Melksham Without Parish Council
Melksham Without Parish Council

in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE

Chair & Vice Chair for MWPC
Melksham Without Parish Council held it's Annual Council Meeting on 16 May 2022 at which both Councillors John Glover and David Pafford were re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair respectively.

Melksham Neighbourhood Plan
There are a series of public consultations taking place in May and June to inform the review of the
Melksham Neighbourhood Plan. 
There are links to consultations on the dedicated website, please take a look and take part! and sign up 
Local Green Space designation - ends Sunday 5th June - enter the green space that is valuable to you, and comment on the those already proposed

Local Heritage Assets of value - ends 13th June

Housing Needs Survey - ends 30th June 

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 20th June 2022

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.

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Adopted at Annual Council meeting 17th May 2021
  • Neighbourhood Plan
    • To achieve a successful Referendum result
    • Implementation, monitor and use of policies
    • Review of Plan
  • To input and influence the Local Plan Review and Statement of Common Ground with Wiltshire Council and Melksham Town Council  
  • To influence and lobby 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 – post covid to look at installing water refill points at Shaw & Bowerhill sports field
  • To support Covid Recovery in the parish and wider community
  • To review the Emergency Plan (reflect on learning from Covid)
  • To engage with stakeholders and contractors to ensure a smooth transition for staff, councillors and parishioners during the Parish Council’s move into new office and meeting space accommodation at the Campus in Autumn 2022
  • Construction of Berryfield Village Hall
  • 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. 
Adopted at Annual Council meeting 17th May 2021
  • 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
  • To provide enhanced access to council meetings via remote technology to improve community engagement
  • To obtain mains drainage for Beanacre
  • To achieve best outcome for the parish as a whole, for the A350 Bypass

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Mon 23rd May 2022
Planning Committee- 7pm - Melksham Rugby Club
Click Here for the Agenda
Mon 23rd May 2022
Finance Committee at 7.45pm (Following Planning Comm)
Click Here for the Agenda
Mon 6th June 2022
Asset Management - 7.00pm
Mon 13th June 2022
Planning Committee - 7pm
Mon 20th June 2022
Full Council - 7pm
Wed 29th June 2022
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at 6.30pm VENUE TBC
Mon 4th July 2022
Planning Committee - 7pm
Mon 18th July 2022
Planning - 7pm
Mon 18th July 2022
Highways & Streetscene Committee (following Planning meeting)
Mon 25th July 2022
Full Council - 7pm
Mon 8th August 2022
Planning Committee - 7pm (Provisional)
Click here for a full list
Meeting Calendar