Melksham Without Parish Council
Melksham Without Parish Council


Wiltshire Council Public Consultation - Melksham NHP Reg 16
REGULATION 16 CONSULTATION :  WILTSHIRE COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION Begins: 2nd December 2020   Ends: 3rd February 2021 Further information including the submitted draft neighbourhood plan and how to comment can ....More

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

Applications for Grant Aid for 2021-22 now open!
Does your group/organisation benefit residents of Melksham Without? If so, you can apply for grant funding for 2021/22. Deadline for applications is the 31st January 2021- you can download the forms below: Please click here to download the Grant Application ....More

Melksham Neighbourhood Plan moves to next stage
Melksham Neighbourhood Plan moves to the next stage!
A huge thank you to everyone that took the time and effort to read and submit comments on the draft Melksham Neighbourhood Plan in the Summer. The 8-week Regulation 14 public consultation took place during June and July.
The Steering Group, made up of members of Melksham Without Parish Council, Melksham Town Council, Wiltshire Council and local community members met virtually in August, September and October to review each and every comment and amended policies and updated evidence documents as appropriate. They also made recommendations on what to do about issues raised by residents that are out of the scope of the Plan, which has to reflect planning policy and land use only.  Issues raised about the proposed A350 Melksham Bypass and the Campus Project are out of the scope of the Plan.
The final version of the Plan was then approved by the Steering Group and the two Qualifying Bodies (Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council) on Monday 26th October at their respective council meetings.
That completed the Regulation 15 stage of the process, and the Plan was then submitted at the beginning of November to Wiltshire Council. They are now undertaking their own formal consultation at Regulation 16 stage, this will give you as local people who live, work and run a business in the Plan area another chance to have your say.
To view all the comments, and the revised Plan and Evidence comments please go to the dedicated website
We have tried to make the documents as accessible as possible and so the main documents you are probably looking for are highlighted in bright yellow (the Plan and the Consultation Statement.  Appendix 4 of the Consultation Statement has all your comments and the responses).  Any document that has been revised since the Summer is coloured red and labelled “NEW”.  There was also some feedback that some of the Figures/Maps in the Plan were hard to read, and you were unable to zoom in and look at the detail, and these have now been uploaded separately so that you can do that.
Look out for more updates in the Melksham News as the Plan progresses, you can also visit the website and dedicated Facebook page.
What next?
The Steering Group is now looking to the next version of the Plan, which will cover topics such as Local Green Spaces, Housing, Town Centre Master Plan and Environmental issues.  They are keen to encourage new members of the community to get involved and if you are interested in finding out more please get in touch with either Melksham Without Parish Council ( or Melksham Town Council ( in the first instance.


REGULATION 16 CONSULTATION :  WILTSHIRE COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION   Begins: 2nd December 2020   Ends: 3rd February 2021 (Please ensure that any comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan are received by Wiltshire Council no ....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

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. ....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 ....More

Thinking of taking on an apprenticeship?  Read here to find out the success story at Melksham Without. ....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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