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

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

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

COULD YOU FILL A VACANCY AT MELKSHAM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL? Following the recent resignation of Cllr Stuart Wood, Melksham Without Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor to be co-opted (10 electors have not come forward to call ....More

Public consultation for land at Woodrow for 150 dwellings
Pre-application Public Consultation Proposed outline application for up to 150 dwellings, Land south off Woodrow Road, Melksham   An outline planning application for up to 150 dwellings and associated infrastructure, open space, landscaping, ....More

Parish and Town Councils must publish an Annual Return that includes a summary of their income and expenditure; its assets and other balances. They also have to complete an Annual Governance statement setting out the arrangements they have in place to ....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

Decisions made by Clerk during COVID-19 under delegated Powers
Please follow link below to view Melksham Without Parish Council's decision log during Covid-19 under Clerks delegated powers from 17th March until 6th July 2020. made by Clerk ....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

Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020
Melksham Without Parish Council confirm that they have complied with the Government's guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19 ....More

Social distancing for people with hidden disabilities
Social distancing for people with hidden disabilities       As people begin to get out more, we’re asking local businesses and their staff ....More



Melksham Without Parish Council recognises the need to provide community facilities to help people enjoy outdoor activity but also recognises that it must provide a safe environment for those using the facilities and staff that facilitate the services.
The Government announced that play areas could open from Saturday 4th July, however the parish council have taken their time to ensure that all the play areas in the parish have had a full H&S inspection and new signage to reflect the government guidance. Risk assessments have also been undertaken and we are pleased to let you know that the play areas in the parish were all opened today.

To ensure you are ready to use the play areas safely please read these simple instructions and plan ahead for safe fun this summer.

1. Parents must read this guidance and ensure their families follow it carefully for the safety of their children and others.
2. This equipment is checked regularly for damage, wear and tear, but is not sanitised or disinfected.
3. This is shared equipment, used at your own risk.
4. Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.
5. Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before entering the play area.
6. Encourage everyone in your family to wash their hands with hand sanitiser regularly and as a minimum before and after using the play area.
7. Encourage children to avoid touching their faces.
8. You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household – current advice is to maintain at least 1m and consider wearing a face mask.
9. Some equipment can only be used by one child at a time while social distancing. Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment.
10. Try to avoid busy times.
11. DO NOT eat and drink in the play area.
12. If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins – DO NOT LITTER.
12. Wash your hands when you get home.

We hope you enjoy using the play areas and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by following these simple instructions


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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

The news page we hope will keep you up to date on what is happening with the Council. We also wish to hear your views and thoughts on our activities and any ideas that you may have to improve life within our community.

Please respond to any information on this page by clicking here and putting your views on the comments form.