Melksham Without Parish Council

             

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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
NOTICE OF VACANCY: BOWERHILL WARD
There is an opportunity to join the Parish Council in the Bowerhill Ward, following the resignation of Cllr Joanne Pattison. Please contact the elections team at Wiltshire Council for more information http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-councillor-vacancies....More
NOTICE OF COUNCILLOR VACANCY: BERRYFIELD WARD
An opportunity to become a councillor for Melksham Without Parish Council following the resignation of Cllr Steve Petty, in the Berryfield Ward. All enquiries to Wiltshire Council's election team. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-councillor-vacancies ....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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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
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


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