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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
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Facebook Group - Melksham South Wardposted on 2nd January 2024long 1 match
Candidates announced - Melksham South by-electionposted on 11th December 2023long 1 match
Melksham Town Council - who's whoposted on 18th May 2023long 1 match
Coaches, Melkshamposted on 27th April 2023 2 matches
My "important" and "action" Melksham survey - RESULTSposted on 24th April 2023long 1 match
How to reach meposted on 11th April 2023long 1 match
What's Important to YOU?posted on 9th April 2023really long! 1 match
To whom shall I rant?posted on 21st March 2023 1 match
Vision 5, 10, 15 yearsposted on 18th March 2023really long! 5 matches
Carnival and PiP - why not?posted on 2nd March 2023long 2 matches
Town Centre Masterplan - Consultationposted on 8th February 2023 1 match
Looking forward - 2023, Melksham Townposted on 2nd January 2023really long! 1 match
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
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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!  
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  
Splash Pad - Opening days and hours for 2024posted on 7th February 2024long  
Connected Wards and Parishesposted on 5th February 2024  
Assembly Hall Melksham, Thursday 8th February 2024posted on 3rd February 2024long  
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  
What's Happening in Melksham?posted on 25th January 2024  
Bristol Airport - Melksham by busposted on 24th January 2024  
Melksham Town Council - precept for 2024/25posted on 23rd January 2024long  
Popular shows support the Assembly Hallposted on 21st January 2024  
Assembly Hall - my Forbidden Nights experienceposted on 20th January 2024long  
Renewing Victorian Pipeworkposted on 19th January 2024  
Can YOU help?posted on 17th January 2024  
Draft Budget 2024/5posted on 16th January 2024  
Ongoing Town Council projectsposted on 15th January 2024  
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  
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 1 match
Car Parking at Melksham Campus from 8.1.24posted on 1st January 2024  
Ideas for 2023 awardsposted on 31st December 2023  
Looking ahead to 2024posted on 30th December 2023really long!  
Who's who into 2024, Melksham Town Councilposted on 29th December 2023  
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  
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  
CONSULTATION - Walking and Cycling routes in Melkshamposted on 4th December 2023  
THANK YOU - Christmas light eventposted on 3rd December 2023  
Travelling home before Christmasposted on 2nd December 2023  
Welcome to December 2023posted on 1st December 2023  
I am still free to speakposted on 28th November 2023  
Assembly Hall - Friends' offer of supportposted on 27th November 2023long  
By-election, South Wardposted on 26th November 2023  
Will Town Council staff be allowed to share in future?posted on 25th November 2023long  
Council Agenda - what may interest YOUposted on 22nd November 2023  
Rail service - meeting with GWRposted on 20th November 2023  
Faresaver - Whippet to Bath, x31 and 272posted on 19th November 2023  
Melksham needs appropiate "Siftware"posted on 18th November 2023long  
Blue Pool and Assembly Hall - what YOU wantposted on 16th November 2023  
News Briefs - what's happening where?posted on 15th November 2023  
What should your Town Council do next year?posted on 13th November 2023  
JMNPII - Any questions - please ask meposted on 12th November 2023  
Blue Pool & Assembly Hall - Looking Aheadposted on 8th November 2023really long!  
Town Council Answers, 5.11.2023posted on 6th November 2023long  
Open Consultations - YOUR inputs requestedposted on 5th November 2023  
Councillor Vacancy in South Wardposted on 4th November 2023  
Questions to Melksham Town Council for 30.10.23posted on 30th October 2023long  
People like us - Unite to Surviveposted on 29th October 2023  
Environment Working Group - MTCposted on 26th October 2023long  
Who do I contacts about ...posted on 25th October 2023  
Public Transport - Melksham - October 2023posted on 22nd October 2023  
Seeking comment on the JMNPII Framework itselfposted on 21st October 2023long  
Cooper Tires and the Neighbourhod Planposted on 19th October 2023  
Neighbourhood Plan - open for consultationposted on 15th October 2023long  
Draft Joint Melksham Neighbourhood Plan IIposted on 11th October 2023long  
Lighting in KGV Parkposted on 10th October 2023  
In planning, for land south of Melksham Townposted on 9th October 2023  
Planning - for everything and anythingposted on 8th October 2023  
HS2 phase 2 cancellation - effect on Melkshamposted on 7th October 2023long  
Planning - should we have looked across the road?posted on 4th October 2023  
How does planning work?posted on 1st October 2023long  
Planning - big consultation weekposted on 30th September 2023long  
My "Update Needed" list and comment on council structureposted on 29th September 2023really long!  
Splash Pad - my last shiftposted on 28th September 2023  
Millenium Post. Where are we going?posted on 27th September 2023long  
Full Council highlights, 25.9.2023posted on 26th September 2023long  
350 pages and I feel ill informed!posted on 25th September 2023  
Melksham Town - some statisticsposted on 22nd September 2023  
Can a private citizen make a difference?posted on 21st September 2023long  
Decision on Blue Pool to be taken behind closed doors next Monday?posted on 20th September 2023really long!  
Which councillors actually attend meetings? - Subbingposted on 18th September 2023long  
Yes - you can!posted on 17th September 2023  
Rail Conference - and looking ahead for Melksham Trainsposted on 14th September 2023long  
Lost meeting and Campus Parkingposted on 13th September 2023long  
ClimateFest - Thank You and where we areposted on 10th September 2023long  
YES, we have Air Conditioning!posted on 8th September 2023  
SplashPad - extended September Hoursposted on 5th September 2023  
Thank you - helpers at Food and River Festivalposted on 4th September 2023  
Autumn - Trains and Assembly Hall programsposted on 3rd September 2023long  
Come along, listen, ask, learnposted on 2nd September 2023  
Campus Parking - to be free for three hoursposted on 27th August 2023  

Thank you for voting Graham Ellis onto Melksham Town Council

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