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Thank you for electing me as one of the councillors
for the South Ward on Melksham Town Council in May 2021, for a four year term.


I am sticking, after the election, to what I said before the election. You can still find that at my campaign website at http://graham4melksham.uk.

... a year on I have learned a lot. Still keeping you informed, still with the same philospohies though with some elements tune by what I have learned along the way. Now chair of Economic Planning and Develoment - looking forward to helping further to co-ordinate Melksham's future. Also on "Assets and Ameneties" looking after facilities like parks, play areas, the Assembly Hall and Town Hall, and "Community Development" nurturing local groups and supporting events and information flows.

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Graham Ellis - background and • views
Philosophies of working as a town councillor
The Role of the Town Council and Councillors
How YOU can help and • Contact me
Links to other web sites and • pictures
Looked for bypass
Matched 89 times in 29 out of 203 blogs
Regional Issues - bypassing Melksham?posted on 20th September 2022long 8 matches
ClimateFest - 2nd October 2022posted on 19th September 2022 3 matches
Searching my blogposted on 9th August 2022 1 match
Collecting a national award for MTUGposted on 17th July 2022 1 match
Planning Applications coming up on Mondayposted on 4th June 2022 1 match
2022/23 Town Council Structureposted on 23rd May 2022 1 match
Welcome to the new Mayor, and Committeesposted on 17th May 2022 1 match
"Would you stand for Mayor?"posted on 15th May 2022really long! 1 match
Bridge to ASDA?posted on 19th February 2022 5 matches
Review of 2021posted on 24th December 2021really long! 1 match
"Town Council" or "Town Councillor"?posted on 27th September 2021long 2 matches
Neighbourhood Issuesposted on 21st September 2021 1 match
Climate Strategy Consultationposted on 6th September 2021long 1 match
Town Hall meeting summaryposted on 10th August 2021really long! 6 matches
Speeches! Assembly Hall and Bypassposted on 9th August 2021long 8 matches
Bypass (my response)posted on 8th August 2021 1 match
Bypass (again)posted on 7th August 2021long 8 matches
Footpath blockage - Alder Way to Conigre Meadposted on 6th August 2021 1 match
Melksham Assembly Hallposted on 4th August 2021long 1 match
Councillor Interaction on Social Mediaposted on 31st July 2021long 1 match
My personal short cutsposted on 22nd July 2021 9 matches
Cleveland Bridge, Bath - and what it means for Melkshamposted on 18th June 2021really long! 6 matches
On a bypass for Melksham - view and alternativesposted on 13th June 2021really long! 7 matches
Sustainable Transport Briefing - Melkshamposted on 24th May 2021really long! 1 match
Chamber of Commerce - my record thereposted on 23rd April 2021 1 match
Postal votes are arriving - please vote wiselyposted on 22nd April 2021 1 match
Melksham Bypass - answering "are you for or against"?posted on 18th April 2021long 6 matches
On Melksham Bypass and housing growthposted on 17th April 2021 3 matches
Making it walkable to the station - saving lifts and drivingposted on 8th April 2021 2 matches
Look now for
Transport and the Assembly Hall coming to ClimateFestposted on 1st October 2022  
Melksham Town Council - Grantsposted on 26th September 2022  
Area Board Reportposted on 22nd September 2022  
Regional Issues - bypassing Melksham?posted on 20th September 2022long 8 matches
ClimateFest - 2nd October 2022posted on 19th September 2022 3 matches
Hire charges - Assembly Hall and Town Hallposted on 15th September 2022  
Electric Bus Demonstration, 17.9.2022posted on 13th September 2022  
Passing of Queen Elizabeth IIposted on 9th September 2022  
Melksham and District Linkposted on 4th September 2022  
Where should we spend your money next year?posted on 3rd September 2022really long!  
Is there a conflict of interest?
Melksham Town / Wiltshire Unitary
posted on 1st September 2022long  
Car Parking - Campus, Blue Badge, etcposted on 30th August 2022  
Assembly Hall - looking forwardposted on 29th August 2022  
ClimateFest - 17th September 2022posted on 27th August 2022  
Planning for Melksham Town for next yearposted on 26th August 2022long  
Assembly Hall - new start friends meeting - 25.8.2022posted on 23rd August 2022  
Melksham Campus - resident questionsposted on 22nd August 2022really long!  
Melksham bus and car park price changes from 1.9.2022posted on 20th August 2022long  
A350 NOT to be national strategic route?posted on 19th August 2022  
Open online democracy and plastic elephantsposted on 18th August 2022long  
Safari Animals in Melkshamposted on 17th August 2022long  
What happens in the Market Place?posted on 16th August 2022  
Questions about Melksham Campusposted on 15th August 2022long  
Byelaws - KGV Parkposted on 14th August 2022really long!  
Sensory Garden and other projectsposted on 13th August 2022long  
Extrordinary meeting report (1) - 9.8.2022posted on 10th August 2022  
Searching my blogposted on 9th August 2022 1 match
Our Town - 7.8.2022posted on 8th August 2022  
Friends Garden - a quiet oasisposted on 6th August 2022  
How come it's just one standingposted on 5th August 2022long  
Planning for our futureposted on 3rd August 2022  
AHWG - Terms of Referenceposted on 2nd August 2022long  
Opening of Melksham Community Campusposted on 1st August 2022short  
Assembly Hall Working Group - setupposted on 31st July 2022  
Council Projects - systemic updateposted on 30th July 2022  
"Homes for Ukraine" - an updateposted on 29th July 2022really long!  
Getting to Melksham Campus by Busposted on 28th July 2022  
A dozen updates from full councilposted on 26th July 2022long  
Assembly Hall Working Groupposted on 24th July 2022  
Should your Town Council be involved?posted on 23rd July 2022  
Is everyone welcome?posted on 19th July 2022  
Working for the communityposted on 18th July 2022  
Collecting a national award for MTUGposted on 17th July 2022 1 match
Peter Blackburn, R.I.P.posted on 14th July 2022  
Please don't overhangposted on 11th July 2022  
Labour Club - demolition - and how planning has workedposted on 9th July 2022long  
Behind closed doors?posted on 7th July 2022long  
Assembly Hall - looking forwardposted on 4th July 2022  
Public owned estate in Melkshamposted on 3rd July 2022long  
Reasons why progress is slowposted on 1st July 2022long  
KGV Park - Status of various projectsposted on 28th June 2022long  
Area Board - priorities for the next yearposted on 23rd June 2022  
Campus opening August - big THANK YOUsposted on 22nd June 2022  
Safeeguarding those around youposted on 17th June 2022  
Planning Applications coming up on Mondayposted on 4th June 2022 1 match
Local Heritage Assetsposted on 28th May 2022  
2022/23 Town Council Structureposted on 23rd May 2022 1 match
Questions to a Town Councillorposted on 22nd May 2022long  
Learning basics - life in Melksham, UKposted on 20th May 2022  
Welcome to the new Mayor, and Committeesposted on 17th May 2022 1 match
24 hours - a long time in local politicsposted on 16th May 2022  
"Would you stand for Mayor?"posted on 15th May 2022really long! 1 match
Far away, but still learningposted on 20th April 2022  
One year on - Environmentposted on 9th April 2022  
Assembly Hall - name and rate change?posted on 6th April 2022  
One year on - Opennessposted on 4th April 2022  
One year on - Equalityposted on 3rd April 2022  
Linking sponsors in the UK to guests from Ukraineposted on 2nd April 2022  
Annual Parish Meetingsposted on 20th March 2022  
Melksham resources on Facebookposted on 18th March 2022  
Trolling may feel good but does not helpposted on 13th March 2022  
Who should be Mayor for the next year?posted on 12th March 2022  
Museum for Melksham?posted on 11th March 2022  
A solution looking for a Problem?posted on 10th March 2022  
Ukraine. Welcoming refugees and sending aidposted on 7th March 2022long  
Facebook Moderation - Friends of Assembly Hallposted on 1st March 2022  
A Virtual Hub for Melkshamposted on 28th February 2022long  
PAID Blue Badge parking in Melksham from 1.4.2022 ?!posted on 27th February 2022really long!  
Melksham Town Hall / Ukrainian flagposted on 26th February 2022long  
Melksham South Play Areasposted on 23rd February 2022long  
Waterloo Live - the Assembly Hall's Waterloo?posted on 20th February 2022  
Bridge to ASDA?posted on 19th February 2022 5 matches
Happy to Chatposted on 13th February 2022  
Campus - what to do with other public assetsposted on 26th January 2022  
Town precept - how Melksham comparesposted on 1st January 2022  
Review of 2021posted on 24th December 2021really long! 1 match
Who do I contact about what - Christmas and the rest of the year tooposted on 23rd December 2021  
Work starting on Melksham Houseposted on 15th December 2021  
Melksham Town Council precept set for 2022/3posted on 14th December 2021  
SOB - State of Our Busesposted on 12th December 2021long  
Should Melksham borrow a million?posted on 10th December 2021  
Back in Melksham, but not at tonight's meetingposted on 29th November 2021  
I do not leakposted on 19th November 2021  
Melk039 - letter to residentposted on 17th November 2021long  
Melksham Town Council budget 2022/23posted on 15th November 2021long  
Campus Pictures - 12.11.21posted on 13th November 2021  
Cycle and public footpaths - Melksham Southposted on 10th November 2021long  
Train service cuts push people back to drivingposted on 4th November 2021  
Branding, dogs and cyclesposted on 27th October 2021  
Zoom council meetingsposted on 26th October 2021  
How hard can hybrid be?posted on 23rd October 2021  
Save the Train rolls againposted on 22nd October 2021  
Through trains, London to Trowbridgeposted on 13th October 2021  
Bus and train working togetherposted on 5th October 2021  
What is climate change?posted on 4th October 2021  
Climate Strategy (Consultation)posted on 3rd October 2021really long!  
Consultationsposted on 2nd October 2021  
Council help for The Hub?posted on 29th September 2021long  
Car Share - the futureposted on 28th September 2021  
"Town Council" or "Town Councillor"?posted on 27th September 2021long 2 matches
FoMAH - changed meeting venue
meeting report
posted on 24th September 2021long  
Area Board - Summary, 22.9.2021posted on 23rd September 2021long  
Neighbourhood Issuesposted on 21st September 2021 1 match
Options to get to the stationposted on 20th September 2021  
Alternative Path?posted on 15th September 2021  
FoMAH - This Week (13.9.2021)posted on 13th September 2021long  
Melksham Transport User Groupposted on 12th September 2021  
Staff and role changes at MTCposted on 11th September 2021long  
Dog Bark - KGV Parkposted on 10th September 2021long  
Upcoming Bus Improvementsposted on 8th September 2021  
on Personal Electric Vehiclesposted on 7th September 2021  
Climate Strategy Consultationposted on 6th September 2021long 1 match
First three months - interviewposted on 3rd September 2021  
FoMAH (Assembly Hall) Meeting - this eveningposted on 2nd September 2021  
Evening without a carposted on 1st September 2021  
Hollybobs and Cafesposted on 24th August 2021  
Welcoming to Melkshamposted on 19th August 2021  
Event Spaces - working togetherposted on 18th August 2021  
Help ME to help THEM help YOUposted on 17th August 2021long  
friends of Melksham Assembly Hallposted on 16th August 2021  
Town Hall meeting summaryposted on 10th August 2021really long! 6 matches
Speeches! Assembly Hall and Bypassposted on 9th August 2021long 8 matches
Bypass (my response)posted on 8th August 2021 1 match
Bypass (again)posted on 7th August 2021long 8 matches
Footpath blockage - Alder Way to Conigre Meadposted on 6th August 2021 1 match
Looking forward - Assembly Hallposted on 5th August 2021long  
Melksham Assembly Hallposted on 4th August 2021long 1 match
Get your Covid vaccination TODAYposted on 3rd August 2021  
Staff announcementsposted on 1st August 2021  
Councillor Interaction on Social Mediaposted on 31st July 2021long 1 match
Picture Melksham - MAPGposted on 24th July 2021  
My personal short cutsposted on 22nd July 2021 9 matches
Your representative within your communityposted on 21st July 2021long  
Melksham - Within and Withoutposted on 20th July 2021  
Burning our waste in Wiltshireposted on 19th July 2021long  
Please continue to wear your facemaskposted on 17th July 2021  
Online from next Monday
Town Council public meetings
posted on 16th July 2021long  
Consultation or consultation?
Survey or survey?
posted on 15th July 2021  
First two months - a bit about council meetingsposted on 13th July 2021long  
Melksham Tidy - at Station Volunteeringposted on 4th July 2021long  
Under 5 mile journey. Why not cycle?posted on 28th June 2021  
Town Visioning Day - initial reportposted on 27th June 2021  
Town Visioning Day - upcomingposted on 26th June 2021  
Moving forward - assets and amenitiesposted on 22nd June 2021  
Melksham Town Council, Environment, Climateposted on 20th June 2021  
Cleveland Bridge, Bath - and what it means for Melkshamposted on 18th June 2021really long! 6 matches
Road Works - Spa Road - Pedestrian issueposted on 15th June 2021  
Passengers returning to the trainsposted on 14th June 2021  
On a bypass for Melksham - view and alternativesposted on 13th June 2021really long! 7 matches
New Councillor at Annual Town Meetingposted on 25th May 2021  
Sustainable Transport Briefing - Melkshamposted on 24th May 2021really long! 1 match
My roles on Melksham Town Councilposted on 18th May 2021  
Strategy and tacticsposted on 16th May 2021  
Early days - now a Melksham Town Councillorposted on 14th May 2021  
Graham Ellis - elected to Melksham Town Council
Independent for South Ward
posted on 10th May 2021  
Thank you for voting - How I reached youposted on 8th May 2021  
Thank you for voting - results awaitedposted on 7th May 2021  
Election Day!posted on 6th May 2021  
Please vote - here are your polling stationsposted on 5th May 2021  
Graham Ellis - your candidate revealedposted on 4th May 2021  
Cycling (and signage, safety and security) - Melkshamposted on 3rd May 2021long  
Melksham Train Service - then, now, futureposted on 2nd May 2021really long!  
A Tale of Two Cities Cafesposted on 1st May 2021  
On reaching everyone with my messageposted on 30th April 2021long  
Recap - why I am standing for Town Council in 2021posted on 29th April 2021  
Writing to inform residents and othersposted on 28th April 2021  
Why is a big double decker running up my street?posted on 27th April 2021long  
Wiltshire - how each vote works (PCC, Unitary and Town/Parish)posted on 26th April 2021  
Melksham Marketsposted on 25th April 2021  
It IS possible to slash private car mileage and still get around!posted on 24th April 2021long  
Chamber of Commerce - my record thereposted on 23rd April 2021 1 match
Postal votes are arriving - please vote wiselyposted on 22nd April 2021 1 match
Voting analysis - Melksham South Wardposted on 21st April 2021  
Improving Bus services - England to Melksham Southposted on 20th April 2021  
Promoting Melksham in Readingposted on 19th April 2021  
Melksham Bypass - answering "are you for or against"?posted on 18th April 2021long 6 matches
On Melksham Bypass and housing growthposted on 17th April 2021 3 matches
Town Councillor - job spec and what I can do for youposted on 16th April 2021  
Melksham Public transport - a growing need in the next decadeposted on 15th April 2021long  
Addressing Issues - School drop offs and pick upsposted on 14th April 2021long  
Persistance pays - overcoming political hurdlesposted on 13th April 2021  
Melksham, litter picking volunteerposted on 12th April 2021  
Big changes in our streets - electric car chargingposted on 11th April 2021  
How does Melksham Town spend your Council Tax?posted on 10th April 2021  
Online answer questions, every 4 days.posted on 9th April 2021  
Making it walkable to the station - saving lifts and drivingposted on 8th April 2021 2 matches
From 2 empty trains to 9 busy ones. Next, buses!posted on 7th April 2021  
Campaigning in partnership, and with passion, for Melkshamposted on 6th April 2021long  
Rubbish bins - do we need even more?posted on 5th April 2021  
Melksham Town Centreposted on 4th April 2021  
An Introduction to Graham Ellisposted on 2nd April 2021  
Four in a Bedposted on 1st April 2021  
Restoring old buildingsposted on 31st March 2021  
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