consultation events are being held on:

Thursday 26th October, 4pm to 7pm at the Melksham Campus (past the Cafe area)

Friday 10th November, 4pm to 7pm at Shaw Village Hall, The Beeches, Shaw, SN12 8EW

Saturday 11th November, 10am to 2pm at the Melksham Campus (past the Cafe area)


Representations may be made in the following ways:

Completing the online questionnaire at

Downloading and completing the questionnaire and emailing to:

Downloading and completing the questionnaire and delivering/posting a hard copy to Melksham Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES or Melksham Without Parish Council, First Floor, Melksham Community Campus, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES

Completing a Questionnaire at any of the places where hard copies are available and dropping into the Comments Box

Completing a Questionnaire at one of the drop in consultation events and dropping into the Comments Box Any person or organisation may comment on the Plan.

All representations must be received by either Melksham Town Council or Melksham Without Parish Council no later than midnight on Sunday 3rd December 2023.

All representations will be publicly available* and will be considered by both Councils in producing the final plan, which will then be submitted to Wiltshire Council for Regulation 16 consultation and Independent Examination. (*with personal information redacted). We will share information of who was contacted with Wiltshire Council to enable contact again at the Regulation 16 stage.

Please address all correspondence to


To book the new Berryfield Village Hall
The new hall at Berryfield now has an online booking system please follow the link to book the hall

Want to find out more detail about the Neighbourhood Plan and what it means to you as a resident or business owner? Then take a listen to the latest Celebrate Melksham podcast, its in 2 parts, one released last night and the other tomorrow night. You ....More

Map of Electric Car Charging points
Want to find out where Car Electric Charging points are locally - and when you travel - have a look at this useful map ....More

Chairman Allowance
Chairman's Allowance In accordance with the Local Authorities (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 a parish or town council, in establishing a members allowances scheme, has to have regard to the recommendations of the Parish Remuneration ....More

How to find out the latest road closures in the parish
Road Closures in the parish  To find the latest road closure in the parish please follow the link below to one network where they can be found.

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

The news page we hope will keep you up to date on what is happening with the Council. We also wish to hear your views and thoughts on our activities and any ideas that you may have to improve life within our community.

Please respond to any information on this page by clicking here and putting your views on the comments form.