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Local group saddened by lack of support for CCTV

THE chair of the recently formed Melksham CCTV  group, Adrienne Westbrook, says she is very disappointed that Melksham Area Board did not support the group’s grant application for…

Papa John’s claims a ‘pizza’ the town centre

PLANS for a new pizza takeaway in the town centre have been given the green light to go-ahead, despite residents’ objections. Pizza takeaway and delivery company, Papa John’s, has…

Melksham’s over 65s next for vaccine

MELKSHAM’S Covid-19 vaccination roll out continues to gather pace. The Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network (PCN), has now begun offering vaccinations to the next priority…

Next steps for town’s ‘age friendly’ status

AGE Friendly Melksham has said that it is making plans for the town’s ‘age friendly’ status to be recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Over the next six months,…

Carnival cancelled but memories can still spread carnival joy

MELKSHAM Carnival has become the latest event of 2021 to be cancelled due to ongoing Covid restrictions. The carnival was scheduled to take place in July. Instead, the carnival’s committee…

Veteran’s month of half marathons challenge!

THE manager of a local supermarket is attempting to complete 28 half marathons this month to raise money for charity. Steve Kerfoot – who works at the Co-op Food…

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Prospective candidates and agents invited to election webinar

With local elections less than three months away, prospective candidates and agents are being invited…

RSPCA appeals for information after puppy is found dead in a pet carrier

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead puppy was discovered in a pet…

More houses for Melksham? Plan for 170 new houses revealed

More houses for Melksham? Plan for 170 new houses revealed

PLANS for 170 new houses on land to the west of the A350, to the…

Police candidate responds to “no confidence” petition

Local councillor, Jonathon Seed, who is standing for election to be the next Police and…

Melksham Without Parish Council precept & budget 2021/22

MELKSHAM Without Parish Council has agreed to a reduction in precept of 1.5% for 2021/22,…

Community should be ‘proud’ of pandemic volunteers

THE work of the Melksham Community Support volunteers has been hailed as something the whole town…

CCTV project ‘on hold’ after grant deferal

PLANS for a new CCTV system covering the town could be delayed for up to six…

Age Friendly Melksham win Lottery grant to help launch friendly phone call service

THE National Lottery Local Community Fund have awarded Age Friendly Melksham a £2,044 grant to…

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

Carer Support Wiltshire launch fundraising appeal

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched by Carer Support Wiltshire that will raise money to give unpaid carers in Wiltshire a break. Many of us have found…

Local business needs more laptops to help home school

MORE than 70 refurbished laptops have been gifted to school children and young people in Wiltshire to help with their home schooling during the pandemic. Melksham Oak…

Time to don your cape!

DOROTHY House Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking…

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Would you like to be one of the next Melksham Town councillors? Local elections are coming up in May - for town, parish and unitary roles - and residents are being encouraged to think about whether they would like to volunteer for their community.

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Shaw Hill to join speeding campaign.

Traffic on Shaw Hill on the A365 will be encouraged to observe the 30mph speed limit as part of a speed indicator device scheme.

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