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Melksham Town Council Services

Melksham Town Council is proud to offer numerous services and amenities to support and serve the local community. Melksham Town Council are responsible for community issues and development, allotments, community buildings, sports facilities and play areas.

Economic & Community development

Melksham Town Council aims to focus on the development and operational management of Melksham town centre, whilst improving it's quality and vitality for all users, be they residents of or visitors to the town.  

The Council also aims to attract ongoing inward investment into the town. Community engagement will be achieved by fostering community cohesion and partnership working by the Council with community groups, organisations and businesses. The Council aims to raise awareness of local volunteer activities. 

Please contact the Economic Development Manager,
David McKnight, on 01225 704187, or email: david.mcknight@melksham-tc.gov.uk 

Town Asset Management & 
Venue Hire

Melksham Town Council manages two venues - the Assembly Hall and the Town Hall. The council is also responsible for Grounds Maintenance, Street Furniture, Public Toilets and all Council Land.

The Assembly Hall and its facilities are available for hire. In addition, the Town Hall has rooms available for hire. The main Council Chamber is a grand and spacious hall that can seat around 60 people in a range of styles.
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Green Spaces & 
King George V Playing Fields

Green spaces are important to any town. Melksham Town Council, in conjunction with Wiltshire Council in some instances, manages a wide range of parks, gardens, open spaces, allotments and play and recreation areas for the benefit of the Melksham community.

Offering enjoyment to all generations, the King George V Playing Fields is now managed by Melksham Town Council. The Playing Fields are undergoing development led by the Council.

Play and recreation areas are located at Methuen Play Area, Foresters Park Play Area, King George V Playing Fields, Lonsdale Gardens (Burnett Close), Speedwell Close, Hazelwood Road, Awdry Avenue, Riverside Walk, Queensway and Dorset Crescent/Primrose Drive.  The areas are checked daily by our staff to identify any problems that may arise. There is also an annual inspection made by ROSPA and all the play equipment complies with Health & Safety Regulations. All the play areas are fenced creating a safe and secure environment for children to play in.

Allotments

Melksham Town Council administers 149 allotment plots spread around eight different locations. Growing your own fruit & veg has never been so popular!
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Grants

Melksham Town Council’s Grants’ Scheme supports and encourages a diverse range of community and youth activities, initiatives and events.
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Media Centre

Melksham Town Council is pleased to provide news and media channels with resources about Melksham and the Town Council including the Town crest logo and an image library.
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Grass Cutting

The Town Council is responsible for cutting the grass in several locations throughout the town including: the area surrounding St Michael’s Church; the closed churchyard; Foresters Park; and Methuen Avenue Play Area. In addition the Town Council has proactively undertaken to fund supplementary grass cutting in King George V Park and the Cemetery over the summer months.

Melksham in Bloom

Melksham in Bloom is an exciting competition run annually between Melksham Town Council and local community gardening/conservation groups. The competition is open to all local residents, businesses, schools and residential care homes and is free to enter. There are a multitude of different categories to suit a range of talents. Judging takes place in July and August depending on the category. Cups, prizes and certificates are presented at the Melksham Gardeners’ Society Flower & Produce Show which is held each autumn. 
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