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Interested Residents for Parks and Open Space Needed

Malmesbury Town Council believe the provision of safe and suitable play equipment and open space is paramount to the health and well-being of our residents, and has worked hard to provide this service for a number of years.

With more financially challenging times ahead it is important we maintain this provision to reflect the changing needs of the community, and in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  As such, we are looking for volunteers from the community to join local groups of interested residents to support the management of the play parks and open spaces which are either owned by, or the responsibility of, the Town Council.

Currently this relates to the following areas:

  1. St. Aldhelms Mead/Cuckingstool Mead
  2. White Lion Park play park
  3. Filands play park
  4. Reeds Farm play park
  5. Newnton Grove play park
  6. St. Aldhelms Mead play park

Ideally we would have a small group for each of the areas above. Governance and reporting arrangements will be through existing committees and working groups of the Town Council, and the purpose of each group is to:

  • monitor the physical equipment and furniture in each area and report directly to the Town Clerk on any defects or issues which compromise the health and safety of users, affect the enjoyment of the area or present a reputational risk to Malmesbury Town Council.
  • consult on the evolution of each area to ensure the differing needs and expectation of all our residents, where reasonable and practicable, are met.
  • identify and make recommendations on replacement/alternative equipment and furniture, other leisure needs, safety issues and other opportunities (business, financial or otherwise) giving due consideration to our financial responsibilities as a local authority.
  • identify and secure available funding streams to assist in the setting up, running, maintenance and improvement of play parks and open spaces particularly in line with national health and well-being and local youth engagement strategies and agendas.
  • review annually, or as required, the relevant RoSPA (condition) reports and determine any actions required.

We believe that within our community there are the skills required to assist us in ensuring the future viability and enjoyment of our play parks and open spaces, and would encourage residents to put their names forward to join one, or more, of the groups. Meeting frequency and times will be agreed by each group but may include evenings.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st October with your contact details, the group(s) you would like to be a member of, and a short paragraph outlining how you believe you can add value to the initiative.

In common with the role of a Town Councillor, these roles are voluntary and therefore unpaid.

We are looking to bring the groups online during the winter.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Cllr Wayne Jones, Chair – Open Spaces Working Group

When we are open again after the Coronavirus situation…

Organisation or Group: Athelstan Museum
Opportunity: Museum
Position Description: Welcoming and orientating visitors, dealing with enquiries and questions, making sales and operating the till.
What we Do: Athelstan Museum tells the story of Malmesbury from our Museum in the Town Hall, our new Rausing Building and through education and events.
Where: Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury Town Hall
When: Saturdays or Sundays
Time: Two hour shifts agreed in advance on average between once a week and once a month
Skills or Experience Needed: Training and support will be given on operating the till and operating equipment in the museum and health and safety.
Practical Considerations: You will enjoy this role if you like meeting and helping the public and will be happy operating the shop till. Having some knowledge about the history of Malmesbury or a willingness to learn will help. Weekend Museum volunteers work in teams of two.
Other Information: This is a great chance to join a vibrant and growing volunteer team. There are lots of other ways to get involved too, for example with the collection team, the education team and helping at events.
Email to Apply: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


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