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We’re back!

We’re back!

AS we prepared to be go to press with our last edition of Melksham Independent News, back in March, nobody could have imagined how everybody’s lives would be…

Concerns over  campus project as  Wiltshire Council  faces £50m shortfall

Concerns over campus project as Wiltshire Council faces £50m shortfall

QUESTIONS have been raised about the future of the Melksham Community Campus project, with some town councillors asking how the project can go ahead as Wiltshire Council could…

Your town  needs you!

Your town needs you!

MELKSHAM News is launching a new campaign to encourage the community to ‘Shop Local’ and support local businesses to help them get back on their feet. Melksham’s shops…

Vital volunteer service will continue

THE team behind the Melksham Community Response team, which has helped hundreds of vulnerable people during the pandemic, has said that they plan for the service to continue,…

Melksham News talks to local businesses

Following the latest round of lockdown easing, non-essential shops re-opened on 15th June bringing more people back to the town centre. Here, Melksham News talks to a few…

Extra financial support for vulnerable households

Extra financial support for vulnerable households

SOME Wiltshire residents of working age will pay less council tax due to a Government-funded scheme to support people from the impact of COVID-19. This latest support package…

Public Q and A Launched on Wiltshire Police Website In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

Public Q and A Launched on Wiltshire Police Website In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic

A public Q&A has launched on the Wiltshire Police website today in response to the Covid19 pandemic.  Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson…

Raise much needed funds to support Melksham RFC

Raise much needed funds to support Melksham RFC

MELKSHAM Rugby Club has launched a £5,000 fund-raising campaign to help it survive during the Covid-19 crisis. “The club has taken the decision to crowdfund as we lost…

This Issue

Council dismisses lockdown suggestions

Wiltshire Council has dismissed suggestions the county could be one of the next locations in…

Crime updates for Melksham – 22/06/20 – 29/06/20

Crime updates for Melksham – 22/06/20 – 29/06/20

Here are the community relevant crimes that have been reported in the Melksham area. If…

Spotlight on some of the town’s incredible volunteers

Liz Sandell Why did you want to volunteer to help? Living alone and furloughed from…

Friendly phone calls – a lifeline for those stuck at home

The Friendly Phone Calls service that was set up due to the pandemic and is…

Community Response team – dealing with people’s prescriptions

AT the beginning of lockdown in March, many people over the age of 70 were…

Melksham ‘sews together’ for virus frontline workers

OVER 1,100 personal protection items, such as face masks, have been hand-made by local group…

Melksham community radio gets licence for go-ahead

A new community radio station for Melksham has been awarded a licence by the broadcasting…

New mayor is voted in

MELKSHAM’S new mayor is cllr Pat Aves, who was voted in by councillors at the…

Melksham’s Black Lives Matter protest hits international headlines

MELKSHAM’S Black Lives Matter protest, held in the Market Place earlier this month, has made international…

Covid-19 memorial garden planned for Semington

A Memorial garden is to be created at West Wiltshire Crematorium in Semington  as a…

Only a few days left to apply for the Discretionary Grant scheme

Only a few days left to apply for the Discretionary Grant scheme

APPLICATIONS for Wiltshire Council’s local Discretionary Grant scheme must be received by 5pm on Monday…

Volunteering and helping out

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

Knorr-Bremse Donate Face Shields to Local Care Homes

MELKSHAM-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK, have been manufacturing 3-D printed face masks and donating them to local care homes. “Knorr-Bremse wanted to do something in support of…

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

Rocking Horse Nursery children make bunting for Mavern’s elderly residents

THE children at Rocking Horse Nursery took VE Day bunting over the Mavern House Nursing Home to help the elderly residents celebrate VE Day. “Before lockdown we were…

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

VE Day Party Bags from the Melksham Community Meal team

THE Melksham Community Meals Team had a busy time for VE Day delivering party bags to 50 of their users. The oldest couple were Allan and Edna…

Things to do

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham – Online Youth Club – Tuesday and Thursdays

Young Melksham are launching our new online youth club. Join them online and join in with their online activities, live chats and fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoungMelkshamOnlineYouthClub/…

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

People asked to share their lockdown experiences

PEOPLE are being asked to share their stories and experiences of living in lockdown to help Wiltshire Council create a new archive. The council’s Wiltshire and Swindon…

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Blue Sky & Beyond: Bringing blue skies into your home

Pound Arts Corsham to host digital alternative to Blue Sky Festival 8-14 June 2020 It is with enormous pleasure that today Pound Arts launches Blue Sky &…

Staying well

Melksham gets in tune!

Melksham gets in tune!

A new community radio station for Melksham has been awarded a licence by the broadcasting industry regulator OFCOM, Bringing a new era of communication to Melksham and…

Dementia lifeline reopens

Dementia lifeline reopens

ALZHEIMER’S Support has resumed home support visits to people living with dementia in Wiltshire this week. The Wiltshire charity, which stopped visits to all but the most…

Father and son support people to be healthy

Father and son support people to be healthy

A member of Wiltshire Council’s Active Health team has enlisted the help of his son to put together a short exercise video to support those individuals who…

Fundraising

Youngster’s keepy uppy football challenge raised funds for NHS

FOOTBALL-loving youngster Lewis Hayward has come up with a unique way to raise money for the NHS. He has already raised  £1,292 with his Keepy Uppy Challenge…

Make a Will and help a local NHS charity

A new scheme this summer offers local people the opportunity of making or updating their Will with Goodwills and helping a local NHS related charity of their…

Local woman’s 2.6 challenge for Evie’s Gift

Local woman’s 2.6 challenge for Evie’s Gift

A local woman is taking part in a 2.6 challenge in memory of her husband, Mick, to raise money for the Melksham charity, Evie’s Gift. Karen Spence…

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