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Plans unveiled for new Berryfield village hall

Plans unveiled for new Berryfield village hall

A planning application for a new village hall at Berryfield has been submitted. “Melksham Without Parish Council and BASRAG (Berryfield & Semington Road Action Group) are excited to…

Nursing the world to health

Nursing the world to health

WHEN the International Council of Nurses set the theme for International Nurses Day 2020 as “nursing the world to health”, little did they know that on this Tuesday…

RSPCA receives reports of 19 abandoned animals in Wiltshire during coronavirus lockdown

RSPCA receives reports of 19 abandoned animals in Wiltshire during coronavirus lockdown

More than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals to RSPCA nationally since lockdown began THE RSPCA has received more than 1,600 reports of abandoned animals across England & Wales…

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 & Beyond…

College introduces English speaking online courses

College introduces English speaking online courses

WITH large numbers of people living in the area wanting to improve their English, Wiltshire College & University Centre is delighted to have moved its part-time course online.…

Smile – Donate – Nominate

Smile – Donate – Nominate

WE applaud our NHS, we clap for our carers, we paint rainbows to show our support – and now we need your best smile to share with our…

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 vulnerable…

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub delivers its 1,000th food parcel

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub delivers its 1,000th food parcel

THE Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub, set up by Wiltshire Council as a response to COVID-19, has delivered its 1,000th food parcel this week to support vulnerable residents of the…

Youth workers helped to keep young people at home with Wiltshire Community Foundation grant

Youth workers helped to keep young people at home with Wiltshire Community Foundation grant

A WILTSHIRE Community Foundation grant is helping youth workers warn young people as young as 11 about the risks of defying the lockdown to congregate on the streets…

This Issue

Latest news and events from Melksham Our Community Matters

Latest news and events from Melksham Our Community Matters

Click on the headline of each story for more information. Measures being put in place…

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…

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…

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…

Government gives green light for next stage in Wiltshire’s special schools investment

Government gives green light for next stage in Wiltshire’s special schools investment

PLANS to invest in special school education moved a step forward today after Government officials…

Cat crisis: RSPCA reveals it received 57 reports about cats in Wiltshire since lockdown

Cat crisis: RSPCA reveals it received 57 reports about cats in Wiltshire since lockdown

As the kitten season gets underway, the charity warns it could see an influx of…

Melksham Town Council meetings going live online

Melksham Town Council meetings going live online

MELKSHAM Town Council, for the first time ever, is to hold an Economic Development and…

The latest news and advice on COVID-19

The latest news and advice on COVID-19

Staying alert and safe   NHS test and trace: how it works The NHS test…

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

New booklet helps families prepare for return to school

A new information booklet to help parents prepare their children for the return to school…

Parking charges to be reintroduced at all Wiltshire Council car parks

Parking charges to be reintroduced at all Wiltshire Council car parks

WILTSHIRE Council will reintroduce parking charges at all car parks, and on residential and on-street…

We did it! Melksham Town FC raises £10,000 to save the club

We did it! Melksham Town FC raises £10,000 to save the club

MELKSHAM Town has reached its £10,000 fund-raising target which will help keep the club afloat…

Three police officers avoid serious injury after being assaulted during medical incident in Melksham

Three police officers avoid serious injury after being assaulted during medical incident in Melksham

THREE police officers avoided serious injury after being assaulted by a man with a screwdriver…

Gabrielle Aplin & Jack Savoretti to play Airwaves festival – full line-up announced

Gabrielle Aplin & Jack Savoretti to play Airwaves festival – full line-up announced

THE final line-up for Airwaves festival has been announced – with Gabrielle Aplin and Jack…

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

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…

Youngster’s Keepy Uppy Football Challenge raises £1250 for the NHS

Youngster’s Keepy Uppy Football Challenge raises £1250 for the NHS

FOOTBALL loving youngster Lewis Hayward has come up with a unique way to raise money for the NHS. He has already raised over £1,250 with his Keepy…

Help Dorothy House if you need a mortgage or a mortgage review

Help Dorothy House if you need a mortgage or a mortgage review

ARE you looking for a mortgage or a review of your existing mortgage? If so, you can help the local charity Dorothy House without costing you anything.…

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