Melksham Without Parish Council
Melksham Without Parish Council


Council Meeting Update
Melksham Without Parish Council Office Closed   Following the recent Government advice,  Melksham Without Parish Council have taken the regrettable decision to close their office to the public. Office staff can be reached ....More

In the case of urgent Parish matters that cannot wait until the office is open please ring 07341 474234   ....More

Urgent Action needed to protect our Neighbourhood Plans
  Urgent Action Needed to Protect our Neighbourhood Plans Press release: 15th Feb 2021 What was the point of communities working hard to produce Neighbourhood Plans only to find that after 2 short years the locally agreed policies can ....More

Town and Parish Council Continue Effort to Protect Neighbourhood Plans Press Release 3rd March 2021
Town and Parish Council Continue Effort to Protect Neighbourhood Plans Press Release 3rd March 2021   Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire’s MPs have declined the opportunity to meet last Friday (26th Feb) with the 30 town and parish councils ....More

New Speed Indicator Device moving around the parish
Melksham Without Parish Council have a new SID (Speed Indicator Device) which will move about sites of proven speeding to try and educate and influence driver behaviour - its on West Hill, Whitley for the next two weeks (1st week of March) and will then ....More

MWPC response to the LOCAL PLAN REVIEW
On Monday 1st March 2021, Melksham Without Parish Council unaminously approved their respnse to the Local Plan Review, this is a joint response with Melksham Town Council and the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. You can read their submission ....More

New Ward Map for parish elections in May 21
Following the Community Governance Review in 2019/20, there are new parish ward arrangements for Melksham Without Parish Council for the elections on 6th May 2021.  The Beanacre, Shaw, Whitley and Blackmore Ward will have 4 councillors, the Bowerhill ....More

Maps for new Wiltshire Council divisions for May elections
The 98 Wiltshire Council divisions were reviewed and amended as part of the Community Governance Review during 2019/20.  This means that for the elections on 6th May 2021, there will be three Wiltshire Council divisions that cover the parish ....More

UPDATE on latest on Melksham Neighbourhood Plan - Feb 2021
Wiltshire Council have now undertaken their public consultation on the draft Melksham Neighbourhood Plan (at Regulation 16 stage); this closed on 3rd February. You can review the comments received here ....More

Precept & Budget 2021/22
Melksham Without Parish Council Precept & Budget 2021/22 Melksham Without Parish Council have agreed to a reduction in Precept of 1.5% for 2021/22 whilst maintaining all services and continuing with existing projects. To have kept ....More

Census 2021- Your Questions Answered
To find out more about the Census 2021 please click here....More

Local Plan Review Consultation by Wiltshire Council
FROM WILTSHIRE COUNCIL Dear Resident Wiltshire Local Plan review consultation The consultation into the Wiltshire Local Plan review, and separately the Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan, will run from Wednesday 13 ....More

Following the decision of Wiltshire Council on 9 September 2020 in respect of the Community Governance Review, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has provided the necessary consent to the proposed changes between Melksham and Melksham ....More

Covid-19 updated information
For the latest information on Covid in Wiltshire, please click here. This information is updated weekly. ....More

Meetings available on Youtube
Council meetings are currently being live streamed on Youtube, and you can watch them by looking for Melksham Without Parish Council or clicking here  you will normally ....More

How to Join a Virtual Council Meeting
Joining a Virtual Council Meeting  The Parish Council Meetings are currently being held remotely due to the current Covid-19 pandemic but as residents and interested parties you can still participate virtually. Please click here for instructions ....More

Annual Financial Reports 2019/20 & Right of public to inspect
Annual Reports 2019/20

To view the Annual Governance and Accounting Statement for the year ending 31st March 2020 click here. For the council's Year End Accounts click here and for a report on its compliance to the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 click here

Details of the Council's income and expenditure of Solar Farm Community Funding and CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) are included as a separate statement in the published Year End Accounts.   The parish council publishes all income and expenditure as an appendix to it's Full Council meeting minutes (published monthy on it's website) and so therefore does not publish a separate list of expenditure over £500.

The dates set for the period for the exercise of public rights are commencing on Tuesday 1st September 2020 and ending on Monday 12th October 2020.  

This period is later than the parish council usually sets each year. This is due to several reasons all related to the current Covid-19 pandemic.  The first being that the Annual Governance and Accounting Statement was not approved by the Full Council until Monday 27th July, this is a month later than it usually is done and reflects that the Full Council had not met since 9th March. Secondly, the parish council office is still closed to the public, and it is hoped that by holding the period to exercise public rights a few weeks later will mean that some lock down measures will have eased and those members of the public that have been shielding feel more confident in visiting public venues, and the staff more confident and comfortable in accepting visitors into the office setting. 


Precept and Budget 2020/21
PRECEPT & BUDGET 2021/22:   Melksham Without Parish Council have agreed to a reduction in Precept of 1.5% for 2021/22 whilst maintaining all services and continuing with existing projects. To have kept the Precept at the previous level would ....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

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

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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