Melksham, located in Wiltshire, is situated on the River Avon. It is located to the north of Wiltshire and is about 19 kilometers from Bath. A medium sized town, visitors will find that Melksham offers plenty to see and do. There are a range of eateries and restaurants located in Melksham as well as the local area. In addition, there are numerous accommodation options from which to choose as well. The town can be easily accessed from other local towns in the area and there are ample public transportation options available.
The English town of Melksham is in West Wiltshire on the banks of the River Avon. The town of Melksham is located about twelve miles to the south east of the city of Bath, about eight mile west of Devizes, seven miles south of the area of Chippenham and also about fourteen miles north of Warminster. The town of Melksham includes the nearby area of Berryfield and Bowerhill and the wide town area has a population of about twenty thousand. The town of Melksham is the largest town in Wiltshire.
The functions of the local government are concerned with the roads, the school, social services, emergency planning and also recycling. The local government for the town of Melksham is Wiltshire County Council. The town of Melksham also falls under the control of the district council of West Wiltshire and this government is concerned with housing, leisure services, waste disposal and also development control. During the early part of 2009 the county council and the district council were abolished and one unitary authority, which is known as Wiltshire Council now runs it all.
The town and parish of Melksham incorporate a number of the local surrounding village and these include Bowerhill, Beanacre and also Berryfield.
The town of Melksham is home to a wide range of industries and this includes Avon Rubber, which was once part of the Avon Tyre Company. The Avon Rubber Company employs about three hundred people.