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Melksham Town Council

Strengthening the sense of community within Melksham, creating and promoting inclusivity and improving the quality of life for all Melksham residents.

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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, South, East and Forest. The work of the Council is delivered by a Council Team led by a Locum Town Clerk who is supported by a Committee Clerk. The Council Team is organised into a team of Officers based at Melksham Town Hall, an Amenities Team and an Assembly Hall Team.

Melksham Town Council is based in the Town Hall which is conveniently located in the Market Place in the centre of Melksham. The Town Hall is used for council meetings and can also be hired for public meetings and events.

Who we are...

A brief history...

As of 2024, Melksham Town Council is 50 years old!

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 continue to this day.

The unitary authority, Wiltshire Council was formed from the merger of the County Council and four District Councils.

Melksham Town Council currently has 15 elected members (Councillors). The most recent Town Council elections took place in May 2021, and the next will be held in May 2025.

According to the 2021 Census, Melksham has an estimated 18,113 residents.

Town Mayor & Councillors

As of May 2024, the Mayor of Melksham Town Council is Councillor Tom Price, and the Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Saffi Rabey.

The Mayor has named Julia’s House as his chosen charity for the municipal year 2024/2025.
MEET THE COUNCILLORS

The Town Council Team

The Council Team is led by a Locum Town Clerk, who is supported by the Committee Clerk, a team of Officers based at the Town Hall, an Amenities Team and an Assembly Hall Team.

The contact telephone number for all officers is: 01225 704 187.
CONTACT MELKSHAM TOWN COUNCIL

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

Vacancies

Any vacancies for Councillors or Council Staff, together with information on how to apply, will be published on this website. Please click below to see any current vacancies.

Our Mission Statement

"We believe 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 fulfill and exceed their aspirations.