Melksham Town Councillors

Central Ward

Alison ChristyCllr Alison Christy



Address: 6 Lambourne Crescent, SN12 7ND
Telephone: 01225 705466


  Claire ForgacsCllr Claire Forgacs

Claire has lived in Melksham for the last 17 years and is married with three children aged between 17 and 25, two of which attend Melksham Oak.

Claire is a great believer that if people work together anything can be achieved. 'By working together we can make Melksham a more vibrant and successful town. This is a town that I am passionate about and I want to help make it the best that it can be.'

Address: 41 Blackmore Road, SN12 7HT


Chris Petty

Chris PettyCllr Petty is an Independent Councillor. His particular interests in the Town are Planning and the redevelopment of the Market Place.



Address: 33, Gloucester Square, SN12 7NS.
Telephone: 01225 709523

Terri Welch - Mayor

Councillor Terri Welch

Cllr Welch is a longstanding Liberal Democrat Councillor. She has lived in Melksham for over 30 years and is passionate about the town and community. She is involved in the regeneration of our town, is Chair of the Town Team, and joins town litter picks as well as working on litter picks with other Liberal Democrat Councillors. The green spaces of our town are our lungs and Terri is working with other groups to enhance the planting of the Churchyard and cemeteries making them places of tranquility and beauty and working towards Melksham becoming known as Flower Town. Her longstanding connection with the Adventure Centre and the Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club means that she is enthusiastic about the proposals for the Wilts and Berks Canal to come through our town. She will serve on the SCOB (Shadow Campus Group), this together with her commitment to the Tourist Information Centre means that she is looking to enhance Melksham as a destination town. 

Address: 11, Devonshire Place, SN12 7DW.
Telephone: 01225 702800

North Ward

Ben AndersonCllr Ben Anderson - Deputy Mayor

Ben has been a Melksham resident for the past 26 years and works locally for a housing association and running a small business. As a Conservative councillor, Ben is working to keep living costs down for families and working people in Melksham and support local employers. You can contact Ben for support with arranging a community event, advice on a planning application or any other local issue in your street.

Outside of work and council, Ben is an active member of Melksham Churches and a local cricket team. He is also an organiser of the Beanacre fete and fun day.

Address: 28a Beanacre, Melksham, SN12 7PT

Telephone: 07824807107



Pat AvesCllr Pat Aves

Melksham has been Pat’s home town since the 1970s. Pat has spent most, but not all, of her working life as a teacher of Home Economics. She is a Liberal Democrat councillor and her particular interests as a Town Councillor are in Planning issues and the preservation of green spaces within the town, the protection of allotments from developers, tackling the litter problem (head on, by organising litter picking parties) and the provision of suitable parking for visiting coaches. She is the Town Council representative and a Trustee on the Melksham Almshouses Public and Eleemosynary Charitees Committee, which is currently involved in the renovation and preservation of the Melksham Almshouses. Pat is also concerned with the town’s development, and to that end is a member of a committee working towards presenting Melksham as a Town of Flowers, in order to enhance our unique and historical town centre, and promote it as a place to visit.

Address: 29 Ingram Road, SN12 7JH
Telephone: 01225 700633


Simon Hedley



Address: 7 Sherwood Avenue, SN12 7HH
Telephone:  01225 790633


Geoff MitchamCllr Geoff Mitcham

Geoff is a semi-retired bus driver and has lived in the Forest area of Melksham most of his life which is where he now lives with his wife Carol. He works part time as a van driver and also volunteers at the Tourist Information Centre.

Geoff is currently the organiser of Melksham Rock 'n' Roll Club, Chair of Melksham Music and Drama and the Rachel Fowler Centre Committee and has organised Beer Festivals in the town. He is committed to making Melksham a great place to live.

Address: 33 Crescent Road SN12 7EU
Telephone: 01225 706463


Pamela Wiltshire

Councillor Pamela Wiltshire

Cllr Pamela Wiltshire is Conservative Councillor. She is Chair of the Town Development Committee and the Melksham Food and Drink Festival Committee. Her aims are to enhance and promote the town of Melksham.

Address: Roundponds Farm, Shurnhold, SN12 8DF.
Telephone: 01225 708306

South Ward

Andy HinchcliffeCllr Andy Hinchcliffe

Address: 9 Martigny Court, SN12 7PD
Telephone: 07504439065


Jon HubbardCllr Jon Hubbard

Jon Hubbard was elected as a Liberal Democrat to represent the Spa Ward in August 2008 after a by-election. He lives in the Snowberry Lane area in the ward.  Jon actively involves himself in campaigns for improving Melksham including playing a part in the campaign to bring ASDA to Melksham and working hard to deal with some of the litter problems that plague some areas of the town. You can always keep up to date with Jon's campaigns at

Address: 2, Sweetbriar Road, SN12 6FR.
Telephone: 01225 807969 Mobile: 07876 611388

Bruce SandersCllr Bruce Sanders

Bruce Sanders has lived in and around Melksham all his life. He operates a Petrol Forecourt and shop in Spa Road (Autoline Service Station). He has supported many local groups over the years, these currently include Melksham Rotary and Melksham RFC. He says, "I strongly believe in giving volunteers in the community support as they deliver vital services to the community. In this 4 year term we must deliver to Melksham a Campus fit for purpose which delivers a positive benefit to the residents. I hope to add a strong voice to the Council. If anyone has an issue they know where I am so call at Autoline Service Station and I will try to find the time to listen.

Address: 38 Longford Road, SN12 6AT
Telephone: 07706059365


Richard Wiltshire

Councillor Richard Wiltshire

Conservative Councillor Richard lives at Shurnhold, Melksham, with his wife Pamela, they have three older children. A local man, he works in construction and development. He has been involved with Melksham Town Council since 1974, as Chairman he signed the town’s twinning charter with the French town of Avon in 1980 and looks forward to the 30th anniversary. He helped establish the Rachel Fowler Centre and the early renovations of the Assembly Hall. Joining the Town Council again in 2003 he strongly supported Knorr-Bremse and other employment for the area. He has encouraged the thriving town cinema; the town centre improvement scheme; the Lidl development and new Countrywide and ASDA stores; also the new Town Crier competition and Food Festival. He has been aware of the tremendous contribution to the town made by our voluntary groups, he is pleased the grants to these have increased. He believes that a restored Wilts and Berks canal will regenerate the river area of Melksham adding to the character and prosperity of our town.

Address: Roundponds Farm, Shurnhold, Melksham. SN12 8DF.
Telephone: 01225 708306

Diane Wnek

 Cllr Diane Wnek

Address: 4 Waverley Gardens, SN12 6AL
Telephone: 01225 287304