About | Melksham Town Council
Welcome to Melksham Town Council
The role of Melksham Town Council is to strengthen the sense of community within Melksham, create and promote inclusivity, improve the quality of life for all Melksham residents and help every individual to fulfil and exceed in their aspirations.
Melksham Town Council is made up of fifteen Councillors who represent the four Wards - North, Forest, South and East Melksham. The work of the Council is delivered by a Council Team led by the Town Clerk who is supported by an Assistant. The Council Team is organised into a Town Hall team of Officers, an Amenities Team and an Assembly Hall Team.
Melksham Town Council is based in the Town Hall which is conveniently located in the centre of Melksham. The Town Hall is used for council meetings.
A brief history...
In 1974 West Wiltshire District Council was formed. It was made up of seven smaller urban and rural district councils, one of which was Melksham Urban District Council. These have all now disappeared, and the five Urban District Councils, including Melksham, have become the five Town Councils of West Wiltshire, which continues to this day.
Melksham Town Council currently has 15 elected members. The most recent town council elections took place in May 2021. The unitary authority, Wiltshire Council was formed from the merger of the County Council and four District Councils.
Wards & Councillors
The Mayor of Melksham Town Council is Councillor Simon Crundell, whilst the Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Sue Mortimer. MEET THE COUNCILLORS
Melksham Town is sub-divided into four Wards:
The Town Council Team
MEET THE COUNCIL TEAM
The Council Team is led by the Town Clerk, Linda Roberts, who is supported by the Assistant to the Town Clerk, Patsy Clover. The Council Team is organised into a Town Hall team of Officers , an Amenities Team and an Assembly Hall Team.
The contact telephone number for all officers is: 01225 704187
Town Council Reports and Policies
The Data Transparency Code for Local Government sets out key principles for Councils in creating greater transparency through the publication of public data - namely that the data be demand led, open and timely. The Code also prescribes what public data should be released as a minimum requirement to increase councils’ transparency and accountability.VIEW OPEN DATA
Any vacancies for Councillors or Council Staff, together with information on how to apply, are published on this website. Current vacancies are shown below: