- Packed Melksham Area Board hears latest Campus plans
- Campus update at Melksham Area Board
- Melksham Community Campus project takes a step forward with work due to start on football and rugby facilities
- Campus in Melksham has been named
- Football and Rugby Clubs to stay put for next season
- Logo and name consultation
- COB update 19.12.2014
Community campuses will be developed through input from local people making sure that each campus is as individual as the community it serves. They will provide the services communities need in one easy-to-access location – placing customers and their needs at the heart of future plans. The aim is to make maximum and efficient use of the council’s buildings – both new and existing – and create campuses that deliver more for local communities.
The Shadow COB and the Melksham Community Area Partnership undertook extensive consultation and research which formed the basis of the campus development business case. This was approved by Wiltshire Council cabinet in December 2011, which was to include 3 developments:
– New football and rugby facilities
– The Market place improvements
– Melksham House community campus
Construction has started on the new £7M rugby and football development at Woolmore Farm, which is projected to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season (Summer 2016). There will be a state-of-the-art clubhouse, 12 football pitches and 4 rugby pitches. The sports clubs will move from the Melksham House site at the end of the 2015-16 season.
The Melksham community campus and the market place both have detailed schemes that have been researched, designed and consulted on, however, they are currently unaffordable with the identified budget available. The campus at Melksham House has conditional planning permission, which was granted in 2014.
On 9 September 2015 the Melksham Campus Project Board were formed with the following aim:
To work with council officers, residents, clubs, groups and partners to put forward campus recommendations to the Area Board within a timely manner, which delivers a campus for the Melksham community area within the agreed budget.
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This page was last updated on 10th September 2015.