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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

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


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

Wiltshire confirmed in Tier 2 from 2 December
Wiltshire has been confirmed to be in the COVID Tier 2 high alert level from 2 December, which is one higher than before. Get all the details on what the new restrictions mean for ....More

Artists shortlisted for public art project in Berryfield
Yesterday the Steering Group for the public art project for the housing development on Semington Road met to shortlist artists for the art to be incorporated into the village hall design. Included in the group are the Hall architect, and representatives ....More

Planning approval granted for new village hall at Berryfield
Planning approval granted for the new village hall at Berryfield (Bowood View) - fantastic news! You can view the plans here https://unidoc.wiltshire.gov.uk/.../Doc.../Search/DSA,910748 If you would like to get involved with the future running of the ....More

A350 MELKSHAM BYPASS INFORMAL CONSULTATION
A350 Melksham Bypass Consultation- Deadline extended into the New Year
 
*Updated- Wiltshire Council has decided to extend the survey on the proposed A350 Melksham bypass, and the 18 different route options that are being considered.

The consultation was originally scheduled to end on 30 November, but in order to allow more people to have their say, it has now been extended to Sunday 17 January 2021.

Wiltshire Council is currently exploring the potential case for a new bypass to take the A350 around Melksham, and is seeking the views of residents, businesses and other stakeholders on the progress so far, and the various proposed route options.
 
The A350 is one of the most important routes within Wiltshire.  It is a primary north-south route with regional significance connecting the south coast (the port of Poole in particular) with the M4 and onwards to Bristol and the Midlands. In Wiltshire it passes around the principal settlements of Chippenham and Trowbridge via the town of Melksham and neighbouring village of Beanacre, and on to Westbury and Warminster.  At Melksham, the A350 serves multiple functions.  It is not only the main north-south route through the town, but also the main east-west through route (between A365 Western Way and Bath Road). It also provides access to the town centre and retail developments along the A350 itself for local traffic.
 
It has been a long standing priority for the council to improve north-south connectivity along the A350, but to also recognise the important local function that the existing route serves at Melksham, and issues such as journey time delays and poor reliability, accidents, severance and noise and air quality.
 
Wiltshire Council has developed an dedicated web page which contains background information regarding the project, which can be accessed via the following link:-
 
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-a350-melksham-bypass
 
The webpage provides access to information packs covering areas such as:-

  • A350 route & need for the scheme
  • Objectives & assessment criteria
  • Key physical constraints & full range of options
  • Route information
  • Emerging findings
  • Potential for complementary walk & cycling improvements
 
Also included on the webpage is a link to an on-line questionnaire, and a series of FAQs regarding the project.
 
We would encourage you to access the information provided, and to engage with us by providing your comments, views and suggestions through the on-line questionnaire.
 
The survey closes on  Sunday 17th January 2021. At this stage, we are seeking feedback on the early stages of the scheme – this is not a statutory consultation. If the scheme progresses, statutory consultation will follow in due course.
 
 
Major Highway Projects Team
Major Highway Projects | Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Trowbridge | BA14 8JN
E: MajorHighwayProjects@wiltshire.gov.uk | www.wiltshire.gov.uk  



  

Another lockdown - if you need support please contact us
So this is it, another Lockdown to try and get this dreadful virus under control. Melksham Community Support are still here to help and we are getting back up to full strength to help those who are trapped in their homes and unable to get out ....More

Cllr Stefano Patacchiola co-opted for Berryfield Ward
A warm welcome to Councillor Stefano Patacchiola who was co-opted to Melksham Without Parish Council when they met last week, Cllr Patacchiola represents the Berryfield Ward and will be in post until the next election (which will be held on 6th May 2021).....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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlGcoeNCJEtN8kADUcNqWg?view_as=subscriber  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 ....More

APRENTICESHIP CASE STUDY - MELKSHAM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL
Thinking of taking on an apprenticeship?  Read here to find out the success story at Melksham Without. https://workwiltshire.co.uk/2020/02/05/national-apprenticeship-week-case-study-level/ ....More

Precept and Budget 2020/21
PRECEPT & BUDGET 2020/21:   Melksham Without Parish Council set its Precept at its Full Council meeting held on Monday 20th January 2020. The Council unanimously agreed to set its Precept – the proportion of Council Tax paid to the Parish ....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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