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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

At a meeting of Melksham Town Council held on 16th January 2017 Councillors unanimously agreed to set the local precept (the proportion of Council Tax payable to the Town Council) at a figure of £600,115. This means that the precept of a Band D property will be £115.49 per year, an increase of £20.40 per year or £1.70 per month over the £95.09 Band D precept charged in 2016/17.

This increase reflects the current economic climate which has seen Wiltshire Council declare its intention to withdraw from or reduce its delivery of a variety of community services given the lack of available funding. In setting its budget and precept requirement for the 2017/18 financial year, the Town Council has attempted to offset some of the effects of Wiltshire Council’s decisions that will impact upon our community and enhance the services provided.

This includes £20,000 for additional street cleaning services; £10,000 to finance supplementary grass cutting in King George V Park and the Cemetery where the frequency of grass cutting provided by Wiltshire Council is considered to be inadequate; £10,000 to repair and install new equipment in play areas within the town; an additional £5,000 for grants funding to support the work of community and voluntary groups; £3,000 to fund sporting activities for children during the summer holidays; and £3,600 to finance the care and maintenance of the town’s superb floral displays.

In addition, the Town Council recognises that the Assembly Hall requires significant investment to enable its redevelopment as a valued community asset and resource located at the heart of the community it serves.  Recognising the key role it plays as part of the social and recreational fabric of the town by promoting and hosting an eclectic mix of events and activities, the Town Council has made provision to meet the future financial challenges associated with redeveloping the Hall and thereby enhancing the social and recreational offer that it provides.

The Town Council regrets the need to increase the council tax burden on local residents but the revised precept seeks to ensure that it can meet the additional financial demands associated with this increased service provision and the redevelopment of the Assembly Hall whilst remaining on a viable and sustainable footing that will ensure that it is able to operate effectively in the future. 

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