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The Town Hall is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

We’re operating occasional skeleton staffing in the building but most of the time our team are working from home.  The best way to contact us is by email at townhall@melksham-tc.gov.uk, or by phone on 01225 704 187.


 Melksham Town Council hereby notifies you that the Asset Management meeting scheduled for Monday October 19 has now been changed to Thursday October 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM

Please find the agenda and reports pack here.   Joining instructions for the Zoom meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81807407861?pwd=ZTFXeHl3NUVhbGFWSkJGMkl1QUpiQT09

Meeting ID: 818 0740 7861      Passcode: 169387


Melksham Town Council gives notice of a meeting of the HR Sub Committee to be held on Wednesday 21 October at 5pm. 

Joining instructions for the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81059086892?pwd=aittVkorbUN1ZGhSbjRFSHNVMUdpQT09

Meeting ID: 810 5908 6892    Passcode: 861673       The minutes will be available from the town clerk linda.roberts@melksham-tc.gov.uk


 

Melksham Town Council hereby gives notice of a Full Council meeting to be held on Monday 26 October at 7.00 pm. 

Please find the agenda here  and an additional meeting paper here

Joining instructions for the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87964174595?pwd=NTBGNGpFMXB2VzZ2K0luL1ZNamZRQT09

Meeting ID: 879 6417 4595                                           Passcode: 490946

Melksham Town Council is thrilled to be reopening one of our town’s most-loved public amenities this weekend. 

This is the culmination of a great deal of work across our teams.  Commissioning the splashpad each season involves a lot of preliminary work including pre-opening maintenance, water testing and balancing – essential features of a safe operation.  When you overlay this with the added complexity this year of ensuring the facility operates in a Covid-19 secure manner, it becomes easy to understand why relatively few splashpad facilities  of this particular type have opened up across the country this year. 

As last year, it is important that all children visiting the Splashpad facility, are accompanied by parents or guardians at all times as our staff and councillors are there to help operate the facility and not to supervise the children.

Melksham’s Splashpad will be operating a little differently this year to ensure that risks associated with Covid-19 are mitigated.  We will be asking our Splashpad visitors to wear a coloured wristband.  Groups of children will be allowed into the facility for fifteen-minute slots at a time.  When leaving the splashpad, wristbands will be returned and sanitised, and the next group will go in, wearing a different wristband colour.  This is to ensure there is enough space to play safely on the pad, but also to make sure everyone gets a turn.  Of course, children exiting the Splashpad are then welcome re-join the queue for another go! 

Track and trace forms will be provided for parents and guardians to complete, a one-way system for the toilets has been devised and we will be providing additional members of staff at the Splashpad to help keep things safe and running smoothly.  Waterproof nappies, if required, will be provided free of charge.  The Splashpad will be run by members of our Town Hall office, Assembly Hall and Amenity teams.  Where we require additional help, this will be volunteered by Melksham Town Councillors.

Let’s all hope for another month of hot weather, and we look forward to seeing you up in the park soon!

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