Melksham Without Parish Council
Melksham Without Parish Council

The Council has thirteen members who serve the community voluntarily. Together all councillors have collective responsibility for Parish Council management. The Council is elected every four years. Following the Election on 4th May 2017, 8 councillors were elected which left 5 vacancies.  These vacancies were filled by co-opted Councillors at the Annual Council meeting on 15th May 2017. Further vacancies have been replaced by co-opted members except for the Bowerhill vacancy, which now stands vacant until the next election which is currently planned for 6th May 2021.

Register of Interests
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Council Chair & Vice-Chair
Richard Wood (Council Chair)

John Glover (Council Vice Chair)

Berryfield Ward
Shona Holt

Richard Wood (Council Chair)

Beanacre, Shaw, Whitley and Blackmore Ward
Terry Chivers
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Stefano Patacchiola

Mary Pile

Beanacre, Shaw, Whitley and Blackmore Ward Vacancy

Bowerhill Ward
Alan Baines

John Glover (Council Vice Chair)

Mark Harris

David Pafford

Robert Shea-Simonds

Bowerhill Ward Vacancy

Bowerhill Ward Vacancy


Organisation Representatives for 2019/20
i) Organisations:

 Age Friendly Melksham Paul Carter
 Beanacre Community Group Mary Pile
 Berryfield & Semington Road Action Group (BASRAG) Richard Wood
 Berryfield Village Hall Richard Wood
 Bowerhill Hall Management Trust David Pafford
 Bowerhill Residents Action Group (BRAG) Nick Holder & David Pafford
 Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Paul Carter
 Community Action Whitley & Shaw (CAWS) Mary Pile
 Dementia Action Alliance Robert Shea-Simonds
 Market Place Toilet Joint Venture Alan Baines & John Glover
 Melksham Area Board Richard Wood & John Glover
 Melksham ATC David Pafford
 Melksham Chamber Paul Carter
 Melksham Charities Robert Shea-Simonds
 Melksham Community Area Transport Group Alan Baines
 Melksham Hospital & Community Robert Shea-Simonds
 Melksham Joint Health Forum John Glover
 Melksham Joint Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Richard Wood & John Glover (Paul Carter reserve)
 Melksham Railway Development Group Paul Carter
 Operational Flooding Working Group Alan Baines
 Parish Highways & Street Scene Rep Parish Officer
 Police/PCSO Liaison Council Officers
 Press Representative Clerk - Teresa Strange
 Shaw Hall Management Committee Mary Pile
 Shaw Joint Recreational Improvement Committee Clerk & Mary Pile
 WALC (Wiltshire Association of Local Councils) Greg Coombes
 Whitley Reading Rooms VACANCY
 Wilts & Berks Canal Partnership Nick Holder

ii) Footpath Representatives:

 Beanacre Terry Chivers
 Berryfield & Blackmore Richard Wood
 Bowerhill, Redstocks and The Spa John Glover & Mike Sankey
 Sandridge Alan Baines
 Shaw & Whitley VACANCY

Adopted by Melksham Without Parish Council at Annual Council meeting 13th May 2019 . Please note: These have been held over to 2021 as per the Full Council Meeting on 6th July 2020.