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Parish council’s chair and vice-chair re-elected

COUNCILLORRichard Wood has been re-elected as chair of Melksham Without Parish Council. He will be joined again by cllr John Glover as vice-chair.

“It’s a great honour to be selected again, I’m very pleased,” said cllr Wood. “It’s going to be a good year I hope. And we will prove our worth as a council.

“We have lots on our plate including working with the town council on the plans for Shurnhold Fields, and we have a lot of work to do with the Hornchurch Road play area and its surroundings.We are also looking to co-opt two new councillors.”

Cllr Wood and cllr Glover were re-elected at last week’s Annual Council Meeting, when the parish council also agreed their objectives for the forthcoming year.

The parish council’s objectives for 2018/19 are:

“To continue working with Melksham Town Council to produce a robust, community-led Neighbourhood Plan for the designated Melksham area.

“To further develop the public open space at Hornchurch Road, including the refurbishment of the play area, the installation of an additional footway to create a continuous circular route and to investigate the possibility of installing a teen shelter.

“Actively seek ways to promote the hire of the Bowerhill sports field.

“To work in partnership with Melksham Town Council to actively develop the shared public open space at Shurnhold Fields.

“To ensure a smooth transition for staff, councillors and parishioners during the parish council’s move into temporary accommodation for both the office and alternative meeting space for all meetings.”

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