Melksham Without Parish Council

             

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Hornchurch Road play area re-opens
We are pleased to say that the play area at Hornchurch Road Public Open Space has now been repaired and has reopened. The swings will be reinstalled once the relevant parts have arrived.  .....More
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The Council's facebook page is Melksham Without Parish Council or for additional community news find and friend request Teresa Strange (Clerk to Melksham Without).  On Twitter the Council's account is @melkshamwithout and ....More
OUT OF HOURS TELEPHONE NUMBER
In the case of urgent Parish matters that cannot wait until the office is open please ring 07341 474234   ....More
Heatwave warning this week - find tips to help
A heatwave warning has been issued for this week, with the temperature set to top 30 degrees in the coming days ☀️🔥 Find out what steps you can take to cope in the hot weather. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/#who-is-most-at-risk ....More
Work to start on Packhorse Bridge, near Whaddon
Wiltshire Council contractors are about to commence works on the Pack Horse Bridge, near Whaddon. The Packhorse bridge is Grade II listed, dated 1899 and currently carries Public Right of Way Footpath BGIF26 / MELW5 over the River Avon. Contractors ....More
Wessex Water works at Kestrel Court play area, Bowerhill
Wessex Water will be carrying out sewage drainage repairs to the pipeline that runs through Kestrel Court play area in Bowerhill. The work will be away from the play equipment, but please take care when using the play area and keep away from the fenced ....More
Latest on A350 roundabout roadworks - including full closures
Latest newsletter for A350 Asda roundabout works - including some full road closures this week and the couple of weeks following.   The first road closures start this week at 7.00pm. This will be a full road closure of ....More
Do you visit and enjoy the BRAG picnic area alongside the canal at Bowerhill/Seend?
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Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
Parish and Town Councils must publish an Annual Return that includes a summary of their income and expenditure; its assets and other balances. They also have to complete an Annual Governance statement setting out the arrangements they have in place ....More
CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) - Income & Expenditure 2018/19
(CIL) COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY: There is a legal requirement for the Parish Council to publish and inform Wiltshire Council as the Local Authority, what it has spent any CIL monies on. In 2017/18 the parish council received £23,820 but right ....More
Sandridge Solar Farm Community Funding - Income & Expenditure 2018/19
SANDRIDGE SOLAR FARM COMMUNITY FUNDING: The Community Benefit from Sandridge Solar Farm is £1millon over 25 years, which equates to £40,000 per year. This amount is divided between the parishes surrounding it proportionately calculated ....More
Bookings now open for football season Sept 19 at Bowerhill
It's the end of the football season at Bowerhill Sports Field, and the goal posts are being taken down for the summer to be maintained, and to give the goal areas chance to recover. There were four home teams this year in the Chippenham & ....More
Parish Councillors (May 2019)
Last night was Melksham Without Parish Council's Annual Council meeting, lots of plans for the forthcoming year. ....More
Cllr Richard Wood elected Chairman for 2019/20
Cllr Richard Wood was elected as Chairman of Melksham Without Parish Council last night, pictured here signing his Declaration of Office. Cllr John Glover was elected as Vice Chair. ....More
Parish Council Objectives for 2019/20
Melksham Without Parish Council set its objectives for the next year at its Annual Council meeting on 13th May 2019. ....More
Mobile Library
The mobile library stops on Tuesdays at Whitley Reading Rooms ....More
Play Area Inspections
Melksham Without Parish Council maintains all the play areas in the parish, which are subject to a weekly visual inspection, quarterly more detailed written inspection by ROSPA qualified staff, and an annual independent ROSPA inspection. ....More
Precept & Budget 2019/20
MELKSHAM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT & BUDGET 2019/20: PRESS RELEASE Melksham Without Parish Council set its Precept at its Full Council meeting held on Monday 21st January 2019. The Council agreed to set its Precept – the ....More
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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
Melksham Neighbourhood Plan
Melksham Without Parish Council and Melksham Town Council are working together to develop a joint Melksham Neighbourhood Plan. Please click here to be directed to the website.....More
PRECEPT & BUDGET 2018/19 
 
Melksham Without Parish Council set its Precept at its Full Council meeting held on Monday 22nd January. The Council agreed to set its Precept – the proportion of Council Tax paid to the Parish Council –  at £190,091.74 for the 2018/19 financial year, which is a rise of £12,091.74 (6.81%) on last year’s Precept.  This means that the average Band D household will contribute £74.97 to Melksham Without Parish Council, a rise of £4.78 (40p per month) 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 had taken on a lot of additional responsibility in the last couple of years (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 a joint project with the Town Council). Plans for expenditure in 2018/19 include the replacement of the safety surfacing at Hornchurch Road play area in Bowerhill and an extension to the footpath in the public open space there, flood alleviation work in Shaw & Whitley, play area equipment replacement in Beanacre, additional street furniture and highway improvements. 
 
The Parish Council will receive additional funding from the Government’s new CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) scheme which is a levy directly on new housing developments in the parish.  The Council when Budget Setting have not put money into Reserves for future projects that could be paid for from CIL, and will look to use the CIL funding for a variety of infrastructure projects including the development and kitting out of a new village hall in Berryfield in association with the approved planning application of 150 houses in Land to the east of Semington Road and a new Community Centre in association with the approved planning application for 450 houses in Land to the east of Spa Road.
 
A copy of the Parish Council budget is available to view 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.


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