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|Work on dropped kerbs at First & Middle Lane, Whitley|
|Melksham Without Parish Council have responded to residents concerns and requests for dropped kerbs along the Corsham Road to allow easier accessibility for those in wheelchairs and mobility scooters when crossing First and Middle Lane in Whitley. Working ....More|
|New parish steward for Melksham Without|
|This is the new Parish Steward for the Melksham Without area (among others).
The Parish Steward programme is run by Wiltshire Council and is for discretionary works that will not be undertaken by Wiltshire Council under their statutory works. The ....More|
|Annual weed spraying in the Parish |
Villages in the parish of Melksham Without have all had their main roads sprayed with weed killer this week. This is something the parish council pay for every year to prevent the spread and growth of weeds during the summer months, which is not only ....More|
|Co-opted Councillors at Annual Council mtg 15th May|
|Melksham Without Parish Council co-opted 5 councillors at its Annual Council meeting held on Monday 15th May, and filled all the vacancies following the recent elections. Many thanks to all the candidates that applied.
|New Council members at Melksham Without Parish Council|
|Following the Annual Council meeting of Melksham Without Parish Council last night, and the co-option of new councillors to fill the vacancies following the recent election, here are the details of Melksham Without Parish Council.
|Parking issues at Bowerhill due to school drop off - any ideas?|
|Parking Issues on Bowerhill
at School Dropping Off and Picking Up Times
Parking problems at school dropping off and picking up times is a national issue, and not exclusive to one particular area, town or village. At numerous meetings, Melksham ....More|
|Welcome to Wiltshire Air Ambulance |
|A very warm welcome to Wiltshire Air Ambulance who "cut the first turf" of their new Operational HQ in the Parish of Melksham Without last Friday (near Outmarsh Farm, Semington Road).
|Changes to 271 Sunday & Bank Hol bus to Urchfont/Devizes|
Information from Wiltshire Council on Changes to Sunday & Public Holiday buses to Bath from Urchfont, The Lavingtons, Potterne, Devizes & Sells Green
from 30th April 2017
Buses on Sundays and Public Holidays from Urchfont, The Lavingtons, ....More|
|New Bus Timetable 271/272 to Melksham & Bowerhill from 30th April|
|New Bus Timetable for 271/272 Bath to Melksham & Bowerhill from 30th April 2017
|Precept and Budget for 2017/18|
|MELKSHAM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL|
PRECEPT & BUDGET 2017/18:
Melksham Without Parish Council set its Precept at its Full Council meeting held on Monday 23rd January. The Council agreed to set its Precept – the proportion of Council Tax paid to the Parish Council – at £178,000 for the 2017/18 financial year, which is £43,000.27 less than in 2016/17, a decrease of 19.5%. This means that the average Band D household will contribute £70.19, a rise of £1.25 (10p per month) an increase of 1.81% on last year. Band D properties are used as a measure of the national average, and some households will see a smaller or bigger increase, based on their Band rating for Council Tax.
The Council agreed that although there was a loss of Precept income from the movement of 733 houses out of the parish (some £46,000 less), it had not reduced the Parish Council’s liabilities in any way and therefore there would have to be an increase to the average Band D payment just to reach a “standstill” position. The Council had taken on a lot of additional responsibility in the last year (Wiltshire Council play areas, cleaning of bus shelters including those of Wiltshire Council, supporting public toilets in town and the decision to take on the ex George Ward playing fields in the Parish) and had been restrained in its planned Expenditure for 2017/18.
A copy of the Parish Council budget is available to view on the Council’s website here or a copy can be obtained from the office at Crown Chambers, First Floor, 7 Market Place, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ES during the public opening hours of Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am to 2.30pm.
|MOBILE LIBRARY & RESIDENTIAL HOMES MOBILE LIBRARY |
Do you know that the mobile library visits villages around the area on a fortnightly basis?
These are the dates that it will be visiting Whitley Reading Rooms (11.15am to 12.15.) On the same day it also goes to Atworth (9.45 to 10.15), Broughton ....More|
|Bowerhill Sports Pavilion for HIre|
|Great facilities for hire at Bowerhill Sports Field & Pavilion- get in touch if you would like to hire them ......... or book for the whole season! Would make a great venue for a children’s party or family get together; or you might be a local ....More|
|Bowerhill Jubilee Sports Field Bookings|
|To book the Bowerhill Jubliee Sports Field for an event, or to hire the football pitches (adult and junior sizes) or Pavilion, please use the booking form attached here. You will also need to confirm your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions ....More|
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