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Published: November 10, 2023

Wiltshire Council announce date for Melksham "Ask the Leader" Event

Wiltshire Council is continuing its series of community events across the county where people can ask questions to find out more about the work of the council, with the next event taking place in Melksham later this month.

Events are being held in each community area so they are convenient for people to attend and questions are relevant to the local area. The next event will take place at Melksham Campus in the library on 28 November, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

People are encouraged to ask any questions about the council, its objectives and priorities, and the challenges ahead. The events are an opportunity to put questions directly to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Clewer, and hear his thoughts and plans for the future.

Melksham South Councillor, Jon Hubbard, commented "I'm delighted that Cllr Clewer has chosen to include Melksham in his list of events. There is much that we disagree about but I do respect his decision to come out into the community and speak with people directly and answer their questions. That is something which has to be respected.

"I hope that residents will take this opportunity to ask Cllr Clewer some robust questions about what is happening in our community and across the county."

Previous events have taken place in Chippenham, Devizes, Westbury, Trowbridge, Salisbury, Southern Wiltshire and Calne.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to the Ask the Leader event in Calne, it was really useful to meet people face to face and hear their experiences of local issues. We had some really good discussions around possible solutions to local issues, which I will now take forward and explore.

“The next event takes place in Melksham on 28 November and I would encourage residents to come along and ask me any questions and find out more about the work we are doing.

“These events are a great way to ensure our priorities reflect those of our local communities. If people can’t make the event but would still like to ask a question, they can submit it in advance to communications@wiltshire.gov.uk

You can always get in touch with Cllr Jon Hubbard

01225 807969
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