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I'm a (volunteer) councillor for the South Ward on Melksham Town Council
I am not affiliated to any party or grouping, but work in partnership.

I was elected in May 2021, for a four year term. I am sticking, after the election, to what I said before.
Environment ... Equality ... Openness
You can still find that at my campaign website at http://graham4melksham.uk.

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Looked for Assembly
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Looking forward past the next yearposted on 20th July 2024long 2 matches
A new personal Facebook profileposted on 17th July 2024 2 matches
Melksham Carnival - reviewposted on 14th July 2024long 3 matches
BBC on small museumsposted on 18th May 2024 1 match
Melksham Town Council - what should we be doing?posted on 14th May 2024 2 matches
Melksham Vision - on a walk into Townposted on 10th May 2024 1 match
Sustainable Energy in Melkshamposted on 21st April 2024really long! 1 match
Giving voice to the publicposted on 6th April 2024really long! 1 match
Revisiting "Melksham South Ward" Groupposted on 4th April 2024 1 match
Re-hi - and an introduction for new readersposted on 27th March 2024 1 match
Annual Town Meeting - happening in Melkshamposted on 26th March 2024long 2 matches
Four years on from Covid - Assembly Hallposted on 23rd March 2024 3 matches
Melksham Councillor - but answering from somewhere elseposted on 11th March 2024long 1 match
Assembly Hall update and new programposted on 2nd March 2024long 10 matches
Melksham Town Council - on Projectsposted on 16th February 2024really long! 9 matches
Environmental issues - the futureposted on 8th February 2024 1 match
Connected Wards and Parishesposted on 5th February 2024 1 match
Assembly Hall Melksham, Thursday 8th February 2024posted on 3rd February 2024long 5 matches
Behind the scenes - Assembly Hall and Blue Poolposted on 29th January 2024long 8 matches
What's Happening in Melksham?posted on 25th January 2024 1 match
Melksham Town Council - precept for 2024/25posted on 23rd January 2024long 1 match
Popular shows support the Assembly Hallposted on 21st January 2024 4 matches
Assembly Hall - my Forbidden Nights experienceposted on 20th January 2024long 1 match
Draft Budget 2024/5posted on 16th January 2024 3 matches
Ongoing Town Council projectsposted on 15th January 2024 4 matches
Enough to pedestrianise?posted on 9th January 2024 1 match
Car Parking at Melksham Campus from 8.1.24posted on 1st January 2024 2 matches
Ideas for 2023 awardsposted on 31st December 2023 1 match
Looking ahead to 2024posted on 30th December 2023really long! 2 matches
Who's who into 2024, Melksham Town Councilposted on 29th December 2023 1 match
Assembly Hall - Quizposted on 15th December 2023 3 matches
Candidates announced - Melksham South by-electionposted on 11th December 2023long 1 match
Updates on MTC projectsposted on 5th December 2023 2 matches
THANK YOU - Christmas light eventposted on 3rd December 2023 1 match
Welcome to December 2023posted on 1st December 2023 3 matches
Assembly Hall - Friends' offer of supportposted on 27th November 2023long 10 matches
Will Town Council staff be allowed to share in future?posted on 25th November 2023long 1 match
Council Agenda - what may interest YOUposted on 22nd November 2023 2 matches
Melksham needs appropiate "Siftware"posted on 18th November 2023long 1 match
Blue Pool and Assembly Hall - what YOU wantposted on 16th November 2023 3 matches
News Briefs - what's happening where?posted on 15th November 2023 4 matches
What should your Town Council do next year?posted on 13th November 2023 1 match
Blue Pool & Assembly Hall - Looking Aheadposted on 8th November 2023really long! 9 matches
Town Council Answers, 5.11.2023posted on 6th November 2023long 1 match
Questions to Melksham Town Council for 30.10.23posted on 30th October 2023long 2 matches
Lighting in KGV Parkposted on 10th October 2023 1 match
My "Update Needed" list and comment on council structureposted on 29th September 2023really long! 3 matches
Full Council highlights, 25.9.2023posted on 26th September 2023long 3 matches
350 pages and I feel ill informed!posted on 25th September 2023 1 match
Decision on Blue Pool to be taken behind closed doors next Monday?posted on 20th September 2023really long! 19 matches
Lost meeting and Campus Parkingposted on 13th September 2023long 2 matches
ClimateFest - Thank You and where we areposted on 10th September 2023long 1 match
YES, we have Air Conditioning!posted on 8th September 2023 4 matches
Thank you - helpers at Food and River Festivalposted on 4th September 2023 7 matches
Autumn - Trains and Assembly Hall programsposted on 3rd September 2023long 9 matches
Come along, listen, ask, learnposted on 2nd September 2023 1 match
Campus Parking - to be free for three hoursposted on 27th August 2023 1 match
Melksham Free Dining - Fundraiserposted on 26th August 2023 2 matches
Assembly Hall - next six weeksposted on 25th August 2023 4 matches
ClimateFest, Melksham, 9th September 2023posted on 23rd August 2023 2 matches
Repair the roof? Council Objectives?posted on 17th August 2023really long! 14 matches
Why has the fix price gone up so much?posted on 15th August 2023 1 match
Two rapid decisions afoot on Thursday?posted on 12th August 2023long 7 matches
Assets and Amenities updateposted on 6th August 2023long 1 match
A cry for the environmentposted on 29th July 2023 2 matches
What can I do? What will it cost me?posted on 26th July 2023 1 match
A hard decision to be madeposted on 25th July 2023 3 matches
Blue Pool. Seeking "left field" ideas.posted on 24th July 2023 4 matches
Blue Pool. Should the town look to purchase?posted on 23rd July 2023long 14 matches
Learning about our photoVoltaic panelsposted on 22nd July 2023 1 match
A long and techincal oneposted on 19th July 2023long 1 match
Blue Pool and Assembly Hallposted on 17th July 2023 3 matches
BBC "Any Questions" in Melkshamposted on 13th July 2023 2 matches
CouncilSpeak - Abbreviationsposted on 12th July 2023 3 matches
Q and A - KGV and some othersposted on 9th July 2023long 7 matches
IOU - Blue Pool and Assembly Hall updateposted on 7th July 2023 1 match
Project Assembly Hall and Blue Poolposted on 1st July 2023long 8 matches
Council questions and payment proceduresposted on 29th June 2023really long! 1 match
Full Council - meeting notesposted on 27th June 2023long 2 matches
Melksham Assembly Hall - July to September programmeposted on 25th June 2023 4 matches
Melksham House - background and concernsposted on 19th June 2023really long! 2 matches
Open to public input - not there yet, but getting thereposted on 7th June 2023long 1 match
Blue Pool, Allotments, Lighting, Museum, EcoLoo, Shambles, Assembly Hallposted on 6th June 2023long 8 matches
Town Centre Cluster - Looking forwardposted on 3rd June 2023long 7 matches
Which articles are you reading?posted on 2nd June 2023 3 matches
At council next weekposted on 31st May 2023long 2 matches
Arranging facilities for Melkshamposted on 25th May 2023long 10 matches
Questions to Councilposted on 23rd May 2023long 2 matches
Assembly Hall - rates unchangedposted on 22nd May 2023long 2 matches
Assembly Hall hire rates 2023/24posted on 19th May 2023 3 matches
Melksham Town Council - who's whoposted on 18th May 2023long 1 match
Melksham House - for SENDposted on 17th May 2023 2 matches
Headline look aheadposted on 16th May 2023 1 match
Stepping back from chairingposted on 15th May 2023long 1 match
Minutes and resolution - proposed Melksham House purchaseposted on 9th May 2023really long! 8 matches
Coronation of King Charles IIIposted on 6th May 2023 1 match
Council Diary - May 2023posted on 1st May 2023 4 matches
Bigger Trade Showsposted on 29th April 2023 1 match
My "important" and "action" Melksham survey - RESULTSposted on 24th April 2023long 1 match
How to reach meposted on 11th April 2023long 2 matches
What's Important to YOU?posted on 9th April 2023really long! 1 match
Thinking forwardposted on 6th April 2023 1 match
MADE for Melkshamposted on 1st April 2023 1 match
Vision needed - Melkshamposted on 30th March 2023long 4 matches
Buy Melksham House?posted on 29th March 2023 1 match
To whom shall I rant?posted on 21st March 2023 1 match
Vision 5, 10, 15 yearsposted on 18th March 2023really long! 2 matches
Local News, 1.3.2023posted on 1st March 2023long 1 match
No Party-in-the-Park 2023posted on 24th February 2023 1 match
Vehicle Access to Campusposted on 12th February 2023 1 match
Lovely to meet and listenposted on 11th February 2023 1 match
Assembly Hall / Melksham Houseposted on 9th February 2023 9 matches
Town Centre Masterplan - Consultationposted on 8th February 2023 1 match
Consultation and other informationposted on 1st February 2023long 2 matches
Town Budget - proposed highs and lowsposted on 29th January 2023long 2 matches
Quiz Night - Melksham - 26.1.2023posted on 21st January 2023 3 matches
Melksham Civic Awards - please nominateposted on 9th January 2023 1 match
Looking forward - 2023, Melksham Townposted on 2nd January 2023really long! 6 matches
What happened in 2022?posted on 31st December 2022really long! 3 matches
Melksham Town Council - budget and precept for 2023/4posted on 19th December 2022 3 matches
Light Switch on - THANK YOU and commentsposted on 4th December 2022 2 matches
About me as a councillorposted on 5th November 2022long 1 match
Planning for next year - Ecomomic Development and Assembly Hallposted on 2nd November 2022 2 matches
Away and homeposted on 20th October 2022really long! 3 matches
ClimateFest public transport reportposted on 14th October 2022long 2 matches
Transport and the Assembly Hall coming to ClimateFestposted on 1st October 2022 2 matches
Hire charges - Assembly Hall and Town Hallposted on 15th September 2022 5 matches
Where should we spend your money next year?posted on 3rd September 2022really long! 5 matches
Is there a conflict of interest?
Melksham Town / Wiltshire Unitary
posted on 1st September 2022long 3 matches
Assembly Hall - looking forwardposted on 29th August 2022 1 match
ClimateFest - 17th September 2022posted on 27th August 2022 1 match
Planning for Melksham Town for next yearposted on 26th August 2022long 2 matches
Assembly Hall - new start friends meeting - 25.8.2022posted on 23rd August 2022 3 matches
Melksham Campus - resident questionsposted on 22nd August 2022really long! 1 match
Open online democracy and plastic elephantsposted on 18th August 2022long 1 match
Sensory Garden and other projectsposted on 13th August 2022long 3 matches
Extrordinary meeting report (1) - 9.8.2022posted on 10th August 2022 1 match
Searching my blogposted on 9th August 2022 1 match
How come it's just one standingposted on 5th August 2022long 4 matches
AHWG - Terms of Referenceposted on 2nd August 2022long 4 matches
Assembly Hall Working Group - setupposted on 31st July 2022 2 matches
A dozen updates from full councilposted on 26th July 2022long 3 matches
Assembly Hall Working Groupposted on 24th July 2022 4 matches
Labour Club - demolition - and how planning has workedposted on 9th July 2022long 1 match
Assembly Hall - looking forwardposted on 4th July 2022 3 matches
Public owned estate in Melkshamposted on 3rd July 2022long 1 match
Planning Applications coming up on Mondayposted on 4th June 2022 1 match
2022/23 Town Council Structureposted on 23rd May 2022 3 matches
Welcome to the new Mayor, and Committeesposted on 17th May 2022 4 matches
"Would you stand for Mayor?"posted on 15th May 2022really long! 1 match
Assembly Hall - name and rate change?posted on 6th April 2022 3 matches
Melksham resources on Facebookposted on 18th March 2022 1 match
Facebook Moderation - Friends of Assembly Hallposted on 1st March 2022 3 matches
A Virtual Hub for Melkshamposted on 28th February 2022long 2 matches
Melksham South Play Areasposted on 23rd February 2022long 1 match
Waterloo Live - the Assembly Hall's Waterloo?posted on 20th February 2022 6 matches
Town precept - how Melksham comparesposted on 1st January 2022 1 match
Review of 2021posted on 24th December 2021really long! 6 matches
Melksham Town Council precept set for 2022/3posted on 14th December 2021 2 matches
Zoom council meetingsposted on 26th October 2021 1 match
How hard can hybrid be?posted on 23rd October 2021 1 match
Council help for The Hub?posted on 29th September 2021long 1 match
"Town Council" or "Town Councillor"?posted on 27th September 2021long 3 matches
FoMAH - changed meeting venue
meeting report
posted on 24th September 2021long 4 matches
Area Board - Summary, 22.9.2021posted on 23rd September 2021long 1 match
FoMAH - This Week (13.9.2021)posted on 13th September 2021long 6 matches
Staff and role changes at MTCposted on 11th September 2021long 9 matches
FoMAH (Assembly Hall) Meeting - this eveningposted on 2nd September 2021 1 match
Event Spaces - working togetherposted on 18th August 2021 3 matches
friends of Melksham Assembly Hallposted on 16th August 2021 7 matches
Town Hall meeting summaryposted on 10th August 2021really long! 4 matches
Speeches! Assembly Hall and Bypassposted on 9th August 2021long 5 matches
Bypass (again)posted on 7th August 2021long 1 match
Looking forward - Assembly Hallposted on 5th August 2021long 6 matches
Melksham Assembly Hallposted on 4th August 2021long 6 matches
Councillor Interaction on Social Mediaposted on 31st July 2021long 1 match
My personal short cutsposted on 22nd July 2021 4 matches
Online from next Monday
Town Council public meetings
posted on 16th July 2021long 1 match
Melksham Town Council, Environment, Climateposted on 20th June 2021 1 match
Election Day!posted on 6th May 2021 1 match
Please vote - here are your polling stationsposted on 5th May 2021 1 match
Look now for
Looking forward past the next yearposted on 20th July 2024long 2 matches
A new personal Facebook profileposted on 17th July 2024 2 matches
Melksham Carnival - reviewposted on 14th July 2024long 3 matches
Small Grant awards - Melksham Town Councilposted on 9th July 2024  
General Election - Melksham and Devizesposted on 6th July 2024  
Government manifesto and membersposted on 5th July 2024  
General Election - transport policies and my voteposted on 28th June 2024really long!  
Placing my vote - a chance to listenposted on 21st June 2024  
Yes, your comments count!posted on 20th June 2024  
Choosing who to vote for as MPposted on 17th June 2024  
Quiet as a mouseposted on 14th June 2024  
Climate and Parlimentary Candidatesposted on 6th June 2024  
Planning application - fell treeposted on 4th June 2024  
Train travel - save money by split ticketingposted on 3rd June 2024  
"Happy to Chat" - revisited / progressposted on 2nd June 2024  
Melksham Town Council - strategy and visionposted on 29th May 2024long  
Public Transport - Melksham vision and working towards itposted on 27th May 2024  
Melksham and Devizes - constituency and candidatesposted on 23rd May 2024  
Mayor, deputy and committees for 2024/25posted on 21st May 2024  
Visioning Melksham - next 1, 5, 15 yearsposted on 19th May 2024really long!  
BBC on small museumsposted on 18th May 2024 1 match
Melksham Town Council - what should we be doing?posted on 14th May 2024 2 matches
Melksham Station - re-opening anniversaryposted on 13th May 2024  
Melksham Vision - on a walk into Townposted on 10th May 2024 1 match
News from and a taste of Melksham Town Councilposted on 30th April 2024really long!  
22.5.2024 - Looking ahead with TransWiltsposted on 27th April 2024really long!  
Can I park here? Can I drop something off?posted on 26th April 2024  
Principles of being a good councillorposted on 24th April 2024  
Sustainable Energy in Melkshamposted on 21st April 2024really long! 1 match
Avon memories - three structures to cherishposted on 17th April 2024  
Remembering Dad who would have been 100 todayposted on 10th April 2024really long!  
Who should the Town Council help with a grant?posted on 8th April 2024  
Giving voice to the publicposted on 6th April 2024really long! 1 match
Revisiting "Melksham South Ward" Groupposted on 4th April 2024 1 match
An end to the Town Council soliciting public input?posted on 3rd April 2024  
Painting the town pink.posted on 1st April 2024  
Melksham Town Council Play Areasposted on 29th March 2024  
Re-hi - and an introduction for new readersposted on 27th March 2024 1 match
Annual Town Meeting - happening in Melkshamposted on 26th March 2024long 2 matches
Four years on from Covid - Assembly Hallposted on 23rd March 2024 3 matches
A full Town Councillor diary for next weekposted on 16th March 2024  
Melksham Train Service - summer and later in 2024posted on 15th March 2024  
Melksham Councillor - but answering from somewhere elseposted on 11th March 2024long 1 match
The Subway (under the A350)posted on 10th March 2024  
Councillor vacancy - who and how to chooseposted on 8th March 2024  
Assembly Hall update and new programposted on 2nd March 2024long 10 matches
Desert Island answersposted on 1st March 2024  
Planning the next 15 years for Melkshamposted on 29th February 2024long  
From around Europeposted on 25th February 2024long  
On the situation at Melksham Town Councilposted on 24th February 2024  
On holiday, or no?posted on 22nd February 2024long  
Is the environment important to Melksham Town Council?posted on 19th February 2024really long!  
How do / should I work the council system?posted on 18th February 2024long  
UK Health and Safety, comparison with the Czech Republicposted on 17th February 2024  
Melksham Town Council - on Projectsposted on 16th February 2024really long! 9 matches
Berlin - a lesson in man's inhumanity to manposted on 14th February 2024really long!  
Guests from Ukraine in the UK - looking aheadposted on 9th February 2024really long!  
Environmental issues - the futureposted on 8th February 2024 1 match
Splash Pad - Opening days and hours for 2024posted on 7th February 2024long  
Connected Wards and Parishesposted on 5th February 2024 1 match
Assembly Hall Melksham, Thursday 8th February 2024posted on 3rd February 2024long 5 matches
Where people travel by train from Melkshamposted on 2nd February 2024  
Thank you, Melksham News - my budget voteposted on 31st January 2024  
LWCIP - Local Walking and Cycling Infrastucture Planposted on 30th January 2024long  
Behind the scenes - Assembly Hall and Blue Poolposted on 29th January 2024long 8 matches
What's Happening in Melksham?posted on 25th January 2024 1 match
Bristol Airport - Melksham by busposted on 24th January 2024  
Melksham Town Council - precept for 2024/25posted on 23rd January 2024long 1 match
Popular shows support the Assembly Hallposted on 21st January 2024 4 matches
Assembly Hall - my Forbidden Nights experienceposted on 20th January 2024long 1 match
Renewing Victorian Pipeworkposted on 19th January 2024  
Can YOU help?posted on 17th January 2024  
Draft Budget 2024/5posted on 16th January 2024 3 matches
Ongoing Town Council projectsposted on 15th January 2024 4 matches
Homes for Ukraine - 2 years onposted on 13th January 2024long  
Dogs off lead in KGV park, Melkshamposted on 11th January 2024  
Learning while travellingposted on 10th January 2024  
Enough to pedestrianise?posted on 9th January 2024 1 match
More Ward metricsposted on 7th January 2024  
Ward metrics - digging in the censusposted on 4th January 2024  
Facebook Group - Melksham South Wardposted on 2nd January 2024long  
Car Parking at Melksham Campus from 8.1.24posted on 1st January 2024 2 matches
Ideas for 2023 awardsposted on 31st December 2023 1 match
Looking ahead to 2024posted on 30th December 2023really long! 2 matches
Who's who into 2024, Melksham Town Councilposted on 29th December 2023 1 match
Car parking consultation - my responseposted on 28th December 2023  
By-election - choosing who to vote forposted on 27th December 2023  
Future - Meditteranean Climate changing Melkshamposted on 23rd December 2023  
Thank you to our 2023 team, Welcome to team for 2024posted on 21st December 2023  
Assembly Hall - Quizposted on 15th December 2023 3 matches
Environment and Climate Working Group - Celebrating a year of progressposted on 14th December 2023  
Homes for guests - rewarding and updateposted on 13th December 2023  
Candidates announced - Melksham South by-electionposted on 11th December 2023long 1 match
TransWilts Community Rail - 10 years onposted on 8th December 2023long  
TransWilts Community Rail - What now?posted on 7th December 2023long  
Updates on MTC projectsposted on 5th December 2023 2 matches
CONSULTATION - Walking and Cycling routes in Melkshamposted on 4th December 2023  
THANK YOU - Christmas light eventposted on 3rd December 2023 1 match
Travelling home before Christmasposted on 2nd December 2023  
Welcome to December 2023posted on 1st December 2023 3 matches
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