Melksham Without Parish Council


PUBLIC MEETINGS being held by Wiltshire Council regarding proposal of Melksham Town Council to merge Melksham Town Council & Melksham Without Parish Council Weds 22nd Jan at Bowerhill Village Hall 6pm to 7.30pm Friday 14th Feb at Melksham ....More
Follow us on Social Media
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
In the case of urgent Parish matters that cannot wait until the office is open please ring 07341 474234   ....More
Councillor Vacancy - Bowerhill Ward
Follow the resignation of Cllr Kaylum House, there is a vacancy on Melksham Without Parish Council in the Bowerhill Ward, please see notice for more information. ....More
Shaw Playing Field facilities Survey The results
Shaw Playing Field facilities Survey – The results!   Throughout October the Shaw Playing field working party conducted a survey asking for the views of villagers on the type of additional equipment they would like to see added ....More
WINTER FUEL GRANT If you know someone vulnerable who could benefit from a grant to help with their heating costs this Winter then please read on and see if you can assist them with applying. If you can afford to live comfortably this winter, ....More
Grant Aid 2020/21
Applications for grant aid are invited from organisations who can prove that they benefit residents of the Parish. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020, with awards to be made at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 7th April 2020. ....More
Privacy Notice & Data Protection Policies
For details of the parish council's privacy notice and Data Protection policies please see the section "Council Policies" under "Your Council" from the main menu.....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
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
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


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 proportion of Council Tax paid to the Parish Council – at £201,108.10 for the 2019/20 financial year, which is a rise of £11,016.36 (0.96%) on last year’s Precept. This means that the average Band D household will contribute £75.69 to Melksham Without Parish Council, a rise of 72p on last year, which is a 1% rise. 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 few 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, now known as Shurnhold Fields, in a joint project with the Town Council).

The Parish Council will receive additional funding from the Government’s 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 Minutes of the Parish Council’s Finance Committee meeting when the Budget and Precept were discussed is available to view on the Council’s website or a copy can be obtained from the office at the Sports Pavilion, Westinghouse Way, Bowerhill, Melksham, SN12 6TL during the public opening hours of Monday to Thursday 10-12 and 2-4pm.

For up to date information on news from the Council and the Parish in general you can follow the Parish Council in the following ways:
On facebook Melksham Without Parish Council or Teresa Strange (Clerk) for additional community news or on twitter @melkshamwithout, on Instagram melkshamwithoutpc or visit our website

Privacy Notice
The information you provide (personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, organisation) will be processed and stored to enable us to contact you and respond to your correspondence, provide information and/or access our facilities ....More
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
Want to keep in touch?
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

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